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Re: Digital edition iOS update

Thanks for the quick reply Richard. I found my iGenii name and password. Sorry for the false alarm. I love reading on my iPad and I very much appreciate that my subscription to Genii gives me free access to the back issues. Kudos to you for that!

Mike
by Mike Powers
12/13/13 12:54 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2364

Re: Digital edition iOS update

I deleted and reloaded iGenii and I now see all the mags. I try to sign in using the same name and password that I use for this forum, but I am not recognized. Is there a different name and password needed for the app?

Mike
by Mike Powers
12/12/13 08:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2364

Re: Moving Pips

Didn't Mike Ammar have an item where an ace of diamonds becomes a 3 of diamonds with visual moving pips?? There's also the floating diamond effect which resembles Cosmosis. The center pip of the ace of diamonds floats up above the card and then back down. Also, I believe it was Rocco who had an item...
by Mike Powers
12/13/04 04:12 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Moving Pips
Replies: 23
Views: 3963

Pictures from Michigan Magic Day 2004 up

I've been busy catching up on convention pictures. There are about 60 pictures from this year's Michigan Magic Day featurine Allan Ackerman, Jerry Andrus, Gene Anderson, Garrett Thomas, Steve Bargatze, Chuck King and Todd Charles.

See them at: www.mallofmagic.com under Convention Pix.

Mike
by Mike Powers
11/22/04 10:55 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures from Michigan Magic Day 2004 up
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Pictures from the 52 Convention are up

I finally posted a number of pictures from this year's 52 Convention featuring Ernest Earick, Chuck Smith and John Rogers. You can view them at: www.mallofmagic.com in the Convention Pix section.
by Mike Powers
11/22/04 10:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures from the 52 Convention are up
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Re: Photos from 2004 FFFF convention are up

Hi,

Keith Walker will once again put on the CEMK (Close Encounters of the Magic Kind). This year the dates are Nov. 11, 12 and 13. I believe it is again at the the Jade Palace Restaurant in Webster NY.

Mike
by Mike Powers
05/19/04 02:54 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Photos from 2004 FFFF convention are up
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Photos from 2004 FFFF convention are up

I finally posted the photos from this years FFFF (Fechters Finger Flicking Frolic) Convention. This was one of the finest FFFFs ever. There were many fantastic first timers. I sorted through over 1000 photos from Dale Farris, Maria Schwieter and myself. They are organized by show and include sets of...
by Mike Powers
05/13/04 08:31 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Photos from 2004 FFFF convention are up
Replies: 5
Views: 239

RE: Abbotts Close up and WMS pix are up

I finally finished up the pictures from The World Magic Seminar (Jan. 2004) and from Abbotts Close Up Convention (March 2004). To check out the pictures go to: www.mallofmagic.com and click on Convention Pix. There are also tons of pictures from past conventions including many years of Fechters Fing...
by Mike Powers
05/01/04 10:38 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: RE: Abbotts Close up and WMS pix are up
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Re: Jerry's Nuggets cards on ebay

Hi Chris,

It was actually $153 for two decks. But $75 for one deck is wild. I've got a few of these decks and I'd rather have the $$ to buy books and dvds than the decks. The bidding on my decks is at $36 (for both) with a day and half to go. We'll see if there's any bidding wars at the end.

Mike
by Mike Powers
03/21/04 09:03 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Jerry's Nuggets cards on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Jerry's Nuggets cards on ebay

Recently two new decks, one red and one blue, of Jerry's Nuggets cards went for over $150 on ebay. I've got two decks listed now with the high bid of only $35 for both. Get 'em while they're hot if you want two decks of these very hard to find cards.

Mike
by Mike Powers
03/20/04 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Jerry's Nuggets cards on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Pix from Motor City Close Up Conf. are up

I finally finished posting the photos from this year's Motor City Close Up Conference (Nov. 2003). The lectureres were: Daryl, Dan Fleshman, Danny Tong and Garrett Thomas.

You can view the photos at: www.mallofmagic.com under "Convention Coverage."

Mike
by Mike Powers
01/21/04 10:23 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pix from Motor City Close Up Conf. are up
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Mendoza and Bannon books on ebay

Heads up book lovers! Both Book of John and John: Verse 2 are listed on ebay. Also, both the Bannon books viz. IMPOSSIBILIA and Smoke and Mirrors are also listed.

All four are in perfect shape. The Bannon books still have the advertising cards from L&L and Kaufman in them.

