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by Ryan Matney
February 8th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dirty Work
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Dirty Work

Everybody that preordered has their books, Murphy's has it and it is now available everywhere. This is one of the fastest selling books I've done and best reviewed books I've done. Truly grateful for the response. Thanks everyone that has ordered.
by Ryan Matney
January 13th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dirty Work
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Dirty Work

"Fellow Magicians, if you like super clever commercial magic, be sure to check out Ryan Matney's new book, "Dirty Work." It's chock full of terrific card magic with wonderfully novel plots that rely on subtlety more than sleights. And the sleights that are implemented are not only not...
by Ryan Matney
January 4th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dirty Work
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Dirty Work

"If you want to learn some seriously entertaining card magic that you will actually use (as opposed to just nodding your head and turning the page) then I highly recommend you get in on the Dirty Work."- Mark Elsdon
by Ryan Matney
January 3rd, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dirty Work
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Dirty Work

Japan's foremost translator of magic books, Yukishige Kadoya, posted a review of Dirty Work on his Facebook page. I asked his permission to share it below: Magicians: I rarely post about magic here, so this entry serves as an exception to that rule. DISCLOSURE: I have personally known the author, an...
by Ryan Matney
January 2nd, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: 2019 In Review

Amazing compilation, Dustin.

The list of names we lost this year is a heavy one.
by Ryan Matney
January 2nd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dirty Work
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Dirty Work

Just received: "Dirty Work is typical Ryan Matney material: simple, direct and STRONG! I am already adding some of these to my repertoire (and YOU should, too)! “Already Gone”, “Gimme Back My Bullet”, and “Mechanized Chance” are crazy fun to do (and “Jervis’s Game” is a reputation maker). Kudos...
by Ryan Matney
December 31st, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dirty Work
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Dirty Work

New Release: Dirty Work “Ryan’s new book proves two things; firstly, that he creates strong and efficient card magic, and secondly, that the Dirty Tricks are the best ones.” – Liam Montier “I liked every trick in the book. There is no filler, only well-constructed, fun to perform, entertaining card ...
by Ryan Matney
December 2nd, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Holiday Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Holiday Sale

Ending at midnight.
by Ryan Matney
November 29th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Holiday Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Holiday Sale

Now until Cyber Monday, everything is half off even package deals. And free shipping in the USA.

http://www.ryanmatneymagic.com
by Ryan Matney
June 7th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 229
Views: 29442

Re: The Pass

Shuffling during an Ambitious Card routine seems to have been pretty common at one time. Show the card on top, shuffle, card is still on top. I've done it, in order to avoid a DL. It is effective.
by Ryan Matney
June 3rd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 209
Views: 42505

Re: Royal road to card magic

The Egyptian Pocket is one of the tricks I used to fantasize about performing when I was a teenager. I'd love to hear from someone that has actually done it.
by Ryan Matney
June 3rd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Re: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....

This is a pretty long period without communication. Karl would be 80 this year. I, too, hope we hear from him soon.
by Ryan Matney
June 3rd, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: David Acer's Swiss Pack available again
Replies: 0
Views: 702

David Acer's Swiss Pack available again

David Acer's outstanding trick Swiss Pack is available again with revised booklet and a bonus handling from me. I can also make a custom version with your favorite deck. Just ask. Order and demo here: http://ryanmatneymagic.com/index.php/product/swiss-pack-by-david-acer/ or Get Swiss Pack FREE when ...
by Ryan Matney
May 21st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

Thanks Rob! The price of subscription has now increased as said above. BUT, Thanks to a special arrangement with Richard Kaufman, I am running a new promotion. To learn how you can get my highly-praised Kaufman and Co. hardcover book Spoiler Alert, jam-packed with 50 tricks, for only $15, go here: h...
by Ryan Matney
May 10th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

For those that have received Book Two, please let me know what you think and what items you like. And for those that have yet to subscribe, you still have time to catch the old price before the raise.
by Ryan Matney
May 9th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 3537

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

Annemann's Card in Hand is one of my favorite tricks of all time.
by Ryan Matney
May 5th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

In about a week, I will be raising the price of subscriptions. This won't affect anyone already subscribed, only new subscribers from this time forward. The new price will be $130 for all four Books and Extras, and the individual issues will be $35.00. I'm posting this so you have a chance to subscr...
by Ryan Matney
May 2nd, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 5028

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Brad Henderson wrote:It has nothing to do with the issue of exposure per se, but the feckless and obsequious nature of the magic community. We decide what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ more often based on our relationship to the people doing the thing, than the issues surrounding the thing itself.


Word to the mother.
by Ryan Matney
May 2nd, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

Book Two and the Extra are now shipping daily. Should be in subscribers hands soon. There is 20 tricks total in this mailing, counting the main issue and the extra! A little more info about the extra for subscribers: A special bonus only for subscribers of The End Times. The EXTRA is 30 pages of mor...
by Ryan Matney
April 30th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

Book Two is now up for sale individually. I just updated a brief description of the contents.

