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by PickaCard
May 18th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

Richard Kaufman wrote:It would cost about $16 per book just for the four decks, which is a lot.


Uhmm. It costs me about $16 for 4 regular decks...

So $16 for 4 special Deland decks is a deal. Actually, at that price I would want 8 ;)
by PickaCard
May 17th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

[quote="Richard Kaufman As far as including four decks with the book rather than two, I don't think you have any idea what the time and money involved in that are.[/quote] You are correct. However, as a customer or your fine products, I know I would like to get a most "complete" book ...
by PickaCard
May 17th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I agree with the Maiden back design suggestion. Much closer to the Rider back design than Mandolin.
by PickaCard
May 17th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I believe that Mandolin backs are the cards I was referring to in my previous post. So let me ask a serious question, then. I am faced with the following options for a particular trick of DeLand's. I can print the trick in the following manner: 1. Use DeLand's original cards so what you will get is...
by PickaCard
May 16th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

Unfortunately neither of those decks are viable options because you need to remove the cards from the deck when you start the trick. I want the cards to match the deck most commonly used: Bicycle Rider back. Michael Weber has some great work where he mixes Bicycle Rider backed cards with Mandolin b...
by PickaCard
May 16th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I believe each book will come with two identical decks. There are certain gimmicks I cannot print because USPC won't let me print an altered Rider Back. You do have other options if you want to include a complete set of gimmicks, which would be nice since this publication is a once in a lifetime th...
by PickaCard
May 4th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1700

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

You would pass out if you saw the books I have written in.

The funny thing is that to another magician, or my son should I be so lucky that he takes up this hobby, my annotations add value to the reader but I guess not to eBay.
by PickaCard
May 4th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1700

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

I have these books, and quite an extensive library of most of the major books published in the last 35 years. I write in all of them. I write in the margins, I cross-reference variations, I rate each effect I read with a star system to avoid having to re-read the book to find what I considered the b...
by PickaCard
May 1st, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

Before I register, I wanted to know if there is the possibility of a refund or partial refund up to a certain date?
by PickaCard
February 20th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1617

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

I bought, and I am happy with the 3 Way Mirror by Sean Yang from Vanishing Inc. Note: it is a flexible mirror so it will not provide a perfectly sharp reflection, but it is very light and practical.
by PickaCard
November 25th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven's new DVDs
Replies: 14
Views: 3638

Re: Max Maven's new DVDs

So there is no official release date?

Some people get it early, others wait for an unknown release date...
by PickaCard
November 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven's new DVDs
Replies: 14
Views: 3638

Re: Max Maven's new DVDs

When will they be available? I see them still listed as pre-order on Vanishing Inc.
by PickaCard
October 4th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 28
Views: 5918

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Will you have some for sale at the Genii Convention?
by PickaCard
September 8th, 2017, 5:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is the Florida Hotel being affected by the hurricane?
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Is the Florida Hotel being affected by the hurricane?

I wish all Floridians well in this difficult time.

Is the hotel located in the path of the storm?
by PickaCard
August 27th, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online

Will there be a book or DVD set being released at the Genii convention? Maybe a new Kaufman book or Max's DVDs?
by PickaCard
August 25th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online

Paul Harris was a great choice. I am not sure but I believe he rarely makes convention appearances.
by PickaCard
August 25th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online

Did we lose Bill Malone? I hope not...
by PickaCard
August 20th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 6036

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Nothing is quite a low as being asked to take your card that appeared from the magician's butt... Derek Hughes did it a Genii... Disgusting.
by PickaCard
August 19th, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News For The Genii Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Big News For The Genii Convention

Why hint at David Blaine and not make a formal announcement?
by PickaCard
August 3rd, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 157
Views: 33944

Re: The Works

What kills me is the fact that we have not received the instructions to the bonus item for those who pre-ordered before a certain date. The effect sounds incredible and the prop is in my hands. Which prop? Not sure. What is the real performance supposed to look like? Not sure. When will we find out ...
by PickaCard
May 28th, 2017, 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two rules I won't violate again
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: Two rules I won't violate again

Ouch... I think I just ordered what you are talking about.... the new special deck...
by PickaCard
May 11th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 157
Views: 33944

Re: The Works

I'm unceasingly amazed at magicians' absolute willingness to take it in the shorts and then make apologies for the seller / producer. I'm a fair guy and understand problems happen - some worse than others. It takes MINUTES to write a quick email to a list and update customers. Silence is inexcusabl...
by PickaCard
May 10th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 157
Views: 33944

