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by P.T.Widdle
September 3rd, 2009, 1:00 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Brick and Morter Magic Shop Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 2762

Re: Brick and Morter Magic Shop Guide

This thread seems like a good place to mention that I just created a 3D model of the Magic Arts Studio in Watertown, MA that is now included in Google Earth. If you search for the shop and turn on the 3D layer, you will see the model.

Is this a first for brick and mortar magic shops in cyberspace?
by P.T.Widdle
September 1st, 2009, 11:37 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Square Circle IS a Classic!
Replies: 69
Views: 14145

The Square Circle IS a Classic!

For the most part I always enjoy Jamie Ian Swiss's book reviews, and I think very highly of him as a magician. He does not hold back with his opinions and that usually makes for thoughtful and interesting reviews. It is one of those opinions that I take issue with in his current review of Master Pay...
by P.T.Widdle
May 2nd, 2009, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Calvert
Replies: 14
Views: 4221

Re: John Calvert

Thanks everyone for all the information. I had no idea a living legend like this was still performing and lecturing. My ignorance allows me to make these "discoveries" from time to time, and it feels great.

I wish him well on his recovery.
by P.T.Widdle
May 1st, 2009, 8:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Calvert
Replies: 14
Views: 4221

John Calvert

My cousin saw John Calvert perform last night in NYC and said he was amazing. Calvert is 98 years old and is scheduled to play the London Palladium for his 100th birthday. He was an actor back in the 40s and 50s before becoming a magician, but really who is this guy? Has Genii done a story on him?
by P.T.Widdle
April 14th, 2009, 3:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's New Stage Show
Replies: 13
Views: 3825

Re: Ricky Jay's New Stage Show

I saw the show last Friday. It was my fourth time seeing Ricky Jay. I saw 52 Assistants twice, On the Stem once, and now Rogue's Gallery. Of course I enjoyed it. What's nice about this show is that it is different each time, so there probably won't be too many spoilers here. Projected on a large scr...
by P.T.Widdle
December 6th, 2008, 1:27 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Tragedy Tray - David Merry - Description is NOT accurate
Replies: 8
Views: 3717

Re: Tragedy Tray - David Merry - Description is NOT accurate

The first thing that struck me when I read the ad was not that there might be some electrical shock to the volunteer (troubling as that is), but that the whole premise of the item is to make the volunteer look and feel foolish. I thought the prevailing wisdom nowadays was to avoid that sort of magic.
by P.T.Widdle
August 20th, 2008, 1:12 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: No more cash?
Replies: 3
Views: 2323

No more cash?

I bought a small toy for my son the other day that cost one dollar. I didn't have any cash on me, so the clerk offered to take my credit card. He said they they had no minimum. He also told me that most stores these days have no minimum, and that he and most everyone he knew didn't carry cash most o...
by P.T.Widdle
June 19th, 2008, 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One-Trick DVDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

One-Trick DVDs

In the July Genii Speaks column, Richard talks about the insanity of of buying one-trick DVDs. "Why in the world would someone pay $30 for a DVD that teaches one trick when you can buy a book that teaches 25 or 30 tricks for $10 more...Are the people out there buying magic that incredibly naive...
by P.T.Widdle
June 19th, 2008, 12:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Harper's Magazine
Replies: 30
Views: 7364

Re: Harper's Magazine

In addition to the FISM article, which I found to be even more gripping than Celebracadabra, there's also a fascinating piece about classic video game champions, specifically Billy Mitchel, who played the perfect Pac-Man game - getting all the dots and fruit on all 200 plus levels with only one man....
by P.T.Widdle
June 18th, 2008, 9:40 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Harper's Magazine
Replies: 30
Views: 7364

Re: Harper's Magazine

Kind of surprised this article hasn't generated any discussion yet. It was a great read.
by P.T.Widdle
May 1st, 2008, 3:16 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: strat-o-sphere box
Replies: 6
Views: 2818

Re: strat-o-sphere box

Sorry. Magic Apple already found one for me.

Thank you for the offer.
by P.T.Widdle
May 1st, 2008, 11:55 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: strat-o-sphere box
Replies: 6
Views: 2818

Re: strat-o-sphere box

I found one in the Collector's Marketplace. I plan on using it to vanish another object. With some minor modifications I think it will be effective for my purposes. I'll be able to show both doors front and back before and after the vanish.

Thanks for the information.
by P.T.Widdle
April 30th, 2008, 2:02 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: strat-o-sphere box
Replies: 6
Views: 2818

strat-o-sphere box

Hi. I realize many magicians don't like the vanish box that comes with the Strat-o-Sphere trick, but I happen to be need of this particular item. Just wondering if anyone is willing to part with one. Thanks. PS - I posted this in Collector's Marketplace, but seeing as this is a Children's Entertainm...
by P.T.Widdle
April 30th, 2008, 1:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Strat-o-sphere - box only
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Wanted: Strat-o-sphere - box only

Hi.

I realize many magicians don't like the vanish box that comes with the Strat-o-Sphere trick, but I happen to be need of this particular item. Just wondering if anyone is willing to part with one.

Thanks.

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