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by John Houdi
February 24th, 2014, 3:54 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tim Star interview
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Re: Tim Star interview

Here's a recent video with Tim Star at his workshop in Harries Magic's old property that you might enjoy as well:


by John Houdi
February 24th, 2014, 3:23 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Interview with Ian Rowland
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Interview with Ian Rowland

Interview with mentalist Ian Rowland by John Houdi in Kouvola, Finland 2011 Initially for a Swedish skeptic podcast (Skeptikerpodden) I was hosting during a couple of years. A lot about psychics and cold reading and his friendship with Uri Geller. Not magician/mentalist oriented in the first place b...
by John Houdi
February 24th, 2014, 3:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tim Star interview
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Tim Star interview

In 2011 I interviewed legendary Swedish/American magician and craftsman Tim Star for The Magic Newswire and later iTricks. The interview never made it in those podcasts but I still think many of you would enjoy this 20 minute interview with a swede who moved to the US to work at Rings n' Things, per...
by John Houdi
August 9th, 2009, 3:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine
Replies: 69
Views: 15478

Re: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine

When it comes to this matter I wonder what would happen and how everybody would react if it was the other way around. If a magician from Europe won FISM and one hot shot magician from Northern America was in Russ shoes? I Agree with Russ that it would be impossible to present a dove act at a FISM us...
by John Houdi
July 28th, 2009, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon
Replies: 22
Views: 7223

Re: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon

naquada wrote:good luck Shawn.. but also good luck to our own Marc Oberon from the UK..

And to Sweden's Johan Sthl competing in micro magic.

Also; Don't miss Brynolf & Ljung from Sweden at the stage competition. They will probably fool you...bad!
by John Houdi
July 28th, 2009, 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Lecture Network: Whatever happened to the DVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

The Lecture Network: Whatever happened to the DVD?

In October 2008 Jeff Hobson and Loren Christopher Michaels ended the Lecture Network project. Members received an e-mail stating a DVD will be produced and mailed to all members. Whatever happened to tha DVD? Did someone receive the DVD? This is the orignal e-mail sent out: Dear Members, DATE: Octob...
by John Houdi
March 15th, 2009, 12:58 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Uri
Replies: 139
Views: 44039

Re: Uri

Thank you for the clearifications, Richard.
by John Houdi
March 14th, 2009, 3:48 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Uri
Replies: 139
Views: 44039

Re: Uri

Hi Richard! I'm discussing this picture right now with some paranormals in Sweden. Since they thought I (!) had something to do with the picture I mentioned what you wrote here on this forum. They contacted Uri:s people and they answerd like this: "Hi, the picture is purposely done this way bec...
by John Houdi
November 28th, 2008, 7:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Christian Fechner has Died
Replies: 21
Views: 3874

Re: Christian Fechner has Died

Here's a clip from his fantastic FISM act.
Enjoy!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x67m3b ... e-magi_fun
by John Houdi
November 17th, 2008, 7:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn Jillette Patent
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Penn Jillette Patent

He calls it himself The Jill-Jet (according to PennRadio).
by John Houdi
October 23rd, 2008, 8:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What do people really think of FISM?
Replies: 38
Views: 5672

Re: What do people really think of FISM?

I ask a question do we look up at Fred Kaps for his Grand Prix win OR do we look up to the Grand Prix because Fred Kaps won it? Yes there were guys like Lance, Kaps, and Richard Ross but on the flip side is Pilou, Franklin, and Ivan Necheporenko. Would we put such an importance on FISM if Kaps hadn...
by John Houdi
October 23rd, 2008, 8:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What do people really think of FISM?
Replies: 38
Views: 5672

Re: What do people really think of FISM?

You have identified one of the key difficulties of organising FISM. The nucleus of the organising team changes from event to event - effectively having to re-learn everything from scratch resulting in lack of continuity. This is ideally where the 'central FISM organising team' needs to remain const...
by John Houdi
October 23rd, 2008, 5:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What do people really think of FISM?
Replies: 38
Views: 5672

Re: What do people really think of FISM?

