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Issue Number: #1159
Date: Sunday 21st December 2014
Editor: Alan Watson
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. MagicPedia
3. FISM - Scott Wells
4. Desperate Acts Of Magic - On Vimeo
5. The Magic Word #202 - Magician Business
6. The Scryer Project Is Now Available
7. Remarkable Magic #375 - Nick Lewin
8. Festivals - Performance Attire - #345 - Kyle Peron
9. S.A.M. Program For 2015 Convention
10. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
11. 2015 Genii, The Conjurors' Convention
12. KIDabra International News Updates
13. 2015 Melbourne Magic Festival
14. Abb Dickson Health Update
15. The January Issue Of Genii
16. A New Magic Roadshow
17. 32nd New Zealand International Magicians Convention 2015
18. e-zine Archives
19. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message

READERS PLEASE NOTE: This will be the last issue of Magic New Zealand for the YEAR and the NEXT issue will be published on Sunday 11th January 2015.

*If an important news item is sent in for publication I will send it out as a News Flash.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our regular columnists Nick Lewin, Kyle Peron and Tony Darkstone for their wonderful and inspiring contributions over the last 12 months and they will be back in 2015.

Michele and I extend to you all happy holidays and a prosperous New Year.

For all those who would like to read the Magic New Zealand e-zine in a HTML format go to: http://www.magicnewzealand.com/ezine-archive/2014-Jan-to-Dec-2014/1159-Dec21-2014.html

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

2. MagicPedia
Message by Richard Kaufman - Editor Genii Magazine

Visit MagicPedia, the most complete online encyclopedia of magical information with almost 5,000 entries. It's a living encyclopedia to which you are welcome to contribute! www.magicpedia.net

3. FISM - Scott Wells
Message by Joan Caesar (Canada)

Scott Wells
Scott Wells is magic convention junkie. He has attended a lot of conventions, probably more than most magicians who aren't exhibiting as dealers. Over the past 30 years, he has been to over 100 conventions. MAGIC Magazine editor Stan Allen recognized this and appointed him as their Convention Editor in the 1990's, a position which he still holds.

One of his favorite conventions is FISM. He has only attended two FISM congresses (1988 and 2006) although he would have loved to have gone to more. He loves magic competitions and loves sitting with friends like Gene Anderson (who has a critical eye) and watching act after act then having constructive discussions about their performances. Seeing other performers really helps Scott be a better performer.

As with most conventions, one of the best parts is seeing and being with old friends and making new ones. There is no place like FISM to make acquaintances with fellow magi from all over the world. Scott hosts a weekly podcast, The Magic Word at http://TheMagicWordPodcast.com/ where he chats with magicians from many countries. He also provides podcasts with daily updates from conventions with chats with registrants, talent, organizers and dealers. He plans to do the same from FISM in Rimini next year.

He knows FISM in Rimini will be another memorable event. It has been too long since his first visit to Italy and he loved the country and all it had to offer. Since he has already visited many of the typical Italian tourist destinations, he and his wife, Kathy plan to see some of northern Italy and spend more quality time seeing things that are "out of the way". Before the congress begins, they plan to visit areas like Stresa, Bolzano, Verona and Padua and take a train ride over the Alps into Switzerland. One of the things he wants to see is the Republic of San Moreno (described in a later blog) which is less than 15 miles from Rimini. It is its own republic surrounded by Italy. Since the beaches of Rimini are outstanding, and therefore a vacation destination for many Europeans, he is anxious to see them, although the northern and eastern sections of Italy sound relaxing and fantastic in the summer months.

Every FISM congress has its own unique personality whose foundation is laid by the organizational team, the city and the venue. FISM 2015 will be different from all others in its own way, too. Scott recognizes that FISM registration costs are more than most magic conventions, but this is not your typical magic convention. You get so much more packed into many more days than your typical three or four day magic convention. He knows this one will be well done and is excited about being a part of it.

He hopes to see many of you next year in Rimini!

