1990-2002
Written by Jim Sisti
Work of Various
708 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
956 entries
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Chris Hurlbert The Evolution of a Magician
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 324
Paul Green In the Trenches on Tom Vorjohan
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 325
Chris Hurlbert Some Random Thoughts thoughts on performing, business etc.
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 326
Charles Greene III How to Get Booked
  • Promotional Materials
  • The Cold Call Approach
  • The Sales Talk
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 327
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on Fechter's, FFFF, Obie O'Brien, Paul Daniels, Harry Lorayne, Simon Lovell
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 328
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Matchbox Penetration by Selecionnes Magicale Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 329
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Shrinking Bill by MagicThis Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 329
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Transpensition by Kevin King Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 329
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Magic of Matt Schulien by Philip Reed Willmarth Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 329
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. II by Steve Beam Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 330
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Card College, Volume 1 by Roberto Giobbi Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 330
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Martin's Close-Up Miracles by Martin Lewis Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 330
Chris Hurlbert The Copy Card faded picture of selection appears on a blank card
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 331
Chris Hurlbert The Destined Duo prediction of chosen Tarot card, engraved on medallion
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 331
Chris Hurlbert Food for Thought cards with food items are selected, prediction on bill
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 332
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners on the 'why' of doing close-up magic
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 333
Jim Sisti The Last Word on Chris Hurlbert
Vol. 5 No. 29 May/June 1995 335
John Fareed Sour Pickles on giving honest feedback
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 336
Jim Sisti My Turn on John Fareed
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 338
Paul Green In the Trenches on Stan Davis
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 338
Charles Greene III The First Night
  • Preparing For The First Night
  • Your Performance
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 339
Jim Sisti Outside Work - The Do's & Don'ts on getting work outside the restaurant
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 340
Jim Sisti (reviewer) New and Improved Ring in the Card Case by Gary Plants Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 341
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Your Choice! by Dan Fleshman Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 341
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Credit Scare by Mark Leveridge Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 341
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The One Eyed Wildebeest Wallet by Randy Wakeman
with Harrison Carroll
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 341
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Encounters of the Close-Up Kind by Dan Fleshman Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 342
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Steve Bedwell Taped! The Steve Bedwell Video Volume One by Steve Bedwell Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 342
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Mamma Mia Rope Trick by Aldo Colombini Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 342
John Fareed Fatima patter for Fatima, ballet dancer from handkerchief
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 343
John Fareed The Mind Projector cuing audience to name selection from person on stage, tray, similar to Clayton Rawson's routine
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, July 1947
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 344
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on working for the restaurant Carlos Murphy's Southfield
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 345
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners on the climax of routines
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 346
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 5 No. 30 July/Aug. 1995 347
David Acer Here's.... Sankey! interview with Jay Sankey
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 349
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly bar bet, Darts
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 352
John Fareed John's Column some tips on restaurant magics
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 352
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on when to approach a table
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 353
Paul Green In the Trenches on a story by Dick Newton
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 353
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Cardinal Angel by Paul Harris
with Mike Maxwell
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 354
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Miller's Dice by Paul Green Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 354
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Vest by Eddie Raymond Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 354
Jim Sisti Card Compulsions not a review
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 355
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Art of Card Manipulation (Volumes 1-3) by Jeff McBride Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 355
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Cabaret Connivery by Dan Garrett Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 355
David Acer Sankey Eats Out!
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 356
Jay Sankey Creamed short chop cup sequence with creamer and crumpled up lid, then creamer is restored and full of milk again
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 356
Jay Sankey, David Acer Free Choice? slip of paper placed inside book, prediction of first word on page
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 357
Jay Sankey Sugar Rush selection appears folded in sugar packet
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 358
Jim Sisti My Turn on the publishing of the "The Magic Menu - The First Five Years", Robert Chambers, Richard Knierim
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 359
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on balloons, Chuck Fayne
Vol. 6 No. 31 Sep./Oct. 1995 360
Jim Artle Bar Magic My Way on restaurant / bar magic
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 361
Paul Green In the Trenches on the card on ceiling
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 363
John Fareed John's Column on pricing and competition
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 364
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 364
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on how to approach a table
  • The Commando Approach
  • The Invitation Approach
  • "It's Suggested That You Visit A Table" Approach
  • The Passive Approach
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 365
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Out of Order by Angelo Carbone Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 366
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Stranger's Gallery by John Bannon Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 366
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic by Lewis Ganson Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 366
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment by Paul Harris Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 367
Jim Sisti My Turn
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 367
Jim Artle, Harry Lorayne Gambler's Routine (A Poker Player's Dream) gambling routine, Royal Flush instead Aces should end up in performer's hand, poker chip transforms multiple times, Poker routine by Harry Lorayne from Hugard's Magic Monthly, p. 376 for credit
