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by Tom Stone
November 18th, 2016, 3:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)
Replies: 18
Views: 6350

Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Both routines are published in the December issue. :-)
by Tom Stone
November 9th, 2016, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?
Replies: 24
Views: 8000

Re: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?

Sorry! :-)

Stephen Minch just posted a few words about the merge with Penguin:
http://hermeticforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1611
by Tom Stone
October 30th, 2016, 2:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?
Replies: 24
Views: 8000

Re: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?

Denis Behr is the person who set up that forum. I set it up a few years ago, mostly to give Stephen a little surprise. He had mentioned that a lot of time was spent on giving basically the same answers over and over via email, so I thought that it might be handy with a forum where questions could b...
by Tom Stone
October 26th, 2016, 8:26 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Stockholm
Replies: 3
Views: 2835

Re: Magic in Stockholm

David Bestue wrote:Hi everyone,

I am from Spain and I have just moved to Stockholm to do a Phd in neuroscience. I am planning to stay here for a year.

Hello David! Email me at info@tomstone.se and I'll make sure you meet the magic crowd here!
by Tom Stone
October 23rd, 2016, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In the Mail!
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In the Mail!

Tom, it would be great if he could post it. Your article mentioned the reverse steering wheel bicycle. I presume you are talking about Destin Sandlin's "Smarter Every Day" videos. Destin works at the same Army base that I do. Haha, small world! Yes, it is the one! http://www.youtube.com/w...
by Tom Stone
October 23rd, 2016, 7:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In the Mail!
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In the Mail!

In Sweden, Johan Stahl and Tom Stone are running a magic university as part of an already-existing college program for which you receive academic credit,... Question to Tom and Johan: Since this is a university program, will we see articles, papers, studies or other original work coming out of this...
by Tom Stone
October 23rd, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In the Mail!
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In the Mail!

Bill Mullins wrote:I'd really like to see a performance of Axel Adlercreutz's "Ourobouros".

He just told me he found an old videoclip with it. I'll post it here if he decides to put it on youtube.
by Tom Stone
October 13th, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

lybrary wrote:I think Tom Stone was the first to raise the issue.

I was just surprised to find 13 Steps to Mentalism among public domain books, since Corinda died quite recently, so I asked.
by Tom Stone
October 13th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts 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 knowingly doing something unethical and illegal. It's not my fault you can't afford your own legal fees. If I had the money just floating around I would cover...
by Tom Stone
October 13th, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

The truth is very simple. If any of the people slandering us had a real case then they would take it to the legal system and have it taken care of. You know that's not true. More than 95% of this kind of conflicts are solved through peer pressure. Kalush isn't the first magic dealer that have ended...
by Tom Stone
October 12th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Mahdi Gilbert wrote:No.

Don't hijack my thread.

No one is questioning the quality of your work.

However, you did say that Conjuring Arts are publishing public domain works. Since this doesn't seem to be completely correct, it is not surprising that it has tangented off.
by Tom Stone
October 9th, 2016, 2:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Bill Mullins wrote:
Tom Stone wrote:Libraries are not allowed to make copies of the works they hold.


Tom -- You should read § 108 of the Copyright Act before you say things like this.

Ok, so 50-75% of all books in the US libraries are photocopies? I'm actually not surprised.
by Tom Stone
October 8th, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

I defer to Richards knowledge of copyright, however I suspect CARC's lawyers have taken a somewhat different position on the legality of lending books from a library via an online system like Ask Alexander. Most other pirate sites that circumvent copyright use the bittorrent protocol. Is that what ...
by Tom Stone
October 8th, 2016, 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Of course the elephant in the room is the fact that CARC is a library, Libraries are not allowed to make copies of the works they hold. And internet doesn't work like a window. In order to read something over internet, a copy is made and transfered to your computer. It not difficult to figure out t...
by Tom Stone
October 5th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18474

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

performer wrote:Mahdi. I see that Conjuring Arts have put out the 13 Steps to Mentalism.

