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by Ryan Matney
November 1st, 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Website is now live!
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Website is now live!

Just to let you know, my website is back up and running. You can order all of my books there that are currently available, including the new one published by Kaufman and Co.

http://www.ryanmatneymagic.com
by Ryan Matney
October 26th, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ryan Matney's "Spoiler Alert" With an Introduction By John Bannon Can Now Be Ordered
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Ryan Matney's "Spoiler Alert" With an Introduction By John Bannon Can Now Be Ordered

We are just a couple of weeks from shipment and I am excited. :D
by Ryan Matney
September 26th, 2017, 6:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: John Bannon's Queenpins
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: John Bannon's Queenpins

Bannon's trick is actually based on Luke Dancy's "Royale With Cheese" which was released as a download through Penguin. Personally, I think Bannon's handling is the best version of this trick to date.
by Ryan Matney
September 5th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Ultramodern III Kickstarter

You see alot of magicians on facebook setting up gofundme campaigns to recieve money for absolutely nothing. Tens of thousands of dollars raised and given to them with no return for the generous people who give. Just to be clear, I'm doing a kickstarter campaign to raise funds to print my next book....
by Ryan Matney
September 5th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Ultramodern III Kickstarter

Last day!
by Ryan Matney
September 4th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Ultramodern III Kickstarter

Picking up some steam in the last hours. Please help if you can.
by Ryan Matney
September 3rd, 2017, 11:13 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Ultramodern III Kickstarter

Please help make this a success, there's just a few hours left. You will receive a limited printing book with 12 great tricks for a bargain price. Thanks for your support.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11 ... =user_menu
by Ryan Matney
August 30th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Ultramodern III Kickstarter

Still going.

Please do help support the book. You get a cool book with lots of usable tricks by some great magicians and I get to pay my rent and live to write another book. Everybody is so happy.
by Ryan Matney
August 28th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Ultramodern III Kickstarter

Just about a week left!
by Ryan Matney
August 25th, 2017, 3:45 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Ultramodern III Kickstarter

Thanks to everyone who is already helping fund this. I just posted an update with the contents of Ultramodern III.
by Ryan Matney
August 22nd, 2017, 3:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ultramodern III Kickstarter
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Ultramodern III Kickstarter

Hi Everyone, I just launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of Ultramodern III. (Volume II was just released to shops everywhere.) Please take a look and help support the project if you can. It's another volume of great, practical material from some of the best minds in magic. https:...
by Ryan Matney
August 21st, 2017, 2:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing

Gary published a few questionable things if I recall.
by Ryan Matney
August 9th, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson book pre-order
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Johnny Thompson book pre-order

Note that the book is TWO hardcover volumes and I'm sure they are quite large.
by Ryan Matney
July 7th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 24952

Re: Jennings 67

Apart from Jennings' (and hence Kaufman's) bluster, are we settled? Not exactly. Jennings created MANY versions of this effect. Several of the routines he developed leading up the handling that was influenced by Skinner are published in Jennings '67. These were certainly prior to meeting Skinner. I...
by Ryan Matney
June 25th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfields music from TV shows
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: David Copperfields music from TV shows

I knew about that one but I think he meant the later version. He will tell us which he was looking for ...
by Ryan Matney
June 25th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfields music from TV shows
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: David Copperfields music from TV shows

2 second google search.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtQkTH0oRCU

You can find just about any song by typing in a bit of the lyrics into Google, if you don't know.
by Ryan Matney
June 24th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 22233

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Did anyone here spend time in person with Busby? Did he have any skill at magic?

Just wondering if he had any good qualities at all ...
by Ryan Matney
June 23rd, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6740

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

performer wrote:
performer wrote:After all, how many card tricks can one man do?


It turns out, about 50 more. And, oddly enough, that's exactly how many you get in "Spoiler Alert!" coming soon from Kaufman and Co.
by Ryan Matney
June 22nd, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 22233

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

I purchased some stuff from Busby before I knew all of the reasons not to deal with him. I bought the Secret of the Palmettos book, along with a few other books. I enjoyed reading his adcopy and he was one of the few dealers, I can only think of one other, that sent me a Christmas card. He stopped s...
by Ryan Matney
June 22nd, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6740

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Mark, you might actually like my book that Richard is publishing soon. It's all easy to do card tricks that work for real people. Oh, are you one of the new hot shots? Still, I suppose that is OK since not only have I heard of you, you have actually spent money with me so that does raise you somewh...
by Ryan Matney
June 21st, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6740

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Mark, you might actually like my book that Richard is publishing soon. It's all easy to do card tricks that work for real people.
by Ryan Matney
May 2nd, 2017, 12:04 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 26
Views: 2978

Re: Michael Skinner's Trick

Photographic Coins is described in Tarbell (Vol 7, I think) and is also performed and described by David Roth on one of the "Expert Coin Magic Made easy" videos.
by Ryan Matney
April 28th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spoiler Alert!
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Spoiler Alert!

