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Re: The Classic Pass...

Sigh.
by Mike Rozek
07/21/11 02:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Classic Pass...
Replies: 46
Views: 3306

Re: The Classic Pass...

Hi "Funkytek", I have good and bad news for you. First, the good: You have identified something in other magician's work on the pass that you don't like, and therefore will work to eliminate in your own work on the move. Believe it or not, many new magicians never reach this point. Congrat...
by Mike Rozek
07/19/11 04:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Classic Pass...
Replies: 46
Views: 3306

Re: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley

Rich's online presence is actually pretty impressive. He's the first hit on Google when you search for his name. The info isn't for his magic, rather his wedding ministry.
by Mike Rozek
11/05/10 02:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley
Replies: 206
Views: 39299

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

I don't have any first hand info about these rumors, but I just spoke to a trusted friend who has spoken to some folks who would have knowledge of this. My friend confirmed the first two items in Richard's rumor post, but had no knowledge of items three and four. In fact my friend's view on the situ...
by Mike Rozek
10/27/10 07:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 7076

Re: Late Show David Letterman Presents Close-Up Magic Week!

All right...Just watched it again with fresh eyes, and I'm changing my opinion in my previous post. I was wrong. Letterman just wasn't a good audience last night. Jason was working with the situation presented and managed to get through it regardless. Returning to the moving of the mug bit was a gre...
by Mike Rozek
05/18/10 03:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 16423

Re: Late Show David Letterman Presents Close-Up Magic Week!

I'm sure Jason is a wonderful person, and I know that Letterman was a less-than-ideal audience for his magic, but he just didn't seem prepared. His handling (of both the cards and Letterman) was universally awkward.
by Mike Rozek
05/18/10 02:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 16423

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

So, had I actually read the entire thread instead of just the last few entries, I surely would have seen Dustin's note about the initial print count. To say that I skimmed the thread before posting would be an insult to actual thread skimmers.
by Mike Rozek
01/03/10 06:36 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 48
Views: 8874

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

I saw at least 2 copies on the shelf at the Taschen store at The Grove this evening. It would be pretty amazing if it is truly out of print. I believe the initial printing was approx. 9000 copies.
by Mike Rozek
01/03/10 03:56 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 48
Views: 8874

Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

My beautiful wife gave me the incredible Taschen book.
by Mike Rozek
12/26/09 04:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?
Replies: 52
Views: 5481

Re: Magic Castle BOD Elections

Hi Alan, I spoke with Maurice last night about this, and received a more than acceptable explanation for why he made this move. He was eager to clear up any misconceptions and, I'm sure, would be glad to do so with you if you were willing to listen. Not saying you'd agree (I'm almost certain you wou...
by Mike Rozek
12/15/09 03:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle BOD Elections
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Ok, Derek's video aside, I think all signs point to Tamariz. Paul Wilson practically "spells it out" for us, and Max's video has a nice little background reference to a Spanish artist.

Of course, I could be wrong:)
by Mike Rozek
11/23/09 10:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor
Replies: 35
Views: 5215

Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

This hardly seems possible, but....

Ricky Jay.
by Mike Rozek
11/20/09 02:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor
Replies: 35
Views: 5215

Re: Anyone heard of this card man?

I posted this earlier in the year on another forum. It all remains true: Howard is a good friend and killer card man. His technique is great, his effect and presentation construction are even better. He has a trick with a paper clip and a deck of cards that is a beautiful piece of magic. His spellin...
by Mike Rozek
11/04/09 05:58 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Anyone heard of this card man?
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Houdini's Magic Shop to Take Over the Magic Shop on Main Street in Disneyland

I was at Disneyland last night with my wife, and peeked inside the closed magic shop. The reports are accurate: it's empty, and construction has yet to begin. Really looking forward to the return of a "real" magic shop to Main Street, with enthusiastic and skilled demonstrators. Houdini cu...
by Mike Rozek
10/12/09 03:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini's Magic Shop to Take Over the Magic Shop on Main Street in Disneyland
Replies: 20
Views: 3435

