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by John Signa
November 4th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Richard Kaufman wrote:What was your room rate, John?

$224.

Looked at the rates for the next month and they vary from $130 (prepaid, non-cancellable) to $240. The FISM rate of $265 is definitely high.
by John Signa
November 4th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

In terms of the Hilton - this can’t be booked online yet but according to the organizers can be booked by calling the reservations line. I can attest to using the reservations line. The agent was a bit surprised at my asking for a room in 2021 and even more surprised that the entire hotel was avail...
by John Signa
September 22nd, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: Castle dues going up again

Minor clarification...

The $66 increase is for Resident Magician dues. The increase for Non-Resident Magicians is is half that, $33.
by John Signa
February 26th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Enigmatist at NYC’s High Line Hotel
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: The Enigmatist at NYC’s High Line Hotel

For those on the West Coast, The Enigmatist will be at the Geffen Playhouse May 5 - June 14, 2020.

https://www.geffenplayhouse.org/2019-2020-season
by John Signa
January 18th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: NBC orders “Like Magic” pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 501

NBC orders “Like Magic” pilot

Meanwhile, “Like Magic” is billed as a workplace comedy that “follows an optimistic young woman pursuing her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace.” Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu will write and executive produce the single-camera comedy. Julie Ann ...
by John Signa
August 27th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: Penn & Teller

Bill, you may be thinking of an opener that is similar to Honor System in that it involves the audience inspecting an empty wooden crate prior to the show. Then when show starts Teller appears from the crate. There is no reveal, just the sudden appearance. If I recall correctly, in Honor System ther...
by John Signa
July 16th, 2018, 12:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS CELEBRATES THE ART OF MAGIC
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: USPS CELEBRATES THE ART OF MAGIC

From email sent by Stan Allen on 6/8: I’m excited to announce that Magic Live, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will be unveiling a series of five magic-themed stamps as part of our General Session on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The stamps, created by Charleston-designer Jay Fletch...
by John Signa
April 2nd, 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 24442

Re: reading vs video

erdnasephile wrote:
John Signa wrote:When I want to learn a move from a DVD, I watch it on my computer where I use an app I created to control DVD player using voice commands.


Great idea, Mr. Signa!

Is your app commercially available?


Alas, not.
by John Signa
March 25th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disneyland books - question for Richard
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

Re: Disneyland books - question for Richard

Is there something in particular that you want to know more about the park?
History? Behind the scenes? Getting around?
by John Signa
February 3rd, 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buster Keaton disappears
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Re: Buster Keaton disappears

Brad Henderson wrote:I've seen a video of a performer who re created the keaton 'penetration/vanish' in a live theater setting.

Thinking of Cyril?
https://youtu.be/AlrFJCet0Nc
by John Signa
January 15th, 2018, 2:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

Cannabis Cards (aka The Kings Get The Munchies)
by John Signa
December 13th, 2017, 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 38207

Re: Ennobling Magic

Richard Kaufman wrote:Don't you guys get tired of arguing the same points over and over again?

https://youtu.be/xz6OGVCdov8
by John Signa
October 23rd, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 8815

Re: Genii Convention

Andres Reynoso wrote:Anybody has the name of the cards dealer from Ohio?


Are you referring to the cards dealer in the far corner? That was 52 & Jokers. Can be contacted at 52andjoker@gmail.com
by John Signa
September 28th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed

That’s a shame. I’m glad I was able to see it during my Asia trip earlier this year. It’s an interesting venue and impressive. Plus Franz was extremely gracious. It doesn’t surprise me though as both nights I went, the Studio City shopping area in which HoM is located, was empty of shoppers. I got t...
by John Signa
September 19th, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017

The mobile guide for the Genii Convention is now available for your iOS, Android, or Blackberry device. In addition to the standard info such as schedule, maps, and list of performers, the guide also includes info about the dealers, list of dining options both in and around the Florida Mall, and loc...
by John Signa
September 8th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disney ticket discounts for Genii Attendees
Replies: 0
Views: 650

Disney ticket discounts for Genii Attendees

Attendees of the Genii Convention are now able to purchase discounted tickets for Disney World. Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% and include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney Experience at any one of the following: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon W...
by John Signa
August 15th, 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 7134

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Sweet! Is Paul showing around his new version of Unshuffled from "Fool Us"? (He had stated he was going to market it at some point). He showed another routine with regular deck he's working on. He just finished reshooting some of the explanation video for the extended Unshuffled, so sound...
by John Signa
August 15th, 2017, 3:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 7134

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

erdnasephile wrote:The "Ask Me" button idea sounds really cool. Can't believe that Paul Gertner is walking around and no one is asking! (yet)

Had lunch with Paul today and he showed something he's developed. Great lunch.
by John Signa
August 7th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 13
Views: 2804

Re: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13

Michael Close wrote:... and thirteen P&T hunks ...


