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by Grant McSorley
May 26th, 2014, 4:45 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: In2ition by Theater 52
Replies: 0
Views: 2388

In2ition by Theater 52

Hello everyone, I just wanted to say thanks for the nice review David Oliver gave In2ition, one of our new products, in the June 2014 issue. Unfortunately we had a little hiccup with the site just around the time of the review, but it is now resolved. If anyone had trouble accessing the site, please...
by Grant McSorley
March 21st, 2011, 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2010201

Re: Erdnase

Just to be clear, Bill, I'm not trying to be dismissive of your or Richard's research, I find it all fascinating and it's definitely a step in the right direction. Roger, I understand your point, but considering the story is from a gossip column for railway men, I thought the point was more about An...
by Grant McSorley
March 21st, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2010201

Re: Erdnase

While the SF Call article is interesting, I'd be careful about reading too much into it. As the rest of the column deals with bits of news and info concerning the rail industry, it may just be that Andrews was popular among his co-workers or a friend of the author and that the anecdote was more of a...
by Grant McSorley
June 25th, 2009, 12:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up

I think I speak for the other organizers when I say that running a national convention was more work than any of us imagined, but we are thrilled with the support we got from all the performers, attendees and volunteers and are really pleased with the response we've received. As far as press coverag...
by Grant McSorley
August 10th, 2008, 7:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAM Convention 2009!
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: CAM Convention 2009!

Thanks Naquada, much appreciated.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
August 8th, 2008, 1:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAM Convention 2009!
Replies: 2
Views: 614

CAM Convention 2009!

What: CAMaraderie 2009 When: June 19-21, 2009 Where: Montreal, QC As some of you already know, the Canadian Association of Magicians will be holding it's next convention in Montreal in 2009. The website with all the information is now up at www.cam2009.org . So far, we've got a great line-up includi...
by Grant McSorley
May 11th, 2008, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Re: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM

Is this new this year? Would the rights belong to the Chinese FISM committee or the organisation itself?
by Grant McSorley
May 2nd, 2008, 4:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic – A Performance of Contemp
Replies: 15
Views: 3201

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic – A Performance of Contemp

I saw Eric's last show and it was great, he has a great performance style and ridiculous chops. A lot of magic I see leaves me depressed at what can pass for a professional performance, but seeing a show like Eric's reminds me why I love magic. If you get a chance, you should really check it out. Gr...
by Grant McSorley
April 9th, 2008, 10:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle has been sold?
Replies: 84
Views: 32387

Re: Magic Castle has been sold?

Dustin,
I think Terrence was referring to the fact that B&B stands for Bed (not Bread) and Breakfast.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
October 24th, 2007, 3:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For sale: The Gene Maze Card Book
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: For sale: The Gene Maze Card Book

I'll take it if it's still available.

Thanks,
Grant
by Grant McSorley
October 24th, 2007, 2:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Andy" Galloway's "Diverting Card Magic"
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

Re: "Andy" Galloway's "Diverting Card Magic"

Thanks Mr Galloway, I'll check with them.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
October 23rd, 2007, 7:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Andy" Galloway's "Diverting Card Magic"
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

Re: "Andy" Galloway's "Diverting Card Magic"

Does anyone know where to find a copy of Diverting Card Magic? A quick search didn't turn it up anywhere except a closed Martinka auction.

Thanks,
Grant
by Grant McSorley
September 6th, 2007, 5:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Montreal Magic Jam 2007
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Montreal Magic Jam 2007

Hi everyone,

The registration price goes up from 45$ to 60$ in two days, so if you're thinking of coming now's the time to sign up.

