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Paul LePaul A Fancy Control flip-over cuts
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 96
Frank Thompson F.T. Cut
VariationsAlso published here 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 143
John Cornelius Gotcha! - Sleight Of Foot gag for "coin brushed under foot" in which it is not there at the end
Related toVariations May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 735
Paul Harris The Ultimate Rip-off Torn-and-restored card with only one card used, 3/4 restoration
VariationsAlso published here 1977 SuperMagic 63
Looy Simonoff Flippant
Variations Sep. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 103
Paul Harris Cardician's Blendo Four and Six melt together to a Ten spot
VariationsAlso published here 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 136
Gary Ouellet Drop Control top half dropped at angle with jog, jog hidden with some beveling handling
Related toVariations 1979 Finger on the Card 6
Camilo Vázquez Camilo's Deceptive Four Ace Reveal hindu force handling
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 47
David Roth The Karate Coin with variations
Related toVariations 1981 CoinMagic 24
Paul Harris Mickey Mouse Math cards change and split to display basic calculations with its spot values
VariationsAlso published here 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 105
Gary Ouellet The Ouellet Switch
Variations 1981 Threshold 16
Meir Yedid The Meir Mix also as transfer cut
Variations 1982 Incredible Close-Up Magic 27
Jay Sankey, Paul Harris "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendo
VariationsAlso published here 1984 Close-up Seductions 79
Dan Garrett The Faustus Ring
Related toAlso published here 1984 Magic with Finger Rings 39
Jay Sankey Elastic Infiltration rubberband around card case is initialed, vanishes and reappears inside case around deck
Related toVariations 1986 Sankey Panky 11
Jay Sankey The Cardboard Contortionists torn into quarters, fuse back together
Related to 1986 Sankey Panky 97
Johnny Lindholm Impromptu Holey Terror
Variations 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
Ben Harris Fandango Move one-handed, bottom cards of small packet turned over
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1986 Fandango 2
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Pure Delight Ring Flight ring put in purse vanishes and appears on finger of other hand behind back
Related to 1987 When Creators Collide... 68
Jay Sankey Dough pen through bill
Related toVariations 1990 100% Sankey 43
David Acer Lickety Flip
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 4) 2056
Marc DeSouza Shape Shifter
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 48) 862
Alexander de Cova Convention Fooler coin under foot vanish with sucker element, other coin under foot
Related to 1994 Secrets No. 1 79
David Acer About the Author
1995 Natural Selections 3
David Acer Acknowledgements
1995 Natural Selections 4
David Acer A Word About the Contributors Rick Bronson, Barry Julien, Simon Lovell, Richard Sanders
1995 Natural Selections 11
David Acer Lickety Flip Ace split in two, suddenly all four Aces are produced
Inspired by
  • "Rotary Revelation" (Victor Sendax, MUM, Feb. 1984)
Also published here
1995 Natural Selections 13
Richard Sanders, David Acer Four on the Floor card selected, indifferent card changes into mate and other cards of same value are on either side
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 18
David Acer Cheap Labour selection and three more cards taken out, stickman drawn on back of one, it multiplies on back of all cards, then is only on back of selection
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 20
David Acer No Holes Barred two holes punched in card, one is dragged across
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 26
David Acer Cartes Blanches three blank cards print into three-of-a-kind, then fourth card prints to complete the quartet and it is the selection
1995 Natural Selections 28
David Acer Money Flies four coins, each coin differently, last changes into many smaller coins
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 35
David Acer Through the Hand into glass
1995 Natural Selections 42
David Acer Cord Coin Holder rope taken out of small purse, four coins produced from rope
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 45
Rick Bronson, David Acer Missing Ink double blank cards print into business cards
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 49
David Acer Rink borrowed finger ring put in purse, folded-n arm of glasses inserted, ring suddenly on glasses
Related toAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 54
David Acer The Spice Rack salt shaker is stretched, lapping switch
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 58
David Acer Transposition Ring Flight borrowed finger ring put in coin purse, it changes into key, ring now on hook in key case
Related toAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 60
David Acer Split Three Ways flip-over cuts
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 65
David Acer The Running Control hindu shuffle, drop jog
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 67
David Acer The Overload coin loaded under card as tabled card is turned over
1995 Natural Selections 70
David Acer The Trinary Cut
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 72
David Acer The Kick Toss
  • Part I: the Toss
  • Part II: The Return
1995 Natural Selections 76
David Acer Double Header one double-headed and one double-tailed quarter shown, they fuse into one regular coin, then changes into half dollar
1995 Natural Selections 78
