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by David Kaplan
March 3rd, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?
Replies: 29
Views: 1300

Re: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?

We briefly thought about a special moment for our wedding : All butterfly wedding packages include individual Origami folded release envelopes with a short imprint and your choice of envelope color. The individual release envelopes can be handed out to your guest so they can each release a butterfly...
by David Kaplan
October 30th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Cabot Theatre turns 100
Replies: 0
Views: 440

The Cabot Theatre turns 100

The Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA was home to Le Grand David and His Spectacular Magic Company for 35 years. The theater has since gone through major renovations and upgrades and is now (CO-VID aside) a venue for music, comedy and movies. The Cabot turns 100 this December, and is celebrating with a f...
by David Kaplan
September 26th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Search engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: Search engine

Alfred's index (see his post earlier in this thread) is a fantastic resource that deserves to be better known. Many thanks to Alfred for making this available!
by David Kaplan
September 7th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Simon Coronel / Magic Puzzle Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Simon Coronel / Magic Puzzle Kickstarter

I'm happy to report that the silence has broken. Looks like the puzzles will be shipping over the next couple of months.
by David Kaplan
August 31st, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Simon Coronel / Magic Puzzle Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Simon Coronel / Magic Puzzle Kickstarter

Does anyone have any news about Simon Coronel or his Magic Puzzle Kickstarter project? I was one of over 62,000 backers who pledged a total of nearly $3.5M for his intriguing jigsaw puzzles. See: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magicpuzzlecompany/magic-puzzles/description The Kickstarter page i...
by David Kaplan
August 31st, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Folding Coin Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Folding Coin Repair

Well, yes... I guess that would work!
by David Kaplan
August 31st, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Folding Coin Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Folding Coin Repair

I have a Tango folding quarter; the kind with an internal band. As I was working to extract the old band, one piece of the coin split in half.

Can anyone suggest the best way to reattach the two halves without adding thickness to the piece that won't match the rest of the coin?

Thanks!
by David Kaplan
July 25th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: India's Kathputli Colony magician families
Replies: 0
Views: 550

India's Kathputli Colony magician families

Author John Zubrzycki ( Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic ) and Sydney magician Adam Mada have created a GoFundMe project to help India's Kathputli Colony magician families survive the COVID crisis which has stopped the street performances that provide their livelihood. Please join me...
by David Kaplan
May 18th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harvard Theatre Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Harvard Theatre Collection

Back in 1998 the museum had a wonderful exhibit, "The Imagery of Illusion", curated by Ricky Jay. See this article from Harvard Magazine: https://harvardmagazine.com/1999/01/magic.html
by David Kaplan
March 31st, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Movies (not) at SXSW
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Magic Movies (not) at SXSW

The Eye in the March 2020 issue of Genii reported on two magic-related movies that were to have premiered at the SXSW festival in Austin this month.

With the festival canceled, are there any updates on when we might now see Derek Delgaudio's In & Of Itself or Erika Larsen's M for Magic?
by David Kaplan
November 11th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Collection of 7 magic-related comic books
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: FSH: Collection of 7 magic-related comic books

30% price drop! Now $70 including shipping in the USA.
by David Kaplan
November 8th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Collection of 7 magic-related comic books
Replies: 1
Views: 338

FSH: Collection of 7 magic-related comic books

This collection of magic-related comic books comprises: 1. Steranko, Graphic Prince of Darkness - A comic book autobiography with double gatefold cover in full color (Mint) 2. Rudy Coby, Labman (Mint in protective sleeve) 3-5. Spellgame #1, #2, #3 (All mint) 6. Penn Jillette, The Adventures of Rheum...
by David Kaplan
October 25th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Two schools of magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3075

Re: Two schools of magic

Nearly hidden in Paco Nagata's signature is a wonderful gift. He offers us a very well-written 554 page ebook that is thoughtful and passionate. His book deserves careful attention by all card magicians, both amateur and professional. "The Passion of an Amateur Card Magician" https://bit.l...
by David Kaplan
February 20th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box
Replies: 25
Views: 4582

Re: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box

Brad: Do you have any pointers on where to locate the Jonathan Neal manuscript? A Google search didn't turn up any results. Thanks -- David
by David Kaplan
January 28th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 49197

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Brad Jeffers wrote:I'm kind of surprised that no one has outed Andy's identity.