Mike
by Mike Powers
11/11/03 07:50 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mendoza and Bannon books on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 64

The 52 Convention - Pictures posted

The 52 Convention (all close-up) in Buffalo was excellent this year. Lecturers were: Steve Dobson, Mike Powers, Bill Goodwin, Alphonso and Gazzo. I posted about 100 pictures at: http://www.mallofmagic.com/52_03/52_03_1.htm Or you can go to www.mallofmagic.com and click on the "Convention Covera...
by Mike Powers
10/27/03 12:00 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The 52 Convention - Pictures posted
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Re: BEST PALM EVER!

Too bad everyone knows they're about to watch a palm. It would have been interesting to have the palming sequence be part of a larger series of actions, which was then followed by a series of questions to magicians about what had happened. I'll bet that no one would have detected the palm.

Mike
by Mike Powers
10/09/03 07:49 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: BEST PALM EVER!
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: World Magic Seminar Dealers Room SOLD OUT?

Don't forget the dealers' point of view. There's only so much money to be spread around. I've been a dealer at conventions where they've allowed too many dealers. It may have been fun for the attendees but the dealers came up short. There's a balance, and that's what the organizers should shoot for....
by Mike Powers
09/29/03 06:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar Dealers Room SOLD OUT?
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Asimov card trivia

I've had an item called "Schrdinger's Dream" in Top Secret Stuff. It has been updated in my new lecture notes. It's a card through table routine. The connection with Schrdinger is that quantum mechanics allows for barrier penetration...

Mike
by Mike Powers
09/21/03 09:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Asimov card trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: Asimov card trivia

Damn, now we're going to need 35 million billion billion galaxies worth of mass.

Mike
by Mike Powers
09/17/03 07:52 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Asimov card trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: Asimov card trivia

Hi Randy,

Flicker lighters are a rare commodity these days. However I think you could buy all that I have in stock (which is pretty much all that were made) for a 6 pack of good beer.

P.S. somebody wake Biro, I think he's sleeping again..

Mike
by Mike Powers
09/16/03 05:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Asimov card trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: Asimov card trivia

Hi WarlockDrummer, I got 1.446 x 10^43 dollars for $1 at 5% compounded quarterly for 2000 years. The formula is FV = P(1+r)^n. Here P is 1 (dollar), r = .05/4 = .0125 (the quarterly rate) and n is 8000 since there would be 8000 quarters in 2000 years. My calculator gives me the number above from 1.0...
by Mike Powers
09/16/03 02:41 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Asimov card trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: Asimov card trivia

Once it turned out that more than the entire mass of our universe is required to construct the decks, I gave up on trying to increase the number of decks required! Remember, it takes a million billion entire universes worth of atoms to make these decks. That's more than enough decks for me. Mike Hey...
by Mike Powers
09/16/03 02:07 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Asimov card trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: Asimov card trivia

Lets get this right. As stated above, there are 52 factorial (52!) possible ways to arrange a deck. This is because there are 52 possible cards for the 1st position; 51 possible for the 2nd position etc. This comes out to 52x51x50x49x.x3x2x1 possible arrangements. That comes out to be 8.0658 x 10^67...
by Mike Powers
09/16/03 11:50 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Asimov card trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: IT Loops, TIES

How does the invisibility of the thread compare with the thread used in the Mesinka (sp?) loops. I bought a spool of supposedly invisible elastic thread for $10. It was elastic but far from invisible. I believe you get 1000 feet of thread and a gizmo for tying knots for $100. Any opinions on the thr...
by Mike Powers
07/25/03 11:20 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: IT Loops, TIES
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: The future of magic as a business

If the download is the exact wording of the original, the pirate could have trouble. However, if it is his/her "expression" of the idea, it's legal as far as I know. I don't think anyone can get in trouble as long as the effect is re-written in the "pirate's" words. I wonder if t...
by Mike Powers
07/15/03 03:11 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The future of magic as a business
Replies: 3
Views: 189

The future of magic as a business

When I check the Penguin site, I see downloads for old standards like Do As I Do, Jazz Aces, Matrix etc. The prices are generally around $5 or $6. I'm not sure what authorizes dealers to create videos of tricks that are found in books and then charge $$ for a pdf file or internet video clip which ex...
by Mike Powers
07/15/03 06:01 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The future of magic as a business
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Dry Transfers

Hank Lee (www.magicfact.com) sells these. They are called FA-KO sheets and cost $10. You get quite a variety of pips to transfer, including some meant for giant cards.