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 368
Jim Artle Cigarette Through Quarter with marked coin, coin then vanishes and ends up between layers of matchbook
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 369
Jim Artle Chop Cup Routine with rolled up bill and leather cup, bill ends up in cigarette, torn of corner as proof
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 369
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on people following from table to table
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 372
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on people following from table to table
Vol. 6 No. 32 Nov./Dec. 1995 372
Jon Allen Thoughts About M.A.R.L.O. (Magic and Real Life Occasions) on restaurant / close-up magic
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 373
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on how o leave a table, restaurant magic
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 374
Charles Greene III Fees and Tips
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 375
Jim Sisti My Turn on Harry Lorayne, Jeff Busby
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 376
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly on performing behind a bar
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 377
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Stockbroker by Gregory Wilson Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 378
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Audio-Prediction by Larry Becker Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 378
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Jokers Are Wild by Eric DeCamps Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 378
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Cardshark by Darwin Ortiz Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 379
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Eugene Burger's Gourmet Close-Up Magic by Eugene Burger Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 379
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Professional Balloon Sculpture (Volumes I, II, and III) by Michael Veinbergs Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 379
Jon Allen Drop Zone coin appears on selection
Variations Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 380
Jon Allen High Society thought-of card on ceiling
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 380
Jon Allen Top Card Riffle Force very brief, stopping at top card briefly
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 380
Jon Allen Twin Peaks endings for
  • Coins Across
  • Ring on Rope
Related to Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 380
Jim Sisti The Magic Menu Awards 1995
  • Book of the Year
  • Trick of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Person of the Year
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 381
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Michael Cioppa, Bob Kohler
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 382
Stuart Bowie Thinking Aloud... on fees and competition
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 383
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 6 No. 33 Jan./Feb. 1996 384
Richard Osterlind A Few Tips on Close-Up Magic on make-up, clothes, grooming, how to be liked
Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 385
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 387
Charles Greene III Performance
  • When to Approach a Table
  • How to Approach a Table
  • Do Not Use a Close-Up Pad
  • Work Out of Your Pockets
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 388
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly on performing behind a bar
Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 389
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Fortuneteller's Book of Days by Paul Green Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 390
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Shenanigan by Aldo Colombini Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 390
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Natural Selections by David Acer Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 390
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Video Encyclopedia of Card Sleights by Daryl Martinez Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 391
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 391
Aldo Colombini, Carlos Corda Stand Up cards are cased half of the deck is sticking out, all cards slide down except selection, in spectator's hand
Related to Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 392
George Schindler Nested Dolls folded bill bill to nest of Matryoshka dolls
Related toAlso published here Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 393
Courtney Grant The King! wrong card changes to picture of Elvis and then to King of Hearts
Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 393
Stuart Bowie Thinking Aloud... on misdirection
Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 394
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on publicity and business cards
Vol. 6 No. 34 Mar./Apr. 1996 396
Richard Sanders, David Acer The Sanders Inquisition interview with Richard Sanders
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 397
Charles Greene III Audience Participation & Looking for a Nice Place to Work
  • Audience Participation
  • Looking For A Nice Place To Work
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 400
Stuart Bowie Thinking Aloud... on how to learn a new routine
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 401
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Limited Edition by Gordon Bean
with Larry Jennings
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 402
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Cigarette Through Chip by Mark Leveridge Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 402
Jim Sisti (reviewer) What's Up Deck? by Aldo Colombini Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 402
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Underground Man: Lou Gallo by Richard Kaufman
with Mark Phillips
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 403
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Close-Up Troublewit by Patrick Page Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 403
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Reformation by Guy Hollingworth Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 403
David Acer The Magic of Richard Sanders intro
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 404
Richard Sanders Cramped signed bill vanishes and appears inside cap of marker
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 404
Richard Sanders Employee of the Month card appears on photograph of performer
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 405
Richard Sanders Sanders on The Belanger Cigarette Through Quarter using Paul Belanger Cigarette Through Quarter by Camirand Academy of Magic
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 406
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on business, using the telephone
Vol. 6 No. 35 May/June 1996 408
Tommy Wonder Approaching the Table
  • An Introduction
    • "Some Magic"
    • "Do You Like Magic Enough..."
    • An Uncomfortable Question
    • Monte Carlo
    • "Is This a Convenient Moment..."
    • The Introduction
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 409
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 413
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Eclipse Wallet by Chuck Leach Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 414
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Books of Wonder (Volume I and II) by Tommy Wonder (written by Stephen Minch) Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 414
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 415
Karl Norman An Autobiography
Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 416
Karl Norman Card Routine for the Bar including Think of a Card thought-of card to pocket, signed card under glass
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 416
Karl Norman Ring Flight ring travels to key case
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 418
Jim Sisti My Turn
Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 419
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on business, telephone
Vol. 6 No. 36 July/Aug. 1996 420
Jim Sisti Our First All-Trick Issue!