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 The Camera Never Lies deck used as camera, FISM Flash, previously indifferent card changes into selection
Variations 1995 Natural Selections 81
Richard Sanders A New Development blank card changes into selection, deck used as camera
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 84
David Acer S.S.T. "Straightforward Stand-Up Triumph"
1995 Natural Selections 87
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
David Acer Flying Colors deck changes color except selection, another selection signed, it changes back color
1995 Natural Selections 95
David Acer Initially Yours spectator's initials on one card, another card chosen and tabled, initials jump to another card twice, finally onto tabled card
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 99
David Acer Writing Twice getting duplicate of initialed card
1995 Natural Selections 100
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
Richard Sanders Richie's Double Bill Switch bill changes twice and then back
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 111
David Acer Around the World in 80 Dollars multiple currency changes
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 117
David Acer Money for Nothing photo of performer holding a dollar bill is shown, $20 bill changes into a $1 bill, bill on photograph has changed into $20
VariationsAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 118
David Acer The President's Message bill rubber banded to card case is shown and initial, name of selection appears written on it
VariationsAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 123
David Acer Deckromancy one card chosen from normal deck and one from miniature deck, they match
1995 Natural Selections 128
David Acer Airing with Miniature Cards
1995 Natural Selections 130
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 133
Richard Sanders, David Acer The Body Swap two persons hold up a big sheet of cloth and things travel from one face to the other, eventually the persons transpose
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 141
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 143
David Acer No Holes Barred two holes punched in card, one is dragged across
Also published here 1995 Inside Cardmagic 7
Robert Bengel The S.A.L.T. Coin Production
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 12) 2733
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Natural Selections by David Acer (written by David Acer) 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 2) 85
Paul Harris Air "An Untested Idea for the Stage Worker", air in lungs transposes with helium in balloon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1985
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 231
Roger Klause Two Teasers - First Teaser fake multiple lift demo with apparently thick block
Variations 1997 Virtual Foolery 14
Simon Lovell Oily Snobs 4&4
  • Phase One - Mix and Separate
  • Phase Two - Try Harder, Tramps!!
  • Phase Three - The Solo Tramps Goes For It!
Related to 1997 Simon Says! 98
Jack Avis Hofzinser Ace Trick
VariationsAlso published here 1998 Vis à Vis 75
David Acer Acknowledgements
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II v
David Acer Time Flies coin shown in hand, coin pocketed and wrist watch waved over hand to turn back time, coin is back and watch disappears from hand and is back on wrist
Also published here 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 9
David Acer Mail Fraud blank post card signed, name of later selection appears on it
Variations 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 14
David Acer Intangibill finger through bill
Inspired by 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 18
David Acer R.I.P. three quarters restored one by one, described with photograph
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 21
David Acer Madcap karate coin with bottle cap, with restoration, credit information
Inspired byAlso published here 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 30
David Acer A Day in The Life #1 - The Sanders Incident anecdote with Richard Sanders
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 37
David Acer Double Vision selected card matches odd-backed prediction card, then both cards transform into another pair
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 39
David Acer Symmetry wings of angels on back of Bicycle card are blackened with mirror held in center of card, on other side the blackening duplicates
Inspired by
  • "Twilight Angels" (Paul Harris)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 43
David Acer Twisting the Acers one by one, then all at once, extra card
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 48
David Acer Diamonds Are Forever Seven of Diamonds initialed on face of rubber-banded deck (out to lunch), large diamond stone produced from it, changes into Six of Diamonds
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 56
Jay Sankey, David Acer All But One deck cased, deck except selection penetrates table
Variations 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 61
David Acer All But One Two deck cased, deck except selection penetrates table
Inspired by 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 63
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Montreal Transpo prediction written on envelope matches selection, selection put in envelope, transposes with another selection and writing on envelope "changes" to other selection as well (inversion/ambigram), duplicate
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 65
David Acer This Side Up deck turns over in card case, with "This Side Up" label on case
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 70
David Acer Hofsinzer'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 by 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 76
