1999-2021
Written by Richard Kaufman, Various
Work of Various
28000 pages (Stapled), published by Genii
Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Earle Oakes
Language: English
10,202 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page AA Categories
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks FISM 2015 in Rimini
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 10
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • Flicker (Jeffery M. Zacks, 2015)
  • The Power of Comics (2015)
  • Write It Right (Ambrose Bierce)
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 12
John Gaughan Martinka's Mahogany Birdcage
  • The Chamber of Secrets
birds appear in a cage apparatus
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 16
Roberto Giobbi Afterthoughts on FISM 2015
  • The Genii Session

  • FISM Book
  • Best Benefit
  • Close-up Competition... and Stage
  • Stage Galas
  • Close-up Gala
  • Sports versus Arts
  • Awards
  • Believability of an Award
  • Closing Words
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 20
David Kaye The Accidental Comedian
  • The Expert at the Kids' Table
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 26
Kainoa Harbottle What I Should Have Said at the Beginning
  • By Means of Metal

  • Size Does Matter
  • Pragmatic Purity
  • Affect or Effect
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 30
Jeff Prace Earfun
  • Left-Handed
cable of earphones becomes stiff
Also published here Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 36
Jim Steinmeyer The Emperor's New Deck
  • Conjuring
deck is shown blank on both sides, on normal card is shown and set aside, it eventually is shown to be a named card, twenty-six blank-backed red cards
  • Variation: The Emperor and The Instant Stooge
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 40
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 44
Curtis Kam Ring on Chain borrowed ring through chain
Inspired by Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 44
Jerry K. Hartman Crossed Thoughts deck shuffled, spectator chooses a card as performer deals through cards, then a second card is freely thought of and writes it on the back of the first selection, performer does same procedure afterwards and the selection matches the spectator's thought of card written on the back and vice versa
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 47
Harvey Rosenthal Glide Alternative bottom card of packet in right-hand end grip is apparently taken off and tabled, another packet held in left hand
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 47
Kyle Littleton Littleton Switch out-jogged card switched for a perpendicular card, with a perpendicular reverse cull
  • Selected Card At Any Number
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 49
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 54
Mike Caveney FISM Italy 2015
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 60
Walter Rolfo A Thank You to All Readers of Genii
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 77
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Labyrinth by Stephen Hobbs Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 78
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Melange by Gregg Webb Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 79
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Game of Tom by Tom Dobrowolski Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 80
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) At the Table Live Lecture Series by Bedros "Spidey" Akkelian
(and various others)
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 81
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Unveil by Hyunjoon Kim Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 82
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) The Masters of Magic Academy by Various Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 83
David Regal (reviewer) What-SAT by Martin Lewis Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 84
David Regal (reviewer) Fisher's Dream by Iñaki Zabaletta Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 84
David Regal (reviewer) Thumb Fun by Sid Lorraine, Devin Knight Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 85
David Regal (reviewer) Mail Shot by Sid Lorraine, Christopher Congreave Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 85
David Regal (reviewer) Impossible Box V2.0 by Ray Roch Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 85
David Regal (reviewer) Swiss Pack by David Acer Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 85
David Regal (reviewer) Hole 2.0 by Mickael Chatelain Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 86
David Regal (reviewer) The Family by Max Vellucci Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 86
David Regal (reviewer) French Postcards by Christopher Philpott Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 86
David Regal (reviewer) Aquarium by Gustavo Sereno
Lynx Magic
Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 86
David Regal (reviewer) Alliance by Danny Weiser Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 87
David Regal (reviewer) Bicycle Weapons by Eric Ross Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 87
David Regal (reviewer) Abra-CARD-Abra by Jeff Wawrzaszek Vol. 78 No. 9 Sep. 2015 87
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 10
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • Playing Scared (Sara Solovitch, 2014)
  • Mindware (Richard E. Nisbett, 2015)
  • The Many Lives of Cy Endfield (Brian Neve, 2015)
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 12
Dustin Stinett In Memoriam: Lee Grabel
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 15
John Gaughan The Pillars of Solomon
  • The Chamber of Secrets
precursors of Chinese Sticks
Related to Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 16
Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger Magic With Messages
  • Eugene's Notebook In Which Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride Have a Chat
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 19
David Britland Secret of The Cards
  • Cardopolis
secret juice-like one-way marking on all Haines's ESP decks
Also published here
  • Center Tear magazine by Trevor McCombie
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 20
Max Maven Throw Rug
  • Lost Horizons
card revealed via red-black pattern in layout of 7x4 cards on table
Also published here Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 23
Jonathan Pendragon Algorithm
  • Panmagium
series on Sands of Desert
  • Part One: Getting Sane
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 24
Helder Guimarães Technique Structure
  • Invisible Strings
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 30
Helder Guimarães Pivot Double Turnover slightly flourishy double turnover, ends in position for Bruce/Tamariz replacement
Also published here Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 30
Juan Tamariz Tamariz Turnover
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 31
Helder Guimarães Insertion of Double Card inserting a double in front end of deck, with wiggling
Also published here Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 32
Helder Guimarães, Frank Ward Cloyes On the Frank Cloyes Paintbrush Color Change top card stroked with double
