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by David Acer
August 28th, 2009, 9:34 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel free to add any others you know of, or record yourself performing a trick, sleight, or routine you learned from Magicana, post it on youtube, then tell us...
by David Acer
August 25th, 2009, 10:29 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"

Michel Asselin wrote:Dave, t' cool to.

(it's frrench. He'll get it.)


Michel, c'est to qui est cool.

(that's also french, not to mention a cold reading)
by David Acer
August 21st, 2009, 9:06 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"

I didn't want to use up too much of the internet.
by David Acer
August 20th, 2009, 11:50 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"

If you quietly move your cursor down and click on the link below, you might catch a glimpse of Richard Sanders performing his Spellbound move, "The Twinkle Change," revealed to all in the latest (i.e., September, 2009) Magicana: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by David Acer
August 19th, 2009, 9:54 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: two items from new Genii
Replies: 22
Views: 6873

Re: two items from new Genii

Jacky, what's the production you're doing in the clip?
by David Acer
August 18th, 2009, 2:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Effect Collectors in Card Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: Effect Collectors in Card Magic

Hi Ricky,

Doc Docherty's eye-popping, shriek eliciting, worldwide panic-inducing Collectors just came out in the latest (i.e., August, 2009) Magicana. Worth a look for lots of reasons, including Doc's DASUP (i.e., All Around Square-Up) control.
by David Acer
August 16th, 2009, 3:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite 4-ace production?
Replies: 25
Views: 7367

Re: Favorite 4-ace production?

I like that production, David. It kind of reminds me of a Sadowitz production, which I believe is called "Boom," or something to that effect. Any relation? Thanks Justin. I don't know the Sadowitz production, so I can't offer a comparison. Mine actually came from playing with a Victor Sen...
by David Acer
August 12th, 2009, 8:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite 4-ace production?
Replies: 25
Views: 7367

Re: Favorite 4-ace production?

Here's a quick one that fits the bill (and, like Gary's "Three Second Wonder," was also first published in Apocalypse):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7D5tzMSkjs
by David Acer
August 7th, 2009, 2:30 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Two Magicians Screwing Up - Antidote for the Summer Blues
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Two Magicians Screwing Up - Antidote for the Summer Blues

Summer is a time for fun, and what's more fun than watching two guys screw up magic tricks in new and interesting ways:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFQv6JnuPRg
by David Acer
August 3rd, 2009, 6:57 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of T&R matchbook “Unflappable”
Replies: 0
Views: 974

Video of T&R matchbook “Unflappable”

Rick Bronson just reminded me that this trick on my youtube channel was published in Magicana (December, 2000), so it might be of interest here - it's a torn-and-restored matchbook with an added convincer: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOxeen5doQs">http://www.you...
by David Acer
July 18th, 2009, 9:11 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: two items from new Genii
Replies: 22
Views: 6873

Re: two items from new Genii

Oh - I already have access to this trick. I was confused by the reference to it being in the NEW issue of GENII. This effect can actually be found in the March issue of the magazine. Very nice it is too! Hi Joe, You're referring to Dr. Giorgio Tarchini's "Fresh Gilbreath," but you'll be h...
by David Acer
July 17th, 2009, 8:59 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: two items from new Genii
Replies: 22
Views: 6873

Re: two items from new Genii

The new work on the Gilbreath (sp) Principle in the new Genii is very interesting. A different patter line could be, "I invented a new card game. I can demonstrate it for you". At the end you can conclude, "Not only did I invent a new card game...but I also invented a way to cheat at...
by David Acer
July 16th, 2009, 7:54 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

Re: Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"

Dustin Stinett wrote: I hope this doesn't work with Tagalongs or Vanilla Wafers.


