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by Dustin Stinett
April 23rd, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the Winners Are ...
Replies: 0
Views: 154

And the Winners Are ...

You'll have to go here to find out!
by Dustin Stinett
April 23rd, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 388

And the Winners Are ...

The award winners at the 50th annual AMA Awards Show are: Close-Up Magician of the Year: Richard Turner Parlour Magician of the Year: Johnny Ace Palmer Stage Magician of the Year: Shoot Ogawa Lecturer of the Year: John Carney Awards of Merit: Denis Behr Randy Sinnott Wayne Dobson Junior Achievement ...
by Dustin Stinett
April 15th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: This Day in Magic History
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: This Day in Magic History

I corrected that post for you. Why have we not seen more of these kinds of things from you (not the error, the cool "Day in Magic History" posts)?
by Dustin Stinett
April 3rd, 2018, 1:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2018)

(I Repeat) Meet The New Bosses The AMA’s Boards of Directors and Trustees were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Members, which was held on March 25: The Board of Directors Jim Steinmeyer, President (Magician) Randy Sinnott, Jr., Vice President (Magician) Catherine Haight, Secretary (A...
by Dustin Stinett
April 2nd, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

No one was more frustrated by this than I. Stuff happens, but I wish it would have happened to Brad's stuff instead of mine ... ;) Here are the complete passages: Page 28 to 30 should be ... “It goes back to the dawn of civilization— to the shamans. People would come to him in search of a miracle an...
by Dustin Stinett
March 29th, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)

Meet The New Bosses The AMA’s Boards of Directors and Trustees have been elected: The Board of Directors Jim Steinmeyer, President (Magician) Randy Sinnott, Jr., Vice President (Magician) Catherine Haight, Secretary (Associate) Nicholas Stavros, Treasurer (Associate) John Gaughan, Director (Magicia...
by Dustin Stinett
March 29th, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)

Sorry for the late reply, Bill. He has told me he is hanging them up, at least as far as working the stage goes. I cannot imagine Jonathan being able to do that, but perhaps doing close-up now and then, which he says he might do, will satisfy the artist in him.
by Dustin Stinett
March 14th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on March 12: The Close-Up Gallery Kiko Pastur David Regal Tricky Devil (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Michael Chaut Ron Saylor The Palace of Mystery Bruce Gold Christopher Hart David & Dania W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sund...
by Dustin Stinett
March 12th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Digital Sphinx
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Digital Sphinx

I have the Lybrary.com edition and I am very happy with it. I do find the index quite handy.


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by Dustin Stinett
March 10th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Janice West (Mrs. Fielding West) - RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Janice West (Mrs. Fielding West) - RIP

Fielding West has announced the death of his wife, Janice, on his Facebook page. Fielding and Janice were married for 30 years. The Genii Forum sends its condolences to Fielding, his family, and friends.
by Dustin Stinett
March 8th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2018 AMA Nominees
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: 2018 AMA Nominees

I, too, voted for Bebel and am (again) disappointed that the membership failed to nominate him.
I have posted the complete list in the Castle Happenings update: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=50517
by Dustin Stinett
March 8th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)

And the Nominees Are … Sorry, I should have posted these above. Congratulations to those who have been nominated. Most of you are quite used to it by now … Close-Up Eric Jones Armando Lucero Garrett Thomas Richard Turner Bill Goodwin* Andrew Goldenhersh* *tie Stage The Clairvoyants Derek Hughes Tin...
by Dustin Stinett
March 2nd, 2018, 2:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2018)

Their Red Carpet … The Oscars viewing party is on March 4 in the Inner Circle. Space is still available. Details and a link to the tickets ($45) can be found on page 16 of the March newsletter. Our Red Carpet Tickets are going fast for the 50th Annual AMA Awards Show on April 22. That David Copperf...
by Dustin Stinett
February 27th, 2018, 3:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on February 26: The Close-Up Gallery Ice McDonald Michael Rangel Bill Bentz (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Bruce Kalver Joel Ward The Palace of Mystery Murray Hatfield & Teresa Danny Cole & Stacey W.C. Fields Bar (Thursd...
by Dustin Stinett
February 25th, 2018, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 46
Views: 1958

