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by Brad Henderson
November 13th, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Box For A Coin
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Ring Box For A Coin

Sounds like a reverse coin casket but with a single coin.

May have to use a third of a folding coin in order to manage the thickness of the box issues. Which would then require a simple switch as the coin was seemingly removed from the box (the third being retracted back inside).
by Brad Henderson
November 5th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Ok. Just made some more calls. It seems that the FISM people are holding all the rooms with two beds for themselves and to get a guaranteed double room they have to allow that. They have a protected block for just the congress. The very nice lady I spoke to said the thing to do is book online, then ...
by Brad Henderson
November 5th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Just fyi, when I booked my room (on the first day info was released) I called to confirm that there were two beds in the room as it was unclear from the site. The lady I spoke with told me that it wasn’t. That all of the rooms in the FISM block were just with one bed. So she put in a request for me ...
by Brad Henderson
October 31st, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Thanks. And I appreciate you saying that. But truthfully, I did find the parallel interesting - how we get attached to certain conventions and often resist changes that result from participating in a new system. And I’m as guilty of it as anyone. Which is why I try to think about those things that t...
by Brad Henderson
October 31st, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

I’m not sure what could not be understood in the quote you posted. I understood what steve wrote, and I think my original post was clear in context of the post which preceded it. I could have ‘quoted it’’ but then we would be taking advantage of those $&@/ social media protocols you despise. Hav...
by Brad Henderson
October 23rd, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Tom Stone.
Tom Stone.
Tom Stone.
by Brad Henderson
October 23rd, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Maybe a good term is ‘representational’ magic as the goal in ‘filmed magic’ is to merely represent the actual live experience accurately, but on screen.
by Brad Henderson
October 23rd, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

I think I addressed this. The fact is, all magic presented on a screen is media magic. Now, the degree to which that is a useful classification can be argued. But philosophically, it’s an undeniable truth. A magic show experienced in a theater is and can never be the same as a filmed magic show expe...
by Brad Henderson
October 22nd, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Bob You get it. One issue is that all magic presented via a screen is media magic. The existence of a camera and the experience of watching through a screen is always different than the ‘reality’ that was experienced to create the recorded artifact. Having said that, in many cases, what we really ar...
by Brad Henderson
October 21st, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

^ Excellent point. Mr. Henderson's initial posts in this thread were, to be kind, provocative. He has been backing away from his initial tone as the thread has progressed. It's too bad that he has alienated many, what he has written since then makes sense. Believe me, life is better when he's on &q...
by Brad Henderson
October 21st, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

That’s just it, Jack. They are ALL great examples. They all take advantage of the nature of the media through which their work is meant to be experienced. We don’t condemn tv shows for picking enthusiastic audience memebers, why should we condemn jibrizy for using stooges? Because we are judging him...
by Brad Henderson
October 20th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Kent, All the AP English students were assigned a book to teach the class. I got Joyce. I’m glad I did. First, where did I say I had rules for magic? I didn’t. But that doesn’t change the fact that we have genres of magic - and that doesn’t change the fact that the history of magic is the history of...
by Brad Henderson
October 20th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

As a senior we were assigned books to teach to the class. Of course, if you’ve read Joyce, you would find my eccentric capitalization easy to interpret, by comparison. (And my use of capitalization in the post Kent must have remembered should have made it clear that nothing is meant to be conveyed b...
by Brad Henderson
October 19th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Kent. I never taught English. My interest in capitalization exists exactly so far as you will see realized in my posts. If that bothers you so, you are under no obligation to read them. I don’t think shin deserves a category all his own. I think media magic does. It’s much bigger than he. It include...
by Brad Henderson
October 19th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Kent, my phone capitalizes what it chooses to capitalize. If you’re going to focus on the typography and not the content of the message then our priorties are clearly different and I’m not sure we will have much to discuss. Travis, no one has commented on how nice of a person shin may be. But I thin...
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

My phone always capitalizes Germaine. Roger, Copperfield has many more followers than that. Does that mean we call Copperfield’s magical work ‘social media magic.’? As I said in the close up magic reference, the issue isn’t an ancillary goal of the magic. It’s an attempt to define a new type of magi...
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Shin lin’s Material which is meant to be viewed on a screen - even live - would be media magic. There is no social component to that experience. Criss Angel’s Material in his televised show would be media magic as there is no social component to it. The magically relevant issue is the media venue. H...
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

All social media magic is media magic, not all media magic is social media magic.

