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by Raj Madhok
February 23rd, 2015, 5:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Modern Zoetrope Artist
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: Modern Zoetrope Artist

Saw this amazing (and horrifying) piece at the Borghese Gallery in Rome last month.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4hkjBRDCs
by Raj Madhok
September 11th, 2013, 11:37 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Help Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 14349

Re: Help Us!

The Ferret
(I've always wanted one in my pocket.)
by Raj Madhok
November 28th, 2010, 9:22 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tricks using a De Bruijn cycle?
Replies: 19
Views: 5694

Re: Tricks using a De Bruijn cycle?

Earl Keyser is a retired computer teacher who now lives in Iowa. He was active on the Magic Castle scene years ago and put several items in print over the years. He is also one of the original members of the Minnesota MindPsi mentalism group.
by Raj Madhok
November 21st, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December Issue of Genii Cover and Table of Contents Now Online
Replies: 20
Views: 3077

Re: December Issue of Genii Cover and Table of Contents Now Online

December issue with Steinmeyer's "Pasteboard Under Glass" on p. 46: Worth. The. Subscription. Price.
by Raj Madhok
October 7th, 2010, 11:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magical Hooters
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Magical Hooters

hooters
by Raj Madhok
January 25th, 2010, 8:56 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Brian Miller's "The Choices We Can't See"
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: Video of Brian Miller's "The Choices We Can't See"

I think it's important to add that the concept of using invisible coins for a prediction effect goes back to Larry Becker and was popularized by Max Maven in his Positive Negative effect (from Video Mind and published in Syzygy.)
by Raj Madhok
November 16th, 2009, 10:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!
Replies: 31
Views: 4493

Re: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!

No troublewit Jasper reaching Minneapolis today.
by Raj Madhok
August 15th, 2009, 2:44 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Magic Live!
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: Magic Live!

I'm posting this for a friend who can't attend MAGIC Live at the last minute. He has Stan's blessing to transfer his registration if anyone is looking for one. Contact him at:
Joshua@joshuakane.com
by Raj Madhok
May 4th, 2009, 12:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: NEW COIN MAGIC SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: NEW COIN MAGIC SUGGESTIONS

Eric Jones also got great reviews from the FFFF crowd with his innovative coin work last weekend. Smooth, stunning magic and a heck of a nice guy as well!
by Raj Madhok
May 4th, 2009, 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Books for Beginners
Replies: 35
Views: 7756

Re: Books for Beginners

No one has mentioned the free downloadable book "Under Over" that Josh Jay has put out on the new Vanishing Inc site. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://vanishingincmagic.com/">http://vanishingincmagic.com/</a><!-- m --> It's full of useful advice on learning magic, resources inclu...
by Raj Madhok
December 15th, 2008, 12:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect

New Jack City II ?
A pair of red jacks and a pair of black jacks inserted together into the pack seek out and sandwhich 2 selections, one found between eack pair of jacks.
by Raj Madhok
June 19th, 2008, 11:47 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"
Replies: 89
Views: 34867

Re: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"

With the new book/lecture, product sales, DVD's, Magic Castle award nominations, cover of Genii, product reviewer in Genii and Reel Quarterly, and now Celebracadabra winner, David is indeed the King of All Magic Media.
by Raj Madhok
June 19th, 2008, 10:57 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"
Replies: 89
Views: 34867

Re: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"

David, Just so you don't get the locals riled up that would be Minneapolis. We're looking forward to a great little convention with you, Gregory Wilson, John Bannon, Francis Menotti, George Tovar, and Dan Fleshman. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://closeupandintheparlour.com/">http://closeu...
by Raj Madhok
May 3rd, 2008, 2:09 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"
Replies: 89
Views: 34867

Re: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"

David had the first set available at FFFF and I've managed to get through his essays so far. Wonderful thinking and he has articulated great points about presentation and scripting. I'm looking forward to delving into the tricks next. If the book is not enough to satiate you can get a get a real liv...
by Raj Madhok
April 28th, 2008, 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ray Kosby--Man of Mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 5057

Re: Ray Kosby--Man of Mystery

One of the highlights for me of FFFF this year was hanging out with Ray and seeing the new stuff he's come up with. It's good to see him back in the fold.
by Raj Madhok
April 27th, 2008, 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 28
Views: 4637

Re: Penumbra

Back to the original question posted. Having been in touch with Bill Goodwin I know he is working on the next issue. As to when to expect the next mailing from Hotel Penumbra is still unclear...
by Raj Madhok
February 14th, 2006, 6:09 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Top effects from Genii 2005
Replies: 19
Views: 3910

Re: Top effects from Genii 2005

"Pile of Change" is great but finding the right person with a pocketful of change can be challenging. You need to create the moment... Next time you're at the coffeeshop or grocery check-out line feign not having the exact change. When the cashier asks, dip your hand into the spare change ...
by Raj Madhok
January 26th, 2006, 4:20 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Flim-Flamagic: Bulletin!
Replies: 16
Views: 5455

Re: Flim-Flamagic: Bulletin!

This is so good it fooled me even though I haven't seen it yet!!

Not knowing there were 3 more pages coming I had concocted a routine with just the one page, an invisible die, and the Kruskal principle. Maybe I can get it to market before the next 3 issues appear...
by Raj Madhok
January 26th, 2006, 4:14 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Can someone help me identify this ring and string effect?
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Can someone help me identify this ring and string effect?

