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by Doug Thornton
January 18th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight

Yes, John Bannon's "The Power of Poker."
by Doug Thornton
January 17th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight

They are scheduled for the show which airs on NBC at 12:35 AM.

Will they mention there's a waiting list for the Genii Convention?
(Probably not, but it would be cool.)

https://www.geniiconvention.com/
by Doug Thornton
December 27th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 4087

Re: Deaths in Magic

???
by Doug Thornton
December 3rd, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship

It was my first magic set - happily, I still have a few of the pieces. Sadly, I don't have the box. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MY-FAVORITE-MARTIAN-MAGIC-TRICK-SET/264062925013?hash=item3d7b6078d5:g:6SkAAOSwXHxb149C:rk:1:pf:0 And yes, David's current show has a big set piece revolving around an alien n...
by Doug Thornton
October 26th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 2402

Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight

The show airs at 11:35 (or 10:35) pm in most U.S. markets - NBC.
by Doug Thornton
October 12th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Creative Global Sales Manager search - for D.Robbins/ E-Z Magic - A Once in a Lifetime Posting.
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Creative Global Sales Manager search - for D.Robbins/ E-Z Magic - A Once in a Lifetime Posting.

I replied within an hour of reading Elise's post.
Passionate about magic? Yes, I am.
Sales experience? Check.
And I live 45 minutes from the D. Robbins headquarters.
I am ready to make a big wave to continue the global success of this important company.
by Doug Thornton
September 24th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online

Alexandra Duvivier is scheduled on tonight's Penn & Teller's Fool Us.
by Doug Thornton
September 7th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1448

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Ross, the lenticular rabbit stamps are real. I used one a week ago to send a greeting card and it arrived safely.
by Doug Thornton
August 25th, 2018, 12:47 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone

Pete, can't this be modified? For example, "High Five" and "Detention."
by Doug Thornton
August 17th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1448

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

My order placed on Monday arrived Thursday. Postage was surprisingly cheap. Mac King demonstrates the five effects here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1NEtJgO49CXwdHS9CRtQb-2O0T9KQnTW By the way, the box is a sliding drawer change box! A nice touch. And the set of three lenticular stamps, ...
by Doug Thornton
August 6th, 2018, 3:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 1909

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

The trading cards at the opening night party were photos of magicians' iconic effects and props. No faces. The object of the game, as in the past, was to trade cards to have a complete set of nine. Then once you identified the magicians you could seek them out for autographs. The dealers' room was j...
by Doug Thornton
August 5th, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 1909

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Pre-MAGIC Live event : Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue, and Paul Vigil on mentalism. A Penguin Live taping for the future. Some cool effects. I hope we can all be as sharp-minded as Johnny as time goes by.
by Doug Thornton
August 3rd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live - Lecture with Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue, Paul Vigil - tomorrow night (Saturday)
Replies: 1
Views: 540

MAGIC Live - Lecture with Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue, Paul Vigil - tomorrow night (Saturday)

This is a Penguin thing, limited to 50 people in the Bienville Room, upstairs at the Orleans, Las Vegas.

7:30 PM and just $5 plus fees (total $7.33). A fantastic opportunity!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/johnny-tho ... 8708639853
by Doug Thornton
July 26th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3-D looking glass for your desk...
Replies: 2
Views: 351

3-D looking glass for your desk...

...or your closeup show..... "The Looking Glass is the first desktop holographic display designed for 3D creators. No VR or AR headgear required." (It's a Kickstarter project...) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lookingglass/the-looking-glass-a-holographic-display-for-3d-cre?ref=NewsJu...
by Doug Thornton
July 7th, 2018, 12:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th
Replies: 8
Views: 2593

Re: Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th

Jack, thank you for your reflections on Derek DelGaudio's performance. I delayed reading it until after seeing the show - tonight. It was remarkable. It's not a magic show as you mentioned but an experience with moments of astonishment. Our own Richard Hatch urged me to see it; thank you for the nud...
by Doug Thornton
July 1st, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 3260

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

Teller is having back surgery. With all best wishes, looking forward to the Genii Convention in 2019.


https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertain ... rlier/amp/
by Doug Thornton
April 16th, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 4276

Re: Harry Anderson

Sigh. I'm sorry to hear this. I met Harry only once - at a Tannen's Jubilee - where he was the guest of honor. He autographed his book for me. He was very kind to take time for me. He was a funny man and a clever magician. His appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson were wonderful. Co...
by Doug Thornton
April 7th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Johnny Thompson on Showtime channel
Replies: 0
Views: 1166

Johnny Thompson on Showtime channel

This is the film that was shown at MAGIC Live. The first broadcast was today; check the schedule for other times.

http://www.sho.com/titles/3455634/gambl ... y-thompson
by Doug Thornton
March 8th, 2018, 11:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Derren Brown on TV tonight!
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Derren Brown on TV tonight!