Order here http://ryanmatneymagic.com/index.php/product/the-end-times-book-two/
by Ryan Matney
April 28th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

Here is a demo video preview of one of the items in End Times Book Two. Kyosuke Kira's Pencil Through Hand. I was very happy to get this contribution and I hope it's just the first of more to come. Kyosuke-san also provided some beautiful illustrations for the description. https://youtu.be/JrI2YXstJ...
by Ryan Matney
April 27th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

I'm pleased to say that Book Two will begin mailing this coming week, along with the EXTRA for subscribers which has 11 (!) items itself including the previously mentioned sleight Auto Cull by Xavier Spade, some rare stuff from me, and a whole session of unpublished material with an underused princi...
by Ryan Matney
April 5th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Basement Sessions
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: The Basement Sessions

"This guy makes good magic!" - Jonathan Friedman

"Ryan’s thinking, structure and cleverness are awesome! I love this!"- Chris Hage
by Ryan Matney
April 2nd, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Basement Sessions
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

The Basement Sessions

I've made a basic video download teaching 3 tricks and a bonus variation by Marty Kane. I can't brag about the production, lighting, or camera work, or any other technical aspect, but if you don't like the tricks I teach, I'll personally refund your purchase. Something From Nothing and Positively 4t...
by Ryan Matney
April 1st, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

There's an old thing I've used for Color Monte. Not sure who it belongs to, maybe J.K. Hartman. Basically, you display each card before slipping it to the bottom. Single, double, single. I'm one of the weird ones that never minded the alignment move though. Layman don't care. Hi, Ryan: I tried to f...
by Ryan Matney
April 1st, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

There's an old thing I've used for Color Monte. Not sure who it belongs to, maybe J.K. Hartman. Basically, you display each card before slipping it to the bottom. Single, double, single. I'm one of the weird ones that never minded the alignment move though. Layman don't care.
by Ryan Matney
March 28th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Slam Bang Universal Demo

Just uploaded another DEMO. Thought I'd keep it in the same thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQ7SB-hij8
by Ryan Matney
February 13th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)
Replies: 28
Views: 7509

Re: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)

In the video above, Vernon is not using the handling described in Inner Secrets. Rather, he is stealing the card into a full palm, which needs to then be deposited on the deck before picking off the pip. The handling published in Inner Secrets was meant to eliminate the depositing action.
by Ryan Matney
February 9th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

Ted M wrote:
But the more successful it is, the quicker I can work, that's just a reality.

Er, is it not also "just a reality" that it was advertised and sold as a quarterly publication?


Since I honestly explained the situation, I'm not sure what you want here Ted. You are not a subscriber.
by Ryan Matney
February 8th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

Thanks Rob! Don't count it over and done yet! I'm committed to finishing the run. And any subscriptions incoming will be honored. I do realize anyone thinking about subscribing now might want to wait to see if I send out Book Two and Three. But the more successful it is, the quicker I can work, that...
by Ryan Matney
February 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 19193

Re: The End Times Magazine

Obviously I missed August. The second issue should be out in a few weeks from now pending a business arrangement. Hard to give you an exact date as it depends on a couple of things but I will update here with a specific date as soon as I have that information. The fact is, there was a certain number...
by Ryan Matney
January 27th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Slam Bang Universal Demo

The sale I'm running will end in just 3 days!
Everything has been discounted. Thanks for looking.

http://ryanmatneymagic.com/
by Ryan Matney
January 25th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 33246

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I don't know how anyone could take that site serious enough to get offended by it. He writes to provoke.
by Ryan Matney
January 25th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 33246

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I agree but I would go further and say that it is completely unacceptable. I mean come on, smacking women in the head? Are there actually people in 2019 willing to overlook this because they like a magic trick idea? And rather than take him to task they send him money? Bitch doesn't always mean fem...
by Ryan Matney
January 19th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

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

The trick is David Solomon's but appeared in John's book, "Dear Mr. Fantasy." Bannon and Tomas Blomberg aided in the development.
by Ryan Matney
January 16th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 3217

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

Its always seemed to me that there are two ways to think of this. One is the actual "one ahead" principle used in coins across routines and the like. The other is a general sense of secretly being ahead of the spectator. Of course, this is what Jennings meant. When we have a secret conditi...
by Ryan Matney
January 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Slam Bang Universal Demo

Thanks, Guys!
by Ryan Matney
January 14th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Slam Bang Universal Demo

Just uploaded a quick demo of one of the effects from Powerful Stuff.
Take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ufsTkKXKls&feature=youtu.be
by Ryan Matney
January 12th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 4403

Re: Untouched

Q. Kumber wrote:Eugene Burger's (three card) presentation was based on Fogel's version.

Paul Green had a nice (two card) presentation in Lee Earle's SYZYGY.


I don't know Paul Green's trick but the one from Eugene is not the same as the Leech trick. I think they use the same force.
by Ryan Matney
January 12th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 4403

Re: Untouched

I'd guess so. I learned it from PRISM but I can't recall the trick without looking.

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