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September Issue of Genii In the Mail! Have you Received your Copy?

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 17th, 2010, 12:28 am

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The September issue of Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine, now in its 74th year of publication, is in the mail!

Our cover story focuses on a magician who has performed for more people in the last two years than anyone else in the world: Alex Ramon, the ringmaster for Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus's production of Zing Zang Zoom, the first magic circus produced by The Greatest Show on Earth. Jim Steinmeyer, the creator of all the illusions for the show, is the perfect person to profile Alex Ramon, with whom he has worked very closely on not only this show, but also "Disney Live: Mickey's Magic Show" several years ago.

We've had quite a bit of magic on TV in the USA lately, and Jamy Ian Swiss details the moment-by-moment experience of performing on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, while Steve Cohen takes us behind the scenes for his preparations to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Richard Kaufman contributes his editor's comments in Genii Speaks.

Jon Racherbaumer discusses the latest appearances of magic in books and media in On the Slant.

Roberto Giobbi explains several "No-Deck Switches" in his wonderful Genii Session.

Al Cohen continues his Memoirs of a Magic Dealer.

Eugene Burger talks with the inimitable Max Maven in The Showmanship Interviews.

David Acer brings us a Magicana full of great tricks including a mystifying new coin plot by Yannick Lacroix.

David Oliver reviews tricks; Dustin Stinett reviews videos; and Jamy Ian Swiss reviews books.

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Postby Jerry Harrell » August 17th, 2010, 6:17 am

Congratulations Richard, and many thanks to you and the Genii staff for so much excellence. I will be renewing my subscription today.

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Postby Michel Huot » August 17th, 2010, 8:20 am

Please take the time to try out Yannick Lacroix's Bermuda Triangle. It is a very easy complete routine with an ending that will leave at least one spectator speechless

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Postby Magic Randy » August 17th, 2010, 9:34 am

Received mine in LA on 8/16.

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Postby Bob Cunningham » August 17th, 2010, 10:24 am

Mine arrived in the mail yesterday (8/16) in Dallas TX.

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Postby Marco Pusterla » August 17th, 2010, 11:18 am

Haven't received August's yet... :(
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Postby Tom Frame » August 17th, 2010, 12:29 pm

It arrived in San Francisco yesterday, 8/16.
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Postby Jim Martin » August 17th, 2010, 2:13 pm

Arrived in St. Louis today, August 17.

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Postby mrgoat » August 17th, 2010, 2:18 pm

RK, I renewed my sub for this archive but have had no email nor instructions on how to access it.

Should I have?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 17th, 2010, 2:26 pm

We're setting everything up now and Bill Kalush is getting the balance of the issues of Genii scanned and uploaded and onto Ask Alexander. Then we have a few weeks of testing before we launch in late September or October. You'll receive an email.
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Postby mrgoat » August 17th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Cool, just checking it hadn't been lost in spam filter hell.

Looking forward to it.

Best subscription drive ever. Even got tight little me to cough up after being lapsed for a good few years.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 17th, 2010, 3:52 pm

I've heard that you guys in the adult industry are cheap bastards. :)
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Postby shirtlesskirk » August 17th, 2010, 4:33 pm

September already? I am still waiting on August.

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Postby AJM » August 17th, 2010, 5:10 pm

You're lucky - I'm still waiting on July...
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Postby Don Knox » August 17th, 2010, 7:24 pm

Arrived in Palm Springs, CA area today!

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Postby magicpirate82 » August 18th, 2010, 12:27 am

Got it today here in the SF Bay area. Great looking issue. Nice to see Alex on the cover!

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Postby Seuss » August 18th, 2010, 12:53 pm

Arrived today in the city of brotherly love.
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Postby Frank Dudgeon » August 18th, 2010, 8:23 pm

Arrived today in Wichita.


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Postby Don Hendrix » August 19th, 2010, 10:38 am

Arrived in Tucson yesterday.

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Postby gberard » August 19th, 2010, 4:39 pm

Arrived in Roseville, CA yesterday, 8/19.

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Postby Gordolini » August 19th, 2010, 5:11 pm

Arrived Thursday 8/19 in Louisville

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Postby Raleigh » August 19th, 2010, 5:25 pm

Hi, I may be wrong but I don't think Mr. Kaufman means for everyone who subscribes to Genii that they should post here that they received their monthly issue , otherwise this thread could have thousands of " I got mine " . If I'm wrong .... excuse me and I apologize in advance !

