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OK, the obligatory intro. My performing name is Kingman, been performing card magic for a few decades now (won't say how many). Extreme fan of the classics. Not big on flourishes. I love to watch magic, read magic, perform magic, talk magic, learn magic and  oh yeah, I love magic!
I live near Raleigh NC since moving from Mass in 2014. Really love it down here and have recently started to attend meetings at the local IBM ring. I have a pretty good magic library, including signed copies of almost of Harry Lorayne's books and Darwin Ortiz's books as well.
Well, that's me in a nutshell. Hope to get to know all of you better as we grow this new forum!

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HI. My name is Mike Cookman, from Evanston, Illinois. Part time pro magician. Former employee of the now defunct Magic Masters D.C. store. 

I like the positive atmosphere here.


I'm so glad that you're here, Mike! I look forward to getting to know you!

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Guess I had this in the wrong place so I am putting it here.

OK, the obligatory intro. My performing name is Kingman, been performing card magic for a few decades now (won't say how many). Extreme fan of the classics. Not big on flourishes. I love to watch magic, read magic, perform magic, talk magic, learn magic and  oh yeah, I love magic!
I live near Raleigh NC since moving from Mass in 2014. Really love it down here and have recently started to attend meetings at the local IBM ring. I have a pretty good magic library, including signed copies of almost of Harry Lorayne's books and Darwin Ortiz's books as well.
Well, that's me in a nutshell. Hope to get to know all of you better as we grow this new forum! Outside of hobbies, I am a Cyber Investigator for Cisco, which is fun too!

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Wait, you work for Cisco and you're not here in the Bay Area?

(It's a standing joke around here, because Cisco probably owns a couple dozen buildings around San Jose.)

Glad to have you here. I'm like you in that I'm not big on flourishes, probably because I don't know any?

Enjoy your stay!


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Hello,

My name is Luis and I am from Mexico. I've been into magic for more than 30 years. In 1986 I went to San Mateo Ca. and I would go to Merlin's Magic Mansion (in Belmont I think, it was on El Camino Real) to hang out and spend time with the owner and Mike and the people who would go into the shop. That is where I bought a lot of books that I now treasure, including The Magic Book (I think it was a used copy because it is signed by HL) and Close up Card Magic. I think I bought more than a hundred books and I had to bring them back home, quite a load! LOL

I am mostly a hobbyist. I have just had a handful of shows and I perform mostly for family and friends and students (I am an English teacher) and for the magician friends at the local magic club.

I do mostly card magic and some coin magic, and I could say I do some close up magic in general. I keep buying magic books and reading them to get some secrets that I use to create short card routines. One of the books that I bought recently was JawDroppers and I still need to get a few routines that I have read and liked but I need to get my hands on the cards and the book at the same time to get started with the routines... LOL

Well I think that could be a short introduction to who I am. And I hope I didn't make any grammar mistakes, as I already told you I am from Mexico and English is my second language.

I hope I can contribute to this great endeavor. So let's get started.

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Hello,

My name is Luis and I am from Mexico. I've been into magic for more than 30 years. In 1986 I went to San Mateo Ca. and I would go to Merlin's Magic Mansion (in Belmont I think, it was on El Camino Real) to hang out and spend time with the owner and Mike and the people who would go into the shop. That is where I bought a lot of books that I now treasure, including The Magic Book (I think it was a used copy because it is signed by HL) and Close up Card Magic. I think I bought more than a hundred books and I had to bring them back home, quite a load! LOL

I am mostly a hobbyist. I have just had a handful of shows and I perform mostly for family and friends and students (I am an English teacher) and for the magician friends at the local magic club.

I do mostly card magic and some coin magic, and I could say I do some close up magic in general. I keep buying magic books and reading them to get some secrets that I use to create short card routines. One of the books that I bought recently was JawDroppers and I still need to get a few routines that I have read and liked but I need to get my hands on the cards and the book at the same time to get started with the routines... LOL

Well I think that could be a short introduction to who I am. And I hope I didn't make any grammar mistakes, as I already told you I am from Mexico and English is my second language.

I hope I can contribute to this great endeavor. So let's get started.


I'm glad to meet you, Luis! I'm from the bay area too! San Jose.