Corinda died 2010. How can his work be considered public domain?
by Tom Stone
September 23rd, 2016, 1:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne and The Magic Circle Award
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Harry Lorayne and The Magic Circle Award

Richard Kaufman wrote:I thought John Lenahan got kicked out of the Circle for doing the series Stuff the White Rabbit?

Apparently, it was for showing the 3 card monte in another kind of show.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lenahan
by Tom Stone
September 4th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 56029

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Most of you don't understand nor appreciate the purpose of the blog, probably why you didn't buy the book. Andy is not a professional magician, he is not writing a blog for professional magicians, the ideas he writes about are not for the presentation of magic in a theatrical setting. Andy is an am...
by Tom Stone
September 2nd, 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4088

Re: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Getting a card to appear face up on the table, or on top of cards already present ... not trivial. A steal and slide action might do the job but how cleanly?

It is not too difficult if you use 4 jokers.
by Tom Stone
August 31st, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in Frontiers in Psychology
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Magic in Frontiers in Psychology

My norwegian friend Mikael Hedne just got his paper "Intuitive Feelings of Warmth and Confidence in Insight and Noninsight Problem Solving of Magic Tricks" published in Frontiers in Psychology.

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/ ... 01314/full
by Tom Stone
August 31st, 2016, 6:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Fool Us
Replies: 24
Views: 8909

Re: Penn & Teller Fool Us

David Moore wrote:I know we're not supposed to tip on this forum, but can someone tell me why Alyson Hannigan wears the same dress every show?

Perhaps for the same reasons that Penn & Teller always wear the same suits? Strangely enough, the latter doesn't seem to be questioned very often...
by Tom Stone
August 28th, 2016, 2:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stealing other people's effects...
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: Stealing other people's effects...

alexcsurko wrote:In magic, what is the point of publishing an effect if you don't want someone to use it as is?

There are not enough words on this earth to explain this to you. Either you get it, or you don't.
by Tom Stone
August 26th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Magic Path
Replies: 7
Views: 4510

Re: The Magic Path

Bob Farmer wrote:...and the English translation doesn't really do the article justice...

I thought it read fine!
Although, I did wonder whether the townspeople of Bizet used overhand or underhand throwing style in their Saint Guillermo celebrations. That could have been made more clear.

Tom Stone
Sweden
by Tom Stone
March 26th, 2016, 11:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You
Replies: 16
Views: 5541

Re: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You

Shoulder bags for men went out of fashion several decades ago. It's like doing a demo wearing a leisure suit, people are going to say it looks weird. Because it does . I don't know if the column is badly written... The video demo isn't performance material, but an illustration of an experimental id...
by Tom Stone
March 26th, 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You
Replies: 16
Views: 5541

Re: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You

I haven't read the column yet ( and maybe this is intended solely for buskers ) but I'll play the contrarian so long - we have a man wearing a handbag throughout the performance ... it looks 'odd' ... The column is about alternative solutions for people who, for various reasons, can't use the pocke...
by Tom Stone
March 18th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Max Milton's Direct Steal
Replies: 1
Views: 3704

Max Milton's Direct Steal

For many years I've been puzzled that I fastforward so much when watching magic instructional videos, despite being passionate about the subject matter. So, A while ago I decided to learn how to make a video which I can watch without getting the urge to fastforward. Cameras, lights, sound, editing.....
by Tom Stone
March 18th, 2016, 6:42 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Norwegian TV show
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

Norwegian TV show

From 1982 and 1992. With Finn Jon, Max Maven and a whole bunch of folks...
https://tv.nrk.no/program/FUHA03006882/for-tryllende
https://tv.nrk.no/program/FKUN25000192/ ... llet-aften
by Tom Stone
March 13th, 2016, 5:26 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Extra loop advantage for Siberian chain escape?
Replies: 6
Views: 2626

Re: Extra loop advantage for Siberian chain escape?

I don't know enough to answer your question but check out the Alan Wakening routine in his book. Wakeling's S-chain is a step in the wrong direction, if the stated goal is to make the Siberian Chain more convincing. An extra wrap-around might be worth experimenting with, but the risk is larger that...
by Tom Stone
March 1st, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)
Replies: 18
Views: 6350

Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Jonathan Pendragon wrote:I have submitted my card trick to the seconds. I await their decision and Tom's card trick, not necessarily in that order. He could concede the contest and save himself a hefty amount of humiliation.

