20 entries in Pen/Pencil / Not Writing
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
William S. Houghton "Blue Pencil" Book Test spectator opens book behind back near center and makes a cross on the page, another spectator finds that cross and performer divines the word that is closest
1943 The Magic 36 17
Vin Carey Boxed gag, pencil does not write on paper
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1115
Tony Corinda (19) X - Marks the Spot prediction of one card, spectator marks one card on the face behind his back
1958 Predictions 122
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Burling Hull Miracle Newspaper Test spectator makes circle on newspaper
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 41
Karrell Fox Doodle Graphy word from a book, spectator doodles with eyes closed and second spectator divines thought of word from doodle
Also published here 1977 Magick (Issue 174) 867
Karrell Fox Doodle-ography spectator draws doodle with pencil on paper without looking, it described a thought-of scene from a book, pencil doesn't write
Also published here 1979 Another Book 132
Thomas Alan Waters, Tony Corinda, Tom Sellers Dubbook x is marked somewhere in the book, then a page is torn and again a x drawn on it, two words are divined, one by telepathy and one by clairvoyance
Inspired by 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 373
Tom Sellers Dryed-Out Marker Principle
1986 Sankey Panky 26
Jon Racherbaumer Spectator Card to Wallet Himber wallet
Inspired by
  • Terry LaGerould handling
1990 Cardfixes 118
David Harkey Writing without Writing holding a marker so it doesn't actually write
1991 Simply Harkey 49
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Lebend, tot oder lange nicht gesehen
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 25
Alexander de Cova Stifte, die nicht schreiben... making pens that don't write
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 56
Karl Fulves Undoing The Future card placed in envelope as prediction, open prediction procedure, chosen card is actual card from envelope (involving empty pen to apparently write prediction on card)
Related to 1996 13 Prophets 34
David Berglas The Press Club Prediction prediction of an object, a word and a number, plus a knocked over bottle by a spectator and a dried up pen
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 297
Jay Sankey Drew as I Drew two scribblings made with pen on business cards without looking match
Inspired by 2004 Sankey Unleashed 131
Patrik Kuffs Drawing a Blank
  • Mind Stunts
spectator makes drawing with marker that is not working is predicted
Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 93
Unknown Marked Down pen does not write
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 639
John Hostler ImagineInk word written on business card is divined, card becomes blank and pen does not write afterwards, magnet steal of card
2016 Magnum Opossum 27
Sylvia "Zatanna" Marinai T&R Newspaper Test newspaper torn up with spectator, a word circled with a pen and remembered, after restoration it's still circled
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 65