Thanks for introducing yourself to us. Please don't apologize for any mistakes in grammar. This is a place that will hopefully remain free of trolls, grammar police and condescending, know-it-alls [smile]

I look forward to getting to know you!

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You're written English is stellar, I would have never guessed from reading this that you weren't a native speaker.

Glad to have you joining us, sounds like you're excited to contribute to this fabulous community.



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Wait, you work for Cisco and you're not here in the Bay Area?

(It's a standing joke around here, because Cisco probably owns a couple dozen buildings around San Jose.)

Glad to have you here. I'm like you in that I'm not big on flourishes, probably because I don't know any?

Enjoy your stay!


Dave


That's ok, they own 12 or 13 buildings here in Research triangle Park in NC as well. What can I say, they have presence....

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    The name and exact address I sent it to would really help. As mentioned, I have no airmail shipment to Mexico during that time frame.
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I just sent you an email, Harry.
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   Got it, Luis. Thank you so much for sending the information. And yes, it helped me straighten out my records. Hope you're enjoying the book. Thanks again. Best - H.
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Do you still want me to send you the other stuff when I get home?

And of course I am enjoying the book!

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   What "other stuff" do you mean, Luis?  Best - H.
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Oh, I meant a picture of the autograph and the picture of the envelope in which I received the book.
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Hi, My name is Paul. Found this forum via the FB group Vanish Magic World News reading a post containing banter between Paul Gordon and Harry Lorayne.

 I find magic stimulating but for the last few years the busyness of life and work have left very little time and energy for magic. Thought it would be nice to join this magic forum and get inspired once more. 

I am originally from Malaysia but have been living in New Zealand since 2007. I am a pastor and am an amateur hobbyist. The magic I do is the less complicated magic due to my limited skill level and time constraints for proper practice.  I love all kinds of magic but my favourites are spongeballs and simple mentalism which are simple to perform yet never fails to get good reactions. 

I do a few magic shows each year (for church, community groups etc) and never get tired of seeing how much joy magic can bring to people.

I also do simple balloon sculptures.

I have found magic and balloons wonderful ways to break the ice, make new friends and often brings a smile on the face of someone having a bad day. 

Thanks for having me here

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Hi, My name is Paul. Found this forum via the FB group Vanish Magic World News reading a post containing banter between Paul Gordon and Harry Lorayne.

 I find magic stimulating but for the last few years the busyness of life and work have left very little time and energy for magic. Thought it would be nice to join this magic forum and get inspired once more. 

I am originally from Malaysia but have been living in New Zealand since 2007. I am a pastor and am an amateur hobbyist. The magic I do is the less complicated magic due to my limited skill level and time constraints for proper practice.  I love all kinds of magic but my favourites are spongeballs and simple mentalism which are simple to perform yet never fails to get good reactions. 

I do a few magic shows each year (for church, community groups etc) and never get tired of seeing how much joy magic can bring to people.

I also do simple balloon sculptures.

I have found magic and balloons wonderful ways to break the ice, make new friends and often brings a smile on the face of someone having a bad day. 

Thanks for having me here



I'm so glad that you've joined us, Paul! I'm also a pastor. At a church called Sonrise in Forest Grove, Oregon.

I look forward to getting to know you better!

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I'm Damian. 44, got Royal Road I'm 1983 and that started me off. 

Member of the magic circle and all that good stuff. My day job is marketing, and I did the marketing for initial Genii Bash and the last EMC. 

Semi pro, I put on one man shows where I live, and also gig 2 or 3 times a month. Lurked here for a while and love the face there's no pointless arguments. I look forward to contributing and helping out where I can. 


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I thought that, but it's early days and I didn't want to be naughty. It's gust an tiepin heror enywhey. Intit?[smile]


Exactly! Remember: Know grammer poliece aloud;

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I'm Damian. 44, got Royal Road I'm 1983 and that started me off. 

Member of the magic circle and all that good stuff. My day job is marketing, and I did the marketing for initial Genii Bash and the last EMC. 

Semi pro, I put on one man shows where I live, and also gig 2 or 3 times a month. Lurked here for a while and love the face there's no pointless arguments. I look forward to contributing and helping out where I can. 


Thanks for the introduction! I'm glad that you're here and look forward to you contributions!

