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by Chris Aguilar
February 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Needs a New Writer for "The Eye"
Replies: 5
Views: 979

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: 4
Views: 604

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: 373

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: 973

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: 1869

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: 367

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 150
Views: 34288

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: 503

Re: Are you ready to make the jump?

by Chris Aguilar
December 16th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 150
Views: 34288

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: 511

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.
by Chris Aguilar
December 9th, 2018, 3:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 4654

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

I place no stock in anonymous reviews. Is there a writer mentioned? I checked the site and noted that it most (all?) of the product seems to be comped by Murphy's, Most of the reviews (ads?) are pretty generic "Rah Rah, this is great" (with a vast majority of the reviews rated 8,9 or 10 (...
by Chris Aguilar
December 8th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: RE: Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Did you purchase this product or was it provided to you for free in return for review? Neither. I received it as a gift from a friend who knows I love card magic. Ah, suspected this wasn't something you paid for out of pocket. Is that the case for most of your reviews? Are you still soliciting peop...
by Chris Aguilar
December 8th, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: RE: Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

You immediately lost me with your recommendation of the Oz Pearlman DVD. I didn't recommend it. I said that it's popular, and I said that you might consider it. But what I'm recommending is Giobbi. Just the comparison alone is enough to make me question if you have any useful insight here on the pr...
by Chris Aguilar
December 8th, 2018, 3:52 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

You immediately lost me with your recommendation of the Oz Pearlman DVD.
by Chris Aguilar
November 27th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 89
Views: 5009

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Conju-Gal ;-)
by Chris Aguilar
November 26th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: who pays "re-shipping" cost on lost items?
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: who pays "re-shipping" cost on lost items?

Sounds like exceptionally poor customer service to me. I guess the vendor isn't expecting to have any repeat business from you.
by Chris Aguilar
November 26th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyber Monday is HERE!
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Cyber Monday is HERE!

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Looks like Richard is pointing to the Joker. Automatic Card markings can be easily read at a good distance.
by Chris Aguilar
November 26th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyber Monday is HERE!
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Cyber Monday is HERE!

If anyone wants to see how the decks look (spoiler.... Great!) head over the current online issue of Genii (Dec. 2018) and watch Richard's "Genii Speaks" video.

I believe that the complete instructions on how to use both decks are included the book.
by Chris Aguilar
November 25th, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyber Monday and Mr. DeLand
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Cyber Monday and Mr. DeLand

I can't imagine what it would have taken for Deland to create these with the printing tech of the day (plates). Over 3000 unique data points in the automatic deck orchestrated by Richard, composed (lovingly/somewhat painfully) by me (via spreadsheets, vector editing, etc) and carefully doubled check...
by Chris Aguilar
November 3rd, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Game Changer is finally here!
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Game Changer is finally here!

I bought Jason's first book, but will probably pass on this one.
by Chris Aguilar
October 29th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier
Replies: 30
Views: 4148

Re: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier

Surprised that P&T didn't closely examine the (presumably gaffed) deck afterward, as they have done with many other acts.
by Chris Aguilar
October 19th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 4654

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

I've enjoyed many of Jason's clips online (e.g his very nice take on Jennings Open Travelers) and own his first book) . However, this particular presentation leaves me cold. The presentation doesn't seem very compelling (at least not spread out over nearly 6 minutes) and the method seems a bit cozy...
by Chris Aguilar
October 9th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

Re: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?

I'm sure that a good number of people (myself included) just aren't into joining clubs (any kind of club) in general.

I still enjoy going to the occasional convention or hanging out informally with other magic enthusiasts if the opportunity presents itself.
by Chris Aguilar
October 7th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 3001

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Jack Shalom wrote:
Okay, I figured I'd stop whining and do something. So here's a Reel Magic index of the contents of all 50 issues in Excel spreadsheet form, sortable by issue #, author, type, and topic. Bonus: everything Regal reviewed is there by name as well.

Nice work! Thanks for taking the time. :D
by Chris Aguilar
October 5th, 2018, 1:48 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

Re: Magic Magazine

Richard Kaufman wrote:Browser or app?

Browser (firefox), Windows 10. The other issues load fine.
by Chris Aguilar
October 4th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

Re: Magic Magazine

Philippe Billot wrote:Hi Mr. Kaufman,

I inform you that Magic Magazine May 2001 has only the first three pages visibles.

I just verified the issue (online archive).

Can only see the three first pages of this issue (Billy McComb on the cover). Other issues seem to work fine.
by Chris Aguilar
September 23rd, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA

Very interesting! Enjoyed reading your article about this John.
by Chris Aguilar
September 22nd, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 3001

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

My issue with a review this long is that I will dismiss it outright without reading it simply due to its length. It may contain worthwhile information, but I won't benefit simply because I'm not going to invest the time. How about some highlights and post the War and Peace best somewhere else with ...
by Chris Aguilar
September 22nd, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 3001

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Leonard Hevia wrote:
I would categorize your commentaries on EndersGame's reviews as more vicious than "constructive."

I don't value your opinion at all in that regard.
by Chris Aguilar
September 22nd, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 3001

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Leonard Hevia wrote:
I enjoy EG's reviews and I want to continue reading them.

No one suggested you shouldn't.

The constructive commentary was meant for the anonymous "ender" not that Hevia fellow. 8-)
by Chris Aguilar
September 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 3001

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Agreed Richard. No reason he shouldn't post his reviews, but damn, if he's going to actively solicit product for review... "Want me to write a review of your playing cards or magic? Contact me via Private Message." ...I would hope he would have an interest in improving his attempts at doin...
by Chris Aguilar
September 22nd, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 3001

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

I greatly enjoy Reel Magic . What would make it even better is an index of magicians and effects. So many times I'm rummaging around, find a great effect or move, and then lose it the next time I'm on the site. It's a big job I know, but not a huge one; it would increase the value of an already ver...

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