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by Dustin Stinett
September 7th, 2018, 3:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2018)

Castle Commerce The annual swap meet takes place on Saturday, September 8. Non-AMA Members who are members of a recognized magic organization (bring your membership card) may enter at 9AM with an $8 entry fee. We Will Kick off … Monday Night Football returns to The Magic Castle on September 10 down...
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Mac!
Replies: 0
Views: 290

More Mac!

Mac King's contract at Harrah's has been extended into 2023:

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/aug/2 ... w-harrahs/
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Haversat & Ewing September Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Haversat & Ewing September Auction

Some interesting stuff can be found in Haversat & Ewing's September online auction, including items once belonging to Dell O'Dell:

https://haversatewing.hibid.com/catalog ... ge=3&q=113
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 5:12 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 33
Views: 4079

Re: Best Illusion ever!!

The illusion was created by Servais Leroy. He called it "The Three Graces." So it goes way back. There are methods other than the Million Dollar Mystery version. The first time I ever saw it was on Henning's TV special, so I cannot comment on who else may have been doing it prior to that, ...
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 2:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 439

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on August 27: The Close-Up Gallery Ondrej Psenicka Glenn Farrington Disco Joe (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Billy Kidd Bill Cook The Palace of Mystery "Life and Other Deceptions" starring Steve Valentine W.C. Fields B...
by Dustin Stinett
August 23rd, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 439

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on August 20: The Close-Up Gallery Hannibal Lou Serrano Jesse Dee (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Simon Coronel Carl Christman The Palace of Mystery Jeff Hobson Dan Birch W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Jon Armstrong The Pel...
by Dustin Stinett
August 15th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 439

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on August 13: The Close-Up Gallery Laura London Boris Wild Brian Markenson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Chris Capehart Zabrecky The Palace of Mystery Keith West Fielding West W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Karl Hein The ...
by Dustin Stinett
August 2nd, 2018, 4:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)

Winner, Winner (sorry, no chicken dinner) The July 17, 2018 installment of the ever-popular Strolling Magic Showdown netted the following strollers with the following places: • Third Place: Lauro Castillo • Second Place: Frankie Foti • First Place: Masanoba Yamamoto The next installment of this pop...
by Dustin Stinett
July 30th, 2018, 11:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 639

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on July 30: The Close-Up Gallery Michael Kaminskas Adrian Vega Terry Lunceford (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Shawn McMaster Arthur Trace The Palace of Mystery Mike Caveney Tina Lenert Jorge Blass W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Su...
by Dustin Stinett
July 19th, 2018, 2:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 639

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

Schedule Note The Magic Castle will be closed to members and guests on Thursday, July 19, for a buyout. Now Playing The schedule that commenced on July 16: The Close-Up Gallery Siegfried Tieber Jeff McBride ( Genii’s own) John Guastaferro (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitatio...
by Dustin Stinett
July 15th, 2018, 2:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Final thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: FISM 2018 - Final thoughts

As always, thanks, Craig, for your reports. We truly appreciate them!
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
July 11th, 2018, 1:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 639

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on July 9: The Close-Up Gallery Andrew Goldenhersh Paul Vigil Benjamin Barnes (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Alan Hudson Justin Willman The Palace of Mystery John Shryock & Mari Lynn Charles Bach W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to...
by Dustin Stinett
July 3rd, 2018, 1:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Brian Gillis
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: RIP Brian Gillis

Eric Mead shared this marvelous story about Brian on his Facebook page. He has kindly allowed us to share it here as well (thanks Eric!): Let me tell one quick Gillis story--a group of magicians had finished a gig together in Palm Desert and went to dinner together. A group from another table overhe...
by Dustin Stinett
July 3rd, 2018, 12:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Brian Gillis
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: RIP Brian Gillis

He was on the Carson show at least three times. But more than that, when he would go to the studio for the taping, he got to session with Carson in his office. I think maybe only Dean Dill could also say that.
by Dustin Stinett
July 2nd, 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)

