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by Zig Zagger
April 12th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK

According to their PR office, the Ehrlich Brothers filled 6,000 seats in the Wembley Arena and got a standing ovation at the end.

They have already announced that they will return to London in 2020 (on September 26th) with their new show, "Dream & Fly."
by Zig Zagger
April 12th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Carbone on Tenyo
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Carbone on Tenyo

A good read, thank you! By the way, here's Angelo's super clean performance of Tenyo's Magical Vintage Disney Poster restoration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6MSFirJiko Oh, and if you are interested in my older, tongue-in-cheek take on magicians' plastic religion called Tenyoism, you can read i...
by Zig Zagger
April 12th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not David Copperfield ...
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Not David Copperfield ...

Nice, but a bit too long for me, too.

Here's another funny older Copperfield parody, and it's just two minutes long. Enjoy the debonair "Daniel Chesterfield"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_QRjEGqDCw
by Zig Zagger
April 7th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK

There's a lovely selfie taken from the Wembley stage on their Instagram account. Looks like the seats within the camera range were mostly taken.

A lot of positive comments below that picture, too.

Next international stop will be Helsinki, Finland.
by Zig Zagger
April 1st, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

Yuk--just as I was starting to get pleased with my DL and Elmsley Count... Amazing stuff! When cardistry finally meets card magic! Fresh, smooth, artistic, and utterly meaningless. Sign o' the times? (Oops, I start sounding like JT now.) Let's hope his school grades are below average. Or life isn't ...
by Zig Zagger
April 1st, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK

The Ehrlich Brothers have been touring all over Germany for several years now, with continuous success and usually friendly press reports. They have also been featured repeatedly with their shows on prime-time TV. They come across as fresh and likeable, their banter is funny (sometimes silly), and t...
by Zig Zagger
April 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Looking For Erdnase" a Feature Film in Production by Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: "Looking For Erdnase" a Feature Film in Production by Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer

Nice, the financial goal was finally met!

Looking forward to the movie, which should be out by the end of this year.

Erdnasians, stand by!
by Zig Zagger
March 24th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 5792

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

Concerning our sometimes obsessive concerns about secrets, exposure, and curious laymen (yes!), I can only quote Jim Steinmeyer: "Magicians are guarding an empty safe." A magic method is neither entertainment nor art. Presentation can be both. By the way, I do watch the occasional magic vi...
by Zig Zagger
March 24th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Looking For Erdnase" a Feature Film in Production by Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: "Looking For Erdnase" a Feature Film in Production by Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer

Bumping this again.

35 hours to go, and about two thirds of the money are in. (See link in Scott's post.)
by Zig Zagger
March 24th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: More on magic and science
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: More on magic and science

Well, not exactly a review, as the article is also written by the book's author, Gustav Kuhn. Nonetheless, it's an informative piece and a good teaser for the book (which I am currently reading). Thank you for pointing it out!
by Zig Zagger
March 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Listen to Johnny Thompson!
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Listen to Johnny Thompson!

Thank you, Dodd! Much appreciated.
by Zig Zagger
March 18th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Looking For Erdnase" a Feature Film in Production by Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: "Looking For Erdnase" a Feature Film in Production by Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer

Just bumping this. One more week to go and only about a third of the intended sum is in. I think this interesting project deserves a bit more support!
by Zig Zagger
March 18th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Death of Alistair Maskelyne
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Death of Alistair Maskelyne

Thank you Richard, I enjoyed this and look forward to read more about Alistair and Jasper Maskelyne (and, hopefully, who that ghost writer was)!
by Zig Zagger
March 4th, 2019, 1:27 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: More on magic and science
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: More on magic and science

Nice catch, great read, thank you!

„Magic has lived in the ‘glitches’ of the brain for a long time.“ - That‘s a catchy quote!
by Zig Zagger
March 1st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A Magic Mount Rushmore?
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: A Magic Mount Rushmore?

erdnasephile wrote:Didn't Vanish magazine already decide this? ;)

Haha. :D
No, it didn't. Please note I was referring to masters advancing and perfecting the art of magic, not to mindless Merlini-laden braggadocios.