4. Desperate Acts of Magic
Message by Joe Gold and Tammy Caplan

This comedy features professional magicians performing real magic without camera tricks or special effects.

We've been getting great reviews:

"A generous sprinkling of tricks and illusions will appeal to fans of magic." - New York Times

"A believable script, and a handful of genuinely hilarious gags" - The Village Voice

"Highly likeable comedy about magicians in all their trickery...Gold, who wrote and co-directed Desperate Acts of Magic with Tammy Caplan, is himself a former birthday-party magician, and this slight yet quite endearing film benefits from the scruffily observed authenticity he brings to it, as well as a nicely dry sense of humor and full awareness of the absurdity of both his premise and profession...The film is rife with entertaining feats of legerdemain." - Film Journal International

"Fun. Inventive... Solidly entertaining... 8/10...What makes this film impressive is an unending parade of magic tricks performed by experts and filmed without editing tricks or special effects." - Mark Leeper's Reviews

"Does for the world of magic what 'The Wrestler' did for another profession based on illusion...If you have ever dabbled in magic yourself or if you simply want to see a well-written and well-directed character-driven romantic comedy, check out Desperate Acts of Magic." - Louis Proyect

5. The Magic Word #202 - Magician Business
Message by Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

This week on The Magic Word, Ken Kelly from the U.K. and Julian Mather from Australia talk with me about the evolution and phenomenon that is Magician Business dot com. In a little over six months and 33 episodes, they have made a significant impact on the magic community offering much needed quality information on business for the magician.

They also talk about a brand new product that will roll out in early January: The Magic Tap, which is a way of efficiently using Google ad words and not blowing your money during your growth curve. You can learn a lot from their experience and save tons of money, too. And they offer listeners of The Magic Word a special discount on the Magic Tap.

You can learn more about how you can ramp up your marketing plan to book more shows and make more money by listening to this week's Magic Word podcast at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/magicianbusinessdotcom Of course you can always listen and download through iTunes, if you prefer. If you do go through Apple, then please leave a five star comment for the podcast.

Another thing being rolled out this week is a way to show your support to The Magic Word on an ongoing basis. Without going into too much detail here, just please take two minutes of your time to watch the video I recorded earlier this week at: http://www.Patreon.com/TheMagicWord Thanks for watching and thanks for listening!

6. The Scryer Project Is Now Available
Message by Paul Romhany

After nine months of working on The Scryer Project I'm proud to announce it is now available from your favorite magic dealer. I have spent literally hundreds of hours producing this with a film crew.

The material on this double DVD set is based on the material of Neal Scryer and is perfect for those who perform walk-about, stage, and intimate shows. There is something on here for everybody and it's filled with a lot of bonus material. If you love mentalism then you'll really get a lot from this project.

Most of my current strolling performances and private parties are made up of Scryer's routines and I perform and teach several on here myself.

Andrew Gerard, who was featured in latest issue of Vanish - International Magic Magazine performs his favorite Scryer routines and gives an in-depth interview on the process he goes through from first reading an effect to the final performance. This is pure gold and a rare opportunity to have Andrew open up like this.

You can now order this and get it just in time for Christmas. This DVD is over 2 1/2 hours of wonderful material featuring Andrew Gerard, Richard Webster and myself.

Available from all good magic dealers worldwide now.

7. Remarkable Magic #375 - Nick Lewin
Message by Nick Lewin

…and what do you think about it!

As we round out the year I wanted to contribute a very brief column this week and just cover a random topic or two.

Firstly I want to thank everyone for the response to last week's column I wrote about the structuring of a magic show. It seems to have hit quite a chord with our readers!
It is very nice to receive feedback from our readers about what you like and don't like in my choice of topics.

To be honest, over the nearly seven years I have been writing these columns the amount of feedback I receive has dwindled considerably. I don't know if anyone is still reading these columns, or you just don't like responding. I do try and mix things up a little with a variety of types of columns just to keep things interesting. Please do consider dropping me an email to tell me what you enjoy and just as importantly do not enjoy. It would make my life a lot easier!

