February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

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February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 17th, 2008, 12:54 pm

The February issue of Genii should start arriving in your homes. My copy by second-class arrived today. You will find a great article about Herb Zarrow by David Ben on our cover, with the first correct (that is, most complete) description of the Zarrow shuffle ever published, plus a history of false shuffles and the publication of letters between Herb Zarrow and Ed Marlo from the late 1950s that will put to rest any further discussion of the so-called Shank Shuffle.

In addition, we have articles on Teller's new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, opening in Washington DC shortly; a piece on the Master of Illusion software for the Nintendo DS game system (a remarkable thing--really); and a lovely piece by Jim Steinmeyer on the subject of what's going on at Magic Inc. in Chicago. Plus all the usual.

Please let me know when you receive your copy (or when you get it from your dealer) and what you think.

I do realize that our cover story is a bit long and specialized, but it's something that really needs to be told, and a record that needs to be set straight, at long last.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Tommy Brown » January 17th, 2008, 12:58 pm

I received mine yesterday, January 16th, in Chattanooga. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but the Zarrow article looks spectacular.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Joe Pecore » January 17th, 2008, 1:15 pm

Got my copy today. Can't wait to have read it tonight!
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Gordolini » January 17th, 2008, 1:18 pm

Received Genii on Wednesday in Louisville. "After the Shuffle" kept me up last night...great stuff

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Ray Banks » January 17th, 2008, 1:38 pm

Darn! I haven't been able to read the January issue yet!
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby erdnasephile » January 17th, 2008, 1:38 pm

The Zarrow issue arrived 1-16-08 in KS.

Another GREAT article found nowhere else that makes 50 bucks a year the best bargain in magic! :)

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Frank Dudgeon » January 17th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Got the february issue today or yesterday (1/16 or 17) in Wichita, Kansas. My mail deliverer gets the mail in late sometime, and by late afternoons i give up. Looks like another winner.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Lee Almond » January 18th, 2008, 6:37 am

Mine arrived in Wichta 1/16/08. The article on the Zarrow is the most complete I have had the pleasure of reading. Keep up the great work Richard.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Dave Shepherd » January 18th, 2008, 7:30 am

Vienna, Virginia: Thursday, 1/17.

I look forward to having two or three hours to digest the Zarrow Shuffle piece.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jim Snapp » January 18th, 2008, 8:48 am

Hi;
Got mine yesterday, Jan. 16. Wow! I'm 2 months behind in my reading!! Always early; Always great!!

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby delgadil » January 18th, 2008, 9:31 am

Got mine a few days ago.

The Feb 2008 issue alone is worth the annual subscription price. The Zarrow article is brilliant and is packed with lots of very interesting, entertaining, and useful information.

Richard, regarding your question about which DVDs to review -- whether you should review the good or the bad -- for some reason I am always first drawn to read the BAD reviews and then I go to the GOOD. I like the current balance you have and would like to continue seeing reviews of both great and crappy products.

It's just as important to warn us about seriously bad products as it is to tell us about great products.

Thanks,
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jinx » January 18th, 2008, 3:52 pm

Still haven't got mine yet.. I usually get it before everyone else too... sigh
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Brian Rasmussen » January 18th, 2008, 8:53 pm

Got mine today, Jan 18th, Greenwood IN.

I always enjoy the Giobbi write-ups and the Hollingworth column is becoming a favorite as well. Good weekend reading for sure.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Cain » January 19th, 2008, 1:18 am

This is an incredible issue! In terms of product reviews I think the most important thing is shining a spotlight on that which is excellent but obscure.

Also, Giobbi asks if readers would "occasionally enjoy reading one or two more articles of this type dealing with details of handling." My answer is YES.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Frank Yuen » January 19th, 2008, 6:09 am

Received in western suburbs of Chicago yesterday. Just started reading and looks great so far. Can't wait to get to the Zarrow article.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby George Guerra » January 19th, 2008, 7:27 am

Zarrow shuffle article sounds very interesting, but having just re-subscribed earlier this month, hope I will get this one along with the January issue, as the article on the 10th Los Angeles Conference of Magic History should be a good read.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Mark Paulson » January 19th, 2008, 1:41 pm

I just got mine in Seattle on 1/19.