I lived through my teens, so I'm immune to humiliation. Nothing will be conceded.
by Tom Stone
February 9th, 2016, 4:36 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Submitted for your Consideration
Replies: 15
Views: 9019

Re: Submitted for your Consideration

As far as I know, it was first published in Magic by Dummies (1998) and attributed to Aye Jay. From Magic for Dummies , p. 351: "You Can't Do What I Do is an old effect, brilliantly performed and contributed by Aye Jaye." That is a somewhat ambiguously worded. "An old effect" --...
by Tom Stone
February 8th, 2016, 9:11 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Submitted for your Consideration
Replies: 15
Views: 9019

Re: Submitted for your Consideration

I've seen several modern magicians perform it, and none of them know who to attribute it to -- it seems to be considered "public domain" (but may well not be). I've had people tell me, without attribution or documentation, that it goes back to vaudeville. It is pretty strange. Any new thi...
by Tom Stone
February 8th, 2016, 5:03 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Chicago Opener
Replies: 8
Views: 6193

Re: Chicago Opener

Ryan Matney wrote:But shouldn't the original trick be credited to Al Leech who published it first under a different name?

Yes, I messed up, and I don't really know why.
by Tom Stone
February 7th, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 15623

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

You certainly have to be an actor as a magician but not a TRAINED actor. It is a different art form entirely and should be kept away from magic as far as possible. I do take the point that Alfred made that you have to connect with the audience. I am merely saying that Nelms didn't know how to do it...
by Tom Stone
February 5th, 2016, 2:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason
Replies: 88
Views: 18601

Re: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason

Brad Henderson wrote:all typed by thumb!!!

I'm a bit curious about what you would think about the actual work, rather than the promo. I'll fund the purchase for you, Brad. What's your paypal?
by Tom Stone
February 5th, 2016, 5:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason
Replies: 88
Views: 18601

Re: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason

you made a post in a discussion forum and people are discussing it. You surely didn't expect everyone to fawn over it just because you posted it, did you? Your ad copy is poorly conceived. It suggests you do not understand what it is you are actually offering. That's not trashing something - that's...
by Tom Stone
February 4th, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason
Replies: 88
Views: 18601

Re: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason

The effect he's actually doing has nothing to do with the Bruno Hennig trick. What he's doing is a repeat card-to-cardcase, but contrived onto a metal "mints" box so he can produce the mints at the end. ah - that explains a lot. So many magicians have no idea what effect they are attempti...
by Tom Stone
February 2nd, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason
Replies: 88
Views: 18601

Re: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason

He's hostile to crap, generally. There is absolutely no need to ever show the box empty after you dump the card out. None. It's not an improvement, merely something to sell to magicians. Seems to have been in his working repertiore for at least 5 years, according to his youtube channel: https://www...
by Tom Stone
January 31st, 2016, 3:34 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo using 3D printing?
Replies: 25
Views: 9999

Re: Tenyo using 3D printing?

We operate an entirely paperless workflow and have been 100% 3D CAD based for more than 10 years, to say we are "conventional" is an odd definition of conventional. Part of the problem is that 3D printing for prototyping is an odd half-way house between true digital design and old school ...
by Tom Stone
January 31st, 2016, 9:50 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo using 3D printing?
Replies: 25
Views: 9999

Re: Tenyo using 3D printing?

In the 3 years we've had our own 3D printer i can only think of 2 occasions it has actually been used to make a prop and when everything was factored in it wasn't any cheaper than conventional sculpting or prototyping techniques. I guess that have more to do with being very comfortable and experien...
by Tom Stone
January 31st, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 83593

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

I am not sure that copyright law is that different in Europe than it is in America. I think there are minor differences but it is more or less the same. It have been two completely different beasts. In the US it was designed to protect the publishers, and in Europe it was designed to protect the cr...

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