Testing complete:

Tagalongs - no
Vanilla Wafers - no

Later this evening I plan on retesting, just to be sure.
by David Acer
July 15th, 2009, 11:23 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"

Hi Folks, With Pete McCabe's permission, freely granted during a conversation unrelated to a simultaneous discussion regarding the disappearance of his cat, I've posted a clip on youtube of him performing his bitten-and-restored cookie trick, "Double Stuff," published in the August, 2009 G...
by David Acer
July 14th, 2009, 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 147
Views: 46486

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

I believe that the basic Okito Box principle (i.e. the lid on the bottom) is one of magic's great secrets and that one day I will find a natural object to make a great trick using it. The search continues. Instead of trying to find something natural that's similar to an Okito box, let's work on get...
by David Acer
July 14th, 2009, 9:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: August issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 23
Views: 2810

Re: August issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Has a date being set for the 'Bob Farmer Magicana Special'? Hopefully, it will be soon! One doesn't rush a Bob Farmer Magicana. One chooses every word carefully, nursing it along day by day, month by month, year by year, or until Bob Farmer calls and offers one some cash to speed things up a little.
by David Acer
June 25th, 2009, 12:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up

Ah, I see... "Guy Camirand receiving a Presidential Citation from IBM President Joan Ceaser for his Contribution to Magic" should have been GIVING and HER Nope. Guy Camirand received a Presidential Citation from IBM President Joan Caesar, and Joan Caesar received a Lifetime Achievement aw...
by David Acer
June 25th, 2009, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps - PURE MAGIC 2009 Edition
Replies: 39
Views: 6064

Re: Eric DeCamps - PURE MAGIC 2009 Edition

Eric's show at CAM last weekend was one of the best things I've ever seen at a magic convention.
by David Acer
June 24th, 2009, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up

Apologies for a typo above - I meant Jason England, the exceptionally gifted card worker from Las Vegas, not James England, a product of my overtired brain.

I also forgot to thank the organizing committee - James Chung, James McSorley, James Trudel and James Vachon.
by David Acer
June 23rd, 2009, 8:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up

In case anyone's interested, the Canadian Association of Magicians threw a great convention just outside of Montreal this past weekend, featuring Eric DeCamps , James England , Bob Fitch , Arthur Trace , Bob Friedhoffer , Alain Choquette , Cheng Lin , Ted & Marion Outerbridge , Nathan Kranzo , G...
by David Acer
May 4th, 2009, 3:21 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Matthew J Dowden's Fulcrum Vanish (March)
Replies: 7
Views: 3203

Re: Matthew J Dowden's Fulcrum Vanish (March)

Hi Folks, For anyone who's interested, I've posted a video clip of Matthew Dowden demonstrating his "Fulcrum Vanish" from the March, 2009 issue here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO9ysNDI80Q">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO9ysNDI80Q</a><!-- m --> It'...
by David Acer
April 24th, 2009, 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kent Gunn's Triumph
Replies: 8
Views: 2497

Re: Kent Gunn's Triumph

I wrote and printed Kent's handling for Triumph, but unfortunately, I dropped all the papers on the floor, so now some of them are face up, some are face down, and it's taking forever to straighten them out.
by David Acer
April 17th, 2009, 6:19 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Signed Quarter In Balloon
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Signed Quarter In Balloon

Genii reader Steven Go e-mailed me a few additional (or at least related) credits for Michel Huot's "Signed Quarter in Balloon" (May, 2009), which I'm posting here with his permission (although I never confirmed the font). Dear Mr. Acer: I enjoy your writings in Magicana each monthyou're g...
by David Acer
April 13th, 2009, 12:45 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Guy Hollingworth's Inflation
Replies: 6
Views: 4268

Re: Guy Hollingworth's Inflation

Hi Tony,

Guy Hollingworths Inflation ran in the March, 2007 issue. Heres the link:

http://geniimagazine.com/back_issues/2007/index.html
by David Acer
March 20th, 2009, 7:37 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Brother John Hamman's Interplay
Replies: 58
Views: 17296

Re: Brother John Hamman's Interplay

I hereby announce an agreement made today between Bob Farmer and Genii to produce a one-man Magicana shortly and swiftly, which will include his two spin-offs of Brother John Hamman's "Interplay," as well as handful of additional routines and maybe a new song from Rush.
by David Acer
February 26th, 2009, 1:21 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Brother John Hamman's Interplay
Replies: 58
Views: 17296

Re: Brother John Hamman's Interplay

Thanks Jess. As I was walking through the trick for our photographer to take pre-illustrative photos, he actually lowered the camera at one point and said, "How the hell is that happening?"
by David Acer
February 26th, 2009, 12:42 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Matthew J Dowden's Fulcrum Vanish (March)
Replies: 7
Views: 3203

Re: Matthew J Dowden's Fulcrum Vanish (March)

