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by Chris Randal2
December 5th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 4754

Re: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle

This is not a shock I brought up this issue many years ago and even at the SAM convention in Las Vegas. I brought up my claim of being sexually harassed and assaulted by a fism winning woman from China and a fism judge from China. I was laughter and ridiculed by a fism winning Grand Prix card magici...
by Chris Randal2
November 24th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii
Replies: 18
Views: 4152

Re: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii

I’m not saying John and Mysto isn’t funny. I genuinely just didn’t get the idea of the photo. John is my ultimate hero he scares me worse than anybody I was genuinely wanting someone to explain the photo to me like maybe I was missing something. John is without a doubt the best sleight hand artist o...
by Chris Randal2
November 24th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii
Replies: 18
Views: 4152

Re: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii

FYI I am the biggest John Carney fan ever I just honestly don’t understand the cover. Maybe the reason he doesn’t know comedy is he isn’t looking at the book. Just saying
by Chris Randal2
November 24th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii
Replies: 18
Views: 4152

Re: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii

Can someone explain the cover shot to me I don’t get it. John isn’t a comedian and is the tie running from his lack of comedy skills or him? I’m not trying to be rude I genuinely don’t understand the cover shot. I’m probably stupid and need it explained to me.
by Chris Randal2
November 24th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii
Replies: 18
Views: 4152

Re: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii

When is the new book released?
by Chris Randal2
November 23rd, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Maas of David & Dania Passes Away
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: David Maas of David & Dania Passes Away

This one is going to hurt for a while. Around 2014 Jack Goldfinger called me and offered me a week at the Magic Castle working with Bruce Gold and David and Dania. I had seen them on television many times and heard about them around the industry. The first night I worked with him I was very nervous ...
by Chris Randal2
September 28th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who invented convincing control
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Who invented convincing control

Was is Frank Simon or Ed Marlo who invented convincing control ?
by Chris Randal2
September 28th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rubinstein -OR- Giacomo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2502

Re: Rubinstein -OR- Giacomo?

The Troy Hoosier books should be up for great coin books especially for modern coin magic that seems to be the norm with very little credit. Seems like every new young hot shot coin guy is just doing a bad Troy Hooiser. I did 20 years ago and it still seems to be the trend
by Chris Randal2
September 28th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rubinstein -OR- Giacomo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2502

Re: Rubinstein -OR- Giacomo?

Ok that looks like a super ton of material. I know what I need for Xmas
by Chris Randal2
September 28th, 2020, 1:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicana has landed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: Magicana has landed!

Sounds great
by Chris Randal2
September 19th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Zoom Magic Show on Fremont Street in Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 982

Zoom Magic Show on Fremont Street in Vegas

Hello everyone ! I will be doing my first Zoom Magic Show Live from the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. You will get to see a live street show (socially distanced) from the heart of Las Vegas. If you can’t go to Vegas then I will bring Vegas to you. October 6th at 8pm Pacific time w...
by Chris Randal2
September 17th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Search engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Search engine

Thanks guys I want to print more ideas in Genii and thanks for how to find my issue. You guys are nice thank you.. I sent an idea in a year ago called QEN that was supposed to get published then never did. I would love to re submit it plus new ideas. Thanks all
Let me know where to re submit
by Chris Randal2
September 16th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Search engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Search engine

Is there a search engine for Genii magazine? I printed a trick years ago in Genii and want to buy that issue and was wondering how to find that issue.
by Chris Randal2
September 14th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kozak
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Kozak

I’m ordering the Kozak cover this month. Kozak is One of the most underrated performers in magic right now. He is an amazing comedy magician and helped me get on a proper path to better health and sobriety. He is an amazing man and once my father passed away took on the responsibility of being my ad...
by Chris Randal2
September 13th, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

Alex has been a gentleman and we came to understand each other and I can even foresee a friendship in the future. We had a heated discussion and at the end of it came out better for the both of us. I look forward to a nice friendship with PropDog and Alex.
by Chris Randal2
September 12th, 2020, 1:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman's Zoom Shows
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Justin Willman's Zoom Shows

When I get ahead on money I would love to watch his shows. Justin is a fantastic performer and his versions of drunk history are widely entertaining. I have known Justin since magic camp and he was always the coolest kid in the room and the one to watch to be a star.
by Chris Randal2
August 31st, 2020, 3:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

How about we go back to the system of be nice to others and let’s get back to the brotherhood of magic like I grew up with and stop this online bullying
by Chris Randal2
August 31st, 2020, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

MayBe online trash talkers will have repercussions
In person... maybe just enjoy the convention or keep your mouth shut. This isn’t a threat if conversation but then don’t be an online bully because you may have to deal with it in person.
by Chris Randal2
August 31st, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

But as I learned in my past people need to be held accountable and responsible for their actions maybe the prop dog people will think twice before opening their mouth
by Chris Randal2
August 30th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

