Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

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Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Cardzilla » May 24th, 2005, 1:22 pm

. . . is here.

For those who are interested in obtaining a copy directly from me, Dear Mr. Fantasy is available now. Please see www.JohnBannonMagic.com for details.

Otherwise, the book will be available everywhere on or about June 12.

Thanks to everyone for their interest and support.

John
Tell all the truth--
But tell it slant--
Success in circuit lies.

Emily Dickinson

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby David Regal » May 24th, 2005, 7:21 pm

Hi John -

Your link seems to be down for some reason.

All the best

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Kurt Ruckman » May 24th, 2005, 7:32 pm

It was up...I placed my order without problem, but it doesn't seem to be working now.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Cardzilla » May 24th, 2005, 7:50 pm

Sorry . . . my web host provider (network solutions) apparently is having technical difficulties. The site was working fine for the last couple of days . . . Hopefully, it will be fixed soon.
Tell all the truth--
But tell it slant--
Success in circuit lies.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Steve Bryant » May 24th, 2005, 9:18 pm

John, please just post the price (pp) and address here, and we can send you a check.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Cardzilla » May 24th, 2005, 10:17 pm

Good idea.

Dear Mr. Fantasy (200 pages, hardbound, 71 photo illustrations) is $35.00 (US and Canada, I'll pay priority postage) or $47.00 (rest of the world, airmail postage included). Send check or money order to:

John Bannon
P.O. Box 61016
Chicago, IL 60606

Orders will be sent out the next day.

Isn't technology grand?

Thanks, John

P.S. Please be advised it's all card tricks.
Tell all the truth--
But tell it slant--
Success in circuit lies.

Emily Dickinson

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby John Carey » May 24th, 2005, 11:47 pm

Hi John,

Any chance of a list of contents?
Hope the book is smash hit!!

Regards
John Carey :)

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » May 25th, 2005, 2:43 am

Hi John,
Is it possible to sign a Happy 21st Birthday on the book because I'm planning to get it for a friend who's birthday is on the 12th of June, which is the date the book is officially published....

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Peo Olsson » May 25th, 2005, 4:37 am

Hi John,

Any chance you will accept PayPal?
Would be better for us overseas.
Good luck with the book, looking foreward to it.

Peo

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Steve Hook » May 25th, 2005, 5:24 am

Peo:

John's website is back up and you'll find PayPal links there.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » May 25th, 2005, 6:07 am

Any chance of a list of contents?
See John's site... there's a content list

MMMMM "Dave's Game".... drooooolll

^^read above with homer simpson donut voice

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Peo Olsson » May 25th, 2005, 7:28 am

Thanks Steve, appriciated.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » May 25th, 2005, 11:09 am

I can remember 13 years ago when I for the first time watched a video from John Bannon full with amazing card magic: it was one of the best card effects I ever seen up to this date.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » May 26th, 2005, 12:58 am

http://www.johnbannonmagic.com/ :

I think John should publish a brief text of the content of every effect in this new book on his web: is it gambling, math, memo stacks, weird, mental card magic or? New effects or old ones with a twist?

Guest

Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » May 26th, 2005, 10:51 am

not that i'm complaining...but how come it took so long for this book to be out? i just read the following post at
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 097#000022

it was 2003 and john said it's almost done, with only final editing, illustrations..etc..and he aimed to release it at early 2004..
but here we are , mid 2005 and it's finally gonna be released...
I'm no expert in book publishing..so just wanna ask if final editing really takes that long?
just asking out of curiosity

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Brad Henderson » May 26th, 2005, 11:41 am

Yes, it can.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Adrian Kuiper » May 26th, 2005, 12:34 pm

Geeeeezzzz.....needing a detailed table of contents....annoyed that it took "too long" to publish.

Hey guys....you know the reputation of John Bannon...you've seen his stuff and been thrilled. Do as many of us will do...., hit the web site and buy the damn book.

Adrian

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » May 26th, 2005, 12:40 pm

Originally posted by Adrian Kuiper:
Geeeeezzzz.....needing a detailed table of contents....annoyed that it took "too long" to publish.

Hey guys....you know the reputation of John Bannon...you've seen his stuff and been thrilled. Do as many of us will do...., hit the web site and buy the damn book.