I was happy to see the article about Teller's Macbeth!

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby James Nelson » January 19th, 2008, 2:51 pm

Received Volume 71, Number 2, today, January 19, 2008, in Hobart, Indiana, 46342.

I really do not think it (date of delivery) is determined by the following criteria... distance from printers, use of the five + four zip code or being a buddy of Richard.... but rather that you are at the mercy of how the magazines are delivered to the Post Office and how the Postal System handles them.....

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Mike Fordice » January 19th, 2008, 8:41 pm

Arrived today (1/19) in NW NJ.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Arthur Martello » January 20th, 2008, 4:58 am

Got mine on Friday 1/18 (upstate NY Catskill Mountains). Think I better schedule some serious reading time.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Steve Snediker » January 20th, 2008, 2:49 pm

Just opened my Feb. Genii (must have arrived yesterday 01/19/08).

Thanks for the Teller "Scottish Play" article and the "Magic Inc." article. It's ironic (intentional I'm sure) that they were adjacent in the magazine. Sandy Marshall LOVES the Scottish Play.

Love the "damned spot" shot of Teller and Posner. Nice color.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Joe Hanosek » January 22nd, 2008, 6:21 am

Also, Giobbi asks if readers would "occasionally enjoy reading one or two more articles of this type dealing with details of handling." My answer is YES.
Me too..

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jim Snapp » January 22nd, 2008, 10:27 am

Hi;
Really enjoyed the Zarrow material! Has anybody else had the center page pop loose from the staples? I think it's probably because this issue is so full of good material.

Jim

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby PickaCard » January 22nd, 2008, 12:47 pm

Originally posted by Jim Snapp:
Has anybody else had the center page pop loose from the staples?
Jim
Jim,

check out this thread:

http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 853#000000

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Joe Pecore » January 22nd, 2008, 1:24 pm

Originally posted by Jim Snapp:
Has anybody else had the center page pop loose from the staples? Jim
Happened to me too, but I'm not complaining.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Donal Chayce » January 22nd, 2008, 2:31 pm

Ditto...on both counts.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Bill McFadden » January 22nd, 2008, 3:07 pm

Finally arrived today . . . lotsa warm content to see one through a dark, cold winter.

RK, please let Roberto Giobbi know that we'll consume all he can dish out.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Mickey Painless » January 22nd, 2008, 3:24 pm

I starting to think my postal carrier keeps mine to read before delivery! Maybe today!

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Dave Shepherd » January 22nd, 2008, 3:25 pm

Roberto is my hero. He can give no wrong advice, as far as I'm concerned. (Even if I disagree with something he says, which is practically never, he always makes me think more deeply than I thought I would.)

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Camilla » January 22nd, 2008, 3:39 pm

Came here to the suburbs of frozen Chicago today.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Bill Wells » January 22nd, 2008, 3:58 pm

Genii arrived today in Alexandria ... strange that it arrived on the 17th in Vienna, VA - 5 days earlier!
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Joe Gallant » January 22nd, 2008, 4:01 pm

Arrived today in Boston.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jeff Haas » January 22nd, 2008, 4:05 pm

Got mine!

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Evan Shuster » January 22nd, 2008, 4:35 pm

Received in North Seattle this afternoon. I'm looking forward to digging in to the Zarrow article tonight.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Michael Feldman » January 22nd, 2008, 7:43 pm

received last night in San Diego. Looks great.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby David Prouty » January 23rd, 2008, 6:08 am

Arrived in Houston 1/22

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Bob Poynter » January 23rd, 2008, 7:35 am

Good morning, Richard

Received Genii in Lafayette, Indiana about a week ago.

This Feb issue will be a tough act to follow.

An earlier reader announced that this issue was more than the price of admission. I vote with him.

I also received Girogio's ned DVD's. A tremendous addition to the card worker's library. The dvd's are a treasure.

Where was this kind of information in 1950?

Please continue as with your current standards.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Charles Spector » January 23rd, 2008, 8:51 am

Arrived in Huntington Beach, CA on 1/22.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Tom Gilbert » January 23rd, 2008, 9:07 am

Not yet in New Hampshire...

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby gberard » January 23rd, 2008, 9:21 am

My copy arrived in Roseville, CA (near Sacramento) yesterday, 1/22.


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