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by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

No, he didn't reveal the secret.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

All credit should go to my wife, Art Director Liz Kaufman, who makes all the decisions I don't. :)
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

Orlando, Florida.

Because of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, we are moving the date of the Genii Convention in October 2019 (not this year, but next year) to one weekend earlier: the 2, 3, 4, and 5th (with workshops on the 6th).

https://www.geniiconvention.com/

Special guests Penn & Teller
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 2
Views: 139

The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

IMGUR link: http://i.imgur.com/2qxtcJg.jpg On our cover this month is Richard Turner, the subject of the highly-acclaimed documentary Dealt, which came out late last year. Jon Racherbaumer delves into Dealt and more. The leader in the field of incorporating electronics into mentalism is Craig Filice...
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: The Genii Grants All Wishes: The Genii Convention 2019

The hotel link is not operative yet. Give us a week.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: The End Times Magazine

Sign me up!
by Richard Kaufman
April 19th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6448
Views: 1975988

Re: ERDNASE

Just because a book has been continuously in print in cheap editions does not mean it sells a lot or that it's a money maker.
by Richard Kaufman
April 19th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3 Copies of Tenyoism Gotta Go!
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: 3 Copies of Tenyoism Gotta Go!

Thank you!
by Richard Kaufman
April 19th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: The Genii Grants All Wishes: The Genii Convention 2019

Richard: checking ...
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3 Copies of Tenyoism Gotta Go!
Replies: 3
Views: 517

3 Copies of Tenyoism Gotta Go!

Hey folks, the Genii and family need to take a vacation later this year. To swing that, I need to sell three copies of Tenyoism via PayPal in the next few days. We're down to under 100 copies left, so if you have thought about buying it, now is a good idea! :) http://geniimagazine.com/kaufman/store/...
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: J. Cornelius Thought trasmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: J. Cornelius Thought trasmitter

But nevertheless it is essentially the same idea as the Tenyo item, therefore a credit was required.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard to find books about magicians
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Hard to find books about magicians

I feel compelled to note that The Card Magic of EG Brown is about to be reprinted.
by Richard Kaufman
April 17th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: J. Cornelius Thought trasmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: J. Cornelius Thought trasmitter

The plastic box used by Hideo Kato when he created "MindScanner" in 1991 was a common item in Japan at the time, used for holding business cards. Everyone in Japan exchanges business cards when they first meet. So the item was not out of place or "unnatural." Cornelius took the e...
by Richard Kaufman
April 17th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final Curtain - Joseph Herzer
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Final Curtain - Joseph Herzer

Joe and Ingrid were good friends to me for many decades. Sorry to see him go.
by Richard Kaufman
April 16th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 1348

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

Joe, The LA Conference on Magic History is no more.
by Richard Kaufman
April 14th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

Re: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History

A much better article about the Hooker Rising Cards is in Genii some years back, written by Jim Steinmeyer.
by Richard Kaufman
April 14th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Farmers in the Lybrary
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Farmers in the Lybrary

Every magician should buy all of Bob's manuscripts.
by Richard Kaufman
April 14th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 88
Views: 25889

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

Jim Sommers of Chicago was, I believe, the guy who starting making copies of the "Zig Zag Lady."
by Richard Kaufman
April 14th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SAM dues increase
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: SAM dues increase

The S.A.M. really has no choice, and if I was not a Life Member I would happily pay the increase.
by Richard Kaufman
April 13th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Note: If You See That Your For Sale Post Has Vanished ...
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Note: If You See That Your For Sale Post Has Vanished ...

... it's because you haven't followed the rules of the Marketplace.
These are, among other things:
Print your full street address, name, email address, and phone number.
If you don't do that your posts will be deleted.
I'm tired of being inconvenienced by this.
by Richard Kaufman
April 13th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 in Busan, Korea
Replies: 1
Views: 274

FISM 2018 in Busan, Korea

Saw this article on Alan Watson's e-zine this morning. It comes from Yonhap, which is a South Korean company that provides news stories to newspapers, and so on. It states that 39 magicians will compete in the close-up competition. I'm not a FISM expert by any means, but isn't that an extremely low ...
by Richard Kaufman
April 12th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Doug Henning's The Magic Show on Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Doug Henning's The Magic Show on Amazon Prime

Peter was the star in the touring version of the show.
by Richard Kaufman
April 11th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Doug Henning's The Magic Show on Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Doug Henning's The Magic Show on Amazon Prime