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I'm Damian. 44, got Royal Road I'm 1983 and that started me off. 

Member of the magic circle and all that good stuff. My day job is marketing, and I did the marketing for initial Genii Bash and the last EMC. 

Semi pro, I put on one man shows where I live, and also gig 2 or 3 times a month. Lurked here for a while and love the face there's no pointless arguments. I look forward to contributing and helping out where I can. 


Thanks for the introduction! I'm glad that you're here and look forward to you contributions!


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If I haven't joined you already, I'm sure I will. Sooner rather than later.[smile]


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Hi folks.

I'm jim, I live on the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland with my wife and three kids (aged 19, 16 and 12). I've been a student of the craft for 30 years in an amateur capacity.

I came across this forum and it seems a nice friendly place with a few familiar faces.
I look forward to joining in. And contributing where I can.

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Welcome to the forums, Jim! You have 29 years more experience than I do and look forward to your contributions.

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Hi folks. I'm jim, I live on the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland with my wife and three kids (aged 19, 16 and 12). I've been a student of the craft for 30 years in an amateur capacity. I came across this forum and it seems a nice friendly place with a few familiar faces. I look forward to joining in. And contributing where I can. Jim


Hi Jim,

Thanks for joining us! Glad to meet you! 

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Hi Luis, Glad to meet you, Greetings from Louisiana! [smile]
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Greetings,

My name's Al...

Been doing card magic since my father stunned me with the 21card trick. Since then I've studied psychology & philosophy, and read more books than even Harry Lorayne could remember - well maybe not, I'm sure Harry could remember every last one of them. Speaking of Harry Lorayne, I was lucky enough to discover a few of his memory books during school and began to put them into practice. Made studying much easier.

These days I spend my time travelling around, moving from place to place hobo-style. Therefore my magic knowledge has to go with me. I do have a lot of books, but I keep them stored up in the UK and get to read them whenever I return.

Magic wise I stick to cards/memory and love to jazz as much as I can... Improvising around the words of Harry Lorayne and the principles I absorbed from his magic book.

It is a pleasure to find such a great forum. Long may it continue.

I look forward to discussing this wonderful art with you all.

Until then, all the best in magic.

Al...

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Greetings, My name's Al... Been doing card magic since my father stunned me with the 21card trick. Since then I've studied psychology & philosophy, and read more books than even Harry Lorayne could remember - well maybe not, I'm sure Harry could remember every last one of them. Speaking of Harry Lorayne, I was lucky enough to discover a few of his memory books during school and began to put them into practice. Made studying much easier. These days I spend my time travelling around, moving from place to place hobo-style. Therefore my magic knowledge has to go with me. I do have a lot of books, but I keep them stored up in the UK and get to read them whenever I return. Magic wise I stick to cards/memory and love to jazz as much as I can... Improvising around the words of Harry Lorayne and the principles I absorbed from his magic book. It is a pleasure to find such a great forum. Long may it continue. I look forward to discussing this wonderful art with you all. Until then, all the best in magic. Al... "Those who know how to think, need no teachers" - Mahatma Gandhi


What a wonderful introduction! So nice to meet you, Al. Enjoy the forum! Lot's of very knowledgeable and friendly magicians here to engage with in conversation.

See you around!

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My name is Tony Bianco, 56 years old. I used to own a bicycle and magic shop along with my dad back in the 1990's in MA. Had some great lectures including Paul Harris, Alan Ackerman, the late and great Aldo Colombini (twice), John Mendoza, Jay Sankey and many others. Almost all of them were booked by TomG who posts here and many thanks to him. Had the store for 20 years and added a magic section 10 years in. Father passed away and decided to sell everything.

          Was out of magic after that but 10 years later got the bug again. Love card magic. Bought all of Harry's books back in the day and learned so much from them. Glad to be hear.
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My name is Tony Bianco, 56 years old. I used to own a bicycle and magic shop along with my dad back in the 1990's in MA. Had some great lectures including Paul Harris, Alan Ackerman, the late and great Aldo Colombini (twice), John Mendoza, Jay Sankey and many others. Almost all of them were booked by TomG who posts here and many thanks to him. Had the store for 20 years and added a magic section 10 years in. Father passed away and decided to sell everything.