The issues related to the techniques for the production of the illusion stems from the media nature of the transmission, not the social nature.
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

I love Brad's idea of a new class: media magic, or, to be more precise, fake magic. In many ways it is fake magic as it creates the illusion that one has created an illusion. Though everything experienced through a screen is fundamentally an illusion and not reality. So I think media magic - free f...
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Media magic is a better descriptor as it allows for inclusion all magic designed to be experienced through a screen.

A lot of criss angel’s televised material - for example - is media magic even though it was broadcast.
by Brad Henderson
October 17th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

From the moment he began his lecture it was clear he had no idea what he was talking about - unless, you consider his thoughts solely from the perspective of performing for an online audience. His understanding of vernon’s Twisting the aces was - I don’t even know if there is a word for It. And to m...
by Brad Henderson
October 17th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Received an interesting email from someone who didn’t have the courage to post publicly. I will share it and my response. why write that [censored] about shin lim? are you depressed? angry people who hate the success of others are usually very bitter and sad. I saw you work once doing a chop cup. ni...
by Brad Henderson
October 16th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Numbers went down after the shooting and have not returned back to what they were.
by Brad Henderson
October 15th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

^ THAT’S an insult.
by Brad Henderson
October 15th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6154

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

The venue for what he does is Instagram.
by Brad Henderson
October 15th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

And please - if I’m going to insult someone I’m going to do it and not hedge after the fact.

It’s like you don’t know me
by Brad Henderson
October 15th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

How is it a snarky comment? Bill mention Oz being in the movie. So it made me think, ‘will Derek be in the movie.’ (Not as a real question, just as a lark). I can’t even imagine how it could be an insult? Frankly, I’m insulted you would think if I wanted to insult someone I would have come up with s...
by Brad Henderson
October 15th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

How is it snarky? Have you never played the game ‘who would play you in a Hollywood movie?’

Anyone who reads my comment as an insult is looking for an insult.
by Brad Henderson
October 15th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

I wonder who they will cast to play Derek.
by Brad Henderson
October 11th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Two great bios at bargain prices
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Two great bios at bargain prices

Your eBay link isn’t complete
by Brad Henderson
October 2nd, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3857

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

What exactly should we be posting about?
by Brad Henderson
September 20th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: Castle dues going up again

No one likes a dues increase, but I thought Jim did a great job of presenting the case for it.
by Brad Henderson
September 17th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: master sleight of hand will tsai on Am got talent
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: master sleight of hand will tsai on Am got talent

Is this the guy with the table?
by Brad Henderson
September 12th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's Silhouette studio
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Vernon's Silhouette studio

I’m here to serve.
by Brad Henderson
September 12th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's Silhouette studio
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Vernon's Silhouette studio

Bill Mullins wrote: Vernon was the one who came first


Much to the dismay of Mrs. Vernon.
by Brad Henderson
September 2nd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for: Fitch/Kohler Professional Holdout System
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Looking for: Fitch/Kohler Professional Holdout System

I’m not intimating anything. In order to legally acquire the FK holdout one must obtain the liscense agreement from bob. If these are being sought to be resold or used - the poster and potential buyers should be aware of that. This was done in order to prevent people from knocking it off. I would ha...
by Brad Henderson
August 31st, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for: Fitch/Kohler Professional Holdout System
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Looking for: Fitch/Kohler Professional Holdout System

If I recall correctly you would need to contact Kohler to obtain the legal transfer of the accompanying license
by Brad Henderson
August 31st, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for: Fitch/Kohler Professional Holdout System
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Looking for: Fitch/Kohler Professional Holdout System

Do you intend to copy and sell it?
by Brad Henderson
August 27th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Cohen profile
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: Steve Cohen profile

They spelled his name right.
by Brad Henderson
August 26th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A personal message from...Kreskin?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: A personal message from...Kreskin?

Some people have unrealistic expectations of their perceived value.

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