So please keep some worthwhile names coming!
by Zig Zagger
March 1st, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20020

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Richard Kaufman wrote:The word "actress" has fallen out of use. Both male and female are now referred to as "actors."

Understood. But I was referring to the use en Francais.
by Zig Zagger
March 1st, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A Magic Mount Rushmore?
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: A Magic Mount Rushmore?

Richard Kaufman wrote:I believe a billionaire and about 20 years would be required.

It took 14 years to carve Mt. Rushmore.

The Chief Genii as book-keeper, not as imagineer... That makes me sad. :(
by Zig Zagger
March 1st, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Blackface
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: Blackface

Not exactly what you are asking, but I have a piece in my collection - from Germany - the effect of which is that a white man leaves the room (or ducks under a table) and returns a black man. I once found this in a German dealer's catalog (from around 1920) and quoted it a while back in my blog. Yo...
by Zig Zagger
February 28th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A Magic Mount Rushmore?
Replies: 7
Views: 678

A Magic Mount Rushmore?

Imagine a millionaire would donate a mountain and pay a sculptor to chisel some famous faces of past masters out of the stone for a magicians’ version of Mount Rushmore... Which four or five heads of the stellar exponents of our art would you like to see up there preserved in stone? And why? I guess...
by Zig Zagger
February 28th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20020

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Interesting that she used that term, since the term, "Prestidigitator," itself, is gender-neutral.

I would say that the French original, prestidigitateur, is certainly male and thus lent itself to a female version, quite like acteur/actrice (=actor/actress).
by Zig Zagger
February 28th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on the Science of Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 3063

Re: More on the Science of Magic

Thanks to the OP for announcing its publication. You are welcome, Anthony. Here's another one that was just announced: The Spectacle of Illusion: Magic, the paranormal and complicity of the mind, by Matthew Tompkins who happens to be, according to the website, a "professional magician-turned-e...
by Zig Zagger
February 24th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Hatch (Part One) - Searching for S.W. Erdnase
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Richard Hatch (Part One) - Searching for S.W. Erdnase

Thank you, Scott and Dick!

I found the segment on Erdnase very enlightening. Looking forward to the second part!

By the way, I still think Erdnase might have been Dr. (MD!) JameS W. Ellliott... Dr.E = ERD... :o
by Zig Zagger
February 24th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award

April Fool's Day came early this year... Or was it intended to coincide with the Golden Raspberry Awards? On an unrelated note: Germany once had a "GröFaZ", and the most devastating thing was that he himself believed it. At least, Toni Merlini and his HASSIN Awards (or whatever they are ca...
by Zig Zagger
February 24th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on the Science of Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 3063

More on the Science of Magic

Recent years have seen a surge in scientific research around the hidden forces of deception. Names like Kuhn, Wiseman, Fraps, Martinez-Conde and Machnik come to mind. Soon, a new book by Dr. Gustav Kuhn will appear on our bookshelf, Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic. On a related mat...
by Zig Zagger
February 24th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20020

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Ever come across the term "prestidigitatrice"? Apparently it was used by Adelaide Herrmann, per this quote: I do not wish to stand alone on the unique fact that I am the only prestidigitatrice on the stage today. I shall not be content until I am recognized by the public as a leader in my ...
by Zig Zagger
April 1st, 2018, 5:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7140
Views: 2120798

Re: ERDNASE

Dear fellow Erdnasians, finally, Erdnase has been found. I have spotted him just like a colorful Easter egg hiding innocently in the bushes of our weedy drivel. Foollowing the lines of, uhmm, “special thinking” and wild inductive reasoning often displayed in this thread, minutes and hours of my own ...
by Zig Zagger
March 31st, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Double Lift or Double Turnover
Replies: 32
Views: 4374

