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Issue Number: #1092
Date: Sunday 4th May 2014
Editor: Alan Watson
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. F.F.F.F. Convention On The Magic Word
3. I.B.M/S.A.M. Combined Convention 2014
4. German Magic-Pedia Open To The Public
5. Congress Recognizes The Society Of American Magicians
6. Magicseen No. 56
7. Remarkable Magic #348 - Nick Lewin
8. Festivals - Scoping Them Out - #339 - By Kyle Peron
9. Happy FFFF 2014
10. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
11. Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2014
12. Magic Roadshow Journal Of Magic
13. McBride Lecture Coming Up At Fantasma Magic
14. Shoot Ogawa Lecture Coming Up At Fantasma Magic
15. Squib For The May Issue Of Genii
16. Florida (Orlando) Magic Convention Coming Soon
17. Broken Wand Charlie Manhire
18. Gigantic Sale Of Magic Tomorrow Auckland New Zealand
19. e-zine Archives
20. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
For New Zealand magicians - Remember tomorrow the Gigantic Magic Sale from the collection of the late Keith Garrett is on KG Magic Theatre at 9 Wheatley Avenue Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. For more details go to item 17.

For all those who would like to read the Magic New Zealand e-zine in a HTML format go to:

Remember if you have any magic news drop me a line:

2. F.F.F.F. Convention On The Magic Word
Message by Scott Wells, A.I.M.C. with Silver Star

This week on The Magic Word, you will find four daily updates from the invitation-only Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic (the 4F) which is known as the "Original Close-Up Convention". Each of these podcasts were recorded with some of the registrants from the event. That includes the talent, too, because the shows are made up from those who are in attendance. You will hear chats with John Bannon, Gary Plants, Stephen Bargatze, Rick Merrill, Tim Ellis, Soma, Shawn Farquhar, Obie O'Brien and many, many more.

In addition to the podcasts (which you can also download from iTunes), the blog contains photos and videos from the convention. You can read, see, watch and listen to it all at: http://TheMagicWordPodcast.com/ Don't forget that you can subscribe to the podcast plus you can also download the free app for your smart phone or tablet. All the information is on the website.

3. I.B.M/S.A.M. Combined Convention 2014
This going to be a SELL OUT convention very soon.

To register go to: http://ibmsam.com/registration/

The Magic Of Germany

Some of its finest and most successful members of the German Magic Circle will be seen in the Gala Show "The Magic of Germany". High skill, pure entertainment and creativity characterize the artists, who have won worldwide endless awards. The following day, these same performers will tell you how the magic of Germany has been developed through anecdotes, demonstrations and dialogue with the audience.

Timo Marc
With a combination of multimedia, painting, shadow play and magic, Timo Marc created a unique act that he performs worldwide with a catching lust for life.
Grand Prix Winner Monte Carlo 2006 - Sarmoti Award Winner Las Vegas 2008

Combining magic and acting is the specialty of Gaston, who is member of the German magic group "The Flicking Fingers". His performance as addicted magician called "Gunter" is reflecting the world of the magic performers in a very absurd but amusing way.
FISM World Champion 2006 - MZVD Magician of the Year 2006

Timothy Trust & Diamond
As absolute magic all-rounders Timothy Trust & Diamond perform illusions as well as mentalism on the highest level. They love to surprise their audience with new twists and lift classic illusions to a new level.
FISM 2nd Price Winner 2006 - German Master of Magic 2008

Martin Eisele
Martin Eisele is proving that also the small things in magic, performed at a table, can entertain a large crowd. His act is packed full of refreshing magic and outstanding presentation.
FISM World Champion 2006 -Grand Prix Winner German Masters 2005

4. German Magic-Pedia Open To The Public
Message by Wittus Witt (Germany)

Since March there is a German magic-pedia open to the public. Go to http://www.zauber-pedia.de and you will already find some 5000 entries.

So far there has not been a public wiki dedicated to magic in the German language before. It works like any "Wikipedia".

If you like to add information you have to send an email to (abc@zauber-pedia.de) to get an account.