          Was out of magic after that but 10 years later got the bug again. Love card magic. Bought all of Harry's books back in the day and learned so much from them. Glad to be hear.


Tony, I'm so glad that you're here! Any friend of TomG is a a friend of mine [smile]

I hope that you find this place to be a friendly and respectful place to share your thoughts on magic with us!

Rudy

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Hey Everyone,

I've been into magic just three years now.  Perform mainly for family and friends, all cards (plus an occasional rubber band or coin).  I enjoy mostly the scripting, refining, and theory about magic. 

I have a degree in fine arts (drawing and painting), and I'm into Philosophy and Theology.  In the three years I've been learning magic, my level of appreciation has grown so much, as I learn just how many things must be considered when performing.  And the fact that it's all invisible to the audience (vs. the juggler, or ice skating), also is a fascinating part of this 'hidden' art.

My current favorite performers are Michael Vincent, Armando Lucero, and Lawrence Hass.

Look forward to seeing where this forum goes.  I realize that the MC has lots of issues, but there is (to be fair), a lot of information to be gleaned there (if you can put up with negative elements).  Would love to know if there's a place where we discuss what would make The Magicians Forum different (besides avoiding the trolls and flame wars, which get old fast).  In other words is this forum hoping to replicate the knowledge shared at the MC but without the gall, or delving into other aspects that perhaps MC has missed?

All the best to you all!
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Hello GreenKnight, Yes this forum has a lot going for it, Nice to meet you.
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Thank you Mr. Danny and magicfish for your warm welcome!
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Hi, GreenKnight! 

Welcome aboard from a fellow newbie! If your screen name is a reference to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, you should know that I liked that more than Beowulf. :-) As to your inquiry about the differences between TMF and TMC--from what I can tell, both of your suggestions seems appropriate. 
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Thank you for the welcome!  Yes, I am a Medieval Literature fan.

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What a nice companion this is!

Hello fellows, I am Axel from Germany (aka Axelchen on the Green Site). I am a academic high school teacher for chemistry and german language/literature. But at the moment I am foremost a father of a one and half year old son...and he is the reason why I seldom post here or anywhere else at the moment and he also the reason why I am guilty of buying books (collecting) and not having the time to read them (great topic, I will respond to it if I find the time...).

I am "into" magic since I was  8 years old, read all I could get, mainly on Cards and Mentalism. Just finished reading "JawDroppers" and Thomas Blombergs "Laboratories" and now working through "In Order To Amaze". Who do I like? I think we don´t differ much here Harry Lorayne is most of the time my first source when it comes to impromptu working, Darwin Ortiz, Michael Vincent of course, Mike Powers, Tamariz, Vernon, Stewart James, not so often mentioned but one who I really admire is Harry Riser, Paul Harris, Max Maven, Richard Osterlind, Bob Cassidy, Barrie Richardson, Randy Wakeman, through Bill Malones DVDs on Marlos work I recently discovered Marlo new (I was familiar with his Faro-work and shuffle-work but I was thinking about most of his routines as complicated, constantly palming, many bad angles and so on, but some of my newer routines are from him...thank you Bill...), Elmsley, Gardner Jennings Dingle and so on...Roy Johnson, Paul Hallas, Jack Parker, Michael Close, Tom Mullica (! +RIP+) Peter Duffie, Jerry Sadowitz(!), Simon Lovell, David Williamson, Giobbi...you know. But also german magicians like Jochen Zmeck, Rudolf Braunmüller, Alexander deCova, Reinhard Müller, Thomas Hierling, Borodin, Ted Lesley, Werry, Denis Behr, Pit Hartling, Jan Forster etc (sorry but I have to stop somewhere..you get the picture)

Besides my family and magic I am mostly interested in music, real music by real people, from ACDC to Beethoven, Purcell, Monteverdi to ZZTop, Eric Clapton and all the guitar heroes of course(Santana, Stevie, Gary, Albert, BB, Joe, Jimi etc) Dire Straits, Juke, some metal also, Bling Guardian, Rammstein, Metallica, Motörhead...
I play guitar (as many here on the forum...my main guitar is an Epiphone Nighthawk (also the reissue)).