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Postby Gordolini » August 19th, 2010, 7:10 pm

Responses on delivery dates and location is helpful to Richard and to Genii subscribers who read this forum. Feedback about the content is also encouraged.

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Postby Don Hendrix » August 19th, 2010, 9:24 pm

Content is superb, as usual and expected from the best magic magazine ever published.

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Postby Damian Odess-Gillett » August 20th, 2010, 2:29 am

No Conjuring! :(

(But the last one was good enough to last me about 3 issues, so I can be patient.)

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Postby Jim Riser » August 20th, 2010, 4:04 am

Arrived 85712 - Tucson on Wednesday August 18
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Postby magicrobharv » August 20th, 2010, 9:47 pm

Arrived in Minot, North Dakota today! The article with Jamy Ian Swiss and Steve Cohen rocks!

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Postby Magic Newswire » August 20th, 2010, 9:54 pm

Arrived today in Atlanta! I am glad that you used that shot of Alex for the cover. It was taken by a friend of his while touring the show and is the perfect compliment to the article!

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Postby Seuss » August 20th, 2010, 11:34 pm

Great photography in that piece. Animal ciruses always tend to give me a bit of a frown but Mr. Steinmeyer's article peaked my interest.

Great issue as always Richard!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 20th, 2010, 11:55 pm

Indeed, I do want to hear from as many subscribers as possible when the issue arrives and would also like to hear more detailed feedback about the contents. I'n happy to listen to negative as well as positive comments.

I neglected to mention in Genii Speaks that Jim Steinmeyer's "Conjuring" has a five month on, one month off, five month on, schedule (of his choosing). Fortunately the one month off allowed him to write our cover story.

Now busy finishing up the October issue and trying to figure out what the heck is going to be on the cover of November!
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Postby Dustin Stinett » August 21st, 2010, 2:08 am

Arrived in SoCal today. I've already read the Jamy Ian Swiss piece on his TV appearance; fantastic firsthand account. I'm looking forward to Steve Cohen's story about his.

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Postby erdnasephile » August 21st, 2010, 1:34 pm

Early impression: Best issue this year for me!

Jamy's article illustrated how a real pro thinks through and assesses his performance--lots of stuff to take away from that. As Stan Allen is fond of saying, we need more honesty in magic and Jamy's analysis certainly fits that to a tee.

Max's interview was also enormously helpful, although I wish Eugene had probed more for specifics on how Max turned the 5,000. (BTW, does the plot of the card effect you described in Genii speaks belong to Max as well?)

Can't wait to get to Roberto's column!

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Postby Anthony Vinson » August 22nd, 2010, 2:30 pm

Arrived rural Georgia yesterday (8-21). Excellent issue!

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Postby keeper » August 22nd, 2010, 2:55 pm

Got mine the 18th in Orlando. A lot of high points this go round. Loved the Jamy Ian Swiss "play by play" report...it was a facinating read. Always happy when Al Cohen has some memories to share. The Steinmeyer and Burger pieces were top notch too. Man I haven't even got to the tricks yet. Great issue!!
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Postby Jim Riser » August 23rd, 2010, 2:43 am

I often do not find time to read Genii right after it arrives. It can easily be at least a month before I can get to it but I did want to see what Jamy Ian Swiss had to say about his spot on Craig's show.

Anyone who has done guest spots on television - especially live TV - will readily identify with the thoughts and unexpected problems that Jamy Swiss experienced. I could feel the controlled panic that sets in when confronted with such surprises. To survive takes quick thinking, many years of experience, and lots of confidence. I do thank Jamy for sharing this experience with the Genii readers.

I do not completely attribute the successful spot with Craig to mere luck. I can easily remember a much younger Jamy Ian Swiss performing (complete with hat) at The Magic Castle in the late 1960's. He was very skilled then and has only improved over the years and become quite the magic scholar as well as close-up performer. The many years of experience allowed the performance on Craig's show to run as smoothly as it did. Rather than pure luck, I would say it was a fortunate combination of time, situation, the man, and skill.

Jamy, thanks for sharing your thoughts. All of us who have practiced and anticipated anything that might go wrong can certainly identify with problems like the microphone cord. There are always the unanticipated little things waiting to bite you. You did well!
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Postby Richard Morrell » August 28th, 2010, 5:29 am

September issue arrived for me here in the UK this morning, looks great... sadly I didn't get my August issue, so have just e-mailed the office for a replacement.

Anyway off to dig into this issue, looking forward to reading Jamy's article.

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Postby Matthew Field » August 28th, 2010, 7:37 am

September issue arrived in Hastings, England!


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