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The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 18th, 2017, 1:12 pm
by Richard Kaufman
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Our cover story this month is an unusual one—it’s about a quasi-theatrical magic-related event that involves puzzle-solving on a mass scale by a large group of participants. 49 Boxes is the brainchild of Michael Borys, the Vice President of Interactive Design at 42 Entertainment, who along with Alex Lieu (Chief Creative Officer at 42E), has devised something that is unique.
We have coverage of the Genii Convention by our Art Director Mrs. Kaufman, who has created a six-page chronological photo montage you’re sure to enjoy. We also have coverage of the 600 pound gorilla of U.S. magic conventions, MAGIC Live!, by our Associate Editors Dustin Stinett and John Lovick.
Genii remembers our friends who have died recently, with obituaries for Ray Goulet and Fantasio.
Columns! Jim Steinmeyer’s “Conjuring”! Bob Read’s “Hidden Treasures”! John Gaughan’s “Chamber of Secrets”! Jon Racherbaumer’s “On the Slant”! Jonathan Pendragon’s “Panmagium”! David Kaye’s “The Expert at the Kids’ Table”! Jeff Prace’s “Left-Handed”! David Berglas’s “Master Class”! Todd Karr’s “The Eye”! Book reviews! Trick reviews! Video reviews! Audio columns and videos! I am breathless with enthusiasm.
For the next three issues we will continue to remember Eugene Burger by running three videos he prepared for columns he was unable to complete before his death. This month he talks about the business of magic.
Join our monthly extravaganza of delight at http://www.geniimagazine.com

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 18th, 2017, 4:47 pm
by David Kaplan
David Ben's Penguin Live lecture receives a well-deserved rave review for the second consecutive month!

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 18th, 2017, 5:19 pm
by Q. Kumber
David Kaplan wrote:David Ben's Penguin Live lecture receives a well-deserved rave review for the second consecutive month!


I agree with every word from both reviews. It and the Ken Brooke lecture I saw aged 18, are the two best I have seen.

The vast majority of magicians who do fecky card tricks ('Penguin' and 'At the Table' lectures are full of them) should be made watch Ben's lecture over and over until it dawns on them how compelling good card magic can be.

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 4:40 am
by Jack Shalom
Great cover. Who designed it?

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 6:58 am
by AJM
The same person that designs all the covers I expect.

:-)

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 9:02 am
by Steve Mills
David Kaplan wrote:David Ben's Penguin Live lecture receives a well-deserved rave review for the second consecutive month!


Not that my 2 cents adds anything, but this was terrific. Just the performance of the knives was worth the price of admission. Of course the explanation was more good information than most books or 4 disc DVD sets. A rare "not to be missed".

Q. Kumber's statement above, ........until it dawns on them how compelling good card magic can be gets right to the point. I fear that few will understand it though.

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 9:47 am
by Jackpot
Jack Shalom wrote:Great cover. Who designed it?


Information can be found at the bottom of the left hand column on page 5.

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 11:02 am
by Richard Kaufman
My wife is the Art Director, and she designs everything in Genii including the covers.

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 4:18 pm
by Steve Mills
You married well!

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 4:40 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Yeah, I think you could say that.

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 5:28 pm
by Jack Shalom
I always most enjoy the covers that break the mold of the yearly template.

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Posted: November 30th, 2017, 11:41 am
by Ted M
John Lovick's brief audio interview of John Archer is superb.

It's like half a Eugene Burger book condensed into 11 minutes. The importance of finding one's character, how to avoid a common pitfall and recognize what is NOT one's character, even the importance of blocking to present a variety of physical configurations/shapes on stage
to subtly aid in keeping the audience's focus...

Highly, highly recommended. Page 11.