Vol. 7 No. 37 Sep./Oct. 1996 421
Richard Sanders Four Ace Me Not four Ace production, in the hands at once
Vol. 7 No. 37 Sep./Oct. 1996 422
David Acer The Card Warp Get-Ready
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 37 Sep./Oct. 1996 423
Jay Sankey A Match by Any Other Name... Lit match used to set all the matches in a matchbook on fire. Original match is restored, and then whole matchbook is restored to original condition
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 37 Sep./Oct. 1996 425
Brian Glow Brilliant! flash cube in plastic bag flashes and when checked one bulb has been spent
Vol. 7 No. 37 Sep./Oct. 1996 426
David Acer Intangibill finger through bill
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 37 Sep./Oct. 1996 427
Phil Matlin Vicious Circle
  • The Legit Move
  • The Fake Move
  • Performance
    • Part 1: The Teaser
    • Part 2: One Dollar
    • Part 3: Two Dollars
    • Part 4: Ten Dollars
    • Part 5: The Secret
    • Part 6: One Hundred Dollars
  • The Finger Ring Subtlety (David Acer)
Vol. 7 No. 37 Sep./Oct. 1996 429
Michael Close Venue
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 433
Simon Lovell The Bar Gly
Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 435
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation on balloon modelling
Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 436
Jim Sisti My Turn
Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 437
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Brian Schwenger
Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 437
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Web by Jim Pace Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 438
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Warm Fuzzies Up Close by Mark Strivings Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 438
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Twisting History by Larry Moss Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 439
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Video Encyclopedia of Card Sleights (Volume 4, 5 & 6) by Daryl Martinez Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 439
Michael Close The MC Spread Double Lift additional ideas, no description
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 440
Michael Close Out of U and Me clean turnover of one card, full deck of double backers
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 440
Michael Close The Faro Shuffle
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 441
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 7 No. 38 Nov./Dec. 1996 444
Mark Strivings Mentalism Up-Close on close-up mentalism
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 445
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 446
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly on doing simple things, bar magic
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 447
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 448
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on having insurance
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 449
Jim Sisti My Turn
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 449
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Ultimate Brainwave by Bob Solari Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 450
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Dishonest Abe by Gregory Wilson Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 450
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers 5 by Michael Close Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 450
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Restaurant Worker's Handbook by Jim Pace
with Jerry MacGregor
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 451
Jim Sisti 1996 Magic Menu Awards
  • Book of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Trick of the Year
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 451
Mark Strivings Thirty-Seven named number is predicted on billet in envelope, psychological force with outs, using a "window double envelope"
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 452
Mark Strivings 50-50-50 Chance which hand done by performer, spectator always guesses right
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 453
Mark Strivings ESP in my Pocket prediction of named ESP symbol, on billet in envelope, using Window Double Envelope
Related to Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 454
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on mentalism in restaurant magic
Vol. 7 No. 39 Jan./Feb. 1997 456
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 458
Mark Strivings Just Thinking on mentalism in close-up
Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 459
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on the Hidden Tailor
Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 460
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly on getting cards signed
Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 460
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 461
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Three Ropes and a Baby by Richard Sanders Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 462
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Mystery Box by John Kennedy Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 462
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment (Three Volume Set) by Paul Harris Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 462
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Video Encyclopedia of Card Sleights (Volume 7 & 8) by Daryl Martinez Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 463
Michael Skinner Torn and Restored Soda Straw Wrapper
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 464
Michael Skinner, R. C. Buff The Trash Compactor torn off corner
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 466
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on exposure
Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 468
Roger Klause Michael Skinner - A Friend and Much More
Vol. 7 No. 40 Mar./Apr. 1997 547
David Acer, Simon Lovell On the Lovell interview with Simon Lovell
Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 469
Simon Lovell Business Card Giveaway business cards stapled to top indifferent card which is placed in center, it comes back to top and is now selection
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 473
Simon Lovell Sebastian - The Mind-Reading Chicken gag with drawing of chicken and a part that is apparently about to vanish
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 475
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 476
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Fortunato the Magician
Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 477
Mark Strivings Just Thinking difference between mentalism and mental magic
Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 478
Jim Sisti My Turn on David Blaine
Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 479
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 7 No. 41 May/June 1997 480
Eric Henning Worker or Worrier? on selling
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 481
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 483
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 483
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Paul Seaman
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 483
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on tipping
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 484
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 485
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Expert Card to Wallet by Randy Wakeman Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 486
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Magicard by Mark Jenest Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 486
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Amazing Miniature Card Sticker Book by Jeff Brown Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 487
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Close-Up Magic for the Dinner Table and Bar by Dennis Barlotta Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 487
