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by Pete Biro
November 5th, 2011, 1:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Klosterman Salon de Magie Auction Results
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Klosterman Salon de Magie Auction Results

Any idea who bought the Malini brochure?
by Pete Biro
November 4th, 2011, 12:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 17322

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

Only manufacturing dealers by invitation. Fee a % of sales.
by Pete Biro
November 3rd, 2011, 4:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disecto gone wrong?
Replies: 22
Views: 3128

Re: Disecto gone wrong?

I guess the jerk couldn't fit his head into it.
by Pete Biro
November 2nd, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fire at The Magic Castle?
Replies: 54
Views: 13090

Re: THE MAGIC CASTLE UPDATE

Great work by fire crews. 120 showed up and most were covering things in plastic and moving things out of harms way. The fire chief called 'em all in as he realized the value of the memorabelia. Irika Larsen was there working for over 24 hours straight.
by Pete Biro
November 1st, 2011, 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fire at The Magic Castle?
Replies: 54
Views: 13090

Re: THE MAGIC CASTLE UPDATE

Milt said the "annex" Palace, Library, etc., is all OK.
by Pete Biro
November 1st, 2011, 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fire at The Magic Castle?
Replies: 54
Views: 13090

Re: THE MAGIC CASTLE UPDATE

by Pete Biro
October 30th, 2011, 1:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 17322

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

You start on the East Coast with all talent on a TRAIN... travel from City to City winding up on the Left Coast. Attendees can ride along and session all the way.

Now, my really great idea will be emailed to you.
by Pete Biro
October 29th, 2011, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dove Banned
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: Dove Banned

I kind of think the airline is right on wanting a bird in a carrier, not out loose.
by Pete Biro
October 11th, 2011, 6:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best rising card gimmick?
Replies: 36
Views: 8980

Re: Best rising card gimmick?

You need to dig and find the Paul Fox Rising Cards. Normal deck no gimmicks in deck. Nice houlette, simple handling.
by Pete Biro
October 6th, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mullica Auction
Replies: 10
Views: 2615

Re: Mullica Auction

Briefly, what did Mullica give for his reason to sell?
by Pete Biro
August 29th, 2011, 12:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: HURRICANE!
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: HURRICANE!

We are not even Close to Irene and we lost power yesterday for about six hours.
by Pete Biro
August 29th, 2011, 12:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My New Act
Replies: 14
Views: 2618

Re: My New Act

by Pete Biro
August 18th, 2011, 9:37 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Lorayne's "4 X 4 Magic Square Breakthrough??
Replies: 40
Views: 19541

Re: Lorayne's "4 X 4 Magic Square Breakthrough??

I am terrible with numbers and memory... so I have all the numbers written small on my fat marking pen, using it as a cue card.

No matter how poorly I do it, it always KILLS. Thanks to Harry Lorayne's published work.
by Pete Biro
August 8th, 2011, 1:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chinese Tightrope Walker Almost Loses It
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Chinese Tightrope Walker Almost Loses It

Reminded my of Carl Wallenda, who died on his attempt. He could have saved himself by letting the pole fall, but he tried to catch the pole and fell. His contract said he wouldn't get paid if he dropped the pole. That's why he went for it. He was trying to earn money to pay off hospital bills for hi...
by Pete Biro
August 7th, 2011, 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Guy Hollingworth...
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: Guy Hollingworth...

His show "Expert at the Card Table" WAS RIGHT THERE WITH RICKY'S 52 ASSISTANTS.
by Pete Biro
August 4th, 2011, 10:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Only in Britain "Paul Daniels injured in Sooty pizza-throwing accident"
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Only in Britain "Paul Daniels injured in Sooty pizza-throwing accident"

It was blown out of proportion, Paul is currently performing a the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
by Pete Biro
July 31st, 2011, 7:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'
Replies: 197
Views: 44990

Re: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'

NICE TO SEE SHAWN FARQUAHAR FOOL THE BOYS
by Pete Biro
July 30th, 2011, 10:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The (medical) reason why the Houdinis never had children
Replies: 41
Views: 13268

Re: The (medical) reason why the Houdinis never had children

The Tim Burton exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) includes short film made by Burton when he was 14 years old that is an amazing sketch about Houdini. Burton acts in it and it is really interesting. You must see the complete exhibit... it runs through Halloween.
by Pete Biro
July 28th, 2011, 1:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer
Replies: 21
Views: 5686

Re: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer

Jim, well thought our and thorough... You never cease to amaze me.
by Pete Biro
July 14th, 2011, 3:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 19915

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

I visited Slydini many, many times on my trips to NY and spent time with him in his apartment, went out to dinner with him, and there was never any indication he worked at a newsstand, or smoke shop. He made his living teaching his magic.
by Pete Biro
July 13th, 2011, 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ [off topic]
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

Re: Google+ [off topic]

The internet is taking over our lives......
by Pete Biro
July 11th, 2011, 3:04 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Linking Ring Crash Link Question ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3139

Re: Linking Ring Crash Link Question ?

