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by Nick Maggio
June 14th, 2013, 7:51 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Intellectual Property Laws and Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Intellectual Property Laws and Magic

Who knew that a magic magazine would hit its stride in the 75th year of publication? Genii started off on the road to a century of publishing with a superb expose on the merger of theatre and magic; the Robert Zabrecky piece. It was followed by an equally enthralling examination of Doug Henning’s Me...
by Nick Maggio
April 26th, 2013, 9:32 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Merlin Cover May 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 7354

Re: Merlin Cover May 2013

Over 30 years ago "TOPS" magazine titillated us with the wonder and amazement that would be, "Merlin." Then rumors rumbled about promises unfilled and a short run to oblivion. Not until the Henning biography some 26 years later did a trickle of the truth flow. Then Genii allows J...
by Nick Maggio
November 26th, 2012, 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey O'Malley tickles
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Mickey O'Malley tickles

Mickey O'Malley's artwork on the cover and inside of the Nov-Dec Genii "tickles my innards." There is so much beauty and devilish nuance in his Bunny, Santa and Genie, I had to point it out.

Thanks
by Nick Maggio
July 19th, 2010, 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Super-Natural Levitation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Super-Natural Levitation?

It's either too late or too early for April Fools day. What is the back cover of the July issue all about? "A completely new concept in magic that will blow you away.." this is either a magic marketing survey to quantify the true gullibility of magicians or someone making a bet that is des...
by Nick Maggio
February 24th, 2009, 9:05 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: While Uri's on the March Cover, don't forget the circus!
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

Re: While Uri's on the March Cover, don't forget the circus!

Don't forget it? How can you miss it? Jim Steinmeyer artistically embellishes the gorgeous pictures of life with the Red Unit.
It always intrigues me to go behind the scenes (not too far in this case) of an American right of passage.

Nick
by Nick Maggio
October 8th, 2008, 8:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel's "Believe", the soft opening reviews are in.
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Criss Angel's "Believe", the soft opening reviews are in.

Want to take a guess as to how the preview audiences reacted to Believe? Take a look:

http://magic.about.com/b/2008/09/28/rea ... s.htm?nl=1

Nick
by Nick Maggio
September 17th, 2008, 11:47 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Global Genii
Replies: 1
Views: 1764

Global Genii

By design or otherwise, Genii's widening perspective of the European and Asian Magic arenas is appreciated. Similar to watching BBC news, as opposed to US network news programming, the readers are getting a fuller view of the magic that is MAGIC around the world.

Thanks,

Nick Maggio
by Nick Maggio
January 24th, 2008, 11:42 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: A non-sticky situation
Replies: 9
Views: 4141

Re: A non-sticky situation

George,

Thanks for the tip. There is an alley near by.

Nick Maggio
by Nick Maggio
January 24th, 2008, 4:02 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: A non-sticky situation
Replies: 9
Views: 4141

Re: A non-sticky situation

Matt,

David always markets quality products. He would not put his name on it if he were unsure of the results. Maybe a Genii Forum member has experience with it and could tell me the rosin's form and recommended application techniques.

Thanks for that interesting news,

Nick Maggio
by Nick Maggio
January 23rd, 2008, 12:43 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: A non-sticky situation
Replies: 9
Views: 4141

Re: A non-sticky situation

Thanks Bill and Dave. I'll try cleaning and wetting the coins and see what happens. The idea about the magicians wax is new to me. It sounds like a very plausible solution. In the past, I have tried any number of commerical solutions for the hands. Progrip bowling paste was too strong. The closest w...
by Nick Maggio
January 23rd, 2008, 3:27 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: A non-sticky situation
Replies: 9
Views: 4141

A non-sticky situation

In the latest " Genii Speaks ," Richard reveals Alan Greenberg's technique for modifying coins with globs of Gorilla Glue. Attempting anything that would help me with the Classic Palm, I gave it a try. Two forms of Gorilla Glue were tried, the new, clear fast drying type and the original f...
by Nick Maggio
January 8th, 2006, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?
Replies: 63
Views: 4573

Re: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?

