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by Kent Gunn
December 24th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Library Howler
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

I'm just happy to now know the word, portaloo.

Thanks Damian.

Happy Christmas.
by Kent Gunn
December 15th, 2012, 11:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nice reaction
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Nice reaction

Some smart guy told him to start doing the bunnies. I suspect he get's women to unrobe during his performances; Lucky bastard!
by Kent Gunn
December 2nd, 2012, 1:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stripper Jig
Replies: 22
Views: 5595

Re: Stripper Jig

Wow, it took a while hunting through your webpage to find the link to the card trimmer page. It was well worth it though! I'd post a link directly to that page on Jim's website, but then you might miss all the other great stuff that's there. PS. Best deal on a card trimmer that works great is the Fi...
by Kent Gunn
December 1st, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stripper Jig
Replies: 22
Views: 5595

Re: Stripper Jig

Yup.
by Kent Gunn
December 1st, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stripper Jig
Replies: 22
Views: 5595

Re: Stripper Jig

Jim,

He does address the corner rounding issue. "Irish Jig" . . . can't believe I missed that.

KG
by Kent Gunn
December 1st, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stripper Jig
Replies: 22
Views: 5595

Stripper Jig

Not, a dance done by a scantily clad lass, but a card trimmer available for sale now. Eoin posted about it on one of those really obscure magic boards where only card cheats and gambling guys hang out. I know the inventer/manufacturer to be very intelligent and trustworthy. I expect this thing is co...
by Kent Gunn
November 27th, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Damian
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Happy Birthday Damian

He's not really that short, Ian, you're circus freak tall.

With that perspective . . .

Have a great birthday Goat. Listen to the tall guy, though; he's not a bad magician and knows more than a bit.
by Kent Gunn
October 18th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Argo
Replies: 16
Views: 2521

Re: Argo

I have a new hero and it ain't Rick Moranis.

Double snap.
by Kent Gunn
October 8th, 2012, 8:22 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman
Replies: 18
Views: 4072

Re: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman

Ian, ya thieving bastard, it was grand to meet you. Andrew, it was great to finally put a face to the initials. Richard, you looked busy. I know that when you run a convention you simply have no time. Thanks for the Bash. Since I've moved to Florida: Next time you come to visit the mouse, drop me a ...
by Kent Gunn
October 7th, 2012, 7:56 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman
Replies: 18
Views: 4072

Re: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman

The convention was beyond compare. Best swag ever. Got to meet the Genii staffers. Especially enjoyed spending some time with Mr. Goat, Dustin and Ian Kendall. Saw a slew of old friends from Florida; Paul Cummins, Giovanni Livera, Wallace Murphy, J.C. Hiatt, Terry Ward, Ed McGowan and Doc. Even a fe...
by Kent Gunn
September 25th, 2012, 8:43 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1st Edition Erdnase; Nottingham edition
Replies: 1
Views: 774

1st Edition Erdnase; Nottingham edition

I don't know if this vignette qualifies as history; it's certainly anecdotal. I recently moved cross-country; San Francisco to Tampa Florida. In the course of selling my house at 131 Nottingham Ave, in Redwood City, to a fellow magician, the strangest thing happened. The buyer; a good friend and col...
by Kent Gunn
August 22nd, 2012, 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dr. Gene Matsuura
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Dr. Gene Matsuura

Dave, If I knew more than your initials, I might be tempted to hook you up. Nah . . . just kidding. If you'll send me an email to <!-- e --><a href="mailto:kentfgunn@hotmail.com">kentfgunn@hotmail.com</a><!-- e --> with your contact information, the extent of your interest in Freer, I will gladly fo...
by Kent Gunn
August 9th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Need a roommate for the Genii convention?
Replies: 21
Views: 12061

Re: Need a roommate for the Genii convention?

Staying a Red Roof inn sounds smart.

I know one moron who is moving across country to be close enough he won't have to pay for a hotel bill.

