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by Dustin Stinett
November 19th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deanna Shimada - RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Deanna Shimada - RIP

Deanna Shimada died in the hospital on Saturday, November 18. She was reported to be in declining health and had pneumonia.
The Genii Forum sends its condolences to Luna, her family, and Deanna's countless friends.
by Dustin Stinett
November 13th, 2017, 11:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2017)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on November 13: The Close-Up Gallery Bill Goodwin John Steiner Frankie Foti (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Tim Ellis Anthony Blake The Palace of Mystery Pop Haydn Lucy Darling Dan Birch W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Alfon...
by Dustin Stinett
November 7th, 2017, 4:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2017)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on November 6, which is the AMA’s week-long salute to our veterans (the performers have all served in the US military): The Close-Up Gallery Jeff Bornstein Steve Ehlers The Phil Factor (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Doug Gorman ...
by Dustin Stinett
November 6th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: La Petite Auction - November 10-11
Replies: 1
Views: 237

La Petite Auction - November 10-11

Haversat & Ewing Galleries is conducting what they are calling their "La Petite Auction" on November 10 & 11. Only 100 lots. I see quite a few things I would consider "entry level" items for the budding collector. Moderate prices on nice items. Check out the online catalo...
by Dustin Stinett
November 2nd, 2017, 3:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2017)

With Halloween Week behind us, November marks the beginning of the holidays and the parties that come with them. There are a few buyouts scheduled (so far). But members still have a lot of great stuff geared toward them, not to mention a boatload of great magic and lecturers. Honoring our Veterans T...
by Dustin Stinett
November 1st, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Sperry on Megyn Kelly
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Dan Sperry on Megyn Kelly

Dan Sperry appeared on the Halloween episode of the Megyn Kelly television program yesterday. Of course everyone was dressed for the Halloween festivities. One thing Ms. Kelly—and Dan for that matter—failed to mention is that Danny always looks like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx9Pmq6p8EY
by Dustin Stinett
October 30th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantasio - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Fantasio - RIP

Fantasio (Ricardo Roucau) has died. Many tributes are appearing on Facebook (pun intended).
Our condolences to his family and friends.
by Dustin Stinett
October 23rd, 2017, 9:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)

INVASION! A “close encounter of the third kind” is happening for the next nine days at The Magic Castle. The theme of this year’s Halloween Week (plus) is “INVASION!” so expect to see all manner of little green men and more throughout the clubhouse. Now Playing The schedule that commenced on Monday...
by Dustin Stinett
October 16th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, October 16: The Close-Up Gallery Jonathan Levit Hannibal Adam Wilber John Kippen (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Mike Pisciotta Jeki Yoo The Palace of Mystery Joseph Gabriel Michael Rayner W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to ...
by Dustin Stinett
October 14th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio TV sighting ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: DelGaudio TV sighting ...

Oy ...
"Schedule is subject to change."

I hate it when it actually happens. I'll try to keep an eye on if he is rescheduled.


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by Dustin Stinett
October 14th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

Not a deluxe, but the first Tannens reprint.


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by Dustin Stinett
October 11th, 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel leaving Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Criss Angel leaving Luxor

And the hotel as well as Cirque will have a gone away party after the fact.
by Dustin Stinett
October 10th, 2017, 2:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio TV sighting ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

DelGaudio TV sighting ...

Derek DelGaudio is scheduled to appear on Stephen Colbert 's Late Show television program this Friday the 13th. Sounds lucky to me ...
by Dustin Stinett
October 10th, 2017, 1:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, October 9: The Close-Up Gallery Ondřej Pšenička Adam Wilber John Accardo (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Ben Seidman Reynold Alexander The Palace of Mystery Mark Haslam Shintaro Fujiyama Kenji Minemura W.C. Fields Bar ...
by Dustin Stinett
October 8th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ray Goulet
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Ray Goulet

Phil told me and several others here yesterday. It was expected, but that doesn't make it any less gut wrenching. Ray was a wonderful man, and his was a life well lived. One of the great days of my life--not just my magic life; my life --was the day spent driving Ray around Las Vegas. My heart goes ...
by Dustin Stinett
October 2nd, 2017, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2017)

Work It, Work It … The Magicians Only Workshops have returned, this time with Rich Cowley at the helm. These are free to Magician Members Only, are held in the Peller, and appear to be held during the first week of the month, though that is likely flexible. Bring whatever you wish to work on, accep...
by Dustin Stinett
September 28th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Attention Magicians & Psychic Entertainers - New from Steve Spill
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Attention Magicians & Psychic Entertainers - New from Steve Spill

Hi everyone. My pal Steve Spill (see the May 2015 issue of Genii ) emailed me last night with this offer. It's a limited release item. As I do not perform, I asked if I could share it here and he said I could (but remember, since he hand-makes these, it is limited). This piece comes from his show at...
by Dustin Stinett
September 26th, 2017, 12:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)

The schedule that commenced on Monday, September 25: The Close-Up Gallery Jimmy Ichihana Jean-Jacques Sanvert Mark Furey (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Randy Gastreich Brett Schneider The Palace of Mystery Lorenzo Clark Mickey O'Connor David Zirbel W.C. Fields Bar (Thu...
by Dustin Stinett
September 19th, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bill Bixby The Magician
Replies: 23
Views: 3316

Re: Bill Bixby The Magician

I finally got these, and binge watched them over the weekend. These are the complete episodes. It was a delight to see Dai Vernon, Peter Pit, Nino, Mark Wilson, a very young Greg Wilson, Nani Darnell, Larry Anderson, and several others back in the show. And by the way, that is the normal speed of th...
by Dustin Stinett
September 19th, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)

