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by Anthony Blake
June 26th, 2013, 8:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: "The Alchemist" By Norberto Jansenson
Replies: 0
Views: 393

WTB: "The Alchemist" By Norberto Jansenson

Interested in acquiring Norberto Jansenson's "The Alchemist." Hocus-Pocus was the exclusive seller of this effect but no longer has it in stock. Please PM or email if you have one you would like to sell.

Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
March 30th, 2013, 6:41 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Dan Baines' "A Book at Midnight" Effect
Replies: 2
Views: 2489

Dan Baines' "A Book at Midnight" Effect

I received my copy of Dan Baines' (Lebanon Circle Magic) new effect titled "A Book at Midnight" (ABaM)... this is the first in a series for this effect and it's theme is H.P. Lovecraft... I used it last night for the first time and it's a really powerful effect... "ABaM" is a com...
by Anthony Blake
February 11th, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dacri Has Passed Away...
Replies: 12
Views: 4407

Steve Dacri Has Passed Away...

This was posted a little while ago by Riley G. Matthews on the MindVention Facebook group: "@Norm_Clarke - Tough news: Vegas magician Steve Dacri, who performed for Johnny Carson & Merv Griffin, is fighting for his life @ Mountain View Hospital (Las Vegas)" Followed by: "I just fo...
by Anthony Blake
December 26th, 2010, 9:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic SMS - new iPhone app
Replies: 45
Views: 13201

Re: Magic SMS - new iPhone app

I've been playing with this app for the past few days and the reactions I get are amazing... Two things though... 1) The Homescreen Photo - the app tends to turn the photo I select sideways. I've tried to correct this by altering the photo so that it is also sideways and maybe it would show correctl...
by Anthony Blake
December 15th, 2010, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Alexander Has Died...
Replies: 64
Views: 14276

David Alexander Has Died...

News From Alan Watson via Richard Webster that magician, mentalist and regular Genii forum commentator David Alexander has died... The following was sent via PM on Facebook: Message from Richard Webster Just heard that David Alexander has tradgically passed away. More information to follow shorty. -...
by Anthony Blake
April 3rd, 2010, 8:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Here: Hydrostatic Style Magic Milk Bottles from the 1940's
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: For Sale Here: Hydrostatic Style Magic Milk Bottles only a Few Still Available!!!

Received my bottles today... very nice!

These will be a perfect fit for my new Dr. Fez Castle act...

Thanks Gene!

Success!!!

Tony Blake
by Anthony Blake
September 18th, 2009, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Lester
Replies: 35
Views: 6935

Re: Neil Lester

Sad to hear about Neil, he was a fantastic artisan... I've had Neil make tons of gaffs for me over the years, I first met him in the early 80's. I always looked for Neil's "signature" touch whenever a package arrived from him. He was a constant smoker and whenever I received something I ha...
by Anthony Blake
September 18th, 2009, 4:58 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bob Cassidy's Invisible Billet
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Bob Cassidy's Invisible Billet

Bob Cassidy has released a new mentalism ebook titled "The Invisible Billet." It's his first book in some time. Bob has jammed it full of great stuff including how to use a innocent, common item as a very effective billet as well as an impression device... and his work on using Dr. Seuss' ...
by Anthony Blake
April 27th, 2009, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Cassidy's Teleseminary with Michael Weber
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Bob Cassidy's Teleseminary with Michael Weber

Less than 24 hours before we close off registration... I've seen the lecture notes and know what Bob will be sharing live and this is shaping up to be a great event... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://artfulmentalism.com">http://artfulmentalism.com</a><!-- m --> -- Don't miss out! Success!...
by Anthony Blake
October 9th, 2007, 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic on Leno
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Magic on Leno

Richard... Yes, a variation appears in Swami/Mantra -- which in itself is a variation of the John Ramsey 3 Bean trick... Marc Spelmann has an interesting version called "The Orafices" using craft beads in his 4-DVD set and Docc Hilford has one using plastic flies... I've been doing a varia...
by Anthony Blake
September 22nd, 2007, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TV Magician Almost Raped at Magic Castle Hotel
Replies: 22
Views: 1786

Re: TV Magician Almost Raped at Magic Castle Hotel

Let's face a dark reality, you can be attacked, mugged or raped anywhere, not just at the Magic Castle Hotel... this IS Hollywood after all and even though it's been cleaned up, like any big city (LA) it's not 100% safe... always use caution, always be aware and always understand that "bad"...
by Anthony Blake
September 21st, 2007, 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly
Replies: 50
Views: 2804

Re: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly

Received in Santa Paula, CA today...

Issue looks very good!

Success!!!

Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
August 17th, 2007, 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: September Issue of Genii Starting to Arrive Now
Replies: 53
Views: 2386

Re: September Issue of Genii Starting to Arrive Now

Arrived in Santa Paula, CA on 8/17 zip+4... earliest issue to arrive ever!

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
August 1st, 2007, 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: August Issue of Genii on its Way to You!
Replies: 79
Views: 3973

Re: August Issue of Genii on its Way to You!

August issue with zip+4 arrived today in CA. Slower than last months issue (which was extremely fast) but it at least arrived.

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
July 16th, 2007, 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: New design for Genii Forum
Replies: 36
Views: 5764

Re: New design for Genii Forum

A few days ago I came here and was blasted out of my seat... WOW!... that's bright! Gone was the well accustomed yellow and in it's place was a nice layout of muted blue (looks purple to me), grey and white... a bit antiseptic and bland but somehow it works... it did take a few visits to get used to...
by Anthony Blake
July 16th, 2007, 12:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SAM convention
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: SAM convention

Tom...

Will be in NY from the 24th to the 31st of July... will remember your get together at the Edison Cafe and try to make it by. I'm staying at the Sheraton on 7th Ave. and 52nd St.

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
July 9th, 2007, 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Recommendations for London magic shows please
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Recommendations for London magic shows please

Bob... Unfortunately you'll be gone by the 10th but Marc Salem opens his new London show on 7/10 at the Tricycle theatre, it'll run till the 29th... Here's more info on the show: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tricycle.co.uk/htmlnew/whatson/show.php3?id=115">http://www.tricycle.co.uk...
by Anthony Blake
June 19th, 2007, 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JULY Genii Mailed--Get Sleeved!
Replies: 69
Views: 4407

Re: JULY Genii Mailed--Get Sleeved!

Got the July issue today 06/19 w/DVD... Watched the DVD... I like Rocco and he taught me how to sleeve back in the early 80's (and have used it successfully ever since)... maybe it's just me, but I thought his FISM act was a mess... the earlier material was much better and more focused... Success!!!...
by Anthony Blake
May 19th, 2007, 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon
Replies: 89
Views: 5081

Re: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon

Holy Crap!!! It actually arrived early! :eek: March arrived later than usual, around the 5th of March (my Genii's usually arrive around the 23-25th of the month before)... April has never arrived. No copy at all, but it was quickly replaced by Richard & Margret after the 20th of April... May arr...
by Anthony Blake
May 16th, 2007, 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon
Replies: 89
Views: 5081

Re: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon

Richard said: The May issue arrived today, May 16. It was mailed on June 8. How's that for [censored] service! Wow, you really ARE a magician!... you went forward in time, mailed yourself the previous months issue, went back to the real time and received it in that month! Where can I get a time mach...
by Anthony Blake
May 2nd, 2007, 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 16663

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

Finally!!! :eek:

May issue (with glasses) arrived today 5/2 in Santa Paula, CA 93060... Original April issue still MIA but replacement arrived via First Class on Saturday 4/28...

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
April 27th, 2007, 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 16663

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

As of 4/26 still have not received April issue... May issue has not arrived yet either... :confused:
Have informed Margret about the April issue...

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
April 19th, 2007, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 16663

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

Jim...

I'm based about 50 miles north of you in Ventura Co.

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
April 19th, 2007, 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 16663

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

Still haven't received April here in CA.
by Anthony Blake
April 10th, 2007, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 16663

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

I'm looking forward to the Berglas issue and hopefully it will arrive sooner rather than later. Today, 4/10, I still haven't received the April issue here in CA.

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
April 3rd, 2007, 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Comments on the April Issue of Genii?
Replies: 42
Views: 2261

Re: Comments on the April Issue of Genii?

Boy, I was afraid I was the only one that still had not received the April issue of Genii... normally I get it between the 22nd and 26th of the month... this month I got Magic Mag on the 30th but as of today (4/2/07) no sign of Genii... One thing I did notice... when I used to subscribe on a yearly ...
by Anthony Blake
February 15th, 2007, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Show: Hans Klok & Carmen Electra
Replies: 15
Views: 596

New Show: Hans Klok & Carmen Electra

Las Vegas gossip site "Vegas Pop" has revealed that Hans Klok & Carmen Electra will be headlining a new magic show on the strip.... Dutch magician Klok, the self-proclaimed fastest magician in the world will be bringing his show "Phenomenon" to the main stage at Alladin/Plane...
by Anthony Blake
August 12th, 2006, 5:39 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Lost In Thought by Greg Arce
Replies: 14
Views: 1597

Re: Lost In Thought by Greg Arce

Who is publishing this book? - The book is self-published by Greg (using a commercial printing house) What is the binding of this book? - It is spiral bound with full color laminated covers What is its size and page count? - The books is 8.5"x11" and has approximately 126 pages How many co...
by Anthony Blake
June 26th, 2006, 10:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder has passed away !
Replies: 62
Views: 2965

Re: Tommy Wonder has passed away !

