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Alan Dee Geddes

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A little about me:

I've been interested in magic ever since I was around 6. I did the usual kid shows all through grade school. I was the resident magician at Grizzly Bear Pizza in Ogden, Utah during my high school years. (Late 70s)

My brother and I moved to Las Vegas in the early 80s, and I had the honor of hanging out with the magicians at Darwin's Magic Club, at the Colonial House, at that time.

I remember witnessing Jimmy Grippo making objects mystically appear in sealed envelopes. I was privileged to see Michael Skinner in his prime. I also remember seeing Allan Ackerman perform a wonderful version of the cannibal cards.

Because I gave a magic lecture at the club on the effects I put together during that time, Darwin gave me free tickets to see Siegfried and Roy, which I'll never forget.

I'm the "Allan DeGeddes" that Paul Harris credits as being his inspirational source for an effect called Bill Collector, found in Close-up Fantasies Finale'.

Shortly after that, I moved back to Utah to be with my daughter and get a "real job".

My first love has always been card magic. I'm a big fan of John Bannon and David Solomon. I've got most of Harry Lorayne's earlier books that I wore the covers out, because they were a constant companion through high school, along with the Paul Harris and Dai Vernon books.

Now that I'm pushing 60, I think it's about time I get back into doing what I love. When things get back to a "new normal", I look forward to performing Close-up Magic again!

My YouTube channel is a collection of my favorite card effects, as well as a few of my own. Credits are in the comments section. (The channel is under my name, Alan Dee Geddes.)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWoI2ErQ5Y6oy-_r7M92DYA
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Hi, Alan.

It's nice to meet you, and thanks for sharing your story.

Wow, you've certainly been around some great magicians. I love what I have seen of Mike Skinners work online. I wish I could see more. I am a fan of the graceful and smooth style of card handling favoured by him. To have seen him in person must have been, well, magic : )

I also share your enthusiasm for John Bannon's work. He's a great thinker with an impressive body of work.

I joined the forum only yesterday, so my experience here is limited, but from what I've seen it is a warm, inclusive place to come and share.

I look forward to chatting with you in the future.

All the best

Andrew

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Wow Alan you certainly have had some wonderful opportunities to see and hang around with many well known and influential magicians. I am sure many of us look forward to you sharing some interesting stories.

Welcome and if you have the time, please feel free to drop in or join on of our free Saturday Sessions. Rudy usually gives a week or so notice of an a upcoming session.

In the month of May we also have a couple of paid events (details in News and Announcements) which may or may not be of interest be of interest to you.  

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Hey, hello, howdy, and welcome! Thanks for sharing your background and please make yourself right at home here... uh, but keep your feet off the furniture, huh?! [biggrin]

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Hi Alan. Welcome aboard!
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Welcome Alan!  
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I know I just wished you welcome, but I wanted you to know I went to your youtube link and enjoyed your performance demonstrations very much.

Magic HarryIn a message dated 5/6/2020 12:21:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, info@themagiciansforum.com writes:


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Alan Dee Geddes

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Thanks for the warm welcome. I will be posting more
Card Magic on my YouTube channel and let you all
know when I do.
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   What about the "later" books, MH?
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Alan Dee Geddes

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Originally Posted by Harry Lorayne


   What about the "later" books, MH?


Happy Belated Birthday Harry! I used to have all your VHS tapes, but now I've got them on DVD that I constantly get inspiration from. Now that I'm getting back into card magic, I'll be building my library, including purchasing your current books. (Looking forward to "And Finally.") Thank you for the Ultra Move and Halo Cut that I perform often!
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Welcome aboard!
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Lucas Maillard

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Hi Alan,

Welcome to TMF and thanks for sharing your Youtube page.

I like your handling of trimph.

Cheers,

Lucas.
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