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by Ted M
May 24th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 5973

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Call me Scoop!
by Ted M
May 24th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 5973

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

The Secret History of Magic: The True Story of the Deceptive Art by Peter Lamont (Author), Jim Steinmeyer (Author) Scheduled release: July 17, 2018 Two renowned historians of stage magic team up to produce this definitive, engaging history of stage magic, from Ancient Egypt to David Copperfield. Thi...
by Ted M
May 21st, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 153
Views: 32779

Re: The Works

17 ACROSS: occurring, coming, or being after the usual, proper, or promised time
by Ted M
May 17th, 2018, 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 93
Views: 9937

Re: Theodore Deland

The MAIDEN design was the one I had in mind and was talking about because it looks more like the Rider back. It almost looks identical! ...which would seem to undermine USPCC's efforts to not dilute their own trademark by not printing modified Rider backs, no? I'd be curious to hear Bob Farmer's vi...
by Ted M
May 6th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 31
Views: 2243

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Well, so it is.

Please make sure to spell my name right on the check.
by Ted M
May 5th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 31
Views: 2243

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Had Hoffmann's cue been followed, the 1994 expanded edition could've been More Greater Magic.

And 2018 would bring us Later Greater Magic...
by Ted M
April 11th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

Joe Mckay wrote:A paragraph later, there is this lovely quote from Henry Hay:

As Henry Hay wrote: "The decline of the waistcoat has affected magic more than the invention of the communications satellites."

Magic maybe, but mentalism...
by Ted M
April 1st, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 1675

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

I enjoyed the Mike Pisciotta article, but was puzzled by missing text at the 28-30, 30-31, 32-33 page breaks. My wife refers to the new layout template as "knockoff Mondrian." Coincidentally, Todd Karr notes in The Eye that his is one of those estates who will "sue your pants of for u...
by Ted M
March 23rd, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 1675

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

Richard Kaufman wrote:There is no review of the book in the paper issue. I have to wait until a release date is announced (and a price).

Yep, I read the table of contents. I was speaking strictly of the book preview that's found only in the More Genii Speaks video, with you showing us the cover and some interior pages.
by Ted M
March 23rd, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 1675

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

I'm mostly waiting for the paper issue to arrive, but that sure was a tantalizing preview of the new Hermetic Press book in the More Genii Speaks video!
by Ted M
March 7th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2156

Re: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)

Did you check Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive?

24 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Turnover & Reverse / Triumph / Daley/Diaconis Poker Plot

http://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/category/1368
by Ted M
February 10th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is this our Randy Pitchford?
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Is this our Randy Pitchford?

I believe so. He's no stranger to gaming of any sort.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Pitchford

I own that Small World expansion as well!
by Ted M
February 8th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 25
Views: 1891

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

I'm glad this is receiving active focus and is getting closer.

Earlier today I could see the MAGIC cover thumbnails, but the only one I tried to open failed to load. It also froze my browser tab. That was using the Chrome browser on Windows 7.

Currently I don't see the MAGIC issues at all.
by Ted M
February 4th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

magicexplorer wrote:Hi, I'm really digging my online subscription to Genii since I've been traveling abroad. One question-- where in the Dec issue do I find the Eugene Burger business of magic video you mention here and in the magazine viewer. Would anyone help me find it? Thank you.

Leftmost video on page 11.
by Ted M
February 3rd, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown: new special coming on Netflix
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Derren Brown: new special coming on Netflix

Netflix has picked up two existing Derren Brown specials... and a new one!

Coming Feb 27.

https://www.shortlist.com/entertainment ... how/342597

(In other news, he seems to have a new puppy.)
by Ted M
January 25th, 2018, 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Break for Little Egypt Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Winter Break for Little Egypt Magic

Enjoy Magi-Fest!

Buy lots of books and tell us about them next month!
by Ted M
January 21st, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Thumbs up to the dancing Frankenstein's monster in More Genii Speaks! John Lovick's video interviews are excellent. This is a nice regular feature. Racherbaumer's audio column makes me want to re-read A Life Among Secrets, Stephen Minch's biography of Eddie Fields. Looking forward to reading the pap...
by Ted M
January 10th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: Send your news to GeniiOnline
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Reminder: Send your news to GeniiOnline

Maybe everybody should just invent their own awards, designate their friends as winners, and send a press release to Genii Online.
by Ted M
January 2nd, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2017 In Review
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: 2017 In Review

As always, this is appreciated. The moreso because I missed some of these items during the year!

