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by Bill Wells
October 6th, 2008, 10:49 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Art of Deception by Chuck Romano
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

Re: The Art of Deception by Chuck Romano

Greg - that Wells lives in Texas. I am the one in Virginia. Scott and I have talked about it, but have been unable to find an ancestor we have in common. Kent - This one is not only about an interesting subject, it is well researched, well written, and well produced (Unfortunately, a rarity amoung m...
by Bill Wells
October 4th, 2008, 3:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.
Replies: 18
Views: 7765

Re: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.

... or as I probably should have said: If Antonio Romero you wish to see, Then WMS '09 is the place to be. The Mini-Symposium will raise the bar, with Biro, Palmer, and Benatar. Plus Romero, Thomsoni, and Latimer, A crew that is superb without any peer. Magic so great you will laugh and shout Regist...
by Bill Wells
October 4th, 2008, 3:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.
Replies: 18
Views: 7765

Re: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.

I won't construct a poem for this but, Antonio has released a DVD explanation of the routine. He has also re-filmed the routine itself. You have the option of listening to the explanation in Spanish or English. Rafael Benatar speaks the English version. Really a clever, different routine. ... and A...
by Bill Wells
October 3rd, 2008, 6:17 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Art of Deception by Chuck Romano
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

The Art of Deception by Chuck Romano

Romano, Chuck . The Art of Deception (Second, Enlarged Edition), Chuck Romano Magic, Aurora, IL, 2008. Hardbound with dust cover. 423 pages. $65. This is a unique book about the art and artists of magic. First published in 1997, the 550 copies quickly sold out. The first edition won the S.A.M.s Hen...
by Bill Wells
October 1st, 2008, 7:42 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Scary or Not, Here He Comes: Bryant on MUM Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Re: Scary or Not, Here He Comes: Bryant on MUM Cover

Absolutely one of magic's nicest people!

... and his taste in music and musicians is almost quite good.

Congratulations Steve on a well deserved recognition.
by Bill Wells
September 23rd, 2008, 4:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available
Replies: 19
Views: 4983

Re: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available

Scotty has never published anything regarding any of his versions of Ramsay's Coins and Cylinder and for that matter, none of the cylinders, caps, holders or wands he made have ever been offered for sale by him.

Bill
by Bill Wells
September 23rd, 2008, 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers
Replies: 45
Views: 5914

Re: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers

Mailman delivered the October Genii to Alexandria yesterday!
by Bill Wells
September 12th, 2008, 9:36 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Coin thru Box by Jesse Feinberg
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Coin thru Box by Jesse Feinberg

If you are willing to wade through the rather lengthly threads on the Magic Cafe, you will learn that there are considerable questions being raised about the advertising for the videos and effects offered by this individual and group. The two items I have reviewed certainly push truth in advertising...
by Bill Wells
September 11th, 2008, 2:56 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Coin thru Box by Jesse Feinberg
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Coin thru Box by Jesse Feinberg

In spite of what the ads for this trick imply, you cannot examine the card box immediately ... it can however, be "cleaned up" rather easily and then is fully examinable.
by Bill Wells
September 11th, 2008, 2:50 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Psyche by Andrew Gerard
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Psyche by Andrew Gerard

Gentlemen - I don't want to completely tip the entire effect as I don't think that's fair to the people selling this DVD, but I don't want anyone getting the wrong impression either. ... Richard is correct in saying "in comes the normal coin bent in advance" but he is not correct in mentio...
by Bill Wells
September 10th, 2008, 9:07 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Psyche by Andrew Gerard
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Psyche by Andrew Gerard

Richard Kaufman wrote:Bill, is the borrowed coin the one you bend initially?


Richard -

Geeze ... you are supposed to read between the lines.

No, there is a coin switch involved. I mean ... how else?

Bill
by Bill Wells
September 10th, 2008, 9:03 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Coin thru Box by Jesse Feinberg
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Coin thru Box by Jesse Feinberg

Coin Thru Box by Jesse Feinberg DVD 40 minutes running time - $24 available from Blacks Magic Group at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.blacksmagicgroup.com">www.blacksmagicgroup.com</a><!-- w --> . Dealers may purchase from Murphys Magic Supplies, Inc. (916) 853-9292 <!-- w --><a clas...
by Bill Wells
September 10th, 2008, 8:49 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Psyche by Andrew Gerard
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Psyche by Andrew Gerard

