Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

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Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

Postby Philippe Noël » August 10th, 2012, 8:02 am

I was wondering what was THE magician with which you would like to spend an evening talking magic?
Obviously, you must choose a magician that is still alive.
Personally I would choose Eugene Burger.
And you?

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Postby Syd » August 10th, 2012, 9:09 am

Great question. There are many for me. I am not sure I could pick just one. How about top five?
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Postby Ray Eden » August 10th, 2012, 9:30 am

My choice would be Johnny Thompson.

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Postby JohnCox » August 10th, 2012, 11:44 am

Teller.
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Postby Edward Pungot » August 10th, 2012, 12:17 pm

JohnCox wrote:Teller.

I'll second that.

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Postby Ray Eden » August 10th, 2012, 1:12 pm

I would have said Teller, except Penn&Teller go to Johnny Thompson when they need advice. :-)

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Postby Anthony Vinson » August 10th, 2012, 2:15 pm

Harry Lorayne.

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Postby jason156 » August 10th, 2012, 4:38 pm

John Carney

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Postby Smurf » August 10th, 2012, 5:01 pm

As a hobbyist who rarely performs, I would feel too out of my element to be discussing magic with a lifelong performer. I enjoy watching magic and experimenting with it. I enjoy card magic the most and work on it far more than anything else. With my selected guru, I would enjoy discussing a broad spectrum of magic ideas and would like to hear stories of famous magicians and events in our field. I enjoy magic books immensely so someone familiar with them would be a plus. I would choose our own Chief Genii - Richard Kaufman.

Though we are only a few hours apart, I've never seen him in person. I am looking forward to the Genii Bash in October so that I will finally get to meet him.

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Postby luigimar » August 10th, 2012, 5:05 pm

Dani DaOrtiz
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Postby Dustin Stinett » August 10th, 2012, 8:56 pm

Kamarr.

No, not Kamarr.

I have to think about this.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 10th, 2012, 10:40 pm

If asked this question, I could answer that I've been the luckiest person on the planet. Because I have spent many more hours than one, and with so many amazing people in our field.

But if you were to ask me for the person I think would interest you the most, it would be ...

Well, can't really answer that one. Too many good choices. Vernon, Jennings, Dingle, Berglas, Hamman, Tamariz, Maze, Krenzel, Lorayne, Carney, Earl Nelson, David Roth, Lou Gallo--many many choices.

I'm afraid you'd me rather uninteresting, Smurf (though I appreciate the compliment).
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Postby erdnasephile » August 10th, 2012, 10:44 pm

For me personally, it would be: Jamy Ian Swiss or Max Maven

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Postby Smurf » August 10th, 2012, 11:11 pm

"I'm afraid you'd me rather uninteresting, Smurf (though I appreciate the compliment)."

The experiences you have had (all those masters you have worked with or interviewed) make you rather unique. I'm not very interesting either, especially in unfamiliar company, so you may still be impressive to me.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 11th, 2012, 1:02 am

What you get from spending time with people like this is based on what you bring.
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Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

Postby Bill Duncan » August 11th, 2012, 2:20 am

Johnny Thompson, seconded.

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Postby F.Amílcar » August 11th, 2012, 3:38 am

Dear friends,

When A. De Ascanio was alive said one time that Eric Decamps will be the magician most interesting.
For that reason and other I would like spend an evening with Eric Decamps.

Truly yours,

F. Amlcar Riega i Bello.

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Postby IrishMagicNews » August 11th, 2012, 4:47 am

And I would like to spend an evening with Ava Do. ;)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 11th, 2012, 11:16 am

Ah, I forgot to put Ascanio in my listing as one of the magicians I spent time with (but unfortunately not enough).
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Postby R.E.Byrnes » August 11th, 2012, 11:54 am

tamariz

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 11th, 2012, 12:57 pm

You might have that chance, Robert.
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Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

Postby El Harvey Oswald » August 11th, 2012, 6:05 pm

I would second the vote for R.K., as well, on all the grounds noted. He's had the creer of a 90 year old; looks like he's 30; and everyone says he does the best pass this side of Derek Dingle.

