85 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Topological Effects / Fusion
  
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Art Spring Matched Cards top and bottom cards are initialed, the fuse into one after deck has been cut, see p. 308 for reference
Related to
  • "Stranger of Another Color" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem #5)
Variations
Aug. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 278
Unknown Gag Fusion "originated, I think, in England some time ago"
Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 308
Karl Fulves Future Minus odd backed card underneath cardboard, another card signed is put underneath as well, they become one signed odd-backed card
Related toVariations 1971 The Book of Numbers 39
Mike Rogers Minus One odd backed card underneath cardboard, another card signed is put underneath as well, they become one signed odd-backed card
Inspired by 1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 184
Karl Fulves Frame Analysis card predicted on other card, then performer signs a card on the face that is in case, spectator another on back, then the cased card has both signatures on front and back
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 226
Richard Kaufman, David Arthur, Gene Maze Fusion two jokers become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections
Variations 1981 Cardworks 47
Richard Kaufman Layer by Layer two mates become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again it splits into mates and a selection
1981 Cardworks 55
Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff The Beast With Two Backs prediction, then two cards fuse back to back
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 113
Meir Yedid Signa-Fusion signed back and signed front of two cards
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 86
Gary Ouellet, Meir Yedid, Guy Camirand, Paul Belanger Fused Thoughts ideas for Signa-Fusion
1982 Incredible Close-Up Magic 97
Phillip Young Swiveled Six and Ace fuse to a Seven, Dr. Elliott's Change
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 7
Phillip Young What Floor Please? Ace, Two and Three packet ambitious card, then Two and Three change into a Five and ace changes color
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 21
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Stereo) open double backer, four of a kind production
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 70
Karl Fulves Ah Ha two blank cards under spectator's hand fuse into one with drawing of named card, mirror writing
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 107
Richard Kaufman Fusion two blank cards become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections, then blank again
Inspired by 1984 Abstract 20
Peter Samelson New York Transpo signed card is only odd-backed card, transposes with card signed on back, then they merge into one card
Inspired by 1984 Theatrical Close-Up 73
Ben Harris Signed Blendex odd-backed card finds signed selection, then becomes signed selection
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 484
Steve Beam Making Faces fusion and split of two cards
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 115
Ben Harris Snappy Blendo Card Blendo
1985 Out Of His Mind! 111
Jay Sankey Hotfoot ambitious sequence with signed card, then with second card, fusion
Related toVariations 1986 Sankey Panky 76
Ben Harris Blendex Odd backed card stabbed into deck by spectator to find selection. Odd backed card vanishes, appears fused onto the back of the selection. Magician then peels the fused card apart.
1986 Killer Klose-Up 31
Eric Mead Signed Stunner spectator signs card on face, performer different one on back, both signatures on one card at the end
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 4) 9
Thomas Hierling Jumping Signature card signed on face between two Aces, card signed on back between other two Aces, one vanishes and other card is signed on both sides
1987 New Wave Close-Up 96
Roberto Giobbi Blendo
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 CardPerfect 46
Father Cyprian Quick Change as fusion technique
1987 CardPerfect 60
Gary Kurtz Two On One card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 16
Gary Kurtz Psychological Fusion "a.k.a. Two on One", card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 26
Karl Fulves, Don Stewart on Splitting and Fusion for magicians, dated to 1950s
1989 Quick Card Tricks 33
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card
Variations 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 39
David Acer Emotional Bonding spectator writes positive emotion on face of card, another spectator on the back of another card, the fuse
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1991
1995 Natural Selections 106
Darwin Ortiz Bold Fusion creating a double facer
Variations 1995 Cardshark 139
David Acer Hot Hands copper and silver coins shown on both sides, they fuse into a copper/silver coin which is openly shown
1995 Natural Selections 80
David Acer Mini Fusion deck shrinks to mini deck before selection (Six of Hearts) is replaced, Two and Four of Hearts found in mini deck and fused into poker sized Six, blendo
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 92
Steve Bedwell Siamese Signatures
1995 ca. Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 6
Unknown Cold Fusion
1996 Method in Effect 3
Paul Harris The Cincinnati Two-Face Blues fusion effect, impromptu with advertisement cards
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 57
Harry Riser The Distraction Factor blank-faced card with Ace of Clubs printed on the back design pushed in deck, card next to it signed by spectator, eventually the blank face is now the signed face
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 36
Karl Fulves Red Snapper Ace through Seven of Spades put in frying pan, red-backed mystery card as well, then named card and put in from blue-backed deck, Ace through Seven removed again, only one card remains, it is now red-backed named card
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 282
Edward Marlo, David Regal K.M. Move with Reverse Fingering as fisible fusion
1999 Close-Up & Personal 98
Paul Cummins Fusion Bibliography
1999 Tricks of my Trade 174
Doug Conn Peace At Any Time selection lost in deck, then cards produced that match color, suit and value of card, finally those three cards change into selection, blendo
1999 Tricks of my Trade 157
Doug Conn Conn's Fusion two cards marked on back fuse into double backer
1999 Tricks of my Trade 170
Aldo Colombini Y2K Deck "Double Signature Transpo"
deck of double-blank cards, spectator and performer each sign a card, they transpose, then both signatures on one card
Related toAlso published here 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 60
Aldo Colombini Y2K Deck "Double Signature Transpo"
deck of double-blank cards, spectator and performer each sign a card, they transpose, then both signatures on one card
