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by Jon Elion
June 16th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 3220

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

I am trying to make less grammatical errors. ;)
by Jon Elion
February 16th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: "Secret Language" by Helder Guimarães
Replies: 3
Views: 3392

"Secret Language" by Helder Guimarães

OMG! My long-awaited copy of Helder's "Secret Language" has arrived, and it is a stunning masterpiece. I can't possibly present a credible review, as this is not a tome to skip over lightly or quickly. I am barely 100 pages into it and have tumbled completely an thoroughly into a whole new...
by Jon Elion
January 2nd, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: A. Jon Deery's Spirit Bell
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

A. Jon Deery's Spirit Bell

I have been looking at various Spirit Bells for a while, but wasn't moved to purchase one as I was not able to visualize myself using any of them. While there are some excellent choices being marketed, none of them "spoke" to me. Inspired by reading "The Spirit Bell" manuscript f...
by Jon Elion
November 13th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Box For A Coin
Replies: 16
Views: 1853

Re: Ring Box For A Coin

Check out Steve Dusheck's Confounding Coffer. Click here for a video.

Also Mark Leveridge's Ultimate Lightning Ring Box. I believe that Mark still has a description available here, but I am not a member of his site and cannot view that text.
by Jon Elion
October 1st, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 43
Views: 10547

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

My copy arrived in Rhode Island yesterday. I have a good-sized library of books on magic, but I dare say that this one could replace them all. Top-notch magic, well-written, beautiful (and copious) photographs, high-quality printing and binding. The routines are clearly the product of many years of ...
by Jon Elion
June 5th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 73
Views: 23202

Re: The End Times Magazine

I second Doug's recommendation to subscribe to "End Times." Ryan's books are mainly his own material, while End Times is largely contributions from friends and colleagues, collated, written and photographed by him and augmented as needed. It is clear that Ryan heavily edits and revises the...
by Jon Elion
May 1st, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Universities or Institutions With Magic Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Universities or Institutions With Magic Collections

The H. Adrian Smith Collection at Brown University. From their web site: https://library.brown.edu/collatoz/info.php?id=104 The H. Adrian Smith Collection of Conjuring and Magicana, long considered one of the finest private libraries on conjuring and magic, includes 16th century titles on natural ma...
by Jon Elion
March 13th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 73
Views: 23202

Re: The End Times Magazine

The 1st issue of The End Times Magazine was (is) OUTSTANDING! I consider it one of the best bargains around, and one of the finest publications in my rather large magic library. Beautifully produced, clearly written and photographed with truly outstanding effects. The sleights shown are not difficul...
by Jon Elion
February 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Swain in the News
Replies: 11
Views: 2510

Re: Jim Swain in the News

I cannot speak for Mr. Maven, 'natch, but to my knowledge there are currently only two books in the Billy Cunningham series, Take Down, and Bad Action. Both are fun reads and need not be read in order, but doing so makes sense while there are so few. There is a third book in the Billy Cunningham se...
by Jon Elion
December 31st, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: looking for books and magazines
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: looking for books and magazines

I have a brand-new unread copy of the 2nd printing (the paperback version) of this I would be willing to sell. Make me an offer (by PM). I got it as a gift, so it's my second copy.

I tried sending you a PM but it seems to be stuck in my Outbox.
by Jon Elion
May 8th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I need 2 Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: I need 2 Cards

You can get large index poker-sized Phoenix decks from the source: http://www.card-shark.de/index.cfm?page=96&lang=en
by Jon Elion
May 1st, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 6503

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

For the purposes of planning air travel and hotel reservations, when will you have some idea of a start time on 10/2 and an end time on 10/5? Specifically trying to figure out if I should fly in the night before (10/1) or the morning of (10/2). Same on the back end -- fly out late 10/5 or need to ge...
by Jon Elion
April 9th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 39
Views: 13191