Psyche by Andrew Gerard DVD 26 minutes running time - $44.95. Dealers may purchase from Murphys Magic Supplies, Inc. (916) 853-9292 <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com">www.murphysmagicsupplies.com</a><!-- w --> . The effect is that a coin is borrowed and begins t...
by Bill Wells
September 10th, 2008, 7:40 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Write Angle by Jesse Feinberg
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Write Angle by Jesse Feinberg

Write Angle by Jesse Feinberg DVD 50 minutes running time - $24 available from Blacks Magic Group at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.blacksmagicgroup.com">www.blacksmagicgroup.com</a><!-- w --> . Dealers may purchase from Murphys Magic Supplies, Inc. (916) 853-9292 <!-- w --><a class=...
by Bill Wells
September 10th, 2008, 9:56 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20
Replies: 21
Views: 4220

Re: Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20

"This product seems to be getting shakier with each tid bit we hear about it. First was the reported implication or suggestion of resorting to crime to obtain parts. Then we hear about using 35mm film canister lids with "O" ring or gromet for the rubber - all cobbled together with JB...
by Bill Wells
September 9th, 2008, 3:12 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20
Replies: 21
Views: 4220

Re: Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20

Holy Moley! The wheels are coming off this review!! The DVD actually gives you an alternative to using the remote control car wheel using two 35 mm canister lids, some JB Weld and a rubber grommet or rubber bands. So it shouldn't be necessary for anyone to have to look for a "hard to find"...
by Bill Wells
September 7th, 2008, 9:24 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20
Replies: 21
Views: 4220

Re: Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20

Matt -

When he said the wheel "was hard to find", I assumed that was what he was suggesting, but I tried very hard to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Bill
by Bill Wells
September 6th, 2008, 8:58 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Master Coin Routine - a DVD by Chris Priest
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Master Coin Routine - a DVD by Chris Priest

Master Coin Routine by Chris Priest. DVD. $30. 54 Minutes running time. Available from many dealers. Dealers may purchase from Murphys Magic Supplies, Inc. (916) 853-9292 <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com">www.murphysmagicsupplies.com</a><!-- w --> . Chris Pries...
by Bill Wells
September 6th, 2008, 8:55 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Protons - a DVD by Chris Priest
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Protons - a DVD by Chris Priest

Protons by Chris Priest DVD - $30 running time 55 minutes. Available from many dealers. Dealers may purchase from Murphys Magic Supplies, Inc. (916) 853-9292 <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com">www.murphysmagicsupplies.com</a><!-- w --> Protons is a six minute sp...
by Bill Wells
September 6th, 2008, 3:18 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20
Replies: 21
Views: 4220

Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20

Build Your Own Card Fountain for Under $20 - DVD - $25. Running time; 50 minutes. Available from <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.Macgyvermagic.com">www.Macgyvermagic.com</a><!-- w --> . Dealers may purchase from Murphys Magic Supplies, Inc. (916) 853-9292 <!-- w --><a class="postlink"...
by Bill Wells
August 28th, 2008, 9:08 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Card cheating footage
Replies: 18
Views: 4770

Re: Card cheating footage

I don't think it was Frank Thompson, I couldn't smell the Rum River Crook Cigar.
by Bill Wells
August 21st, 2008, 5:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51
Replies: 44
Views: 17848

Re: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51

Geoff was one of our brightest and finest.

We are truly blessed that he allowed his genus to touch magic during the few years he spent with us.

My sincere sympathy to his family and my deepest hope that he has finally found true peace.
by Bill Wells
July 23rd, 2008, 10:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 2
Replies: 19
Views: 6148

Re: IBM SAM Day 2

"The event is still a whole lot of fun with lots of highlights - but I'm trying to be honest with each section as it comes. More often than not we whitewash reportbacks and just because we got to see old friends, mingle and jam we broadly claim that everything was fantastic. The social aspect s...
by Bill Wells
July 8th, 2008, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bill Tadlock has died
Replies: 9
Views: 3265

Bill Tadlock has died

I have just learned from Phil Willmarth that Bill Tadlock passed away this morning. Bill has been ill for some time and was apparently in the hospital in intensive care when he died peaceably this morning. Bill was a past international treasurer of the I.B.M. and well known to many on the East Coast...
by Bill Wells
June 19th, 2008, 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: July Issue of Genii Now Crawling Toward You
Replies: 38
Views: 5334

Re: July Issue of Genii Now Crawling Toward You

Delivered today in Alexandria. Is "Genii" in teal for this issue?
by Bill Wells
June 12th, 2008, 9:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fun Shop Cups and Balls
Replies: 22
Views: 6094