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Art of Hopping Tables by Mark Leveridge Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 487
Eddie Ace Ultimate Multiplying Rabbits sponge rabbit routine
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 488
Jean-Frederic Blain The Braille Trick marks on business cards form into name of selection
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 489
Cliff Cowling Sealed Deck Rising Card cards placed inside plastic bag, Devano
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 490
Mark Strivings Just Thinking on business
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 490
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 7 No. 42 July/Aug. 1997 492
Tom Mullica, Jim Ryan An Inner-View (Interview) with Jim Ryan
Also published here
  • "The New Tops"
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 493
Jim Sisti Jim Ryan - A Biographical Sketch
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 495
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 496
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on contracts
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 497
Mark Strivings Just Thinking on a remark by Bob Cassidy
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 497
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Easy to Master Card Miracles (Volumes 4, 5 and 6) by Michael Ammar Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 498
Philip Reed Willmarth The Magic of Jim Ryan intro
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 500
Jim Ryan Almost Impromptu Solid Ghost apparently ghost appears and vanishes under handkerchief, toothpick
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 500
Jim Ryan The Broken and Restored Match three pieces, one is thrown away and returns to hand, eventually match is restored
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 500
Jim Ryan Cathy's Screwy Finger Bit first fingers slowly draw together
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 501
Jim Ryan Good Night, George! rubber band is slowly moving down into fist
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 501
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 502
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 8 No. 43 Sep./Oct. 1997 504
Paul Green A Gift From Me to You
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 505
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Positioning
  • Your Competition
  • The Biggest Point
  • How You Get Paid
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 506
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 508
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 509
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on getting a raise in restaurant magic
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 509
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on getting a raise in restaurant magic
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 509
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Super Showdown by Nick Trost Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 510
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Switch-A-Roo by Russ Niedzwiecki Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 510
Jim Sisti (reviewer) From a Shuffled Deck in Use (Parts One and Two) by Paul Cummins Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 510
Paul Green The Magic of Paul Green introduction
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 512
Paul Green Mission Impossible signed card small business card briefcase
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 512
Paul Green The Pygmy Paddle name written on paddle
  • Patter for The Pygmy Paddle
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 513
Paul Green The Odds are with Me two cards location, card of one spectator given to other both change to correct cards, "based in the Vernon 'Challenge' trick"
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 514
Mark Strivings Just Thinking
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 515
Paul Green In the Trenches anecdote by Erin Henning
Vol. 8 No. 44 Nov./Dec. 1997 516
Jim Sisti The Exposure Problem
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 517
Mark Strivings Just Thinking on mentalism in restaurant work
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 518
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 519
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on having a burn-out
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 519
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Getting Started, Part Two: Building a Following
    • A Rolls-Royce In A Yugo World
    • Building A Following
    • Care & Feeding
    • Making Your Offers Special
    • Why Bother?
  • Next Time: Your Newsletter
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 520
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 521
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Doc Eason's Bar Magic (Volumes 1, 2 and 3) by Doc Eason Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 522
Jim Sisti 1997 Magic Menu Awards
  • Book of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Trick of the Year
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 523
Stan "The Great Sandor" Jacobson Ring Flite Revisited with handkerchief
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 524
Danny Archer Bicycle Box Built for Two image of card appears on blank paper, switching card case
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 525
George Schindler Marked Bill in the Purse with flash bill, to snap-shut purse
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 526
David Acer The Acer File
  • Supernova
balloon animal, big flash after apparently building up some static electricity, FISM Flash
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 527
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Danny Archer
Vol. 8 No. 45 Jan./Feb. 1998 528
Terry Parrett Character Development for the Restaurant Performer
  • More Thoughts on Character
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 529
David Acer The Acer File
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 532
Carl Cloutier The Bill in Cigarette
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 532
Carl Cloutier The Balled Bill Switch
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 533
Carl Cloutier The Cigarette Switch
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 533
Terry Parrett Mental Kombat prediction of chosen superhero card, PATEO
Inspired by Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 534
Terry Parrett Founding Fathers prediction of US "Founding Father", time travel presentation, wallet
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 535
Terry Parrett ESP-TV divination of TV show written on paper
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 536
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Celebrity Autographs by Terry LaGerould Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 537
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Light Illusions Lapel Pin by Bright Magic Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 537
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Acting for Magicians by Richard L. Tenace Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 537
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Miracles While-U-Wait! by Mark Jenest Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 538
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation twisting a fly
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 538
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Getting Started, Part Three: Your Newsletter
    • Making You Look Good
    • Timing
    • Other Resources
Vol. 8 No. 46 Mar./Apr. 1998 540
Joshua Jay A Safe Bet
  • Biographical Sketch - Joshua Jay
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 541
David Acer The Acer File
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 543
David Acer The Acer File
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 543
John Talbot A Light Touch removing light from laser pointer on spectator's sleeve, D'Lite
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 543
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Getting Started, Part Four: The Informational Interview
    • The Magic of P.R.