Also published here Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 33
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 40
Eric Hu Interactive Triumph slop shuffle triumph, spectator and performer hold half the deck for the reveal
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 40
Peter Lentini A New Ending for Slydini's "Paper Balls to Box"
Inspired by Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 41
Fritz Alkemade Kill Bill borrowed bill and performer's bill are initialed, they become one bill with both initials
Inspired by
  • "Tubular" (Paul Harris, True Astonishments DVDs, 2009)
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 42
John Guastaferro Bermuda Aces three indifferent cards place on table in triangle configuration, one Ace appears under them, other three cards change to Aces
Related to
  • "5, 4, 3 and More" (Dani DaOrtiz, Que Raro DVD, 2005)
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 44
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 48
Jack Shalom (reviewer) Penn & Teller on Broadway Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 54
Jon Racherbaumer Shades of Red: Shin Lim's Liminal Quest
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 58
Neil Tobin The Macabre Magic of The Addams Family
Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 72
John Lovick (reviewer) The Experts at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase (written by David Ben) Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 78
John Lovick (reviewer) The Secret Ingredients to Restaurant Magic by Chef Anton Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 79
John Lovick (reviewer) Don't Fool Yourself: The Magical Life of Dell O'Dell by Dell O'Dell (written by Michael Claxton) Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 80
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Tricks listing some FISM dealer's items, Magiczny Arsene of Poland Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 81
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Scan3D ProMystic Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 82
Danny Orleans (reviewer) PenHenge Sharpie Joker Magic Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 82
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Innercircle Card by Yigal Mesika Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 83
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Gypsy Yarn by Nick Lewin Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 83
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Voodoo by Liam Montier Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 84
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Reloaded (4-disc set) by Dani DaOrtiz Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 84
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Misbehavin by Kainoa Harbottle Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 85
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Specific Resonance by Whit Haydn Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 86
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Insomnia by Antonio Carace Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 86
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Linking Ring Magic, Volume 1 by Joe Fleming Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 86
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) At the Table Live Lecture: Eric Leclerc by Eric Leclerc Vol. 78 No. 10 Oct. 2015 87
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks photographs from Genii Convention
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 10
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • Surprise (Leeann Benninger)
  • The End of Absence (Michael Harris)
  • Terms of Service (Jacob Silverman)
  • Why Grow Up? (Susan Neiman)
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 12
John Gaughan The Enchanted Orange Tree
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 16
Roberto Giobbi A Letter From Jail
  • The Genii Session
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 18
David Kaye It's Not the Size of Your Props, It's the Matter of Your Patter
  • The Expert at the Kids' Table
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 22
Kainoa Harbottle Stealing Creatively
  • By Means of Metal
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 26
Kainoa Harbottle The Push-Through Steal coins placed in left hand, stolen to right hand into curl palm
Inspired by Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 27
Kainoa Harbottle On the Nowhere Palm credit information on third-finger curl palm
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 28
Jeff Prace Tagged
  • Left-Handed
key tags with two words on them transpose
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 34
Dani DaOrtiz, Miguel Ángel Gea, Juan Tamariz Identical Thoughts
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
two cards are selected from a deck, performer finds same card in second deck placed in his pocket, handling with different back colors
Inspired by Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 38
Vernon Winiecke Vernon Transfer
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 39
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 44
Noel Qualter Technote taking picture of bill's serial number for verification in bill to impossible location effect
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 44
John Guastaferro All About Perception Jacks change into Aces, presentation with ambigram
Related to Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 45
Larry Jennings Rhythm Count
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 46
Harry Lorayne Royal-O-Cation four Tens on table, spectator locates the Ten of Spades, then other tabled cards change to Royal Flush cards which is completed with a reversed card in the deck
Inspired byVariations Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 47
József Kovács Yet 2 signed selection changes back color, then travels from between Queens back to deck and changes back color to green
Inspired by
  • "Yet" (Aldo Colombini, Card Trips)
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 48
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 54
Todd Karr Martin Gardner and the Science of Fun on The Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 58
Todd Karr History of a Term on the word "impromptu magic"
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 65
Various (reviewer) Favorites from Impromptu by Martin Gardner
thoughts about the book and its content from - Eric Mead - Steve Cohen - Joel Hodgson - Paul Daniels - Levent - Christopher Hart - Quentin Reynolds - Jade - John Fisher
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 66
Richard Kaufman Tenyo 2016
Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 72
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Mystery Doghouse by So Sato Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 73
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Ghost Camera by Mathieu Bich Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 73
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Magic Plunger by Mathieu Bich, Jon Armstrong Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 73
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Future Puzzle by So Sato Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 74