One item that I noticed recently was the tragic story of Kevin Tejan, a young magician from Arizona who took his own life after warning he was about to do so on several social media and magic forum sites. You can read the full story at this link, http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/as-we-see-it/2013/apr/19/young-magician-takes-his-own-life-local-magicians-/ It was a very troubling story on many levels. It certainly gives one pause for serious thought on what we each are doing in this area.

The anonymous nature of communication on the Internet, and the ability to interact with total strangers on a highly personal level is a state of affairs that can bring out the best and worst in us all. It isn't like the old days when we only got to meet up with our circle of friends at the local magic shop or magic club. I am often taken aback at the comments made to individuals on digital sources. The international issue of Cyber bullying is something that seems to be affecting our community and does need to be addressed.

I am preparing to write a story for Vanish Magazine on the phenomena of magic forums. I would be very interested to hear from any readers of this column what they feel are the strengths and weakness' of this aspect of the magic world. What do you think would make them better serve the magic community and what should be eliminated. It would assist me greatly in formulating this particular story. Send me your thoughts and questions to this address nicklewin1@mac.com

May I also take this opportunity to wish a very, very happy holiday season to my friends and readers throughout the magical world. It seems to me we have experienced a wonderful resurgence of the magic arts commercially during this past year I look forward to 2015 being another grandstand year for the magic world.

You can visit my online store at www.lewinenterprises.com
Subscribe to my blog at www.remarkablemagic.com

8. Festivals - Performance Attire - #345 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron (US)

As a rule of thumb, I always want to look professional when I am performing at a festival event. I always believe in dressing at least 1 to 2 levels higher than the audience. I want folks to know I am the entertainment and that I am a professional in what I do. From the minute I get to the festival, until the time I leave, I must not only act professional but should look decent as well.

I never wear my performance attire to the festival for several reasons:

- It often is just way too hot at the festivals to warrant wearing my performance attire for that length of time.
- If I do wear it, I would end up getting it dirty and looking very sloppy long before I ever hit the stage
- I always want to make my first BIG impression when I first walk out on the stage.
- If I am dressed to perform and I am trying to set up, this draws a lot of attention to me as people think that I am performing. This causes problems and I do not get to set up as efficiently as I want to. People will want to ask you questions and being short with them sends the wrong message.

So, I normally take our performance clothes and bring them in a light weight garment bag that has our name and information on it. This protects our clothes from the weather until we have time to get ready and look fresh.

I usually always discuss on the phone and in my contract to have an area for my wife and I to get changed into our performance attire prior to the performance of our first show. This way there are no surprises the day of the event and things run smoothly. Usually there is always a spot that can be made for us. I am not picky on what they provide as long as it has ample room and is out of the way of festival traffic.

What you wear during your performance is up to you and the style of show you are putting on. Just do not fall victim of thinking that because it is too hot, you can't possibly look good. You can ALWAYS look good no matter what the weather conditions. It simply means dressing smart.

I always look for light weight clothes that fit well and are able to breathe easily. If I am performing in the heat, I have found short sleeve dress shirts that are made especially for outdoor cafes. They look great and work wonderfully and are not costly in price. A great place to look for clothes like this is a website called happychef.com. Check it out as they specialize in clothing for cafes and outdoor establishments.

This does not mean you must wear a tuxedo. Where what fits your style but wear what works for the show and allows you to feel good and look good at the same time. Modifications to what you wear for indoor shows may be needed. However, you can usually find a great look that works.

Many folks say never to wear shorts. I say that is up to you as a performer. If it is hot outside, then shorts can work well. You can always wear good looking shorts that go with your outfit and still look professional in the process.

Experiment with looks and feels and do research. Find the look that works for you and allows you free movement on stage under cold and hot weather conditions.

Another rule of thumb is to bring extra clothes with you. If you are doing more than one show at a festival, you may want to bring extra shirts or pants and be able to change between shows. This keeps you fresh, feeling good and looking better.