Also published here 2000 Standing Room Only 5
Aldo Colombini Printing Ahead four blank cards, on one a back appears and on one the face of selection, then they fuse together
2000 Standing Room Only 7
Marc DeSouza Twin Transpo X 2 two signed cards travel to wallet, one is held behind back and transposes with card held in front of back, then fusion
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 37
Steve Beam Card Compression four Aces compressed into two Tos, into a Four, then card vanishes
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 44
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Fusion creating double facer
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 168
Jay Sankey A Short Fuse Two of Clubs (signed on face) fuses with Ace of Clubs (signed on back) to form double signed Three of Clubs
Related to 2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Memorable Images) 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Compression Agents two cards compressed into one composite (suit of one, value of other) card in sandwich, repeat
Inspired by
  • "Pair Dance" (Roy Walton, Connoisseur Conjuring website, 27th July 2000)
  • "Co-Sign" (Duffie/Robertson, Abracadabra)
Variations
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 18
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Compression Agents Revisited four Twos compressed into two Fours, then one Eight, then into nothing, in sandwich
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 20
Roberto Giobbi Pasteboard Blendo
Also published here 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1174
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card, credit information
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
  • Method 3 (Preferred Method) - "final"
  • Clean-Up Procedures
  • Further Approaches
  • Progeny (selected references for the plot)
Related to 2004 Enchantments 5
Jay Sankey Short Fuse Two of Diamonds initialed on face, Ace of Diamonds on back, they fuse together into a Three of Diamonds (blendo) initialed on both sides
Inspired by 2004 Sankey Unleashed 39
Philip T. Goldstein, Dan Tong Goldstein and Tong Tip tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 12
Derek Dingle Derek Dingle Approach tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 13
David Acer 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
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 21
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia Touch tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 13
David Acer Assimilation Two cards placed in between Jokers visually fuse into selected card
Inspired byRelated to 2004 Random Acts of Magic 95
Michael Powers Back to Back card signed on face, it is shown to have a blank back, another selection signed on back is shown to have blank face, cards fuse to normal card with both signatures
2006 Power Plays 144
Peter Gröning, Michael Powers Signed Sealed and Delivered unknown card signed on back, sandwiched with red Jacks and put in card case, another card is signed on face, cased card turns out to be signed on both sides later
  • Signed, Sealed and Delivered the Easy Way
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 80
Tyler Wilson Running Man face and back of cards, ungaffed handling for Anniversary Waltz, credit information
  • Director's Cut - Alternate Ending
2007 T and A Tour 7
Chad Nelson Married and Single
2008 Double Your Pleasure 7
Dan Buck, Dave Buck, Chad Nelson Shake & Bake Anniversary Waltz
2008 Organic 44
Román García El Enigma del Huevo y la Gallina red-backed card is unseen, signed and put it spectator, blue-backed card is signed and placed in the deck, card in pocket has both signatures
2010 Nanomagias 25
Tyler Wilson Running Man ungaffed handling for Doc Eason's "Anniversary Waltz"
2010 Reinventing the Real 85
Tyler Wilson Fusion Plot Credits
2010 Reinventing the Real 91
David Acer 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
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 129
Tomas Blomberg Matest -Phase one- two spectators select the same card
-Phase two- ungaffed handling for Doc Eason "Anniversary Waltz"
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 66
Steve Beam Compresión de Cartas four Aces compressed into two Tos, into a Four, then card vanishes
Also published here 2014 El Cardquistador 5
Giancarlo Scalia 1 Punto in + Five split to Four and Ace and fused back
2016 Semplici Immagini 10
Henry Harrius Face to Face Anniversary Waltz effect, cards fuse to form double backer signed on both sides
Inspired by 2016 Pure 10
Ryan Schlutz Boxy Waltz selection travels into case, then transposes with second selection, then fusion finale
Also published here 2018 False Anchors — Volume Three 5
Jason Ladanye Game Changer fusion with spectator and performer signed cards, presented as "whose card hits the table first during the deal wins" bet
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Game Changer 37
Jan Logemann Aphrodites Walzer two signed cards fuse
2019 Eine Inselbegabung tourt mit 52 Freunde 15
Jan Logemann Doppelt hält besser two odd-backed signed cards are torn, two halves each fuse together back to back, red/blue double backer
2019 Eine Inselbegabung tourt mit 52 Freunde 18
Allan Ackerman Highland Fusion without double facer
Inspired by
  • "Mental Fusion" (John Carey, Carey Scene #3, 2018)
2019 Card Theater 62
Peter Gröning A Little History credit information on the Fusion effect
2020 Resigned to Miracles 9
Peter Gröning Resigned two cards signed on front and back by two spectators, the fuse into double-facer, performer left with two back-signed duplicates
Variations 2020 Resigned to Miracles 11
Peter Gröning Half Resigned two cards signed on front and back by performer and spectator, the fuse into double-facer, performer left with back-signed duplicate
2020 Resigned to Miracles 20
Peter Gröning Resigned in Color two cards from two decks signed on front and back by two spectators, the fuse into double-facer, performer left with two back-signed duplicates
2020 Resigned to Miracles 26
Peter Gröning Resigned by Remote Control two cards signed on front and back by two spectators, the fuse into double-facer, performer left with two back-signed duplicates, handling away from deck
2020 Resigned to Miracles 29
Ryan Schlutz Boxy Waltz selection travels into case, then transposes with second selection, then fusion finale
Also published here 2020 False Anchors 77
Peter Gröning Torn Between Two Worlds selection torn in half, both halves signed by two spectators, they fuse into half a SBS double facer
2020 Resigned to Miracles 89
Peter Gröning Signed, Sealed and Delivered unknown card signed on back, sandwiched and cased, later it has the signature of a later signed card as well
VariationsAlso published here
  • TheSecondDeal website, July 1999
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 82 No. 3, Mar. 2002
2020 Resigned to Miracles 108