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by Chris Aguilar
September 19th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool 2021 - another event bites the dust
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Blackpool 2021 - another event bites the dust

Richard Kaufman wrote:I would not sit in a hotel ballroom with 300 other people until we are all vaccinated.

And if a vaccine gets rushed into production, we should review our history and learn from that.
by Chris Aguilar
September 19th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool 2021 - another event bites the dust
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Blackpool 2021 - another event bites the dust

I cannot see any magic convention being held safely until next summer or fall at the earliest. Magifest is on for May '21, with 300 people on site. https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-conventions/magifest/ I don't have a lot of faith in that level of optimism vis-à-vis my safety and that of oth...
by Chris Aguilar
September 16th, 2020, 1:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My New Book Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Can Be Preordered Now
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: My New Book Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Can Be Preordered Now

Just put my order in with no issues. What a wonderful early x-mas gift to myself...
by Chris Aguilar
September 3rd, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3292

Re: New David Blaine Event

MagicbyAlfred wrote:
Joe Lyons wrote:... and it is now about 98% likes to 2% dislikes (and the latter are full of baloony).

Opinions contrary to your own are automatically "Baloney"? :roll:
by Chris Aguilar
September 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3292

Re: New David Blaine Event

He's more artist than astronaut. And while the build-up ran a bit long, it was crucial to show how that image was turned into reality by a talented team. It wasn't just about the free fall--after all, it was called Ascension--but about the story of turning what was just a picture in the imagination...
by Chris Aguilar
September 2nd, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3292

Re: New David Blaine Event

Joe Lyons wrote:The man flew to almost 25,000 feet attached to some balloons in weather 31 degrees below freezing.

Admittedly, three hours doesn't play in this tik-tok world.

I would have found it equally tedious in any kind of world, parallel or otherwise.
by Chris Aguilar
September 2nd, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3292

Re: New David Blaine Event

For me, it was one of the most thrilling things I've seen. Kept me glued for 3 hours. That amazes me more than Blaine's actual stunt. After the amazing bit of red bull sponsored derring do eight years(!) ago (supersonic freefall) can't say I found much thrill or magic value in whatever Blaine was d...
by Chris Aguilar
September 2nd, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3292

Re: New David Blaine Event

“This stunt has been 10 years in the making,” Blaine tweeted Wednesday. “Let’s turn worry into wonder and take magic to new heights.” That was it? 10 years in the making? Really? Felt like something else/extra was planned and didn't come off, leading to a rather pedestrian "Plan B" which ...
by Chris Aguilar
September 1st, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31

I think the issues are fixed now. Can verify the return of my many previously blanked out posts.
by Chris Aguilar
September 1st, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31

Also, often editing a post refused me with the "Your message contains too few characters." error when this is not the case.

If these were my forums I'd be pretty concerned at seeing posts blanked and inappropriate error messages.
by Chris Aguilar
September 1st, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31

Can verify that many of my previous posts (spanning many years) have been completely blanked out. As someone who also uses phpBB (the forums software used here), and a veteran of many update cycles, this looks like an issue with the backup/restore process that would need to happen with a server move...
by Chris Aguilar
August 3rd, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big New Article About Jim Steinmeyer in Popular Mechanics
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Big New Article About Jim Steinmeyer in Popular Mechanics

Really enjoyed Jim's presentation at the 2019 Genii Convention.
by Chris Aguilar
August 3rd, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marking Double-Blank Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Marking Double-Blank Cards

Place a small piece of Scotch Magic Tape on the card. If the card is tilted slightly you can see the tape. I've also played around with small pieces of this tape on the backs of regular cards to mark a card. It's sort of a DIY Juice Deck. More about this later. If you don't want to use tape, I'd th...
by Chris Aguilar
July 22nd, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 214
Views: 135948

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Fantastic news Richard. The photos looked great from the proof you were waving around in your "Genii Speaks" video.
by Chris Aguilar
July 21st, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interview
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Re: Interview

Thanks for the warning. ;-)
by Chris Aguilar
July 21st, 2020, 1:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Carbonaro is on the Cover of the August Genii
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Michael Carbonaro is on the Cover of the August Genii

Excited to hear that the Jennings book is done.
by Chris Aguilar
June 8th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 51
Views: 29028

Re: Genii Archive Question

Mark Collier wrote:Perhaps you can right click and open in a new window.

You could try, but that's never worked for me.
by Chris Aguilar
May 24th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4623

Re: Who is The Jerx

Kudos to Andy. :ugeek: Ah the possibilities - https://www.cameo.com/johndavidson?fbclid=IwAR0wMVEkS_SIILAJ8CVVdbCSOeRKIFas0Yxqj41V8rrTY7cZR2Wjwn0WM0M Starting to read like other "who wrote that" discussions. I am Spartacus. I've always pictured you as more "Sportacus". https://w...
by Chris Aguilar
May 24th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4623

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Very nice of Derren to assist "Andy" with the gag.
by Chris Aguilar
May 2nd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: dry hands
Replies: 36
Views: 6446

Re: dry hands

PressureFan wrote:You’ll have to Google;
P*****head Mustache Wax, Chattanooga TN.