After the show is over, I always will get changed back into something more casual and comfortable for me. This is so I do not overheat and can cool off and rest for the next show or prepare for the load out process. Staying in your performance clothes is never a good idea unless you feel you have no other options.

If you do feel you have to come dressed, one thing you can do is to wear something over top of your performance clothes that can be removed easily. For example, get a pair of black, nylon running pants. I think they are usually used for working out or jogging. They are very light weight and can match my performance and brand colors. They have an elastic band and a hidden zipper that you can change them into shorts if you want to.

I just put on my performance pants and put these on over top of them. It was light weight enough not to be uncomfortable or cause me excess heat. It was relaxing and it can protect my pants until the time of the performance.

I then just throw on my logo designed t-shirt and I am ready to go. It can work out nicely when you have no other option then to come dressed to perform. It protects your clothes and allows you to rest a bit more easily.


I hope this information has given you an idea of what can be done with working the Festival market. If you would like additional and detailed information on this topic, please see my book/eBook at: http://www.kpmagicproducts.com/Festival_Magic.html

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. S.A.M. Program for 2015 Convention
Message by Menon

The S.A.M. National Convention in Philly will be a wonderful event! An important part of the convention is the convention program.

It offers a chance to thank the outgoing National President and other officers, and to congratulate the incoming new National president and officers. And it provides a chance to express thanks, respect and admiration to that person to whom the convention is dedicated.

As many of you know, this convention will honor Ray Goblet. Ray is a true "living legend," beloved by collectors, historians, and performers around the world. He and his wife, Ann, have done it all! Here is your chance to say "thank you" in a convention program that Ray and Ann will treasure for years to come.

I have the privilege of editing the convention program, so attached you will find information about placing an ad in the program. Share it with your magic friends and with your assembly. In addition to honoring Ray, this is also a time to offer thanks and congratulations to outgoing and incoming national officers! We invite you and your friends to be a part of this. Here are some ideas for convention program ads, which might be:
From you personally
From your S.A.M. assembly
From other magic clubs
From your business
From a group of friends

Each person placing an ad of a quarter page or larger will receive a complimentary copy of this great program, either at the convention or by mail if he or she cannot attend.

Attached is a PDF with information about placing an ad in our Philadelphia Program.

Begin Planning Now o Send Me An Email To Reserve Space o Get Your Assembly Or Other Magic Organization Motivated Now! Be a part of history!

The deadline for receiving ads is April 25. Start planning now!


David Goodsell

10. Updates So Far This Week On VanishLive.com
Message by - Mick Peck (NZ)
Online Content Editor

Latest updates on VanishLive.com include:

- Final Disappearing Act From Magic Babe Ming
- Tales from the Uncanny Scot: Ron Wilson
- Mississauga Magician Making A Name For Himself
- Adrien Brody's Houdini Portrayal Nominated For SAG Award
- BGT Magician Darcy Oake 2015 Tour
- First Look - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
- Wrong Way by Vernet Magic
- Reg Donnelly Multiplying Bottles
- Workers Dream Wallet By Harry Robson
- Ben Hanlin - The Lighter Side Of Magic
- Lyn Dillies Stars In Christmas Spectacular
- Latest Viral Magic Video …
- Work Party Hypnotist Act Turns 'Orgasm Event'

Video of the Week: Andost - FISM 2012 Close-up Act - 1st Place Micro Magic.

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

Visit us today at:

- Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

11. 2015 Genii, The Conjurors' Convention
Message by Richard Kaufman (US)

Genii, The Conjurors' Convention: September 30 to October 4, 2015!

You want to pick a convention to attend next year ... which one? Your hosts Richard Kaufman, Joshua Jay, and Andi Gladwin want to help with your decision.

For those who attended Genii's first convention in 2012 there is only one answer: the second Genii Convention in October 2015. We sold out the first convention with 800 people, many of whom repeatedly said that it was by far the best convention they'd ever attended. We expect to sell out again, and we expect our hotel to be fully booked. Don't end up at the Red Roof Inn down the road!