Also are we allowing bullying in magic ?
by Chris Randal2
August 30th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=psWDmfF7Un8

The review in question is it mean and vicious or is this the “brotherhood” of magic ?
by Chris Randal2
August 30th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

Thanks Richard I have been living a much better life and to wake up to links being sent to me was very upsetting. I get if I warranted it but to just have it come out of the blue was depressing (something I struggle with) and shocking. If their goals was to put me into tears then it worked
by Chris Randal2
August 30th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

Over the last few years I have watched a few companies especially in England making product review websites and YouTube posts. I have noticed to get likes and views they have grown dramatically nastier and meaner even relying on personal attacks on the person not reviewing the product. I recently ha...
by Chris Randal2
August 26th, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks

Skinner is doing Jennings' "Invisible Palm Aces." Of course he is I studied the trick for years. I spent the last few years of BJ Jennings life with her taking her to Bingo and listening to stories. What I didn't know never owning the Jennings books is the the presentation and how Michael...
by Chris Randal2
August 25th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks

This is so beautiful he talks about palming and informs the audience about palming then proceeds to do some of the smoothest, most beautiful, and well timed palming. Just incredible

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4S3j_hgCF4
by Chris Randal2
August 20th, 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chris Hannibal
Replies: 14
Views: 2001

Re: Chris Hannibal

Hannibal is nominated for close up and parlor for the AMA awards. That’s awesome and congratulations
by Chris Randal2
August 17th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 52
Views: 15676

Re: Best Illusion ever!!

Some mentions in no order Kevin James The Operation Steve Fearson Splitting Image (which was later purchased later by Mr Copperfield) And and illusion I don’t know the name of but was created by Andre Kole and performed by Tim Kole on Champions of Magic on ABC that Copperfield would purchase years l...
by Chris Randal2
August 17th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 52
Views: 15676

Re: Best Illusion ever!!

My favorite illusion is still Doug Hennings Things That Go Bump in the Night. It is based on the Million Dollar Mystery, but I didnt know that all those years ago when I saw it for the first time. It completely floored me, especially when he produced a tiger out of that little box at the end. Lance...
by Chris Randal2
August 15th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 11923

Re: Fool US

when a layman friend asks me to teach them a trick. I teach the French drop The French Drop was the very first bit of magic that I learned, more than sixty years ago. A schoolfriend showed me how to do it, and while he probably taught it badly and while I no doubt performed it badly, fellow pupils ...
by Chris Randal2
August 15th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

When will the nominees be announced
by Chris Randal2
August 14th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 11923

Re: Fool US

It's the French Drop--by our standards a sleight best not used by anyone. I use the retention vanish and when a layman friend asks me to teach them a trick. I teach the French drop. Shin Lim is teaching nail writers and ruff and smooth cards on his videos and I don’t hear complaints about that. I l...
by Chris Randal2
August 12th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Carbonaro is on the Cover of the August Genii
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Re: Michael Carbonaro is on the Cover of the August Genii

Chris Aguilar wrote:Excited to hear that the Jennings book is done.



Where can we purchase it and are presales available?
by Chris Randal2
August 9th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brian Gillis
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Brian Gillis

Grippo's Wish wrote:Please allow me to suggest to put in contact with Mr. Garrett Thomas. I believe between the two could make something very worthwhile.



Me and Garrett are both from Buffalo not only that lived in the same neighborhood. Garrett is currently my favorite close up magician. I truly love him
by Chris Randal2
August 9th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brian Gillis
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Brian Gillis

Mr Kaufman any suggestions would be appreciated I just want to honor my friend.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aRjxNj-NchU
by Chris Randal2
August 8th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brian Gillis
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Brian Gillis

Mr Kaufman for the last three years of Brian Gillis life I was one of his closest friends if not his best friend. I spent everyday with him and adored him and his magic. I would love to write a book about him but he left very little in notes and kept his material very secret and taught very few his ...
by Chris Randal2
August 8th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Ger Copper
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: RIP Ger Copper

Joe Lyons wrote:His Cups and Balls was awesome.


Wow your right I only watched the fism act but last night got repeated fooled by his cups link below

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XPIr9uS3Xnw
by Chris Randal2
August 8th, 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Ger Copper
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: RIP Ger Copper

by Chris Randal2
August 8th, 2020, 2:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Ger Copper
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: RIP Ger Copper

Nooo! The only highlight of FISM was meeting Ger Copper he was such a nice man and helped me through my FISM meltdown. He was such a sweet man and was cheering me on even though he had an amazing student in the contest Neik Takens. This is a huge loss not only to those who spent time with him but ma...
by Chris Randal2
August 4th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP John Mendoza
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

Re: RIP John Mendoza

IM Magician my first thought was damn Mendoza had a hell of a cups and balls routine and knew a lot about it. I met him a handful of times at the Desert Magic Seminar and got to see some fantastic magic close up. Major loss to magic very sad. This has been a ruff year all around .

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