Thanks Dustin!
by Ted M
December 26th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: Christmas loot description thread

Dustin Stinett wrote:Al Monroe's Magical Miscellany.


Caveney or CARC edition?
by Ted M
December 22nd, 2017, 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eugene Burger videos per Genii Speaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Eugene Burger videos per Genii Speaks?

Richard, what's all the stuff in the new curio cabinets behind you?
by Ted M
December 22nd, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eugene Burger videos per Genii Speaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Eugene Burger videos per Genii Speaks?

The Burger videos are at the top of page 11 in the digital issues for Dec and Jan.
by Ted M
December 21st, 2017, 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 26473

Re: Ennobling Magic

Year-end awards are upon us.

With 577 replies, I nominate this topic for Epic Troll Of The Year.
by Ted M
December 18th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 6450

Re: Magic Books 2017

At the Genii Convention back in October, Asi Wind noted that a book of his magic by John Lovick was due out "around the end of the year." Does anyone (Asi/John/others) have an update on it? It's called "Repertoire," now supposedly being released in the spring. Contents listed he...
by Ted M
December 17th, 2017, 12:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 31
Views: 2920

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

by Ted M
December 17th, 2017, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 31
Views: 2920

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

Wow, you'd have to sell your luxury cups to afford these fake fruit loads...

https://nippondom.com/products/fruit-en/
by Ted M
December 16th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

Dani and Miguel's book of their original Hofzinser handlings was not ready for the seminar, but that is actually good news because after they had completed it, they gave it to Juan Tamariz and he offered them not just an introduction, but his extensively annotated copies of the two books on Hofzins...
by Ted M
December 14th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

Dustin Stinett wrote:Dick Hatch: We would love to hear how the seminar went (and who the "mystery guest" was)!
Thanks!
Dustin

That might even make a pretty great article for Genii...
by Ted M
December 12th, 2017, 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Storing Magic Periodicals
Replies: 21
Views: 1576

Re: Storing Magic Periodicals

USPS priority flat rate boxes can be reused and cut to work well as magazine boxes.

I use them to contain pamphlets and comb bound publications.

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by Ted M
December 5th, 2017, 12:36 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 6450

Re: Magic Books 2017

Derek DelGaudio also has a book coming out in December.

https://www.artofmagic.com/products/a-s ... -two-faces
by Ted M
November 30th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

John Lovick's brief audio interview of John Archer is superb. It's like half a Eugene Burger book condensed into 11 minutes. The importance of finding one's character, how to avoid a common pitfall and recognize what is NOT one's character, even the importance of blocking to present a variety of phy...
by Ted M
November 26th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 26473

Re: Ennobling Magic

Why are you afraid of theatrical lying? It has a frame around it. It's bounded by the frame of performance, acknowledged by the audience. The "psychics" who lie without that frame of performance are disapproved of. Do you see no difference? If not, why? If a child says, "Tell me a sto...
by Ted M
November 25th, 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 26473

Re: Ennobling Magic

POLONIUS: Oh, I am slain.

Shhh! The actor is not dead. He is pretending his character has died! He has lied! Bad actor! He lacks integrity!

Would you edit Polonius' line too, in the name of ennobling the art of theater?
by Ted M
November 25th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 26473

Re: Ennobling Magic

This has the air of somebody trying to cram magic into their particular theologically-shaped worldview.

Am I close?
by Ted M
November 20th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denis Behr DVD project from Vanishing, Inc.
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Denis Behr DVD project from Vanishing, Inc.

This is welcome news.

Vanishing Inc is producing some really nice projects.
by Ted M
November 15th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6783
Views: 1994185

Re: ERDNASE

Looks like this Erdnase kickstarter campaign will meet its goal. Thoughts? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/110191763/the-expert-at-the-card-table-with-photographs-from This is exactly what David Ben and Julie Eng have already done to perfection with The Experts at the Card Table . I'm not sure...
by Ted M
November 14th, 2017, 5:22 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 6450

Re: Magic Books 2017

Another fruit of this year's publishing harvest is this gorgeous 248-page book of magic posters and supporting essays: Illusions: The Art of Magic: Posters from the Golden Age of Magic https://www.amazon.com/Illusions-Art-Magic-Posters-Golden/dp/8874397585/ I'm very pleased with mine, and the price ...
by Ted M
November 13th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven KAYFABE DVD Boxset
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Max Maven KAYFABE DVD Boxset

That looks pretty great. Max has a lot to teach.

His Videomind and Multiplicity DVDs are treasure troves, and he's talked about this one as a legacy project.

I expect great things!

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