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hello, my names tom, in my 50's. have been into magic since my 20's. pretty much a collector now more then anything. have many many interests outside of magic as well. i enjoy collecting and performing tricks that are for the parlor or stage. loveee tricks that are self working. so easy to do. will upload some pixs soons to show what i do have. thats it for now
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Welcome Tom, you'll enjoy it here.
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Hey, Tom, welcome aboard. Lot's of great people hanging out here!
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Welcome to the forum!
A good group of people here! Eric
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Welcome to the forum Tom.
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Thanks for taking a moment to introduce yourself to us, Tom. I'm so glad that you're here!
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Hi Tom - I just wanted to welcome you to the forum! I look forward to seeing more of your posts, and helping with anything I can.
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Welcome to the Magician's Forum, Tom!
You noted that you have a lot of interests outside of magic. That can help a person become a more well rounded performer. You also mentioned that you love self-working tricks. I don't think any trick is really self-working; it still has to be performed cleanly and smoothly, and I believe, entertainingly. There are quite a few tricks (especially in the realm of cards) that do not require any (or hardly any) sleight of hand, and yet are very strong! Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin is reputed to have said: "A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician." That always struck a chord with me. So whether it's with sleight of hand, or self-working tricks, as long as we are creating the illusion of magic for people and entertaining them (and ourselves), I think that's what counts.