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by erdnasephile
December 5th, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter Samuelson in this month's MUM
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Peter Samuelson in this month's MUM

I know we've kicked (and kicked and kicked and kicked) around this topic before, but Peter Samuelson has a reasoned take on whether or not performance permission is implicit in publication in the December, 2016 MUM. He writes of an account of an "intense online discussion" with Tom Stone (...
by erdnasephile
December 3rd, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Books - Used book discount!
Replies: 17
Views: 974

Re: H&R Books - Used book discount!

...One of the few books I didn't buy this year is the Tenyo book. It's It's one of the very few holes I have in my RK collection. I own one Tenyo trick (Ring and Ribbon) and have very little interest in their history etc. There was a time I would have purchased it when it was first issued, knowing ...
by erdnasephile
December 2nd, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Books - Used book discount!
Replies: 17
Views: 974

Re: H&R Books - Used book discount!

Marshall is good guy--I buy from him all the time.

Someone is going to get a great deal on a copy of "Greater Magic"...
by erdnasephile
December 2nd, 2016, 3:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Three Card Prince by Harry Anderson
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: WTB: Three Card Prince by Harry Anderson

Hi, Travis: From the Steven's Magic Emporium flyer this week: http://i64.tinypic.com/xqm81l.jpg I (and I suspect most of you) have shopped from Steven's forever. Joe, Martha, Mark and the SME crew are the most honest, friendly, and caring magic merchants I know--highly recommended!
by erdnasephile
November 29th, 2016, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Works, Trick No.4, is in Your Inbox
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: The Works, Trick No.4, is in Your Inbox

Got it this AM. Very clever/creative.

Not sure how I would stage/block this, as I don't particularly like stuff on the floor (that I have to pick up) in a formal setting.
by erdnasephile
November 28th, 2016, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: Magicians Documentary

Thanks!
by erdnasephile
November 27th, 2016, 11:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: Magicians Documentary

This is probably a dumb question, but does anyone know if Rouven financially benefits from sales of this film?
by erdnasephile
November 27th, 2016, 11:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Prior Commitment as part of a routine
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Prior Commitment as part of a routine

Jim Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem. (although the speciific identities of the cards are not important in this trick).
by erdnasephile
November 27th, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Riser RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Harry Riser RIP

I only got to interact with Mr. Riser but one time about 10 years ago--the advice he gave me had a profound influence on my studies in magic and will continue to do so forever. He was such a kind and generous man. My very sincere condolences to his family, friends, and students. Here is the video tr...
by erdnasephile
November 26th, 2016, 6:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: Magicians Documentary

Here's the trailer:


by erdnasephile
November 25th, 2016, 8:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jacosa kato RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Jacosa kato RIP

I'm so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mr. and Mrs. Pendragon.
by erdnasephile
November 23rd, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Magic by the Numbers" Opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

"Magic by the Numbers" Opinions?

In the last issue of MAGIC, Joshua Jay wrote an article ("What do Audiences Really Think?") about the "Magic by the Numbers" survey done by The College of New Jersey.

Just curious what people thought of this study and the article itself.
by erdnasephile
November 22nd, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4

Andru: It appears that Mr. Gregret's contact info has changed: John A Greget 3380 W Morgan Ln Queen Creek AZ 85142-3119 Phone: 480-284-4363 Fax: 480-284-4182 He does not do email as far as I know, but he does have a huge selection. I think he may also go by "Andy", which is how he introduc...
by erdnasephile
November 21st, 2016, 1:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 28
Views: 2801

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

Thanks, Richard!
by erdnasephile
November 20th, 2016, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

Re: The Final MAGIC Magazine: Just a few things I liked: - Stan had a nice shout out to Genii Magazine in his column. - The article on mentoring by Rory Johnston. - Stan's letter to Mike Caveney. - Jon Racherbaumer's column describing a routine that's going to make me break out those leather Schwart...
by erdnasephile
November 20th, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4

You might try:

http://byronwalkermagicbooks.com/

or

John A. Greget
Magic Lists
5575 E. Sheena Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 404-3100 (Voice)
(602) 303-3200 (Fax)
by erdnasephile
November 19th, 2016, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System

I should add: to see the print icon, you must click on the page you wish to print.
by erdnasephile
November 19th, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail

Had a chance to read David Ben's feature on Julie Eng. In these challenging times, it's so nice to read such a positive article about a genuinely kind and generous person. She sounds like someone I would very much enjoy meeting one day.

PS: Video works fine in MS Edge and Firefox.
by erdnasephile
November 19th, 2016, 2:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 28
Views: 2801

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

Richard:

Just curious: Are pretty much all of the magic book producers printing in China now? (The big books I've purchased lately from various publishers have been printed there and have been of excellent quality.)
by erdnasephile
November 18th, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail

And there’s more: through a deal with Stan Allen, Genii will be pleased to add many of MAGIC magazine’s existing subscribers starting with our January issue, who will fill out their remaining issues in this, our happy home. We welcome them. For those who have always wanted a digital archive of MAGI...
by erdnasephile
November 18th, 2016, 8:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System

Impressed. One question. How do you print out a page? Edit: I found it. In the top right hand corner, just above the magnifying glass icon, there is two-sided, three pointed triangle. Click on that and follow the instructions. I had trouble finding the print button as well. Here's a picture: http:/...
by erdnasephile
November 17th, 2016, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 331: Mike Pisciotta - Magic Castle Mixologist and Mystifier
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: 331: Mike Pisciotta - Magic Castle Mixologist and Mystifier

Thanks for this, Mr. Wells! Great program!