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Frozen - Disney Characters Disney themed Tenyo line Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 74
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Maelstrom: Off the Page by Tom Stone Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 78
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Vortex: Off the Page by Tom Stone Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 78
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Technical Tool Box by Stephen Hobbs Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 79
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Awesome Self Working Card Tricks by Various Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 80
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Out of Sleight by Cameron Francis Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 80
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Subterranean Deceptions by Mike Pisciotta Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 81
David Britland (reviewer) Inspirations: Performing Magic with Excellence by Lawrence Hass Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 81
David Britland (reviewer) Psycrecy 1 by Steve Drury Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 83
David Oliver (reviewer) Anima - A Breath of Life by Michel Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 84
David Oliver (reviewer) Trace by Will Tsai Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 85
David Oliver (reviewer) Revelation(s) by Claude Rix Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 85
David Oliver (reviewer) Super Slim Hip Pocket Mullica Wallet by Tim Trono Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 85
David Oliver (reviewer) H2 Oil by Daniel Young Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 86
David Oliver (reviewer) Slide De'Mon & Titanas Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 86
David Oliver (reviewer) Limitless by Peter Nardi Vol. 78 No. 11 Nov. 2015 87
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Marvin's Magic
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 10
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • The Witch of Lime Street (David Jaher, 2015)
  • Steal the Show (Michael Port, 2015)
  • What to Think About Machines That Think (John Brockman)
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 12
Yukishige Kadoya In Memoriam: Maki Kitami
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 17
John Gaughan The Card Ladle
  • The Chamber of Secrets
on a stick, to change flat objects
Related to Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 18
Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger Magic Circles
  • Eugene's Notebook In Which Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride Have a Chat
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 21
Al Cohen My Final Column
  • Memoirs of a Magic Dealer
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 23
David Britland Revisiting Annemann's Nightmare
  • Cardopolis
selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed on which prediction is written
Inspired by Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 26
David Britland Peek Force Card credit information
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 26
Max Maven Pentamonition
  • Lost Horizons
one of five ESP symbols chosen, it is the one missing from a packet and found in the envelope the packet came from
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Mar. 1981
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 29
Max Maven On the Premonition Effect credit information
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 29
Jonathan Pendragon The Sands of the Desert
  • Panmagium
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 34
Jim Steinmeyer The Affirmative Code
  • Conjuring
cards or objects in room are divined by assistant, code for twenty-six letters and numbers
Inspired by
  • "Psychic Blackjack" (The Magic of Alan Wakeling)
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 36
Helder Guimarães Calculated Risk
  • Invisible Strings
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 40
Helder Guimarães The Choice to Change named card appears sandwiched between tabled Jokers
Related to
  • "Empanada" (Armando Lucero)
Also published here
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 40
Edward Marlo Sandwich Load standard
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 40
Helder Guimarães Open Index Handling spread and spread pass
Also published here Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 41
Helder Guimarães The Choreographed Switch Jokers sandwich a card on the table, switched while Jokers are displayed
Inspired by
  • "Bilis' Switch" (Notes de Conférence, 1975)
Related to
  • "Empanada" (Armando Lucero)
Also published here
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 42
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 48
Chris Beason Hofzinger card chosen and lost, four Aces shown and Ace of same suit visibly changes into selection
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 48
Chris Beason Laydown after Stuart Gordon Double onto another tabled card
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 49
Chris Beason Optical Alignment Variation
Related to Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 50
Benjamin Earl No Motion Assembly Aces on table, performer covers one with his hand, others are lost in the deck one-handed, they assemble under the hand with fourth Ace
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 51
Unknown Le Temps Switch
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 51
Apollo Riego Arca coins travel into card case one by one, they audibly arrive
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 52
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 56
Richard Kaufman Marvin Berglas: iMagic on his magic sets
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 62
Joe Culpepper, Philippe Beau Philippe Beau: Out of the Shadows Shadowgrapher and Magician
Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 78
David Regal (reviewer) The Bound Deck by Juan Luis Rubiales Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 90
David Regal (reviewer) The Cannibals by Dominique Duvivier Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 90
David Regal (reviewer) Another World by Rob Zabrecky Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 90
David Regal (reviewer) The Mind Pod by Joaquin Kotkin Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 91
David Regal (reviewer) Luck of the Draw by Liam Montier Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 91
David Regal (reviewer) Selenium Shift by Christopher Severson Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 91
David Regal (reviewer) Revolution by Gregory Wilson Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 92
David Regal (reviewer) Trojan Horse by Steven Himmel Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 92
David Regal (reviewer) BD by Joe Fox Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 92
David Regal (reviewer) The Opongo Box by Juan Luis Rubiales Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 92
David Regal (reviewer) Transition by Jamie Docherty Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 93
