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by Ted M
December 14th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 22
Views: 1415

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

Dustin Stinett wrote:Dick Hatch: We would love to hear how the seminar went (and who the "mystery guest" was)!
Thanks!
Dustin

That might even make a pretty great article for Genii...
by Ted M
December 12th, 2017, 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Storing Magic Periodicals
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Storing Magic Periodicals

USPS priority flat rate boxes can be reused and cut to work well as magazine boxes.

I use them to contain pamphlets and comb bound publications.

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by Ted M
December 5th, 2017, 12:36 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Magic Books 2017

Derek DelGaudio also has a book coming out in December.

https://www.artofmagic.com/products/a-s ... -two-faces
by Ted M
November 30th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

John Lovick's brief audio interview of John Archer is superb. It's like half a Eugene Burger book condensed into 11 minutes. The importance of finding one's character, how to avoid a common pitfall and recognize what is NOT one's character, even the importance of blocking to present a variety of phy...
by Ted M
November 26th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 513
Views: 12668

Re: Ennobling Magic

Why are you afraid of theatrical lying? It has a frame around it. It's bounded by the frame of performance, acknowledged by the audience. The "psychics" who lie without that frame of performance are disapproved of. Do you see no difference? If not, why? If a child says, "Tell me a sto...
by Ted M
November 25th, 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 513
Views: 12668

Re: Ennobling Magic

POLONIUS: Oh, I am slain.

Shhh! The actor is not dead. He is pretending his character has died! He has lied! Bad actor! He lacks integrity!

Would you edit Polonius' line too, in the name of ennobling the art of theater?
by Ted M
November 25th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 513
Views: 12668

Re: Ennobling Magic

This has the air of somebody trying to cram magic into their particular theologically-shaped worldview.

Am I close?
by Ted M
November 20th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denis Behr DVD project from Vanishing, Inc.
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Denis Behr DVD project from Vanishing, Inc.

This is welcome news.

Vanishing Inc is producing some really nice projects.
by Ted M
November 15th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5425
Views: 1904953

Re: ERDNASE

Looks like this Erdnase kickstarter campaign will meet its goal. Thoughts? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/110191763/the-expert-at-the-card-table-with-photographs-from This is exactly what David Ben and Julie Eng have already done to perfection with The Experts at the Card Table . I'm not sure...
by Ted M
November 14th, 2017, 5:22 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Magic Books 2017

Another fruit of this year's publishing harvest is this gorgeous 248-page book of magic posters and supporting essays: Illusions: The Art of Magic: Posters from the Golden Age of Magic https://www.amazon.com/Illusions-Art-Magic-Posters-Golden/dp/8874397585/ I'm very pleased with mine, and the price ...
by Ted M
November 13th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven KAYFABE DVD Boxset
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Max Maven KAYFABE DVD Boxset

That looks pretty great. Max has a lot to teach.

His Videomind and Multiplicity DVDs are treasure troves, and he's talked about this one as a legacy project.

I expect great things!
by Ted M
November 12th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Magic Books 2017

Less Is More by Ben Earl is an elegant, thoughtful study of cutting four aces. Henry Christ's Fabulous Four Ace trick is his starting point. From there he incrementally modifies the trick to remove weaknesses, to enhance the revelations, to allow the spectator to shuffle... until the effect becomes...
by Ted M
October 29th, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Re: Magic Magazine

That's the spirit!
by Ted M
October 29th, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Re: Magic Magazine

We feel bad complaining to you.

Can we complain directly to the company?
by Ted M
October 29th, 2017, 6:58 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Re: Magic Magazine

I have neither iPhone nor Kindle, and see no sign of MAGIC in my desktop browser.

Been looking forward to it since its announcement last year...
by Ted M
October 29th, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2010

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!

The poster art in the Blaine article is magnificent!
by Ted M
October 18th, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 22
Views: 1415

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

Multiple exciting publishing projects being discussed here...

Glad to hear the gears are turning!
by Ted M
September 24th, 2017, 12:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric Mead rocks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Re: Eric Mead rocks!

That was some quality time with Eric Mead.

Loved every minute.
by Ted M
September 22nd, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

Wow, there's a lot of content there.

