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by CraigMitchell
February 10th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists - SA
Replies: 0
Views: 204

The Illusionists - SA

The Illusionists machine has been playing Cape Town this week - featuring Darcy Oake, Kalin & Jinger, Den Den, Ben Blaque, Chris Cox and Dave Williamson. I've seen 2 of their performances now - and it's been hugely entertaining. More so than I was expecting. I've been trying to put my finger on ...
by CraigMitchell
February 4th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bar Illusion Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Bar Illusion Installation

Hi all I have vague recollections of coming across an article / feature / website on someone who specialised in "tricked up" bar installations where the actual bar / cabinetry was gimmicked to the hilt and performed various effects ( I recall floating glass / bottle or something similar ) ...
by CraigMitchell
January 21st, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 439

FISM 2018

The "new" FISM 2018 website is up ... http://www.2018fismbusan.com/

( don't bother attempting to view on a mobile device as it is not mobi friendly at all ;-(
by CraigMitchell
January 17th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Berglas - International Man of Mystery, Part Two
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: David Berglas - International Man of Mystery, Part Two

Hi Scott

What a wonderful interview ! Thank you so much for sharing and your ongoing support.

Craig
by CraigMitchell
January 15th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 - Canada or Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 777

FISM 2021 - Canada or Spain

by CraigMitchell
January 10th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: Send your news to GeniiOnline
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Reminder: Send your news to GeniiOnline

"...we do our best not to pass judgment on such things. We reported on the award, but the value of that win is up to the reader to decide for themselves." By congratulating the win - GeniiOnline explicitly deemed their "achievement" to be worthy of praise ... that's pretty much a...
by CraigMitchell
January 10th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: Send your news to GeniiOnline
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Reminder: Send your news to GeniiOnline

Hi Susan Do you manage the GeniiOnline twitter account ? If so - You recently tweeted "Congratulations to @ZubrickMagic for being named the Best Family Magic Show by the International Magicians Society." Are you aware that the International magicians society is considered a joke and that t...
by CraigMitchell
January 1st, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magician at the Nomad Hotel with Dan White
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: The Magician at the Nomad Hotel with Dan White

Dan has an incredible website - and beautiful promo video ... https://www.nomadupstairs.com/ ... oozes class
by CraigMitchell
January 1st, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2017 In Review
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: 2017 In Review

Great job as always, Dustin!
by CraigMitchell
December 30th, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AmazonSmile & Vanishing Inc Charity
Replies: 2
Views: 635

AmazonSmile & Vanishing Inc Charity

In case you aren't aware - Amazon have a great program called AmazonSmile whereby they donate 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to a charity of your choosing at no cost to you. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ - nominate your charity - and for future Amazon purchases always visit https://smile.amazon.com...
by CraigMitchell
December 24th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel ends Luxor Show in Oct
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Criss Angel ends Luxor Show in Oct

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/shows/criss-angel-to-close-mindfreak-live-in-las-vegas-in-october/ As anticipated - Cirque and Criss Angel are parting ways in Oct 2018 "Goth-style magician Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Angel’s Luxor production, “Mindfreak Liv...
by CraigMitchell
December 24th, 2017, 3:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 3287

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

Amazing performance ... reminds me of Rob Zabrecky and his incredible committment to character, too.
by CraigMitchell
December 16th, 2017, 4:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making Audience Members Uncomfortable
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Making Audience Members Uncomfortable

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/12/14/25627463/teatro-zinzanni-audience-member-claims-performer-touched-her-sexually-but-without-consent Voronin's act is described by an audience member in a complaint about unwanted sexual advances / audience involvement: "At one point during the show, th...
by CraigMitchell
December 13th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Circus 1903 out - "Inferno" magic show in
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Circus 1903 out - "Inferno" magic show in

http://infernoshow.com/

Magic + Fire ... just what Vegas needs

Featuring European illusionist Joe Labero.
by CraigMitchell
December 5th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Darcy Oake's Trick Fantastic
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Darcy Oake's Trick Fantastic

Darcy Oake's Red Bull TV Special ( filmed in Cape Town ) has been released ...

https://www.redbull.tv/film/AP-1RRRM5TM ... -fantastic
by CraigMitchell
October 31st, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "FISM - first and last in our life time"
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: "FISM - first and last in our life time"

Things should not have to devolve to crisis stakes before the cavalry get called In to rescue things 9 months before a major international event because those tasked with oversight in the first place have clearly not done their jobs.
by CraigMitchell
October 31st, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "FISM - first and last in our life time"
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

"FISM - first and last in our life time"

It's amateur hour all over again. Those in charge have zero clue on international marketing. All done to what sounds like a throwback to the 1980's FISM Busan is in disarray behind the scenes ... frantic replacement of organisers ... no announcement of international performers ... and the last faceb...
by CraigMitchell
October 15th, 2017, 8:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed

https://www.ggrasia.com/studio-city-to- ... -operator/

“We’re looking to launch new magic shows at the same venue probably next year,” a Melco Resorts spokesperson told us. “The venue is now undergoing a renovation.”
by CraigMitchell
October 12th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel leaving Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Criss Angel leaving Luxor