That is dedication to the Genii Bash . . . I gotta go pack, I'm moving.
by Kent Gunn
August 6th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

Re: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering

Dustin, I hope I can get back as well. I will meet you at the Genii bash. I hope you can pick me out of the crowd. I have met your boss on a couple of occasions. I'll get him to introduce us. A grand time will be had by all. I suspect the 75th Anniversary bash will make other conventions pale in com...
by Kent Gunn
August 6th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

Re: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering

Holy Moley, Batman, (Yeah I know that was Captain Marvel's thing.) This thing is upon us. Some of our long-lost conventioneers are rolling in a day or two early for this thing. The back house, sans furniture is filling up with buskers, malcontents and lawyers. I hope they don't think they can cook b...
by Kent Gunn
July 27th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Card magic in Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Card magic in Canada

Bob,

What do you mean, Shaun Farquahar's there, I checked! I will admit his ever so important FISM win of 2009 is NOT listed. Now there's an oversight.

KG
by Kent Gunn
July 24th, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

Re: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering

And . . . Unless you're a rubber chicken, registrations are closed. We have no more room at the inn or in the lecture room. Kent Gunn The Golden Gate Gatherer. PS This is the last year I'm running this shindig. Those Genii-ites who've supported us in the past, rest assured that Dorian Rhodell, Thero...
by Kent Gunn
July 22nd, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Combo prop and book offer
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Combo prop and book offer

Larry,

How many books did you print, on your first run of Book of Destiny?
by Kent Gunn
July 19th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Interested in books about faro shuffle
Replies: 28
Views: 5769

Re: Interested in books about faro shuffle

El, I was waxing enthusiastic. Most magicians have had their sense of wonder surgically removed. It's sad really. For magicians, I'll settle for fooling the snot out of 'em. I don't always succeed, but on occasion I get lucky or find a process the magician hasn't seen. Get the Riobbi book, by the wa...
by Kent Gunn
July 19th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Interested in books about faro shuffle
Replies: 28
Views: 5769

Re: Interested in books about faro shuffle

I do regularly perform for magicians. They seem to have an insatiable desire for new twists and plots. I think if you're not working to instill some small sense of wonder for your audience, you're not doing magic. Working for layfolks, I do this version, which seems to work for magicians too. <!-- m...
by Kent Gunn
July 19th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Interested in books about faro shuffle
Replies: 28
Views: 5769

Re: Interested in books about faro shuffle

My two favorite tricks that use a faro are: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWjEBx8Hns">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWjEBx8Hns</a><!-- m --> This is Denis Behr's trick. (props go to Pit Hartling as well) <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.c...
by Kent Gunn
July 14th, 2012, 12:36 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: PCAM 2012 Seattle
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

Re: PCAM 2012 Seattle

Curtis Kam and Kainoa Harbottle on the same bill???

That's some serious coin magician talent. I sure hope I get to see those two someday. Congratulations to the PCAM talent staff. That's really impressive.

The card guys will have to sit at the little kids table this year!

KG
by Kent Gunn
June 22nd, 2012, 12:48 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

Re: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering

One of our performers, Wayne Houchin got a gig in the UK that was just too good. He was still willing to come out and lecture for us, because he's a good guy. Our thing is all about the sessioning though. His replacement is one of my personal heroes. I'm overwhelmed he's coming. His books, especiall...
by Kent Gunn
June 11th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wanda Sykes
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Wanda Sykes

D. When you write, "put down", did you mean like this? Scruffy, our cat had lymphoma, so we put him down. If so, then I'm on you're side. I, by the way, still have a playing card tie. My daughter gave it to me when she was twelve or so. I don't wear it much. Kent PS, nice use of the word u...
by Kent Gunn
June 9th, 2012, 11:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wanda Sykes
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Wanda Sykes

She said good things about the magician she knew, very good things. It was comedy. Most folks put clowns and magicians in the same box. Clowns have a long storied history. They have their own college . . . all we have is five books that make a college. If you can't laugh at yourself or your hobby . ...
by Kent Gunn
June 7th, 2012, 2:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Save 33% on book, DVD and props and shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Save 33% on book, DVD and props and shipping

Doc,

Does this have your cups and balls routine in it? I think it has rhyming patter?

Kent
by Kent Gunn
June 6th, 2012, 1:05 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

Re: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering

Gary, I'm not the web guy for the site. I see the confusion factor though. I had nothing to do with Dani's lecture or appearance. It's a separate entity from the Gathering . . . Never really liked add-on events. A huge number of people are excited to listen to him though, me included. His lecture is...
by Kent Gunn
June 5th, 2012, 6:37 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

Re: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering

One of our attendees is a photographer with a penchant for . . . rubber chickens.