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 544
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining thoughts on restaurant magic
  • Magical Answers to Common Questions from Wait Staff
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 545
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Gaeton Bloom's Flying Ring by Gaëtan Bloom
by Vernet
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 546
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Original Thought Transmitter by John Cornelius Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 546
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Buffaloe'd - The Magic of Jim Buffaloe by Jimmy Buffaloe Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 546
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Don Alan's Magic Ranch by Don Alan Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 547
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on approaching a table
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 547
Joshua Jay A Preposterous Paper Clip Problem Indifferent cards placed in paperclip change into Jokers, then paperclip suddenly grows larger than the card
Inspired by Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 548
Joshua Jay Behind the Scenes Transpo Presentation for two card transposition
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 549
Deal Seconds Like a Pro... humorous article
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 550
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Bob Miller
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 551
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 8 No. 47 May/June 1998 552
Gregory Wilson A Big Tip on tipping, restaurant magic
Vol. 8 No. 48 July/Aug. 1998 553
Gregory Wilson Off Base base of wine glass breaks off and is restored
Related to Vol. 8 No. 48 July/Aug. 1998 556
Gregory Wilson Card Through Table
Vol. 8 No. 48 July/Aug. 1998 558
Gregory Wilson Credit Card Through Table
Vol. 8 No. 48 July/Aug. 1998 559
Gregory Wilson Kissing Up paper is set on fire and changes into chocolate
Also published here Vol. 8 No. 48 July/Aug. 1998 561
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Getting Startes Part Five: Booking the Gig
Vol. 8 No. 48 July/Aug. 1998 563
Kirk Charles Professionalism
  • Hygiene
  • Knowledge
  • Dependability
  • Preparation
Also published here
  • in Kirk Charles' "The complete Guide to Restaurant and Walk-Around Magic"
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 565
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 567
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • How's Your Transition Game?
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 568
Paul Green In the Trenches on Stonehenge
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 569
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Golden Shells by Whit Haydn
with Chef Anton
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 570
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Very, Very Close / Too Close! by Michael Close Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 570
Eric Henning (reviewer) Three Pieces of Silver by Rune Klan Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 571
Kirk Charles The Business Card and Rubber Band Trick business card with hole and rubberband, penetration à la Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 572
Kirk Charles The Cat's Card Trick chose card has cat paw prints on them
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 572
Mark Strivings Just Thinking on disclaimer
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 573
David Acer The Acer File
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 574
Todd "L'il John" Watson Ripped Torn spectator apparently rips case by mistake
Also published here Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 574
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining thoughts on restaurant magic
  • Magical Answers to Common Questions From Guests
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 575
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on getting more work from a restaurant gig
Vol. 9 No. 49 Sep./Oct. 1998 576
Chris Hampton The One and Only on self-promotion
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 577
Chris Hampton Soul Survivor
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 580
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Chris Hampton
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 581
Chris Hampton Seven Hearts copying a card
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 582
Chris Hampton A Few Words About Deck Management when doing strolling magic
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 583
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly switching decks when doing bar magic
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 583
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining on restaurant magic
  • Lobby Board
  • Table-Tents/Placemats
  • Menu
  • Hosts/Wait-Staff
  • Leaving Your Mark
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 584
Eric Henning, John Carrington The Financial Wizard
  • The Transition Game Part 2: What's Holding You Back?
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 585
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation forming a jester
Vol. 9 No. 50 Nov./Dec. 1998 586
Tim Spinosa The Winning Approach on approaching people
Vol. 9 No. 51 Jan./Feb. 1999 589
Tim Spinosa Show Me the Money chop cup with rolled-up signed bill, then bill appears inside peppermint
Vol. 9 No. 51 Jan./Feb. 1999 590
Tim Spinosa Sponge Ball Routine four balls, appearing sponge rabbit as climax
Vol. 9 No. 51 Jan./Feb. 1999 592
Gregory Wilson Gregory's Greetings
  • Opening Lines for Approaching a Table
Vol. 9 No. 51 Jan./Feb. 1999 594
David Acer The Acer File
  • Hofzinser's Delusion
"Hofzinser's", selection between spectator's palms, Aces taken out, Ace of same suit turns over and changes into selection, Ace now between spectator's hands, duplicate
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 9 No. 51 Jan./Feb. 1999 598
Jack Avis The Siva Count
Vol. 9 No. 51 Jan./Feb. 1999 599
Jim Sisti 1998 Magic Menu Awards
  • Book of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Trick of the Year
Vol. 9 No. 51 Jan./Feb. 1999 599
Jim Sisti Burning Out on getting a burn-out from restaurant magic
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 600
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • The Transition Game, Part Three: Look Before You Leap
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 602
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining
  • Personal Promotion
  • Press Releases/Calendar Listings
  • Regulars
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 603
David Acer The Acer File
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 604
John Talbot I Hear Voices voice from card case reveals selection
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 604
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 605
Peter Mennie An Easy Opener for Adults 52-on-1 card presentation
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 606
Peter Mennie Match Miracle restoration of signed match in spectator's hand
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 606
Joseph F. Noll Walk-Around Copper/Silver
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 607
Joseph Otto Chicago Opener Variation message appears on back of card
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 608
Andrew J. Pinard (reviewer) Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy by Jay Sankey Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 609
Paul Green In the Trenches story by David Hawkins
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 610
Simon Lovell The Bar Fly on how to behave when watching another bar magician
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 611
Gregory Wilson Gregory's Greetings lines for approaching people in a restaurant
Vol. 9 No. 52 Mar./Apr. 1999 612
Lary Crews Working the Leno Line on performing daily at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • How it Started
  • The Magic I Do
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 613
David Acer The Acer File
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 614
Richard Sanders Plop Small rubber ball visually appears as invisible purse frame is opened
Also published here Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 615
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • The Transition Game, Part Four: Your Most Important Business Partner
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 616
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Vernon Winiecke
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 617
Eric Henning Give the Cards a Rest!
