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Re: Best trick I've ever done

Beautiful trick, but I have seen different versions before. Do you intend to credit everyone?
by Bill Marquardt
07/24/14 10:58 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best trick I've ever done
Replies: 24
Views: 758

Re: An Honest Liar

I sort of feel like a teenager caught in the middle between friends who don't like each other. I like Penn. I drove 600 miles to Las Vegas to participate in the filming of his Bacon and Doughnut party. I am also an admirer of Amazing Randi, and felt honored to meet him. I would be excited to see him...
by Bill Marquardt
07/23/14 12:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Honest Liar
Replies: 34
Views: 1672

Re: An Honest Liar

I had a chance brief encounter with Randi last week in Las Vegas. He is an extremely friendly and open person. We did not speak of mentalism or religion but rather what foods his doctor would allow him to eat. I would certainly hope there is no animus between him and the Genii gang over the Uri Gell...
by Bill Marquardt
07/22/14 08:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Honest Liar
Replies: 34
Views: 1672

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2014)

Here is a glimpse of the eleventh annual Soapy Smith Night shenanigans. Proceeds from the auction went to the Dai Vernon Foundation. There was plenty of "gambling" and a costume contest, some trick shot pool by Chef Anton and music by David Bourne and company. A great night at the Castle. ...
by Bill Marquardt
07/16/14 03:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: iGenii app on the iPad stops at 72%

I do not know if it will fix your problem, but Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 for the iPad, so you may want to update if you have not already done so.

EDIT: I have deleted irrelevant information. Please see posts below.
by Bill Marquardt
07/07/14 07:08 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii app on the iPad stops at 72%
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Not really magic, but ...

If you have not seen this "balance" act before, take fifteen minutes to watch this act that appeared on Japanese television. Very magical, if not actually magic. If you are tempted to quit halfway through, forward to the last minute or two to see the conclusion. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Bill Marquardt
06/29/14 03:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not really magic, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Based on the comments in the linked site and my own experience, I strongly believe that when Apple produced one of the updates for the iPad, they changed some of the code affecting the slide switch, a switch that can also mute the iPad. Being a former programmer, I know how these things can happen. ...
by Bill Marquardt
06/25/14 01:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7380

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Okay. It is definitely an Apple problem. As suggested in the link you posted, Richard, I reset my iPad. This did nothing for me. I then went into the Settings / General and set the slide switch to Lock Rotation. This brought sound back to the speaker. I am going to guess this problem has something t...
by Bill Marquardt
06/24/14 07:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7380

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

I am using an iPad2 model # MC916LL/A (64GB) with iOS 7.1.1. As mentioned above, it does produce sound through the headphone jack but not through the speaker. I had never seen this condition before and just learned about it from reading the post above. I have scoured my settings and cannot find anyt...
by Bill Marquardt
06/24/14 06:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7380

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

My experience so far: On my Mac desktop with Safari : Seems to work fine for the most part. One thing that is annoying is that one must click on"issues" twice in order to see the past issues. Until I realized that I needed to open one of the recent issues that appear the first time before ...
by Bill Marquardt
06/24/14 12:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7380

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

I am not afraid to fly, I just do not enjoy it. I won't bore you with the stories of the many horrible experiences I have had in the airports and on the planes, but for example, how would you like being threatened with arrest because you objected to being given special searches not once, but twice, ...
by Bill Marquardt
06/08/14 12:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 7541

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

I am excited at the news, but certainly the the third bash in 2018 could be held on the West Coast? Or how about giving Reno an economic boost? I know Orlando has a lot to offer but it's a long way to travel for those of us who do not like to fly.
by Bill Marquardt
06/07/14 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 7541

Re: You bastards!

