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by Spellbinder
April 27th, 2005, 2:22 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Will Mentalism Face Extinction in the next 50 years?
Replies: 32
Views: 3399

Re: Will Mentalism Face Extinction in the next 50 years?

Professor Spellbinder (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicnook.com">http://www.magicnook.com</a><!-- m -->) addresses this topic in an article in The Wizards' Journal #3. The specific article is called Rhine Outdone, and while the methods he uses are in every mentalist's repertoire,...
by Spellbinder
April 27th, 2005, 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: The Wizards' Journal
Replies: 0
Views: 539

The Wizards' Journal

Issue # 3 of The Wizards' Journal is available on-line at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicnook.com">http://www.magicnook.com</a><!-- m --> Professor Spellbinder, author and publisher of the Journal, started the Journal in 2003, but then became ill and was not able to keep up with...
by Spellbinder
April 27th, 2005, 1:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: PVC Pipe & Dollar Store Illusions
Replies: 2
Views: 693

PVC Pipe & Dollar Store Illusions

My newest book, "PVC Pipe & Dollar Store Illusions for the REALLY, REALLY Cheap Illusionist," is being published as an e-book with the new concept of flexible publishing made possible by the Internet. I have completed BOOK 1 which is available as a pdf file, but now, as BOOK 2 is being...
by Spellbinder
September 22nd, 2003, 8:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Autumn!
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Happy Autumn!

The trees are just beginning to turn their autumn colors here at the American Turkey Buzzard Academy, high in the mountains. I want to wish a Happy Mahon (Autumn) to all as we begin our solar journey to my favorite holiday... Halloween... on October 31st. We begin decorating early at the Academy, be...
by Spellbinder
July 26th, 2003, 6:15 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Dove to silk originator?
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: Dove to silk originator?

Never mind. I put the question to the boys at the Magic Cafe and they came through in fine style, telling me that Channing Pollock was the originator of the vanish (of course! How could I forget?).
by Spellbinder
July 25th, 2003, 10:01 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Dove to silk originator?
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Dove to silk originator?

Does anyone know the first magician to use tails to perform the dove to silk transformation? I thought for sure the answer would be in Adair's Dove Encyclopedia or in Tarbell, but no luck.
by Spellbinder
July 11th, 2003, 9:57 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Seeking Magic Innovators
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Seeking Magic Innovators

This is a Web business arrangement, not a freebie, so if you are not interested in making money from your magical innovations or inventions, don't bother to go further. If interested, you must be able to provide write-ups on 12 original effects, submitting 1 per month for the next year. You must als...
by Spellbinder
July 9th, 2003, 8:03 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Wizards' Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: The Wizards' Journal

I'm not interested in debating everyone point by point about my site ( <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicnook.com">http://www.magicnook.com</a><!-- m --> ). You either like it or you don't, and if you don't you won't be back and you certainly won't be spending any money, so it's no...
by Spellbinder
July 8th, 2003, 10:31 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Wizards' Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: The Wizards' Journal

I knew my site would draw out a few dementors (see Harry Potter Book #3) but I am pleased that so far there have been so few of them. I haven't heard from all of the visitors who actually went to my site and READ The Wizard's Journal, but the ones who responded afterwards seemed to be looking forwar...
by Spellbinder
July 5th, 2003, 7:37 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Wizards' Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

The Wizards' Journal

A new on-line e-magazine devoted to Magik, Witchcraft and Wizardry is about to debut at The Magic Nook ( <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicnook.com">http://www.magicnook.com</a><!-- m --> ) and I'd like to invite all Genii Forum fans to get a free look at the first issue (July 2003...
by Spellbinder
June 21st, 2003, 6:56 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Happy Summer Solstice!
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Happy Summer Solstice!

To all Magicians, Wizards, Witches and Warlocks around the world, Happy Summer Solstice from all of here at The Magic Nook ( http://www.magicnook.com ). :)
by Spellbinder
December 4th, 2002, 5:54 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Wizard Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: 'Tis the Season for Wizard Magic

Originally posted by Jason Rowland: Thanks Jim! Great post! Fun ideas. By the way, did you like the 2nd Harry movie? Yes, and now I'm adding the flash book to my magic line (the diary) along with some invisible/appearing writing effects. I'm looking for a giant snake. Hmmmm... Basilisk in the Baske...
by Spellbinder
December 1st, 2002, 7:04 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: New Illusion
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: New Illusion

Send me the videotape and I'll convert it to a DVD. E-mail me if interested.

magicnook@yahoo.com
by Spellbinder
December 1st, 2002, 6:59 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Wizard Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: 'Tis the Season for Wizard Magic