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 618
Eric Henning (reviewer) Bounce Across by Daryl Martinez Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 618
Eric Henning (reviewer) Dollarama by Bob King Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 618
Eric Henning (reviewer) The Okito Voodoo Doll by Top Hat Productions Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 618
Eric Henning (reviewer) Stir Fry by John Kennedy Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 619
Eric Henning (reviewer) 3 Fly III by Daryl Martinez Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 619
Andrew J. Pinard Tricks for the Trade introduction for Jon Armstrong's magic
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 620
Jon Armstrong Rose & Crown Double Sandwich two cards travel between tabled sandwich cards one by one, they are simply spread on the table, old palm load
Variations Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 620
Gregory Wilson Gregory's Greetings comback lines
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 623
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining
Vol. 9 No. 53 May/June 1999 624
Paul Green (reviewer) Technicolor Cheek by R. Paul Wilson Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 534
Andrew J. Pinard Serious Bizness - Injecting Comedy Into Your Performance
  • Character
    • Body Type
    • Costume
    • Attitude
    • The Common Link
  • Forms of Visual Comedy
    • Magic and Surrealism
    • Sudden Appearances /Disappearances
    • Transformations
    • Objects Coming to Life
    • Acceleration/Deceleration
  • The Anatomy of Humor
Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 625
David Acer The Acer File
  • Changes
pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
  • Part 1: Transformation
  • Part 2: Fusion
  • Part 3: Fission
Also published here Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 629
Jerry K. Hartman Blow Away Change
Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 631
David Acer (reviewer) Special Delivery by David Regal Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 633
David Acer (reviewer) Mental Bending: The Real Work by Patrik Kuffs Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 633
Paul Green (reviewer) Stabtastic by R. Paul Wilson Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 634
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 634
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 634
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • The Transition Game, Part Five: Getting It All Together
Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 635
Mark Strivings Just Thinking on disclaimers in mentalism
Vol. 9 No. 54 July/Aug. 1999 636
Jim Sisti Changing Performance Modes
Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 637
Jim Sisti My Turn
Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 638
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • A Taxing Proposal
  • Ask the Expert
  • First Things First
Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 639
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation on balloon hats
  • The Basics
  • Embellishing The Basic Hats
  • Where to Go From Here
  • The Many Faces of Balloon Art
Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 640
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Intercept by Harvey Berg Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 642
David Acer (reviewer) Well Done: Cooking with Lee Asher by Lee Asher Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 643
The Magic of David Harkey introduction
Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 644
David Harkey Postique torn stamp placed on coin is restored
Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 644
David Harkey Tailwind tilted card slowly lowered, with post-it on card
Inspired by Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 644
David Harkey Spaz card folded in quarters is placed on face-up card on deck, they visibly transpose
Inspired by Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 645
David Acer The Acer File
Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 646
Michel Huot, Steve Duperré The Huot/Duperre Control Insert card into Charlier position, Tilt-esque
Also published here Vol. 10 No. 55 Sep./Oct. 1999 646
Chris Hannibal Having An Old Friend For Dinner on restaurant magic
  • Building a Better Audience
Vol. 10 No. 56 Nov./Dec. 1999 649
David Acer (reviewer) Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas by Joshua Jay Vol. 10 No. 56 Nov./Dec. 1999 651
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Destiny, Chance & Free Will by Allan Zola Kronzek Vol. 10 No. 56 Nov./Dec. 1999 651
Larry Moss The Power of Inflation twisting a face
Vol. 10 No. 56 Nov./Dec. 1999 652
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Derek Lavertu
Vol. 10 No. 56 Nov./Dec. 1999 653
Chris Hannibal The Pringles Act - A Tableside Presentation In Three Parts card under an in Pringles can, then stuff is produced from can
  • Phase One - The Card Under
  • Phase Two - The Card In
  • Phase Three - Chop Chips
Vol. 10 No. 56 Nov./Dec. 1999 654
Simon Lovell In the Spotlight
  • The Mob and the Magi!
Vol. 10 No. 56 Nov./Dec. 1999 659
Robert Bengel Successful Restaurant Magic
  • Why Do Restaurants Hire Magicians?
  • Why Do Restaurants Not Hire Magicians?
  • What Is Magic?
  • Can You Create a Need?