Zauber-Pedia.de is sponsored by the German magic magazine Magische Welt, Germany's largest selling magic periodical (www.magischewelt.de)

5. Congress Recognizes The Society Of American Magicians
Message by George Schindler (US)

In Recognition Of The Art Of Magic -- Hon. Pete Sessions (Extensions of Remarks - April 28, 2014)
[Page: E586]
Hon. Pete Sessions Of Texas
In The House Of Representatives
Monday, April 28, 2014

Mr. Sessions. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of one of my constituents, Dal Sanders, National President of The Society of American Magicians, to recognize magic as an art.

The art of magic has been around for centuries and is intended to entertain audiences with the staging of tricks and creating seemingly impossible illusions. Throughout its history, magic has grown to show innovative and creative ways to delight and engage audiences worldwide. It takes a great deal of dedication and a strong work ethic to devote the practice time necessary to master this art.

I would specifically like to take this opportunity to recognize the world's oldest magic organization, The Society of American Magicians, SAM. Since its founding in 1902, The SAM has attempted to elevate and advance the art of magic by promoting an environment for magicians worldwide to come together and share their passion. The SAM members follow in the footsteps of renowned magicians Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston, who each served as national president of The SAM, and Harry Blackstone, Jr., and David Copperfield, who both have served as The SAM ambassadors.

Mr. Speaker, I ask my esteemed colleagues to join me in recognizing the art of magic.

6. Magicseen No. 56
Message by Chris Wasshuber

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Vol. 10, No. 2, no date [May 2014]; 60 pages

Cover: Johnny Thompson
Welcome - editor's letter
Visual Comedy
Diabetic Cigarette - Nathan Kranzo
Book Test Gag - Graham Hey
Readers' Letters
In The News
Shed 7 - humor - David Williamson
In The News
Who Needs Hogwarts? - re: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School - Brian Lead
Heartless - Alan White
Sum Total - Ian Adair
Blackpool 2014 - A Very Quick Blackpool Convention Round-Up!
7 Steps To...Protecting Your Magic Income - Cila Warncke
Dealer Shout Outs - Special 'extra' announcements from a few regular advertisers
Jamie Allan - profile - Laurence Gibbons
In The News
Johnny Thompson: Hot Property - cover article/interview - Paul Stone & George Luck
Shed 7 - humor - Ali Cook
10 Second Secrets! - David Copperfield
James Kingston: Don't Look Down! - profile
Club Land
The Cotswold Magical Society
Pros & Cons - Mark Leveridge
"It's better to learn magic from books than from DVDs"
John Styles: A Funny Way to Make a Living (Part Two) - Mark Walker
In The News
Smoke & Mirrors Bar, Bristol - Live Reviews
Matthew Wright
Danny Cole
Atlas Brookings: Around the World, Around the Corner - interview
Product Reviews
Magic Dave's ... Back to the Future Bookings - 2 DVD set - Dave Allen
The Worker's Dream Wallet - prop - Harry Robson
Eidetic - e-book - Oliver Dobbs
Odyssey - 2 DVD set - Lloyd Barnes
Page: Voucher - DVD - SansMinds
Outfoxed - DVD - Wayne Fox
Polyester - trick DVD - Zivi Kivi
The Essence - comb bound book - Tony Griffith
The (Magic) Fly on the Wall - DVD - David Hemingway
Bigger Fish 2 - book - Peter Turner
The Last Prediction - trick DVD - Kneill X
Starbucks Espresso Chop Cup - prop - Dave Bonsall
It's the Magicseen Awards Results!
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7. Remarkable Magic #348 - Nick Lewin
Message by Nick Lewin (US)

'iPhones and other things.'

I really had fun in my last five columns with lists of five magical things in them. I had some great email responses so I'm guessing some of you did too. I want to cover a few fairly unconnected topics in this column, bundled up with a couple of plugs for things you might be interested in.

It is a rather fascinating thing the way cell phones have become so ubiquitous ever since they became 'smart.' It is quite astonishing how people seem to need to check their Facebook status on such an amazingly frequent basis! As a very regular corporate performer I particularly notice this tendency in audiences at these kinds of shows. One often seems to be sharing the attention span of the crowd sitting in front of you with a two-inch screen, it can be a little disconcerting when you look out and see lots of illuminated faces.

