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by Mahdi Gilbert
August 3rd, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Casino Game Protection by Steve Forte
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Casino Game Protection by Steve Forte

I have an extra copy I'm auctioning off.

Starting Bid: $1000 USD

Will sell to the highest bidder, who will also be responsible for shipping costs.
by Mahdi Gilbert
June 2nd, 2017, 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2200687

Re: ERDNASE

lol
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 9th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

We have a new book to give away from the legendary Robert-Houdin: http://shop.conjuringarts.org/store/pc/ ... s-c127.htm

Enjoy!
by Mahdi Gilbert
March 21st, 2017, 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 52 Lovers Volume 1 Unusual Binding
Replies: 3
Views: 2718

Re: 52 Lovers Volume 1 Unusual Binding

I'll buy it from you.
by Mahdi Gilbert
December 7th, 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Hi Prodigy,

Yes, it is coming this weekend. I have been hard at work to bring at you a book revolving around Christmas magic in the hopes that our readers can add some holiday spirit to some of their family gatherings and Christmas parties this month.
by Mahdi Gilbert
November 10th, 2016, 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts University
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

Re: Conjuring Arts University

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. Also, I have an announcement to make. I was just talking to David Roth. He is teaching a masterclass on coin magic, tentatively titled EXPERT COIN MAGIC as part of the Conjuring Arts University series, "Master Coin Magic". http://shop.conjuringart...
by Mahdi Gilbert
November 7th, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

After struggling with this ridiculous BBCode for half an hour I've finally figured out how to embed a video.

Enjoy! ;)


by Mahdi Gilbert
November 7th, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts University
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

Re: Conjuring Arts University

Hi Tom, Unfortunately this class is only live. We don't sell recordings of our classes as it is a private and safe environment and neither the students or the teachers want to be recorded. This workshop with Dani DaOrtiz is on a weekend, maybe you can get the weekend off. Either way, decide soon as ...
by Mahdi Gilbert
November 7th, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts University
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

Re: Conjuring Arts University

Thank you for your suggestion. I am always trying to improve the University. One of the things we are trying out which is new for us is online workshops, which is a departure from our regular course structure. So far, we've had a wonderful workshop with David Roth all on the subject of the Okito Coi...
by Mahdi Gilbert
November 7th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Conjuring Arts Book Club

Hello Everyone, Many of you know that I have created and run the Conjuring Arts Summer Reading Program for the last few years. Every week of the summer I would create a new ebook version of a classic text of magic and we would release it to the magic community for absolutely FREE. From 2013-2015 we'...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 14th, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Please delete my account.

It's pretty clear that I'm not wanted here.
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 13th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

It's ok. I'm done with this forum. I thought I would do a nice thing by reaching out to the members of this forum to let them know about a free book club. But you people have no interest other than lying, smearing, and slandering people. You insult me for no reason telling me that I'm naive and know...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 13th, 2016, 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Richard, you know I have a lot of respect for you with everything you've done for magic, but I do not believe what is happening here is acceptable. I post a topic called "Conjuring Arts Book Club" to let members of your board find out about a new program. And instead of giving an opportuni...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 12th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Why do you people repeat the same nonsense over and over again? We republish works in the public domain and we also have deals with magicians like Dani DaOrtiz, Lee Asher, etc to sell their ebooks as well. We don't steal. We aren't crooks or thieves. And I'm going to say it again. What you guys are ...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 12th, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

No. Don't hijack my thread. If you want to talk about magazines and copyright law create your own thread. Otherwise, there's no point to this thread and me posting on this forum. I created this to discuss the Book Club. Look at the title of the thread. Look at my first post. You guys have completely...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 12th, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

I told myself, I'm going to try to ignore all this nonsense (as I've already addressed it in my previous post), but what all of you are doing actually bothers me and disgusts me and is probably the number one reason I, and many other people who are serious about magic, don't frequent these forums. I...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 7th, 2016, 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Joe, all of our courses are live only at the moment. There will be no recordings made available to students or available after the workshop. As for the question of copyright that has come up. You can see our Copyright Policy at http://askalexander.org/ . On the bottom right you can click on Copyrigh...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 5th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Mark, Percy Naldrett, who wrote the foreward, had only one complaint when the book came out; that it was too cheap. We can only imagine his reaction if he knew that we are offering a brand new, digital copy to you for FREE! When we decide to put a book out as part of our club or summer reading progr...
by Mahdi Gilbert
October 4th, 2016, 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18892