Re: The Works

Under normal circumstances, you are absolutely correct. Under Michael's circumstances, give the guy a break. Keep in mind that these subscriptions are like subscribing to Michael Weber's creative output. I am a big fan on Michael's work. I have seen him lecture and he exceeded my expectations. I wou...
by PickaCard
May 10th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 157
Views: 33944

Re: The Works

I have no doubt Michael and Tim will deliver. I prefer they take the time they need and get it right. Same goes for the Journal of Psience, I prefer Michael to release something worthwhile as opposed to some lesser effect because he feels pressured to release a new issue. Losing someone can slow you...
by PickaCard
May 7th, 2017, 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 4366

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

Wow! I also had no idea he was still alive. I remember seing him as an early teen almost 30 years ago at a magic convention and he could hardly get up a few steps. To have made it this long is quite amazing, just as amazing as he was to watch at the dealers table. There were two dealers that I loved...
by PickaCard
April 8th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 8956

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

jamessmith wrote:And the point of a post that tells us nothing is?....


To make you dream...

Although it will end in disappointment. It is very unlikely that any of these two projects will live up to my imagination.
by PickaCard
April 7th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 8956

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Max Maven will release his book on Gilbreath?
by PickaCard
April 7th, 2017, 2:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 8956

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Well, I hope both projects are posted here one day so that I can judge for myself if it is of actual interest to me or just the hype marketing machine. This reminds me of a thread on the Magic Café linking readers to a demo video of some Aldo Columbini trick where all that was shown was some cheering.
by PickaCard
April 7th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 8956

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Where are you guys hearing this news?

Why tease with 10 posts?
by PickaCard
February 27th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 35214

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

What a [censored] There is NO need for anyone to know that 'details'. If Daryl suicided, then it is so. No f*** need for any curious magician to know that details. What is that good for ??? Sad enough for us all that nobody noticed in our 'community'. He did an unspeakable act in a public place rev...
by PickaCard
February 25th, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 35214

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

WTF! What does that mean? How could that happen with a bag on one's head? Although I am a fan from a far, this event has permeated my thoughts. I read a post by Eric Mead (I believe) about creative people and their hidden struggles. Can someone she'd some light on that? I have a fairly boring desk j...
by PickaCard
February 25th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 157
Views: 33944

Re: The Works

Members Forum... Did it ever workout for Real Secrets?
by PickaCard
February 25th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 35214

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

I spoke with Daryl last time I saw him at a lecture about 5 years ago. As his lecture was mostly very accessible stuff from his Fooler Dooler material, I asked him if he still performed his card routines from his two classic books. He answered something along the lines of: "No. I have enough st...
by PickaCard
February 13th, 2017, 6:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon, Jennings, and Cervon
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Vernon, Jennings, and Cervon

Vernon's personality trait discussed above gives me the impression that he was a very manipulative (no pun intended) person. For those of us who only know him from books, he looks like a wise kind grandfather. However, Based on the above, I don't get the impression he would have made a great friend.
by PickaCard
February 7th, 2017, 6:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 4377

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

Great news Max! I hope we will not have to wait much longer.

Any projects planned for the magic community in the near future apart from the EMC DVDs? A book or packet trick maybe?
by PickaCard
February 6th, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Maven & Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 48
Views: 12938

Re: Maven & Gilbreath Principle

Not this thread, the Unicorn Magic Book thread.
by PickaCard
February 6th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 4377

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

I don't see the point in wishing for something that's never going to happen instead of appreciating what you actually have. ! Words of wisdom that one can hardly disagree with. However, it is natural to mourn ones dream book that will never be. It's what happens when something is hyped and is eager...
by PickaCard
February 5th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 4377

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

I believe Max has abandoned his Gilbreath project. Wow! What a huge disappointment. Now that I know, I can stop checking the forums every day for an announcement. 20 years of anticipation for nothing. Was this supposed to be an original work or only a collection of Max's previous output on the Gilb...
by PickaCard
February 5th, 2017, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 4377

What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

Every year we are lucky to see the publication of some unexpected magic books which may turn out to be a pleasant discovery. However most of us are waiting for some long announced book that never gets around to being published and may never be. What magic book are you patiently waiting for years whi...
by PickaCard
February 4th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 8011

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

You might want to publish the Jennings book before its fan base dies or grows to old to care after all these years. I see a lot of magicians in their 60s selling off most of their magic book libraries. I wonder how much demand exists for Jeninings in the younger demographic. You are potentially leav...

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