Originally posted by Jason Rowland: I've been picking off the red ornaments and switching them out for billard balls and sponge balls. If you'd like a couple of effects with ACTUAL ornaments (instead of switching them), try making up a mesh net Egg Bag Christmas Stocking. It looks just like those n...
by Spellbinder
November 20th, 2002, 8:47 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Wizard Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 578

'Tis the Season for Wizard Magic

Many years ago, I wrote an annual series of articles for Genii each December on how to turn ordinary effects into holiday effects (at the time, there werent many seasonal effects available). Now Im having a blast turning many common magical effects into the kinds of things that might turn up at Hogw...
by Spellbinder
November 16th, 2002, 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Now the pot is beginning to boil! I liked the reference to Coca Cola, but I don't have that problem. If I make a reference to Coke in my show, it's because I want to make the reference and use something kids are familiar with, not because I have to get paid by someone to do it. I'm the one in charge...
by Spellbinder
November 14th, 2002, 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Peter Marucci:
Jim,
Click on "post reply" at the top of the page.
When the message blank appears, scroll down and the thingees are there.
Thanks, Peter! :( :D ;) :p :eek: :) :cool:
by Spellbinder
November 14th, 2002, 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Scott Ocheltree: Do you have any Spiderman or Star Wars items? As a matter of fact... In my own children's act, I did a variation on a UF Grant illusion called the Farmer and the Witch, only I had Darth Vader change places with Princess Leia. But that was when the movie was fir...
by Spellbinder
November 13th, 2002, 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Peter Marucci: Well, I do, so now you've heard of one. :D As well as dozens of others who have posted entire routines on digest like Ring2100 and SAMtalk on the 'net. cheers, Peter Marucci showtimecol@aol.com Well, you could have said so in your earlier post. Anyway, I'm glad t...
by Spellbinder
November 13th, 2002, 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Scott Ocheltree: [QB] ... many young readers will never have a chance to make their own images of Harry's world. QB] It ain't necessarily so. My grandson got hooked on Harry Potter by first seeing the movie. Then he read the book and discovered that it was different from the mo...
by Spellbinder
November 13th, 2002, 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Pete Biro: Reading the books allows one's imagination to run wild... the movies take that away... tsk tsk :( But no one forces a person to either read the books or look at the movies. I've done both and my imagination is still running wild. What about movies that weren't made f...
by Spellbinder
November 13th, 2002, 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Scott Ocheltree: My word! There's nothing wrong with advertising, but you should call it an ad and pay Mr. Kaufman for the space it takes up. On top of that, what you are selling is very un-original. I hope that someday you find a wonderful idea of your own that makes you the k...
by Spellbinder
November 12th, 2002, 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Dave Egleston: I had a long drive today for work - (What kind of company has their veterans work on 11/11?)- While I was driving it occurred to me why "We magicians are (ignoring?) Harry Potter - NOT A SINGLE CARD TRICK - In the books or the movie!! Dave Well, we have the ...
by Spellbinder
November 12th, 2002, 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Peter Marucci: A great many magicians, I suspect, have not "ignored" the Harry Potter phenomenon; in fact, if anything, the field is getting a bit over-crowded. There are many, many children's performers who have changed some or all of their acts to fit the Potter phe...
by Spellbinder
November 11th, 2002, 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Brian Wendell Morton: Many magicians are workaday pros -- kid shows, restaurant gigs, whatever gets the calls to come in and the gigs booked. Gotta pay the mortgage. But I think we need to think long and hard before sacrificing "art" to commerce. brian :cool: I find y...
by Spellbinder
November 11th, 2002, 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Dave Egleston: I live in the Outer Siberia of magic and I've seen about 5-6 ads for Potter-like magic shows for kids by the few magicians that work around here - Are you sure you weren't just trying to put an ad for your new website on the Genii forum - By the way I've read all...
by Spellbinder
November 11th, 2002, 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Alain Roy: Of course, be careful not to infringe on the intellectual property of J. K. Rowling or the book/movie publishers. Making money off of their intellectual property is not only a bit tacky, but it may get you in trouble. Of course, figuring out how to take advantage of ...
by Spellbinder
November 11th, 2002, 6:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Tom Dobrowolski: And just a suggestion, you may want to take a look at the "is a good website important" thread in the "Marketing and Magic Business" topic. I'm glad to hear that others have been paying attention to HP and friends. Maybe I'm the one with my ...
by Spellbinder
November 8th, 2002, 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Ignoring Harry Potter

It seems to me that the world of professional magicians is ignoring the Harry Potter phenomenon that is sweeping the world of children (and adults). With the arrival of the second film in what will probably be a long series of Harry Potter this and Harry Potter that, wed better get with it or get le...

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