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by Travis
April 16th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 1401

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

The LA History Conference has been discontinued?
I am so disappointed to hear this news. I’d hoped to finally be able to attend one day.
by Travis
December 23rd, 2016, 12:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Star Wars news from Franz Harary!
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Star Wars news from Franz Harary!

Yes, this attraction will open in Seoul. It's not a permanent installation, but rather one that is mobile.
by Travis
December 5th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ACAAN ala McCartney
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: ACAAN ala McCartney

Sent you an email, JHostler.
by Travis
December 5th, 2016, 12:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Three Card Prince by Harry Anderson
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: WTB: Three Card Prince by Harry Anderson

Thanks guys!
by Travis
November 14th, 2016, 12:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Three Card Prince by Harry Anderson
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

WTB: Three Card Prince by Harry Anderson

Seems this was readily available just a few years ago, but now seems to be out of stock and unavailable everywhere.

Anyone have one they want to unload?

Cheers,
Travis
by Travis
October 18th, 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss empties Paris Jackson's Mind.
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Criss empties Paris Jackson's Mind.

Hey guys, sorry for any offense taken. I just realized that I read the subject of this thread wrong (and in a hurry) the other day. What I thought it said, at a glance, was 'Paris Hilton', so I made a (rather obvious) joke. Except that it wasn't at all obvious because I only just now realized, after...
by Travis
October 14th, 2016, 6:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss empties Paris Jackson's Mind.
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Criss empties Paris Jackson's Mind.

Where is the magic in emptying that which is already empty?
by Travis
September 2nd, 2016, 11:58 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 148
Views: 31156

Re: The Works

Somehow I missed this thread back in July and have only just become aware of it. Luckily, I was able to get my order in just in time and I'm very much looking forward to receiving this material. Giddy, in fact. Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity for 'The Unseen'. Soooo...should any of you decid...
by Travis
August 26th, 2016, 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts University
Replies: 7
Views: 3243

Re: Conjuring Arts University

I love this concept. It's much like the conjuring version of what Masterclass.com is doing. What I don't like however is that I wanted very much to sign up for the Weber course, but my schedule and the time difference here in Macao kept me from doing so. I understand the exclusivity aspect, which ma...
by Travis
July 24th, 2016, 11:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 2908

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews

You must go. I only had about 3 hours there. TRON and Pirates were the two things I really wanted to see, but TRON was down for technical issues.
by Travis
July 24th, 2016, 9:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 2908

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews

I rode 'Pirates of the Caribbean' at Shanghai Disney 3 times in a row. It's astonishing.
by Travis
June 1st, 2016, 7:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 4308

Re: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent

Now, THIS is a great performance.
https://youtu.be/ILOjUHn39qM
by Travis
May 29th, 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 4308

Re: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent

Again, this just does nothing for me. Feels unfocused and all over the place. What's with the bottle suddenly breaking in order to open it? Weird and confusing. And why ignite the page after the word's been revealed? Why not let us see it burn into the page, if you're going to do it that way? Happy ...
by Travis
May 29th, 2016, 3:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 4308

Re: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent

Maybe I'm just cynical, but this just did nothing for me, in terms of the trick. No disrespect to anyone who's served in the military. They all deserve to be honored, but this felt more like pandering than a demonstration of skill. I can't imagine even a layperson being decided by the first part wit...
by Travis
April 18th, 2016, 1:00 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Impression devices for pre-show; do they fool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4332

Re: Impression devices for pre-show; do they fool?

Performer, I think perhaps you worry just a bit too much.
Everyone, thanks for the input. Very insightful.
by Travis
April 17th, 2016, 3:51 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Impression devices for pre-show; do they fool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4332

Re: Impression devices for pre-show; do they fool?

Hi Brad. Of course, they don't know. And while the needs of the many certainly outweigh the needs of the one in a pre show instance, I do also concern myself with the assisting spectator being sufficiently deceived as well. I know from experience that techniques like a business card peek (Acidus Nov...
by Travis
April 17th, 2016, 12:28 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Impression devices for pre-show; do they fool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4332

Impression devices for pre-show; do they fool?

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with impression devices. I love the cleverness of many of them, but often find myself inclined to think that they leave the spectator with a possible answer. In the case of an impression device (pad, clipboard, etc.), something is taken back by the performer....
by Travis
November 27th, 2015, 12:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WSJ on Magic Apps
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: WSJ on Magic Apps

For something very cool with a borrowed iPhone, check out Michael Murray's 'Cal-Ender' or Gregory Wilson's 'Code Breaker' (independently created by Gregory, and the same effect/method as Cal-Ender).