I do find that the amount of phones that ring, and worse still calls taken, during public performances has decreased. People are starting to realize that there are mute buttons on their iPhones or maybe people are just texting more, now that they realize it isn't just for teenagers. I was at a concert last night by Willie Nelson celebrating his 81st birthday and I noticed how many audience members were dividing their attentions between Facebook and this American legend. It was somewhat comforting to realize that it wasn't just my show.

There is a growing trend to assume that social networking is the most vital part of marketing for an entertainer, but I truly wonder how much it really counts for in the long run. The incredible YouTube numbers that have been ratcheted up for performers like James More and Darcy Oake may be the biggest example of true social networking success stories. The amount of folk who 'Like' the picture of your luncheon burger may be rather less important in the long haul. For some performers I think they should rename it 'StrokeBook.'

Pop Haydn takes the path of inviting his audience to Tweet and post comments during his performances. I think this is an interesting idea but really wonder whether it is a best approach. I am viewing it with a quiet detachment during my performances, and trying hard to remember not to check my own phone during a live performance by an artist! I would love to know what your thoughts are on this very contemporary issue.

I have certainly noticed that my excitement with 'iPhone tricks has faded almost totally during the last year. After an initial burst of enthusiasm I now suspect that the audience transfer (usually correctly) most of the credit for the effect to the phone. However, not wishing to sound too negative I did thoroughly enjoy this story about Simon Pierro and his rather amazing iPad magic-check it out at

I am delighted to give a little advance notice about a two-day event I am giving in Cupertino, Northern California on June 9th and 10th. I will be performing live and giving a lecture, workshop and Master Class, in collaboration with the Society of American Magicians Assembly #94. It should be a blast. If you would like to get more details about the event, check in with Phil Ackerly at ackerlymagic@gmail.com or phone 408 781 6735.

It will be a very interesting and informative teaching experience that I am centering on the art of taking smaller magic and learning to sell it so that it works for BIG audiences. It will include a bunch of great tricks and information. I have posted the flyer for the event on my blog site at www.remarkablemagic.com and it is available there for download.

Finally I want to mention a fun new item we are premiering in the next issue of Vanish International Magic Magazine. It is a 'Then & Now' pictorial feature, and will feature fun press and performance photos of performers and the way they have changed over the years. I am a great fan of 'Throw Back Thursday' on Facebook and thought it would be fun to extend the notion to Vanish. If you have photos that would be fun to feature and think they would be of interest to our amazingly international readership then send them to me at nicklewin1@mac.com and perhaps we can use them.

That is all for this week, have a wonderful and magical upcoming seven days!

My blog is at www.remarkablemagic.com
My web site/online store is www.nicklewin.com

8. Festivals - Scoping Them Out - #339 - By Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron (US)

So you have your list and have a basic idea of contacts and festivals you are thinking of targeting. But, you are not quite sure what your show needs to be like or what the festivals are really looking for. If you are a true professional, you must really start to learn everything you can about your new market before diving head first into it. This is the time to do some travel homework and visit some of these festivals in and around your area.

Go out to these festivals and scope them out - Do your homework. Get in the car and actually attend some of these festivals. This is a great way to get a feel for the event, to scope out current entertainment and staging and to pick up information that you can use. It helps you to get an idea of the type of entertainment they hire and what they do. It also allows you to see how different stages are set up and how often a performer works and how many shows he or she may do in a day.

To find festivals in your area to attend, simply look at your list or look in the papers and see what festivals are going on that weekend and then make an effort to check them out. Take a look around, and gather very important contact information. This way you can determine if they might be worth targeting for next year. It is not only a great way to learn and to get important information, but it is also a lot of fun as well.

It is always best to be able to scope out the festivals you plan on targeting first. You can really determine what they are all about ahead of time and save you a lot of possible problems. If you can scope the festivals you want to target in advance, this will save you a lot of headaches. You can really learn what to expect, what problems they may have that you can solve for them and get a taste and feel for the atmosphere.