Again, sorry, I won´t post as much as I would like (so it will be hard for me to access the session room...but I will keep on trying hard..), most of the time I am too slow so someone beats me to an answer, but if you have a question and you think that i could possibly have an answer feel free to send me a message. I have a quite large library and I have worked through most of the books and scripts (why only most?! I will answer that soon in the associated thread...) so chances are not bad that I would possibly find something that fits.

I am every day with you reading quickly through all new posts, thinking about them and then seeing someone offering the same solution.

Great place here, great people, nice tone and and a lot of legends and heroes!

Thank you for running this site and thank you for letting me in.

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Kind of just occurred to me that I have yet to introduce myself in any way.  I've been interested in magic since I was young.  (kind of redundant, I know.  Who here hasn't? LOL)  I've never really devoted a great deal of time to it, simply because I was unaware of all of the resources that are available in this day in age.  Call me old fashioned, but I always thought that in order to learn magic, you needed to be taught by another magician.  Between my schooling, and my time in the military, I've never had occasion to know, let alone talk with, other magicians.  Now, I have a few effects under my belt, and I tend to look for new effects to use as a bartender.  I tried doing something for my dj gigs, but that never panned out well.I read voraciously, Sci-Fi, mysteries, and horror.  Yes I also read books on magic.  I'm looking forward to the discussions here in the Forum, and hope to learn from everyone here.
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Kind of just occurred to me that I have yet to introduce myself in any way.  I've been interested in magic since I was young.  (kind of redundant, I know.  Who here hasn't? LOL)  I've never really devoted a great deal of time to it, simply because I was unaware of all of the resources that are available in this day in age.  Call me old fashioned, but I always thought that in order to learn magic, you needed to be taught by another magician.  Between my schooling, and my time in the military, I've never had occasion to know, let alone talk with, other magicians.  Now, I have a few effects under my belt, and I tend to look for new effects to use as a bartender.  I tried doing something for my dj gigs, but that never panned out well.I read voraciously, Sci-Fi, mysteries, and horror.  Yes I also read books on magic.  I'm looking forward to the discussions here in the Forum, and hope to learn from everyone here.


Thanks for taking time to introduce yourself! I'm so glad that you're with us.

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Hello guys im happy to enter on this comunnity as i can see on the few posts I was peeking there are a lot of people here that LOVES magic, so I feel at home !

 

Mi name is Nicolas Pierri magic is my passion y love ro read to think to join dots, here in my country (Argentina) im known for my coin magic but i really love all magic !!! im really into cards, coins, mentalism, levitations, animations. 

 

My Lil daughter is the FARO shuffle im doing it since all my magic life, in fact im releasing right now the translation into english of my first book "Faro Poetry"

 

I really like to make new magic friends, share, help, be helped (why not? xD) and really really love to think on magic [smile],

 

i leave you two of my pet routines [smile]    (ennable subtitles)

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Hello all! I'm Sean Hill. I live and work in Hamilton, Ontario. I work as a mathematics and statistics educator (high school, college/univ). I have been interested in magic and mentalism since I was in high school, but have only been doing it seriously for the last 10 years or so. Still at the conscientious hobbyist stage lol.

Its nice to join up here as a good alternative to the Magic Cafe (Magicians Bashing Magicians!). And it's awesome to have Harry Lorayne hanging around. I have many of his books and find his opinions insightful. 

I have been been performing magic informally for my students, and for the last few years I performed walk around and parlour magic at their prom, which is always a blast!

Lately, along with a friend of mine (David George, who I will be encouraging to join here), we have started working on a magic/mentalism parlour show that we hope to present in and around Hamilton. We are billing ourselves as Hill & Crost. Apparently Dave set us up a Twitter account @hill_crost, so you can check us out there if you like!

I'm looking forward to having fun around here!

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Welcome aboard, Zarrow! I agree with you about the other forum. it gets pretty mixed up over there. On this one, things seem to stay in order quite nicely. Given that description and your screen name, I'm sure you'll fit in quite nicely and manage to stay on top of things. :-) (I couldn't resist.)
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Welcome aboard, Zarrow! I agree with you about the other forum. it gets pretty mixed up over there. On this one, things seem to stay in order quite nicely. Given that description and your screen name, I'm sure you'll fit in quite nicely and manage to stay on top of things. :-) (I couldn't resist.)


in a strange ironic twist, my Zarrow shuffle kinda sucks lol. I'm much better at the Shank shuffle. 