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Combined Treatise on Advance Card Playing and Draw Poker by F. R. Ritter Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 93
John Guastaferro (reviewer) John Henry Anderson: The Great Wizard of the North and his Magical Family by John Henry Anderson (written by Edwin A. Dawes, Michael E. Dawes) Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 94
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Confident Deceptions by Jason Ladanye Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 95
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) The Vernon Seminar (2-DVD set) by Roberto Giobbi Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 96
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Z. by Steve Reynolds Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 97
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Cube FX (3-DVD set) by Karl Hein, John George Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 97
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) At the Table Lecture: Bobby Motta by Bobby Motta Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 98
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Confident Deceptions (4-DVD set) by Jason Ladanye Vol. 78 No. 12 Dec. 2015 98
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Erika, Liberty and Irene Larsen
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 10
Jon Racherbaumer In Memoriam: Barrie Richardson
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 11
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • Jokes (Christopher P. Wilson, 1979)
  • Science of the Magical (Matt Kaplan, 2015)
  • The Art of Forgery (Noah Carney)
  • Memory & Movies (John Seamon, 2015)
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 12
John Gaughan The Coffee Vase and Bran Bowl
  • The Chamber of Secrets
glass (apparently) filled with bran covered, bran changes into anything
Related to Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 16
David Kaye Too P.C. Or Not Too P.C.: That Is The Question
  • The Expert at the Kids' Table
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 20
Kainoa Harbottle Devant at the Bar... Or A Judicious Bibliography of Coin Vanishes
  • By Means of Metal
on a newspaper report about a court appearance of David Devant performing coin vanishes
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 26
Jeff Prace No More Card Tricks
  • Left-Handed
deck is thrown up and suddenly bound with electrical tape
Inspired byVariations Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 34
Dani DaOrtiz Expectations
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!

  • Meeting Expectations and Eliminating Expectations
  • Manipulating Expectations
  • Allowing an Effect to Speak for Itself or Letting the Spectator Come to His Own Conclusions
  • Final Thoughts
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 38
Bob Read What's in a Name
  • Hidden Treasures
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 42
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 48
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 54
John Hostler Visions of Saragossa Poker Deal four cards cut to in four piles, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, poker hand dealt, all cards face-up except performer's card with the selections
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 54
John Hostler Packet Displacement moving a packet to the other side
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 55
Kenichi Komiya Time Traveling Tissue tissue packet re-seals itself
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 57
Harapan Ong Royal Explosion tabled productions of royal flush
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 58
Dustin Stinett The Fourteenth Los Angeles Conference on Magic History: Pulling Back the Curtain
Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 62
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) JawDroppers! by Harry Lorayne Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 82
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) The Death Camp Magicians by William V. Rauscher, Werner Reich Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 83
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) Kids Show Masterplan: Creating Incredible Magic for Children by Danny Orleans Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 84
Danny Orleans (reviewer) AmazeBox by Mark Shortland Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 85
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Touched by Morgan Strebler Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 86
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Victorian Coins in Glass by Kainoa Harbottle Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 86
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Three-way Clear Force Shopping Bag by Eran Blizovsky Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 87
Danny Orleans (reviewer) The Social Deck by Soma Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 87
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Pen or Pencil by Mickael Chatelain Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 88
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Red Pill by Chris Ramsay Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 88
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) At the Table Live Lecture Series by Martin Lewis, Various Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 89
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) BH Sandwich by Yu Byeong Hun Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 90
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Big Four Poker by Tom Dobrowolski Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 90
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Thick Card Project by Liam Montier Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 90
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Master Course in Cups & Balls Vols. 1 and 2 by Daryl Vol. 79 No. 1 Jan. 2016 91
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Jastrow Illusion
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 10
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • An Actor's Companion (Seth Barrish, 2015)
  • The Evolution of Everything (Matt Ridley, 2015)
  • We Have Technology (Kara Platoni, 2015)
  • Mind Over Mind (Chris Berdik, 2014)
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 12
Gabe Fajuri In Memoriam: Daniel G. Waldron
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 17
John Gaughan Ink to Goldfish
  • The Chamber of Secrets
mechanical
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 18
Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger Flights of Fancy
  • Eugene's Notebook In Which Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride Have a Chat
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 21
Max Maven Distant Dowser
  • Lost Horizons
ESP card pocketed, matching ESP card is found by spectator with help of performer who also divines it
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Center Tear magazine by Trevor McCombie, Oct. 2002
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 23
Jonathan Pendragon Tesseract
  • Panmagium
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 24
West McDonough Sand Care and Feeding
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 25
Jim Steinmeyer The Last Card Up the Sleeve