Also, I'm a big fan of 'Earworm', 'Magic SMS' by Angelo Carbone, and Myke Phillips 'iUnlockYourMind'.
by Travis
June 24th, 2015, 2:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Larry White Tri-Section (Wellington)
Replies: 1
Views: 830

FS: Larry White Tri-Section (Wellington)

I am selling an authorized Tri-Section, built by Bill Schmeelk of Wellington Enterprises. It's a beautiful piece of apparatus, and a wonderful, deceptive piece of magic. This ilusion was performed by David Copperfield in his 'Dreams & Nightmares' show. I have only performed with this prop 12 tim...
by Travis
April 30th, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It's not magic, but it's magical in a very creepy way...
Replies: 0
Views: 808

It's not magic, but it's magical in a very creepy way...

A smart phone video game that uses your house as the environment, haunting it in the process...


http://io9.com/nightmare-video-game-tur ... 1701072844
by Travis
April 30th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Gonzo "hands empty" move
Replies: 13
Views: 5669

Re: Gonzo "hands empty" move

P.T., it sounds as if you're describing the Now-U-C-It gimmick marketed by Meir Yedid, though I don't recall any involvement by Magic Ian.
by Travis
April 21st, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Renner as Annemann...kind of.
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Ha! Sorry about that! Yes, that is definitely an incorrect link (however, Walking With George Lucas is quite funny).
Here is the correct link:
http://youtu.be/ohVv5-rq-JY
by Travis
April 21st, 2015, 4:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Renner as Annemann...kind of.
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Renner as Annemann...kind of.

James Gray's new film 'The Immigrant' features Jeremy Renner as a magician named 'Orlando', a character based on Ted Annemann.

http://youtu.be/bV7PnPnjNYI
by Travis
April 3rd, 2015, 1:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Re: Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber

I suppose, then, that I'm confused as to why it's being sold without mention of a specialty apparatus only available from Michael Weber.
by Travis
April 2nd, 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber

Anyone got the skinny on this?
https://revizzit.com/product/1372
by Travis
March 27th, 2015, 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: great trick
Replies: 2
Views: 2103

Re: great trick

Picked this up yesterday. It's really good.
by Travis
March 22nd, 2015, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Everything is a Remix
Replies: 0
Views: 738

Everything is a Remix

Not sure if this has made its way to the forum before, but I think it's a very interesting talk that certainly applies to our craft. Ladies and Gentlemen, thoughts?

http://www.ted.com/talks/kirby_ferguson ... anguage=en
by Travis
March 21st, 2015, 10:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Story about David Copperfield's penthouse
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

Re: Story about David Copperfield's penthouse

That's a Steven Wright joke. Anyone know who said it first?
by Travis
March 11th, 2015, 1:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: University course for magicians
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: University course for magicians

Very cool, Tom. Wish I could be in Stockholm for this!
by Travis
March 10th, 2015, 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 35
Views: 10423

Re: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

Thanks, Richard!

And how do I learn now (having not subscribed previously) of these wonderful variants of Shuffle-Bored noted above by Bibliophage?
Anyone? Anyone?
by Travis
March 10th, 2015, 6:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cups and Balls ala Count Arthur Strong
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

Re: Cups and Balls ala Count Arthur Strong

There's a real simple beauty to this. I love the fact that there is no 'proving'. The magic is implied, and inferred, by the circumstances. Audience assumptions over sleights and showy proving procedures. No cups are actually turned toward us to be shown empty. We simply assume it by the way in whic...
by Travis
March 9th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 35
Views: 10423

Re: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

I never joined 'Real Secrets', though I have performed the sales receipt effect and the 'City Walk' trick that were included in a past issue of 'Genii'. The 2nd was for my girlfriend, and she loved it. Very fun real-world thing to do for someone. I'd even arranged to do it long-distance, via an inst...
by Travis
March 9th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cups and Balls ala Count Arthur Strong
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

Re: Cups and Balls ala Count Arthur Strong

Still has me fooled with the paper ball.
by Travis
February 23rd, 2015, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary Performing in Miami
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Franz Harary Performing in Miami

Sheena Easton didn't open the night. She closed.
It was a double bill.
by Travis
February 22nd, 2015, 11:46 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 53
Views: 26931

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

Is the half dollar expanded shell a standard piece with CSB? I recently purchased a very nice (but very expensive) CSB from Jamie Schoolcraft, but it did not include a half dollar expanded shell. I have an expanded shell I purchased from him some time ago that fits over it perfectly, but I think it ...
by Travis
February 10th, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down," - John Bannon
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: "Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down," - John Bannon

It's good.
Workers.
by Travis
February 7th, 2015, 11:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 105
Views: 18923

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

I've not yet seen Slava's Snowshow (it will be playing in my town in a week or so), only the clip Tom provided. In that clip, Slava seems to borrow from Copperfield with the appearance of his younger self. Copperfield did exactly this with his 'Snow'. Of course, going back further, I don't believe I...
by Travis
February 6th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Wiseman: The Incredible Candles video
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Richard Wiseman: The Incredible Candles video

Ah, another sighting of that perennial Ghost! It makes me happy.
#Pepper #DircksDeservesMoreCredit

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