I think I've figured it out... magicfish is Andy. Just stirring up trouble, and sitting back laughing. :lol:
by David Kaplan
May 9th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I need 2 Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 2575

Re: I need 2 Cards

It's not April 1st is it? :roll:

4 bucks from Penguin: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S22530 . That's just $2 for each of the two required cards!
by David Kaplan
December 17th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Last 24 Hours: Reader's Marked Tarot Deck
Replies: 0
Views: 3028

Last 24 Hours: Reader's Marked Tarot Deck

Check out this beautiful set of marked tarot cards from Italy's Matteo Filippini on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/471236307/readers-tarot-deck/description . The set currently includes the marked major arcana, 6 special cards (described on the Kickstarter page), and a Wild Card se...
by David Kaplan
November 18th, 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 14
Views: 2421

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

David Ben's Penguin Live lecture receives a well-deserved rave review for the second consecutive month!
by David Kaplan
October 27th, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 6198

Re: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?

In Budapest, birthplace of Houdini, check out the House of Houdini.

Two other attractions in Budapest that aren't magic, but which most magicians would enjoy:

>>> Hungarian State Circus
>>> Pinball Museum
by David Kaplan
October 20th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Magic and Beyond" series available on Amazon Prime
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: "Magic and Beyond" series available on Amazon Prime

some of the vintage footage of Blackstone, etc. is interesting That's very true. My father used to tell stories of seeing Kalanag at the Alhambra Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa. So it was interesting to see Kalanag's extended (and very leisurely) levitation sequence in Episode #2. Maybe I'll wa...
by David Kaplan
October 19th, 2017, 10:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Magic and Beyond" series available on Amazon Prime
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: "Magic and Beyond" series available on Amazon Prime

Slow, boring, hackneyed tricks set to cheesy music and a laugh track. Watched the first two episodes, and I'm done.
by David Kaplan
October 7th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 49197

The Jerx Year Three

Great news for followers of The Jerx: Andy's latest post, Harvest Time, confirms that he'll be back for another year. Meanwhile, The Jerx Year Two still has several months to run.
by David Kaplan
October 7th, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Ride
Replies: 5
Views: 5774

Re: Ride

Lynx route 42 also does the run between the Florida Mall and the Orlando airport.

http://www.golynx.com/core/fileparse.php/97651/urlt/link_42.pdf
by David Kaplan
October 2nd, 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Ride
Replies: 5
Views: 5774

Re: Ride

Also good to know that there's an express bus that goes from the airport to the mall that's attached to the hotel. I took it two years ago, and it was convenient, easy and cheap. Look for Bus 111 at the Orlando airport bus stand. Fare is just $2.00; cash only. Schedule: http://www.golynx.com/plan-tr...
by David Kaplan
September 28th, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: HOME in Boston
Replies: 0
Views: 3278

HOME in Boston

I highly recommend Geoff Sobelle's HOME playing at ArtsEmerson in Boston for just this week. "On an empty stage, a house is conjured from thin air. Residents move in, move out, clean up, burn down, sweep under, paint over, fence off and move on — and all the while, they live among the traces of...
by David Kaplan
March 13th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Harbin: Eight inches of thread
Replies: 3
Views: 4952

Re: Harbin: Eight inches of thread

Thanks for the reference Joe. Harbin's finesse evidently improved on Dexter by 1 inch!
by David Kaplan
March 13th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Harbin: Eight inches of thread
Replies: 3
Views: 4952

Harbin: Eight inches of thread

One of my very early magic books was Robert Harbin's, "How to be a Wizard". (Oldbourne Press, London, 1957) Harbin wrote something in a chapter on escapology that caught my attention and which puzzles me to this day: "I could teach you a way to tie up a person with eight inches of but...
by David Kaplan
March 5th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: San Francisco Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

