Originally posted by Nicholas J. Johnson:
I am getting Chuck at Kardwell to do up some screenprinted business cards on blank faced stock. If you can have them sign a card and it appears to change into the business card WITH a signature they will hang on to that for a while.
Actually I do believe that is possible...
I forget the gents name (or the name of the effect) but a visit to Joaquine Ayala's web site and checking the product section... he had a very cool device that allows you to literally steal a person's signature. You can thus, tear up a signed card or whatever and restore it... (use your imagination, there's literally nothing you can't place the autograph onto if you simply apply some imagination to things.)
I've used this system in Seance shows a few times and it gets a great reaction (especially when I steal the signature prior to the show and "they" have no clue how the spirits were able to mimic their handwriting...)
I generally agree with what Paul stated above... that it is personality, etc. that gets you the work 90% of the time. There are some "tricks" that help... for me it's been PK Touches and some of Rick Maue's thinking (Book of Haunted Magick)... but then, I'm known for being a bit strange :D