Re: FSH: DVDs: Ackerman, Malone, Wilson. Castle Notebooks

Quick update: Castle Notebooks are sold. Thanks!
by Mike Rozek
09/25/09 01:49 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: DVDs: Ackerman, Malone, Wilson. Castle Notebooks
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Neil Patrick Harris Rocked on the Emmy Awards Tonight

It was like watching someone hit a 3 hour home run. Just a fantastic job.
by Mike Rozek
09/21/09 03:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Patrick Harris Rocked on the Emmy Awards Tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 1898

FSH: DVDs: Ackerman, Malone, Wilson. Castle Notebooks

Hi All! Please contact me if interested in any of the following: DVDs: Allan Ackerman's Advanced Card Control Series DVDs volumes 1 through 8: 110.00 Bill Malone Here I Go Again! Volumes 1-3: 60.00 Bill Malone On The Loose Volumes 1-4: 70.00 R. Paul Wilson on The Royal Road to Card Magic 5 DVD set: ...
by Mike Rozek
09/21/09 03:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: DVDs: Ackerman, Malone, Wilson. Castle Notebooks
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: WTB: Life, Death and Other Card Tricks; Castle Notebooks

Interesting, Mike...not sure what you meant by that.
by Mike Rozek
09/18/09 10:13 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Life, Death and Other Card Tricks; Castle Notebooks
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: WTB: Life, Death and Other Card Tricks; Castle Notebooks

Hi Dylan. I have the notebooks vols 1 through 4, and will consider selling as a set. They are all matching numbers.

Let me know if you are interested: mike@rozeks.com

Thanks!
by Mike Rozek
09/18/09 07:46 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Life, Death and Other Card Tricks; Castle Notebooks
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Ebay: Infamous Wesley James Expert at the Card Table 7 DVD set

Only a couple of hours left on this one. Current bid is $15. That's just over $2 per DVD! :) <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Erdnase-The-Expert-at-the-Card-Table-Wesley-James-7-DVD_W0QQitemZ270436518913QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_DVD_HD_DVD_Blu_ray?hash=item3ef745cc01&_trksid=p...
by Mike Rozek
08/07/09 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Infamous Wesley James Expert at the Card Table 7 DVD set
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Re: Ebay: Max Maven Nothing DVDs - Bargain ends in 10m

Sold, at a bargain:)
by Mike Rozek
08/07/09 06:19 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Max Maven Nothing DVDs - Bargain ends in 10m
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Ebay: Max Maven Nothing DVDs - Bargain ends in 10m

Hi there...FYI, I have the Max Maven Nothing set available on Ebay right now, and looks like someone is going to get a bargain. It's at $6.00 and there are only 12 minutes left. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Max-Maven-Nothing-2-DVD-set_W0QQitemZ270436413389QQcmdZViewItemQQp...
by Mike Rozek
08/07/09 03:13 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Max Maven Nothing DVDs - Bargain ends in 10m
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Jonathan Pendragon arrested

This is very sad. I heard that a fraction of a second after they put him in the back of the patrol car, he suddenly appeared on top of the car. The arresting officer was found handcuffed in the back seat wearing a different uniform. Witnesses said that although they had all seen the trick before, no...
by Mike Rozek
07/09/09 04:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Pendragon arrested
Replies: 52
Views: 12424

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks #4

Nevermind..must be a DNS issue @ my ISP. I changed DNS servers and can access the site now. Thanks!
by Mike Rozek
04/08/09 05:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks #4
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks #4

Steve, I've been trying to access the llpub site this morning without any luck. By any chance is the server down, or perhaps a recent DNS change that hasn't propagated yet?
by Mike Rozek
04/08/09 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks #4
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: Unreal Work DVD

Name my price, eh? Ok, fair enough...I'll part with mine for $100.
by Mike Rozek
03/26/09 03:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Unreal Work DVD
Replies: 14
Views: 3155

Re: Triumph

Tortuga, If I'm interpreting the video correctly, Kent's initial setup differs slightly (pun intended) from the Ortiz routine, in a way that makes the routine and initial display much more deceptive. Incidentally, if I'm correct about the initial state of the deck, there is an odd shift I've been wo...
by Mike Rozek
03/17/09 04:07 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 55166

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

Danny Cole
by Mike Rozek
02/11/09 03:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 18437

Re: Revelation has landed

Revelation arrived yesterday, and I'm stunned at how beautiful the book is. This book deserves every line of Jamy's wonderful review.

