I've only been exposed to Genii since Mr. Kaufman took it over.
Before that I hadn't really read Genii. I knew it had been around for quite a while, and that it was a hot thing. During the early part of my magic career I was always being told not to read Genii. Why?
I'm still in confusion why exactly Genii's name was tarnished.
Perhaps tarnished isn't the best word. I've heard that sometimes the thing never came on time. Someone told me that months were just skipped. Another magi told me that he sent in his money, and never received his subscription.
Now all this is PRE KAUFMAN. In the past few weeks I've been exploring archives of Genii's. A few days ago I was given a few dozen back Genii's by the Larson's. I took note at "Genii Speaks" where Erika was sending the magazine to the printer in December. And this was the December issue!
How did they end up getting so late? Did this ultimately lead to some type of slump in Genii readership? Lots of folks read MAGIC.
Most of my friends read Magic. Heck, some of the folks I talk to still think the Larson's run the magazine.
Which brings me back to my question (did I ever have one?)... how did the late-ness occur? and what happend to the missing issues?
As I've complimented before, Genii seems to be doing wonderful. I've truly enjoyed the current issues. I've been looking back though. Comparing.
For some of the folks out there who've been with Genii for a while. What do you think. Is Genii better than before. Think back to when you first read it, where you'd see what Dai Vernon was doing at the Castle. Or read the "latest" news in Magic. Find out the coolest trick from Larry Jennings.
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