If you go out to a festival there are also some things you will want to make sure NOT to do. These are what I call my dos and don'ts and they are general rules of thumb for when you are visiting and scoping out a festival for Information.

- Never go to a festival and start performing walk around style magic in hopes that this will generate a crowd and get you noticed. This does nothing more really upset the entertainment and festival committee who has worked so hard to get entertainers there and it is rude to your fellow festival performers who can really be a big asset to you if you befriend them later on. Do not perform unless you are hired to do so or get in as a paying vendor.

- Do not go there and hard sell your festival show. The festival day is a frantic and hectic pace for the festival group that has to run it and control all situations that come up. They simply just do not have the time to devote to you and your information will in most cases get lost in the hustle and bustle of the day. The best bet is to go to the information booth and just pick up some literature and information. Usually contacts can be found there and that is usually all you need to get started.

- Do take notes and observe the staging areas, how many entertainers they have, what is the entertainment like and so forth. This is your time to really watch and learn as much as you can. Get a sense and feel for the festival. Even more importantly, find out ways in which your show can directly benefit this particular festival. If you can find solutions to problems that you see, then you can offer these solutions to the festival when you market to them.

- Do take note of the vendors in the area and the types of vendors they have. Talk to a few of them if you can and get the chance to. By partaking of their wares or food, you can also start a nice conversation with them and perhaps learn some great information in the process. Just make sure you also learn to listen to them as well. Most vendors do a lot of festivals and their information and contacts could be valuable to you later.

I am happy to announce that my newest book, "FESTIVAL MAGIC", is finished and is NOW available at http://www.kpmagicproducts.com/Festival_Magic.html This 112pg book is filled with the most up to date information on how anyone can work and succeed in the festival and fair markets.

As always, I encourage you the readers to let me know your thoughts. So if you have any thoughts on my articles or suggestions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me directly at magic4u02@aol.com. I would love to hear from you.


9. Happy FFFF 2014
Message by Tim Ellis (Aust)

We just made a fun video at FFFF

Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry9hLuOpWIw

10. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
Message by - Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

Latest updates on VanishLive.com include:

- Interview: Jim Steinmeyer Disney Brings Aladdin to Broadway
- Bello Nock Rocks Broadway: Ben Robinson
- Magician's Floating Trick Might Be Halted By Council
- Neil Patrick Harris Nominated For Tony Award- Classic Film Verite by Jim Kleefield
- Vanish Year Two Now Available!
- Stardom Just An Illusion For Jay on Britain's Got Talent
- David Blaine Takes His Act To University of Buffalo- Magician Rides 4km Blindfolded On Busy Road
- It's NOT The Destination: Nick Lewin

DAILY magic news, articles from around the world and reviews from working professional magicians.

Video of the Week: Lance Burton Horsin' Around.

Visit us today at: http://www.VanishLive.com

- Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

Have you downloaded your FREE copy of Vanish Edition 13?

Feature interview with Daryl, Q+A with David Berglas, feature articles, reviews and more. http://www.vanishlive.com/2014/04/13/vanish-13-now-available/

11. Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2014
Article forwarded on by Mel Kientz (US)

The Edinburgh Report

By Phyllis Stephen

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2014

Eight days of outstanding performances from the world's best magicians

The fifth Edinburgh International Magic Festival will once again bring the most innovative and talented performers from all over the world to Edinburgh from 27 June - 4 July 2014.

This year magic collides with theatre, science, comedy, history, sideshow, technology and psychology as performers from the widest fields of interest come together in Edinburgh to give festival goers the most magical experience possible.

In the Year of Homecoming Scotland, local magicians feature prominently in the main programme. Glasgow magician Michael Neto, who represented Scotland at FISM World Championships of Magic in 2012, brings his new theatre and magic production, in collaboration with Sonic Boom Theatre Company, to MagicFest. Harthill's Colin Cloud is a master of deduction; he explores the snap judgments we all make about other people and life's scenarios in his new show Forensic Mind Reader.