Or just link to it.
by Chris Aguilar
April 18th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Check the Magic Nook Calendar for Cancelled Events
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Check the Magic Nook Calendar for Cancelled Events

Here in California there is serious talk of no large gatherings though the end of 2020. I certainly hope that's not so, but it's a possibility.
by Chris Aguilar
March 23rd, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: For chapped hands.
Replies: 23
Views: 2080

Re: For chapped hands.

Boy are my hands chapped from all the hand washing we have to do now. The best product for this is O'Keeffe's Working Hands, comes in a green round container. I like that there is no odor and also that it works amazingly quickly. You know, for your riffle stacking practice and coin tricks etc. Yeah...
by Chris Aguilar
March 23rd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Live is cancelled
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Magic Live is cancelled

Richard Kaufman wrote:Not a surprise. Glad he didn't wait until the last minute.

But now he's decided that in 2021 he's going to compete with FISM. Not sure that's a good idea.

I think even FISM might have some issues, as some might be taking large losses now that will make the expense harder to stomach.
by Chris Aguilar
March 18th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2436

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

Carisa's "Lucy Darling" act was a real highlight at the recent Genii convention. Genuinely funny, clever and just plain fun.

I look forward to sharing her online show with my wife, who I think will really enjoy it.
by Chris Aguilar
February 1st, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22549

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

This is really simple. ... 4) The obvious solution to the current "issue:" Steve could hand-number each book in the current run of 1000. He'll be signing most of them anyway. ... Hm, reminds me of expensive art prints, where a certain quantity are uniquely numbered (and perhaps signed) wh...
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22549

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Meir Yedid did a small video with Steve where he explicitly stated that the material is for everyone. The third part are gambling demonstrations and he said they are not particularly difficult to do. With all due respect, I think Steve's definition of "for everybody" and "Not particu...
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22549

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

A day before the book was officially released: Posted: Jan 24, 2020 11:00 am The print run is 1000 copies. Steve isn't averse to printing more, but these would have to sell out first and then there would still have to be high demand before he would undertake something like a second printing. My gues...
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22549

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

In this case, the official text specifically says limited edition, but doesn't seem to say the exact # of copies comprising that ultimate limited amount (.i.e 1000 could just be an initial run, with another printing, then no more.) - Limited Edition - Volume 1 - 515 pages; Volume 2 - 592 pages - 11....
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Multi-Colored Decks
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Multi-Colored Decks

Can't beat the sheer # of decks you get for $25 for that set though. Tempting.
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Multi-Colored Decks
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Multi-Colored Decks

I'm definitely on board with plastic cards for packet tricks, but will probably use my own back designs and self print some on the MPC site (which is a bit pricey, but their plastic cards are great).
by Chris Aguilar
January 16th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: DMCA Takedown Notice H*ll
Replies: 21
Views: 9720

Re: DMCA Takedown Notice H*ll

Sorry to resurrect an old thread. At least Scribd.com will pay attention to DMCA take-down notices. They have removed several of my works, usually doing so within 48 hours of receipt of the notice. And then within a short period of time, they'll probably get uploaded again, perhaps by another perso...
by Chris Aguilar
January 1st, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: 2019 In Review

Great list Dustin.
by Chris Aguilar
December 3rd, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 214
Views: 135948

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Any ideas (now that you have the photos) at what kind of page count we'll see?
by Chris Aguilar
December 3rd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 214
Views: 135948

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Richard,

Will the Jennings book be the "Takes it Easy" material or, as you mentioned before as a possibility, a combination of material beyond that?
by Chris Aguilar
November 20th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Box For A Coin
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: Ring Box For A Coin

Bob,

This would also do the trick and is a very innocent looking prop.

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic ... iver-plus/
by Chris Aguilar
November 17th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2649

Re: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?

I guess Fabrice is once again trying to stoke outrage that he solicited (and failed get ) here on the forums two years ago. If he thinks "action should be taken" (legally that is) I encourage him to try that (beyond useless kvetching on an internet forum) and report back to us with his res...
by Chris Aguilar
November 17th, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2649

Re: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?

Tom , It's easy say "Lubor was not the first " , So, Who was the first using that system in that way? Thaking ideas after have seen already something done and may be taking inspiration it' s easy my friend Lubor started from zero, A real genius. Waiting a patent expir. And claim to be the...
by Chris Aguilar
November 16th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 43
Views: 10768

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

The book is flat out great. Was surprised to see it "Printed in the US" as I thought most of the full color books these days were being outsourced to china.
by Chris Aguilar
November 15th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2649

Re: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?

Hi Chris, The patent now it's owned by Tenyo , Anyway expired or not is not correct claim something that is not true and don't give credit to his creator, Not? If the patented material is expired, then anyone can use it without condition. Not sure how that constitutes "ripping off" that r...
by Chris Aguilar
November 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2649

Re: Why nobody take action against the big hitech company ripping off patented magic?

Hi , I 've just seen one more hitech comp. Claiming that they invented a new invisibility tech but in matter of fact , some of this tech are coming out from the magic business and some of them are actually patented, I just saw a Fiedler /Tenyo Patent sold as a new hitech systen. ... Whats your opin...

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