Now is your chance to save $50 by registering before January 1. Pay only $299, less than MAGIC Live (and we have 4 days of events) and half the price of FISM.

Many of our attendees said our convention hotel was the best venue they've ever stayed at. The beautiful Florida Hotel and Conference Center is located in Orlando (the 6th top rated hotel according to Trip Adviser), the biggest vacation destination in the United States. Walk out the back of the hotel lobby and into The Florida Mall, the largest shopping mall in central Florida. It has an enormous food court and many restaurants, making inexpensive meals at the convention a breeze. Our hotel is only 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport and there are inexpensive shuttle buses available. Taxi cabs are also plentiful.

Our room rate is only $105 a night (no pesky or hidden "hotel fee"), which includes free WiFi in the room and lobby, two bottles of water every day, newspaper, free parking, free use of the pool, business center, and gym.

Make it a family vacation and stay (for the same low rate) a few days before or after the convention and visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida (home of The Wizardling World of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley), or Seaworld. Most attractions are only 15 to 25 minutes away.

We don't have 1600 people at our convention: that's way too many. You meet your friends once and never see them again. With less than 900 people attending, you'll see your friends every day. Plus, we do not have overlapping events--everything is available to everyone who attends, and you can see every event with your friends. We've improved our schedule and given it a bit of "air," with plenty of time for lunch and dinner each day.

We'll publish our full schedule soon, but here's a sampling of our talent so far:

Rob Zabrecky will perform his one-man show.
Raymond Crowe will perform his one-man show.
John Archer will perform his one-man show, as well as lecture.
Derek Hughes will perform his one-man show.
The Fat Brothers (Dani DaOrtiz, Miguel Angel Gea, and Christian Engblom) will perform their three-man show, as well as present several lectures.
Tom Mullica will perform and lecture.
Alana will perform twice, including her famous "Hand" act.
Mike Caveney will MC, perform, and lecture.
Tina Lenert will perform and lecture.
Joshua Jay will perform and lecture.
Andi Gladwin will perform and lecture.
and ...
Michael Carbonaro and Eugene Burger will present their two-man show, "Dark Stories."
More artists will be announced in coming months.

Activities start on Wednesday evening with early bird access to the dealer room (all local magicians who are not registered will be allowed in at no charge as a courtesy on this evening only). We will also have one or two events on Wednesday evening, so arrive on Wednesday if you can. We'll have full days of activities on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and two extra-charge workshops (with limited space) on Sunday given by Rob Zabrecky and The Fat Brothers.

Register today, book your hotel, and save at www.geniiconvention.com

We look forward to seeing you.

12. KIDabra International News Updates
Message by Mark Daniel

KAX: The KIDabra Midyear
January 28-31, 2015 in Beautiful Ventura County, CA River Ridge Residence Inn and Conference Center

KAX: The KIDabra Midyear is gearing up for its second incredible outing in Oxnard, CA January 28-31. The conference is a perfect melding of variety artists who perform for young and family audiences. With special guests, Gary Dunn, Scotland, Silly Scot, England, Jay Johnson, Broadway, Duane Laflin, Branson, Barry Mitchell, TN, Alberto Nava, Italy, Ken Scott, Atlanta, John Hardman, TX, Buster Balloon, CA Annie Banannie, CA Kathy Prosser, Australia, Dal and Cinde Sanders, TX, Niels Duinker, The Netherlands, Joe Selph, CA, Nathan Roberts, LA, Matt Bailey, NY, Mark Truman, CA.

Plus A Rare Appearance by Willie Tyler and Lester!, The First Ever KAX Auction with Gary Shelton, The creative genius of Steve Axtell, and your hosts Mark and Tami Daniel, all make for a KIDabra Midyear Don't Miss!

