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by erdnasephile
November 13th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Viva Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Viva Las Vegas

Dan:

Thanks for reporting back.

Re: Copperfield. How was the alien sequence? Out of all of the on-line criticism of the show, that seems to come up a lot.
by erdnasephile
November 8th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 43
Views: 7234

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

David's new book also got a rave review from Michael Close, who, in a detailed review, gave it his highest recommendation . (If you want to hear an insightful hour-long podcast of David discussing the book (and related topics), sign up for the Michael Close newsletter and check out "Conversatio...
by erdnasephile
November 7th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 1374

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

It's not the off-season in Quebec City at that time. Thanks, Bob. I got crossed up on the graphs. (Need more caffeine). Although I will say, I just spent yesterday trying to get a room in Duluth, MN for Grandma's Marathon, and their room rate price jacking makes the Quebec City folks look like amat...
by erdnasephile
November 6th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 1374

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Quebec City is not Washington DC. Hotel prices are not comparable. I see your point. Certainly, the cities couldn't be more different. I'm a data nerd, so I looked a bit further. Here are the statistics for overnight accommodation costs in Quebec for 2015-1017 (the most recent years available) http...
by erdnasephile
November 5th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Viva Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Viva Las Vegas

Mr. Moore:
Is there anyone doing true close up any more at any of the hotels/restaurants? If so, who would you recommend?
by erdnasephile
November 4th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 1374

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Yes, the prices for 2021 are nearly double the prices from this year, or even 2020. This is a known occurrence with FISM. Yep....supply and demand rules. An interesting comparison: I was just in Washington DC for the MCM, an huge event that draws tens of thousands of people. (It was also during the...
by erdnasephile
November 4th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 1374

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

More reviews for the Delta Hotel from the Marriott website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-r ... els-quebec

(Richard wasn't kidding about those rate increases--not cheap).
by erdnasephile
November 4th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now

https://www.theoryandartofmagic.com/p/b ... rom-beyond

The book is listed as in stock now from Dr. Larry Hass.
by erdnasephile
November 2nd, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denis Behr Lecture at Tannen's November 4, 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Denis Behr Lecture at Tannen's November 4, 2019

The great Denis Behr is giving a Lecture at Tannen's in NYC on November 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

If you are in the area, be sure not to miss it!

http://tannens.com/Lectures-and-Classes ... cture.html
by erdnasephile
November 1st, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4697

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Perhaps a section on "Invisible Thread Magic"?
by erdnasephile
October 31st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!

Uh...that's BOARDgames, gentlemen! ;)

(Which unfortunately, aren't as lucrative as top video games;however, as RK points out, some of those boardgame Kickstarters can run into the millions--this one is over $2 mil at the moment)
by erdnasephile
October 30th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!
Replies: 5
Views: 370

P & T and Zombies, Oh My!

Don't know how many of you out there are also into board games, but if you check out this Kickstarter and scroll down a bit, you might see some familiar looking people: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cm ... ts/2662280
by erdnasephile
October 23rd, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

A somewhat related question: if Shin Lim won $1 million did he share the wealth with any of the inventors of the tricks he used that he did not invent? Wouldn't that be fair? After all, when a singer competes, the songwriter of the song is paid what is known as a synch fee, a negotiated, very lucra...
by erdnasephile
October 22nd, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

Pressley Guitar
by erdnasephile
October 22nd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Haunted by Peter Eggink
Replies: 0
Views: 111

WTB Haunted by Peter Eggink

Hello:
I am looking for the original Haunted DVD by Peter Eggink please. (NOT the improved Haunted 2.0)

If you have one to sell that is the original, please kindly private message (PM) me.

Many thanks in advance for your help!
by erdnasephile
October 21st, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do NOT turn to page 60 in November 2019 Genii
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Do NOT turn to page 60 in November 2019 Genii

...until you have watched the video of "Al's Cup" on the digital version of this issue. (I made the mistake of opening to the article before viewing the video. I still got fried, but would have liked to have watched the video first because my mind would have been even more completely been ...
by erdnasephile
October 21st, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: AT AUCTION - Don Englands Paradox + Binder with Gaffs Artwork & Gaffed to the Hilt! with Gaffs!
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: AT AUCTION - Don Englands Paradox + Binder with Gaffs Artwork & Gaffed to the Hilt! with Gaffs!

Very interesting auction--good luck Christopher!

(PS: Mr. England sent along some artwork when he made some cards for me once---his artwork was rather unusual).
by erdnasephile
October 20th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

I never got a chance to see "In & Of Itself". Do those of you who did think this will translate well as an HBO or Netflix feature? (Those were the two possible venues mentioned in one of the articles Dustin cited). I'm asking because I thought Ricky Jay's 52 Assistants translated prett...
by erdnasephile
October 19th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

Mark: That's an interesting point: I think Todd's insert edges are beveled, right? I wonder if that helps. I'll try out a Schoolcraft dollar set to see if it makes a difference. I haven't had 100% consistency with Mark Mason's half dollar set yet. (I wish Todd would consider making more dollar size ...
by erdnasephile
October 18th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

