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by Richard Kaufman
May 9th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 15269

Re: New John Thompson Book

Waiting, out of necessity to take a REALLY deep dive into these books. That’s one of the pains in the neck about getting your own projects out the door!


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by Richard Kaufman
May 8th, 2018, 1:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 47
Views: 4260

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

I can't speak to what has caused the problem with the completion of the project. Who knows? The death of a relative or loved one can send someone down a black hole that can take years to climb out of. It's very easy to start lighting the torches and marching through the town (insert your favorite Fr...
by Richard Kaufman
May 8th, 2018, 1:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

The Magicana Book, which will include all of Magicana up until Charlie stopped the first time, is something that is in process. But it's an enormous job and will probably not come out until 2019. It is also a book published by The Genii Corporation, not one of my books. I can only do so many things ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 7th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 47
Views: 4260

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

I know Dave Forrest, but we are not close friends. I thought this was a worthwhile campaign and that's what I wrote. Sometimes Kickstarter campaigns go sideways. I've been burnt twice, but that doesn't immediately discount all Kickstarter campaigns for me. I like supporting interesting projects (som...
by Richard Kaufman
May 7th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 47
Views: 4260

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

I think that’s pretty obvious.


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by Richard Kaufman
May 7th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Joe, while I appreciate the thought, that's all pretty silly!
by Richard Kaufman
May 6th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

You're a little late. If you had made the suggestion back in 1994, you might get somewhere. :)
by Richard Kaufman
May 6th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Topit Thievery
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Topit Thievery

I know a magician in New York who used to use the Topit at the grocery store.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

The second is titled More Greater Magic.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Those who've read the chapter "It Could Have Been" in More Greater Magic will know that the title of Greater Magic was very close to being "Hocus Pocus Senior."
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6847
Views: 2007043

Re: ERDNASE

Some temporary bans will hopefully allow some people to catch their breath.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magicpedia
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Magicpedia

The problem is greater than that.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bikes and Sharpie Company in Trouble?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Bikes and Sharpie Company in Trouble?

USPCC has been sold and resold a number of times in recent decades. Their financial troubles are not new.
by Richard Kaufman
May 4th, 2018, 10:50 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magicpedia
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Magicpedia

I am unable to do anything! I have people I pay to do this stuff and they're working on it (along with many other things).
by Richard Kaufman
May 4th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magicpedia
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Is Magicpedia gone forever?

by Richard Kaufman
May 4th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magicpedia
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Is Magicpedia gone forever?

Checking ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 3rd, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6847
Views: 2007043

Re: ERDNASE

You guys are really trying my patience. Cut it out or you'll both get temporary bans.
by Richard Kaufman
May 3rd, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Or even, "World's Greatest Magic" ... oh, that was used already.
by Richard Kaufman
May 2nd, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

He even played "Caravan" as I recall. :)
by Richard Kaufman
May 2nd, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

The new material will not, at least at this point, duplicate the two Hilliard Notebooks in The Lost Notebooks. I may decide to include a few of the standout items from that book, but typeset and corrected, not in facsimile. The new material will not be presented in facsimile, but typeset as in More ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 2nd, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3437

Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

I'm please to report that I will be republishing Greater Magic later this year. Unlike my 1994 reprint, where everything was in one volume, the new reprint will be two volumes. This is because I am going to add several hundred additional pages to More Greater Magic, making it too large to bind in on...
by Richard Kaufman
May 1st, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1770

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

It's precisely not interesting. The book is being reprinted and will be identical to the first printing, including Johnny Thompson signing every copy.
It is now at its retail price, and it should sell for that price unless a few people feel very foolish and can't wait until July.
by Richard Kaufman
May 1st, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

Here's the full bit of information: The Genii Convention, October 2019 Arrive Wednesday October 2. Depart Sunday October 6. (Extra-charge workshops on Sunday the 6th.) Hold your spot right now for only $50. Early bird registration will save you $50. Refunds will be offered until June 30, 2019. Join ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 1st, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

Yes, there will be. I just haven't picked the date yet. It will be somewhere between April and June of 2019.
by Richard Kaufman
May 1st, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

The convention starts on Wednesday the 2nd at 4pm when the dealer room will open, exactly as in previous years. First lecture or show of the evening will likely be 7:00 or so. Plan to depart on Sunday the 6th if you don't wish to register for any of the workshops that day. (The convention will run t...
by Richard Kaufman
April 30th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video link not working for Magicana
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Video link not working for Magicana

That is a known glitch between your iPad and YouTube. Google it to fix.
by Richard Kaufman
April 30th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 15269

Re: New John Thompson Book

As a publisher you sometimes become the caretaker of someone's legacy. There are important things to take into consideration when deciding whether to reprint or not. The most important is the value of a person's work and making sure as many people who want to know about it can know about it. There i...
by Richard Kaufman
April 30th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot
Replies: 29
Views: 1496

Re: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot

If the difference (in terms of practicality) is doing the effect or not, which is what it boils down to for most people, then the more practical methods are better. Simple logic.
by Richard Kaufman
April 29th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot
Replies: 29
Views: 1496

Re: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot

There have been improved versions since then.
by Richard Kaufman
April 29th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 15269

Re: New John Thompson Book

Of course there will be a second printing. Really large demand for this unique set of books!
by Richard Kaufman
April 28th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Morrit
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Charles Morrit

Selbit was a genius. You should read the book Mike Caveney published.
by Richard Kaufman
April 28th, 2018, 12:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 15269

Re: New John Thompson Book

You need to Google around the internet. I suspect that there is already a copy being sold on the secondary market.
by Richard Kaufman
April 27th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green

Most of the book is quite poorly written. I'm going to remedy that.
by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green

Great book. I bought the copyright some years ago and will redo the entire thing. Have been studying it since age 14 or so.
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2018, 12:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 15269

Re: New John Thompson Book

We are just a month or two (I believe) from sending my 600+ page book on Theodore DeLand to the printer. It will essentially be the same size as one volume of Tenyoism. And as with Tenyoism, I will be reliant on the magical community to help me get this book published through pre-orders. I believe i...
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2018, 12:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DC Testimony
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: DC Testimony

This thing is total disgrace and a sham.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

No, he didn't reveal the secret.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

All credit should go to my wife, Art Director Liz Kaufman, who makes all the decisions I don't. :)

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