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by Steve Hook
October 5th, 2018, 4:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Robert McDaniel has passed on
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Robert McDaniel has passed on

If you have THE ROYAL TREATMENT, go back and work up "Triple Decker Kings" again. Signed-card or not, it's an impressive routine for laymen....and it's fun to do. Robert put a lot of work into his set-list and this was a fortuitous amalgamation of three separate tricks. I know Greg Eanes h...
by Steve Hook
October 3rd, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Robert McDaniel has passed on
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Robert McDaniel has passed on

Robert ("Bob") McDaniel, from the Austin, TX area, passed on early today following a brief illness. You may remember that he'd written two comb-bound books of mostly card magic: THE ROYAL TREATMENT [published by Chuck Martinez in 1981] and CARD VENTURES [published by Mickey Hades Internati...
by Steve Hook
August 8th, 2018, 2:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Inside The Magic Castle" Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: "Inside The Magic Castle" Trailer

Thank you, Nathan. I really enjoyed the video and the act. Very good job, dude! The years of shows and practice/rehearsal paid off. I hope you had a fun week.

Tampa / 434 / 528 Steve
by Steve Hook
May 23rd, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sr. RAI has passed
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Sr. RAI has passed

You can read about Senor Rai in the February '82 Genii (cover story).
by Steve Hook
April 14th, 2018, 2:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Know Dave Forrest From Whitchurch UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Do You Know Dave Forrest From Whitchurch UK?

Sorry to tell you but there are many Dave Forrest stories like this.
by Steve Hook
March 1st, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alain Nu visits the Washington Post
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Alain Nu visits the Washington Post

Thanks, Richard!
by Steve Hook
August 11th, 2017, 2:23 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Shin Lim's The Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Shin Lim's The Switch

I thought this might be what you were writing about. There are over 30 pages (!) of reviews over at TMC from 2014. A lot of people really liked it; probably more positive comments than negative.
by Steve Hook
August 10th, 2017, 2:37 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Shin Lim's The Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Shin Lim's The Switch

And what is the link to the ad you'd like all the Genii folk to watch, jrd3??
by Steve Hook
August 6th, 2017, 3:58 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A lesson in adaptation...
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

A lesson in adaptation...

My show......what would I have done?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbRTRBY4D4
by Steve Hook
March 1st, 2017, 10:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 36155

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

Thank you, Tom Stone.
Thank you, Joe McKay.
Thank you, Michael Ammar.
Godspeed, Daryl. Love ya, brother.
by Steve Hook
December 25th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Hanukkah ...
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Happy Hanukkah ...

And from the readers, too. A happy week of Hanukkah to all!
by Steve Hook
December 7th, 2016, 3:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cat Hulbert
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Cat Hulbert

I'm not complaining, Matt, but that's not the article I thought it would be. It's a book! Thanks for the post.

- Steve H
by Steve Hook
August 16th, 2016, 5:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Spiritual Release : New effect for sale.
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: Spiritual Release : New effect for sale.

Jenzo:

The plot (patter) concept is A+. Is that unique to this version of the trick? It really is impressive.

- Steve H
by Steve Hook
May 3rd, 2016, 2:07 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 7294

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

The one surprise for me was that Stephen Mangan (Doyle) really took over as "the" actor, though I kept thinking "Was Elliott Gould born a lot earlier than 1938?" And the unfortunate surprise was that Michael Weston (Houdini) wasn't nearly as scene-stealing here as in "House&...
by Steve Hook
May 3rd, 2016, 1:48 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 7294

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

Disappointing. No intensity. Not particularly compelling.

I give it a "C"...it wasn't horrible but I took it off my "Record Series" list.

Proceed at your own risk.
by Steve Hook
March 4th, 2016, 3:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Tihany
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: RIP: Tihany

Joe:

Was there maybe a second cover for Tihany? This would have been in the '80s I think. Thanks.

Steve H
by Steve Hook
March 3rd, 2016, 4:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Tihany
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: RIP: Tihany

He was on the cover of Genii, I believe in the mid- to late-'80s. I think the cover was green? And there was a good story about his magic life included.
by Steve Hook
March 1st, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: JC Doty
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: RIP: JC Doty

What I remember of Mr. Doty was his sense of humor and the nameplate/badge he wore at the '84 Atlanta Harvest of Magic. He'd lost a lot of weight...a lot...and thus wore a badge that said, "Yes, I'm Doty". Wow, the irony of Tom and then Doty passing on within a few weeks of each other... :-(
by Steve Hook
December 25th, 2015, 2:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 18587

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

The books arrived Monday and the extras arrived Thursday. They were at my doorway when I got home at 12:30am Christmas morning. Can't beat that for a surprise from Santa! I mean, 12:30am? USPS or Santa??

Best wishes to all the Genii Family and Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!