He mentions that he is moving to a 6-show-a-week schedule at a different property ... amidst his touring options ... so 2 questions:

1 - which Strip property will be taking Mr Angel ( who couldn't resist taking a dig at DC's use of teleprompters )
2 - what Cirque production will fill the space ?
by CraigMitchell
October 11th, 2017, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel leaving Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Criss Angel leaving Luxor

According to this interview - Criss Angel will be leaving the Luxor on his contract expiry ...

http://www.celebrityradio.biz/criss-ang ... interview/
by CraigMitchell
September 29th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed

That's terrible news ... it was such a fantastic space.
by CraigMitchell
September 28th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre

Hi Tom - 20m ... in terms of control - either wireless / manual push button.
by CraigMitchell
September 28th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre

Can anyone advise who sells simple high-powered long distance reels ... we want to fly a silk from stage to back of auditorium. No programming needed.

Thanks
by CraigMitchell
September 23rd, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

>Have you tried Google? Sarcasm, Richard ... tsk tsk tsk A short intro piece as to Susan's background & where she fits in magic wise ( or other ) I don't think is an unexpected query. It's just nice to know who the person editing a project is ... particularly when the online editor is now differ...
by CraigMitchell
September 23rd, 2017, 6:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

Looks great.

Is there some background / bio on the new editor, Susan Arendt ?
by CraigMitchell
August 26th, 2017, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "new" disney magic show
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: "new" disney magic show

Thanks for the insight, Tom !

The Feld / Disney creative engine is mighty impressive ( and looks like some fun magic in the show ! )
by CraigMitchell
August 24th, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "new" disney magic show
Replies: 3
Views: 764

"new" disney magic show

Any one familiar with Disney's magic show "Mickey & Minnie's Doorway to Magic" ? Don't recall reading much about it. Seems to have premiered in 2015/2016 and is back on the road end of this year ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LttQ2pkoLks https://www.disneylive.com/mickey-and-minni...
by CraigMitchell
August 19th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News For The Genii Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Big News For The Genii Convention

Attendees are in for a treat at GeniiCon ... especially if Richard convinces the unnamed guest to perform some of his material from his recent tour. True edge of your seat stuff!
by CraigMitchell
August 17th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update

This was absolutely priceless ... "held hostage at the party" :-)

Magic Conventions in Vegas are not intended to be outings from the retirement home ( although they are fast headed that way )

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by CraigMitchell
August 16th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 376: MAGIC Live! Day Three Podcast Update
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: 376: MAGIC Live! Day Three Podcast Update

Thanks for all the hard work Scott !
by CraigMitchell
August 9th, 2017, 8:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 7545

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Eugene was one of the true giants in magic ... such fond memories of the events during the teen weekends at the World Magic Seminar. No matter who you were - beginner or pro - Eugene treated everyone as if they were the most important person in the room. A gentle soul who will be sorely missed.
by CraigMitchell
August 2nd, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Natural Facelift for Entertainers" - Devin Knight
Replies: 0
Views: 500

"Natural Facelift for Entertainers" - Devin Knight

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Just in case you thought we were missing a niche in magic ...
by CraigMitchell
July 25th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Clever PR or magicians trying to film ? Delgaudio & Meade
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Clever PR or magicians trying to film ? Delgaudio & Meade

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/theater/hat-rabbit-spy-cam-claims-of-skulduggery-at-a-hot-magic-show.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0 "At one point, the man in the audience took the phone out of his pocket and held it under his chin, as if pointing it at Mr. ...
by CraigMitchell
May 12th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"

UPDATE: Now just 40 tickets remaining ...
by CraigMitchell
May 12th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM / Jade serious accusations
Replies: 18
Views: 3705

IBM SAM / Jade serious accusations

For those not following Facebook - Jade has made some very serious accusations against the person responsible for providing technical services at the IBM SAM convention. https://www.facebook.com/jade.tjin/posts/10212612046358947?pnref=story As a result of the online scrutiny - IBM-SAM Combined Conve...
by CraigMitchell
May 10th, 2017, 7:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"
Replies: 1
Views: 684

UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"

For one night only - Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE" a unique charity show on Sat 1st July at the world-famous Magic Circle in London in support of the College of Magic in South Africa. Featuring Guy Hollingworth and friends, including one of the world's greatest pick...
by CraigMitchell
April 15th, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino

LVRJ reviews the show ... https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/mike-weatherford/jarrett-rajas-act-feels-like-it-belongs-to-another-era-of-vegas/ " So it’s no surprise to find slick showmanship even in the near-desperate setting of this low-ceilinged, second-floor ba...
by CraigMitchell
April 14th, 2017, 4:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Derek DelGaudio's "In & Of Itself"
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: NY Times review of Derek DelGaudio's "In & Of Itself"

The show is also recommended as a NY Times Critics Pick ... congrats, Derek! Huffington Post had some interesting observations: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/theater-magical-theater-in-and-of-itself-lupone_us_58f01a4fe4b048372700d70f "If he takes a cue from his most memorable moments, Del...

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