There's a nifty impromptu in the hands version buried in Apocalypse called "Handy Sefalalgia". I believe it's by a little known East Indian magician.
by Raj Madhok
November 14th, 2005, 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 6571

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Wow! December issue with Tina and Mike landed in Mpls today (11/14). I can't keep up with you, Richard!
by Raj Madhok
October 17th, 2005, 6:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 6571

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Richard,

Nepomunk arrived in Minneapolis on Oct 13!
Another stellar issue chock full of goodies...

Raj
by Raj Madhok
September 26th, 2005, 9:45 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fan Steal
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Fan Steal

Me recollection is that it was in Apocalypse....?
by Raj Madhok
May 23rd, 2005, 10:14 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Mysterious World of Alain Nu
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: The Mysterious World of Alain Nu

Word from Alain is that the 3rd special's airdate has been moved up to June 9th. As always, check your local listings.

Raj
by Raj Madhok
June 29th, 2004, 8:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Fly?
Replies: 106
Views: 8033

Re: Three Fly?

Rumor has it that Akira Fuji's "Jet Coins" as published in Genii was originally titled, "Coins Akiras". Say it with me out loud...

Raj
by Raj Madhok
June 16th, 2004, 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleverest lecture notes title
Replies: 30
Views: 1588

Re: Cleverest lecture notes title

From Minneapolis-St.Paul's Geoff Williams:

"The Lecture Your Mother Never Gave You",

and it's sequel

"The Lecture Your Father Never Gave You".
by Raj Madhok
May 8th, 2004, 1:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick
Replies: 30
Views: 3279

Re: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick

Bill, I think I use the Garcia handling but it's been so long that I don't recall if I've changed any of it. A few other things I use: The aces "escape" into differen parts of the city "north, south, east, and west"; I involve the spec. in identifying a faceup "clue" (7...
by Raj Madhok
May 7th, 2004, 8:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick
Replies: 30
Views: 3279

Re: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick

Dan, DRAGNET ACES "This is the city... Some call them playing cards, others plasticized pasteboards; I call them the Devil's tool. 52,000 people live, work and play here...each one has a story. These 4 aces represent the hardened underworld of our society. The Ace of Spades, the ringleader...Th...
by Raj Madhok
April 26th, 2004, 8:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick
Replies: 30
Views: 3279

Re: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick

Don't overlook John Bannon's "Beyond Fabulous" in The Looking Glass Spring 1996 issue. The corrected version appears in John's Cardzilla notes and I believe will be in his new book.
by Raj Madhok
April 7th, 2004, 6:52 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Deck of picture cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Deck of picture cards?

You may want to check with Chuck Hickok (Mentalent@aol.com). He produces a deck with symbols and numbers that he sells with a memory routine.
by Raj Madhok
January 4th, 2004, 9:25 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Must Perform Tricks ?
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Must Perform Tricks ?

Make that FOUR Semi-Automatic Card Tricks books....

;)
by Raj Madhok
January 3rd, 2004, 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii VS Magic review
Replies: 67
Views: 2676

Re: Genii VS Magic review

I'll go to bat for Josh. Not every trick in MAGIC or Genii is going to be a winner. I don't view it as wasted space but food for thought. It may inspire you, trigger a new idea, or recall a long lost effect. His introductions personalize the effects and give the column some flavor. Josh has introduc...
by Raj Madhok
November 13th, 2003, 9:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for anything by Michael Weber
Replies: 21
Views: 4810

Re: Looking for anything by Michael Weber

There's also the Son of Thinkerprint gaffed cards that Michael produced. It's explaned in the Dan Garrett issue of MUM and some of his notes. I can't put my finger on it right now...

Raj
by Raj Madhok
October 20th, 2003, 7:52 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jim Steinmyer ROCKS!
Replies: 39
Views: 2776

Re: Jim Steinmyer ROCKS!

Reached Minneapolis today, Oct. 20th.
by Raj Madhok
October 18th, 2003, 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Homer Liwag Material
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Homer Liwag Material

I believe that would be Minotaur not Trap Door.
by Raj Madhok
October 17th, 2003, 9:14 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: LOOKING GLASS - Richard Kaufman
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: LOOKING GLASS - Richard Kaufman

Richard, Thanks for bringing "My Spectator, The Clairvoyant" back to my senses. Two other Jack Birnman questions: The first issue of Looking Glass (Winter 1996) had Birnman's "Dyslexic Pyschic" rountine. You alluded to an original, difficult sleight of his for which you substitut...
by Raj Madhok
September 9th, 2003, 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any hints?
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Any hints?

...and Duc's Knife thru Finger???
by Raj Madhok
July 26th, 2003, 7:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM
Replies: 45
Views: 1646

Re: FISM

FISM winners are posted on the Saturday page of Pegani's link.
by Raj Madhok
July 3rd, 2003, 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rest in Peace, Mark Johnson
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Rest in Peace, Mark Johnson

Mark was passionate about magic especially gambling scams. I had the chance to session with him and Chad Long until 4am a few weeks ago at the Minnesota Magic Convention. He obviously enjoyed hanging out with the gang until the wee hours.

Rest in Peace.

Raj
by Raj Madhok
June 21st, 2003, 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: July Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 45
Views: 2459

Re: July Genii in the Mail!

Richard,

Got mine Thurs., June 19th in Minneapolis.
Please tell us about the wonderful Japanese shadowgraphy illustrations!

Raj
by Raj Madhok
May 14th, 2003, 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!
Replies: 54
Views: 1840

Re: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!

Recieved May 14th in Minneapolis.
Richard, When is Duc's knife thru finger routine going to be published? My appetite and knives are whetted...

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