Magicol #166

Talk about what is being written in other magic publications.

Postby Dustin Stinett » 02/13/08 02:35 PM

The February 2008 issue of Magicol (my second favorite magic magazine) is at hand and proves to be another wonderful effort.

The feature article, by Lindsay Smith, is titled Collecting the Con, or A Collector and His Money Are Soon Parted. This is a twelve page overview on collecting books and ephemera on con games, frauds, swindles and cheating. The piece is geared for those new to the genre and, in fact, shows how that genre can be categorized an even subcategorized. Examples of items within those classifications are given as well as illustrated.

Wayne Wissner goes in search of the Mysterious Wishbone Ring (the M or W shaped magicians ring sometimes associated with Ed Marlo).

Joseph Atmore shares a collectors dream turned nightmare turned[ending withheld].

Clay Shevlin shares Part II of his Visit to Old Bailey (Part I of which can be found here ). Unless Clay subscribes to Genii soon, the only way you can continue with this fascinating read is to join the Magic Collectors Association! (A bargain at just $25 a year. Email magic[dot]collectors[at]sbcglobal[dot]net for information.)

There are three book reviews, including one penned by the aforementioned Mr. Shevlin on Burton Sperbers A Checklist of Conjuring Catalogs which you may have seen advertised lately. If you are even considering purchasing the book, make sure you read this well written and balanced review first.

Editor David Meyer includes his usual dose of Notes & Comments which are always of interest and often steers readers toward something not found in the mainstream.

Information on the upcoming Collectors Weekend (in honor of Harry The Hat Anderson) is included in this issue as well.

Magicol is a quarterly that is nicely produced (this editions back cover is a full color reproduction of a letter from Theodore Deland whose letterhead was fabulous). Use the email address noted above and join! You wont regret it!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/13/08 04:14 PM

For reasons unknown, not only does Clay not subscribe to Genii, someone offered to give him a subscription as a gift and he turned it down.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 02/13/08 05:53 PM

Clay is just not a magazine kind of guy. He receives only two magazines (counting all the mainstream and other trade publications that he might subscribe to): Magicol and The Magic Circular. Both are the organs of organizations he belongs to.

His reasons for this are his and, since Ive already said more than I probably should have, Im not going to go into them since its not my place. All I will say is that while I might disagree with him (Im not Clay), I certainly understand his rationale.

Viv la difference.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/13/08 07:06 PM

I don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to subscribe to Genii.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 02/13/08 07:24 PM

I understand that.

(A clarification: I understand his aversion to magazines in general.)
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Postby Bill Mullins » 02/14/08 04:19 PM

If Dustin were really a Dark Fascist Overlord, he'd figure out how to allow Clay to continue to post his Librarium Magicum articles. One suspects that Dustin is only a Neutral-Grey Fascist Underlord.
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Postby John LeBlanc » 02/14/08 05:01 PM

Originally posted by Bill Mullins:
If Dustin were really a Dark Fascist Overlord, he'd figure out how to allow Clay to continue to post his Librarium Magicum articles. One suspects that Dustin is only a Neutral-Grey Fascist Underlord.
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Postby David Alexander » 02/15/08 04:52 PM

John,

Is it really appropriate to discuss Dustin's Schwartz on this board?
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 02/15/08 10:19 PM

Dustin,

Keep the article in Magicol. It seems like the only people in that the thread are now un-registered.

BTW Think of the bandwith you'll save. ;)
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 02/17/08 07:23 PM

Originally posted by David Alexander:
John,

Is it really appropriate to discuss Dustin's Schwartz on this board?
Hey: At least someone is talking about my Schwartz!
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Postby John LeBlanc » 02/17/08 08:34 PM

You know, Spaceballs has plenty of other relevant quotes I could post. It's an embarrassment of riches, actually. There's this great scene with Dark Helmet on the bridge... :)
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Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » 02/17/08 09:23 PM

Originally posted by John LeBlanc:
There's this great scene with Dark Helmet on the bridge... :)
Hey now! Play nice!

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