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

I did an article on someone in magic that no one but his family members knew. Isn't part of our job to educate?
by Dustin Stinett
February 23rd, 2018, 12:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rachel Colombini
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

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.
by Dustin Stinett
February 22nd, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rachel Colombini
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: Rachel Colombini

I'd sure like to know for sure. Scott Wells based his report on news from the Ulster Magic Society. See the Genii Forum thread from last year here: https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?t=50015 And then there is this that has a photo from Paul Gordon on it: https://www.themagiciansforum.com...
by Dustin Stinett
February 20th, 2018, 2:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on February 19: The Close-Up Gallery Chris Korn Danny Magic Greg Otto (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Peter Gröning John Houdi The Palace of Mystery Tom Stone Axel Adler Håkan Berg W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) El Ropo The...
by Dustin Stinett
February 12th, 2018, 11:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on February 12: The Close-Up Gallery David Parr Luis Carreon Brian Markenson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Stan Gerson Mark James The Palace of Mystery Mark Haslam Yuji Yamamoto & Mariko Dale Salwak W.C. Fields Bar (Thursda...
by Dustin Stinett
February 12th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Caesar - RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Neil Caesar - RIP

Neil Caesar died last night after a short illness. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Courtney, his family and many friends.
by Dustin Stinett
February 12th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Graham - RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Walter Graham - RIP

Jim Canaday of The Magic Portal writes: Walter Graham of Omaha passed at the age of 94. If you are not familiar with Walter, he had quite a history. When he was a young man doing magic, he worked with a ventriloquist by the name of Johnny Carson (yep, that one). They remained close right up to the t...
by Dustin Stinett
February 3rd, 2018, 2:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The John Daniel Collection Potter & Potter Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 467

The John Daniel Collection Potter & Potter Auction

The catalog for the March 3 auction of John Daniel's magic collection is now available for order and download. Lots and lots great stuff! https://potterauctions.com/auctions/upcoming?utm_source=Potter+%26+Potter+E-Newsletter&utm_campaign=3c6a50d833-Catalog+Now+Online+%E2%80%A2+Fine+Books+%26+Man...
by Dustin Stinett
February 2nd, 2018, 4:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Newsletter Notes In celebration of Black History Month, the members-only Academy Newsletter is pleased to have been given the opportunity to reprint Ice McDonald’s sneak peek at his documentary, Quiet Masters – The History and Relevance of the Black Magical Artist. Members should check it out as it...
by Dustin Stinett
January 30th, 2018, 2:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on January 29: The Close-Up Gallery Garrett Thomas John Carney Mark Furey (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Kozmo Nathan Kranzo The Palace of Mystery Tina Lenert Ardan James Zabrecky W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Terry Lunce...
by Dustin Stinett
January 25th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 40
Views: 19500

Re: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz

Joe, I moved your post from the topic it was in to this one because it was woefully off-topic, unless you know something about The Crimp being published as a book, in which case say so and we'll move it back. I didn't want to delete it altogether, hence moving it here. Even though this is "Coll...
by Dustin Stinett
January 23rd, 2018, 12:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on January 22: The Close-Up Gallery Armando Lucero Mark Matsumoto Steve Silverman (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Shawn McMaster John Lenahan The Palace of Mystery Kerry Pollock Mat Ricardo Joseph Tran W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday t...
by Dustin Stinett
January 18th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Gaughan's Original Chamber of Secrets
Replies: 3
Views: 555

John Gaughan's Original Chamber of Secrets

Huell Howser was an institution in California television, with several programs on PBS stations visiting every manor of interesting sites, businesses, landmarks, and more. One of those was John Gaughan's shop. This is the first one I visited, along with Richard Kaufman, before John moved to another ...
by Dustin Stinett
January 18th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set Your DVR ...
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Set Your DVR ...

