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by PickaCard
September 24th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kind of negative, but here it is.
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Kind of negative, but here it is.

I have been a long time Genii reader and amateur. As time has passed I have shown less and less interest in the Genii features on the latest big names, in a different but not so different reason than you explained. It would be nice to see more columns in Genii which talks to and explores the concern...
by PickaCard
June 8th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1467

Re: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs

This is quite the endorsement for the hobby... 7. He never does tricks for people in real life Derren says that as a young man his nervousness and shyness meant: “I would always have tricks in my pocket.” But he goes on to say: “It’s such a red herring in life, the desire to impress. It feels like t...
by PickaCard
May 17th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Protocols of the Elders of Magic - 2020 entry
Replies: 1
Views: 404

The Protocols of the Elders of Magic - 2020 entry

My suggested entry for 2020 would be: "COVID-19 has killed close-up magic as we know it."
by PickaCard
April 22nd, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 3922

Re: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

Do you have an update on the release of the Magicana book?
by PickaCard
April 2nd, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Special?
Replies: 22
Views: 2236

Re: New David Blaine Special?

I very much enjoyed the magic and many aspects of the show. However the focus on celebrities makes it difficult for me to feel as engaged with him as a performer as when he performed for mostly the common folk. Too elitist for my taste. Clips with his daughter was endearing but the crow stole the sh...
by PickaCard
March 2nd, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardistry: Please Go Away
Replies: 93
Views: 8478

Re: Cardistry: Please Go Away

Isn’t Cardistry just the modern evolution of card manipulation? For example Jeff McBride’s videos on the art of card manipulation contains many acrobatic card moves, no?
by PickaCard
September 21st, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live

Richard,

You mentioned in the More Genii Speaks video that this was the last month for the audio columns. Why are they coming to an end. Will these be replaced with new audio columns? I loved Max’s audio column, maybe you could bring him back.
by PickaCard
July 7th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?

What are your thoughts on the collectible value of original Jerry’s Nuggets decks once the reprints hit the market? The Kickstarter offered a limited edition product with one original Jerry’s Nuggets deck (one deck for about $400 if you factor in the other products included) from a reliable source a...
by PickaCard
May 24th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Webinar from Michael Close
Replies: 9
Views: 3370

Re: A New Webinar from Michael Close

It's too bad one cannot purchase these after the fact. I don't really understand why not as the positive reviews make me want to purchase a few of the ones I missed. Oh well, I guess it is both our loss.
by PickaCard
April 13th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 68537

Re: DeLand

Yes. On April 5. Resent now.
by PickaCard
April 13th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 68537

Re: DeLand

3 of my uncut sheets arrived banged up in the upper right corner. 2 of the uncut sheet had a 1/4 inch tear.

Anyone else have this issue?
by PickaCard
March 6th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 192
Views: 93433

Re: The Works

One must remember that The Works is different from the other examples given because we have received all of the releases (gimmicks) upfront. All that is missing are written instructions, sent by email, for each routine associated with the gimmicks provided. So it’s not like they are looking for crea...
by PickaCard
February 13th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12235

Re: The Magic Rainbow

My fear is this is all backfiring and these comments might be giving Richard ideas. I bought Deland. It was well worth the price for the quality of publication. However, I would have hesitated if it were more. I will hesitate for Greater Magic if it is more than $150 as I already have the previous ...
by PickaCard
February 12th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12235

Re: The Magic Rainbow

I remember historical posts of Richard mentionning that the book market was very difficult and that it took year to sell stock. So who are buying these $150+ books? Why does it appear the market now welcomes expensive books when reasonably priced ones would apparently sit there in print for years? A...
by PickaCard
February 11th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12235

Re: The Magic Rainbow

$150 is a lot of money for a magic book. Of course I did buy it but I am from a generation that reads books. I wonder how many copies of your average magic book is sold to the younger demographic, as I assume from what I observe that they don’t really read magic books. It seems expensive books are m...
by PickaCard
October 29th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention is Sold Out, But You Can Join the Wait List!
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: The Genii Convention is Sold Out, But You Can Join the Wait List!

Can we expect additional surprise guests to the lineup or have all the artists been announced?
by PickaCard
September 28th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 192
Views: 93433

Re: The Works

Another brilliant release. I am always happy when they show up in my email.
by PickaCard
July 30th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: A.Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 5124

Re: A.Bandit

Is the new version indicated as a second printing? The one I got from Amazon 2 months ago says first printing. What was wrong with the editing? Anything significant? I checked my book again and I was mistaken about seeing first printing. I cannot find any indication of first or second printing. How...
by PickaCard
July 29th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: A.Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 5124

Re: A.Bandit

Is the new version indicated as a second printing? The one I got from Amazon 2 months ago says first printing.

What was wrong with the editing? Anything significant?
by PickaCard
July 12th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 goes to Canada!
Replies: 15
Views: 2289

Re: FISM 2021 goes to Canada!

How is seating assigned? Will I get a better seat if I register early? Does FISM sell out? How big is this convention? Is it anything like the Genii Convention?

Lot of questions :) Thanks
by PickaCard
July 10th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 192
Views: 93433

Re: The Works

I am now begin to believe the issues are released upon a critical mass of member emails sent to enquire about the "monthly" releases... and one by the Genii to tip the balance.
by PickaCard
July 3rd, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 192
Views: 93433

Re: The Works

I've inquired but have had no reply...
by PickaCard
June 19th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Parlour Tricks by Jenzo Harmonics
Replies: 9
Views: 2174

Re: Parlour Tricks by Jenzo Harmonics

I have taken three of Tenyo’s plus one effects and given them a magical makeover, taking them all back in time to the Victorian era. All three have had the graphics completely redesigned from scratch and have also been made in wood. If I am not mistaken, Jenzo's products tend to be re-skinned Tenyo...
by PickaCard
May 18th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28184

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: 98
Views: 28184

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: 98
Views: 28184

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: 98
Views: 28184

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: 98
Views: 28184

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: 98
Views: 28184

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: 6147

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: 6147

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: 7012

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: 9384

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: 4687

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: 4687

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: 12016

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: 1410

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: 1962

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: 1962

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: 1962

Re: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online

Did we lose Bill Malone? I hope not...

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