See you in Montreal!
Grant
Montreal Magic Jam

P.S. Thanks Tom! Hopefully I can get down to New York sometime soon to see you guys again.
by Grant McSorley
August 16th, 2007, 10:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Montreal Magic Jam 2007
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Montreal Magic Jam 2007

Depends if we can meet his fee or not :D

Actually, he's one of the organizers, so he'd better show up. Any chance Eric "The Legend's Buddy" DeCamps will be making the trip up? Maybe you can drag the Mad Man along with you...
by Grant McSorley
August 16th, 2007, 7:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Montreal Magic Jam 2007
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Montreal Magic Jam 2007

It's that time of the year again, the Montreal Magic Jam is back for it's 3rd year running! Where: Downtown Montreal, Qc When:September 22nd Cost: 45$/60$ (Before/After Sept 8th) Our headliner this year is Wesley James, who will be lecturing and performing in the close-up show. Other lecturers/panel...
by Grant McSorley
June 11th, 2007, 8:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: El-Cheapo DVDs (eBay)
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: El-Cheapo DVDs (eBay)

Any chance you'd be willing to ship outside the US?
by Grant McSorley
May 8th, 2007, 7:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps' New Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Eric DeCamps' New Show

I couldn't agree more with Sal, Tom and George - Eric's show is fantastic. A lot of magicians complain about the quality of magic we see performed and how the public doesn't get exposed to real magicians. The best way to start changing this is to bring our friends and family to see shows like Eric's...
by Grant McSorley
April 8th, 2007, 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: TSD and Conjure Nation Forum
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Re: TSD and Conjure Nation Forum

Conjurenation doesn't require a sponsor, you just apply and Chris will decide whether to give you an account. Usually it's based on whether you've contributed to other boards or caused s**t everywhere.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
April 5th, 2007, 2:14 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Henning's Miser's Dream
Replies: 19
Views: 3141

Re: Henning's Miser's Dream

I'm not sure if it's the same routine as the one you saw at the renaissance fair, but this is an essay written by Teller a while ago about the development of an elaborate (and beautiful) miser's dream.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
March 19th, 2007, 10:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE HUNTER SHUFFLE.
Replies: 90
Views: 8889

Re: THE HUNTER SHUFFLE.

Sorry Terry, but the Hunter Shuffle (if we can even call it that) is not as deceptive as the Zarrow shuffle because it has a major tell: the exaggerated pushing over of the top cards. If you want to learn to do a no-cover Zarrow properly, buy Gary Plants' manuscript and learn his handling, it's beau...
by Grant McSorley
March 13th, 2007, 8:36 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Possible copyright violation? Learn magic free!
Replies: 49
Views: 3512

Re: Possible copyright violation? Learn magic free!

Any chance you'd like to share what you found out? Or even better, post the videoclip? Sounds like a fun experiment.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
March 10th, 2007, 10:31 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: See Pat Page eat a cigarette cf Mullica
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: See Pat Page eat a cigarette cf Mullica

According to IMDb this was released Feb 8th in Europe. Has anyone seen it yet?

Grant
by Grant McSorley
January 24th, 2007, 3:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: want to learn full deck false shuffle-
Replies: 30
Views: 3956

Re: want to learn full deck false shuffle-

Bob Farmer published a great overhand full deck false shuffle in one of his Flim Flam columns a couple of years ago. It's a variation on the Garrett/Hunter/Bruce shuffles. I'm not at home right now, so I can't check the exact issue.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
January 10th, 2007, 11:21 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Bruno Copin
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: Bruno Copin

Hi Marco,
Have you seen Copin perform his invisible man routine (the one on his 2nd DVD)? If so, could you describe the effect?

Thanks,
Grant
by Grant McSorley
January 5th, 2007, 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: handing deck to spectator when selected card is known
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: handing deck to spectator when selected card is known

In the Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields, Mike Rogers describes how Eddie used to have people shuffle the deck so many times that they either got sick of it, or were sure that there couldn't be a setup. At that point they wouldn't ask to shuffle and would even refuse to if offered. This was main...
by Grant McSorley
September 27th, 2006, 10:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale!
Replies: 25
Views: 1204

Re: Books for sale!

