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Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show

Hi;
Just want to thank Dustin Stinett for the great writeup about the 40 Annual awards show and Pete Biro for the great photos. I makes us guys out in the sticks (northern Indiana) feel as if we are right there watching.

Jim
by Jim Snapp
05/22/08 11:18 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Re: HELP

Hi;
Thanks! At least I know I haven't lost all of my memory.

Jim
by Jim Snapp
01/23/08 11:26 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Hi;
Really enjoyed the Zarrow material! Has anybody else had the center page pop loose from the staples? I think it's probably because this issue is so full of good material.

Jim
by Jim Snapp
01/22/08 11:27 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 12470

HELP

Hi; Several weeks ago I read a short-change routine from Br. John Hamman in a recent issue of one of the magic magazines I receive. I worked with it a while and then put it aside. Last week I decided to work on it some more, but I hadn't made a note of what magazine it was in. After going thru the l...
by Jim Snapp
01/22/08 11:23 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Hi;
Got mine yesterday, Jan. 16. Wow! I'm 2 months behind in my reading!! Always early; Always great!!

Jim
by Jim Snapp
01/18/08 09:48 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 12470

Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Hi; Another version where the spectator does not have to close their eyes is a variation of the 'cockroach pass'. After the card is placed on the face of the deck, you yell 'cockroach' and stomp on the floor several times. While the spectator is looking at the floor you move the card from the face t...
by Jim Snapp
02/18/06 09:57 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Best Magic Trick Ever !
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Steranko Escape Issue

Hi;
Anybody with a better filing system than I have -- What is the date/issue number of the Steranko Escape issue of Genii?

Jim
by Jim Snapp
10/25/05 08:27 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steranko Escape Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: October Issue of Genii is in the Mail: Steve Forte is on the Cover

Hi;
The DVD in my October issue of Genii arrived broken in half! Most probably, it happened when the magazine was folded in half to fit in my mailbox. Anybody else in the same boat??

Jim
by Jim Snapp
09/19/05 09:15 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: October Issue of Genii is in the Mail: Steve Forte is on the Cover
Replies: 63
Views: 999

Re: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005

Hi;
Here's another idea for the card cube, although I would only do this before/after a program, perhaps for the contact person.
Fold the cube and give it away. When they take it apart, your business card is inside!

Jim
by Jim Snapp
09/15/05 07:50 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

Re: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005

Hi; I guess I'm torn between the two camps here. I would not try to do magic for strangers who were obviously not interested in seeing magic. On the other hand, when eating at a resturant where there are families with bored children waiting for their food, I usually carry a deck of cards that I use ...
by Jim Snapp
09/14/05 09:20 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

Re: Collectors

Hi;
Check out Peter Duffie's web page this month for a self-working Collectors routine that happens in the spectators hands.

Jim
by Jim Snapp
09/08/05 08:45 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Collectors
Replies: 36
Views: 1379

Re: Money Transfer by Daryl

Hi; I'm making this up with big bills (about twice the regular size). I found them at Dollar General Store for (you guessed it) $1.00. You get a packet of several $1, $5, $10, $20 ... I plan on using it in a college mathematics class to illustrate how confusing everyday life can be if you don't unde...
by Jim Snapp
08/27/05 09:07 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Money Transfer by Daryl
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Maven's 'The Ruling Class'

Hi; While shopping with my granddaughter in a Buck Stop store (everything is $1), I found a ruler that is already gaffed to do The Ruling Class from Max Mavens The Other Month column in the July Genii. For $1 you get a plastic ruler with a battery unit on one end. When you press down on the end, the...
by Jim Snapp
06/29/05 02:47 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Maven's 'The Ruling Class'
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Re: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh

Hi; Richard/Pete; I wasn't complaining about the ad or advertizing in general, and I do realize that advertizing is important to the continuation of Genii. As I said, it was the sudden jolt you get when reading the Chung Ling Soo story and then turning the page to find the ad that is so different fr...
by Jim Snapp
06/27/05 08:22 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh

Hi; If you are like me, you became engrossed in reading about Chung Ling Soo. Steinmeyer's writing transported me back to another time and place and then suddenly I was jerked back to the present by the advertizement in the center pages of the article. This is easily avoided by doing what I did, usi...
by Jim Snapp
06/25/05 09:02 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Steranko Card Issue

Hi;
Thanks a lot, guys! You saved me a lot of time going thru boxes!!!

Jim
by Jim Snapp
06/10/05 09:19 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Steranko Card Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Jumping Frogs

Hi;
Here in Indiana you can get cards that fold really well a several different stores where everything is $1. "The Buck Stops Here", "Dollar Bills", "The Buck Store", ---. They come from China and you get two decks for a dollar!!

