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by Ryan Matney
August 13th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times magazine giveaway
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: The End Times magazine giveaway

My latest Facebook post: Contest update! The Three lucky subscribers that won a print are Gordon Meyer, John M. Ronan, and Bennie Weber . Thanks for supporting the magazine guys! Your print will be in your hands soon. How can you get one of these awesome prints? You may purchase a limited signed pri...
by Ryan Matney
August 6th, 2018, 11:40 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Special Sale for a limited time
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Special Sale for a limited time

If you are a magician reading this, you are probably not at Magic LIVE. In honor of those that are stuck at home, I have created the first ever "To Hell with everyone that got to attend Magic LIVE" Sale. Head over to http://www.ryanmatneymagic.com for some real bargain prices on my books. ...
by Ryan Matney
August 5th, 2018, 6:35 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times magazine giveaway
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: The End Times magazine giveaway

End Times Book Two update: Here is just a couple of tricks you will find in the upcoming isssue of The End Times. "Rigged Result" by John Carey- an amazing commercial routine using an underexplored principle. "Let's Cut a Deal" by Scott Kahn - if you could do real magic, it would...
by Ryan Matney
August 1st, 2018, 11:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 4677

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I agree with Al Schneider. Some great comments, Al. Being extremely "natural" when doing a DL is not only unnecessary, it can actually make it look worse and less deceptive. Further, I think we would all do well to avoid the DL as much as possible. I rarely use it. I think there is only tw...
by Ryan Matney
July 24th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times magazine giveaway
Replies: 2
Views: 679

The End Times magazine giveaway

End Times Announcement! I have commissioned an original painting be done for the cover of Issue 2. You can see it at the following link: http://ryanmatneymagic.com/index.php/product/the-end-times-magazine/ I will be producing a limited number of 50 prints of this painting, signed and numbered by the...
by Ryan Matney
July 11th, 2018, 3:25 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

If you have wanted to subscribe to The End Times but you are a broke, busted-ass magician, I have new payment option for YOU. We have all been there. Sometimes $100 is a lot to come up with at once. I am now offering a monthly payment plan. For a low monthly payment automatically drafted from your p...
by Ryan Matney
July 11th, 2018, 2:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Just received: "The End Times is a great new journal by the very clever Ryan Matney. I see a LOT of new magic in my job but when I see material of this quality I sit up and take notice. I will be subscribing. The first trick in the first issue,"Dislocation," is worth the price of admi...
by Ryan Matney
July 2nd, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

I am preparing an "Extra" issue for all subscribers to The End Times. It will be 30 pages or so and ship with Book 2. That will bring your total page count to 100 pages of magic! Routines from me and John Carey. The Extra will contain more great usable routines just like the main issue but...
by Ryan Matney
June 18th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 12895

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Well, I wouldn't state anything about Fulves with certainty. He doesn't like anything to be known about him. He very well may be older. Wasn't he said to have been about 16-18 when he took over the Phoenix from Jay Marshall? Even if he was in his 20s when he did Pallbearers Review, that is very impr...
by Ryan Matney
June 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 12895

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Fulves was born in 1939 I think.
by Ryan Matney
June 18th, 2018, 12:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 4303

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

I purchased the reprint of Greater Magic when I was 12 years old. It was beyond me at the time but I still found magic in it that I could use at that age. But it is a book that grows with you. I've gotten so much out of it over the years and return to it often. I'm excited about the extra stuff.
by Ryan Matney
June 16th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

A Tease: John Carey just sent me an amazing trick inspired by something he read in Book One. It's no-nonsense killer involving a spectators mentally selected card. It doesn't get much more direct than this. And John has made quite the creative leap from where we started. If YOU want to read it, you ...
by Ryan Matney
June 14th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Bob White also has a nice version of this on his DVD.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Bill Mullins wrote:Received my copy today. And it was in a plain brown wrapper, as promised.


Of course. We wouldn't want the riff-raff to know what we are really up to.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Thanks, Jack for the kind words! Glad you are enjoying it. More fun is coming ...
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't try this trick at home...
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Don't try this trick at home...

Yikes. That's more like a science experiment than a trick. It says he is a special needs child, make me wonder where his guardians were.
Poor kid.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

The performers are great. But it seems like they are performing their act out of order in an empty room. There's no ...'vibe' with the audience.

The public must like it though. I've heard nice comments from laymen and it keeps getting renewed.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

the most amazing thing about this show is how they invariably take amazing acts and with poor editing make them look at best mediocre. HAHA! I couldn't put my finger on why it seems "off." I put it down to all of the audience response seeming to be cut in and fake, disconnected from the p...
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Now that everyone is getting their hands on the first issue, what does everyone think? Have a favorite trick?
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

I believe Daryl did pitch Svengalis in his early days. He confirmed to me via email that he had pitched different tricks, sven decks, paddles, etc.