Creating a new show to compete with the Magic Mike Live show in LV?
by John Signa
July 28th, 2017, 5:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why New People Cannot Join the Genii Forum at the Moment
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: Why New People Cannot Join the Genii Forum at the Moment

Yeesh...
The things people do to get a rise out of Richard.
by John Signa
June 17th, 2017, 9:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 3691

Re: Magic Poster Book

It's the same book. As Richard mentioned, Amazon created their own image. Tracking by ISBN, find same book, same price with free shipping, available from Walmart. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Illusions-The-Art-of-Magic-Posters-from-the-Golden-Age-of-Magic/55157899 Cover matches the image Brad posted.
by John Signa
December 16th, 2016, 7:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Star Wars news from Franz Harary!
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Re: Star Wars news from Franz Harary!

Opening after Christmas, Disney, and George Lucas...
Must be the Meet Howard the Duck area at the Iron Man Experience in Hong Kong Disneyland!
by John Signa
October 22nd, 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SEO Magic Has the First Four New Tenyo Tricks Available to Ship Now
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: SEO Magic Has the First Four New Tenyo Tricks Available to Ship Now

If you go direct, you can cut out the eBay markup.
I got my preorder of all 8 on Thursday from Plaza Japan: http://www.plazajapan.com/brands/Tenyo.html?sort=newest
by John Signa
June 15th, 2016, 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 5745

Re: Help with castle pass

The club closes at 3:30 pm and then reopens at 5pm for dinner.
by John Signa
June 14th, 2016, 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 5745

Re: Help with castle pass

Unless you are a member, are escorted in by a member, or are on a performers guest list, you always need to make a reservation.
by John Signa
May 16th, 2016, 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 8153

Re: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig

Could this not be an opportunity for the up sell?
"i don't normally do this, but for $X per child, I'll teach them how to do <insert favorite slum trick> and they'll get one to take to perform at home."
by John Signa
May 7th, 2016, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 27
Views: 10808

Re: Laypeople

Magicians are best at fooling themselves.
by John Signa
May 5th, 2016, 8:57 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How much does the average Magician make annually?
Replies: 48
Views: 25868

Re: How much does the average Magician make annually?

According to Charity And Restautant Assoc., the average magician makes about $132,768 in exposure.
by John Signa
April 25th, 2016, 9:09 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Ninja experiment 39 usd
Replies: 9
Views: 4387

Re: Ninja experiment 39 usd

I missed out as well. In the time it took for PayPal to authenticate me, the last two disappeared.
by John Signa
April 20th, 2016, 10:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Reservation
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: Magic Castle Reservation

Unless you are escorted in by a member or on a performer's guest list, entrance requires a dinner reservation.

That is the weekend of the AMA awards show, so the Castle will be packed to capacity. Even members without dinner reservations might have a hard time getting in.
by John Signa
April 15th, 2016, 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14551

Re: This New Blue Board

Probably because you don't have the 16K memory expansion installed.
by John Signa
March 17th, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel closing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5016

Re: Criss Angel closing?

Shouldn't that be
Ugh, I don't beLIEve it.
by John Signa
March 3rd, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford
Replies: 8
Views: 3244

Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

And still a bargain. ;)
by John Signa
December 31st, 2015, 3:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 5847

Re: MAGIC for $18!

The smaller edition is now available from B & N for just $11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/magic-mike-caveney/1104967832?ean=9783836523097
by John Signa
December 29th, 2015, 12:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 19677

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

Second box on the way, John. I got the Deluxe box yesterday... Was waiting for me out in the utility closet when I got home from visiting the family for Christmas. Saved it for today when the big box arrived. Now facing the collectors dilemma... Keep the tricks sealed and pristine or play with them...
by John Signa
December 28th, 2015, 10:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 19677

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

After hearing about Deluxe editions arriving in Scotland, Hong Kong, Singapore, i received notice this morning from UPS that my copy was on the truck out for delivery with a four hour delivery window of "before end of day." which struck me as odd until I realized they didn't state that the...
by John Signa
December 20th, 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 19677

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

UPS offers My Choice which allows you to be notified of and track packages sent to your address. With it I was able to see that mine will arrive on Tuesday after Christmas.

https://www.ups.com/mychoice/welcome.html
by John Signa
October 30th, 2015, 2:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 5847

Re: MAGIC for $18!

16.5
by John Signa
October 7th, 2015, 3:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RK in BoingBoing
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: RK in BoingBoing

It's Richard trying to blend in with the natives.
by John Signa
October 6th, 2015, 6:21 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 51
Views: 22879

Re: Genii Convention

Did Mullica lecture on his new pickpocket act? No: straight magic and lots of comedy. Dustin, you had stepped out to get lunch during the Mullica lecture where he performed his pickpocket act followed by talking about it and asking for feedback. Unfortunately, this was not a highlight of the conven...

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