Looks nice!
by Ted M
September 22nd, 2017, 5:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: JAW DROPPERS TWO
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Re: JAW DROPPERS TWO

Note: Higher pricing for Paypal violates Paypal's terms of service and can get your account shut down if someone reports it.
by Ted M
August 28th, 2017, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 'Speaking Volumes' - the return...
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: 'Speaking Volumes' - the return...

It's a nice project that benefits the participants as well as Chris W, since lybrary holds so many magazine collections as PDFs for sale.

Thanks for the heads up!
by Ted M
August 18th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News For The Genii Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Big News For The Genii Convention

Wow.

That's big.
by Ted M
August 18th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 4709

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

It sounds like the cashier's focus was diverted when Williamson offered a bet that would allow him to escape paying for part of his bill.

From that point on, her focus may well have been entirely on her register not coming up short of its expected cash total, which depended on her not being tricked.
by Ted M
August 11th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 6610

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

by Ted M
July 18th, 2017, 6:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 21
Views: 1608

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Richard, you may see the Photobucket image, but Photobucket is not displaying the image to us. Also, page 107 is missing from the digital issue! I was pleasantly surprised to hear your impressions of the live Blaine show in More Genii Speaks. It's great for magic when our most prominent figures stre...
by Ted M
June 24th, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown: Secret extended 3 weeks in NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Derren Brown: Secret extended 3 weeks in NYC

Nice long article found browsing io9, a nerd interest site:

http://themuse.jezebel.com/mentalist-de ... 1796235264
by Ted M
June 23rd, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2705

Re: Magic Poster Book

Mine came today. It's beautiful!

Lots of images I've not seen before. The articles look interesting as well.
by Ted M
June 12th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 22662

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Bob Farmer wrote:I'll have to publish my Cardwarp routine at some point. Part of it is a single card version and the handling is smooth and angle-proof.


Dear Mr Luthor Chickenfug:

Please send submissions for Genii's Magicana to johngmagic@mac.com .

Sincerely,

A Fan
by Ted M
June 1st, 2017, 11:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5638

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

I must say that I have noticed that people do not know how to pronounce one of my other names. McLeod. And they don't know how to spell it either. It is pronounced McLoud but not spelled that way. British mentalist Colin McLeod has been educating the magic community on that point in recent years. L...
by Ted M
May 30th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5638

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

Whatchoo talkin 'bout, Welles?
by Ted M
May 30th, 2017, 2:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5638

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

Bernard Bilis:

I heard this pronounced as BILL-iss (like "Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?"), which surprised me.

Is it not pronounced Bih-LEE ?
by Ted M
May 28th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5638

How to pronounce _____ ?

How is Nick Trost's last name correctly pronounced?

Does it rhyme with tossed, or toast?

(I've left this thread with a subject line that invites similar questions from other folks, so the questions and answers can gradually accumulate and be found in one place.)
by Ted M
May 27th, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hand Spiker Origins
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Hand Spiker Origins

Anybody know what Todd Karr article Jonathan is talking about?

Citations are always appreciated! (One for Jonathan's own article would be great too.)
by Ted M
May 25th, 2017, 12:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 7556

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

What was provided to my company was not in individual issues, but in volumes, which makes it a lot more work for them to break it up and create the archive. At this point they've been working on it for three or four months and it's still not done! I participated in the project to break volumes into...
by Ted M
May 24th, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 7556

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

How's the MAGIC magazine archive coming along?

Many folks are looking forward to it becoming available.
by Ted M
May 22nd, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Just Had a Root Canal: How's YOUR Day Going?
Replies: 20
Views: 2640

Re: I Just Had a Root Canal: How's YOUR Day Going?

Missed opportunity -- you could've recorded More Genii Speaks from the dentist's chair!
by Ted M
May 13th, 2017, 12:46 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 27196

Re: The Works

I seem to remember someone paying for the Braue Notebooks and being publicly unhappy with their non-delivery.

In principle, I don't see how this is different.
by Ted M
May 10th, 2017, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 44
Views: 10617

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Has anybody received any Lowdown-related materials in the past year since issue 1?
by Ted M
May 9th, 2017, 11:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 27196

Re: The Works

Why? The publishers have the means to communicate with their customers, and have chosen not to do so.

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