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by RobFromNZ
January 3rd, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 3239

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

In 1986 I was finishing my first year at school. At the end of the school year our caretaker was retiring (the caretaker is the person who mows the lawns, fixes things around the school, a handyman type). As a leaving gift our caretaker brought all of the kids into the hall and put on a magic show. ...
by RobFromNZ
November 10th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magicflix
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Magicflix

One administrative point: I signed up for the free trial...decided it wasn't for me. But, to be fair, I stayed for the first month 'paid'. Now, try as I might, I cannot unsubscribe (it says I already have) - my card keeps getting charged. I have emailed the staff, but it might pay to stay away until...
by RobFromNZ
December 12th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 3164

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

OK, I don't read these long reviews. I just check the forum most days to see what's new or interesting. But I often see this poster getting a serve for what he puts up. I think he is trying to contribute positively. Why doesn't someone tell him what you'd like to see, or give him a better format, ra...
by RobFromNZ
March 17th, 2016, 5:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels Has Passed Away
Replies: 11
Views: 3744

Re: Paul Daniels passed away.

Seems very sudden. And sad.
by RobFromNZ
March 7th, 2016, 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14766

Re: This New Blue Board

I've noticed the "favourite magician" field appears now on the side. It reminded me that I named Paul Daniels and Tom Mullica. Sad year so far!
by RobFromNZ
September 12th, 2015, 5:02 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 29076

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Inquisitive: I get what it is to have little money, and find magic pricey. There are no magic shops in New Zealand, just one or two online outfits - and buying online can be expensive here. So here's a hint: go to the library. If you go to your local or school library you'll find decent magic books ...
by RobFromNZ
February 5th, 2015, 12:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cleanest Coin Bend Known To Man By Steven X
Replies: 10
Views: 3360

Re: Cleanest Coin Bend Known To Man By Steven X

I kind of felt sorry for the guy. I mean, he had to shake A LOT to get that tiny little coin to bend.
by RobFromNZ
December 17th, 2014, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Register for the Genii Convention Before the Price Rises!
Replies: 16
Views: 3739

Re: Register for the Genii Convention Before the Price Rises

Richard Kaufman wrote:New Zealand's not so far!


True. I looked into it. It would only take 22 hours to get to Florida from where I live. Perhaps I'll ask Santa for return airfares...let's see how generous the Big Man really is!
by RobFromNZ
December 17th, 2014, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Register for the Genii Convention Before the Price Rises!
Replies: 16
Views: 3739

Re: Register for the Genii Convention Before the Price Rises

I'd love to be there to see Tom Mullica perform and lecture! Looks like a great convention.
by RobFromNZ
October 20th, 2013, 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dodgy magic photos
Replies: 44
Views: 10374

Re: Dodgy magic photos

It's all about how you pose, really...
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by RobFromNZ
October 19th, 2013, 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dodgy magic photos
Replies: 44
Views: 10374

Re: Dodgy magic photos

When i see newspaper photographers at my show i ask them ,pretty much tell them, not to take pictures of this routine and explain why. And the reason is if people don't see the routine they only see a man behind a kid and a picture will not tell the whole story or in this case what the routine is. ...
by RobFromNZ
September 26th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a magic club for juniors
Replies: 3
Views: 2802

Re: Starting a magic club for juniors

Thanks for that Q. Gives me a good framework to plan with.

I am one of those hobbyists who left, then came back later in life. And I probably gained exactly what you mention: confidence in front of a crowd, and a few tricks I've been doing all my life.

Great response Q, thanks very much.
by RobFromNZ
September 26th, 2013, 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a magic club for juniors
Replies: 3
Views: 2802

Starting a magic club for juniors

Hi. I'm looking to begin a magic club for juniors. Our local junior club wound up a few years ago when the fellow who ran it died. Since then, juniors and seniors have met together. However, we're seeing more juniors (my son included) take an interest in magic. I have fond memories of being in a jun...

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