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Re: Help Us!

The Ferret
(I've always wanted one in my pocket.)
by Raj Madhok
09/11/13 11:37 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Help Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 6652

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
11/28/10 10:22 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tricks using a De Bruijn cycle?
Replies: 19
Views: 4304

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
11/21/10 07:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December Issue of Genii Cover and Table of Contents Now Online
Replies: 20
Views: 2388

Re: Magical Hooters

hooters
by Raj Madhok
10/07/10 11:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magical Hooters
Replies: 2
Views: 569

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
01/25/10 09:56 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Brian Miller's "The Choices We Can't See"
Replies: 15
Views: 2283

Re: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!

No troublewit Jasper reaching Minneapolis today.
by Raj Madhok
11/16/09 11:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!
Replies: 31
Views: 3671

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
08/15/09 02:44 PM
 
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Magic Live!
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

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
05/04/09 12:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: NEW COIN MAGIC SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

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
05/04/09 12:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Books for Beginners
Replies: 35
Views: 6301

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
12/15/08 01:42 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect
Replies: 18
Views: 1770

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
06/19/08 11:47 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"
Replies: 89
Views: 31853

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
06/19/08 10:57 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"
Replies: 89
Views: 31853

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
05/03/08 02:09 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"
Replies: 89
Views: 31853

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
04/28/08 06:49 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Ray Kosby--Man of Mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 4626

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
04/27/08 10:56 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 28
Views: 3789

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
02/14/06 07:09 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Top effects from Genii 2005
Replies: 19
Views: 2832

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
01/26/06 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Flim-Flamagic: Bulletin!
Replies: 16
Views: 4648

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
01/26/06 05:14 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Can someone help me identify this ring and string effect?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

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
11/14/05 03:46 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

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
10/17/05 06:39 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Fan Steal

Me recollection is that it was in Apocalypse....?
by Raj Madhok
09/26/05 09:45 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fan Steal
Replies: 5
Views: 244

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
05/23/05 10:14 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Mysterious World of Alain Nu
Replies: 6
Views: 208

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
06/29/04 08:26 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Fly?
Replies: 106
Views: 6369

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
06/16/04 08:56 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Cleverest lecture notes title
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

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
05/08/04 01:28 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick
Replies: 30
Views: 2750

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
05/07/04 08:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick
Replies: 30
Views: 2750

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
04/26/04 08:09 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Trick
Replies: 30
Views: 2750

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
04/07/04 06:52 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Deck of picture cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Must Perform Tricks ?

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

;)
by Raj Madhok
01/04/04 10:25 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Must Perform Tricks ?
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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
01/03/04 01:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Genii VS Magic review
Replies: 67
Views: 1780

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
11/13/03 10:17 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for anything by Michael Weber
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: Jim Steinmyer ROCKS!

Reached Minneapolis today, Oct. 20th.
by Raj Madhok
10/20/03 07:52 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jim Steinmyer ROCKS!
Replies: 39
Views: 1680

Re: Homer Liwag Material

I believe that would be Minotaur not Trap Door.
by Raj Madhok
10/18/03 07:26 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Homer Liwag Material
Replies: 8
Views: 204

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
10/17/03 09:14 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: LOOKING GLASS - Richard Kaufman
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Any hints?

...and Duc's Knife thru Finger???
by Raj Madhok
09/09/03 09:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Any hints?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: FISM

FISM winners are posted on the Saturday page of Pegani's link.
by Raj Madhok
07/26/03 07:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM
Replies: 45
Views: 661

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
07/03/03 07:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Rest in Peace, Mark Johnson
Replies: 6
Views: 175

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
06/21/03 12:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: July Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 45
Views: 1685

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...
by Raj Madhok
05/14/03 08:46 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!
Replies: 54
Views: 861

Re: Ring on Ribbon...

Jamie,

You may want to check out my "No StRing Attached" in Apocalypse. It's also on Bob Miller's "Relentless Ring and String Routine" video. Bob also published a clever move in MAGIC and on his video called the "Fisherman's Knot".
by Raj Madhok
04/17/03 07:07 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring on Ribbon...
Replies: 6
Views: 203
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