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by Pepka
February 15th, 2018, 4:35 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1662

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

I have 1 deck, unopened. Drop me an email, david@forentertainmentonly.com
by Pepka
May 18th, 2017, 12:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Steranko

Hi All, I live less than an hour from Jim. He attended one of the East Coast Magic Spectacular conventions that I produced along with Mike Miller and Jeff Carson. The headliner was Juan Tamariz and Jim wanted to see him. After that, he would occasionally attend lectures at our home and held court t...
by Pepka
April 13th, 2017, 5:17 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Steranko

On estimation, right Richard?
by Pepka
April 12th, 2017, 5:07 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Steranko

I met Steranko about 12 years ago at a comic convention. I took my copy of Nick Fury #1 to have him sign and I bought a poster from him commemorating a talk done by him and Michael Chabon that is signed by both. After a comics discussion and dropping some money in his booth, I figured it was safe to...
by Pepka
March 7th, 2017, 5:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 35825

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

It's taken me more than a week to process this. Daryl's passing was very rough on me. Not because we were close friends, we were casual acquaintances....not because I looked up to him, I did. But because that weekend was my first ever visit to The Magic Castle. I last saw Daryl in August at Magic Li...
by Pepka
January 23rd, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Neo-Magic Artistry on eBay.
Replies: 0
Views: 590

Neo-Magic Artistry on eBay.

by Pepka
January 22nd, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some rare books on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 954

Some rare books on eBay

Some very rare books listed on eBay.
Cards as Weapons
12 Have Died
Paramiracles
Pure Effect
Compleat Invocation
and more...
http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?sid=pepka& ... efine=true
by Pepka
November 18th, 2016, 4:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Card tricks....and a wallet to hold them!
Replies: 0
Views: 636

Card tricks....and a wallet to hold them!

Harry Robson's Hands Off Wallet- Probably the most elegant solution for a signed card in envelope in your wallet that is built into a normal hip pocket wallet. Uses Bonsalopes from Propdog, or just load into wallet without envelope. Includes wallet, DVD and 10 instant reset gimmicks. No envelopes pr...
by Pepka
August 22nd, 2016, 2:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How was MAGIC Live?
Replies: 11
Views: 3188

Re: How was MAGIC Live?

I don't know much about the David Penn thing, but here are my impressions. BIG! I've only been to one other Magic Live, the 13th anniversary 12 years ago. Then it was around 750-800. Now, it's doubled. For my tastes, to many damn people. All you had to do was walk around the dealer room opening nigh...
by Pepka
August 11th, 2016, 2:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Is Your Opener...
Replies: 30
Views: 6760

Re: What Is Your Opener...

I'm with Richard on this. No problem in opening with cards. I perform almost exclusively with cards. My card opener is a 2 selection transposition of my own invention. If I need a non-card opener I will often use Marc Desouza's miniature bowling ball (ball bearing) from briefcase, which leads to a v...
by Pepka
August 11th, 2016, 2:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Death of Lesley Piddington
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Death of Lesley Piddington

A few years ago, there was a FANTASTIC story about The Piddingtons and their act on NPR. Contributors include Penn Jillette and Jim Steinmeyer. Give this a listen....
http://www.radiolab.org/story/you-are-judge/
by Pepka
June 13th, 2016, 2:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Joe Porper Vernon wand
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Joe Porper Vernon wand

Since there is no case, I'll go to $135.

David Pepka
115 North St.
Harrisburg, PA
17101
717-343-4865
david@forentertainmentonly.com
by Pepka
June 11th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Joe Porper Vernon wand
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Joe Porper Vernon wand

eone pointed out that this is listed at Penguin for $168, but it's not available. Fair enough. 1 and only drop to $150.

David Pepka
115 North St.
Harrisburg, PA
17101
717-343-4865
david@forentertainmentonly.com
by Pepka
June 10th, 2016, 2:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..
Replies: 35
Views: 11224

Re: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..

On the table, I'll do a Zarrow, up the ladder and Daryl's display. If I can have a set up or ring in a stack, it's pretty tough to beat Bannon's Play it Straight Triumph. Most of my work is strolling and I don't always have a table, so I often do Bannon's Last Man Standing, which uses the aforementi...
by Pepka
June 9th, 2016, 5:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Joe Porper Vernon wand
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Joe Porper Vernon wand

Beautiful 2 piece wand made by Joe Porper. Black with white tips. On each end is the self portrait silhouette of Vernon. No case included.
Shipped insured in CONUS for $175.

David Pepka
115 North St
Harrisburg, PA
17101

david@forentertainmentonly.com
717-343-4865
by Pepka
June 8th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Riser Standard cups
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: Riser Standard cups

Sold!
by Pepka
June 8th, 2016, 6:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Verner (Dai Vernon's Son) Has Died
Replies: 13
Views: 4651

Re: Derek Verner (Dai Vernon's Son) Has Died

A well known magician once told me that no matter how hard he strives, he'll never be as good as a magician as Vernon was.....and that's OK. But if he can become a better family man, that's all he needs.
by Pepka
June 8th, 2016, 5:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 6045

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

Quite frankly, whether it's true or not, I'm shocked it's taken this long for a suit to come out of this illusion. Many years ago when David still toured, I caught one of the beach balls and as I went onstage, I was asked, (by Homer) if I was a member of the media or a magician. I said magician. I w...
by Pepka
June 8th, 2016, 5:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Riser Standard cups
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Riser Standard cups

These babies are VERY tough to come by. It's my back up set and I don't use my main set as much as I should so I'm offering these. They are in immaculate condition and will ship insured with a set of green balls and a Crown Royal bag for $250 in CONUS. David Pepka 115 North St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 ...
by Pepka
February 17th, 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Mullica
Replies: 36
Views: 12700

Re: Tom Mullica

I can't believe this. Defeating cancer, coming back to magic and rumors of a new Tom Foolery in Vegas....and this happens. Tom isn't only one of my favorite magicians, he's one of my favorite humans. Hang in there Tom, we love you!
by Pepka
May 6th, 2015, 5:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 19
Views: 6703

Re: Lennart Green

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Lennart!
by Pepka
November 18th, 2014, 6:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit for this line please
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: Credit for this line please

Dustin Stinett wrote:But Marlo was probably the first to put it into print, so ...