After work yesterday I brewed a pot of coffee and opened the book to the first page, cards in-hand. I still haven't slept.
by Mike Rozek
06/25/08 01:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 34111

Re: The MAGIC Castle?

Hi Sal, I think it's safe to say that your experience was not typical. While I have seen my share of rowdy audiences, it's often the nature of the business when that business includes selling drinks before every performance. What is an absolute shame is that had you picked up the show schedule at th...
by Mike Rozek
04/30/08 01:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The MAGIC Castle?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: Genii Forum is Back Online!

Congratulations! I know how much work goes into a board migration. Things look great!
by Mike Rozek
03/11/08 07:58 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Forum is Back Online!
Replies: 65
Views: 5082

Re: Health Updates

Will do! Additionally, I just sent you an email with some further details.

All the best,
Mike
by Mike Rozek
01/30/08 12:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Health Updates
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Health Updates

Originally posted by Dustin Stinett: So Mike, just out of curiosity: Did you see Max Maven Thinking in Person: An Evening of Knowing and Not Knowing during its first run (in 2005) at the Steve Allen Theater? Thanks, Dustin [/QB] No, but it's really interesting that you mention that show. My wife an...
by Mike Rozek
01/29/08 10:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Health Updates
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Health Updates

Originally posted by Dustin Stinett: I had my annual physical today. My doctor says I'm fat. And I thought it was just the clothes I've been wearing that made me look that way. I *knew* there was a reason that people keep calling me Dustin at the castle. We've never met, but I assume you are a hand...
by Mike Rozek
01/29/08 04:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Health Updates
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: John Carney is 50 today!

Happy Birthday, John!
by Mike Rozek
01/23/08 11:17 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: John Carney is 50 today!
Replies: 26
Views: 2542

Re: The Food At Magic Castle

I'm at the Castle about 3 times a week, and I usually eat from the appetizer menu at the bar when I'm there. I like the steak tips and the chili. My wife and I eat dinner at the castle once per month (it would be more often if the price of the food were more in line with our budget:), and we are par...
by Mike Rozek
12/17/07 12:32 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Food At Magic Castle
Replies: 58
Views: 1138

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

I've spent maybe 20 minutes with the copy that arrived yesterday. So far, it's a fascinating read. The only complaint that I have is that the book was packed, unwrapped, in newspaper. There are several places where the ink from the newspaper transferred to the edges of the book's paper. It's not how...
by Mike Rozek
12/11/07 04:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 262
Views: 58899

Re: Working Performer's Table/Case

Hi John!

Looked at the source of the page, and it appears that the images are linking directly to your local filesystem, rather than your web server's images directory. This would also explain why it's working for you and not us.

All the best,
Mike
by Mike Rozek
11/26/07 02:25 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Working Performer's Table/Case
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Joe and Scott - My wife and I were at the same performance. Scott, we sat in the 3rd and 4th seats from the left in the front row. My wife sat next to you. We saw you taking a ton of notes, and we were worried that you were going to miss something:) Anyway, here's my contribution to the discussion. ...
by Mike Rozek
11/20/07 04:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 52630

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Very quickly, and there was nothing of note. One interesting quote from John Gaughan in the 1994 Magic Magazine article: "Let's just say that he had an awfully interesting principle there in Brooklyn. No one's discovered it yet, or even accidentally used it, to my knowledge." It's the clos...
by Mike Rozek
11/13/07 04:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 52630
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