And next August, The Mother Conference moves from its long time berth in Pigeon Forge, TN to Williamsburg, Virginia, August 3rd-7th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. The Williamsburg area is served by 3 airports, Amtrak, and Grayhound, plus just 45 minutes from the popular I-95 corridor. Stay tuned for the exciting roster coming soon!

Follow all things KIDabra at www.kidabra.org and on Facebook at KIDabra International Members and Friends.

13. 2015 Melbourne Magic Festival
Message by Tim Ellis (Australia)

There's just one month to go before applications close for the 2015 Melbourne Magic Festival.

If you're interested in presenting a show in the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over 10,000 people annually, then go to http://melbournemagicfestival.com/producers-documentation/ download the application of interest form and return it before January 20.

The 2015 Melbourne Magic Festival will take place from June 29 to July 11 at the Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia. Last year we had over 170 performances of every genre of magic imaginable. This year we would love you to be a part of it.

For more information go to http://melbournemagicfestival.com/

14. Abb Dickson Health Update
Message by Gary E. Bartlett

Here is a correspondence between Ken Klosterman and myself.

I just personally spoke with Abb and he¹s in good spirits, but not too great of health.
He's literally having a hard time hearing.

Please encourage people to send cards to:

Abb Dickson
C/o Kindred Transitional Care & Rehah Lafayett
110 Brandywine
Fayetteville, GA 30214

The Mobile # that is a community phone is:
770 461 6192

I hope you're doing well.


Gary E. Bartlett
President / CEO
Midwest Concerts & Events, LLC
215 S. 2nd St. 1B
Branson, MO / Las Vegas, NV
417 336 0757 office / 417 593 6681 cell
www.midwestconcerts.com <http://wwwmidwestconcerts.com/>

15. The January Issue Of Genii
Message by Richard Kaufman - Editor Genii Magazine

For only $35 you can purchase a digital subscription to the largest-selling magic magazine in the world. Every month you'll receive a new digital issue which can be read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, and that includes access to every single issue of Genii published since 1936--57,000 pages. Subscribers to Genii are entitled to visit to The Magic Castle each year--just one of the many perks we offer. Visit www.geniimagazine.com/subscribe-now

We offer special bonus premiums to those who subscribe, renew, or extend their subscriptions (add a year and it's yours).

With one or two year subscriptions pick one:

* Deceptive Practices: Ricky Jay (1 DVD), normally $30, only $15 postpaid.

* The Skinner Tapes (13 discs), normally $125, only $25 plus postage.

* The Berglas Effects (400 page book with 3 DVDs), normally $140, only $25 plus postage.

With three year subscriptions add to the above choices:

* The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard (book), normally $70, only $15 plus postage.

* Talisman (book), normally $75, only $15 plus postage.

The digital version of Genii's January 2015 issue is now live at www.geniimagazine.com

When Italy was chosen to present the 2015 FISM World Championships, a cheer went up from everyone who was happy to see this grand competition/convention return to Europe. The man who made the pitch was Walter Rolfo, profiled in our cover story by Max Maven. Videos in our digital edition

At the last Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, our Associate Editor Mr. Stinett gave an excellent talk on Earl Lockman, an escape artist and magician who trouped through the United States during the mid-20th century. Dustin has turned his talk into an article and you'll find "Locks Can't Lock Lockman." A video in our digital edition.

Max Maven and Jon Racherbaumer provide audio columns you'll only find in our digital edition.

We have an insightful obituary of the British magician Bobby Bernard by the alarmingly busy Brian Sibley.

The suicide of Robin Williams in 2014 prompted his friend and magician Jay Alexander to discuss his many years of performing for the famous comedian and actor at his annual Thanksgiving party. Jim Steinmeyer leads the interview.

Dale Salwak, a professor of English Lit in real life, examines the many intersections of teaching and magic.

Barry Wiley has been fascinated by the fraudulent medium Ana Eva Fay for many years. We featured his biography of Fay, The Indescribable Phenomenon (Hermetic Press), on our cover years ago. His interest has not abated, and this month we present an excerpt from his novel A Spirit of Fraud.