Mike
by Mike Powers
07/15/03 05:46 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dry Transfers
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Great math trick

Just as a mathematical aside - The reason that 9 is cool is that we have a base 10 system. If we had a base 16 system, like computers folks use, the magic number would be 15. It's always 1 less than base of the number system. Ultimately the reason for these properties is that 10 MOD 9 = 1 and thus 1...
by Mike Powers
07/15/03 05:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Great math trick
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Pictures from FFFF (Fechter's) 2003 are up

I finally finished the pictures from this year's Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic (FFFF). If you'd like to check them out, go to: www.mallofmagic.com and click on "Convention Coverage." There were quite a few "heavy weights" there this year including John Carney, Dave Williamson,...
by Mike Powers
05/28/03 07:05 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pictures from FFFF (Fechter's) 2003 are up
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: favourite illustrations

Let's not forget Rose Rings whose fine illustrations grace the pages of Channel One Magazine. Rose also illustrated the manuscript for Diminishing Returns as well as Paul Wilson's recent lecture notes. She also did the illustrations for Sean Bogunia's Notepad Surprise and other items too. She's exce...
by Mike Powers
05/01/03 07:09 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: favourite illustrations
Replies: 58
Views: 3049

Re: Swindle Cut Aces

Harkey's item is called "Clear Cut." It is, as he states, loosely based on Cyprian's "Swindle Cut Aces." In the Harkey version, however, the spectator cuts the aces into four piles. You then show that each pile has an ace on top. As Doug Conn mentioned, Harkey's item begins with ...
by Mike Powers
05/01/03 06:21 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Swindle Cut Aces
Replies: 54
Views: 7112

Re: Stealing. . . . . or not?

It does look like Fearson's. The auction has ended with ZERO sales...

Mike
by Mike Powers
05/01/03 06:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stealing. . . . . or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Named card at any number? Research?

Ken Krenzel has an excellent approach using a gaffed card case.

Mike
by Mike Powers
04/22/03 11:43 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Named card at any number? Research?
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Kelly bottom placement

Allan Ackerman has an excellent solution to the "clutch" problem. I don't see it in Las Vegas Kardma. It may be on the videos.

Mike
by Mike Powers
04/22/03 11:40 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Kelly bottom placement
Replies: 18
Views: 2455

Re: Folding Coins

I would be worried about using a metal pick since it might damage the quarter. Perhaps a toothpick will get the job done.

I wonder if putting some sort of lubrication on the new band would prevent it from adhering to the quarter when you replace it later??

Mike
by Mike Powers
04/20/03 08:56 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Folding Coins
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Spectator Cuts To The Aces

As far as I know, Allan Ackerman invented the methodology used by Wakeman and Malone. His effect appears in his Magic Mafia Effects book. I think it's from the early 70's. In Ackerman's routine, the magician cuts first as a demo and the spectator actually only cuts 3 aces. Harry Riser had the idea t...
by Mike Powers
04/18/03 06:36 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Spectator Cuts To The Aces
Replies: 23
Views: 420

Re: Miracle effect??

Having been a physics prof. I used to demo this in class. It looks like REAL magic. I've got a copper tube about 5 feet long with a diameter of nearly two inches. You have to stand on a stool to watch it fall the distance. The object which is dropped in is huge too. It takes a lot more time to reach...
by Mike Powers
04/18/03 06:23 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Miracle effect??
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Flash Paper

I believe that nitrocellulose results when nitric acid reacts with cellulose which is in abundance in paper and cotton. The type of paper used in making flash paper must have very little clay content or else a visible ash will result.

Mike
by Mike Powers
04/18/03 06:14 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Flash Paper
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Mathamagic

Hi Dale,

I have some home video of Jim Ryan showing the "Perfect 10" puzzle to Dai Vernon at the Midwest Magic Jubilee in the early '80s. Jim used coins and had spectators toss new coins in. He'd make a move and then count. There were always 10 coins in each row. Cool puzzle.

Mike
by Mike Powers
03/30/03 12:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Mathamagic
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: This I like...

"misunderestimate" - I think that's one of our president's coined words. He's a master at this game.

Mike
by Mike Powers
03/30/03 12:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: This I like...
Replies: 24
Views: 391

Re: The Best 2 Deck Miracle I Ever Saw!

The Barry Richardson item sounds a lot like the Eddie Joseph effect. Is it a variation?

Mike
by Mike Powers
03/28/03 06:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Best 2 Deck Miracle I Ever Saw!
Replies: 25
Views: 619

TSD Convention

The 4th TSD Convention was held last weekend in Chicago. It was "A Tribute to Edward Marlo." The convention was one of the best I've ever attended. Incredible!

I've posted some photos at:
www.mallofmagic.com
Just click on "Convention Coverage"

Mike
by Mike Powers
03/25/03 05:34 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: TSD Convention
Replies: 1
Views: 116
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