A pair of boobs?
by Bill Marquardt
05/05/14 10:02 AM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: You bastards!
Replies: 32
Views: 3683

Re: Looking for ideas

I believe something like the floating dollar bill taught by Losander on his Animate Me DVD would work well in a banquet situation. This is not the standard floating bill that is crumpled into a ball, but an effect where a spectator causes the bill to float between the magicians hands by providing &q...
by Bill Marquardt
05/02/14 07:20 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

All I can say is that the language contained in some previous posts paints a picture of the author as a horrible person. It is the most disgusting stuff I have read on either forum. I have to believe the author of those posts is not like that in "real life." I won't say any more. I've prob...
by Bill Marquardt
04/29/14 11:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 9800

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

I am not sure what part of my nature impels me to participate in arguments or discussions that do not truly affect me, but once again I feel compelled to correct a misstatement. I have been a frequent visitor to both the Genii Forum and the Cafe for the better part of the last three years. Let me em...
by Bill Marquardt
04/29/14 06:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 9800

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

And, the ethics of the people here are much higher than the green place. (Not Steve or the admins, but the userbase). Rick While this statement may be basically true, perhaps you are not aware that it seems one member here repeatedly joins the Cafe only to be banned time and again for attacking a p...
by Bill Marquardt
04/28/14 10:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 9800

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

Well, here is something weird. I have every issue of Genii going back to January, 2011 downloaded onto my iPad 2. I just noticed that the icon for Sep. 2011 is missing, but the icon for August links to the September issue. Prior issues to that maintain the same pattern all the way back to the Januar...
by Bill Marquardt
04/25/14 07:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 5088

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Temporarily banning Richard based on the Busby thread, if that is the case , is a remarkably inappropriate action. I say this as a message board administrator myself. While RK did call Busby a crook, he backed up his statements and he used no profanity, not a single improper word. However, there wer...
by Bill Marquardt
04/17/14 11:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 9800

Re: NEW BOSTON BOX ROUTINES

Just curious ... Why is the Boston Box called the "Boston" Box? It just occurred to me that I don't know. Might I presume a Boston magician created this variation of the Okito Box?
by Bill Marquardt
04/14/14 10:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: NEW BOSTON BOX ROUTINES
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2014)

Not to jump ahead too far, but do you know the date for the Soapy Smith wake?
by Bill Marquardt
04/05/14 06:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 1384

Re: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie

Congratulations. That is quite an accomplishment.
by Bill Marquardt
04/03/14 07:33 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie
Replies: 22
Views: 2679

Re: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie

Richard, the post by Tom Moore is pretty much spot on. I asked one of my Hollywood contacts this morning if he had any specifics on this deal. He did not, but he made the same general comments as did Mr. Moore. Producer credits are frequently negotiated whether or not the person involved is actually...
by Bill Marquardt
04/03/14 06:35 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie
Replies: 22
Views: 2679

Re: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie

He is not "the" producer, but one of many. Since he's never produced any films before, it's puzzling why he's been named a producer rather than the magic consultant. Apparently the idea for the movie was his, or in their words, he "incubated the project." How much actual "p...
by Bill Marquardt
04/03/14 12:11 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie
Replies: 22
Views: 2679

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Link:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=188

There really is not a whole lot to see there.
by Bill Marquardt
03/30/14 08:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 58
Views: 6970

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

And the funny part is that the guy who insulted Richard is now asking everyone to just let the topic rest. Don't you just love open forums?
by Bill Marquardt
03/29/14 01:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 58
Views: 6970

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

I am not bothered by what Geller does or has done, with one or two possible exceptions. However, I am genuinely saddened by the fact that some persons I know, intelligent people, point to Geller as proof that certain psychic phenomena truly exist. It does little good to explain that he is actually a...
by Bill Marquardt
03/27/14 10:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 11706

Re: Matrix Receipts (RS/Genii trick) - free

Item has been requested, so no more PMs necessary.

Thanks.
by Bill Marquardt
03/10/14 11:39 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Matrix Receipts (RS/Genii trick) - free
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Matrix Receipts (RS/Genii trick) - free

If you perform the Matrix Receipts trick from the August 2012 issue of Genii and would like an extra set of the twelve receipts (two sets of six), I will send them to you free of charge. I will also sport the cost of the stamp to mail them to you. The receipts are still in their original cellophane ...
by Bill Marquardt
03/10/14 12:56 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Matrix Receipts (RS/Genii trick) - free
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Current Copperfield Set list ?