  • Conjuring
card visibly creeps over vest, elastic pull
Related to Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 28
Unknown Pivot Vanish
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 30
Tom Stone A Matter Of Taste
  • Lodestones
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 34
Tom Stone Key to the Windy City thoughts on the Chicago Opener
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 34
Tom Stone Stockholm Opener involving two additional back colors
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 35
Unknown Reverse Cull
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 35
Helder Guimarães Adapting Concepts
  • Invisible Strings
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 42
Helder Guimarães Retention Change choreography to unload a double before placing the card down
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 42
Helder Guimarães Revolve Placement
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 44
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 48
Mike O'Brien Pocket Utility Switch card is sticking out of breast pocket, it is switched as it is removed
Inspired by
  • "Impossible Card in Pocket" (Dave Rumfelt, M-U-M, Nov. 1974)
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 48
Mike O'Brien Do As You Want card in breast pocket is shown to be later freely named card
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 49
Mike O'Brien Hatline Prediction several bills collected in hat, serial number of chosen bill is predicted
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 49
Larry Jennings Thought Card to Pocket card chosen of from packet appears in breast pocket
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 50
Unknown Peel Le Temps Switch
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 51
Gregg Webb One-Hand Wild Coin
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 52
James Swain Swain's Aces retains rest of deck in order
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 53
Frank Thompson F.T. Cut
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 53
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 58
Luis De Matos The House of Magic by Franz Harary
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 64
Carl Mercurio Penn & Teller: A the Top of Their Game Show on "Fool Us"
Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 88
John Lovick (reviewer) Tenyoism by Richard Kaufman Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 98
John Lovick (reviewer) Key Mysteries by Steve Drury Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 100
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Nanomagics by Román García Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 101
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Storyteller by Ravi Mayar Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 102
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) At the Table Live Lecture: Marcelo Insua by Marcelo Insúa Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 103
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Blaze: Tony & Jordan, "Les French Twins" Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 104
David Oliver (reviewer) Klaus the Mouse Card Shark Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 104
David Oliver (reviewer) Sympathetic 10 by Jörg Alexander Weber Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 104
David Oliver (reviewer) Heist by Jack Wise Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 105
David Oliver (reviewer) Object Permanence by Tyler Twombly Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 106
David Oliver (reviewer) Jumbo Quick Monte by Meir Yedid Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 106
David Oliver (reviewer) HPad by Henri Beaumont Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 107
David Oliver (reviewer) The Search Engine Pen by Jeff Prace Vol. 79 No. 2 Feb. 2016 107
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Jim Patton's passing
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 10
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • Scam School Academy (Brian Brushwood)
  • Authors of the Impossible (Jeffery J. Kripal)
  • The Education of a Poker Player (James McManus)
  • Unpsun (Brooks Jackson, Kathleen Hall Jamieson)
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 12
Michael A. Perovich In Memoriam: James Patton
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 17
John Gaughan The I-II Die Box
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 18
David Britland The Case of the Missing Hats
  • Cardopolis
adding an extra card for cleaner initial display
cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Inspired by Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 22
David Kaye This Time... I Absolutely, Positively Know That One!
  • The Expert at the Kids' Table
change bag in magic sets
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 24
Kainoa Harbottle Inferential Wild Coin
  • By Means of Metal
intro and on difficulty of performing coin magic
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 28
Miguel Ángel Gea Inferential Wild Coin four coins change one by one and are put in spectator's closed fist instead of a cup
  • Post-Meta-Thoughts (by Kainoa Harbottle)
Related to Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 28
Jeff Prace Split Winnings
  • Left-Handed
scratch ticket is scratched and restored, using split coin gaff
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 34
Dani DaOrtiz The Third Time
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
on the Rule of Three
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 40
Bob Read Ready Next Thursday
  • Hidden Treasures
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 44
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 50
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 54
David Forrest Loser! three envelopes, one with a bill and two with Loser-cards, performer repeatedly finds the one with money and also has it predicted
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 54
Shiv Duggal Made to Measure Ace to Three of Spades are lost and found twice, then rest of Spades appear in order
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 55
Carmen D'Amico Sliding Block Shift Hindu Shuffle
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 56
Michał Kociołek Double Duke four cards chosen, performer deals out hands with spectators's cards going in one hand and in his own hand each card is one value higher than the selections, Stebbins type stack with progressions of four
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 57
Richard Kaufman The Forgotten Stars of Magic intro to Sphinx reprint, history of Stars of Magic series
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 60
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 62
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 63
Francis Carlyle Convening Kings
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 63
Dai Vernon Strip-Out Addition
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 64
Ross Bertram The Squeeze-Away Coin one-handed vanish and recovery
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 65
Emil Jarrow And the Part of a Garment coin vanish and reappearance, coin flies from left palm into sleeve with slight jerking movement
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 66