San Francisco Airport

Two exhibitions at SFO that may be of interest to magicians: In Terminal 3 until June, 2017: "Games of Chance - Gambling Devices of the Mechanical Age" http://www.flysfo.com/museum/exhibitions/games-chance-gambling-devices-mechanical-age In Terminal 2 until May, 2017: "The Mysterious ...
by David Kaplan
December 10th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 70
Views: 28556

The Jerx Year Two

Great news: The Jerx Year Two has met its subscriber goal! Publishing begins January 9th. If you haven't yet subscribed, maybe you should: http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2016/10/30/coming-soon

-- David (No connection to Andy, or idea who he is.)
by David Kaplan
September 27th, 2016, 11:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Jerx, Volume One
Replies: 16
Views: 5754

Re: The Jerx, Volume One

Jonathan Townsend wrote:The book remains in its mailer keeping its secrets...


Funnily enough, I also resisted opening the mailer for 10 days before giving in. Echoes of Schrödinger's cat, but with a happy outcome!
by David Kaplan
September 26th, 2016, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Jerx, Volume One
Replies: 16
Views: 5754

Re: The Jerx, Volume One

Ian is correct. After thinking it over, I gladly signed up to support Andy's writing. The inspiration and entertainment of his blog was easily worth the $5/week. I honestly feel I received my money's worth even before the book arrived. The book and app are fantastic and delightful bonuses. Some of y...
by David Kaplan
January 10th, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Day Vernon and the Kangaroo
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: Day Vernon and the Kangaroo

It's a great story! I was told the tale by a friend who said he knew the person showing Vernon the Australian countryside. If only it were true!

http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/kangaroo.asp
by David Kaplan
September 25th, 2015, 9:20 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel
Replies: 12
Views: 8975

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Uber estimate is $14-$20 one way.

My Delta flight is due into MCO at 10:40am on Wednesday. Anyone arriving around that time who'd like to share a ride to the hotel?
by David Kaplan
September 17th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention in your pocket
Replies: 34
Views: 9202

Re: Genii Convention in your pocket

Crashed my iPhone 5s.
by David Kaplan
September 4th, 2015, 10:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books on Riffle culling/stacking
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: Books on Riffle culling/stacking

It's out of print, but try to get a copy of "New Card Control Systems" by Joseph K. Schmidt, and published by Kaufman and Greenberg. US Toy Magic seems to have a copy: http://ustoymagic.com/new-card-control-systems-by-joseph-schmidt So does Denny & Lee: http://dennymagic.com/store/new-...
by David Kaplan
June 16th, 2015, 12:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question for Richard re: Standard Notation for Card Magic
Replies: 39
Views: 9492

Re: Question for Richard re: Standard Notation for Card Mag

Tom Jorgenson described a shorthand system in his manuscript, "Shaman". It's available for $2.25 on Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tom-jorgenson/ ... 45378.html . (I have no vested interest.)
by David Kaplan
April 23rd, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 7124

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

I tackled a "list" on my magicmatters blog... You can find it here: http://magicmatters.com/?p=174 . You mentioned the Rice Silk books as being one of two sets in a handwritten font. What's the other? There's also "Some Manuscriptricks", an interesting handwritten booklet by Hol...
by David Kaplan
March 20th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: offline access on the iPad app
Replies: 22
Views: 13938

Re: offline access on the iPad app

Here's what I find curious: I'm having the same problems as others have described here... But only with recent issues. No problems with the Alex Elmsley and Billy McComb issues from several years back.
by David Kaplan
March 2nd, 2015, 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dealers at 2015 Genii Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

Dealers at 2015 Genii Convention

Richard, Please would you give us a preview of who we might see in the Genii Convention dealers room. Thanks! -- David
by David Kaplan
February 2nd, 2015, 8:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Collection Pre-Listing Protocols
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: Magic Collection Pre-Listing Protocols

It would be fascinating to know which 12 books you've decided to keep, and the reasons for your choices. -- David

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