This is the lousy movie version of the show, which went unreleased for decades (and for good reason). It does not reflect what it was like to see the show. I know--I was there.
by Richard Kaufman
April 11th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gregg Webb preparing new magic trilogy
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Gregg Webb preparing new magic trilogy

Joe, there are plenty of magicians who can do perfect Faro shuffles under all conditions with no problem.
by Richard Kaufman
April 10th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martin Gardner Presents AND Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic and
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Martin Gardner Presents AND Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic and

Add your phone number, please, per the rules for listing on the Marketplace.
by Richard Kaufman
April 9th, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6448
Views: 1975988

Re: ERDNASE

You are creating a false construct based on what are far more likely to have been simple errors.
by Richard Kaufman
April 9th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6448
Views: 1975988

Re: ERDNASE

Chris, this is really nothing but wild speculation on your part! You state, as if it's a fact, that the drawings were produced from photographs that were "flipped" (the accurate term is "flopped") and that's why the indices are not standardized.

How do you make this stuff up?
by Richard Kaufman
April 9th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6448
Views: 1975988

Re: ERDNASE

Jeez, this is a bizarre conversation.
by Richard Kaufman
April 9th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 30
Views: 5881

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

We ran a very lengthy story by David Regal in Genii, which then turned into a monthly column, called "Speaking Volumes."
David canvassed well-known magicians for great tricks which they felt were hidden in the literature.
So, this has been done before.
by Richard Kaufman
April 8th, 2018, 12:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 81
Views: 9981

Re: New John Thompson Book

The books are shipped from Michigan. Because of the mysterious ways of the post office, the books can arrive at all different times, even if two recipients live a few blocks apart. This is due to your local post offices, and what they decide they are going to deliver on any particular day. Note that...
by Richard Kaufman
April 7th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 81
Views: 9981

Re: New John Thompson Book

My copies arrived (one review copy for Genii and one personal copy). Damn, 20 pounds is heavy!
by Richard Kaufman
April 6th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 81
Views: 9981

Re: New John Thompson Book

Yes, they are two ENORMOUS books.
People have been eagerly awaiting for Johnny to tip everything for decades.
Pretty much everyone is looking forward to these books.
And, yes, it's an expensive set. I have no doubt it will be worth every penny.
by Richard Kaufman
April 2nd, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 1496

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

This has been or will shortly be corrected in the digital edition.
by Richard Kaufman
April 1st, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 1496

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

"Mondrian Knock-Off" no. Inspired by Mondrian and the movement of Neo Plasticism and De Stijl, yes.

Since our work is inspired by, but not reselling actual copies of, paintings by Mondrian, we do not fall into the category of copyright infringement.
by Richard Kaufman
April 1st, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Trick That Cannot Be Explained - New Research
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: The Trick That Cannot Be Explained - New Research

That was delightful, Quentin.
by Richard Kaufman
March 31st, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Double Lift or Double Turnover
Replies: 32
Views: 1064

Re: The Double Lift or Double Turnover

Nonsense. Neither method is superior, and neither method will be effective if your presentation and timing fail to convince the spectator that the card was NOT near or in contact with the deck.
by Richard Kaufman
March 31st, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM North America Championships Will Be Held in Quebec in 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 286

FISM North America Championships Will Be Held in Quebec in 2020

No dates, just this: "Testimony By Bradley Jacobs, President FISM NA" "As President of the FISM North America Executive Board, I enthusiastically endorse the bid of Quebec City to host the 2021 FISM World Championship of Magic. I have watched with interest the homework that Renee and ...
by Richard Kaufman
March 31st, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Double Lift or Double Turnover
Replies: 32
Views: 1064

Re: The Double Lift or Double Turnover

The Vernon sleight to dump the bottom card in a Double Lift is properly explained in one of our Dai Vernon issues of Genii.
by Richard Kaufman
March 30th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Double Lift or Double Turnover
Replies: 32
Views: 1064

Re: The Double Lift or Double Turnover

Magic is not logic. I believe that might be Vernon.
The Double Turnover was invented by Arthur Findley. If it was good enough for Vernon, it's good enough for me. But I do a dozen different turnovers and lifts. Change them all the time.
by Richard Kaufman
March 30th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 81
Views: 9981

Re: New John Thompson Book

Good Friday today, Easter on Sunday, and "Easter Monday" on Monday.

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