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MAGIC Magazine: October 2013 ISSUE
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Justin Willman By Jaq Greenspon
Bonus Content for the October issue…
Marketplace Edited by Gabe Fajuri
Sixteen products are reviewed this month by Michael Claxton, Peter Duffie, Jason England, Jared Brandon Kopf, Francis Menotti, Arthur Trace:
Mike Caveney Wonders and The Conference Illusions by Mike Caveney
Gerti by Romanos
The Modern Billet by Allen Zingg
Uprising by Richard Sanders
Oscar Muñoz Live! with Oscar Muñoz
Miracles of the Mind, Vols. 1 & 2 by T.A. Waters
Cardfixes by Jon Racherbaumer
Woes of a Wizard by David Devant
Electric Touch Plus by Yigal Mesika
TTTCBE by Roberto Giobbi
High Caliber by John Bannon
Subtle Card Creations, Vol. 4 by Nick Trost
Reading Writing by Ariel Frailich
Jarrow: Life of a Vaudeville Headliner by David Charvet
Pro Toolkit from Mechanic Industries
Loving Mentalism By Ian Rowland
This month's slice of mentalism is a close-up item you can carry with you so it's always ready to go. After some introductory patter, you show a spectator a list of seven different qualities that might be considered important in a relationship: Respect, Empathy and so on. You invite the spectator to just think of one (free choice, nothing written down). You then read her mind and tell her which of these seven words she's thinking of! Not a bad impromptu miracle. Does it work as cleanly as this every time? No, but when it doesn't the result is even better, more fun and more intriguing!
Les Amis By Gaëtan Bloom & Kevin James
Forgetful Freddy Lives
KEVIN: I was always amused by some of the plots from older magic routines. One that struck my interest as a kid, while I was memorizing the big fat Abbott's catalog, was the routine called Forgetful Freddy. You have a wooden cutout of a boy. His little flat wooden head vanishes and, in order to restore him, you blow up a balloon, tie it to his headless neck, pop it, and he is back to normal. I just love that idea. So I thought, Why not do it with a real, living human?
First Look: High Caliber By John Bannon
Bullet Catcher, Drop Target Aces, and The Bannon Triumph
John Bannon says he has always tried to write "as though the interaction of the session was present. Not as a teacher, but as a colleague." He has taken this approach once again in his latest book, High Caliber. The text is a collection of all the material John Bannon has published in booklets, magazines, and elsewhere — often "overhauled" for republication — since the release of his previous book nearly ten years ago. The three excerpts in this issue present a sample of Bannon's thoughts and his effects with a pack of cards. As John says, "While I hope you like the tricks, with any luck, maybe you'll end up feeling like we've spent some time together on one of our favorite subjects."
Bent on Deception By Mike Bent
Polly Wants a Makeover
One of my favorite "go-to" tricks is Jolly Polly, a Monte effect with three empty cages. Invented by Edwin Hooper and Ian Adair — the Lennon and McCartney of children's magic — the game is to find Polly the elusive parrot, who is eventually discovered to have disappeared and then reappeared inside a cage that has been under a cloth since the beginning of the routine. This month's offering is Jolly Polly with a twist, a year-round version that I call Show Me the Bunny!
50 Years at the Castle By Milt Larsen
Boo! Fifty Years of Ghosts, Spirits, and Mediums, Rare and Well Done!
October has always been a month of worldwide magical interest. In the autumn evenings, kids sit around campfires and listen to ghost stories. Over the past fifty years, the Magic Castle has had its share of spooky, unexplained happenings. I've collected a number of these stories from members, and a few are my personal experiences. Is the Castle haunted? Judge for yourself.
Creative Play By Tracy Atteberry & David Parr
Snoit P. Mussa
This month's creative game begins in the familiar way: write down your creative challenge, stating it as clearly as you can. For instance, let's say you'd like to create a new magic show. Next, make a list of assumptions about your chosen subject. Write down every assumption you can think of, no matter how obvious it seems. We came up with the quite a list of common assumptions about magic shows.
For What It's Worth By Mark Kornhauser
We Are All 793.8
There were 73 interviews in the First Trick project at MAGIC Live, with about an equal mix of professional and amateur magicians. Many great moments were recorded in the 14 hours and 111 gigabytes. The accidental circumstances that surrounded these stories were a reminder that a fortunate perfect storm made us who we are today. If you had gotten a Hohner harmonica for Christmas instead of that Sneaky Pete Magic Kit, you might be in a blues band right now. What was so great about these early experiences? How could the Nickels to Dimes change so many lives?
Paynefully Obvious By Payne
Why Do We Repeat Ourselves?
In 1936, Tommy Tucker stood before an audience and counted out a packet of six cards. From this he threw three cards away, and yet, as we now know all too well, he was still left with six cards. Little did Mr. Tucker realize that this seemingly innocuous act would release upon the magic community a bevy of copyists that would remain unsurpassed until Bob Carver showed the world what could be accomplished with three seemingly unequal lengths of rope.
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