The schedule that commenced on Monday, September 18: The Close-Up Gallery Ryan Plunkett Eric Jones Bob Bolivar (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation John Carney ALAN The Palace of Mystery Lady Mystina Ice McDonald W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Rich Cowley The Peller Th...
by Dustin Stinett
September 12th, 2017, 3:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)

The schedule that commenced on Monday, September 11: The Close-Up Gallery Paul Green Brian Ochab Ken Baker (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Martin Lewis Rory Johnston The Palace of Mystery Tom Burgoon David Sandy Dale Salwak W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Tim Wise ...
by Dustin Stinett
September 7th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Workshop/Retreat
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Michael Close Workshop/Retreat

Hi Michael,
Can you tell us a little about the accommodations at the retreat (other than its expected luxury) as well as the area? What else is in and around Owen Sound? Thanks.
by Dustin Stinett
September 6th, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)

The schedule that commenced on Tuesday, September 5: The Close-Up Gallery Lion Fludd Johnny Ace Palmer Greg Otto (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Jheff Oscar Muñoz The Palace of Mystery Fielding West Keith West W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Scott Tokar The Peller ...
by Dustin Stinett
September 2nd, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bill Bixby The Magician
Replies: 23
Views: 3316

Re: Bill Bixby The Magician

Yes, for the first time ever, this is an authorized collection. EVERYTHING else, regardless of the source, has been unauthorized. I am saving my shekels to get my copy, and when I do, I will let everyone know if this is truly complete. We know all of the episodes as well as the pilot are there, but ...
by Dustin Stinett
September 1st, 2017, 10:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2017)

Schedule Note: The Magic Castle and the AMA offices will be closed on September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Work it … WORK IT! Magicians’ Workshops return to the Castle. This is an opportunity to workshop a piece of magic and get feedback, or be challenged by host Rich Cowley and the subject of t...
by Dustin Stinett
August 29th, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, August 28: The Close-Up Gallery Bill Cook Zabrecky Dave Champagne (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Aye Jaye Harrison Greenbaum The Palace of Mystery Harry Maurer Christopher Hart Luna Shimada W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday t...
by Dustin Stinett
August 24th, 2017, 11:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)

Here is a nifty little piece, penned by a new Magician Member, on his experience during his audition for membership in The Academy of Magical Arts:
http://www.slashfilm.com/my-magic-castle-audition/
by Dustin Stinett
August 22nd, 2017, 5:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, August 21: The Close-Up Gallery Johnny Thompson Paul Vigil Robb Weinstock (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation John Archer Michael Ammar The Palace of Mystery Mike Caveney Tina Lenert Henry Vargas W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday ...
by Dustin Stinett
August 15th, 2017, 4:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, August 14: The Close-Up Gallery Fr. Jim Blantz Chris Korn Brian Markenson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Alan Hudson Chris Capehart The Palace of Mystery Tom Ogden Hillel Chris Randall The Peller Theatre (Thursday to ...
by Dustin Stinett
August 8th, 2017, 1:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, August 7: The Close-Up Gallery Mário Daniel HUBB John Guastaferro (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation J. Neal Robert Dorian The Palace of Mystery Shawn McMaster David Sousa Naathan Phan The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sund...
by Dustin Stinett
August 2nd, 2017, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Celeste Evans – RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

by Dustin Stinett
August 1st, 2017, 11:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)

Where Do It Go? It’s hard to believe that it is August. Tic-toc, tic-toc. Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that some people wish it away (“I wish it was Friday …”). I though MAGIC Live was next week. I’m relieved to know that I still have two weeks-plus to get my (metaphorical) act toge...
by Dustin Stinett
August 1st, 2017, 2:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 31: The Close-Up Gallery Alba David Parr Tricky Devil (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Billy Kidd Jamy Ian Swiss The Palace of Mystery Monday and Tuesday (Members Only): Piff the Magic Dragon Wednesday to Sunday: C...
by Dustin Stinett
July 26th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Celeste Evans – RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Celeste Evans – RIP

Saddened to hear the news that Celeste Evans passed away yesterday evening. She was an amazing person on many levels, and will be sorely missed. Condolences to her children and grandchildren who survive her, as well as her countless friends and fans.
by Dustin Stinett
July 25th, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An Update in the Marketplace Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 121264

Re: An Update in the Marketplace Rules

Here is some clarification that I hope will make sense to everyone: If your ad is old, you can place a second ad with no problem. Just make sure that the original one does not appear on the first page of "active topics." The other (best) option is to "bump" the old ad by simply a...
by Dustin Stinett
July 25th, 2017, 1:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 24 (it is “Future Stars Week”): The Close-Up Gallery Griffin Barry, Zach Davidson, Dylan Wilson Kevin Li, Michael Blau, David Valdes, Gabe Krut Clark Brown (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Closed for renovations: s...
by Dustin Stinett
July 18th, 2017, 4:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 17: The Close-Up Gallery Boris Wild Steve Valentine Harrison Lampert (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation The Sentimentalists Henok Negashr The Palace of Mystery Tony Clark Dave Kaplan Danny Cole & Stacey The Pelle...
by Dustin Stinett
July 15th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eric Jones on AGT
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Eric Jones on AGT

by Dustin Stinett
July 11th, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 10: The Close-Up Gallery John Carney Toto Frankie Foti (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Pierric Tenthoney Johnny Ace Palmer The Palace of Mystery Gregory Wilson Lindsay Benner Dan Sperry The Peller Theatre (Thursda...

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