Actor and magician Scott Smith from Edinburgh makes his MagicFest debut in the main programme. After a sell show at the Fringe last year, Scott performs at new venue MagicFest venue Adam House Theatre. London Magic Circle Competition finalist Billy Reid from Glasgow is one of the UK's most devilishly brilliant close-up magicians and an expert sleight of hand artist.

Kevin McMahon, Edinburgh International Magic Festival Director, said: "Five years ago we waded into the busy Edinburgh festival market aiming to get live magic in front of public and to find acts that didn't just amaze but also excited and inspired. Now over 5000 people come to MagicFest each summer. In the last few years there's been a groundswell in the Scottish magic community of performers willing and able to create innovative shows and I'm delighted to programme so many quality Scottish acts this year."

Each year a wide array of international artists also feature in the programme. This year the award winning line-up includes Lukas from South Korea who brings a sense of poetic artistry and visual manipulation techniques to Scotland for the first time, USA's Rob Zabrecky a Magic Castle illusionist and character actor who has been twice voted 'Stage Magician of the Year' by the Academy of Magical Arts and Xavier Tapias from Spain, whose amazing animatronics act evokes the story of Pinocchio as he magically builds a boy from household rubbish.

Magician and psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman makes his MagicFest debut. An international bestselling author, Richard's YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers and 200 million views. Join him as he takes you backstage to discover the secret science of sorcery. MagicFest are delighted to welcome German artist Johan Lorbeer to Edinburgh for the first time. He is famous for his public "Still-Life" performances, which feature Lorbeer in an apparently impossible position, standing in mid-air 'leaning' against a wall with one hand.

In addition to bringing magic acts from around the world to Edinburgh, MagicFest produce unique events and develop new show concepts. Last year's sell show The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle is back with three of Scotland's finest magicians who animate the castle's intriguing past with stories, performances and illusions. Magic Dinner at The Royal Scots Club also returns with an evening of fine dining and immersive magical entertainment. Magic School wizardry workshops offer 7-10 year olds the choice of either a 2.5 hour workshop or 5-day course with fun show for parents.

Street Magic Masterclass gives 11-15 year olds the chance to learn some mind-blowing techniques and the secrets behind sleight-of-hand. Brand new show Tower of Illusion at Camera Obscura takes you on a magical journey where you must work together to defy illusion, solve riddles, challenge mystery and confront the unknown in a unique treasure hunt.

Since conception in 2010, MagicFest now produces one of the UK's largest magic events, has consulted for the National Theatre of Scotland, broken a Guinness World Record and put together a series of shows and workshops as part of the celebration of Shakespeare's birthday at the Globe Theatre in London. The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is leading the charge in the newly developing market of Magic Festivals appearing around the world, and aims to be the world leader in programming and producing innovative, cutting edge magic.

MagicFest works with various organisations that have supported the festival development and collaborated on some exciting projects and events. Among them are Point Hotel Edinburgh (now Double Tree by Hilton),

IDEAS, MagicDirecet.com, Lothian Buses, Jenners and Tree of Knowledge.

Kevin added: "In addition to our longstanding principal sponsors, we're very excited to announce a new partnership with Krispy Kreme this year. I think it's a wonderful match up and I'm looking forward to a very sweet relationship. Watch out for some in store magic at Hermiston Gait this summer!"

Open up to magic at the fifth Edinburgh International Magic Festival from the 27 June till the 4 July.

12. Magic Roadshow Journal Of Magic
Message by Rick Carruth

A new issue of the Magic Roadshow has published online. You can read it at: http://magicroadshow.com

In this issue...

Table of Contents
- Month of the Joker...
- The Joker Spelling Routine - effect
- You Can't Do As I Do - effect
- The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks - Free PDF Download
- Ricky Jay and the New Yorker.. An article revisited
- Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants - complete video
- Turning Tricks on the Street for Fun and Profit - Blog
- How To Tear And Restore Items!
- 10 YouTube Videos That Prove Science Is Magic
- Magic Trick Shirts and Other Magic Stuff
- The Real Secrets of Card Magic. Jay Sankey
- Lives of the Conjurers - Free eBook
- Liquid Scarf by Jessica - Video
- Stand - Art Zone Productions
- VANISH - Latest issue is ready
- Substitute for Keepvid
- Everything Illusions.. resource
- Six Ways to Escape from Handcuffs, Zip Ties & Duct Tape!
- Free eBooks For Subscribers....

