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by Chris Aguilar
September 9th, 2019, 1:57 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magicflix
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Magicflix

Ugh, I attempt to read an issue of Vanish a few times every year (in the hope that it might somehow have improved) and am amazed at how consistently crappy it remains (even as a free mag!) Magicflix isn't the worst idea ever, but I can't imagine the breadth/longevity of such a service would be long ...
by Chris Aguilar
August 1st, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?

As of now, this pledge already has 3,500+ supporters and is approaching 400,000 US$... Amazing! Which comes to show again that us majishuns are a nostalgic, money-blowing, loveable herd of unimaginative copy cats. Soon, magic videos and magazine photos shall be littered with this cheap, inelegant, ...
by Chris Aguilar
July 26th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

My copy has arrived in Sacramento.
by Chris Aguilar
July 20th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Penn on magic in the movies
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Penn on magic in the movies

While this was a fun video, I would have preferred to hear Teller's take on the same subject.
by Chris Aguilar
July 4th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Backs
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Genii Backs

The all-over back designs are not viable because they are one way. That can't be avoided because of problems with registration control. Yeah, pretty unavoidable unless one wants to throw down a bunch of cash to carta mundi or someone with the proper quality control right? Hah, now that they own USP...
by Chris Aguilar
July 4th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Backs
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Genii Backs

Q. Kumber wrote:They look good to me. You've put in a lot of work.

Thanks!

It might look complex or like a lot of work, but (due to a lot of practice creating various backs) this one took less than an hour to put together. And most of that was making sure the seamless pattern worked correctly.
by Chris Aguilar
July 4th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Backs
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Genii Backs

Was playing around and am genuinely on the fence about whether I like these or not. Of course, this is just for fun, they're not official or endorsed or anything like that. Call it fan art. :mrgreen: https://i.imgur.com/13E7nUn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BibLXzQ.jpg Created with Inkscape.
by Chris Aguilar
June 28th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Kaufman Wins Second Allan Slaight Award
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Richard Kaufman Wins Second Allan Slaight Award

This is the coolest book on my shelf.
by Chris Aguilar
June 4th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi
Replies: 17
Views: 2228

Re: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi

Bob Farmer wrote:Wow. Could be good.

Right. Perhaps a better focus on consistent quality.
by Chris Aguilar
May 10th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2949

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

Not gonna link to this anonymous "reviewers" site, but here's part of his mission statement: Ender's comprehensive pictorial reviews, and the contributor of more than 300 game reviews, and also numerous playing card reviews. If you are a game designer or publisher and would like me to cons...
by Chris Aguilar
May 10th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 4430

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Skimming this (or just about any "exposure") topic heightens my appreciation of "Sayre's Law".
by Chris Aguilar
May 10th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2949

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

Yes Chris, this isn't the only magic forum I participate in (surprise, surprise!). But I very much respect the knowledgeable and experienced contributors here, many who are only active on the Genii forum. I figured you were just spamming dumb "what are the best tricks" posts (now with mor...
by Chris Aguilar
May 9th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2949

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

Or one could get the the lowdown on all the good 'uns from this identical post, cross posted to to the Magic Cafe (and probably another half dozen magic forums.) :ugeek:
by Chris Aguilar
May 9th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2949

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

EndersGame wrote:
Chris Aguilar wrote:I prefer the tricks I like. Your mileage may vary.

Well said! :)

So which of the ones listed above do you like?

All the really good ones of course.
by Chris Aguilar
May 4th, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Symbol Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Symbol Deck

Bob Farmer wrote:Is there a commercially available symbol deck that has many more symbols than a standard ESP deck?

I could probably whip up some custom symbols faces for you in playing card format that you could print out.
by Chris Aguilar
March 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 6598

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

Image

It's the death of magic!

Again. ;)
by Chris Aguilar
February 28th, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 55
Views: 11472

Re: Geoff Latta book

Richard Kaufman wrote:I have started using O'Keefe's hand stuff. It comes in a green tub or tube. Tom Gagnon turned me on to it and it's great.

Is this the one you're talking about?

https://www.target.com/p/o-keeffe-s-wor ... v_XS000000
by Chris Aguilar
February 24th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Re: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award

Ted M wrote:I downloaded a copy of Vanish a while back and didn't get very far reading it.

The writing was flat-out terrible and not worth the time to read. It was clearly just an excuse to distribute advertising.
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Agreed, Vanish "magazine" is flat out egregious.
by Chris Aguilar
February 21st, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 13850

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

.. Using an ISO format to transfer magic videos to a server is an awfully clever application. ... KG Yeah, it's super easy to set up. Most of my videos are films, tv or Magic lectures so I'm not normally hung up too much on menu navigation. Generally the navigation on the free solutions (Kodi, Plex...
by Chris Aguilar
February 20th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 13850

Re: RE: Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

This wonderful set is currently on sale at Vanishing inc. for only $25! https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/magic-dvds/technical-toolbox/ A small word of warning. The set I got from them was computer burnt and not factory pressed. It's their product and they can do as they please and I was told...
by Chris Aguilar
February 20th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 13850

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

This wonderful set is currently on sale at Vanishing inc. for only $25!