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And of course my phone autocorrects my name to Ses! Honestly!!

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Hello all! I'm Sean Hill. I live and work in Hamilton, Ontario. I work as a mathematics and statistics educator (high school, college/univ). I have been interested in magic and mentalism since I was in high school, but have only been doing it seriously for the last 10 years or so. Still at the conscientious hobbyist stage lol.

Its nice to join up here as a good alternative to the Magic Cafe (Magicians Bashing Magicians!). And it's awesome to have Harry Lorayne hanging around. I have many of his books and find his opinions insightful. 

I have been been performing magic informally for my students, and for the last few years I performed walk around and parlour magic at their prom, which is always a blast!

Lately, along with a friend of mine (David George, who I will be encouraging to join here), we have started working on a magic/mentalism parlour show that we hope to present in and around Hamilton. We are billing ourselves as Hill & Crost. Apparently Dave set us up a Twitter account @hill_crost, so you can check us out there if you like!

I'm looking forward to having fun around here!

Sean 


Welcome to the Magician's Forum! I'm so glad that you found us!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

See you around [smile]

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Hello, i think that is a good idea. I am a conservative grumpy old bastard maybe but i get absolutely p'ssed off when some idiot ruins a great trick on youtube and exposes years of work. Happened to me a few times, happened to Mr Lorayne and to most of us. Those who really want, will find us, the rest are kids showing off their new toys. A DL is easy to find on youtube but please let us keep Harry's  ''double backhanded reverse-flip with the left-handed pinky swiffle" a secret only worthy for those who are willing to learn.
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Hey, I'm glad I found this site.

I gave my first public show almost 45 years ago-my Grandma's Senior Citizen group was very impressed...or very kind.

I've bounced around performing in all kinds of places from festivals to private parties, from bars to corporate events, from sideshows to cruise ships and more.

I love magic-big on sleight of hand-and performing in general. I've had great teachers and have great friends.

Besides magic my interests are riding my Harley, women and having as much fun as I can before I drop.

Cheers to All!
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Hey, I'm glad I found this site. I gave my first public show almost 45 years ago-my Grandma's Senior Citizen group was very impressed...or very kind. I've bounced around performing in all kinds of places from festivals to private parties, from bars to corporate events, from sideshows to cruise ships and more. I love magic-big on sleight of hand-and performing in general. I've had great teachers and have great friends. Besides magic my interests are riding my Harley, women and having as much fun as I can before I drop. Cheers to All!


Thanks for taking time to introduce yourself! I'm so glad that you found us!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to getting to know you!

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Hi, all.  I'm very happy to be a part of this site.  I've been in magic over 45 years. I hosted the famous "spaghetti sessions" in the 70s. David Roth, Darwin Ortiz, and I sort of grew up together in magic. We appeared together on Wonderama in 1974 (perhaps I'll post a video of this sometime). I wrote the play "All of the People, All the Time" that starred David and Darwin in Charlotte. I knew Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Fred Kaps, Mike Skinner, Ed Marlo, Derek Dingle,  I briefly taught for Harry at his memory school in New York. I have card moves published in Apocalypse, Heirophant, The Annotated Erdnase and Harry's Afterthoughts. I am now Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz at BMI in New York, but I still count David Roth as my closest friend.
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Hi, all.  I'm very happy to be a part of this site.  I've been in magic over 45 years. I hosted the famous "spaghetti sessions" in the 70s. David Roth, Darwin Ortiz, and I sort of grew up together in magic. We appeared together on Wonderama in 1974 (perhaps I'll post a video of this sometime). I wrote the play "All of the People, All the Time" that starred David and Darwin in Charlotte. I knew Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Fred Kaps, Mike Skinner, Ed Marlo, Derek Dingle,  I briefly taught for Harry at his memory school in New York. I have card moves published in Apocalypse, Heirophant, The Annotated Erdnase and Harry's Afterthoughts. I am now Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz at BMI in New York, but I still count David Roth as my closest friend.


I'm so glad to have you here, Pat! Looks live you've rubbed shoulders with some of the greats!

I look forward to getting to know you better and hope that you enjoy it here!

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