I was a member in the FISM 2006 group and at the time vice president of Swedish Magic Circle who was the FISM-host. What I write now is my personal opinions and is not the FISM organization or the Swedish Magic Circles opinion. To organize a huge convention like FISM isn't easy. You have to cope wit...
by John Houdi
March 2nd, 2006, 11:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumours about FISM 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Rumours about FISM 2006

Sorry Richard about this. The thing is that almost all who spoke to Christer "El Duco" Gustavsson at the Las Vegas convention referred to what you wrote at your forum. They all thought - because of that and not fully understanding what you wrote - that the FISM 2006 was sold out. That is w...
by John Houdi
March 2nd, 2006, 2:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumours about FISM 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Rumours about FISM 2006

Originally posted by simon Nabet: instead of Michael Weber???? :confused: Yes. Michael Weber was booked initially but he didn't return his contract to us even after several phone calls and e-mails and sending of new contract etc. So we had to find a replacement and we think Bill Malone will fit the...
by John Houdi
March 1st, 2006, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumours about FISM 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Rumours about FISM 2006

Five months from now the FISM 2006 convention in Stockholm is already on its second day. At the resent convention in Las Vegas several magicians told our head organizer Christer El Duco Gustavsson that they thought the convention was sold out (due to another tread in the Genii forum where Richard Ka...
by John Houdi
February 22nd, 2006, 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: FISM invention winners
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: FISM invention winners

Check the information here:

http://www.fism.org/PrizeWinners.htm

_________________
JOHN HOUDI
Vice President Swedish Magic Circle
Administrator of Internet Strategy
FISM 2006 GROUP
www.fism.com
by John Houdi
February 9th, 2006, 2:42 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: FISM 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 3476

Re: FISM 2006

I must clearify what Bo just wrote: The main theatre, the Victoria Hall, seats 2000 people. We have decided to show the Nordic Opening Show and the Gala Show twice so that everybody can see the show live. Well have "open seats" for the competitions. Seating will be available on a first com...
by John Houdi
April 16th, 2005, 5:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The first 8 artists booked for FISM 2006 !
Replies: 0
Views: 165

The first 8 artists booked for FISM 2006 !

The first 8 artists booked for FISM 2006 are announced here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.fism.com">http://www.fism.com</a><!-- m --> or the direct link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.fism.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=84">http:...
by John Houdi
March 12th, 2005, 2:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ¸.·'´¯) -----> New FISM 2006 website launched!
Replies: 0
Views: 327

¸.·'´¯) -----> New FISM 2006 website launched!

Stockholm March 12th, 2005 Today we have launched the all NEW website for FISM 2006 World Championships of Magic held in Stockholm, Sweden July 31 August 5, 2006 Visit www.fism.com for the latest news about FISM 2006 For registration online go to www.fism.com/registration If you want to save almost ...
by John Houdi
December 6th, 2004, 1:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Healed & Sealed rip-off again
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Healed & Sealed rip-off again

A few weeks ago a version of Healed and Sealed Soda was released on DVD under a different name. (H&S is the effect where a soda can is emptied and crushed, the can is magically uncrushed and resealed, opened and soda poured out.) Magic dealers and magicians are led to believe that this DVD conta...
by John Houdi
July 27th, 2004, 3:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magical Arts Journal
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: Magical Arts Journal

Originally posted by Steve Hook:
John:

Very nice site you have, especially all the television clips.

Steve H
Well, thank you. The clips must be very mystifying with the Swedish patter ;-)

John Houdi
FISM 2006 GROUP
www.fism.com
www.houdi.se
by John Houdi
June 25th, 2004, 3:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magical Arts Journal
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: Magical Arts Journal