Andi Gladwin brings you three great tricks and a video in "Magicana," including a fantastic Card at Any Number. Videos in our digital edition.

David Kaye zeroes in on the technology that has rapidly become the gold standard in children's shows in "The Expert at the Kids' Table." Max Maven does a rare bit of card trickery in "Lost Horizons" and holes his deck. * The title "Dr. Rohnstein's 'The Day-Fly'" yields no clue as to the subject of John Gaughan's "Chamber of Secrets" this month. * Jonathan Pendragon discusses his reluctance to saw women in half, and how he cleared up his thoughts on the matter in "Panmagium." * For the first month of the New Year, tricks are reviewed by David Regal, books by David Britland (including the much-discussed new Dai Vernon book), and videos by Dustin Stinett.

* Every month Genii gives paper subscribers a FREE digital issue with supplementary video and audio columns that can be viewed on ANY computer, desktop or laptop, as well as on any tablet or smartphone, and we have special apps for both the iPad and iPhone, as well as for Android tablets and the Kindle Fire. We do NOT charge you a penny extra for your digital copy of Genii, and unlike other magazines we give you the entire magazine including embedded audio and video in digital form for free.

Visit www.geniimagazine.com and subscribe today! Subscriptions start at only $35 worldwide for digital-only service, and $58 for a subscription that includes both paper and digital magazines.

Visit The Genii Forum, the "smart" online discussion group: www.forums.geniimagazine.com

16. A New Magic Roadshow
Message from Rick Carruth

A New Magic Roadshow Journal of Magic

We published a new Roadshow last week and would like to invite everyone, subscriber or not, to visit. This issue runs 27 pages and includes a PDF version for those who like to read it on a Pad or Tablet. In this issue:

- Red's Card Trick - Jeff Hobson
- The Trick That Can't Be Explained - Video Tutorial
- Paul Lelekis' Red/Black Separation Shuffle - Video Tutorial
- What is the Art of Magic? - TEDx Talk by Dr. Lawrence Hass
- Disappear Any Card As It's Shuffled - Tutorial
- Duct Tape Wallet - Video Tutorial
- TIPS & TRICKS - Monthly Feature
- TIP #1 ... Chapstick
- Tip # 2 - Nest of Coins - A Useful Tip
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- Scott Well's "The Magic Word" Podcast
- Skeptic Michael Shermer Shows You How to Bend Spoons with Your Mind
- Marco Tempest's Cyber Card Trick - video
- 3 of the Top Card Tricks in Magic Revealed - Video Tutorials..
- The Fellowship of Christian Magicians - Free Effects and Resources
- Energized Aces - Video Tutorial
- The Bulletproof Musician Blog - Why Magicians Should Read This Blog..
- Customer Service for Magicians - Podcast
- The Business of Online Magic Shops - Podcast with Dominic Reyes
- Latest Issue of Vanish Magazine Ready to Download
- Pamela Meyer: How to Spot a Liar - A TED Talk
- Merry Christmas! - A Little Something to Keep You Busy in 2015
- Magic News - A Few of the Stories This Week....
- Free eBooks For Subscribers...


17. 32nd New Zealand International Magicians Convention 2015
Message by Nopera Whitley (New Zealand)

Join the Wellington Magic Club on Labour Weekend 2015 for three days of magic.

When: 24th - 26th of October, 2015
Where: James Cook Hotel, Wellington City, New Zealand

Registration is Open

Register online at www.wellingtonmagic.co.nz or to download the registration form go to: http://www.wellingtonmagic.co.nz/register.pdf
Venue and Accommodation
The convention will be held at the Wellington James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, and we
have secured a great room rate at $169 per night (King Bed or Double + Single Bed) which
includes a full buffet breakfast for two. Rooms will be available for booking next week.

Headliners already confirmed include:
- Phil Cass and his partner Philippa
- Charlie Frye and his partner Sherry
- Nick Nickolas

For more information, or to get in touch, visit us at www.wellingtonmagic.co.nz.

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