I didn't know about this book. Ryan has my congratulations. He just told me a few days ago he wants to become a svengali pitchman. May God have mercy on his soul....................... I've pitched on and off for the last ten years different items and even sold the Svengali deck but never done a fu...
by Ryan Matney
March 30th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2816

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

His fame was built upon an unpolished performance. :D
by Ryan Matney
March 30th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2816

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

Blaine should have toured like this 15 years ago and if I'm not mistaken he was announced and rumored repeatedly to be touring at about that time.
by Ryan Matney
March 30th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage

That sounds like an amazing show. Famously the BBC destroyed their archives, just ask any Dr. Who fan, and not much exists from that time period.
by Ryan Matney
March 29th, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage

I may have asked this before but I can't find it. In "More Inner Secrets of Card Magic" appears a routine called Mosquito Parade. The text states that Vernon had just filmed a short movie for a major movie company performing the routine. Has anyone ever seen this film? Does it exist? Is th...
by Ryan Matney
March 29th, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 4436

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

Some of Vernon's best known work seems to be attempts to do popular gaffed effects with regular cards. For example, Triumph is a regular deck version of an effect by Deland (Is Deland's trick called Inverto, Richard?) and Leipzig was also doing this gaffed deck version of the trick which Vernon undo...
by Ryan Matney
March 29th, 2017, 5:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stewart James
Replies: 29
Views: 8408

Re: Stewart James

Some grafter named Mark Lewis once said something like, "If you don't change the Svengali deck to all the same card and back again, you are missing the point."

I agree.
by Ryan Matney
March 2nd, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 31419

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

It's very difficult to ask for help. Pride or convincing yourself that nobody would care can prevent you from asking for much needed help. It strikes me that so many people that have expressed grief would have gladly helped Daryl in any way that could have if he could have asked. But that is the mos...
by Ryan Matney
February 7th, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6740

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Big book by Ryan Matney? That's interesting. I thought he was set on publishing a series of small paperbacks on his own? I've purchased a couple and really like the guy's thinking and material, so I will most likely be pre-ordering. BTW, thanks for the update, Richard! I'm sure I'll continue the sm...
by Ryan Matney
October 17th, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Card Delusions and SWP going out of print.
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Card Delusions and SWP going out of print.

Last chance to get Card Delusions and The Self-Working Project! Ok, here's the deal. I am allowing my 2 books of card tricks to go out of print and they will not be coming back. While they are POD titles, I will not be printing any further copies of "Card Delusions" or "The Self-Worki...
by Ryan Matney
October 17th, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Bada-Bing!

Another nice comment just received: "I have just finished reading Ryan Matney's new ebook Bada-Bing!. 10 card tricks, all are excellent and easy to do (except one which requires second deal). Strong magic for real world people. The best magic book I have read recently." - Jozsef Kovacs If ...
by Ryan Matney
October 9th, 2016, 2:58 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Bada-Bing!

"I just read through Ryan Matney's latest ebook "Bada Bing". In short buy it! Ryan very clearly describes 10 fun, clever, practical, well constructed, real world card tricks. You will use many if not all of these tricks. They will also get your creative juices flowing. It gave me a bu...
by Ryan Matney
October 8th, 2016, 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Bada-Bing!

Just got this:

"Just finished reading - a super collection of practical card magic." - Peter Duffie

And here are a couple of reviews just posted over at the Café:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=627319&forum=159
by Ryan Matney
October 8th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5982

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

I've noticed a lot of magicians want to be thought of as an equal to the famous magician and that it's uncool to ask a fellow magician for an autograph. I've even seen smirks on some people's face when I made it apparent I wanted an autograph or picture from someone at a convention. Whatever. Just b...
by Ryan Matney
October 7th, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Bada-Bing!

I'm pleased to announce the release of my first E-Book : "Bada-Bing!" 10 brand new card effects for real world performance. 50 pages and 98 (!) photos. Only $15.00 and emailed directly to your inbox. Follow the link for all the details and trick descriptions. http://retrorocketmagic.com/pr...
by Ryan Matney
August 28th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Special Retro Rocket Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Re: Special Retro Rocket Sale

The sale ends tonight at midnight. Don't miss it!
by Ryan Matney
August 26th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Special Retro Rocket Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Special Retro Rocket Sale

For this weekend only, beginning now and ending on Monday, all thre Retro Rocket Magic Books are on sale, for a very special price. And you still get free shipping. Phone the neighbors and wake the kids!

www.retrorocketmagic.com
by Ryan Matney
August 15th, 2016, 4:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Is Your Opener...
Replies: 30
Views: 6335

Re: What Is Your Opener...

No, I do not use Annemann's patter there as I think it is a vague effect. I do it exactly as Mark described by having the spectator hold the card with the thumb on top. I actually hold the double ace of spades (with the selection hidden beneath it) as one card in my right hand, and begin to hand it ...

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