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by Rick Maue
May 17th, 2005, 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks to Eric Mead...
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Thanks to Eric Mead...

Greetings,

I just wanted to thank Eric Mead for his wonderful review (Genii, June 2005) of my release, The Final Picture (a.k.a. Sabaroset). The kind words are greatly appreciated.


Keep the change,
Rick Maue
Deceptions Unlimited
by Rick Maue
May 17th, 2005, 8:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ordering from Bob Cassidy
Replies: 19
Views: 2664

Re: Ordering from Bob Cassidy

Greetings, It is not unusual for those of us that spend a good bit of our time on the road to be a bit slow to respond to emails, or even orders. (Believe me, I just returned home, and I will be buried with emails for the next three days.) Yes, Bob may get a bit behind at times (as do many of us), b...
by Rick Maue
April 23rd, 2005, 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Book Of Spirits Séance
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: The Book Of Spirits Séance

Robert,

Thanks very much for the nice words.


Keep the change,
Rick Maue
Deceptions Unlimited
by Rick Maue
April 20th, 2005, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Book Of Spirits Séance
Replies: 2
Views: 404

The Book Of Spirits Séance

Greetings, For those that may be interested, a few weeks back we released The Book Of Spirits Sance. The BOSS is not a book of spooky tricks. Instead, it is a complete sance package that includes the materials and the methods that you will need to produce a very unique performance. In essence, it is...
by Rick Maue
April 7th, 2005, 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VOICES On-Line Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 162

VOICES On-Line Magazine

Greetings everyone, It seems like it has been decades since we released the last issue of our free on-line magazine, VOICES. (It is just our way of giving something back to the magic/mentalism community.) Well, believe it or not, the new issue is now available--and you can find it here: <!-- m --><a...
by Rick Maue
April 1st, 2005, 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teller on magic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Teller on magic?

Greetings,

Thanks for the very nice words Brian. I am glad that you enjoyed the interviews.


Keep the change,
Rick Maue
Deceptions Unlimited
by Rick Maue
March 30th, 2005, 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teller on magic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Teller on magic?

Greetings, I have posted my interview with Penn, and my interview with Teller on the Deceptions Unlimited website. Below is the link to the News Page. Simply go there and click on the interviews where it says VOICES Archives. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.deceptionsunlimited.com/new...
by Rick Maue
March 23rd, 2005, 11:32 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: mentalism.blogspot.com
Replies: 18
Views: 1459

Re: mentalism.blogspot.com

Originally posted by crazymentalist: I agree with you, though I see that young people without good financial means are "forced" to buy pirates copies, not only in magic but in music, movies and so on.. O maybe you never downloaded anything from internet? A problem without solution!! My op...
by Rick Maue
July 15th, 2004, 4:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stranger than Fiction
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Stranger than Fiction

Greetings, I wanted to pass along some information about a wonderful show in the Philadelphia area. "Stranger than Fiction" is from the mind of Francis Menotti, and I recommend it highly. I thoroughly enjoyed it a few months back, and I know that I will be traveling from Pittsburgh to see ...
by Rick Maue
April 17th, 2004, 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Francis Menotti in Philadelphia
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Francis Menotti in Philadelphia

Greetings everyone, For those that may be in (or around) Philadelphia over the next couple of weeks, my highest recommendation would be to attend a performance by Francis Menotti during his two-week run at the Shubin Theatre. The show --"Stranger Than Fiction"-- runs from April 19th throug...
by Rick Maue
March 19th, 2004, 10:04 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Shattering Illusions
Replies: 33
Views: 25166

Re: Book of the Month: Shattering Illusions

Greetings, I just wanted to express a few thoughts about Shattering Illusions. Simply put, it is one of the most valuable books on my shelf. I agree with much of the book, and I disagree with a few of the author's views. But the key is that the book always makes me think very seriously about creatin...
by Rick Maue
February 27th, 2004, 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: DC5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Update
Replies: 1
Views: 235

DC5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Update

Greetings, The plans for our upcoming Deception Convention 5 in Pittsburgh, PA are just about complete. We have had a few changes, but here is what is happening. DC5 will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 3rd & 4th, 2004. We will feature lectures and performances from: Harley Newman Jon St...
by Rick Maue
December 30th, 2003, 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speaking of Ian Rowland
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Speaking of Ian Rowland

Greetings Steve,

As of right now, we do not have plans to come into Central Florida. I just lectured there in October and we may not be heading that far south this time around. But if things change, I will let you know.