Emil Jarrow Salt Bet separating salt and pepper with the static electricity of a comb
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 66
Emil Jarrow Match under Glass Bet paper match balances on a coin on edge under a glass, bet about removing the match, comb with static electricity
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 66
Dr. Jacob Daley Jacob's Ladder
VariationsAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 67
Cliff Green The Disconcerting Coins copper and silver coin are slapped onto table with each hand, they transpose, then one of the coins penetrates the table
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 68
Cliff Green Slap Transfer both hands have a coin and slap them on the table palm down, one coin is secretly thrown to other hand
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 68
Slydini The Revolving Pass one-handed switch as double is turned over with one hand, unload on deck
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 69
Sam Leo Horowitz A Quarter and a Half half dollar and quarter shown, then both change into half dollars, then one back to a quarter, with follow up suggestion by John Mulholland in which both coins become quarters
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 70
John Scarne Scarne's Power of Thought selected card matches previous prediction, tabled cards are read off and one is miscalled
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 71
Bert Allerton Close-Up Magic tips on performing close-up magic
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 72
Francis Carlyle Buckle Bottom Palm one-handed bottom palm of a single card with third finger
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 73
Danny Orleans Magic Chicago: Celebrating Ten Years in the Windy City
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 76
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) At the Table Live Lecture Series by Woody Allen
(and various others)
Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 82
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Intro to Sponge Balls: aka Sponge Ball Square Meal by Michael Dardant Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 82
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Transition by Jamie Docherty Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 83
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Bring It by Will Fern Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 83
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Volume 9 by Steve Beam Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 85
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Volume 10 by Steve Beam Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 86
John Guastaferro (reviewer) Kahnjuring: Deceptive Practices With Playing Cards by Scott Kahn Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 87
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Rise by Sean Scott Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 88
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Wordsmyth by Francis Menotti Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 88
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Smoke & Mirrors by Dan Buck, Dave Buck Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 89
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Contained by Jay Sankey Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 89
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Knitting Ninja by Chad Long Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 90
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Sweet 'n Salty Vernet Vol. 79 No. 3 Mar. 2016 90
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Randy Pitchford as new owner of Genii
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 10
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • Originals (Adam Grant)
  • Reclaiming Conversation (Sherry Turkle)
  • The Confidence Game (Maria Konnikova)
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 12
Joe M. Turner In Memoriam: James C. Doty
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 15
Lupe Nielsen In Memoriam: Tihany
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 16
Joaquin Ayala Lessons I Learned from Tihany
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 17
John Gaughan The Tray of Proteus
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 20
Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger Love And Magic
  • Eugene's Notebook In Which Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride Have a Chat
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 24
Max Maven Nomenclature
  • Lost Horizons
alphabet cards distributed among five spectators, a name from a list is chosen, performer divines the name by knowing which spectators have letters that occur in the name
Inspired by
  • "Choose Your Girl" (Jack Yates, Abra #702, July 1959)
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, April 1992
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 28
Jonathan Pendragon Stigmata
  • Panmagium
hand spike
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 32
Jim Steinmeyer The Boodle Box
  • Conjuring
wooden box as money printing machine, Japanese Handkerchief Box
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 34
Helder Guimarães Visual vs. Non-Visual
  • Invisible Strings
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 40
Helder Guimarães Visual Switch four Aces visually change into Kings on top of deck
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 40
Helder Guimarães Taking Out the Visual Switch switching three of four cards
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 42
Helder Guimarães 1002nd Aces Variation
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 43
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 46
Lewis Jones Strangers on a Train three-handed game, spectators make decisions about cutting and mixing, yet the performer receives a Royal Flush
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 46
Jonathan Friedman The Freshest Coin Transpo In The World one coin in resealable plastic bag, two phases
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 48
Tom Stone The Pocket Problem
  • Lodestones
on different type of alternative pockets and servantes, mostly for female performers
  • Out in the Wilderness
  • Suburb Satchel
  • Osmosis (shoulder bag with opening to load cups or other things)
  • A Germain Observation (servante in cloth)
  • Chasing Tail
  • Share the Wealth
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 52
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 58
Jon Racherbaumer Tom Mullica's Accessible Legacy
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 64
Dustin Stinett Irene Larsen
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 72
Max Maven, Irene Larsen Irene Larsen - The Genii Interview from 2013
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 78
Erika Larsen Pure Magic on Irene Larsen
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 86
Jim Steinmeyer Princess Irene - A Brief Tribute to Royalty
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 90
Liberty Larsen Pure Oma on Irene Larsen
Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 92
David Regal (reviewer) Factory Blanks by Tom Stone Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 96
