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by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: AMA FISM club number

ok. that’s not completely clear in the way the information is requested. It made it sound like i have to get a number from the AMA of some type.

thanks for the information
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: AMA FISM club number

sometimes it’s better to ask than assume.
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: AMA FISM club number

is that sarcasm? i’ve never been the type to wear pins or carry cards. never been much of a ‘joiner’
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: AMA FISM club number

do i need a card? i just need the ama number to confirm member rate for the conference.
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 371

AMA FISM club number

Hey. i registered for fism and they need a fism club member number. As a member of the AMA i presume this would be the number they need. They don’t need my AMA member number, but a number that designates the AMA as their member society. Does anyone know what it is? it’s an 8 digit number.

thanks.
by Brad Henderson
December 4th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB first edition STUFF by Eric Mason - with unexpurgated essay
Replies: 3
Views: 461

WTB first edition STUFF by Eric Mason - with unexpurgated essay

Looking for a true first edition of Eric Mason’s Stuff. Specifically i am looking for the full essay on theory which was cut from the later editions - it was described to me as a ‘socialist tract’.

If someone can point me to a source for that essay i would be appreciative.
by Brad Henderson
December 3rd, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship

Bill, i believe there was also a my favorite martian magic set.
by Brad Henderson
November 28th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 66
Views: 7193

Re: Ricky Jay Death

i was at that show. Went to dinner with him and my friend Richard Garriott after. Great memory
by Brad Henderson
November 27th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 89
Views: 4191

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

peter is hardly anonymous. He is known to many of us. He and i hung out at the castle just last month. He was brought in for their halloween member perk.
by Brad Henderson
November 27th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 89
Views: 4191

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

last night on my flight into columbus the flight attendant (formerly known as stewardess) addressed those of us in the exit row as ‘you guys’. The woman sitting next to me shrugged and said ‘hello?!?’. She was not a guy. and while i’m sure the flight attendant (formerly known as stewardess) meant no...
by Brad Henderson
November 26th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 89
Views: 4191

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

unless she specifically said she wanted to grow up to be a ‘space MAN’ i think you may have missed the point.
by Brad Henderson
November 26th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 89
Views: 4191

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

i think part of the issue revolves around if the use describes or excludes/erases. calling me a card man is accurate because i am a man who does card tricks. Referring to cardmen as a group excludes (linguistically) any person who isn’t a man. (though it is still accurate depending on the era and re...
by Brad Henderson
November 25th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Keys of Deception Virgil,Rare cups & Ball sets, Chop Cups , Lotta bowls. Cold Reading, Bizarre Magic Free Magazines
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Keys of Deception Virgil,Rare cups & Ball sets, Chop Cups , Lotta bowls. Cold Reading, Bizarre Magic Free Magazines

Vigil not Virgil - relevant only for people who might specifically be searching for the item!!! don’t want to miss potential customers
by Brad Henderson
November 24th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help with a quote
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: help with a quote

thanks. that’s what i tnought but wanted to confirm.
by Brad Henderson
November 24th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help with a quote
Replies: 2
Views: 302

help with a quote

tamariz - magic should be both _______ and fascinating.

what was the specific word he used in the blank?

Brad
by Brad Henderson
November 24th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: TAOM 2019 San Antonio, Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: TAOM 2019 San Antonio, Texas

fewer and fewer. lots of reasons for this - obviously - but no small part has been the failure of recent TAOM’s to obtain name booking in time to advertise prior to the increase in rates. TAOM has become a convention where the people who show up are the ones who show up regardless of who is performi...
by Brad Henderson
November 21st, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: inventor of the trick card with hole finger.
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: inventor of the trick card with hole finger.

‘Big Red’ - a variation of the flap three card monte. i have a set here somewhere with instructions. Will keep my eye out for it.
by Brad Henderson
November 10th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: TAOM 2019 San Antonio, Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: TAOM 2019 San Antonio, Texas

finally, a taom convention which has a line up to announce prior to registration rate increases. I hope this bodes well for the convention and we will see greater attendance.
by Brad Henderson
November 8th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with original Nemo 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 2374

Re: Help with original Nemo 1500

Paul Stone offered the 5 Star Wallet which doesn’t use a snap but a flap that tucks to close it and mark the location for the spec to open.
by Brad Henderson
November 4th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ring and Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Ring and Spring

it seems bigger than most

(that’s what she said!)
by Brad Henderson
October 29th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 54
Views: 2714