I first met Tommy in the early 90's during one of his visits to the Castle, Billy McComb introduced me to him. Billy told him about the real walnut shells and Harry Anderson peas I was making and selling at the time and he was quite interested. I gave him a set as a gift and he played with them all ...
by Anthony Blake
June 9th, 2006, 8:06 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Magician's Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 5001

Re: The Magician's Choice

Crimson... The best choice is the one that works best for you and what you are attempting to do... each variation and viewpoint on equivoque has its plus's and minus's... while Docc's is certainly very good, it is not perfect, neither is Max's or the Berglas versions... read and check out the differ...
by Anthony Blake
May 21st, 2006, 1:18 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: wallet for kolossal killer
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

Re: wallet for kolossal killer

Gary... While the Miller wallet does have a dry erase feature in all 4 of the outs areas, the way the wallet is designed makes it not a good tool to use for an add-a-no effect unless you control the wallet at all times... The wallet is a Z-fold wallet without the restraining straps in most himber-li...
by Anthony Blake
April 30th, 2006, 7:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Billy McComb has Died
Replies: 80
Views: 25642

Re: Billy McComb has Died

Billy was a dear, sweet friend and mentor... he taught me so much about magic, comedy, structure and timing that has helped me throughout my magic and mentalism career... He was a genuinely warm person with the most incredible sense of humor and quite a prankster... his stories and one-liners would ...
by Anthony Blake
April 10th, 2006, 1:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED: FOGEL-EPIC BY SUPREME MAGIC
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: WANTED: FOGEL-EPIC BY SUPREME MAGIC

Jayman... "Epicard" is not the same as the Fogel-Epic... it's not even close... I have an original Supreme Fogel-Epic as I collect Fogel material and items... it's comprised of a board large chalkboard with 6 circles - three above and 3 below and a large piece of cardboard which is folded ...
by Anthony Blake
March 28th, 2006, 4:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magician Chris De Palma passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Magician Chris De Palma passed away

This is very sad to hear. I've known Chris since the early 80's and he's been a good friend since. He was a very good magician, always working and great with audiences... and he always had a good word for everyone he saw or met. I was looking forward to seeing Chris and catching up with him this wee...
by Anthony Blake
March 23rd, 2006, 2:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visiting the Magic Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Omar...

Check your email, I have sent you an e-pass for the Castle... please read the instructions for use and admittance to the Castle on the e-pass...

Have fun!

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
January 23rd, 2006, 10:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard-To-Find Mentalism Books
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Hard-To-Find Mentalism Books

MindSet #1 & #2 package SOLD!

Still available: MindSet #1 booklet in NEW condition available for $25 plus $4.50 Priority s/h (US only - foreign please contact for shipping costs).

Please contact me at thoughtmaster@thoughtreader.com for availability.

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Tony Blake
The Thoughtreader
by Anthony Blake
January 23rd, 2006, 7:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard-To-Find Mentalism Books
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Hard-To-Find Mentalism Books

Here's your chance to get your hands on Greg Edmonds' hard-to-find "MindSet" booklets #1 & #2... Each booklet contain powerful, hard-hitting mentalism routines that can become a feature in your show... MindSet #1 includes: " The Triple Threat Booktest " This routine allows yo...
by Anthony Blake
November 23rd, 2005, 9:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: E.S.P. Chips
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: E.S.P. Chips

Thanks to everyone that has responded and ordered either via this post or from the Genii ad (Dec. 05, page 94)... the reponse has been overwhelming and owners are raving about the chips and routines... We only have a few sets left and then it will be a 3-5 week wait before the new sets arrive from t...
by Anthony Blake
November 19th, 2005, 3:50 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: E.S.P. Chips
Replies: 1
Views: 419

E.S.P. Chips

The Breakout "HIT" Of MINDvention 2005! Mystery Arts Publishing presents Anthony Blake's & David Harber's "E.S.P. Chips" -- as seen in the Dec. 2005 Genii ad and featured in Max Maven's Dec. 05 Magicana Routine "Pentathalon"... Real 39mm/10gram composite casino chi...
by Anthony Blake
November 6th, 2005, 12:23 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: MINDvention Schedule & Performer Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Re: MINDvention Schedule & Performer Update

Jheff and I (co-creators of the Mentalist Alliance) along with Danny, Robert, Rick & Francis are very proud to present Rick's sance workshop "Beyond The Darkness"... it's a special gift from the membership of the Mentalist Alliance to our fellow attendees at Mindvention... It's going t...

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