August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/17/08 11:18 AM

Our August issue, with Dai Vernon on the cover and an enormous section on him (article by Karl Johnson, Erdnase sleights and interview by me) is mailing today.
There's also a free DVD in this issue from Alakazam Magic!
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Postby Green Skittle » 07/17/08 02:05 PM

A Dai Vernon cover AND a DVD? We're in for a treat this month. Can't wait.
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Postby flynn » 07/17/08 03:26 PM

Cool I'm buying an extra copy this month.
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Postby magicman1953 » 07/17/08 07:31 PM

Excellent hope the mailman doesn't try to fold it in half again.... Trickey guy
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Postby Frank Dudgeon » 07/23/08 05:08 PM

Just got the August issue today here in Wichita, Kansas. Looks great! Can't wait to tear into it. And thanks for the DVD!
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Postby Sebastien L. » 07/24/08 09:26 AM

I signed up to Genii just to be sure to get this issue. Unfortunately it seems there is no time to process my subscription for a few weeks.

I sure hope the back issues don't sell out before I get my hands on mine. I've been reloading the back issues page every day and still no sign of it.

Can't wait to have it in hand.
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Postby jaclem » 07/25/08 01:37 AM

..glad to know the august issue is on the way..though it hasn't reached chicago yet. i hope it will arrive before late november as i but it at magic inc and the store is closed on thanksgiving.
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Postby jaclem » 07/25/08 01:41 AM

..eek..previous post has me butting when it should be buy.
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Postby David Prouty » 07/25/08 08:58 AM

Arrived in Houston 7/24, I'm "Dai"-ing to digest this issue !
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Postby Charles Hsu » 07/25/08 12:56 PM

Hmmm... I still haven't received the July issue! I understand I live overseas and should take the issue a longer time to arrive, but since it's nearly August, should I start worrying about it?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/25/08 02:55 PM

Charles, is your subscription for Int. Economy or Airmail?
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Postby Jeffrey Cowan » 07/25/08 03:19 PM

Mine arrived yesterday in Santa Monica, CA. A most impressive looking issue that I am looking forward to digesting.
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Postby flynn » 07/25/08 04:25 PM

Got mine yesterday, I was going home for lunch everyday since RK sent them out so my dvd dont get damaged in Phoenix heat plus its Dai Vernon so i couldnt wait. The interview with the guy from alkazam was pretty cool. Havent got to the Dai Vernon Story yet just the 3 part Dai Vernon series.
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Postby Charles Hsu » 07/25/08 04:44 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:Charles, is your subscription for Int. Economy or Airmail?

To be honest, I don't remember :o. Perhaps it's the delay, so I guess I will wait and find out.
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Postby Mitch Dutton » 07/25/08 05:17 PM

Arrived in Northwest Metro Atlanta today, 7/25. What a lovely cover! Great pose and excellent texturing, coloring and contrast. I'd like to have a copy of the cover picture sans type to frame and hang with my other photos, posters, etc. Thanks for another memorable issue!
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Postby Evan Shuster » 07/25/08 10:21 PM

Mine arrived in Seattle this afternoon. The Vernon material is absolutely terrific! Many thanks!!
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Postby amp » 07/25/08 11:31 PM

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Postby jaclem » 07/25/08 11:45 PM

..i see ups trucks every day, so i know they are still running in chicago, but no genis at magic inc. are they still being sent to the largrer cities?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/26/08 12:14 AM

The dealer's copies are shipped a week after subscriber's copies.
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Postby magicman1953 » 07/26/08 01:12 AM

Received today in sweltering Phoenix, good reason to stay inside and peruse. Looks like another excellent issue. Thanks Scott B
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Postby George Olson » 07/26/08 12:02 PM

7/25/08 in Portland! Thanks for the great "BOOK."