David Regal (reviewer) Gift Card by Constantinos Pantelias Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 96
David Regal (reviewer) Gone Deck by Shin Lim, Tom Elderfield Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 96
David Regal (reviewer) Phantom by Peter Eggink Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 97
David Regal (reviewer) Telekinetic by Diamond Jim Tyler Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 97
David Regal (reviewer) Insidious by Michael Scanzello Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 97
David Regal (reviewer) Unbound - Gimmickless Invisible Deck by Darryl Davis Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 98
David Regal (reviewer) Over This World by Alex Pandrea Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 98
David Regal (reviewer) Space Time by Tom Elderfield Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 98
David Regal (reviewer) Jot by Jordan Wheabster Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 98
David Regal (reviewer) SCIN (Signed Card in Nose) by Phil Knoxville Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 98
David Regal (reviewer) The Chameleon Deck by Dominique Duvivier Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 99
David Regal (reviewer) Street Thief A. G. Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 99
David Regal (reviewer) Fobulous! by Steve Shufton Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 99
David Regal (reviewer) Blink Skymember Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 99
David Regal (reviewer) The One 2.0 by Anthony Stan Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 100
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Implausibilities by Hudson Taylor Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 100
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) The Rough and Smooth Project by Lawrence Turner Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 101
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Five Stunts by Chuang Wei Tung Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 101
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Induction (2-DVD set) by Bedros "Spidey" Akkelian Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 102
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Phase by Josh Janousky Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 103
David Britland (reviewer) Impromptu by Martin Gardner (written by Todd Karr) Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 103
David Britland (reviewer) An Essay on Magic by Robert E. Neale Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 105
David Britland (reviewer) Conjurors, Cardsharps and Conmen by Bernard Reid Vol. 79 No. 4 Apr. 2016 105
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Paul Daniel's passing, Jan Rouven charges
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 10
Todd Karr The Eye new column about various news in magic
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 12
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • The Perfect Bet (Adam Kucharski, 2016)
  • Inventology (Pagan Kennedy, 2016)
  • How to Win Games and Beat People (Tom Whipple, 2015)
  • Kreskin: In Real Time (2015)
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 16
John Gaughan A McElroy Brothers Ventriloquist Figure
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 18
David Britland Calculating Cards III
  • Cardopolis
chosen card is spelled to with a phrase announced at the beginning, 26th location
Inspired by
  • "Calculating Cards II" (Gerry Lee, The Magic Wand #255)
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 20
David Kaye Flight Time
  • The Expert at the Kids' Table
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 24
Kainoa Harbottle Tones from the Underground
  • By Means of Metal
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 30
Craig Ousterling A Sound Box Vanish coin vanishes in coin box audibly, no more sound when it is shaken
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 30
Harrison Greenbaum Surprise!
  • You Are All Terrible
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 34
Jeff Prace Unplugged v2
  • Left-Handed
borrowed earbuds play music without being connected to the phone
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 36
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 40
Jerry K. Hartman High Five five cards are out-jogged from spread, after they have been removed they are shown to have change to a Royal Flush
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 40
Jon Racherbaumer Hummer Job Hummer's Mathematical Monte variation with three cards, chosen one named after all cards are put back in the deck
Inspired by Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 42
Fritz Alkemade Voodoo business card becomes torched and torn in sympathy to another business card, see Magicana reference for credit information
Related to Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 43
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 48
Barry Murray Paul Daniels: A Life Well Lived
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 54
Max Maven An Introduction to Hōkasen intro to translation of Hirase Hose's Hōkasen (1764) by Dan Sherer
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 63
Max Maven Bakemono explanation of bakemono creature
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 68
Hirase Hose Hōkasen
  • Original Introduction (1764)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 69
Unknown The Cups and Balls multi-phase routine with compressible balls à la production balls
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 70
Unknown The Iron Rings
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 75
Unknown The Technique of Putting Five Colors of Sand into Water and Not Getting Them Even a Little Wet
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 77
Unknown The Technique Wherein a Heihku Moves on its own paper ornament moves on its own
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 78
Unknown The Technique for the Seven Transformations of the Tanuki creatures appear and transform
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 79
Unknown The Technique of Grasping Red Hot Iron chemicals applied to skin
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 80
Unknown The Technique of Biting Into A Pot eating metal
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 81
Unknown Knotted Rope Escape
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 82
Unknown A Technique Wherein A Rope is Strung Through Both Sleeves... "...the Ends Are Double Knotted, the Knot is Pulled Around into the Chest, after Which the Two Ends Are Pulled and the Knot is Undone", square knot
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 83
Unknown Technique Wherein A Rope Is Passed Through The Sleeves, The Ends Held By A Spectator, and The Rope Knots Itself in a Square Knot
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 83
Unknown A Prank Wherein You Swallow a Ball and Pull It Out Your Ear
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 84
Unknown Pulling and Pushing a Ball Through the Back of the Hand ball through hand, similar to coin through hand methodology
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 84
Unknown Pranks with a Mandarin Orange paper is pushed inside an orange, skin used to transport liquid (secretly?)