Conjuring Arts Book Club

Hello Everyone, Many of you know that I have created and run the Conjuring Arts Summer Reading Program for the last few years. Every week of the summer I would create a new ebook version of a classic text of magic and we would release it to the magic community for absolutely FREE. From 2013-2015 we'...
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 3rd, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts University
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

Conjuring Arts University

Hello, I want to let the members of the Genii forum know about a new program that I'm running at Conjuring Arts. We have started a university because we've found that the best way to learn magic is in person from a master. Magic secrets used to be transmitted from master to student for generations a...
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 2nd, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 15180

Re: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie

Hi, I'm Mahdi. I help organize Conjuring Arts University. Right now we are offering a course on card magic taught by none other than Roberto Giobbi. In this course he uses his own books, namely the Card College series, as textbooks. You might be interested in taking a live, online course with us: ht...
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 2nd, 2016, 1:42 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Card Cheating Sources
Replies: 3
Views: 4369

Re: Card Cheating Sources

Hi, I'm Mahdi and I help organize Conjuring Arts University. You might be interested to know that we have a brand new course by one of the world's foremost experts on Card Cheating, Jason England. In the course he goes over many, many techniques that cheaters use as well as gambling routines for ent...
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 2nd, 2016, 9:37 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: DMCA Takedown Notice H*ll
Replies: 4
Views: 4477

Re: DMCA Takedown Notice H*ll

I wouldn't worry too much about it. The people stealing them most likely will never watch or read the material they stole. The same people will never pay for your product in the first place. It's unfortunate that it happens but their is very little legal recourse. Even 'legitimate' sites like scribd...
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 2nd, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 23171

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Thank you for your kind remarks. And actually I was very much influenced by Mark Lewis, he is very sharp and his criticisms are usually on point. The reason for my quietness is that it takes me a long time to figure out what I want to say. I very much dislike most magic "patter" as I feel ...
by Mahdi Gilbert
August 2nd, 2016, 9:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Lives of a Showman
Replies: 40
Views: 7038

Re: The Lives of a Showman

Looking forward to reading this when you lend me a copy Mark.
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 7th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 52
Views: 12247

Re: Laypeople

Maybe it's not so much the word itself that makes me cringe but that it is usually being said by people with no true understanding of magic or deception (who quite naturally consider themselves to be conjurers) who say smugly aloud, "This fools the laymen every time."

You know who you are
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 7th, 2016, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 18730

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

Tell it
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:45 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: performing for teenagers
Replies: 26
Views: 18203

Re: performing for teenagers

Some people just can't handle children and/or teenagers. If you know how to, great. If not, then forget it.
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: El Manuscrito in English
Replies: 10
Views: 6956

Re: El Manuscrito in English

I know that Conjuring Arts sells some English (and Spanish) El Manuscritos.

http://shop.conjuringarts.org/store/pc/ ... o-c135.htm
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 18730

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

I personally love everything that M. Lewis says and would pay to read his writing.
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 52
Views: 12247

Laypeople

How many of you refer to your spectators, audiences, and non-magicians as 'laypeople'? If you do, then why? If you do not, then why not? Personally, I find it to be an offensive and denigrating label and I hear it every single time I'm around a 'magician' and I'm very curious as to why people in the...
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism For Children
Replies: 13
Views: 5646

Re: Mentalism For Children

Great idea if it's bedtime because the only thing you'll do performing mentalism for children is put them to sleep.
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Is Your Opener...
Replies: 30
Views: 7213

Re: What Is Your Opener...

Hello
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic film on Kickstarter.
Replies: 3
Views: 2187

Re: Magic film on Kickstarter.

Really hoping that this gets funded! Who wouldn't want to see Rob Zabrecky in another film?
by Mahdi Gilbert
May 5th, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Custom Tenyo Products
Replies: 16
Views: 7234

Custom Tenyo Products

Hi Everyone, I really like Tenyo products. I think most of them are absolutely ingenious. The only reason I don't perform Tenyo items is because of the material and look of most of their products (plastic and colorful). Is there someone at Tenyo or on here who makes custom Tenyo orders out of differ...

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