Our pal John Cox over at http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/ is reporting that the Monday, January 22 episode of the Strange Inheritance television program (Fox Business Network) will include a segment on the "Houdini Brooch" that Milt and Arlene Larsen sold at auction a couple years ago (or ...
by Dustin Stinett
January 18th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Erdnase Scroll, Tommy Wonder Encyclopedia of Impromptu, Tenyo Coin and Glass, Menta-Marvel, Sidetrack andDevil's Disk
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Erdnase Scroll, Tommy Wonder Encyclopedia of Impromptu, Tenyo Coin and Glass, Menta-Marvel, Sidetrack andDevil's Dis

Hi Herman,
This is perfect. This is a single ad with multiple listings; exactly how it is supposed to be done.
Thanks and good luck.
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
January 16th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on January 15: The Close-Up Gallery Lawrence Hass Bill Cook Benjamin Barnes (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Ross Johnson Ricardo Rosenkranz The Palace of Mystery Jeff McBride & Abigail Spinner-McBride W.C. Fields Bar (Thursda...
by Dustin Stinett
January 12th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser-Non Plus Ultra-Magic Christian
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Hofzinser-Non Plus Ultra-Magic Christian

Get them Jonathan. I know that you would enjoy them a lot.
by Dustin Stinett
January 9th, 2018, 12:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on January 8 (and note that the "Sneak Peek" has been updated as well): The Close-Up Gallery R. Paul Wilson Douglas Cameron Bjorn Hanson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Bob Gebert Jeff Black The Palace of Mystery Larry ...
by Dustin Stinett
January 8th, 2018, 1:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit Card To Wallet
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Credit Card To Wallet

Bob Farmer wrote:...anyone know who can make a good double hank? My prototype needs work.

Contact Lynetta Welch (http://www.fabricmanipulation.com/).
She is in Las Vegas and her work is superb.
by Dustin Stinett
January 2nd, 2018, 12:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)

Happy Anniversary … Every January is an anniversary for The Magic Castle, but 2018 is a milestone: 55 years. January 2 is Founders Day, and it kicks off at 3PM with speeches from local dignitaries (including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti) and, of course, members of the Founding Family, the Larsens, includ...
by Dustin Stinett
January 1st, 2018, 3:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2017 In Review
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: 2017 In Review

Rose Marie was an active supporter of the Castle in its early years. And for many years she was a presenter at the AMA Awards Shows. Even after she stopped appearing on stage, she attended the ceremonies.

Thanks for the kind words everyone.
by Dustin Stinett
December 31st, 2017, 6:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2017 In Review
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

2017 In Review

The Genii Forum’s 2017 In Review Heaven forbid I should let down my fan, so here we are, again, looking back at yet another year here on the Genii Forum. I cannot believe it. I cannot believe I finished it in time. I know I'm actually early, but I figure that I will let our European friends have it...
by Dustin Stinett
December 28th, 2017, 6:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Devil's Playthings from Magicana
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: Devil's Playthings from Magicana

A Boxing Day Treat. Thank you!
by Dustin Stinett
December 27th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1728

Re: Christmas loot description thread

Correct. I should have been clearer. Mike is selling the second edition of the book. At least I think that (2nd ed) is the case.
by Dustin Stinett
December 27th, 2017, 1:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (December 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (December 2017)

Schedule Notes The Magic Castle and the AMA Offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day. Now Playing The schedule that commenced on December 26: The Close-Up Gallery Bodine Balasco Robert Ramirez Adam Wylie (5-7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigi...
by Dustin Stinett
December 27th, 2017, 1:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1728

Re: Christmas loot description thread

Ted M wrote:Caveney or CARC edition?

I got mine through Caveney, and it is (I believe) technically considered a second edition.

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