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by Scott Wells
May 17th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil McNally - The Doug Henning Project
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Neil McNally - The Doug Henning Project

Who knew there could be so much information about Doug Henning that it would warrant something being posted every weekday? Well, Neil McNally hosts a blog called "The Doug Henning Project" where he posts new "finds" about Doug including stories, photos and more. He just celebrate...
by Scott Wells
May 17th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Theaters Redux
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Magic Theaters Redux

As most of you know by now, the Chicago Magic Lounge was so successful that they moved from sharing their weekends with a burlesque troupe to operating their own full-time-magic lounge in a renovated dry cleaning building. They also rejuvenated the old "Chicago Round Table" as part of the ...
by Scott Wells
May 17th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Obie's 4F Convention 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Obie's 4F Convention 2018

In case you missed this "invitation only" close-up event and would like to know what all went on, then here are links to daily reports and conversations with some of the attendees. Special thanks goes to Marc DeSouza who helped recap each day with some amazing detail. Day One Report: https...
by Scott Wells
May 17th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Vincent - Hearing Less But Listening More
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Michael Vincent - Hearing Less But Listening More

While at Obie's 4F convention this year, i had a chance to sit down with Michael Vincent, one of the world's foremost card magicians, for an inspirational chat. Much like Richard Turner doesn't like to define himself as a "blind magician", Michael should not be categorized as a "deaf ...
by Scott Wells
April 20th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 1590

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

Thank you. I have updated our Convention Guide.
https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/mag ... ion-guide/
by Scott Wells
April 19th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gregory Wilson - Second Chance
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Gregory Wilson - Second Chance

As most of you are aware, Gregory Wilson suffered a near-fatal heart attack earlier this year. It preempted a few lecture dates on the front end of his lecture tour. He quickly rebounded and only had to reschedule five dates before he jumped right in and lectured for the remaining 17 cities. I heard...
by Scott Wells
April 14th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic In The Big Apple
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Magic In The Big Apple

Congratulations to...uh, no one. There was not one entry for the free tickets to tonight’s Salute to Magic. Either no one in NYC listened to the recent podcast yet or they just don’t care nor plan to go. Maybe it’s the weather??? I’m sure the show will be successful and I hope it will be well attend...
by Scott Wells
April 14th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SAM dues increase
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: SAM dues increase

It makes Lifetime Membership sound better and better. If anyone has the means when you are young, then I recommend getting lifetime membership in all organizations to hedge inflation. And as to costs for magic, there is still one great FREE source for magic entertainment and education: podcasts. Sup...
by Scott Wells
April 14th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning

... except magicians but of course they don't count. Except in terms of attendance at magic conventions. I think that Chip was envisioning this as being a conference for magicians rather than the general public. Perhaps there would be more of the public interest and attendance in Canada who would r...
by Scott Wells
April 13th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slight Club
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Slight Club

Mahdi Gilbert wrote:Hi,

I call it "Slight" as a pun because I don't have hands.

Best,
Mahdi


The perfect answer in every way! Thanks, Mahdi.
by Scott Wells
April 13th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning

My feeling is that any event should be held in Canada. That is where he hails from. Yes, but the key word in your post is “from”. He made it big in the U.S. and the reason I suggest (and it’s only a suggestion) that it be in Louisiana is so people could see Chip’s collection rather than having him ...
by Scott Wells
April 13th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning

My feeling is that any event should be held in Canada. That is where he hails from. Yes, but the key word in your post is “from”. He made it big in the U.S. and the reason I suggest (and it’s only a suggestion) that it be in Louisiana is so people could see Chip’s collection rather than having him ...
by Scott Wells
April 13th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning

So, Chip mused whether or not there would be interest in holding a one-time magic event honoring Doug Henning. If such a “Doug Henning Weekend Of Wonder” was held in or near Lake Charles, Louisiana (so registrant could visit Chip’s collection), how much interest would there be?

Would you attend?
by Scott Wells
April 13th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slight Club
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Slight Club

He has informed the multitude that he is spelling in this strange manner quite deliberately although I am not quite sure why. At first I thought it was merely because he did not have a British education. Fair enough. Perhaps he doesn’t want people to easily find the site if they are looking for sle...
by Scott Wells
April 12th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slight Club
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Slight Club

Dictionary Definitions:

Slight: adjective; 1) small in amount, degree, etc. 2) of little importance, influence, etc.

Sleight: noun: 1) skill, dexterity, etc. 2) an artifice, stratagem, etc. 3) cunning, craft, etc.