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic ... l-toolbox/
by Chris Aguilar
February 16th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andrew Wimhurst
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Andrew Wimhurst

He seems to be a very vocal and perhaps obsessed supporter of another magician. Better not to ever mention that other magician except in glowing terms. Not quite what happened between you and me, Bob, but why rake over the coals? I know I don’t have the energy even if you do. ... Andrew Bob's quote...
by Chris Aguilar
February 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Needs a New Writer for "The Eye"
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Genii Needs a New Writer for "The Eye"

Since finding the material for this column can be very difficult/time consuming why not use a bit of psychology to encourage people to contribute to it (and the person chosen to marshal it)? Who loves credit and seeing their name in print more than a magician? :twisted: Why not quasi "crowd-sou...
by Chris Aguilar
January 29th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is Dead
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Magic is Dead

erdnasephile wrote:Didn't Max Maven already write that one? ;)

Can I quote you on that? :twisted:
by Chris Aguilar
January 24th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jen Kramer is on the Cover of Genii's February Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Jen Kramer is on the Cover of Genii's February Issue

Friedman's inaugural "Magicana" is pretty darn good.
by Chris Aguilar
January 12th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Something GREAT Coming from Al Schneider
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Something GREAT Coming from Al Schneider

I genuinely enjoy everything Al chooses to share with us.
by Chris Aguilar
January 7th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: http://www.airshipmagic.com/ CHEATERS??
Replies: 15
Views: 2224

Re: http://www.airshipmagic.com/ CHEATERS??

Be careful, I think your caps lock key might be stuck. :ugeek:
by Chris Aguilar
December 30th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube link button broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Youtube link button broken?

I've never been able to post videos here, and have never figured out how others have done it. Richard, Have your phpbb forums webmaster install this official extension (free). https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/mediaembed/ Once installed/activated, simply posting a youtube link (no need t...
by Chris Aguilar
December 27th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

I am loving the book so far. I just finished reading about DeLand's Fade Away Card Trick. This is the super sneaky gaff that has a palm printed on the back of it. My favourite use for this gaff is an ingenious mentalism trick by Christopher Carey. It was published in Ian Rowland's Loving Mentalism ...
by Chris Aguilar
December 27th, 2018, 11:28 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

I received two of the Automatic Trick Cards decks. One with which to play and one to resell on the secondary market 10 years from now for an obscene fee. I wasn't aware that Chris Aguilar printed this amazing deck. Chris, the deck looks great! The detail on the backs and edges is exquisite. Bravo s...
by Chris Aguilar
December 23rd, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

I.M. Magician wrote:Both jshriver and Chris mentioned “extras” came with the deluxe version. Can one or both of you elaborate on that a bit?

I'm not sure I want to ruin the surprise for anyone. They're really neat.
by Chris Aguilar
December 23rd, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

Richard Kaufman wrote:Priority Mail.

Just got the package and gotta say... Wow!!!! Carta Mundi did a great job and all the marks (even the edge marks) came out crystal clear. Really appreciate the sampling of extras you included.
by Chris Aguilar
December 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

I.M. Magician wrote:
I suspect that the Deland article was a taste of what is to come when I finally receive my copy of the book. I can already tell that I won’t be disappointed! I expect to be enthralled from beginning to end.

The book is awesome, greatly exceeding my already high expectations.
by Chris Aguilar
December 21st, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

Richard Kaufman wrote:Priority Mail.

Thanks! I see it now, tracking for tomorrow.
by Chris Aguilar
December 19th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

Richard Kaufman wrote:Chris, another box coming to you in a few days.

Great! Can't wait!

How was it shipped so I know how to look for it? Regular USPS?
by Chris Aguilar
December 19th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

DeLand arrived here in Sacramento today. 11 lbs shipped! Book looks fantastic and I think the huge size of the book really works well for the color reproductions and overall design. It's a big, beautiful and fascinating book. Really looking forward to playing with the other decks when they're ready.
by Chris Aguilar
December 19th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Are you ready to make the jump?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Are you ready to make the jump?

by Chris Aguilar
December 16th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48441

Re: DeLand

My copy is expected to arrive here in Sacramento on 12/19 (Wednesday) per Fedex. Making some room on the top shelf of my bookshelf for this highly anticipated book.
by Chris Aguilar
December 9th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Daniel McCarthy
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Daniel McCarthy

I met him at the 2017 Golden Gate Gathering, had a bit of nice conversation with him and bought an 80 page book from him called "Sly Glances" in which he inscribed his e-mail address in case I had any questions.

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