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by Chris Aguilar
May 24th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 3806

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: 3806

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: 6241

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: 6
Views: 716

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: 1910

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: 929

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: 2359

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: 21880

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: 21880

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: 21880

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: 21880

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: 1288

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: 1288

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: 27
Views: 9192

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: 1976

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: 197
Views: 128160

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: 197
Views: 128160

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: 1836

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: 2490

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: 2490

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: 10497

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: 2490

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: 2490

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...
by Chris Aguilar
October 23rd, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Re: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)

On a different note, I'll say that I especially enjoyed Jim Steinmeyer's talk on Morritt's "Disappearing donkey".
by Chris Aguilar
October 18th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 13325

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Shin Lim seems like a nice, talented young man and (beyond whatever is happening now) I hope his future shows work out well for him.
by Chris Aguilar
October 10th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Re: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)

I enjoyed Jonathan Neal's take on the thumb tie, but the rest of his material didn't really stand out. The disappearing/reappearing silks trick seemed endless, could not wait for it to end. The explanation seemed similarly belabored. The demon wonder box was interesting, but once again, I felt he mi...
by Chris Aguilar
October 7th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 5998

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Now that I'm home and (almost) over my jetlag, I wanted to thank Richard and his crew for putting on a really great convention.
by Chris Aguilar
October 4th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 5998

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Hector Mancha's card manipulation act was amazing. Lucy Darling was really funny and Raymond Crowe was just all 'round superb, with highlights being his shadow figure work and a really nice take on "Zombie"'with a borrowed gentleman's jacket.
by Chris Aguilar
September 29th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Chris, the rest seems pretty close to my eye, but the 3D index differs jarringly and jumps out as aberrant. Yeah, that definitely falls under "needs improvement", which I'll fix by going in and hand tweaking it (to be a little larger, softer image) to match the base image better. A projec...
by Chris Aguilar
September 29th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Erdnase1902 wrote:It will feel, look, and smell 114 years old.

Chris Dickson
Erdnase1902


Smell? Is there some kind of "Antique paper smell" scent out there that one can buy to achieve this level of verisimilitude?
by Chris Aguilar
September 29th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Not to my taste. Sure, understood. However, I've decided that I really like the idea/look and think I'll pursue it for the rest of the illustrations and (eventually) offer the whole thing up (at no charge!) to anyone interested (even if it's just me :ugeek: ) via an open sourced project. I've even ...
by Chris Aguilar
September 29th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Or if the black of the vectors is too saturated, one can easily remedy that to make the tones a bit closer to a scan from an actual copy.

As before, the bottom image (except for the textured paper background) is all vector information.

Image
by Chris Aguilar
September 29th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Perhaps the size and white background vs. aged paper background is a bit jarring.

A bit better comparison perhaps:

Image
by Chris Aguilar
September 29th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

The redraw does not represent M.D. Smith's artwork. I don't think that would be preferable to the originals. How so? It's pretty much the same (clean autotrace from the original source) with some of ink bleed and paper texture aberrations removed? I think it's pretty respectful to the original art....
by Chris Aguilar
September 29th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

In the past, I have considered an open source project consisting of cleanly reformatted EATCT text married with nicely re-created vectorized versions of the illustrations. Vectorizing (in this case, re-drawing to a great degree) is painful, but you end up with images that print sharply/smoothly at a...
by Chris Aguilar
September 28th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: RE: Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Ehh, I'm tempted to nicely format a clean copy of EATCT to allow anyone to print (via print on demand) a nice hard copy whenever they want. CARC has already done this -- their "bible edition" is a PDF to download. It's not formatted for printing as a hardcover type book if I remember corr...
by Chris Aguilar
September 28th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Ehh, I'm tempted to nicely format a clean copy of EATCT to allow anyone to print (via print on demand) a nice hard copy whenever they want.

Buying public domain books in a new binding for investment purposes has no appeal to me.
by Chris Aguilar
September 28th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

$150 bucks for what is essentially just stock EATCT in a nice hardback binding.

Hard pass.
by Chris Aguilar
September 9th, 2019, 1:57 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magicflix
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

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: 2761

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, ...

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