  • Research
    • Phase 1 - Ideas/Suggestions
    • A Second Opinion
    • Phase 2 - Prioritize
    • Phase 3 - Focus
    • Extra Help
    • Final Phase
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 661
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Making Taxes Less Taxing - Part 2
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 664
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Jerry Beller and Mike Easterbook
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 665
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Pockets Full of Miracles by Diamond Jim Tyler Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 666
David Acer (reviewer) Son of Simon Says by Simon Lovell Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 666
Robert Bengel Would You Give Me a Hand? aka Unstenciled Aces
Also published here
  • Robert Bengel's "Back to Basic II"
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 667
Robert Bengel Caseload card is loaded in case from Ovette Master Move
Inspired byAlso published here
  • in Robert Bengel's "Bengel's Best of Spades"
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 668
Robert Bengel Commercial Coins Across four coins
Also published here
  • in Robert Bengel's "Bengel's Best of Spades"
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 669
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 672
Gregory Wilson Gregory's Greetings lines
Vol. 10 No. 57 Jan./Feb. 2000 672
Diamond Jim Tyler Magic Has Been Very Good To Me biographical
  • Diamond Jim Tyler's Philosophy
Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 673
Diamond Jim Tyler Whatever It Takes prediction of chosen number, letter and card, post-it inside card case
Inspired by
  • Bill Goldman's "Whatever" in "Magic Bar & Grill" Nr.1, October, 1995.
Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 675
Diamond Jim Tyler Soaring Straw straw moves, jumps and floats
  • Walking the Straw
  • Making the Straw Jump from Hand to Hand
  • Making the Straw Float Upward
Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 678
Diamond Jim Tyler The Birthday Bill holes appear in bill which form a message
Also published here Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 680
Paul Green In the Trenches on "The Look"
Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 682
Jim Sisti 1999 Magic Menu Awards
  • Book of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Trick of the Year
Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 683
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining on spectators who talk a lot
Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 684
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining on spectators who talk a lot
Vol. 10 No. 58 Mar./Apr. 2000 684
Jon Racherbaumer Don Alan: Circling the Wagons short version of article in "In a Class by Himself"
  • Performance and Persona
  • Circle of Fun
    • Environmental Space
    • Personal Space
    • Sneaky Things to Remember
Also published here Vol. 10 No. 59 May/June 2000 686
Don Alan Devilish Devano Rise
Also published here Vol. 10 No. 59 May/June 2000 688
Don Alan Big Deal card prediction with jumbo card, second phase with 3 1/2 gag card
Also published here Vol. 10 No. 59 May/June 2000 691
Don Alan Big Deal Switch with jumbo card
Vol. 10 No. 59 May/June 2000 692
Don Alan Surprise Quickie deck with selection is cased and held by spectator, performer removes it and card remains in spectator's grip
Also published here Vol. 10 No. 59 May/June 2000 694
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Making Taxes Less Taxing - Part 3
Vol. 10 No. 59 May/June 2000 694
Martin Lewis The Magic Cellar Saloon
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 697
Martin Lewis Cheap Cup chop cup using peas can, two final loads
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 699
Martin Lewis The Card Player's Nightmare Packet of five Aces of Spades change backs to 5 different backs
Also published here Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 700
Eric C. Lewis A Musical Monologue non-magical comedy routine, with book
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 701
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Proline Close-Up Wand by Shamrock Magic and Collectibles Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 702
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Close-Up Show-Timer by Kindred Arts Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 702
Chris Hurlbert (reviewer) Roy Johnson's S.U.M. Deck by Casino Magic Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 702
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Strolling Magician by Carl Andrews, Jr. Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 703
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • Making Taxes Less Taxing - Part 4
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 704
Eric Henning What I Learned at the Inaugural tips on table hopping
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 705
Andrew J. Pinard Absolutely Entertaining on combining effects in close-up
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 706
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 707
Jim Sisti My Turn
Vol. 10 No. 60 July/Aug. 2000 708
Jim Sisti, Andrew J. Pinard Front Desk
  • Inside this Issue
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 2
Dave Shepherd Alain Nu: Mystery Expert on Alain Nu
  • Background to Mystery / Background in Mystery
  • Performance, Creation, and Character
  • The Three Sides of Nu (Plus One)
  • Restaurant Magic: Where It All Begins
  • The Phoenix Rises
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 5
Jim Sisti The Personal Touch on touching people while performing
Related to Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 14
Whit Haydn Against Originality in Magic
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 18
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Rodney Beaulieu
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 21
Andrew J. Pinard Nuts & Bolts
  • The "New" Testament
    • Targeting Potential Testament Writers
    • Requesting The Testament
    • Writing The Letter
    • Thanking The Writer
    • The Bottom Line
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 23
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard
  • "This Won't Hurt a Bit" Covering Your Assets, Part 1 of 4
    • What Is Insurance?
    • Wake Up!
    • Health Insurance
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 27
Richard Robinson Virtual Magic on having a website
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 31
Mark Zacharia (reviewer) Andrew's Ultra Smoke 2000 by Proof Positive Magic Inc. Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 33
Andrew J. Pinard Autograph Collection borrowed bill signed by performer, turned into mis-made bill and back
Also published here Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 36
Contributors on Jim Sisti, Andrew J. Pinard, Richard Robinson, Paul Green, Eric Henning, Dave Shepherd , Mark Zacharia, Whit Haydn
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 43
Instructions to Contributors
Vol. 11 No. 61 Winter 2002 45
Jim Sisti, Andrew J. Pinard Front Desk
  • Inside This Issue
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 2
Robert Bengel From a Corporate Viewpoint
  • What is Magic?
  • Understanding "No"
  • What's a Magician to Do?
