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by Mahdi Gilbert
April 29th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 18743

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

Ronnie McLeod is the name of a show I'm producing about a down and out magician in 1960s London.
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 29th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Hi guys, Thanks for all the comments about gaffs. I am working on them. I want to really sit down and decide on how to print a high quality deck consisting of 56 gaff cards so that they can be made really well. Will include Blank faces Blank backs Double facers Double Backers Split faces As well as ...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 22nd, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Ahh, I understand now.

Yes, I have plans for gaffs to be made available in the future.

Best to sign up to my mailing list to stay informed.
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 22nd, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Leonard Hevia wrote:A set of Gypsy Curse cards would go nice with this deck.


What is that? Also, I do not produce occult items.

My pack of cards don't have anything to do with that world.
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 18th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Ordinarily I would agree with you but I think it would look very cool with my deck is their were some oddities. But so far I have not encountered what you photoshopped. 3. Borders One potential concern you may want to consider is that USPCC is known for not being able to provide consistent printing ...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 17th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Hi! Thanks for your interest in my project! Here's my responses ( bolded below) As I wrote in the other thread where Mahdi posted this, this deck looks truly beautiful. I love the minimalist approach you've employed with the design, and the striking effect that is created by going with an exclusivel...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 16th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Hi!

I've updated the Kickstarter with new tiers and add-ons including my sold out notes.

I'm also going to be supporting this brand of playing cards by creating gaffs.

What kind of gaff cards would you like to see?
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 14th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slight Club
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: Slight Club

Ok, now that we covered the "Slight" issue there is still a book club and a studies in magic group...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 13th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slight Club
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: Slight Club

Hi,

I call it "Slight" as a pun because I don't have hands.

Best,
Mahdi
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 13th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201563

Re: ERDNASE

Hey, I thought this thread was spiraling out of control so to bring it back here's a first edition of Erdnase that's going to be available at the upcoming Potter & Potter auction: http://auctions.potterauctions.com/The_Expert_at_the_Card_Table__-LOT9442.aspx I hear if you multiply the dimensions...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 11th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slight Club
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Slight Club

https://www.patreon.com/mahdithemagician

Hi everyone! I've been wanting to start a Podcast, Magic Book Club, Studies in Magic group, and a Slight (of hand) Club.
Click the link to join. First meeting is this Sunday.

https://www.patreon.com/mahdithemagician
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 8th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201563

Re: ERDNASE

This discussion is akin to one you would hear in a loony bin.
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 7th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Magic Without Indices
Replies: 4
Views: 2768

Card Magic Without Indices

I am working on discovering lost and creating new magic using playing cards without indices with my new playing cards seen here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mahdigilbert/hidden-leaves-playing-cards-by-mahdi-the-magician

Would love to pursue any leads available.
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 7th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201563

Re: ERDNASE

Nobody can tell me by looking at these two photographs of David Ben's hands how tall he is. I rode in an elevator with him and know how tall he is. Anyone unfamiliar with him cannot tell me his height from these two photographs. This is just more bunk from Chris. If you have a photo of his outstret...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 7th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201563

Re: ERDNASE

Erdnase used Hidden Leaves: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mahdigilbert/hidden-leaves-playing-cards-by-mahdi-the-magician - M.D. Smith I discovered this by analyzing the writings and illustrations of every man living in the US in the 1900s whose names included the letters: s,w,e,r,d,n,a,s,e. I...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 7th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Leonard Hevia wrote:Alfred's accolades convinced me to pledge for one deck. It does have that nice retro look and will work great for The Three Aces effect in The Expert. I hope it's in poker size.


Of course it is Poker size. ;)
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 6th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

As i mentioned on the thread where Mahdi demonstrated his creative overhand shuffling technique, IMO, these are beautiful cards, and I sincerely hope the project gets the support it needs. As much as I built it for working professionals I don't think the magic community as a whole will support me m...
by Mahdi Gilbert
April 5th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can People Learn My Techniques?
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Can People Learn My Techniques?

Hi, I have a lot of sleight of hand techniques that I have devised with my genuine card manipulations.