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 84
Unknown Manifesting Demon-Fire
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 85
Unknown A Technique Wherein white paper is cut up and put into water, whereupon it becomes loaches paper changes to fish
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 86
Unknown A Technique of Sword Swallowing fake sword swallowing
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 87
Unknown A Technique for Makeishuraō, the 3 Eyed creature with three eyes appears
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 88
Unknown A Technique for Suspension During an Exorcism tea cup clings to wall
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 89
Unknown A Paper is Burned and Becomes a Sparrow
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 90
Unknown A Real Egg Becomes Smoke and Flies into the Sky with egg skin, reverse of Egg on Fan
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 90
Unknown Summoning a Gawatarō
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 91
Unknown Technique for Making someone's Head Appear very long
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 92
Unknown Technique for Burning the Middle of a Paper But leaving No Trace of it Being Burned
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 93
Unknown Technique wherein A Tatehina Moves About on Its Own secret magnet
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments and credit information)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 93
Unknown To Assemble Monsters in the Garden and bring forth Multi-Colored Clouds prism used to distort what can be seen through a peek hole
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 94
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) Framework by Tom Frame Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 98
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) Signor Arvi: The Forgotten Illusionist by Signor Arvi (written by Trevor Dawson) Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 99
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) Locked: Locks in Mentalism & Magic by Jim Kleefeld Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 99
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) The Other Stories by Leo Behnke Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 100
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) The Magic of Skateboarding by Joe Ledoux Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 100
David Oliver (reviewer) Royalistic by Juan Tamariz Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 101
David Oliver (reviewer) Fishing! by G Alexander Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 101
David Oliver (reviewer) Automatic Dove Bag by Daniel Ka Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 102
David Oliver (reviewer) Ultimate Invisible Dove Harness by Daniel Ka Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 102
David Oliver (reviewer) Any Jacket Dove Pocket by Daniel Ka Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 102
David Oliver (reviewer) Sharpie Bug Writer Vernet Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 103
David Oliver (reviewer) Marvelous Multiplying Boxes, Nesting Deck Shells by Matthew Wright Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 103
David Oliver (reviewer) Paradigm Shift by Christoph Borer Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 104
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Camera Tricks by Casshan Wallace Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 104
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Cut Cards by Jon Armstrong Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 105
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) At the Table Live Lecture Series by Chris Ramsay Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 105
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) At the Table Live Lecture Series by Gazzo Macee Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 105
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) The Magicianary Position by Arron Jones Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2016 106
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Harry Lorayne's 90th birhtday
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 10
Todd Karr The Eye
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 12
Jon Racherbaumer On the Slant
  • When We Are No More (Abby Smith Rumsey)
  • The Mind Club (Daniel M. Wegner, Kurt Gray)
  • Algorithms to Live By (Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths)
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 18
John Gaughan The Burning Globe
  • The Chamber of Secrets
borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored in a metal apparatus
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 20
Jim Steinmeyer The Second City
  • Conjuring
three spectators write down cities on billets, two billets are torn up, in the end all cities are divined, a stooge does a center tear
Inspired by
  • "Sheer Information" (R. Macaire, New Invocation)
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 24
Max Maven Mix Me Deadly
  • Lost Horizons
murder, weapon and victim chosen from game cards and divined, using single riffle shuffle
Also published here Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 30
Dani DaOrtiz A Thought-Of Selection
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
one spectator is thinking a value by cutting of a small pile and counting it under the table, another one of a suit
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 32
Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger Magic: Virtues And Vices
  • Eugene's Notebook In Which Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride Have a Chat
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 33
Helder Guimarães Little Details
  • Invisible Strings
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 36
Helder Guimarães One Time Zarrow Shuffle
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 36
Helder Guimarães Palm Vanish face-up card on deck is placed in right palm and vanishes
Related to Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 38
Jonathan Pendragon I, Sisyphus
  • Panmagium
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 42
Tom Stone Polyrhythms, Primes, and Kid Shows
  • Lodestones
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 46
Andi Gladwin Magicana
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 54
Zane Kinkade, Bernard Bilis Karma Sandwich spectator cuts off cards, two cards turn over in rest sandwiching selection and values total number of cut-off packet, smaller set-up
Inspired by Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 54
Chris Wardle Tape Through Body Grandmother's Necklace principle
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 56
Dr. James Nuzzo Nuzzo's Propelled Palm cards spring into palm after Elias Shift, also as pass to bottom
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 57
Daniel Ulin Knights at the Magic Castle
Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2016 62