My Owen hollow rings have been crashed and banged for at least 20 years and they still look like new.
by Pete Biro
July 11th, 2011, 2:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Have Anything of Note to Report About the IBM Convention?
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Anyone Have Anything of Note to Report About the IBM Convention?

Joe Porper told me a bit under 700, dealers did poorly. He was not happy business-wise.
by Pete Biro
July 7th, 2011, 2:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 62960

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Ignorance is bliss... that's why I'm always happy.
by Pete Biro
July 6th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Never Would Have Believed This ...
Replies: 23
Views: 5933

Re: I Never Would Have Believed This ...

Persi did a lecture at Stanford and invited yours truly and Ricky Jay to attend. It was based on his work on the order of cards after shuffling. He talked theory to the PROFESSORS in attendance (from all over the world). He then proceeded to perform a series of amazing card tricks. Then at a wine/ch...
by Pete Biro
July 5th, 2011, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aloha, Jimmy Yoshida
Replies: 11
Views: 3424

Re: Aloha, Jimmy Yoshida

Jimmy was one of the great ambassadors of magic. I always enjoyed time with him on our many times together. He will be sadly missed.
by Pete Biro
July 3rd, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gambler's Cop?
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Re: Gambler's Cop?

Dunno any credits, but it is the best and easiest move that I use.
by Pete Biro
July 1st, 2011, 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 15970

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Phoney names/handles... bah.... kick 'em.
by Pete Biro
June 30th, 2011, 10:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 62960

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Patrick: As long as the Castle doesn't screw up the Cobb Salad, we'll be happy.
by Pete Biro
June 30th, 2011, 10:43 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: REGAL RING CHAIN
Replies: 13
Views: 2638

Re: REGAL RING CHAIN

Right, Pete... too many magicians "think like magicians." I would add my old Army Dog Tags on the chain.
by Pete Biro
June 28th, 2011, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 62960

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

I dunno... whenever I go there it is crowded. I think some changes of late have really improved things. Those on the board I chat with are confident all is well on the way to "good".
by Pete Biro
June 27th, 2011, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Tommy Wonder

So sad to go so young... we used to go to a great Sushi bar in San Francisco every time he stopped there on flight layovers, etc. Great thinker/performer and a fine person... his legacy lives on.
by Pete Biro
June 20th, 2011, 2:24 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder
Replies: 23
Views: 4018

Re: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder

WOW... what a collection. Are these all yours Jim?
by Pete Biro
June 16th, 2011, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items
Replies: 27
Views: 5414

Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items

After examining "several" Chinese Rip-Offs it is noted that the counterfeit instruction sheets are on paper that is about a quarter-of-an-inch SMALLER then the legit U.S. ones... It's difficult to see any difference in the printing, but I finally noticed the size discrepancy. Products copi...
by Pete Biro
June 14th, 2011, 3:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Neil Patick Harris / Tony Awards...a lesson?
Replies: 19
Views: 4026

Re: Neil Patick Harris / Tony Awards...a lesson?

Right... when I won the Grand Prix at a PCAM and First Place at SAM for my stage act, I utilized a director... Emile Clifton, magician, actor and director.
by Pete Biro
June 11th, 2011, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joe Porper's new AmazeRING... quick demo.
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Joe Porper's new AmazeRING... quick demo.

No, not yet.... just getting 'em into production. This was shot with the first prototype. Email joeporper@hotmail.com to find out more.
by Pete Biro
June 8th, 2011, 12:02 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: The White Magic Convention
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Re: The White Magic Convention

I understand McBride's luggage didn't get there.
by Pete Biro
May 30th, 2011, 12:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcing a new event in Las Vegas ... 3 days of non-stop magic ... IMX 2011
Replies: 52
Views: 12406

Re: My take on IMX 2011

We have just posted dozens of photos on the IMX Facebook site
by Pete Biro
May 28th, 2011, 3:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcing a new event in Las Vegas ... 3 days of non-stop magic ... IMX 2011
Replies: 52
Views: 12406

Re: David Kaye Joins IMX

Hard to describe IMX as it was like no other convention. Super organized, unbelievable talent, great sessions, amazing shows, lectures and great international attendance. The HOT underground showed and worked miracles. I'm ready for the next one. Thanks Craig, you more than delivered.

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