So, which are you? I could be interested in joining if it is the latter.
by Scott Wells
April 12th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic In The Big Apple
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Magic In The Big Apple

New York City has a rich history of magic and magicians. On this week's podcast, Richard Cohn, David Kaye and Herb Scher talk about some of the people and places that have influenced the local magic scene. Richard is an authority on Coney Island and tells stories about the "Coney Island Fakir&q...
by Scott Wells
April 5th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Chip Romero - A "Chip" Off Of Doug Henning

Chip Romero has had a "love affair" with all things Doug Henning for many years. As a result, it has made him arguably the ultimate authority on Doug Henning. Chip has accumulated one of (if not "THE") largest collections of Henning memorabilia extent. Along the way, he has also ...
by Scott Wells
March 29th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nate Staniforth - Finding Mystery or...From Iowa to India
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Nate Staniforth - Finding Mystery or...From Iowa to India

Nate Staniforth was a successful entertainer on the college circuit until one day when he "lost the mystery". Perhaps it was more of a loss of interest or desire or spark or...whatever. In any event, he cut a show short and prematurely walked off the stage. In his quest to re-discover magi...
by Scott Wells
March 22nd, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dr. Tim Moore - Collector and Protector of our Past
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Dr. Tim Moore - Collector and Protector of our Past

While I was at this year's MagiFest in Columbus, OH, I had a chance to sit down to talk with the "other Ohio collector" (other than Ken Klosterman, I mean), Dr. Tim Moore about his magic collection then later that evening I had a chance to visit the collection in his home. In this week's p...
by Scott Wells
March 15th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Doug Isenberg on Internet Law
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Doug Isenberg on Internet Law

One of the opening "talks" at this year's MagiFest was Atlanta attorney, Doug Isenberg. Doug specializes in internet law which has particular interest to magicians who often complain about digital piracy of intellectual property. This has also been a common thread on The Magic Word Podcast...
by Scott Wells
March 15th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luke Dancy - In Front And Behind The Camera
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Luke Dancy - In Front And Behind The Camera

Luke Dancy has had a lifetime of experience as a professional magician that has opened many doors. For seven years, he worked with Criss Angel as a consultant then behind the camera helping to make "Mind Freak" one of the top rated television magic shows. He has always had an eye for the s...
by Scott Wells
March 2nd, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carisa Hendrix - Getting Uncomfortable
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Carisa Hendrix - Getting Uncomfortable

Carisa Hendrix was the subject of a big misunderstanding following her appearance on the cover of the July 2017 issue of VANISH Magazine. Some thought that it was (understandably) inappropriate for her to pose in a provocative manner as an under-aged teen. You see, the cover said "15 year overn...
by Scott Wells
February 23rd, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rachel Colombini
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Rachel Colombini

I am sincerely sorry for my part in misreporting her death. I have never been so happy to have been so wrong. I, too, am very sorry for reporting her demise. But it was based on unrefuted testimony from those whom I thought should know best. I am so glad to read that she is “on the right side of th...
by Scott Wells
February 22nd, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's Surpri"Z"e 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Walter "Zaney" Blaney's Surpri"Z"e 90th Birthday Party

Many were invited though few could make the trip, but a great time was had by all who attended. And if you were not one of those who could make it to Walter "Zaney" Blaney's Surpri"Z"e ("Z" for "Zaney") 90th Birthday Celebration, then you can vicariously enjoy...
by Scott Wells
February 22nd, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Podcast Report from Blackpool
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Podcast Report from Blackpool

Martin Cox sent in an audio report from the 2018 Blackpool Magic Convention. Martin recorded conversations with several friends throughout the three days including chats with dealers, registrants, talent and organizers. If you didn't attend this year's event, then this may be the next best thing...a...
by Scott Wells
February 15th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Q&A With Richard Turner on DEALT
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Q&A With Richard Turner on DEALT

Following a recent screening of Richard Turner's documentary, "DEALT", here in Houston, Texas, I was fortunate to conduct a Skype chat with Richard projected to the big screen. In attendance were film buffs from a local film club plus about two dozen local magicians and guests. Richard cha...
by Scott Wells
February 8th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rudy Coby - Around the World on Four Legs
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Rudy Coby - Around the World on Four Legs

A few years ago I was surprised when I heard a couple guys talking on a podcast that they didn't know much about Rudy Coby or who he is/was. I guess I can understand that because he has been at the extremes; either high profile with his own network TV specials and working at the Crazy Horse in Paris...
by Scott Wells
February 1st, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagiCuba
Replies: 0
Views: 287