Derren Brown is on tonight's Late Late Show with James Corden...CBS, 12:35 - 1:35 AM.
by Doug Thornton
February 25th, 2018, 4:28 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Into The Copperfield Zone
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: Into The Copperfield Zone

Whether you have or haven't visited David's private magic museum, do read John's excellent blog posts. It's much more thrilling than most of the recent movies.
Thanks, John, for sharing your experience. I look forward to more of your skillful writing.
by Doug Thornton
February 24th, 2018, 1:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Richard, do you have a camera crew now?
Is it Elizabeth?
Or the cat?

And you teased us; I was hoping to see the card frame in performance!
That's a beautiful new collection you have.
by Doug Thornton
January 21st, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lior Suchard - EL AL Safety Video
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Lior Suchard - EL AL Safety Video

Thanks, Craig, that's amusing. The brief behind-the-scenes video is fun.

Jerry Seinfeld said, "Are there really people who don't know how to buckle and unbuckle a seat belt?"
by Doug Thornton
November 30th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final Episode of Fool Us Airs Tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Final Episode of Fool Us Airs Tonight

And Vinny Grosso directed ("Consultant") the final bit with Jen Kramer and Amberlynn Walker.
by Doug Thornton
November 10th, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Calendars
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Magic Calendars

Until 2pm today, eastern time:

$9.99 per calendar plus free shipping (code FSCAL).

www.calendars.com
by Doug Thornton
October 31st, 2017, 6:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantasio - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Fantasio - RIP

"And now, for all of you young kids out there..." https://youtu.be/-spUVjd4sLQ (Ed Sullivan, date unknown) https://youtu.be/_Wl5VQ6hYDo (Ed Sullivan, July 1967. Some of the music is the Beatles' "Michelle.") https://youtu.be/ATqml3XwLjM (Fun-tasio, Argentina, October 9, 2005)
by Doug Thornton
October 20th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine - December 9, 2017/Montclair, NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 478

David Blaine - December 9, 2017/Montclair, NJ

A benefit for Puerto Rico.
Other performance dates / venues are available.

https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/david-blaine/
by Doug Thornton
October 13th, 2017, 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Five
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Five

Did the final episode of Season 4 (#13) air?
It was bumped after the tragedy in Las Vegas and it's not available on Comcast On Demand.
by Doug Thornton
October 13th, 2017, 11:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio TV sighting ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: DelGaudio TV sighting ...

Derek was not announced in the opening of the show.

The good news is Derek's show has been extended - again! - through May 6, 2018.
by Doug Thornton
October 8th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 7826

Re: Genii Convention

Those of us lucky enough to choose the close up group that Richard hosted Saturday morning got to see him fill in a few spaces of time with his card skills. That was an unannounced highlight! Subdivided Studios wasn't there but owner Sebashtion stopped by the dealers' room since he lives nearby. Jea...
by Doug Thornton
August 21st, 2017, 12:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Lewis dies at 91
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Antenna TV ran an episode this evening of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson featuring an appearance by Jerry Lewis. It's a funny interview and should be repeated at 2 am Eastern time. Also featured : Dabney Coleman, Doc with Tommy and the band...and Carnak! (March 21, 1984) One of my favorite ...
by Doug Thornton
August 17th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update

Curious: Are these lecture notes? If so, why don't they just pass out the notes at the lectures that day?) They are recaps of the day's events including some brief notes: a trick or two, highlights of the talks, and biographies of the presenters and performers.There is one glossy booklet of about 2...
by Doug Thornton
August 15th, 2017, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 6396

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Thank you Bill for your detailed post. Larry Hass had mentioned a new book by Eugene Burger on the subject of teaching magic, and according to Richard's post there will be another book as well. That's excellent news. Larry was only in Vegas for one night since he needed to get back to Chicago to ta...
by Doug Thornton
August 6th, 2017, 2:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 13
Views: 2447

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

Penn & Teller missed the secret of the trick because they went down a different path of thinking. In a previous season they were fooled by a Simon Aronson effect which I spotted right away. (That doesn't make me even close to being as smart as them; it was a trick that I know and love and made t...
by Doug Thornton
July 18th, 2017, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 21
Views: 2236

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

"You should've been at the second party...I was blind for days..."

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