Jim
by Jim Snapp
06/10/05 09:14 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jumping Frogs
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: jap box

Hi;
I must confess that, in my teen years, I did a routine with a torn/restored laundry ticket called "No Tickee, No Shirty!" Anybody else remember this?

Jim
by Jim Snapp
06/09/05 12:35 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: jap box
Replies: 48
Views: 7363

Steranko Card Issue

Hi;
I'm trying to find which issue of Genii had the James Steranko section of card effects. I tried the index search, but all I got was the escape issue. Any help would be appreciated. (I have all the issues, just decided this might be faster than looking thru them!)

Jim
by Jim Snapp
06/09/05 12:26 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Steranko Card Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: progressive anagrams

Hi; Just a quick note about a recent show. It was for a end of school year banquet celebrating the retirement of 8 teachers. I used the Lipp program to make a progressive anagram of all the names, and was lucky enough to have them all work. Even better, when I got to the show site, there was a print...
by Jim Snapp
05/09/05 01:39 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: progressive anagrams
Replies: 48
Views: 12639

Re: Abbott's Close Up- March 11

Can't hardly wait! I'm coming up and planning to bring along Tom Gagnon, the illustrator for the Vernon books. Be sure to have him show you the latest material using his spread control!! We're also trying to convince Randy Wakeman to attend this year. Should be a great time.
by Jim Snapp
02/18/05 09:31 AM
 
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Abbott's Close Up- March 11
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Mathematical Principle?

Hi; There is a great version in Apocalypse (Don't have access to my file right now) where the cards are delt onto the table, the count to 10 is the same, the delt cards are replaced underneath the packet as the total of the original cards is counted. You end up with a seven, deal out 7 face-up cards...
by Jim Snapp
01/14/05 09:55 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mathematical Principle?
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: SECOND DEAL

How about Gary Plant's "Maybe One Will Match" from the card corner in the Linking Ring.
(Sometime in the last few years)
Anybody have the month/year??

Jim
by Jim Snapp
01/11/05 01:27 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: SECOND DEAL
Replies: 30
Views: 809

Re: No New Magic Tricks In Genii!

Hi all; I have been a Genii subscriber for a long time, and since Richard took over they are arriving in my mailbox so quickly that I can't keep up. (Ahh, for the good old days when you never knew if it would be a month, two months or whatever between issues! ((Just kidding!)) ) I'm thankful that th...
by Jim Snapp
10/18/04 02:04 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: No New Magic Tricks In Genii!
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Do Pages Come off the Staples in Your Genii?

No problem with the staples, but the post office manages to mangle the cover even thru the plastic bag. (???)
Keep up the good work! I am enjoying the new look and contents very much.

Jim
by Jim Snapp
06/08/04 11:00 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Do Pages Come off the Staples in Your Genii?
Replies: 24
Views: 502

Words of Wonda

Hi; I'm trying to find this effect (Words of Wonda)in a back issue of Genii. I know it's somewhere and I'm hoping somebody out there has kept better references than I did. It's a progressive anagram routine, and a few months later several improvements were added. I've got the issues (since 1963) but...
by Jim Snapp
06/08/04 10:55 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Words of Wonda
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Re: What is your favorite coin trick without the table?

Hi;
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned 'Hanging Coins'. For this sized crowd, using silver dollars, it is the ideal effect. Perhaps R Paul Wilson's 3 Fly to produce three coins and then HC follows?
Jim Snapp, Mathemagician
by Jim Snapp
01/17/03 01:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite coin trick without the table?
Replies: 38
Views: 1037

Re: February Genii with Al Baker

Hi; Got mine a little later than the rest of you (1/16/03) but like the new look. How any magician could read the contents of this issue and not subscribe is beyond me!! The advice in the script writing article, the Baker material, Sankey's column, Maven's mental routine, on and on..... It's great!!...
by Jim Snapp
01/17/03 01:47 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: February Genii with Al Baker
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Melinda Saxe

Hi Steve;
I thought that was probably you in the crystal ball on the Genii cover. Congratulations!!
Jim
by Jim Snapp
01/10/03 11:17 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Melinda Saxe
Replies: 61
Views: 10091

Re: Shoot Ogawa

Hi;
Just an idea that popped into my head while reading about Shoot and the motivation for a ring inside a card. How about a cannibal cards routine where the cards end up eating your ring?
by Jim Snapp
11/20/02 01:24 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Shoot Ogawa
Replies: 32
Views: 1336

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