Hi Jon,

Understood. I'll try to get a video posted so everyone can decide if Matthew's approach might work for them.
by David Acer
February 26th, 2009, 12:25 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Matthew J Dowden's Fulcrum Vanish (March)
Replies: 7
Views: 3203

Re: Matthew J Dowden's Fulcrum Vanish (March)

Hi Ross and Jonathan, The distinction is that the right hand never turns palm down. I'll ask Matthew if he'll let me post the clip he sent of him performing the vanish (it looks great). And no claim was made of the vanish being "an improvement" over any of its counterparts - only an altern...
by David Acer
February 20th, 2009, 5:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Harry Lorayne Trick?
Replies: 31
Views: 12160

Re: Harry Lorayne Trick?

David Thomas wrote:Very cool. Where is this footage from?


The series was called "The Secret World of Magic," shot for a U.K. network called Sky One and hosted by Pete Firman and Ali Cook.
by David Acer
February 8th, 2009, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quote
Replies: 184
Views: 51318

Re: Best Quote

"It's high time we all faced the truth: nobody cares about thimble magic."
Jay Sankey
by David Acer
January 22nd, 2009, 2:58 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Hiro Sakai Magicana
Replies: 21
Views: 6856

Hiro Sakai Magicana

If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, Hiro Sakai's one-man Magicana in the latest (i.e., February) issue of Genii is full of amazing sleights and routines from his professional (and in some cases television) repertoire. "Balloon Bank Nite" in particular should earn him a collective h...
by David Acer
January 9th, 2009, 2:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 82827

Re: Josh Jay

I found Josh to be uniquely poised on his Today Show appearance, and that's something you can't learn from a magic book. I'm a fan, and his legion is growing.
by David Acer
January 7th, 2009, 6:47 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Best trick published in Genii, 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 4583

Re: Best trick published in Genii, 2008

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to Magicana in 2008. Once again, it was a Who's Who of magical ingenuity from around the world, united in the common cause of enlarging and enriching the bank of miracles from which we draw our personal and professional lifeblood. (I've been reading a lot o...
by David Acer
December 28th, 2008, 1:10 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Best trick published in Genii, 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 4583

Re: Best trick published in Genii, 2008

The DelGaudio Shuffle by Derek DelGaudio was great. Conversion by Donald Orbit was nice. The Appearing Sharpie by Cameron Francis was good. Re-Clipped by Jeff Prace was great. Those were my four favorite. Technically, Donald Orbit's "Conversion" is ineligible, since it appeared in the Jan...
by David Acer
November 27th, 2008, 10:28 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Zombie Gripe
Replies: 37
Views: 9268

Re: Zombie Gripe

What if, in response to your trying to keep the ball from floating away, it turns back on you and beats you to within an inch of your life. That's a sequence I never saw Neil Foster do.
by David Acer
September 3rd, 2008, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Acer's "Gotcha!"
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: David Acer's "Gotcha!"

Thanks Ben. The book has also been translated into French ("Coups Montes") and Danish (couldn't spell it if I tried).
by David Acer
August 18th, 2008, 5:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: PCAM 2009 Pacific Coast Association of Magicians
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: PCAM 2009 Pacific Coast Association of Magicians

Any convention organized by Shawn is sure to be excellent - I wouldn't hesitate to register before the line-up is announced.
by David Acer
July 27th, 2008, 9:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scientists Study Misdirection
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Scientists Study Misdirection

An article on misdirection came out in the Canadian Press yesterday, but you might have missed it because you were looking at larger, more prominent news stories. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://technology.sympatico.msn.ca/news/contentposting?date=true&feedname=cp-science&newsitem...
by David Acer
June 30th, 2008, 9:30 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Carrot or Broccoli?
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: Carrot or Broccoli?

Hi Nathan,

Try Mike Allee's "Broccoli and Carrot" in the October, 2005 Magicana.
by David Acer
April 21st, 2008, 6:59 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Cardboard Metamorphosis
Replies: 38
Views: 18201

Re: Cardboard Metamorphosis

When the trick was published the write-up suggested that it may be the first time the stage illusion had been recreated as a card trick. Note that in my correspondence with David I did not suggest anything of the sort... He didn't - that idiotic statement was mine and mine alone. (though not quite ...

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