(PS: In the video Mr. Wells alludes to, you not only get to see Mr. Pisciotta impressively ply his trade, but also some very nice footage of the Castle, which has never looked better.)
by erdnasephile
November 17th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 28
Views: 2801

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

It's a name I've heard, but know nothing about. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks! One of the killer effects he is known for is the best pencil through bill, I've ever seen. The pencil cleanly penetrates and the bill just heals up. The bill and pencil are completely examinable and can be given away....
by erdnasephile
November 16th, 2016, 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fool Us Nominated for a Critics' Choice Award
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Fool Us Nominated for a Critics' Choice Award

Congratulations! Well deserved!
by erdnasephile
November 16th, 2016, 6:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

Chris is missing the point when he talks about every Jamaican high school student participating in running. A better sports analogy would be to take a student, who may not have any athletic gifts but has shown some slight interest in sports, and pairing him with track coaches, wrestling coaches, ar...
by erdnasephile
November 12th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

The central issue to me isn't so much access to such a trove, but rather the potential absence of a guide to help point the learner in the right direction. I'd bet most of you early on walked into a magic store (stocked to the gills with an astonishing array of items). There's no way a novice could ...
by erdnasephile
November 11th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

is it better to have access to tons of great material all at once, or a single book which you devour and truly come to understand ? Both have merit. As most of us here I have started buying one book and reading it cover to cover, learning some of the tricks and moves from it, and then buying the ne...
by erdnasephile
November 11th, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

Bill Mullins wrote:Erdnasephile -- This how a high-end scanner works.


Cool! Thanks, Bill-- very interesting.
by erdnasephile
November 11th, 2016, 2:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

is it better to have access to tons of great material all at once, or a single book which you devour and truly come to understand ? It's a good point, Brad. However, I would have given my right arm to have access to some of these as a kid. The ability to carry around the Wagner book on my phone and...
by erdnasephile
November 11th, 2016, 10:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

I thought the Swain books were self-published, right? I just reread through the list. It is amazing that a young teen could instantly have a huge library of books that would keep her busy for years and years. (My vote for underappreciated book(s) on the list are the JC Wagner books--tons of good stu...
by erdnasephile
November 10th, 2016, 8:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

Got it, thanks! Scanning all that sure seems work-intensive--do you chop off the bindings and then feed the pages through a machine or does it have to be done by hand a page at a time?
by erdnasephile
November 10th, 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

I know nothing about producing books, but one thing puzzles me: these books were all produced during the computer age, so why would they need to be scanned? Couldn't the original computer proofs be directly converted into pdfs?
by erdnasephile
November 10th, 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 6313

An L & L Bombshell?

BOOM! http://www.llpub.com/zenshop/index.php? ... ts_id=3153

Wow--that's quite a collection for 3 Benjamins!
by erdnasephile
November 10th, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

On the flip side, there is likely someone who did not know the fair market value of what he had... It's an ethical issue we have had at our club for estate sales when items such as the Garcia books have been offered at $5. Most of us know they should be closer to $100, but the widow does not. Is is...
by erdnasephile
November 10th, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It's not magic, but...
Replies: 1
Views: 383

It's not magic, but...

...it was on Michael Weber's twitter feed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OjfK0t1XM I was surprised about how oddly affecting it was for me to watch this short clip--I actually found myself "rooting" for the baby iguana. (It also made me think of how my magic presentations pale by compar...
by erdnasephile
November 7th, 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts University
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Conjuring Arts University

This is a GREAT idea! Thank you for doing this, Mr. Gilbert!
by erdnasephile
November 4th, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Puzzles wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 3006

Re: Puzzles wanted

Too easy - just look for four matches that already have symmetry as a group and move the other one. Actually, Martin Gardner wrote of this item: "I consider this the finest of all toothpick puzzles." ( Impromptu , pg 788) Finest does not automatically imply toughest. Fair enough--I found ...
by erdnasephile
November 4th, 2016, 6:07 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Puzzles wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 3006

Re: Puzzles wanted

What about this one? http://www.puzzles.com/PuzzlePlayground/Giraffe/Giraffe.htm Too easy - just look for four matches that already have symmetry as a group and move the other one. Actually, Martin Gardner wrote of this item: "I consider this the finest of all toothpick puzzles." ( Improm...
by erdnasephile
November 3rd, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Puzzles wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 3006

Re: Puzzles wanted

by erdnasephile
November 3rd, 2016, 7:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Puzzles wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 3006

Re: Puzzles wanted

I like this one. https://puzzlersworld.com/logical-puzzl ... qus_thread

After a series of math puzzles, it is very deceptive--especially if you are a math-oriented person.

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