Originally posted by trickdoctor: Ring Band-it, Compressed Pen and Torn & Restored Doodle in Vol 1 #1 and Incredible Coins Across and Impromptu Holey Terror from Vol1 #2 just about everything! JK I'm glad you liked "Impromptu Holey Terror". I'm Johnny Lindholm who came up with this ve...
by John Houdi
May 8th, 2004, 3:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: and if you think that the people who run the conventions might contemplate giving the editor of Genii a decent seat for the shows ... forget it. I usually get a crappy seat! The press doesn't get treated like that in the real world! :) Richard! Glad you mention...
by John Houdi
May 8th, 2004, 3:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Personally, I can't see why I should let someone have my money three years before the actual event--I think that stinks! Well, even if I'm in the FISM 2006 Group, I don't have the authority to explain this in detail since Stockholm Convention Bureau (StoCon) ar...
by John Houdi
April 23rd, 2004, 4:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Jon; you have now received a mail from StoCon (the organisation helping us with FISM 2006), I guess some more will be interested in this so I quote from the e-mail you have received: *** To answer your question; All participants pay the same fee as no tickets are sold to the shows only. When registe...
by John Houdi
April 22nd, 2004, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by Jon Elion: [QB] I would like to register now, and come to FISM accompanied by my wife (a non-magician). She would see the main shows, but spend the rest of the time shopping (ack!) and visiting. I see no way to register this way on your web site or with the accompanying registr...
by John Houdi
April 1st, 2004, 9:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by D. Conn: [QB] Some of the worlds best magicians are out there working the streets (Gazzo, Dante, Nick Nickolas, etc.) How about "inviting" some of them and devoting an entertainment 'slot' to street magic; Instead of a "formal/stage" show, the attendees woul...
by John Houdi
March 17th, 2004, 1:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Some news at our webpage www.fism.com * You can now register on-line! * You can now register free for the FISM 2006 maillist The earlier you register the better will your seats be. We can welcome over 3000 magicians and we will double all shows EXCEPT the final prize-winning gala (that by obvious re...
by John Houdi
March 3rd, 2004, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 23
Views: 2040

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by Philippe Nol: Please not always the same performers. No, we will actually try not to use the same acts and lecturers that have been seen on the last FISM conventions. This is one of the reasons why we go out so early and ask our fellow magicians for advice. We will look for som...
by John Houdi
March 3rd, 2004, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by Philippe Nol: Please not always the same performers. No, we will actually try not to use the same acts and lecturers that have been seen on the last FISM conventions. This is one of the reasons why we go out so early and ask our fellow magicians for advice. We will look for som...
by John Houdi
March 2nd, 2004, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 23
Views: 2040

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: John, I think it's a great idea to solicit suggestions from the magic community! Thank you Richard. Yes, we plan to rely on the internet a lot when communicationg with our fellow magicians before the convention. The more input we receive, the better the convent...
by John Houdi
March 2nd, 2004, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: FISM 2006 - We need your input

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: John, I think it's a great idea to solicit suggestions from the magic community! Thank you Richard. Yes, we plan to rely on the internet a lot when communicationg with our fellow magicians before the convention. The more input we receive, the better the convent...
by John Houdi
March 1st, 2004, 10:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 23
Views: 2040

FISM 2006 - We need your input

Dear friends in magic, FISM 2006 in Sweden is in full progress. All of us involved in this convention have been working hard since last summer and will work even harder from now - to make this the best FISM convention ever. But we need your input! We would like to hear from you what kind of acts you...
by John Houdi
March 1st, 2004, 10:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2006 - We need your input
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

FISM 2006 - We need your input

Dear friends in magic, FISM 2006 in Sweden is in full progress. All of us involved in this convention have been working hard since last summer and will work even harder from now - to make this the best FISM convention ever. But we need your input! We would like to hear from you what kind of acts you...
by John Houdi
July 26th, 2003, 2:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM
Replies: 45
Views: 3345

Re: FISM

The Danish dealer Pegani uploads a lot of pictures from FISM 2003 at this address: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.pegani.dk/fism2003">http://www.pegani.dk/fism2003</a><!-- m --> The language is Danish and most of the pictures have some connection with Scandinavian magicians, but I gu...
by John Houdi
May 24th, 2003, 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Daniel Cros
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Daniel Cros

Does anyone know what happened to my close up-hero Daniel Cros?
Is he still in life? Is he still active?
by John Houdi
May 6th, 2002, 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Johnny Lonn well known?
Replies: 16
Views: 1299

Re: Is Johnny Lonn well known?

For those of you who have never seen Johnny Lonn; you certainly have a lot to look forward to. Johnny has now more or less retired perusing an international career. He perform his well known silent comedy act at magic conventions then and then around the world. He is more into art nowadays. He recen...

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