San Francisco is 20 miles north of the hotel. It's a great locale for a convention if you bring the family. Lots and lots of stuff for them to do in the city.

It's exactly 25.5 miles to the Disney Museum.

Kent
by Kent Gunn
June 5th, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

2012 Golden Gate Gathering

This year we have: David Regal Lance Pierce Wayne Houchin Hank Miller Jared Kopf and Tony Cabral It's August 9, 10 and 11. On the 12th Dani DaOrtiz will be giving a lecture and workshop. This event is financially seperate from my convention. Should all be one giant good time though. Questions, ask a...
by Kent Gunn
June 4th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English
Replies: 16
Views: 4451

Re: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English

Richard, Your tip gave me the gumption to download the Ortiz manuscript. I couldn't figure out how to get the download going once I'd ordered it. When I decrypted the email they sent immediately when I ordered, via babelfish, I got this: If purchased any download or subscription to the magazine, you...
by Kent Gunn
May 22nd, 2012, 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss comment in latest GENII
Replies: 61
Views: 9240

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss comment in latest GENII

Pete, here's the line from the Genii issue referenced in the first post. In "A Letter From Al Koran" from the Pentagram, Koran explains how he began routining his initial stage mentalism show, and offers a strong and direct mentalism opener, including the opening speech for the act. All of...
by Kent Gunn
May 22nd, 2012, 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss comment in latest GENII
Replies: 61
Views: 9240

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss comment in latest GENII

Brad, Three things. It's often difficult to make sense of your posts. If you would give them a moment's review before you post, I think you'd easily see how to make your meaning clearer. This board will prompt you on spelling errors. When you invent words or use original spellings it can really clou...
by Kent Gunn
May 21st, 2012, 8:04 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: "Triumph Sans False Shuffle" (June 2012 Magicana)
Replies: 3
Views: 3796

Re: "Triumph Sans False Shuffle" (June 2012 Magicana)

Ah, Damien,

You and your oddball fantasies. For 20 quid I'll put on the chicken suit for you . . . again.

David,

It's a bit of a bother getting up every time someone clicks on the link. It's ok though, I certainly need the exercise.
by Kent Gunn
May 20th, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop meets Satan
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

Re: Sam the Bellhop meets Satan

Dustin,

That was shot at the Magic Garage. It's a magic workshopping venue, held . . .
In a garage. We do the GGG at a larger venue :)

et. al.

I thank you and San Francisco thanks you.
by Kent Gunn
May 19th, 2012, 4:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop meets Satan
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

Sam the Bellhop meets Satan

Warning - Warning - Warning There is profanity, crudeness and despicable stuff used in my performance. If you are easily, or not so easily offended. Don't watch this. I realize you can't see the values of the cards. Somehow, at this point I suspect it's not about the values of the cards. <!-- m --><...
by Kent Gunn
May 15th, 2012, 2:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Version of Genii's June Issue is Now Live Online
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: The Digital Version of Genii's June Issue is Now Live Online

I hear tell one of the tricks in this months Magicana is available for viewing, performance only, on youtube. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLH-ctrbQa8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLH-ctrbQa8</a><!-- m --> For the nicely written explanation by David Acer, you...
by Kent Gunn
May 6th, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: We Need Some Tricks for Magicana!
Replies: 31
Views: 25510

Re: We Need Some Tricks for Magicana!

Richard, I have buckets of stuff. Buckets. Don't know if it meets Genii standards. I'll send it off to your evil minion.
by Kent Gunn
April 26th, 2012, 10:18 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Davenport Brothers
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: The Davenport Brothers

Jeff, Sorry about the Google crack. I knew you knew. I'd call Byron Walker who has the largest research library I know about. He's awfully knowledgable and might be able to pull a title off his teeming shelves and give you the confirmation you're looking for. Jim, Civil War . . . Submarines . . . yo...
by Kent Gunn
April 26th, 2012, 12:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Davenport Brothers
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: The Davenport Brothers

Jeff, Google ? ? ? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.prairieghosts.com/ghostclub.html">http://www.prairieghosts.com/ghostclub.html</a><!-- m --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Club">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Club</a><!-- m --> I w...

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