Adrian
I wasn't annoyed...like what I've said I'm not complaining and am just curious bout the length of time it takes to publish a book...

and yes, I have ordered my copy..
Thank you very much for your friendly advice

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Cardzilla » May 28th, 2005, 6:28 am

The response has been tremendous. The orders are being filled as quickly as possible but, due the sheer quantity, next day mailing was not possible. About half the orders received so far were mailed out on Friday. The rest will go out on Tuesday (Monday is a holiday).

Thanks again for your interest and support.

John
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But tell it slant--
Success in circuit lies.

Emily Dickinson

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby BlueEyed Videot » May 31st, 2005, 7:57 pm

I received my copy of Dear Mr. Fantasy today and immediately retired to my study to partake.

Two words.

Totally awesome!

Nuff' said.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » June 1st, 2005, 11:01 am

still waiting for mine to arrive! gotta wait for another week i reckon, since i'm in Australia

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby John Bowden » June 1st, 2005, 11:59 am

My signed copy of DMF arrived here in IRELAND on the 31st May having been posted in the USA on the 27th which was a record in my opinion.

First impression............ its one of the best books that I have come across in recent years.

At least any one of four effects contained are, to me, well worth the price of this book.

John's Out Of Touch was way too good to give away................ but thank you very much for it.

Now no mre hype unless I am promised commission.............

Cheers from the Emerald Isle,
John Bowden AIMC

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Peo Olsson » June 3rd, 2005, 3:27 am

Got my signed copy of DMF today (that was fast, ty John). Read quickly through it and liked what I saw. Will invest this weekend to read it.
Once again thanks John

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » June 6th, 2005, 10:15 pm

Got mine today. It took just 1 week to arrive in Australia...
Thanks!

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby John Carey » June 18th, 2005, 3:37 am

Hi everyone,

Just received John Bannons new book and imho it is just superb!
Lets hope its not another ten years before John publishes again.

The ace assemblies are really cool.
Practical top notch material.

Out of touch is a winner which i shall be adding to my repertoire.

Would be interested to know which items have grabbed peoples attention.

Thank you Mr Bannon for a wonderful book!

Regards

John Carey :)

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » June 18th, 2005, 5:34 am

Dead Reckoning....
The presentation is great...I think there are similar tricks to this (though not quite the same concept) where the magicians will sort of ask the spectator to concentrate on the cards, or perhaps touch the spectator's hands to get some sense of the card...
but Bannon's 'stop' method is truely amazing!
Cheers

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Steve Hook » June 18th, 2005, 10:22 am

I like the presentation for the unlisted ace production. Nice verbal, time, and method cover for two Faros.

Also, gotta agree with eryanic: "Dead Reckoning" should be amazing to a spectator.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby teeta » June 21st, 2005, 10:55 am

Could have used some hyphens!

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » June 21st, 2005, 11:21 am

There are still a few copies left of this AWESOME book at The Magic Apple in Studio City if anyone is interested!

Great book John - I wish you great success with it!

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Terrence » June 21st, 2005, 11:57 am

I fried two regulars at MC last week with "Iconoclastic Aces", and I've never learned an ace assembly before.

All you card magi -- get this book!

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Gary Freed » June 21st, 2005, 4:27 pm

Originally posted by john carey:

Would be interested to know which items have grabbed peoples attention.

John Carey :)
Out of Touch and the Power of Poker!

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby mike cookman » June 22nd, 2005, 4:22 pm

Wait Until Dark is great. And I, too, like the Bullet Train stuff.

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2005, 9:52 pm

Is the content of his lecture note "Cardzilla is coming" pretty much the same as DMF??
"Cardzilla is coming" consists of
1.Directed Verdict,
2.Beyond Fabulous,
3.Trait Secrets,
4.Play It Straight,
5.Last Man Standing,
6.Wait Until Dark,
7.New Jack City,
8.Trick Shot.

4 of those effects can be found in DMF, and I believe "Directed Verdict" is from Smokes & Mirror...'Play it Straight' from Impossibilia...the rest I'm not quite sure.
So are the tricks in the book(s) improved/modified compared to the lecture note or are they the same?

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Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Postby Steve Hook » September 5th, 2005, 8:30 am

Forgot to mention: "Final Verdict". Excellent.


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