Re: The Pass

i should add, if we want the audience to believe the card is lost, then using a pass seems like a a case of hauling gravel in a Lexus. Sure you can do it, but why? A simple over hand shuffle control works just as well, or the shuffle based control Mullica used to use all the time. the pass is the pe...
by Brad Henderson
October 29th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 54
Views: 2714

Re: The Pass

it seems to me that the question shouldn’t be what moves should follow other moves, but what condition we want the audience to believe exists in regard to the order of the cards. If we want the audience to believe the card is lost in the pack, then a shuffle following the control makes sense. If we ...
by Brad Henderson
October 24th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 41
Views: 3777

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

magicians are afraid of power and so they comment on their tricks instead of being in the moment and making them happen. i want you to i’d like you to in a moment you will all of these things distance you from the present. make statements. please shuffle the deck. take the cards and deal them into a...
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 2958

Re: Magic in Texas

Magic Castle performance fellowship award winner Ray Anderson performs each weekend as part of the long running Esther’s Follies on 6th street in downtown Austin. i perform sleight of hand magic at brunch each sunday (when i’m in town) sr Chez zee - a famous, uniquely Austin eatery. There is also Jo...
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2053079

Re: ERDNASE

i recall a magic auction a few years ago when posters were selling for three and four times their established value. They sold for exorbitant prices that day. but what of the next day, or the day after? just as a low sale of a single item doesn’t suggest the item is worth less, a single sale at a hi...
by Brad Henderson
October 17th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 41
Views: 3777

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

you claim you couldn’t flip a coin 20 times in a row and it land heads each time. it could. you say you ‘don’t know what’s happening’ which is likely what the audience thinks, not because they are deceived, but because you neither do nor say anything to indicate how this ‘effect’ is occurring. As th...
by Brad Henderson
October 16th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2053079

Re: ERDNASE

rrath1 wrote:FYI Jason England
https://www.ebay.com/itm/312223045807
$465.00 dollars for EATCT Fireside edition SOLD
I believe your valuations of the early books is off abit. LOL
Magicians have no idea of value.


no - the person who paid that much doesn’t.
by Brad Henderson
October 5th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Robert McDaniel has passed on
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Robert McDaniel has passed on

Lived in austin for decades and never heard of or ran into him. oddly, also grew up in the louisville ring and never heard of him there either. shame. sounds like the kind of guy you’d want to know
by Brad Henderson
September 10th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Hen had a marketed routine using this style of wallet. Pretty elaborate. Was a surprise find at an auction years ago.
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

i’m the one calling names? those are your words pointed back at you. I have seen the effect (and programmed the effect) enough times to know how the responses are the same. I have seen enough performers present both to know how the responses are the same. Sure there are minor differences in the resp...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

ian just because you’ve done things many times, doesn’t mean you are correct. I know people who have done their act many times and still have no idea what they are doing. Some never realize how condescending they sound. The idea that the blockhead effect is a penetration is nonsense. Something that ...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

ian, i have worked with several side show performers and have included them in performances i have produced. The response is the same, or at least similar enough to be considered the same effect. and whether or something is hard or soft doesn’t change the EFFECT. vanishing a ball of string and vanis...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

ian, i am always willing to change my mind, all i require is a compelling argument. Your argument relies on acknowledgement of method, not an analysis of the phenomenon. you also seem to suggest, and i may be misunderstanding you, that the blockhead is a mystery to people. I don’t know anyone who pr...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

why are they different? blockhead: object goes into face string/balloon: object goes into face and removed out mouth. changing the object doesn’t change the effect ball goes into hand and shown to be gone coin goes into hand and shown to be gone. same effect. producing the ball at the end doesn’t ch...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

the audience sees the spike go in their nose, which is exactly what they see when someone shoves a balloon or string or condom in their nose. it’s the same effect. Having actually trained people to perform and written for this act, having sold this act to the public, i can assure you the audience se...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 12:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

magician shoves something he shouldn’t in his nose

only differences are the object and whether it came out the way it went in or not.

same effect

I think most people (non magicians) seeing two acts each doing one of those stunts would walk away thinking they did the same thing.
by Brad Henderson
August 23rd, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

how is the chain through nose (and out the mouth) substantially different from block head? they both are cases of objects traveling through the sinus cavities. many blockhead performers also do the balloon/condom through mouth and nose. I would put them both in the same category. That Deland explain...
by Brad Henderson
August 23rd, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 3138

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

oddly, one summer we were exploring the block head act and enlisted the help of someone who worked in the infirmary. While he had never performed it, he said that many of the sailors he sailed with in the Navy used to run the chain from their dog tags through their nose and out their mouth. So appar...

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