And in the end, that's what really matters.
by Pepka
November 18th, 2014, 6:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Peter Pellikaan??
Replies: 22
Views: 8620

Re: Peter Pellikaan??

Vanishing Inc. is now carrying his stuff. Looks like he'll be seeing a much broader audience.
by Pepka
November 18th, 2014, 6:04 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic on South Park
Replies: 4
Views: 2529

Re: Magic on South Park

Reminded me of an interview with Copperfield. "If I can manipulate reality, would I want to fly....or put a cigarette through a quarte?"
by Pepka
October 2nd, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 36
Views: 7783

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

I loved this show when I saw Eric in NY. I have family in Chicago and was hoping to use this as an excuse to visit. Alas, it's not to be. But, my sister has been very good this year and I think I'll send her and her husband. REALLY great close up in a formal situation is hard to find. If you are any...
by Pepka
February 29th, 2012, 3:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE REFORMATION - Guy Hollingwort plus entire Brad Burt's Series, Marin Nash, Lee Grabel
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: THE REFORMATION - Guy Hollingwort plus entire Brad Burt's Series, Marin Nash, Lee Grabel

Was looking at all the items and did not see the Hollingworth tapes. :-(
by Pepka
February 10th, 2012, 1:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION
Replies: 60
Views: 10556

Re: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION

Richard Kaufman wrote:There is no evidence that Criss Angel has taken steroids and is suffering from roid rage.

I think he meant hemorrhoid rage.
by Pepka
December 20th, 2011, 5:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: authenticating personal item? Dell O'Dell Charm Bracelet Will accept offers
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: authenticating personal item? Dell O'Dell Charm Bracelet Will accept offers

I agree with the previous post. It probably is inscribed "magigals", which was a club for female magicians - no boys allowed. How is that for discrimination! Dell was a member of the Magigals club. How is that discrimination? Dell was one of the most prominent female magicians ever, of co...
by Pepka
March 31st, 2011, 2:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii iPad App Has Been APPROVED!
Replies: 70
Views: 10416

Re: Genii iPad App Has Been APPROVED!

Just got an iPad last week. Any plans on a digital only plan or buying single issues?
by Pepka
November 18th, 2010, 7:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 31550

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

As someone being treated for cancer, I get MORE than my fair share of radiation and have NO intention of going through a scanner. Not sure how I feel about getting felt up either. However, I DO like Penn's suggestion for this he made a few years ago. BACON and a KISS AIRLINES. Right before you board...
by Pepka
August 5th, 2010, 1:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel on Leno Last Night
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Criss Angel on Leno Last Night

I didn't see it, but really know what you're talking about. Anyone else think it looks really dumb that he's always wearing his logo? How often have you seen Mick Jagger wearing a hat or shirt with the tongue logo?
by Pepka
July 19th, 2010, 12:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy
Replies: 296
Views: 45479

Re: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy

As someone who is not a member, or has yet to visit the Castle, I really can't state much of an opinion on the recent changes. However, I can say that it's incredibly disrespectful to treat Mr. Larsen this way. What cahones these suits have!
by Pepka
April 13th, 2010, 12:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton To Close Vegas Show
Replies: 37
Views: 10093

Re: Lance Burton To Close Vegas Show

Does anyone have footage of Lance on Carson? I've heard stories that he was originally only alotted 4 minutes but when Johnny saw the rehersal, he told the director to give him as much time as he wanted. It would be fun to see that young Lance again.
by Pepka
February 21st, 2010, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tom Mullica Update
Replies: 65
Views: 13947

Re: Sad Tom Mullica News

Tom- I've only been fortunate enough to meet you one time. It was during your final magic lecture tour before you started the Red show full time. In fact, it was my very first magic lecture. Yeah, the bar was set very high. I feel so fortunate that I was able to see all your classics. Afterward, you...
by Pepka
November 2nd, 2009, 3:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THIS is the day
Replies: 38
Views: 5802

Re: THIS is the day

My three year old, two year old and one year old boys all dressed in identical monkey costumes. Too cute for words. My wife was in a safari outfit complete with pith helmet. I dressed as a middle aged dad who likes candy way too much. DD Yep, EVERYTHING (even trick or treat) is funnier with monkeys...
by Pepka
August 4th, 2009, 2:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants
Replies: 72
Views: 22226

Re: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants

Thanks for your insights Steve. Are you still in Vegas?
by Pepka
July 31st, 2009, 1:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants
Replies: 72
Views: 22226

Re: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants

I thought I'd chime in here as I've seen the Showgirls of Magic show Steve was in. It was my very first time in Vegas and thought "Hey, I love magic, I love boobs, it's perfect!" I went by myself and originally, I thought I would be the only one paying attention the magic. Not true. The au...
by Pepka
July 18th, 2009, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fun in the FISM Dealer's Room
Replies: 16
Views: 2331

Re: Fun in the FISM Dealer's Room

Allow it in the dealers room? I didn't think they even allowed that stuff in the country.
by Pepka
July 3rd, 2009, 5:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants
Replies: 72
Views: 22226

Re: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants

I won't be in Vegas til March. I hope it lasts til then.

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