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by Jon Pendragon
August 20th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Butterfly Black Kickstarter Cards
Replies: 0
Views: 789

Butterfly Black Kickstarter Cards

My beloved West joined a kickstarter project in my name as a present to me. The cards arrived today after long wait, but it was worth it. They are gorgeous cards with lots of subtle features including marked or straight decks. Even the straight unmarked decks have aspects they will make any card man...
by Jon Pendragon
August 8th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Ger Copper
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: RIP Ger Copper

I have found that the sad reality of getting old is that you watch your friends die before you do. I knew Ger for more than 40 years. He was the last of the new wave of Dutch Magicians who swept over Europe in the late 50s into the 80s. Fred Kaps, Harry Thiery, Peter Pit, Richard Ross, Ger Copper an...
by Jon Pendragon
May 8th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Roy Horn
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: RIP Roy Horn

He was the best "Cat" magician I ever saw. He took the same part I did in Metamorphosis and performed it brilliantly even though I had (in Siegfried's words), "No Cat in the Box." I didn't, Roy did and as magicians we all knew it or at least should have known it. We saw a more am...
by Jon Pendragon
April 27th, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pendragon Illusion Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Pendragon Illusion Sale

As I am retired, I am selling several of my Illusions. Please visit my Facebook page for list and prices.
by Jon Pendragon
April 5th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aloha Joan Lawton
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Aloha Joan Lawton

Joan Lawton has passed away after a long battle with illness (not COVID-19). She was a fixture of the Magic Castle from the beginning. Her support of the troops and first responder was truly inspirational. She served as President for the Magic Castle Board of Trustees and acted as hostess for visiti...
by Jon Pendragon
April 5th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: False Clearly Impossible for sale on Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: False Clearly Impossible for sale on Amazon

Chris my concern was for others. I don't want people buying this prop and expecting mine. I gave up my Origami, Fire Cage and Broom Harness (the last two being my own design) when they were sold, against court orders, without my knowledge. I didn't want anyone getting ripped off and accepted the pai...
by Jon Pendragon
April 4th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: False Clearly Impossible for sale on Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 757

False Clearly Impossible for sale on Amazon

Just saw an ad on Amazon for a Clearly Impossible Illusion. It isn't, it's a standard thin sawing with my illusions name on it. The picture shows an Asian magician performing the thin model with the doors open. The people building illusions in China have already ripped me off with unauthorized props...
by Jon Pendragon
March 3rd, 2020, 3:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Pendragon Lecture in NYC, March 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

Re: Jonathan Pendragon Lecture in NYC, March 6

I will be there after the lecture for photos and the like But, also with West answer questions about, Magic in the Woods, our Vermont site for a great place to learn and workout new material surrounded by nature.
by Jon Pendragon
September 3rd, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3799

Re: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps

There is also an obscure reference to Kaps (though not him, a dove manip. act stands in) in Richard Lester's film A Hard Day's Night where Ringo, I believe, bumps into a dove magician backstage who has a sign that reads: The Great so and so and his 12 appearing doves. The magician drops his hit arm ...
by Jon Pendragon
August 21st, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This is What the Food Critic of the NY Times Thinks of The Magic Castle
Replies: 12
Views: 2456

Re: This is What the Food Critic of the NY Times Thinks of The Magic Castle

Its boiler plate "can't be impressed with magic and most certainly not with anything coming out of meal not made in New York" Even the opening salvo sounds contrived, as if it had been written after searching their notes for cliches.
by Jon Pendragon
August 21st, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton - TeePee No More
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Lance Burton - TeePee No More

Lance, you working again? JP
by Jon Pendragon
July 19th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don Wayne has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: Don Wayne has passed away

Thank you Jay, I knew you two were close and that you inspired his variation on the Gold Medallion, Room Service.
by Jon Pendragon
July 19th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don Wayne has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Don Wayne has passed away

One of the best minds in magic has passed away. I was informed by my dear friend Mark Kalin this morning that Don Wayne has passed away today. i have no other info. Don was a good friend who invented some of the best magic of the last 50 years. His illusion work for David Copperfield is legendary. I...
by Jon Pendragon
March 31st, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 11123

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

I read the article with great pain. First, Siegfried is a dear friend and both are people I have always admired. I would agree that the question with cats is never if but when. I was mauled in Reno in 1992, on stage, and I will never forget the horror of the moment or the PTSD that followed for year...
by Jon Pendragon
December 27th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro - R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Pete Biro - R.I.P.

I loved Pete, he was a good friend. An honest critic (that's impossible to find) and a man who knew who invented what most of the time which made him essential to a conversation. He was a good guy who carried with all his heart about the art of magic. He will be missed.
by Jon Pendragon
December 24th, 2018, 1:22 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it
Replies: 30
Views: 13154

Re: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it

As I am nearly retired, I can say honestly that I got SOs more than a few times and I always appreciated them. Towards the end there were times when I turned to my crew and told them, "That SO was for who I was, not who I am now." As a quick glance down the posts reveal, it can do a real h...
by Jon Pendragon
December 23rd, 2018, 12:44 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it
Replies: 30
Views: 13154

Re: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it

Don't even think about it. I have seen great performances ruined because a performer was clearly expecting, prompting or even begging for an SO. There is no technique that doesn't break the self-awareness rule of art. Art that is aware of itself is no longer art, it's false art. The truth, simply gi...
by Jon Pendragon
December 23rd, 2018, 12:38 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 52
Views: 13834

Re: Best Illusion ever!!

The best illusion ever? Metamorphosis by me, Clearly Impossible by me, Time and Space by me............. :-). The one mentioned above that I really agree with was Siegfried's handling of the Asrah. Giant stage, manic sawing presentation and then just Siegfried alone with the floating form and when h...

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