    • Research
    • Communication
  • Don't Sell Yourself Cheap!
  • What Are Your Avenues?
    • Organization
    • Follow-up
  • Why Do So Much?
  • Ok - So I Got An Interview, What's Next?
    • Research
    • Preparation
    • Confidence
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 5
Paul Green In the Trade Show Trenches on performing at trade shows
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 14
Dave Shepherd Thin Air: Doubly Mystifying on Karen Beriss and Mar Philips
  • The Making of Two Magicians
  • Married... But Not To Each Other
  • Trade Show Magic As A Full-Time Living
  • Breaking the Mold: A Woman In a Man's World
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 19
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Allan Sherer
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 28
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard Covering Your Assets, Part 2, Auto Home & Liability Insurance
  • Auto Insurance
  • Homeowner's Insurance
  • Liability Insurance
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 30
Richard Robinson Virtual Magic
  • Illusion Time
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 34
Mark Zacharia (reviewer) Magic for Humans by Frank Balzarek Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 36
Mark Zacharia (reviewer) Richard Sanders' Visi-Bill by Richard Sanders Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 38
David Acer (reviewer) Early Vernon by Dai Vernon Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 40
Mark Phillips, Karen Beriss The Thin Air Comedy Split Deck Routine halves of split deck are selected and do not match, prediction with mis-made card
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 42
Contributors on Jim sisti, Andrew J. Pinard, Richard Robinson, Paul Green, Eric Henning, David Acer, Dave Shepherd, Mark Zacharia, Robert W. Bengel, Karen Beriss, Mark Philips
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 44
Instructions to Contributors
Vol. 11 No. 62 Spring 2002 47
Jim Sisti, Andrew J. Pinard Front Desk
  • Inside This Issue
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 2
Escaping the Mailbag letters by Mark Ennis, Steve Rogers, Tim Trono
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 4
Andrew J. Pinard Knocking Opportunity on providing a magical experience
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 8
Jim Sisti Stalking The Hight School Senior In It's Lair "Or how I performed at dozens of high school graduation parties and lived to tell about it"
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 11
Phil Smith Magic In Aisle Nine on trade shows
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 16
Dave Shepherd Thinking Differently: David Parr on Theatrical Close-Up
  • The Problem with Restaurants and Walkaround
  • Close-Up Magic as Micro-Theater
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 18
Paul Green In the Trenches story by Jose Manuel Guimaraes
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 22
Andrew J. Pinard Nuts & Bolts
  • Pricing on the Cake
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 24
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard Covering Your Assets, Part 3. The Hole In Your Financial Plan?
  • What's Missing?
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 29
Richard Robinson Virtual Magic
  • Home Improvements
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 32
Mark Zacharia (reviewer) Street Shells by The School for Scoundrels Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 34
Mark Zacharia (reviewer) Final Exam by Harvey Berg Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 35
David Acer (reviewer) Early Marlo Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 37
Shaun Robison The Kiss Trick coffee bean, sugar and coin transform into Hershey's Kiss chocolate
Also published here Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 40
Shaun Robison Spots-A-Poppin' red spot on playing card changes to sponge ball and then appears back on selection
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 42
Contributors on Jim Sisti, Andrew Pinard, Richard Robinson, Paul Green, Eric Henning, David Acer, Dave Shepherd, Mark Zacharia, Phil Smith, Shaun Robison
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 48
Don't Think of It As a Magazine— Think of it As an Investment
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 51
Instructions to Contributors
Vol. 11 No. 63 Summer 2002 53
Jim Sisti, Andrew J. Pinard Front Desk on applause
  • Inside this issue
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 2
Jim Sisti What's In A Name? on using the word "trick"
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 5
Alain Nu Baggage on tables, close-up cases
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 7
Paul Green In the Trenches story by John Zander
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 11
Eric Henning The Financial Wizard Covering Your Assets, Part 4. When the Unthinkable Happens
  • Epilogue: A True Story
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 13
Richard Robinson Virtual Magic
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 16
Scott Davis Real-World Marketing
  • Most Magicians Get Spoiled Early On
  • The Warm Market
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 18
Mark Zacharia (reviewer) In the Trenches by Paul Green Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 21
Mark Zacharia (reviewer) Out of Syzygy by Lee Earle
e-book
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 23
David Acer (reviewer) Bert Allerton's The Close-Up Magician by Bert Allerton Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 25
Andrew J. Pinard Poor Man's Nest of Boxes signed card to nest of boxes, tin boxes
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 28
Jim Sisti Torn With A Twist selection is torn and appears restored reversed in the deck with matching corner, then back of card and corner changes as a kicker
Inspired by Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 38
Contributors on Jim Sisti, Andrew J. Pinard, Richard Robinson, Paul Green, Eric Henning, David Acer, Scott Davis, Dave Shepherd, Mark Zacharia, Shaun Robison, Alain Nu
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 40
Don't Think of It As a Magazine— Think of it As an Investment
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 43
Instructions to Contributors
Vol. 11 No. 64 Autumn 2002 45
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