Keep the change,
Rick Maue
Deceptions Unlimited
by Rick Maue
December 30th, 2003, 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speaking of Ian Rowland
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Speaking of Ian Rowland

Greetings Richard, In regard to the DC area, the only official booking that we have at the moment is at Denny & Lee's in Essex, MD (the exact date will be determined very soon). However, we are happy to entertain other offers in the area as well. Please let me know if there are any other folks t...
by Rick Maue
December 30th, 2003, 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speaking of Ian Rowland
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Speaking of Ian Rowland

Greetings, While everyone is enjoying the current issue of Genii (which is outstanding), I wanted to mention that Ian Rowland will be heading to the States in early April, and he will be joining me for a joint lecture tour in select cities on the East Coast. (We may even head toward Chicago, but we ...
by Rick Maue
August 2nd, 2003, 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seance 101
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Seance 101

Greetings Jeff, The cost for the convention is $30 for a weekend pass, or $20 for a single day pass. I don't think that there is special pricing for any single event or lecture. My suggestion would be to contact the producers and ask them. Here is their website: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="h...
by Rick Maue
August 2nd, 2003, 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seance 101
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Seance 101

Greetings, I wanted to pass along a bit of info that may interest some of you. I will be taking a brief break from my regular lecture tour to do a special late night lecture on theatrical seances (a redundant term) at the HorrorFind convention in Baltimore. The session is scheduled for Saturday nigh...
by Rick Maue
July 5th, 2003, 1:55 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Prop Magicians Are Boring?
Replies: 41
Views: 3224

Re: Prop Magicians Are Boring?

Interesting topic... I have never been a fan of prop magic, but I still cannot say that all prop magic is boring. (Although I personally find it boring.) To me, it has always come down to a question that I believe we all need to ask ourselves: Do you use your props, or do your props use you? In this...
by Rick Maue
July 3rd, 2003, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: South Bay Magic Lecture July 2nd
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: South Bay Magic Lecture July 2nd

Hey Steve, I have a West Coast lecture tour coming up in September. Even though my schedule is rather packed, I would love to add San Jose to the tour. I will be in San Francisco on September 21st, so if you think that your area would like to see some mentalism, some standard magic, and a bit of my ...
by Rick Maue
July 3rd, 2003, 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Garrett Thomas Lecture
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Garrett Thomas Lecture

Greetings, For those in, or around, the Pittsburgh area, Garrett Thomas will be lecturing here on July 17th. I saw him at Magic, Music, & More, and I was so impressed that I booked him right away. And yes, he is a great coin magician... But that description simply does not do him justice because...
by Rick Maue
June 23rd, 2003, 9:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lecture Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Lecture Tour

Greetings everyone, I am in the process of booking some additional dates for my upcoming lecture tour. The lecture itself includes material from my Book Of HauntedMagick and also my upcoming DVD and book, Occam's Magic. I will be doing several Midwest dates in late July and early August. I will be h...
by Rick Maue
May 8th, 2003, 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bob Sheets in Pittsburgh
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Bob Sheets in Pittsburgh

Greetings, For anyone in or around Pittsburgh, PA: Bob Sheets will be lecturing on Thursday evening, May 15th, and then on Friday evening (the 16th), he will be headlining our next Evening Of Deception. For details, go here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.deceptionsunlimited.com/menu...
by Rick Maue
January 29th, 2003, 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JREF event in Florida
Replies: 0
Views: 200

JREF event in Florida

Greetings,

I know there are a few skeptics out there, so I thought I would ask: Is anyone going to the JREF event this weekend in Florida? If so, drop me an email before I fly out Friday morning.