Bill -- "God Damn" bothers you? In Vegas??


In a conversation, no. However, it seems out of place and out of character for a stage magician at a family show to yell at an audience member, "Throw the god damn ball!"
by Bill Marquardt
01/19/14 01:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Current Copperfield Set list ?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Current Copperfield Set list ?

I happened to attend the show on Christmas Eve. There is indeed an alien involved. The segment with tha alien seemed to me to be the least "polished" part of the program. I sort of lost track of what was going on with the countdown clock that had something to do with the window in time in ...
by Bill Marquardt
01/19/14 12:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Current Copperfield Set list ?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: WTB: Silver Dollar sized Okito Coin Box

I cannot attest to the quality of this item as I do not own one but here is a place to buy one: http://www.tricksupply.com/product-p/20.388.htm and a slot box: http://themagicwarehouse.com/TA7453/Slot-Okito-Coin-Box-Dollar-Size-by-Tango-Magic.html and a Boston Box: http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-b...
by Bill Marquardt
12/30/13 02:39 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Silver Dollar sized Okito Coin Box
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: So What Did You All Get From Santa?

I received a $50 gift certificate for Amazon which I used to buy a wallet for CTW and a special deck of cards, so I received magic by proxy I guess.
by Bill Marquardt
12/28/13 08:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So What Did You All Get From Santa?
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: The January 2014 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live

Congrats on another great issue. My paper copy also arrived the 19th here in northern California. Re: iOS version, I am running upgrade version 3.5.2 of Genii HD and as I reported before, there is no option to download without multimedia content. Re: Android version, for the first time ever my Andro...
by Bill Marquardt
12/20/13 12:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The January 2014 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Digital edition iOS update

Perhaps I should have added that I needed to delete and update the app twice. The second time I updated it, the download screen changed. Perhaps there is a minor update since the one you looked at. Not a big deal I suppose, but it is nice to save memory space. I doubt that very many people are retai...
by Bill Marquardt
12/16/13 04:23 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2470

Re: Digital edition iOS update

Yes, the entire issue may be viewed online or downloaded, but previously the video and audio files could be left online when downloading the magazine, thereby keeping the downloaded files smaller but increasing the time it took to view the videos or listen to the audio clips. Or am I going crazy? I ...
by Bill Marquardt
12/16/13 04:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2470

Re: Digital edition iOS update

I am just being curious, but the new version does not allow the choice of whether or not to download media content along with the magazine content. I assume that the media are being downloaded as the issues seem to be taking up more memory than they did before I downloaded them all again. Was this b...
by Bill Marquardt
12/16/13 01:02 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2470

Re: Digital edition iOS update

I also have an iPad 2. I needed to delete the app and re-download in order to get a working copy. I am now in the process of downloading all the issues for the last three years again. Not a disaster, but a hassle nevertheless. Maybe the programmers could try out their new code instead of using us su...
by Bill Marquardt
12/13/13 02:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2470

December issue

The December Genii is another great issue. Genii is perhaps the only magazine that I read from cover to cover every month. Thank you, Mr. Kaufman et al. I received my paper copy on Monday, Nov. 18, which is I believe the earliest it has ever arrived at my home in northern California near Sacramento....
by Bill Marquardt
11/22/13 07:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December issue
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Digital October 2013 Issue of Genii Now Live!

Unfortunately for me, I did need to uninstall and reinstall the app on my Android based Asus tablet. I inderstand that there are some differences in the way Android behaves on diffferent tablets, so perhaps this is a fault with the Asus. I do not know. In the end, it is not a major problem for me. J...
by Bill Marquardt
09/18/13 07:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Digital October 2013 Issue of Genii Now Live!
Replies: 10
Views: 792
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