13. McBride Lecture Coming Up At Fantasma Magic
Message by John Bukowski

McBride Lecture $25 vip $50 May 18th at 2:00 pm

McBride Workshop $125 May 18th at 5:30 pm

McBride Lecture

Jeff McBride will be lecturing on recently release book "The Show Doctor." The lessons from The Show Doctor pack an even greater impact when they come to life before your eyes. New principles, new tricks...it is all there when you see Jeff teach live-up close and in person. This is the first magic book available both in print and with a specially designed version available for the iPad, put together and marketed by Stan Allen's MAGIC Magazine. Jeff will have some of the props mentioned in The Show Doctor available for sale exclusively at this lecture-be the first to get yours when you attend. And be sure to pick up a copy of his book.

Jeff McBride, a three-time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo, is widely recognized as a foremost innovator and most exciting performer in contemporary magic. Naming him "Vegas' Best" Magician several years ago, the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote: "Light years ahead of the pack... McBride is easily the most exciting and mesmerizing magician I've seen in years." McBride's magic has been featured on every major television network, with the most recent appearances on The World Magic Awards and Masters of Illusion on MyNetwork, and judging VH-1's Celebracadabra! and on A&E's Mindfreak with Criss Angel. McBride has even "Gone where no magician had gone before" as a special guest star on Star Trek-Deep Space Nine.

In addition to his work as a performer, McBride is a much sought after lecturer and workshop leader for such diverse groups as The Smithsonian, The Disney Institute, The Omega Institute and many others. he combines dynamic performance magic with deep insights into what makes magic work, its enduring fascination and many uses - non only on stage but in business and personal life as well. He is the founder and leader of the McBride Magic & Mystery School, based in Las Vegas and widely known as the world's leading source for magical learning.

14. Shoot Ogawa Lecture Coming Up At Fantasma Magic
Message by John Bukowski

Shoot Ogawa Lecture $25 vip seats $50 June 11 At 7:30 pm

Shoot Ogawa Workshop w/ Free DVD $100 June 12 at 7:30 pm

Shoot Ogawa Lecture

We are so happy to announce that Shoot Ogawa will be lecturing Thursday June 12th at 7:30 pm
His Lecture will cover:
1. Ninja Rings/Thimbles/Wands/Coin Matrix
Throughout the lecture Shoot will demonstrate and teach several of his signature effects that have brought him worldwide fame and won many 1st place awards. These include his Ninja Rings, color changing Thimbles, Wands, and Coin Matrix. Attendees will receive a close-up view of these very visual routines and present ideas which will help them with their own performance and help to inspire their own creations.

2. Coincidence
A deceptive, fun mind boggler that asks "How lucky are you?" Good things usually come in pairs, but this takes the concept to whole new heights. A chosen card from an openly mixed deck suddenly becomes a piece of a puzzle that doesn't seem to be randomly chosen after all. Is it luck or coincidence? In the hands of a magician, are things ever what they appear to be? A true surprise ending that will have them questioning reality. (Intermediate to Advanced)

3. Rope Magic
Shoot's award winning stage rope magic that has delighted audiences for years. A good addition for closeup or stage, Shoot's routine is full of visual, funny, and fast moving effects. (Beginner to Intermediate)

4. Cube
A surprising, memorable hole punch effect that can be used with any type of card. This is an easy to perform, quick and impromptu effect that is especially memorable for business card production or a self working card routine. A best seller in 2013, includes 5 different effects. (Beginner level)

5. Flash
A 4 card production that is one of Shoot's favorites. One by one, the 4 Aces (or chosen cards) are revealed out of the middle of a full deck in a flash. Deceptively easy to perform, yet makes you look like a master card handler. The fourth reveal comes out of nowhere and something that will be remembered long after the trick has finished. (Intermediate to Advanced)