Re: The Double Lift or Double Turnover

No matter where the spectator, it is always a good motivation to return the card face-down onto the deck in order to "free" your other hand, so you can gesture at your spectator with your flat, now empty hand and ask him to hold out his hand accordingly. Then thumb off the top card onto h...
by Zig Zagger
March 31st, 2018, 4:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Double Lift or Double Turnover
Replies: 32
Views: 4374

Re: The Double Lift or Double Turnover

No matter where the spectator, it is always a good motivation to return the card face-down onto the deck in order to "free" your other hand, so you can gesture at your spectator with your flat, now empty hand and ask him to hold out his hand accordingly. Then thumb off the top card onto hi...
by Zig Zagger
March 31st, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ricky Jay on magic lanterns
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: Ricky Jay on magic lanterns

Thank you, Jack, for pointing us there!

I just love these vignettes by Ricky Jay, our very own magic lantern man, shining a warm light into so many obscure chambers and basements of our ancient, deceptive arts!
by Zig Zagger
March 31st, 2018, 4:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring: A 5 day workshop in Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Conjuring: A 5 day workshop in Sweden

An amazing and generous offer, Tom!

Will check the dates when back home.

Tack så hjärtligt!
by Zig Zagger
March 31st, 2018, 3:59 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer

That sounds very good!

Thank you, I.M. Magician!
by Zig Zagger
March 30th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer

Only recently I camed across a company called 3D Magic Works on the web. They produce very nice and clever close-up tricks directly out of 3D printers (see https://www.3dmagicworks.com/3dmw-the-magic?page={page}). Some of these seem to evoke the look and feel and playful joy of our beloved Tenyo tri...
by Zig Zagger
March 24th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 2574

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

What a pleasant surprise to finally see Alexander de Cova featured in Genii! This man obviously lives, thinks, and breathes magic in every minute of his life, no matter whether he is performing, teaching, creating, tinkering at his kitchen table, or writing. Alexander's magnificent German "BURN...
by Zig Zagger
March 24th, 2018, 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 21522

Re: reading vs video

I particularly appreciate it when there's a combination of written and visual materials. I fully agree, particularly when the videos come from the author of the book. Roberto Giobbi and Michael Close come to mind here. Explanations aside, I think it's also great to simply see the author perform his...
by Zig Zagger
March 22nd, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7140
Views: 2120798

Re: ERDNASE

The hallmark of science is repeatable, testable predictions. I think this is a very narrow definition. It would exclude major parts of the social sciences (sic!), law, philology etc. , basically any analysis that cannot be reproduced in a laboratory or through empirical studies. Linguistic analysis...
by Zig Zagger
March 22nd, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: JAW DROPPERS TWO
Replies: 15
Views: 4657

Re: JAW DROPPERS TWO

The Chief Genii's mind is always looking ahead, into the future...

JD Two was reviewed only last month, in the February 2018 issue. ;)
by Zig Zagger
March 22nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: SALE!
Replies: 3
Views: 2208

Re: SALE!

Not sure about this dealer, but over the years I have seen many cheap magic DVD offers (much cheaper than these) on ebay coming from Malaysia (and China). I had always assumed that those were all pirated and so I refrained from ordering.
by Zig Zagger
March 17th, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mike Close's IKEA Card Trick from Paradigm Shift
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Re: Mike Close's IKEA Card Trick from Paradigm Shift

A very thorough and highly informative review of Michael Close's two latest books is out by Jamy Ian Swiss over at Magicana:

http://www.magicana.com/news/blog/paradigm-shift
by Zig Zagger
March 16th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7140
Views: 2120798

Re: ERDNASE

"The Three Aces" is the trick where two aces are used to mask the central heart pip in the Ace of Hearts to make it look like a diamond. Previously, masking whole pips had been done to change the apparent value of a card, but this had been thought to be the first time it was used to chang...
by Zig Zagger
March 16th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22911

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Tap the pack, it's back on top. Cut the pack, it's back on top. Then they all are the same card... but that's where I get stuck on the instructions (reach into pocket for instructions- blizzard switch ) and ... Thinking along these lines, how about this: 1. Start performing your Ambitious Card rout...

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