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

I highly recommend Mark Elsdon's (ebook and/or printed booklet) Hidden Gems. He lists over 100 gems of magic that are largely unknown and where to find them. I second that recommendation, having just got my copy of Hidden Gems . It is a fun read in its own right, and has now launched my on a "...
by Jon Elion
October 5th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a copy of Mnemonica
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Looking for a copy of Mnemonica

Christopher -- I tried sending you a PM, but it seems stuck in the "Outbox." Strange. I have a copy that I am willing to sell. It is an extra copy that I bought when the book first came out. Not sure why I did that, but now you can be the beneficiary. One copy is on my library shelf; the o...
by Jon Elion
July 3rd, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Printing from Recent Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Re: Printing from Recent Issue

Well, I got it working (but the icon/hover help issue persists). It all seems to hinge on how one gets to the issue. Getting there directly (as a recent issue) means that printing simply won't work (even though it looks okay, as Bill's instructions suggest). The PDF that gets downloaded is empty. I ...
by Jon Elion
July 3rd, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Printing from Recent Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Printing from Recent Issue

What is the status of printing from a recent issue? Searching the forum, I have seen several status reports, but uncertain what should be possible. I am trying to print 2 pages from August 2016 to PDF on Windows 10 using Chrome browser. I got to the issue from the main page of the magazine using the...
by Jon Elion
May 28th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FA: Limited Editions Miracle Factory Masterpieces
Replies: 0
Views: 885

FA: Limited Editions Miracle Factory Masterpieces

For auction on eBay. All are Limited Editions from the Miracle Factory and include the original embossed clamshell case. Dust jackets are protected by an archival-quality Mylar cover for extra protection and are in mint condition (as are all the books). All include free shipping (U.S. only, media ma...
by Jon Elion
May 7th, 2017, 9:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FA: Deluxe Editions of Greater Magic (Hilliard, Kaufman) and James File (Slaight)
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

FA: Deluxe Editions of Greater Magic (Hilliard, Kaufman) and James File (Slaight)

The James File (Deluxe Edition with Memorabilia) This is the specially bound deluxe sets of The James File available, numbered and signed by Allan Sleight, and comes in a sturdy slipcase. Also included is a VHS tape of Stewart James in a 1987 performance, and 34 additional facsimile pieces of rare ...
by Jon Elion
May 3rd, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 27
Views: 8624

Re: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces

For non-gaffs, and even with different color backs, see Ken Krenzel's Blues Progression from Ingenuities from Minch's Hermetic Press... HHHhhmmmm... I believe that the correct reference would be Blues Progression in David Regal's Close-Up & Personal , page 187. David credits Ken Krenzel for the...
by Jon Elion
February 16th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 23906

Re: Cups and Balls

FYI: Gregg Webb's routine is in Genii April 2002, page 60.

His routine uses a "Wand Spin" for a production rather than a vanish. Gregg's "Wand Spin as a Production" is described in Genii November 2001, page 69.
by Jon Elion
June 28th, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helder Guimarães's Show Verso Coming to New York
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

Re: Helder Guimarães's Show Verso Coming to New York

Here's the link for buying tickets: https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Verso/Overview

If you have an Amex Gold card you qualify for "Preferred Seating".

I just got 2 tickets for front row center seats!!
by Jon Elion
August 26th, 2015, 6:35 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Zetetic Scholar
Replies: 35
Views: 7457

Re: Zetetic Scholar

Here is here.
by Jon Elion
June 26th, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Ticket Problems?
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

FISM Ticket Problems?