Keep the change,
Rick Maue
by Rick Maue
August 16th, 2002, 7:00 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic Book of The Month Club
Replies: 5
Views: 9381

Re: Magic Book of The Month Club

Greetings, If I could make a suggestion, why don't we have several threads, each dealing with a different book? This would allow a greater number of members to discuss their interests. In other words, possibly one thread for a book on cards, one on mentalism, one on stage magic, one on bizarre magic...
by Rick Maue
August 8th, 2002, 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some Questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Some Questions...

Greetings, As we prepare to shoot our next video release, it appears that the time has come to get some input from all of you. So I have some questions: 1. Do you prefer DVD's or videotapes? 2. If you prefer DVD's, but a title is not released in that format, do you still purchase tapes? Or do you si...
by Rick Maue
July 23rd, 2002, 11:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New video for mentalists and bizarrists
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: New video for mentalists and bizarrists

Originally posted by David Eldridge: Will this be available for wholesale? Also, when is Haunted Magick Vol 2 going to be released? Best Greetings David, Yes, our new Carlyle video will be available for wholesale through my distributor within the next month or two. Until then, they are only availab...
by Rick Maue
July 23rd, 2002, 9:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New video for mentalists and bizarrists
Replies: 2
Views: 224

New video for mentalists and bizarrists

Greetings, I am thrilled to announce our new video, "The Carlyle Touch" which features the magic and mentalism of E. Raymond Carlyle, the original seance medium from the Houdini Seance Theatre at the Magic Castle. The video contains nine audience-tested routines for the working magician an...
by Rick Maue
July 3rd, 2002, 11:23 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii
Replies: 136
Views: 39224

Re: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii

Originally posted by David Eldridge: I would like to see practical Bizarre stuff from people like Rick Maue, Gene Poinc, Tony Andruzzi, and others. Greetings, First of all, thanks for the nice thoughts David. (I would have responded sooner but things have been far too busy around here over the last...
by Rick Maue
June 21st, 2002, 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indulgent Poll Question
Replies: 43
Views: 3647

Re: Indulgent Poll Question

Greetings Pete,

I could be wrong, but I think that this actually could be a very interesting thread. Would you consider posting your comments?

Keep the change,
Rick Maue
by Rick Maue
June 21st, 2002, 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indulgent Poll Question
Replies: 43
Views: 3647

Re: Indulgent Poll Question

Greetings Jon, I have been away from the forum for quite a long time due to my hectic schedule. Now, as I return for a short while, I find you asking questions that I have asked myself repeatedly. In short, as a consumer, I prefer books. For me, there is simply no substitute. No electronic file or p...
by Rick Maue
June 3rd, 2002, 5:27 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 74
Views: 19628

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

Greetings, I own tons of Kaufman books, and although "Collected Almanac", "Jennings 67" and "Complete Works of Derek Dingle" rate among my favorites, I still would have to list "A Magician Among The Spirits" as my top choice. Since I am known as a bizarrist by...
by Rick Maue
June 3rd, 2002, 5:27 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 59
Views: 6662

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

Greetings, I own tons of Kaufman books, and although "Collected Almanac", "Jennings 67" and "Complete Works of Derek Dingle" rate among my favorites, I still would have to list "A Magician Among The Spirits" as my top choice. Since I am known as a bizarrist by...
by Rick Maue
April 11th, 2002, 2:14 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore
Replies: 63
Views: 6373

Re: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore

Greetings, I have been reading through this thread with great interest since my release "The Book Of HauntedMagick" is self-published. My reason for posting is to offer the thoughts that I had before I decided to release my material, and also the approach that I took once the process began...
by Rick Maue
April 1st, 2002, 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAM or IBM membership
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: SAM or IBM membership

Greetings, Paul is totally correct. I have been in magic for 37 years, and two years ago I joined both organizations for the first time. I learned very quickly that they are not for me. However, after witnessing a number of silly political battles, I did write an essay (that I have yet to publish, b...
by Rick Maue
March 30th, 2002, 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deception Convention - Review
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Deception Convention - Review

Greetings, First, thanks to Stephen for the nice words about our recent Deception Convention. It was a wonderful weekend thanks to the efforts of Simon Lovell, Todd Robbins, and Jamy Ian Swiss. The crowd was smaller than we had hoped for (we only had 60 paid attendees - the majority being from out o...

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