Maybe this will be of interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhuBAaG7oOw


by Mahdi Gilbert
April 4th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 6790

Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mahdigilbert/hidden-leaves-playing-cards-by-mahdi-the-magician https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/020/754/245/60becafdc4b43e6582c8c8e7a520d9db_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1522702962&auto=format&q=92&s=0265be1ca0c19ac964d828fda9e7ff3a Hi everyo...
by Mahdi Gilbert
March 24th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can People Learn My Techniques?
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Can People Learn My Techniques?

I'm very curious if people can learn my techniques as I've met a few people who have had injuries or have been born with different types of hands/arms. Also, my techniques use principles that can be used by anyone but are unknown to most card handlers. I've made a tutorial of my shuffle. Please let ...
by Mahdi Gilbert
March 24th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Korea...
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Korea...

I have found very, very simple effects are extremely powerful if you engage the spectator the right way.
by Mahdi Gilbert
March 22nd, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Korea...
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Korea...

Another great clip from the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEDVRx_jpW4&
by Mahdi Gilbert
March 9th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Korea...
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Korea...

Charming Choi is really one of the great magicians alive today. What he has done for magic in his country is unbelievable and the audience absolutely loves him. I've only seen him perform close-up but he also tours with a big show all over his country. Really hope more people get to know about him a...
by Mahdi Gilbert
March 7th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Korea...
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Korea...

My good friend Charming Choi is leading the close-up magic scene in South Korea. I met him in 2012 at Escorial in Spain. I was shocked by what a great magician he is. Charming, funny, and extremely likable. He charmed us all. We stayed in touch and he invited me to come to Korea to share my magic wi...
by Mahdi Gilbert
December 5th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师

This is my first television appearance in China in which my magic was seen by over 270 million people. JSBC asked me to perform some Cardistry, Card to Pocket, and Oil & Water for The Amazing Magicians 超凡魔术师, which is currently the number one show in China (which means it's the number one show i...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 22nd, 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Show
Replies: 0
Views: 788

The Magic Show

I started a Youtube show called The Magic Show in which I have conversations with people about magic and other topics. Please let me know what you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeXGcLzG3gI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz-Mc-htl3Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vYiairhhoI http://www.youtub...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 22nd, 2017, 12:28 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Nintendo/Tenyo Deck
Replies: 1
Views: 2045

Nintendo/Tenyo Deck

I bought a Nintendo DS games years ago focused on magic and it came with a deck of cards with "Tenyo" on the box. Anyone know how many of these are out there?
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 22nd, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL

by Mahdi Gilbert
October 18th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL

Thanks Richard!

I would love to see the format done today. Perhaps some big-name magician in the US will do it one day just like Doug Henning did in his day.
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 13th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL

Thanks Justin!

Anyone else have comments or advice? Also, what do you think about the series being presented live on television and the acts so far?

Please share the video as it helps Luis de Matos get his show out to Western audiences and magicians.
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 12th, 2017, 5:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL

Dynamo & Patrícia Mamona witness real magic first hand! Mahdi The Magician shows proves to the world that Nothing is Impossible on Episode 2 of Luís de Matos - Impossível I've been performing this piece of magic for one decade as a tribute to Rene Lavand. Hope you enjoy this new ending, inspired...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 8th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 18743

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

Ronnie McLeod is not always trolling the forums, sometimes he sits down for a cup of tea and speaks about magic as well as proven by this tape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vYiairhhoI
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 14th, 2017, 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: My secrets are online
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: My secrets are online

Thank you Jaybo!
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 8th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My secrets are online
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: My secrets are online

I'm writing a whole book for the public called
Before Magic: Living The Impossible
I hope to have news in the coming months.
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 8th, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My secrets are online
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: My secrets are online

Thanks Richard!

They were written four years ago. It feels like a lifetime!!
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 8th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My secrets are online
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: My secrets are online

Thank you everyone for your support.
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 6th, 2017, 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: My secrets are online
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

My secrets are online

As many of you know, I'm not in the business of selling secrets. A few days ago I was contacted by a friend in Asia who told me my magic was being trafficked on the black market illegally in China/Russia & that PDFs of my notes were being sold for as much as $50. I was heartbroken because someon...
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 4th, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Casino Game Protection by Steve Forte
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Casino Game Protection by Steve Forte

Hi Richard,

In that case, let's make the final price $1750. Thank you.

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