How about a list of performers who are/were, first, last and always a professional magician?
by Nick Maggio
August 22nd, 2005, 12:27 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Mark's little secret
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Mark's little secret

The patriarch of todays magic enthusiasts is Mark Wilson. Most of us have been exposed to his magic on television through our formative years. The Inside Story series in Genii has focused on yet another talent of Mr. Wilson. He is a fine and imaginative writer. Marks ability to explain the intricaci...
by Nick Maggio
August 3rd, 2005, 8:55 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Magic's Crossroads
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Magic's Crossroads

No doubt.

In regard to Criss's similarity to Houdini noted by Johnny Thompson, it is correct in many ways. They thrive on self-promotion, they are physically well developed and they were both momma's boy....,I mean, have extremely strong maternal attachments.

Nick Maggio
by Nick Maggio
August 3rd, 2005, 7:55 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Magic's Crossroads
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Magic's Crossroads

If the magic from the last century to today is considered "cheese", and Criss Angel's Mindfreak is conjuring's rebirth aimed at a younger demographic where does this syllogism leave the traditional appreciation of this art form? After reading Genii's cover article on the background and art...
by Nick Maggio
April 8th, 2005, 7:08 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Rafael Benatar Live
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Rafael Benatar Live

Rafael wowed us recently in Pennsylvania. He did his session at Marc DeSuza's beautiful audio/ video theatre in his home. His version of Predicto was a favorite...spectator picks 6 numbers from 1 to 100. A lottery ticket with "scratch and see" boxes is produced. When all the numbers are sc...
by Nick Maggio
April 4th, 2005, 6:51 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Anna Eva Fay
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Anna Eva Fay

The Anna Eva Fay article went way beyond my expectations. Spiritualism in America was more pervasive than I had ever imagined. The information put forth is extremely comprehensive. The one concept that will never cease to amaze me is the gullibility of a true believer. Even as the physical mediums w...
by Nick Maggio
December 11th, 2004, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1MagicShop.com??????
Replies: 47
Views: 2587

Re: 1MagicShop.com??????

Richard - Mid-January I'll be in the Ft. Worth area visiting my son. Houston is a good-size drive, but we have some aviation museum visitation goals that might bring us near you. In any event, thank you for your help in identifying the product. Purchasing over the internet for me is and, probably wi...
by Nick Maggio
December 11th, 2004, 10:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1MagicShop.com??????
Replies: 47
Views: 2587

Re: 1MagicShop.com??????

To better clarify my purchase from 1magicShop.com is to admit that I am a victim of fraud; plain and simple. Having been involved with Magic, as a hobby for many years, the forums are a new outlet for me. Therefore, I am naive to the scams. While reading a thread on The Magic Cafe, a person started ...
by Nick Maggio
November 30th, 2004, 4:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close Up Venue / Performers Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Close Up Venue / Performers Wanted

Geno -

Will you be publishing your lecture and show shedule via e-mail notifications or a web site?
Obviously, I'm interested in attending a few.

Nick
by Nick Maggio
November 29th, 2004, 9:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1MagicShop.com??????
Replies: 47
Views: 2587

Re: 1MagicShop.com??????

It would seem that a great deal more unsuspecting magicians will fall victim to these unethical business practices before 1magicShop.com implodes.
by Nick Maggio
November 25th, 2004, 12:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1MagicShop.com??????
Replies: 47
Views: 2587

Re: 1MagicShop.com??????

Thanks, Carlo.

You were correct about this company.
by Nick Maggio
November 25th, 2004, 4:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1MagicShop.com??????
Replies: 47
Views: 2587

1MagicShop.com??????

Is 1MagicShop.com a real entity? My order was placed on September 7th. A status Email was received on September 26. The order shows "processing" since October 7th. My credit card was charged over a month ago. Their phone number is disconnected. There is no listing on Yahoo for the address ...
by Nick Maggio
November 24th, 2004, 6:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tannen's Magic
Replies: 55
Views: 3370

Re: Tannen's Magic

If a company is still in business since the early 1930's, they must be doing something right. If that business is in retail and in magic and in New York City, they must be almost bullet proof. Tannen's has been my primary magic supplier since the late 50's. I've delt with Lou, Irv , Mike and Tony Sp...
by Nick Maggio
November 22nd, 2004, 3:02 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Touring opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 372

Touring opportunity

This from a Dallas Texas area magic club: Greetings-- I have an opportunity that I would like to offer to anyone who might be interested. One of my past clients has fired the entertainers (not my entertainers) who he had on tour performing a Science/Comedy program for schools. Unfortunately, he stil...

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