I sold my 2 VIP tickets to FISM, as they refused a refund. Their instructions were late and not very clear. They just notified me: Good morning, actually we are not allowed to do changes anymore, because the nominal passes for the congressists are already printed. i will forward this request to the ...
by Jon Elion
June 23rd, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

OK -- make me any offer!
by Jon Elion
June 18th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

Price now reduced to $1,000 for the pair of tickets (878 Euros)!
by Jon Elion
June 16th, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

Price now reduced to $1,100 US dollars (or 980 Euros) for the pair of tickets.
by Jon Elion
June 15th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

I have two VIP tickets to FISM for sale. These were purchased in July 2012, but I now find that I am not able to attend. NOTE: These are VIP tickets! These were purchased for 600 Euros each (1,200 Euros total), which at the time was over $1,500 US dollars. The current value of the Euro has changed s...
by Jon Elion
November 3rd, 2014, 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will pay $500 for final answer BIL/GC
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Re: Will pay $500 for final answer BIL/GC

Just sent you a PM. I have an unused "as new" set -- DVDs, carrying case, 2 gimmicks.
by Jon Elion
November 2nd, 2014, 8:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FA: Gerlitz/Stull Prediction Watch and Brett Sherwood Cups
Replies: 0
Views: 963

FA: Gerlitz/Stull Prediction Watch and Brett Sherwood Cups

The two items listed on eBay: ⋅  Gerlitz/Stull Prediction Watch #R140 (vintage antique Waltham pocket watch #9797791) listed as "Buy it Now". Made in 2004 by Richard Gerlitz, it has never been in performance (but is fun use to practice -- makes me laugh out loud every time I pred...
by Jon Elion
December 2nd, 2013, 11:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chris Power Coins Through Silk
Replies: 3
Views: 3078

Chris Power Coins Through Silk

I am looking for more information on Chris Power's excellent "Coins Through Silk" routine (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxaqMgTanR0 ). This appears to take Michael Ammar's highly visual routine (as published in Encore 3) a few steps further. Masterful pacing and entertainment value! ...
by Jon Elion
October 21st, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale

Smurf -- thank you for this excellent suggestion. That brings the shipping cost down considerably! I have added this shipping option (didn't realize I could edit the item once listed, but eBay let me add a shipping method). Cool!
by Jon Elion
October 18th, 2013, 8:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale

Like New!! This is the complete set of the famous "Tarbell Course in Magic". This iconic encyclopedia of magic was originally compiled in 1928 and sold as a home-study correspondence course. The series has become a valuable reference standard for magicians. What's old is new again! The se...
by Jon Elion
March 10th, 2013, 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 81
Views: 9307

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

Sorry if this was mentioned already (I didn't see it)... There is little difference in appearance between the icon for "Unread Posts" (dark orange circle with a downward facing triangle) and the "No unread posts" icon (same icon in orange). There should be a greater contrast betw...
by Jon Elion
January 12th, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 192
Views: 27234

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

We never saw a "no" for the Doug Henning guess. Fits the criteria. Caused me to go to YouTube and revisit lots of Doug Henning clips there -- my face hurts from smiling!
by Jon Elion
July 3rd, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Suggestions for real mentalism
Replies: 12
Views: 3164

Re: Suggestions for real mentalism

You should check out Ian Rowland, and especially his book The Full Facts book of Cold Reading.
by Jon Elion
April 7th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 4029

Re: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)

[... answering my own post since I can't edit it...]

On second run-through, looks like the opening part of the routine is either the Asher or the McClintock Twist. Duuuuuhhhh!
by Jon Elion
April 7th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 4029

Re: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)

AWESOME video! What is the routine with the 4 kings that he uses before Burger Kings?

I wonder if "Jacks in the Box" would work...
by Jon Elion
February 2nd, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: OIATER
Replies: 36
Views: 10764

Re: OIATER

OiATER is a A TOTALLY AWESOME manuscript (sorry, I didn't mean to shout!). Tom -- Is there a typo on page 40, in the "Third: Carney Time" description? The last line of the first paragraph of that section says "Replaced the last two cards FU on the deck, then spread the LH packet, taki...
by Jon Elion
December 7th, 2011, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Air date of Doug Henning's 1976 special?
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Air date of Doug Henning's 1976 special?

That special was aired on December 23, 1976.

Click here to see his Vanishing Elephant (filmed in 1981).
by Jon Elion
October 29th, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Paul Ingram booklet about prophecy move?
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Paul Ingram booklet about prophecy move?

Click here for some information on this move

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