Some Like it Hot The heat of summer at the Castle includes the annual “Presto-Beano” Chili Cook-off competition. Among the eight contestants are General Manager Joe Furlow and President Jim Steinmeyer. The special judges include actresses Kate Linder and Carolyn Hennesy, TV/Internet chefs Jeff Kawa...
by Dustin Stinett
July 2nd, 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Brian Gillis
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

RIP Brian Gillis

Castle regular Brian Gillis died today due to complications after a heart attack. Brian was a true "worker," making his living performing close-up magic and mentalism. He was on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson several times, was one of the subjects of the documentary, Magicians: Life i...
by Dustin Stinett
June 28th, 2018, 3:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sharing Secrets - Allan Slaight Awards - College of Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Sharing Secrets - Allan Slaight Awards - College of Magic

This is WONDERFUL news! And very well deserved. Congratulations!
by Dustin Stinett
June 20th, 2018, 3:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 629

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on June 18: The Close-Up Gallery Ryan Plunkett Harrison Lampert Migz (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Aye Jaye Nathan Coe Marsh The Palace of Mystery Ice McDonald Lucy Darling David Kaplan W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Rich...
by Dustin Stinett
June 19th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dustin's Library Sale Continues ...
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Dustin's Library Sale Continues ...

Greetings. My library sale continues. The list (linked below) has been updated. Some prices have been adjusted downward, so perhaps you’ll take another look as there is still some incredible magic to be had. I am even running something of a sale, so keep reading. I want to thank the 40-plus people w...
by Dustin Stinett
June 13th, 2018, 3:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 629

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on June 11: The Close-Up Gallery Pop Haydn Brian Gillis Mike Elkan (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Lisa Cousins Harrison Greenbaum The Palace of Mystery Mystique: Tom Stone, Martin Hansson, Leif Olberius & John-Henry Larsson ...
by Dustin Stinett
June 9th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4637

Re: The End Times Magazine

Since I am not "merely curious," I can say that this is not the first time I've fallen into the category of "riff-raff."
by Dustin Stinett
June 6th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Leeman Parker RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Leeman Parker RIP

There is another dark cloud lingering over the community of magic. It appears that Leeman Parker took his own life yesterday. He was very talented on so many levels. And he was so young. Our condolences to his family and many friends. May he rest in peace.
by Dustin Stinett
June 5th, 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Art Emerson R.I.P.
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: Art Emerson R.I.P.

Made me smile.
by Dustin Stinett
June 4th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2018)

Mayday Mayday Maday … While there were no complaints (is anyone actually reading this?), some may have noticed that I missed quite a few weeks’ worth of updates in May. I will only share that “circumstances” didn’t allow for me to spend a lot of time in front of the computer. Things are settling do...
by Dustin Stinett
May 20th, 2018, 4:41 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

Kayfabe Max Maven A Review by Dustin Stinett Now that the dust has settled on this, I thought perhaps now would be a good time to kick it up again. After all, while my voice will not be heard reviewing things in Genii anymore, that doesn’t mean I put a muzzle on my mouth. For the record, leaving th...
by Dustin Stinett
May 3rd, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 4208

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

While it only happened twice in its history, each time the book was revised, it kept its original—and perfect—title:
Greater Magic
by Dustin Stinett
May 2nd, 2018, 3:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 668

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2018)

SOLD OUT! Many of the May Member’s Perks and events are already sold out. Take that of you who say “it’s not a club anymore” (you know who you are). These sellouts include the Heitz Cellars gourmet dinner and wine tasting, the “Cinco de Derby” party (combining Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby—s...
by Dustin Stinett
April 25th, 2018, 1:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 996

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

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on April 23: The Close-Up Gallery Paul Green John Steiner Frankie Foti (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Oscar Munoz Tim Shegitz The Palace of Mystery Shimada (4/23-24 only) Shoot Ogawa Caramel Machine Tempei W.C. Fields Bar (Thurs...
by Dustin Stinett
April 23rd, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the Winners Are ...
Replies: 0
Views: 703

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: 2
Views: 996

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: 1916

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: 2
Views: 996

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: 1924

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: 965

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: 965

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: 965

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: 2126

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: 363

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: 1148

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: 965

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...

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