February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Don Hendrix » January 23rd, 2008, 9:38 am

Arrived in Tucson, AZ yesterday (1/22). What a great issue! If this issue is not incentive enough to subscribe, I can not imagine what would be.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Steve Bryant » January 23rd, 2008, 10:05 am

This is one of the most valuable issues in a while. The details on how to do a proper Zarrow shuffle and the shuffle's remarkable history are must reading for anyone remotely interested in card magic.

My only disappointment was the confirmation that Teller plans to use guys as the witches in Macbeth. My favorite version of Macbeth was at the Old Globe in San Diego the summer that they used beautiful naked blondes as the witches (I think they were actually wearing body stockings, but we got the idea). That, I think, might be more appealing to the target audience of 15-year-old boys who like horror movies.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 23rd, 2008, 10:08 am

Oh Steve, you do have a one track mind. :) I bet your dream production of MacBeth would have Melinda cloned to play all three witches in the nude.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby John LeBlanc » January 23rd, 2008, 10:10 am

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Oh Steve, you do have a one track mind. :) I bet your dream production of MacBeth would have Melinda cloned to play all three witches in the nude.
You say that like it'd be a bad thing!

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 23rd, 2008, 11:46 am

Great issue folks,

Glad to see Herb Zarrow and his work get its due respect. Also good to see some advance notice on the Teller production of Macbeth.

Originally posted by Steve Bryant:
... appealing to the target audience of 15-year-old boys who like horror movies.
the demographic who like texting, type in shorthand and might possibly have seen the Dr Who episode from last season which featured Shakespeare as a pop star of his time... maybe. Come on - the good stuff happens while the drunken night watchman is getting up to answer the door - not quite the way horror movies are presented. ;)

However, this grup is hoping to get to attend a performance while the show's in NJ :)
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Asser Andersen » January 23rd, 2008, 11:49 am

Arrived in Copenhagen today. Couldn't put the issue down - the correspondance between Marlo and Zarrow is simply riveting.

On page 80 it says "see the six page letter reproduced on these pages", however the letter seems to be missing ?

A truly lovely issue.

And congratulation to Richard Kaufman on his 10 year anniversary as Genii editor/publisher :)

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 23rd, 2008, 4:54 pm

Rats! That six-page Marlo letter took another two pages in the magazine, and we simply ran out of space for the article (24 pages seemed enough!) so we deleted the Marlo letter at the last minute. We neglected to take out the mention in the text.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Robert Toomer » January 23rd, 2008, 5:00 pm

Arrive in Saskatoon today. Will read it as soon as I can.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Joe Pecore » January 23rd, 2008, 5:02 pm

Any chance that Marlo letter will run in a future issue?
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby David Ben » January 23rd, 2008, 5:57 pm

I don't have the article in front of me - I gave my copy of Genii to a friend earlier this afternoon - but I imagine that you are referring to a letter in which Marlo illustrated a variety of multiple cut sequences for getting into the shuffle, sequences that he submitted to Jay Marshall for the New Phoenix. Marlo used his typical mode of illustration - dividing the deck into four blocks (A-B-C-D) to illustrate the movement of the various blocks during the pre-shuffle cutting sequence. I had assumed that Richard was going to include a page or two from this letter as visual support material for the article but never expected for him to reproduce the entire missive. In my opinion, the cut sequences are somewhat convoluted. I understand, however, that some may be interested in this sort of detail and will consider various options for reproducing the letter either more fully in the Zarrow book or through an alternate medium.

Frankly, I'm pleased that many of you have the interest and have taken the time to read the piece. So, thanks.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Christian » January 24th, 2008, 2:49 am

Arrived at my doorstep here in Denmark (Europe) yesterday. For some reason, delivery of Genii is faster than Magic ;)

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Matthew Field » January 24th, 2008, 5:54 am

In Merrie Olde England today, via air mail. Can't wait to get into the Zarrow material.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby John LeBlanc » January 24th, 2008, 6:19 am

It would be nice if you could scan it into a PDF and offer it for download here.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Ray Banks » January 24th, 2008, 7:36 am

I received my issue yesterday (23rd) in Houston
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby magicalt » January 24th, 2008, 7:42 am

Arrived yesterday in El Paso. My wife and 5 year old son were waiting for the article on the Nientendo DS game,guess I will be buying the game today for him as for me Iam reading the Herb Zarrow article great stuff.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Grey Lerner » January 24th, 2008, 8:08 am

I received my copy on Wednesday 1/23. Chock full o' goodies!