Re: The Fun Shop Cups and Balls

My marketing team is pervading the magic boards. I see that, here in Genii-Land, the cups don't carry the same level of interest as they do in the land of Oz. There's lots and lots of good stuff on card magic here though! This is a much more sleight-centric, serious kinda place. I'm going home, wit...
by Bill Wells
June 3rd, 2008, 12:16 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: World Magic Seminar 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 4950

Re: World Magic Seminar 2006

Why are we mucking about in messages that are over two years old? Although, I will admit that Craig's message does beg for explanation.
by Bill Wells
June 1st, 2008, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Biro's birthday!
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Biro's birthday!

Happy Birthday Birone!! Too bad we can't be celebrating it at The Inn at Little Washington as we did a few years ago. Be sure to have oxygen on hand when you blow out the candles.

Willyum
by Bill Wells
May 16th, 2008, 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii arrived in mailbox
Replies: 34
Views: 6433

Re: June Genii arrived in mailbox

The Regal issue of Genii arrived in Alexandria on Wednesday, May 14. Another outstanding effort!
by Bill Wells
May 16th, 2008, 8:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!
Replies: 42
Views: 5953

Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Happy Birthday Richard!!

Was that really you in white tie and tails in the last issue of Genii? I am impressed.

May the next 50 bring even greater success than the first 50.

Bill
by Bill Wells
May 5th, 2008, 11:23 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Visiting DC
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: Visiting DC

IBM Ring 50's monthly meeting is on Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria. There is a Metro Stop within walking distance. Meeting starts at 8 PM - many have dinner there starting around 6:45 to 7 PM.
by Bill Wells
April 3rd, 2008, 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IBM/SAM Convention Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: IBM/SAM Convention Question

What about some of those shindigs in Las Vegas? Dustin - not sure which Vegas "shindigs" you are asking about but the Desert and World Magic Seminars and MAGIC LIVE! have all been in the 1000 or less range. This is primarily because the showroom capacity is usually less than 1000. Bill
by Bill Wells
April 2nd, 2008, 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: IBM/SAM Convention Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: IBM/SAM Convention Question

Dustin - The largest IBM only convention that I recall was probably St. Louis in 1990 (I think that was the year without looking it up) which was over 1500. Unless some of the Get-togethers at Colon exceeded the 2000 number, then the combined affair at Louisville is probably the largest American con...
by Bill Wells
March 30th, 2008, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Head Genii Performs and Talks
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Head Genii Performs and Talks

The local National Capitol Ring 50 presented it's annual MagiWhirl convention this weekend and the head Genii was one of the featured close up acts. He performed a number of card classics and concluded with his handling of Cliff Green's "Phoenix Aces" - a wonderful effect that is too seldo...
by Bill Wells
March 20th, 2008, 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dr. Hooker is Coming!
Replies: 68
Views: 11233

Re: Dr. Hooker is Coming!

What is surely to be deemed the historical Hooker issue of Genii arrived today in historic Alexandria. What a beautiful job of laying out this issue ... now to the pleasure of reading it.
by Bill Wells
March 17th, 2008, 3:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Re: World Magic Seminar 2008

Well ... I seem to be dropping "n"s and adding "h"s ... thanks for the corrections. Psychic Tanya (Penny Wiggins) is indeed the Amazing Johnathan's "partner" who is subjected to having cards stapled to her forehead and other such random acts of abuse ... She will probab...
by Bill Wells
March 14th, 2008, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

World Magic Seminar 2008

Anyone interested in attending the 2008 World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas - April 27 through 30 should not delay booking their room at the Orleans. Our room block will be released on March 24 and rooms are on a space available basis after that date. Talent booked to perform and/or lecture for this ye...
by Bill Wells
February 21st, 2008, 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 14793

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Arnie got his issue in Arlington a day (19th)before I got my March Genii in Alexandria (20th)! They must be traveling down river on a slow boat!
by Bill Wells
January 30th, 2008, 8:33 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: John Carney is 50 today!
Replies: 26
Views: 4526

Re: John Carney is 50 today!

Happy Belated Birthday John!

... and in addition to the Preparation H warnings, don't eat those nuts Biro is suggesting, at your age, you may end up with diverticulitus.
by Bill Wells
January 22nd, 2008, 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 19626

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Genii arrived today in Alexandria ... strange that it arrived on the 17th in Vienna, VA - 5 days earlier!

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