November 2013 issue of Genii

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November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Bill Mullins » October 16th, 2013, 9:36 pm

Arrived in Huntsville, AL today. Great article by Joshua Jay on Simon and Ginny Aronson.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Ted M » October 16th, 2013, 10:11 pm

Arrived in Madison WI yesterday (Oct 15). Will Josh Jay be a regular contributor?

Digital comment: I miss Max's audio column this month. I hope he returns.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Dustin Stinett » October 16th, 2013, 10:26 pm

Ditto regarding Max. I believe he's on tour in Asia. I suspect he'll be back for next month.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Frank Yuen » October 16th, 2013, 10:51 pm

Yesterday in the western suburbs of Chicago. Looking forward to seeing the video of the Aronson's act in the digital edition.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Bob Cunningham » October 16th, 2013, 11:13 pm

Arrived today in Irving, TX. I am looking forward to reading it this weekend!

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Scott M. » October 17th, 2013, 1:16 am

Mine arrived today in NYC. Looks like a great issue. Also was happy to see Josh Jay's byline on the cover story and sad not to find Max's column. I hope he decides to continue it. Haven't had time to read much in the issue, but the Angelo Carbone trick looks amazing.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 17th, 2013, 3:22 am

Thanks!
The digital version should be live as well.
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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Bill Mullins » October 17th, 2013, 8:28 am

The Copperfield interview says he's had gross ticket sales of $4 billion. That seems unlikely.

$4 b is $100 million a year for forty years. (Britney Spear's tour of 2009, the one with Ed Alonzo, only grossed $131 m. Do you think DC was doing that kind of business for 40 years?)

$100 m a year is 3000 people a day for 11 months at $100 a ticket. For forty years.

Copperfield is successful, but I don't think he's that good.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Magic Randy » October 17th, 2013, 9:03 am

Arrived in Los Angeles on October 16.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 17th, 2013, 10:26 am

Bill, I believe there were years where his ticket grosses were higher than your minimum calculations.
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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Bill Mullins » October 17th, 2013, 12:08 pm

Richard -- no doubt he is the most phenomenally successful magician in history. But there's no way to make sense of the $4B number.

You say he's had some years better than what I've calculated. Okay -- let's give him credit for 5 years at $200M per year. Where does the other $3 B come from?

His current MGM show is good for $50M a year (this year -- how much less were tickets when he started 13 years ago?)

In 2006, he claimed only a billion in ticket sales (a number which sounds much more possible) -- do you honestly think he's brought in $3B in the last 7 years?

Two years ago, he was claiming $3B. He hasn't sold $500M in tickets each of the last two years.

Copperfield is in the business of deceiving people. No doubt his publicist has taken a cue from the boss and is doing the same thing.

And again, I'm not trying to take anything away from Copperfield as a magician, a showman, or a business man. It's just that I'm an engineer, and when I see numbers, I check them out. It's a curse . . . .

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Jeremy Greystoke » October 17th, 2013, 2:17 pm

Picked up today here in Southwest VA. Might have actually arrived yesterday, but today was the first chance I got to check. Looks like another great issue.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Gordon Meyer » October 17th, 2013, 3:09 pm

Take heart, Bill, the IRS is probably listening to those numbers too. :D

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby AJM » October 17th, 2013, 4:43 pm

Bill

I think you've got a bit too much time on your hands - I wish I had the time to monitor the 'above the line' receipts of selected performers (and I'm a 'figures' guy too).

I think it's safe to say that everyone, especially in the business called 'show', tends to 'talk up' their successes.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 17th, 2013, 7:14 pm

Every wealthy person I've ever met gets audited regularly by the IRS, so I think he's covered on that count.
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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Steve Hook » October 18th, 2013, 1:36 am

Ha! Next thing you're going to tell me is that DC bought eleven islands in the Caribbean... :roll:

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby magicrobharv » October 22nd, 2013, 3:09 pm

Arrived in Minot, N.D. today !!!

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Anthony Vinson » October 25th, 2013, 10:19 am

Is it me, or are the contributions from Simon Aronson (I Already Told You) and Dani DaOrtiz more than worth the yearly subscription cost of Genii? Just damn!

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Chris Aguilar » October 25th, 2013, 7:10 pm

Electronic copy of the November issue is not appearing on my android tablet.

I did get the hard copy though.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 25th, 2013, 7:17 pm

Chris, the Android app was updated a month or two ago because of this problem. Did you update your app? Have you tried rebooting your tablet to see if it comes up?
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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Dustin Stinett » October 25th, 2013, 8:12 pm

Hardcopy touchdown in SoCal.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Q. Kumber » November 20th, 2013, 6:11 am

Arrived today in Manchester, England.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Matthew Field » November 20th, 2013, 8:40 am

Arrived in Hastings, England.

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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby Marco Pusterla » November 20th, 2013, 9:45 am

Arrived in Bury St. Edmunds, England.
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Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Postby NYCJoePItt » November 22nd, 2013, 9:44 am

New York City arrived yesterday.


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