I find it's more likely to split in the right way if I follow forward - parallel to the surface of the table - with the knuckle of the right hand, after the 'coin' has been thrown; sort of dropping the coin off as the hand moves forward. Thanks, PapaG---I'll try it. Do you hold the gaff completely ...
by erdnasephile
October 18th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

All: Luis Piedrahita describes his CSB routine on his "Three Routines" video and I believe there is a YouTube performance of the routine on-line as well. In the second phase, he tosses the gimmick to the table and it splits. Does anyone have any specific techniques or tips to get the gimmi...
by erdnasephile
October 16th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Richard:
Has the drop in tourism also cut the show prices as well? If so, that would seem to make it even harder to four-wall these venues.
by erdnasephile
October 15th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Question (so I can gain some context please): Is Terry Fator able to consistently sell out that venue?
by erdnasephile
October 10th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)

Jack, I appreciate your candid and insightful comments. Thanks!
by erdnasephile
October 4th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 30
Views: 4092

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

I will add one more name to the this list: JB Magic Products (Mark Mason): https://www.jbtvusa.com/ I recently bought one of these: https://www.jbtvusa.com/p/latest-j-b-products/copper-silver-brass-liberty-j-b-pro-coin-line The work on the gaff is very nice. It differs from the usual CSB gaff. Most ...
by erdnasephile
October 4th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3914

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Tom Frame wrote:I wish I was there, but I started a new job and couldn't get away. I hope that someone writes a detailed report of the action.


Ditto, please!
by erdnasephile
October 2nd, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Diverting Coin Magic available again
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Diverting Coin Magic available again

Thanks, Q.

Here's the link to Diverting Card Magicl: https://www.internationalmagic.com/prod ... loway.html

As far as I know, these above two books are currently only available from International Magic.
by erdnasephile
October 2nd, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Renewed for Season Seven
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Renewed for Season Seven

Great news! Congratulations, Michael!
by erdnasephile
October 2nd, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Diverting Coin Magic available again
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Diverting Coin Magic available again

I may be late to the party, but I just discovered that "Diverting Coin Magic" by Andrew Galloway is available once again here: https://www.internationalmagic.com/product-8-diverting-coin-magic-book---andrew-galloway-554.html I have been hunting this book for a while now, and I'm very pleas...
by erdnasephile
September 29th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 2544

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

For those who would like more information prior to investing their hard earned in a creator's first KS project:

According to Kickstarter, the person behind the project is Brett Spurrier of Santa Barbara, CA. I suspect he is probably this person: http://brettspurrier.com/
by erdnasephile
September 28th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S&R on ABC 2020 Fri night
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: S&R on ABC 2020 Fri night

A few thoughts: I enjoyed very much all of the fabulous footage of S & R's show. It was interesting to see what Siegfried is like in 2019, still passionate and as articulate as ever. We get to hear some of his thoughts about Roy and their lives and career. Seeing inside their warehouse was a tre...
by erdnasephile
September 26th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Making meetings better?
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Making meetings better?

I hate meetings---so much wasted time. The best idea I've seen was a company-wide policy at an investment firm to hold meetings with everyone standing. Another good idea is the "two pizza" rule at Amazon: https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-two-pizza-rule-productive-meeti...
by erdnasephile
September 22nd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: Castle dues going up again

John Signa wrote:Minor clarification...

The $66 increase is for Resident Magician dues. The increase for Non-Resident Magicians is is half that, $33.


Copy that. Thank you.
by erdnasephile
September 20th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: Castle dues going up again

RK: How hard is it to join the Magic Circle? Is the interview and audition more arduous than the AMA's?
by erdnasephile
September 20th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: Castle dues going up again

Hi, Bill: I'll try to address some of your questions. There is an outstanding AMA Newsletter edited (and written a lot) by our own Dustin Stinnett. When he took over a few years ago, the quality of the newsletter went up (and has stayed up) a ton. It's in full color, distributed as a pdf and is a gr...
by erdnasephile
September 20th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: Castle dues going up again

Mr. Steinmeyer also does an excellent job explaining the specific rational of "making hay while the sun shines" in the General Meeting video on the members' website.
by erdnasephile
September 20th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: Castle dues going up again

No one likes a dues increase, but I thought Jim did a great job of presenting the case for it. Agreed. To answer Bill's questions: For non-resident magicians: dues last year were $368. With the increase, it'll be $434. I don't know the rates for resident magicians or associates. There is also a sen...
by erdnasephile
September 20th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "New" line-up of entertainment at Frontierland
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: "New" line-up of entertainment at Frontierland

Thanks for the corrections, Richard. Got my wires crossed there.

Will the four strolling magicians all be in Frontierland or all over the park?
by erdnasephile
September 20th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Castle dues going up again

If you are an AMA member, be sure to check your email. I appreciate the transparency, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness the board does in a thankless task. The rationale for the dues increase is explained well and seems appropriate. I'll pay it. However, it is concerning that dues have gone up 14% in...
by erdnasephile
September 20th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "New" line-up of entertainment at Frontierland
Replies: 3
Views: 424

"New" line-up of entertainment at Frontierland

https://insidethemagic.net/2019/09/disn ... nment-bb1/

Third paragraph.

(I thought they already had magicians in Frontierland: Dana Daniels in SoCal, Terry Ward in Orlando)

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