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by Ted M
July 29th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: A.Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1775

Re: A.Bandit

I bought and read mine from Amazon around December or January. It read smoothly enough.
by Ted M
July 24th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2438

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

I hadn't gone looking for the judges' scores before now, but Ed's post prompted me to seek them out. Scores for all competitors at FISM 2018 are here: https://fism.org/latest-news/fism-2018-contest-results/ Considering it was scored as "BFL", Craig's evaluation of the act in question seems...
by Ted M
July 24th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2438

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

Ed,

There are nearly 30 acts from Day Two evaluated on this page.

Do you really want to bring everyone's focused attention to a particular one among them?
by Ted M
July 12th, 2018, 12:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Three
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Three

Thanks again for these reports!

Just checking:

> *Nicolas dutel - General - Canada
> Houdini’s clock shop with multiplying clocks, vanishing clocks, jumbo coins as clocks, lots of clocks.

Houdini's clock shop? Or Robert-Houdin's clock shop?
by Ted M
July 9th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day One
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: FISM 2018 - Day One

Thanks for your honest writeups, Craig.

Every time FISM rolls around, I look forward to them.
by Ted M
June 22nd, 2018, 10:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: You Tube exposure.
Replies: 70
Views: 2231

Re: You Tube exposure.

Image
by Ted M
June 22nd, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In Your Mailbox
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In Your Mailbox

Wow, the Robert-Houdin excerpt from the new Steinmeyer/Lamont book is pretty iconoclastic.

Is it a complete chapter that you've printed, or is there more material surrounding it in the same chapter?
by Ted M
June 20th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In Your Mailbox
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In Your Mailbox

Ooh, that was an enticing flip through the color photocopy version of DeLand...
by Ted M
June 18th, 2018, 12:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 12672

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

It's a year later...

Has anyone heard from Karl Fulves in the past year or so?
by Ted M
May 30th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 2096

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.

Even at the end of the trial, NPR (on which I appeared and explained that the illusion had not been exposed), reported incorrectly that Copperfield had been forced to reveal the secret of the illusion. [...] This same nonsense has been repeated in virtually every media story on the trial. [...] Of ...
by Ted M
May 30th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Contents Foreword by David Williamson Introduction Routined Arith-Mate-ic An ingenious Elmsley principle is reworked into an astonishing three-phase routine. Set-Up from Tamariz Stack Extended Gambling Demonstration You want to be able to do anything with a deck of cards? Your audience will believe ...
by Ted M
May 24th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 6796

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: 6796

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: 164
Views: 37276

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: 94
Views: 11813

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: 43
Views: 4088

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: 43
Views: 4088

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: 2061

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: 1887

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: 1887

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: 1887

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: 12
Views: 3118

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: 661

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: 2139

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: 1546

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: 440

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: 1043

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: 632

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: 892

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: 1841

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: 2358

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: 841

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: 841

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: 28837

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: 7494

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: 3064

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: 3064

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: 2546

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...

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