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by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Not Copperfield.
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

I'm insulted by your seeming lack of insult.
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Not the point: his degree of fame was insufficient to put butts in enough seats in a venue that large.
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

People in the audience for AGT are not paying.
What is happening here, it seems, is that there are not enough paying customers to fill the room he was in.
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Bad news for a newlywed, however perhaps he will land at a better venue for what he does.
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

No, I have never played that game. And it sounds like a lame "after the fact" excuse for a snarky comment.
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 215
Views: 19820

Re: The Pass

Of course it makes a difference ... just like having the deck shuffled before you locate the four Aces (and palm them during the shuffle).
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

Brad Henderson wrote:I wonder who they will cast to play Derek.


Omigod what a snarky ass remark!
by Richard Kaufman
October 14th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 96
Views: 18213

Re: Theodore Deland

Gee, what a surprise.
They don't seem to have any idea that DeLand designed the court cards with their odd faces.
by Richard Kaufman
October 14th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Developing a Stand-Up Act
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Developing a Stand-Up Act

Seek out information by Jon Armstrong and Hannibal.
by Richard Kaufman
October 13th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 215
Views: 19820

Re: The Pass

Using the Pass is a higher level of artistic card handling than having a card replaced and then doing an Overhand Shuffle. The latter is essentially artless. It does the job and no more. It is not clever, it is not smart, and it is not art.
by Richard Kaufman
October 13th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 215
Views: 19820

Re: The Pass

If you cannot do a very good Pass, then you don't understand the perfect clarity of having a card replaced in the center of the deck and not doing ANYTHING afterward. Same goes for the Side Steal.
by Richard Kaufman
October 12th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6215

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

I think it is from 1953.
by Richard Kaufman
October 11th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6215

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

David Ben knows. There is a letter from Vernon to, I believe, Bertram.
by Richard Kaufman
October 9th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6215

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

It is important to separate the different handlings of Vernon's trick.
The version he showed Houdini used a double-backed card, but did NOT use the Depth Illusion. The latter was added much later, in the 1950s, I believe.
by Richard Kaufman
October 9th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3712

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

There will NOT be a Genii convention in 2020.
by Richard Kaufman
October 7th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3712

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

We will have a full writeup of the convention by Chloe Olewitz in Genii.
by Richard Kaufman
October 3rd, 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3712

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

The excitement of this year’s convention doesn’t seem to be the same as the two previous. Just a couple of days ago, there were posts about a convention in Minneapolis of the recent past, and except for this post, not a meaningful post about this year’s convention. Now a last minute, big-name cance...
by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Not to my taste.
by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

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.
by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: contact for Magicana?
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: contact for Magicana?

by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Mel Babcock Block and Silk Transposition
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: FS Mel Babcock Block and Silk Transposition

Please add your phone number or I will delete your listing.
by Richard Kaufman
September 24th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3712

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Changes being made. I doubt I'll post it before the convention.
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Question?? Mac King's Thanksgivin' Cookin"
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: A Question?? Mac King's Thanksgivin' Cookin"

Mac's publicist has been sending out stuff like that for years for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Castle dues going up again

I understand that.
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Looking for a room at Genii
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Looking for a room at Genii

You might want to join the Genii Convention group on Facebook and post this there as well.
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Nazi Sympathizer (Just a coin trick)
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Nazi Sympathizer (Just a coin trick)

Hahaha.
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live

No more audio columns. As I explained, the software I used on my old computer is no longer available (Windows Live Moviemaker) and the others are a pain to use.
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Castle dues going up again

Diego, here is what is to their (and our) benefit: that The Magic Castle remains open in it's current location. Yes, dues keep going up. The end of the lease is in the view of everyone on the BOD and many other people, who understand what is coming in the future. That means stockpiling capital to be...
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live

She'll be at Genii, too.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: 24 Issues of Genii Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: FS: 24 Issues of Genii Magazine

Rennie, please include your phone number or I will remove your listings. Thanks.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copag 310 Slimline cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

Re: Copag 310 Slimline cards

These are made by Cartamundi. They've just changed the finish and stock and the new ones are fantastic. They feel broken in when you take them out of the box.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Castle dues going up again

Bill, the Magic Circle DOES stream its Monday Night lectures on Facebook for members. That's GREAT. If you need a sponsor, let me know.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 4
Views: 685

The October Issue of Genii is Now Live

http://i.imgur.com/vOUJTxB.jpg Join Us At Genii For Our Halloween Issue of the best magazine in magic and subscribe for as little as $35 at http://www.geniimagazine.com Thousands of pages of our back issues are included. As this is our October issue, our cover story is suitably bizarre. A petite gi...
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "New" line-up of entertainment at Frontierland
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: "New" line-up of entertainment at Frontierland

I believe they will be IN The Golden Horseshoe.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Inception by ProMystic (Like new)
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: FS: Inception by ProMystic (Like new)

Travis, in the future please include your phone as per the rules. Thanks!
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Castle dues going up again

And there is NEED for it.

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