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Marcus » January 24th, 2008, 3:39 pm

Mine arrived today 24th in Alexandria, Louisiana

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Tom Frame » January 24th, 2008, 5:12 pm

It arrived today in cold and rainy SF.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby John Bowden » January 25th, 2008, 5:57 am

Feburary edition of Genii arrived here in Ireland today ............... and on first glance it appears to be a truely terrific issue packed with move and shuffle "goodies", interviews and articles.

It must be a mammoth task every month for its production crew, writers, editors and printers.

Add to that ...............its always on time.

Well Done!! everyone on the Genii staff.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Andrew Martin Portala » January 25th, 2008, 9:57 am

Got Nov. and Dec. the other day Thanks.
Genii wasn't late. I order them. Just giving a heads up.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Van McGee » January 25th, 2008, 4:40 pm

Got mine on the 23. Just finished the Zarrow article. Looking forward to the book.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Alan M » January 25th, 2008, 5:18 pm

Arrived in Sherman Oaks, CA on January 22. The center spread came loose on my copy but in perfect condition otherwise.

For my money, this particular issue alone is worth the price of a subscription.

Hats off to the Genii staff and contributing writers.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Chris Aguilar » January 25th, 2008, 5:32 pm

Got mine a few days ago. Cover was stapled misaligned with the rest of the magazine, so it rides up just enough to make it feel really awkward while reading it. Great issue though.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jeff Shriver » January 25th, 2008, 6:51 pm

Hi All - just received my copy in the western wilds of New Jersey. :)

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 25th, 2008, 7:04 pm

I don't know what is wrong with the people at my printing plant. We are purposefully NOT doing 128 page issues so the center pages won't pop off the staples.

The February issue was only 112 pages, and the damn center page popped off on my own copy as well.

Rest assured that they know there's a problem (Genii wasn't the only magazine they produce that was affected) and are trying to rapidly fix it so they don't lose customers.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Kurt Eiselt » January 25th, 2008, 7:38 pm

The February issue arrived today (January 25) in Vancouver BC and the staples are doing quite well.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Bob Postelnik » January 25th, 2008, 9:07 pm

I finally got mine today, so I guess all areas of Southern California are not treated the same by the US Postal Service.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 26th, 2008, 7:24 am

Bob, it has to do with your local post office. The second-class periodical mail is delivered to them and it sits there until they decided that "today is the day," for whatever reason.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby DrDanny » January 26th, 2008, 8:58 am

Mine came a few days ago, staples are holding quite nicely. Kudos also on the paper quality.
Henry (cat)knocked over a diet coke during the night, and rather than hitting the carpet, it landed on the Genii mag where I'd laid it when visited by Morpheus. When I awoke several hours later, the liquid was still puddled on the cover which is now a bit wrinkled, but no seepage into the actual content.

The Zarrow article was awesomely good, both parts.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Ed Fultz » January 26th, 2008, 9:43 am

I received mine yesterday. Also in Southern California. Will probably sit down and read it on Monday. Full weekend of shows.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby John McDonald » January 28th, 2008, 2:00 pm

Arrived in Chester, Uk this morning (28th Jan). I am really looking forward to the Zarrow article by David Ben.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby SteveP » January 28th, 2008, 7:19 pm

Mine arrived today (1/28) in St. Louis.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby magicman1953 » January 29th, 2008, 11:36 am

Still waiting here in Phoenix hope my new subscription gets started soon. I had asked that it start with the Feb. issue. I think..... Scott B.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Tom Gilbert » January 29th, 2008, 1:40 pm

Still hasn't crawled to New Hampshire yet..

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby David Moore » January 29th, 2008, 1:47 pm

Mine arrived (NJ) yesterday.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby jaclem » January 29th, 2008, 6:42 pm

..once jay marshall was demonstrating the zarrow shuffle and someone asked who taught it to him...and jay said ,"Herb"

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » January 29th, 2008, 6:47 pm

Got mine today -- looking forward to digging into the Zarrow article.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Doug Brewer » January 30th, 2008, 9:21 am

My center page popped off too. But this issue is a keeper.

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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Jeffrey Cowan » January 30th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Ditto to Mr. Brewer's comments regarding (1) defective staples in my copy, and (2) the remarkable quality of this issue.
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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 30th, 2008, 4:32 pm

I've heard from the printer today that it's actually not the staples, but the paper itself. Because of the increase in postage over the past year, publishers have demanded paper that weighs less. That, coupled with rising paper prices, has led the printer to try different paper stocks--and sometimes this has unexpected results!

I apologize for this, however you can use the tiniest drop of glue to fix the paper, then pull the staples open, replace the page, then force them shut again. That's what I did with my copy.
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