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Postby Mark Paulson » 07/26/08 02:26 PM

7/26/08 in Seattle. Thanks for the DVD. I can't wait to jump into this issue.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 07/26/08 02:35 PM

07/26/08 Ossining NY - looks like a fun read - interesting reference to Ramsay and the Galloway book :)
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Postby jaclem » 07/27/08 01:14 AM

..hey richard, that's okay. there is so much material in magic magazine, which arrived in stores more than a week ago, that will keep me occupied until genii comes.

i like to read on my back deck, though, so i do hope it arrives before the cold weather sets in.
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Postby jaclem » 07/28/08 12:31 AM

..haven't checked in here for a long time, so i missed the reason for this issue being late, so please change my complaints to sincere condolences.
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Postby Richard Perrin » 07/28/08 05:56 PM

I got a magazine during my 2 weeks vacation today. Can't wait to rip the plastic wrap!
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Postby Darryl Harris » 07/28/08 06:55 PM

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Postby Joe Pecore » 07/28/08 07:08 PM

Arrived in Woodbride, VA, today too ;-)
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Postby Jim Martin » 07/29/08 02:28 PM

August Genii here in St. Louis - wow! The Vernon material looks spectacular; thanks Richard.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/29/08 07:33 PM

Much to my chagrin, Gene Matsuura (proving that he reads everything very closely) found two errors in my description of The Spread.

There are two "lefts" that should be "rights."

The first is corner of the packet onto which the right third fingertip lands: it is the outer RIGHT corner.

The second is the direction in which the right hand moves after the palmed card is pushed out of the hand: the right hand moves to the RIGHT, spreading the cards.

I will correct this information in Genii Speaks in the September issue.

Note that if you follow the two sets of photos which explain The Spread, these are correct, and the arrows are correct.
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Postby Van McGee » 07/30/08 12:56 PM

August Genii arrived today, August 30
Looks really good

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Postby castawaydave » 07/30/08 06:32 PM

August issue arrived today in California's Central Valley: looks good!
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Postby Jared Cassidy » 07/30/08 10:44 PM

August issue arrived today in North Alabama and looks fantastic.
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Postby The Magic Apple » 07/30/08 11:32 PM

who is the guy on the cover??
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/31/08 12:28 AM

Is that supposed to be a joke?
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Postby Mike Fordice » 07/31/08 10:49 AM

Arrived yesterday (July 30, 2008) in Northern New Jersey.

Some great Vernon photos!
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Postby DrDanny » 08/01/08 10:40 AM

I got the Aug issue yesterday and immediately devoured the Vernon articles. (Has anyone mentioned that the entire section can be pulled out intact?) I just want to thank Richard for taking the time and effort to put the 2nd half of that section together. It is truly inspiring.
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Postby NCMarsh » 08/01/08 12:01 PM

A really fantastic issue...I really enjoyed Jim Steinmeyer's comments on America's Got Talent...the Vernon material is -- as others have said -- remarkable...

I thought the Peter Nardi article was valuable for any business...and some of his comments are making me want to put more effort into the way that I "package" myself as a performer...

the one thing I think is unfortunate about Allakazam -- and this shows up in the free DVD -- is that there appears to be some carelessness about crediting...there's been discussion on the forum about the teaching of Docc Hilford's peek sans permission or credit on the Stealth Assassin DVD...on the Genii disks are two routines that use a great Jacob Daley packet switch...in the first routine, no effort is made to credit the move....in the second routine, it gets credited first to Derren Brown, then to Juan Tamariz, then to Bob Cassidy (one gets the impression they're rattling off a list of everyone they've seen do the move)

For a company that obviously invests a great deal of time, money, and thoughtfulness in releasing products to market, this sloppiness is disappointing...

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Postby George Olson » 08/01/08 01:45 PM

I had the feeling of that too. I could see Paul Harris' influance in a couiple of items.

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Postby Matt Richman » 08/02/08 11:36 AM

Can't wait to receive my copy! If you're reading this Richard, thanks again for everything at IBM/SAM. You made my week!

Edit: I just realized I got my copy at IBM//SAM. :blush:
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