E-mailed you about the Jennings package.

Grant
by Grant McSorley
September 26th, 2006, 12:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Joyal stack - questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: Joyal stack - questions

While the Joyal Stack does not have any built in effects, there are 'inadvertant' set ups hiding in there. I don't use the stack personally, but a buddy of mine played with it for a while and found some cool stuff. If you've read Mnemonica, you know how many new set ups can be found by studying a st...
by Grant McSorley
September 6th, 2006, 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Illusionist
Replies: 89
Views: 9323

Re: The Illusionist

Actually, it wasn't that the magic seemed like it had to be done with CGI, it simply seemed that that's what they did so that they wouldn't have to go to the trouble of staging the actual effects. Considering the current state of special effects, I doubt magicians are the only ones assuming some of ...
by Grant McSorley
September 6th, 2006, 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Illusionist
Replies: 89
Views: 9323

Re: The Illusionist

I loved the movie, as did my girlfriend. It would have been great, though, if they could have used an actual orange tree illusion instead of the CGI.

For all those Paul Giamatti fans, if you haven't seen American Splendor, I highly recommend it.

Grant
www.montrealmagicjam.com
by Grant McSorley
September 3rd, 2006, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Montreal Magic Jam 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Montreal Magic Jam 2006

Registrations are flowing in! If you want to take advantage of the earlybird special, make sure you get your registration in before September 16th. Remember, places are limited, so register fast. Last year, David Acer was one of our panelists. Here's what he had to say: The Montreal Magic Jam offers...
by Grant McSorley
August 31st, 2006, 6:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help in crediting a move...
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Help in crediting a move...

There's a similar change in The Magic of Michael Ammar credited to Barry Price. Does anyone know where or if Price published his version?
by Grant McSorley
August 29th, 2006, 6:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Press Release for the IBM/SAM 2008 Convention
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Press Release for the IBM/SAM 2008 Convention

At the IBM/SAM 2008 page, they state that they'll begin announcing the talent line up in January 2007. So if I understand this right, you get 100$ off if you register before you actually know who's performing and lecturing. Does that seem odd to anyone else? I'm sure they'll get good performers, but...
by Grant McSorley
August 16th, 2006, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Montreal Magic Jam 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Montreal Magic Jam 2006

Hi Rick, The price is indeed in Canadian $. Bob Farmer can provide the exchange rate. The convention will be taking place at the Holiday Inn Select in downtown Montreal , however we did not negotiate a special room rate. A cheaper, but nice, alternative is the Hotel du Nouveau Forum , which is a sho...
by Grant McSorley
August 15th, 2006, 6:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dennis St-Jean
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Dennis St-Jean

Hi,
I'm looking to get in touch with Dennis St-Jean, a magician living in Ontario. If someone could let me know how to reach or would be willing to forward him a message for me I would appreciate it.

Thanks,
Grant
by Grant McSorley
August 15th, 2006, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Montreal Magic Jam 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Montreal Magic Jam 2006

Announcing.....MONTREAL MAGIC JAM 2006! After it's inaugural event last year, the Montreal Magic Jam ( www.montrealmagicjam.com ) is back, and is bigger and better! The Magic Jam will be taking place on September 23rd, and we'll have an amazing line-up of talent and events waiting for you. Our speci...
by Grant McSorley
July 21st, 2006, 1:29 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Vernon Touch
Replies: 70
Views: 14721

Re: The Vernon Touch

Arrived in Montreal yesterday. Can't wait to sit down and read it!

Grant
by Grant McSorley
July 12th, 2006, 3:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Aree McChesnay
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Aree McChesnay

Has anyone tried contacting the seller about this?
by Grant McSorley
June 22nd, 2006, 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: What happened to the Index?
Replies: 28
Views: 3785

What happened to the Index?

I just tried to access the Genii Open Index page, but I received a message saying that the domain had expired. Is it available at another url?

Thanks,
Grant

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