MagiCuba

This week on The Magic Word Podcast we finally release a conversation we recorded last summer at MAGIC Live! with Jon Stetson and John Rose. They are organizing MagiCuba (http://magicuba.org/) which will be November 7-11, 2018 with a stellar line-up of talent. This podcast was held back pending ever...
by Scott Wells
January 29th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagiFest 2018 Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 482

MagiFest 2018 Updates

During this past week, I posted daily updates from the convention floor in Columbus, Ohio. For those of you who already subscribe and follow The Magic Word, you know that I always post such updates so those who cannot be there get the next best thing with conversations from the day and posted late a...
by Scott Wells
January 24th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Brief History of Magic on the Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: A Brief History of Magic on the Internet

Thank you, Steve, for the clarification and details on your important contribution. I did not remember the name of your BBS nor the timeline but I did know that you had developed that program. So, that is great to have your post for historical reasons. To assure that it stays embedded with the podca...
by Scott Wells
January 20th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Brief History of Magic on the Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 912

A Brief History of Magic on the Internet

Jim Sisti was the creator, publisher and editor of "The Magic Menu" for several years beginning in the 1990's. During that time, his newsletter went through many "desktop publishing" changes as the technology evolved. He was also intimately and actively involved with posting on B...
by Scott Wells
January 16th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Berglas - International Man of Mystery, Part Two
Replies: 2
Views: 432

David Berglas - International Man of Mystery, Part Two

We conclude our two-part podcast with David Berglas this week with a lively conversation about some topics near and dear to David's heart. First off we chat about his work with the film "Casino Royale" starring Orson Welles, David Niven, Woody Allen and Peter Sellers. This was what got Dav...
by Scott Wells
January 4th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Berglas - International Man of Mystery, Part One
Replies: 0
Views: 425

David Berglas - International Man of Mystery, Part One

In an historic meeting in 2002, Banachek and I (along with our wives) had a memorable dinner with David Berglas and his wife, Ruth. Since then we have been friends and it was nice to catch up for an epic podcast. This week The Magic Word Podcast celebrates its 400th episode with this first of a two-...
by Scott Wells
January 4th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Owen - Behind The Scenes
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Anthony Owen - Behind The Scenes

Anthony Owen, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star, definitely has the credits to his name as a producer, director, and creator of magic shows on stage and television. He has won numerous awards from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and Rose D’or for his work. He has produced all of Derren Brown's television ...
by Scott Wells
January 4th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andre Kole and Company
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Andre Kole and Company

On a recent visit to Phoenix, AZ, I had the opportunity to have dinner with a long-time friend, Andre Kole, and his lovely wife, Kathy. My hope was to record our chat for a podcast. But due to Andre's health, memory and speech, I thought it would be better to just enjoy our time together rather than...
by Scott Wells
January 4th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bill Palmer - Renaissance Man
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Bill Palmer - Renaissance Man

"Merlin the Magician", "The Cups and Balls Guy", "The Borodin and Punx Books Translator", "Bluegrass Aficionado" and "The Renaissance Man". All are monikers which describe Bill Palmer. In this podcast, Bill gives a mini-lecture for a one-on-one audie...
by Scott Wells
December 14th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Gaspard - Author of "The Linking Rings", an Eli Marks Mystery
Replies: 0
Views: 393

John Gaspard - Author of "The Linking Rings", an Eli Marks Mystery

Just in time for the holidays, John Gaspard offers his fourth in the mystery novel series about Eli Marks, a fictional magician who gets embroiled in solving homicides. In this latest book, Eli Marks travels with his uncle Harry (a character loosely modeled on Jay Marshall) to London, England to vis...
by Scott Wells
December 14th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another "Murray" Christmas with Murray Sawchuck
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Another "Murray" Christmas with Murray Sawchuck

Murray Sawchuck, Celebrity Magician, has quite a following. And with over a half BILLION views on his YouTube channel, his moniker is well-deserved. The Magic Word Podcast has traditionally visited with Murray each December to check out what's going on in his world and in the Las Vegas magic scene, ...
by Scott Wells
November 23rd, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Charvet - History Comes Alive
Replies: 0
Views: 321

David Charvet - History Comes Alive

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow magi around the world, even though we are celebrating this day today only in the U.S. This week we offer you a low calorie yet delicious treat...David Charvet. David shares lots of stories from his vast knowledge of our rich history’s past. David knew and even wor...
by Scott Wells
November 23rd, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Flom - Social Media Sensation
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Justin Flom - Social Media Sensation

I’m a little late in posting this reminder for last week’s podcast, but it’s one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Justin Flom performed in Branson for many years and lost hundreds of thousand stories of dollars. So he switched to close-up where he has found great success. Thanks to his social media foo...

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