- Steve H
by Steve Hook
December 21st, 2015, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 18587

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

The books (in the impressively-engineered packaging) arrived in Raleigh today, three days earlier than I expected and ahead of the 2nd envelope. AND ahead of the rain expected here Tuesday and Wednesday. Steps 1 and 2 only......and I'm already smiling. Thanks, Richard! This and a beautiful and healt...
by Steve Hook
December 8th, 2015, 11:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyoism Update December 7
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: Tenyoism Update December 7

We appreciate the update, Richard. The excitement grows! :!:
by Steve Hook
November 23rd, 2015, 1:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyoism Update!
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Tenyoism Update!

I think I'll save all the packaging for when I move in '17.
by Steve Hook
October 27th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shanghai magic shows or shops?
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Shanghai magic shows or shops?

Any suggestions at all for shows to see or shops to visit in Shanghai?

Thanks once again.

-- Steve H
by Steve Hook
October 25th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic shows or shops in Shanghai?
Replies: 0
Views: 1928

Magic shows or shops in Shanghai?

Any recommendations for public magic shows or magic shops to be visited in Shanghai? Thanks.
by Steve Hook
August 28th, 2015, 3:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 15939

Re: [Censored] Troll Forum

In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into ...
by Steve Hook
August 18th, 2015, 4:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Supernaturalists' 2015 Tour Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: The Supernaturalists' 2015 Tour Dates

The Illusionists tickets for the Durham Performing Arts Center in NC are $160 to $500 for "floor" seats. (This beautiful new theater has two balcony levels and, yes, there are some less expensive seats up there: $45 to $132.) Sorry for the detour. Now back to the Supernaturalists discussion.
by Steve Hook
August 1st, 2015, 3:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final Ship Date for Tenyoism
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Final Ship Date for Tenyoism

Richard Kaufman wrote:That will provide delivery by the end of September. Can't wait!


:o :!: Woo hoo!
by Steve Hook
June 19th, 2015, 2:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TONY ECON HAS PASSED AWAY
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

Re: TONY ECON HAS PASSED AWAY

Aww, shoot............ God bless ya, Tony. Enjoy the next great adventure!
by Steve Hook
June 16th, 2015, 5:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: PLEASE HELP SUPPORT TONY ECON
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Re: PLEASE HELP SUPPORT TONY ECON

Thanks for the heads up, Eric. Get well, Tony!
by Steve Hook
May 19th, 2015, 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Richard's birthday?
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: Richard's birthday?

Ahhhhhhhhhh.......my bad.
by Steve Hook
May 19th, 2015, 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Richard's birthday?
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Richard's birthday?

Did we not miss RK's birthday on Saturday....or is my calendar reminder acting up again??
by Steve Hook
May 3rd, 2015, 2:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 132645

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Steve: Don't worry. The book is hermetically sealed within plastic, then wrapped in a cuddling bag of bubble wrap inside a protective layer of armor-grade cardboard. All secured by thick bands of a 21st century adhesive product. Rain will not affect it. Don't worry, I'm a professional. Well I'll be...
by Steve Hook
April 30th, 2015, 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 132645

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Bob:

Did you tell 'em not to leave it by the door if it's raining?

Hopefully, in Raleigh.
:-)
by Steve Hook
March 8th, 2015, 1:53 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 37
Views: 19289

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Genii's

Old Geniis.
by Steve Hook
September 27th, 2014, 4:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Zarrow tip in Doug Edward's "Nukes"?
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: Zarrow tip in Doug Edward's "Nukes"?

Disregard the Herb Zarrow / Doug Edwards "bow" at your own peril. I had watched the demo multiple times and was intrigued. Then Greg Eanes, a particularly skilled sleight of hand expert from Charlotte, NC, showed me his result of working with the bowed version...and it was a complete exone...
by Steve Hook
September 22nd, 2014, 1:41 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: All Four New Tenyo 2015 Items For Sale Here (PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 23
Views: 6437

Re: All Four New Tenyo 2015 Items For Sale Here (PHOTOS ADDE

The other Tobu Magic videos, which are not about Tenyo 2015 so far:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUYVotU5cjJIlGowcU3i26w
by Steve Hook
September 18th, 2014, 1:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AGT Winner!!! A MAGICIAN Mea Culpa
Replies: 6
Views: 2783

Re: AGT Winner!!! A MAGICIAN Mea Culpa

My heart weeps for magic...
by Steve Hook
September 11th, 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Cramp Vol. 1, #1 by Dale A. Hildebrandt
Replies: 15
Views: 6817

Re: The Cramp Vol. 1, #1 by Dale A. Hildebrandt

WTF just happened here?
by Steve Hook
September 4th, 2014, 8:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Eric Mead performing Conover's "Cylinder & Coins"
Replies: 14
Views: 6284

Re: Eric Mead performing Conover's "Cylinder & Coins"

Didn't he do this in a Ted Talk maybe a year or two ago?
by Steve Hook
August 1st, 2014, 1:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyril's New Japanese TV Special
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Cyril's New Japanese TV Special

Two words:

=8-o
"YOW!"
and
"UNCOMFORTABLE"

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