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Barrett S

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Hello,

If this is a dupe I apologize

I found a book.  It is called "Jinx Companion" by Conley, Meyer, Turner.  Amazon has it. 

It is a guide to "The Jinx."  I have this publication in electronic form and it is fascinating what is in there.  This extremely well written book is all at once a history, a road-map, and commentary.  The whole thing is amazing.  I am sure it took a LOT of hard work.  Thank you so much to the authors if they see this.

Question please:  Would anyone know of other such guides to other periodicals.  This would include, but not be limited to Pabular, Apocalypse, Hugard's, et al.

This got zero hits "elsewhere."  I think it is a great idea.

On the same subject, folks who frequent this forum (and others) have put together valuable lists of things which are popular. One such list that comes to mind is "Faromania" by Mats G. Kjellstrom.  Mats is a frequent contributor and is prolific in his knowledge.  This is available at Lybrary by the way.  Nice work Mats!

Maybe there could be a "category" where these could be placed?  


Thanks!

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That does sound interesting.  I had not heard of that before.  Of course, there are several bound reprints of the various periodicals available, but I don't remember coming across any separate references like what you described.



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Hi Barrett,

I'll look for Faromania and see if it's something that we can replicate here.

I don't have the Jinx, but now you've got me interested. You can get the Jinx Companion in the form of an eBook here for a great price...

http://www.mysteryarts.com/jinx/

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Rudy

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Fredrick Turner (one of the collaborators on the Jinx Companion) is a local magician (in the Seattle area), and a heck of a nice guy.
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Thanks Rudy... Evan S, thanks for that information.  He and his collaborators really produced a great book.  
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I remember this book coming out, but never picked it up. I have a complete set of Jinx however, a great collection of stuff.

I honestly don't recall any other guides to a periodical like this one.
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On the same subject, folks who frequent this forum (and others) have put together valuable lists of things which are popular. One such list that comes to mind is "Faromania" by Mats G. Kjellstrom.  Mats is a frequent contributor and is prolific in his knowledge.  This is available at Lybrary by the way.  Nice work Mats!

Maybe there could be a "category" where these could be placed?  


Thanks!


Of course some of my publications are also themed reference works, like the packet trick books "Small But Deadly" and "Still Small Still Deadly" the book on the cards across plot "Across The Void" the use of cards in mentalism "Mentalism With Cards" or Chris Wardle's "Investigating the Mene Tekel Deck".

I've recommended "The Jinx" to people many times over the years as a great buy but probably most of the old magazine collections available as pdf files are great value. A lot of hidden treasure. If you actually read them you don't need other people to tell you which the best tricks are [smile]

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Hi Paul, thanks for your response.  Absolutely your books are excellent references and go to sources.  Got "Small But Deadly," "Still Small Still Deadly," and "OOPS."

And you are correct, if one sat down and read the entire Jinx  collection, then you'd have your own reference.  And I believe the authors of "The Jinx Companion," took a year, and did just that.  A massive undertaking and well worth their fine effort (as are your books).

Time is my enemy for various reasons.  So it is tough (for me) to read all the way through something that huge and that's why I liked the "companion."  These wonderful authors did not stop there.  For some odd reason, I have used my Twitter account a lot over the past few months.  Not sure why.  Maybe because I live in the US [smile] and I found that the "Jinx folks" Tweet out stuff which you may then look up.  Kind of fun.  

But you are right... read the stuff and then you'll have it!

Thanks!




 


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Thanks for the Jinx Companion suggestion. Ordered from Amazon.
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Thanks for the Jinx Companion suggestion. Ordered from Amazon.


I just ordered a copy for myself too. How did you find it?
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