I never noticed that but he is holding the cards weird there.
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

and from Genii's own Joe M. Turner : "Just got Ryan Matney's new magabook "The End Times - Book One." Wow!" and Sleight Club's Chris Hage "Ryan Matney’s magic magazine far exceeded my expectations. The first issue of The End Times is great!" Get in now folks, when the n...
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Just received the following unsolicited comment from John Carey, one of my favorite card magic creators. Thanks, John! "Well so far I’ve studied and learned 3 killers in this first issue! Ryan’s Dislocation effect is a beautiful card to a number hybrid that I think many will like and do. Cerebr...
by Ryan Matney
June 11th, 2018, 4:47 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Jack Shalom wrote:Still waiting here in Brooklyn...


Just checked for you and it will be delivered today (Monday)!
by Ryan Matney
June 10th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

All of Daryl's Essential DVDs are very good.
by Ryan Matney
June 10th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

Maybe the best way to say it is that the effects can be duplicated with a regular deck but the handling can not be duplicated. Same with Invisible Deck, there are ways to do it with a regular deck but who does them? Not many.
by Ryan Matney
June 10th, 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Just following the bouncing thumb
by Ryan Matney
June 10th, 2018, 12:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

Mark,

I find one of the biggest reactions is when the spectator cuts to their own card the first time.

And it suddenly occurred to me, why in hell are we both arguing for anyone to be doing this? If they think its old and only good for pitching, shouldn't we just keep it to ourselves?
by Ryan Matney
June 10th, 2018, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

I agree with Mark. However, I don't think a magician would really understand why it is so great unless they pitched the decks for awhile. The recreations of the Svengali effects using a regular deck do pale in comparison to the real thing. " Ryan, Can you describe or demonstrate one of the eff...
by Ryan Matney
June 9th, 2018, 4:16 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

A few people, including a notable publisher, have told me that my new magic magazine is too expensive at $100. Well, yeah, it is expensive. But we feel it keeps out the riff-raff and the merely curious. Not everyone can survive in the end times. And it's worth paying a little more for some killer tr...
by Ryan Matney
June 9th, 2018, 4:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

Could you even perform this in public in America? If you whipped out your balls at a comedy club , you might go to jail. Or does the fact that it is obviously fake keep you safe?

I think it would be funnier if the dangling balls were two diamonds.
by Ryan Matney
June 9th, 2018, 3:58 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Did I forget to mention that was a very limited offer? Its over in a flash. Thanks everyone. Those who got it, got it.
by Ryan Matney
June 8th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

Bill, Its subjective though. I don't have an opinion about your sense of humor, but what if I did think that you had a terrible sense of humor? Then your stand up comedy stats are out the window for me. They are only right for you. Magicians are the same. Although, since we are involved in magic, it...
by Ryan Matney
June 7th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

Harry Anderson was actually talking about the Linking Rings and he said "Once the rings link and unlink, you better start wrapping it up." His ring routine went on a little beyond that but is amazingly restrained. Of course I was exaggerating about the ambitious card. I think 3-5 phases is...
by Ryan Matney
June 7th, 2018, 4:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 3132

Re: The Svengali Deck

I agree with Mark. However, I don't think a magician would really understand why it is so great unless they pitched the decks for awhile. The recreations of the Svengali effects using a regular deck do pale in comparison to the real thing. Joe's original post is very much magician thinking and does ...
by Ryan Matney
June 7th, 2018, 4:03 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

The surprise bonus gift may be gone, but don't despair, there is still lots of fun in store for subscribers. Loads of great tricks and surprises. And, a new offer: subscribe today to The End Times and get your choice of one of my acclaimed paperbacks FREE and mailed with your first issue. You can ch...
by Ryan Matney
June 7th, 2018, 3:30 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

The surprise bonus gifts are now all gone!
by Ryan Matney
June 5th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

Some copies of the first issue are still processing but many subscribers should already have it in their hands. Please feel free to comment on the tricks, or whatever you like, or don't like.
by Ryan Matney
June 1st, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

I have decided to release a few individual copies of The End Times Book One. I know $100 for a suscription is a lot right now for many. So how about this; If you purchase the first issue from me, read it, and then want to subscribe to get the full monty, I will subtract the cost of the first issue w...
by Ryan Matney
May 30th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

It would seem I am still learning the shopping cart program I am using. It turns out I miscounted and there are FOUR bonus gifts remaining. There will still be some surprises and extra stuff but Once I get to 50, THIS secret thing won't be offered again. Don't delay. I'll update here when there are ...
by Ryan Matney
May 30th, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4820

Re: The End Times Magazine

While you are waiting for the first issue to arrive, I thought I would share the table of contents. All new and exclusive tricks. Contents Dislocation--Ryan Matney -----------------------------------------------------Pg. 5 From The Shelter-------------------------------------------------------------...

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