6. Numbers
Ever want to take an idea and tell a story that inspires imagination? A spectator chooses a card, replaces it, and the deck is shuffled. The deck is dealt to the card's value, and the chosen card is revealed. But then this happens with a different value, and another. Then it gets interesting. Piles that had just been counted now have different numbers of cards when the top card is switched. Finally, with a King on top, all 13 cards below are revealed - in numerical order. A must see! (Intermediate)

7. Various Card and Coin Effects (4-5 approx)
Shoot will perform several card and coin effects from his current and personal favorite repertoire then teach them. These include newer close-up routines mostly with cards and coins. Attendees will learn how to perform them, their inspiration, his thinking behind the effects, and in some cases alternative methods depending on your skill level.. Most of these have been worked into his current closeup routine and are revealed for the first time. (Beginner to Advanced)

15. Squib For The May Issue Of Genii
Message by Richard Kaufman, Editor of Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine

Welcome to the May issue of the largest selling magazine for magicians in the world. If you're a subscriber to Genii you are entitled to a visit to The Magic Castle each year--just one of the many perks we offer. Another is if subscribe for one year, or renew, or add one year to your subscription, you can get Ricky Jay's new DVD "Deceptive Practice" for 50% off the retail price, only $15, mailed anywhere in the world:

On our cover is one of the geniuses behind Tenyo, Mr. Shigeru Sugawara. He is one of the magic world's most original thinkers, a creator of diabolically clever principles and equally devious methods. Max Maven wrote our cover story, and there are half a dozen videos to complement it.

Aladdin! Disney's big new musical is now open on Broadway and a big hit. Read my interview with Jim Steinmeyer that takes you behind the scenes and watch another half dozen videos.

Our great roster of columnists is here this month, including Tom Stone's latest installment of "Conjuring", er ... "Lodestones." Tom is up to his tricks again in his year-long series of pastiches of our columnists and this month Jim Steinmeyer is his victim. Damn fine trick, too.

This month Al Cohen's "Memoirs of a Magic Dealer" teaches one of his old dealer routines with "IZOD."

Chamber of Secrets brings us a "Coin Casket." This is not something in which you bury dead coins, but a 19th century trick that's pretty cool.

Jonathan Pendragon knows "Metamorphosis." It's in his blood. But only recently has he again started performing one of the illusions for which he's most famous. If you've ever wondered what one of the greatest illusionists is thinking balanced on top of the trunk, he spills the beans in this month's "Panmagium."

Caleb Wiles's routine in this month's "Ringside" could be a reputation maker for you.

It's impossible to summarize the content of Roberto Giobbi's "Genii Session" in two or three sentences. He's theorizing about theory, good workable theory that cleans up dirty moments in magic. If I was Paul Harris, and it was 20 years ago, I'd call it "The Psychological Eraser of Doom." But I'm not, so I won't.

David Kaye went to London and had his first experience at what the British call a "Panto." Short for "Pantomime," it's not at all what you might think. There's a lot of cross-dressing and silliness-in a good way-in these musical re-tellings of classic fairy tales and children's stories which are held during the Christmas season and in which TV and theatrical stars have some fun. "No they don't." "Yes they do. "No they don't."

The goings on at the Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle are brought to us as usual this month by Daniel Ulin in "Knights at The Magic Castle."

Where does Jon Racherbaumer find the time to read all those books he writes about every month in "On the Slant"? He must spend a lot of time in the smallest room in the house. Been there, done that.

Four tricks are in "Magicana" this month, with our writers Andi Gladwin, Ian Kendall, and Jon Racherbaumer. Guest Al Schneider gives a tutorial on his famous vanish, and then makes you want to learn it very badly with his video demonstration in the digital edition.

David Britland, Dustin Stinett, and Danny Orleans, render darkness visible in "Light from the Lamp" with their excellent reviews.

At the top of Genii Speaks you'll find a clip of Genii's old friend Harry Mendoza on the Burns and Allen TV show; a video invitation to the Congress of Wonders by Ricky Jay; Max Maven's audio report on the AMA Award Show, and my own More Genii Speaks video. Page 12 brings you Jon Racherbaumer's On the Slant audio column with an interesting trick.