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Postby Dustin Stinett » August 11th, 2012, 6:24 pm

El Harvey Oswald wrote:...looks like he's 30...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

I have been fortunate to spend many days and nights with Richard talking about many things. I highly recommend it.

I spent a week sharing a room with Max Maven some years ago. We talked about many things, including magic. I highly recommend it. (One of those nights included Mike Caveney in the room: I just listened.)

There are a lot of people--some well-known, some not--that I have been very lucky to spend some time with that I would love to spend much more time with. But my "magic fantasy" night would be with Ricky Jay. And I would let him do all the talking.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 11th, 2012, 7:05 pm

"But my 'magic fantasy' night would be with Ricky Jay."

Dustin, somehow I don't quite think that's what you mean.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » August 11th, 2012, 7:10 pm

I like to let my readers use their imaginations.

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Postby magicman1953 » August 12th, 2012, 5:18 pm

I would like to second Ricky Jay it would be very entertaining for sure .....If not then Copperfield maybe at his collection what an interesting thought ......

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Postby Kent Gunn » August 13th, 2012, 3:10 am

Lance Pierce

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Postby Edward Pungot » August 13th, 2012, 10:07 am

Dustin Stinett wrote:I like to let my readers use their imaginations.
But it's too much fun for the melon.

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Postby Mike Remington » August 13th, 2012, 10:41 am

"But my 'magic fantasy' night would be with Ricky Jay."

A few months ago while flipping through the channels, I saw Ricky Jay on television. While watching, I Googled Ricky Jay Unit and one of the first few listings was what may well be the scariest magic related site - It offered Ricky Jay nude pictures and naked scenes. I will leave it to others to check that out.

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Postby Andres Reynoso » August 13th, 2012, 1:30 pm

I have enjoyed the oportunity to talk with Pendragon, Chan Kai and Kavir. I want to talk with Tamariz, Jamy Ian Swiss and Tom Stone
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Postby Roy McIlwee » August 13th, 2012, 4:54 pm

Melinda

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Postby R.E.Byrnes » August 13th, 2012, 6:45 pm

"I spent a week sharing a room with Max Maven some years ago."

I'd be curious to hear Max's take on it.

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Postby Pete McCabe » August 13th, 2012, 8:25 pm

Can they be dead? I mean, it's never going to happen anyway, right?

Al Baker.

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » August 14th, 2012, 1:54 pm

Elusive, enigmatic Tony Picasso performs for selects groups in hidden quarters of the Magic Castle; for those who can handle the truth, he's the thinking person's choice here. Picasso has the most trenchant insights on the divide between good magic and bad magic. Can sometimes be found holding court with other Castle elites at surrounding eateries; approach with caution.

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Postby Oddly Bent » August 14th, 2012, 2:09 pm

Father Photius

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Postby Lisa Cousins » August 14th, 2012, 2:23 pm

I would have to say Bill Mullins.

No laurels to rest upon, no public persona to defend, no hype to live up to - always thinking, always contributing, always learning, always enthused - all the right ingredients for great conversation.

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Postby Bill Mullins » August 14th, 2012, 4:13 pm

!!!!

Lisa, I'm touched. Thank you.

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Postby brianarudolph » August 14th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Another vote for Harry Lorayne if I can only choose one person.

But I'd quickly add Juan Tamariz, Richard Turner and John Carney if I'm allowed to make it a panel of four.

And now I have to spend the rest of my life apologizing profusely to all of those others I was unable to include because I was only allowed four spots and I really don't mean to imply anything by virtue of their exclusion.

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Postby Lisa Cousins » August 14th, 2012, 4:28 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:!!!!

Lisa, I'm touched. Thank you.

Bill


Gee Bill, I hope I didn't accidentally slip some laurels onto your head, and give you hype to live up to.

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Postby Bill Marquardt » August 15th, 2012, 12:34 am

I'd love to chat with Harry Lorayne. That guy just has to have a lot of great stories to tell given the company he has kept in his lifetime.

Living on the west coast, it would be a pleasure to meet up with Pop Haydn. If you have not read some of his postings over on the Cafe you might not be aware of his thoughts on magic and entertainment.

Were he still living, Dai Vernon would absolutely be my pick.


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