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16. Florida (Orlando) Magic Convention Coming Soon
Message by Ben Mason - USA

Watch the Stars come out May 23-26 during the 50th Anniversary Florida State Magic Convention, Orlando.

Paul Gertner
in his full stage show "Braindrops"

Bev Bergeron
Farewell to "Rebo"

Oscar Munoz
IBM Gold Cups winner

Gustavo Raley
from Argentina

as Fun-Tasio

Giovanni "Gio" Livera
IBM Gold Cups winner

Scott Pepper
illusionist, from England

Michael Dardant
a hit at FFFF

Omar Feret
from Cuba

Amazing Mr. A

Ward Hall
King of the Sideshow

from Cuba

Dan Stapleton
Kerry Pollock
Bob Little
Geoff Williams
Sammy Smith
Todd Charles
Fred Moore
Cameron Francis
Phil Schwartz
Mary Naylor-Kodel
Billy Damon

See all the info at www.fma50th.com

17. Broken Wand Charlie Manhire
Message by Bill Watson (New Zealand)

Charlie Manhire a long time member of the S. C. Magicians Society, died on Easter Friday.

Charlie had also been a member of the CSM in Christchurch before he decided to join our society instead, but he never left Christchurch where he lived.

Charlie was also known as "Charlie Ho" as he did a very good Chinese magic act. He was an accomplished magician and well known in the South Island and I think in the North Island.

His funeral was on Thursday 24th April in Christchurch and it was a large funeral.

Graham Dockrill and Russell Hendry carried out the broken wand ceremony.

Charlie died of prostate cancer.

18. Gigantic Sale Of Magic Tomorrow Auckland New Zealand
Message by Tony Wilson (NZ)

Gigantic Sale of over 190 bagged magic tricks, 54 plus magic related DVD's in bags of 2/3/4., 12 large Illusions, 200 plus individual card tricks and decks, magic tables, novelties and numerous magic related items all in one place at one time in Auckland early in May 2014. All these items must be sold!

From the collection of the late Keith Garrett who died suddenly and unexpectedly last January.

Date Saturday May 3rd 2014

Place KG Magic Theatre at 9 Wheatley Avenue Pakuranga Auckland 2010. Please do not block neighbour's driveways.

Time open for viewing at 9.00 am. Sale starts at 9.30am and closes at 11.30am

Price groupings

General items are for sale in three price groupings ie $15.00, $30.00, and $50.00

Large Illusions will be on display .as is ,where is, and interested buyers need to make verbal offers to Keith's son Christopher during the sale period and when the sale finishes Christopher will offer the relevant illusion to the highest bidder. Any successful large illusion buyers must be able to remove their successful purchases off the property that weekend or negotiate a day or so shortly after.


How do I obtain an email copy of the items for sale?


By contacting one of IBM Ring 160 committee members (listed below) requesting an email copy of:

1 All general items of magic for sale (over 190 plus)
2 All large illusions for sale (12)
3 Photos of 10 of the 12 large illusions that are for sale

IBM Ring 160 Committee Members

Tony Wilson - President - tony@twmagic.co.nz
Roderick Mulgan - Vice President - xtr795067@xtra.co.nz
Danny Phillips - Secretary - danny@mostlymagic.co.nz
Terry Von Pein - Treasurer - tvp@mcgregorbailey.co.nz
Alan Watson - Publicity - AW@Alan-Watson.com
Malcolm Silverman - Malcolm@ips.co.nz
Syd Walker - syd.walker@paradise.net.nz

Any further questions please feel free to contact Tony Wilson President of IBM Ring 160

Phone 09 5769581 or 027 4771240 or tony@twmagic.co.nz

19. e-zine Archives
Back issues of the Magic New Zealand e-zine go to:
www.magicnewzealand.com click on the red button center right "Archives"

When you enter the archive the e-zines are in issue order in folders for each year and are Coded, e.g. 001 Nov06 1999.txt first three numbers (001) denote issue number, then the date (Nov06) and the last figures the year (1999)

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