David Acer Reverse Logic nine cards counted off, one card added, they are eight, then seven, ... a selection is also found at the end
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 79
David Acer A Day in The Life #2 - Lovell, Sisti & Hurlbert
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 85
Todd "L'il John" Watson Ripped Torn spectator apparently rips case by mistake
Variations 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 87
David Acer Ripped Torn Healed delayed torn case restoration
Inspired by 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 88
David Acer Movin' On Up card reversed but squared, gradual movement
Variations 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 90
David Acer The Card Also Rises card rises from cased deck
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 96
David Acer A Day in The Life #3 - Language Barrier
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 101
David Acer Supernova balloon animal, big flash after apparently building up some static electricity, FISM Flash
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 103
David Acer Lethal Force unusual riffle force handling, card starts reversed at second position
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 105
David Acer Acereverse as top half of in-the-hands spread is replaced
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 109
David Acer Slow Motion Classic Pass wrist turn pass
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 111
David Acer The Card Warp Get-Ready
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 114
David Acer The Wave Change coin on finger-tips of palm-up hand, other hand waves over it for change, lapping
Variations 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 117
Guy Camirand, David Acer The Smile-and-Wave Change without lapping
Inspired by 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 119
David Acer Endless Chain: The Finger Ring Subtlety with a ring on a loop of rope
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 121
David Acer Ghost in the Machine inserting card into bill slit of vending machine to make it change
Also published here 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 123
David Acer A Day in The Life #4 - The Nooner
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 125
David Acer Flipwich center card in sandwich changes visually, one-handed, bottom cards turned over
Related toVariations 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 127
David Acer Zenwich unknown card between two tabled Jokers, card signed and lost, sandwiched card is third Joker that then changes visibly into signed selection
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 130
David Acer Color Scheme sandwiched card visibly changes back color, then back to normal, red/blue double backer and red/red double backer
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 132
David Acer Printed Matter three chosen cards in row on table, blank-faced deck shown, three blank cards print into duplicates of selections, then whole deck prints into duplicates of thirds selection
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 136
David Acer The Running Control Hindu shuffle
Also published here 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 141
David Acer A Day in The Life #5 - The Battery
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 153
David Acer Heavy Credit credit card placed on closed wallet, it vanishes and reappears inside wallet in its slot
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 155
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Pagemaster spectator inserts paper slip into book, first word there is written on slip
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 160
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Cardmaster miniature card chosen and inserted into book by spectator, on that page is written the name of the selection
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 163
David Acer Quartermain three coins penetrate a deck one by one that sits on top of a glass
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 164
David Acer A Day in The Life #6 - The Bullet Catch
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 171
David Acer Essays chapter intro
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 173
David Acer Someone's Coming Over and it's Not The Waiter approaching a table
  • The Type of Approach
  • The Verbal Approach
  • The Visual Approach
  • The Combined Approach
  • When to Approach
  • The Table-to-Table Technique
  • Your Goals
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 174
David Acer Full Contact actual glasses fall out of eye instead of contact lense
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 176
David Acer A Prop By Any Other Name... on using unusual props
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 179
David Acer, Richard Sanders The Time Machine chop cup presentation
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 180
David Acer The Chop Mug and Creamers coffee mug and creamers for chop cup routine, only the idea
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 181
David Acer Getting Press
  • The Hook
  • What to Send
  • Where to Send it To
  • The Follow-Up
  • The Article
  • The Interview
  • Photos
  • Anecdotes
  • The Entertainment Round-Up
  • And Finally, Momentum...
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 183
David Acer, Ken Schwabe, Michel Huot Nomen Omen: Three Approaches ideas for the marketed trick, names written on backs of every card, one card chosen from front and one from back, other side of each card predicted
  • The "Collection" Approach (Ken Schwabe)
  • Star Power
  • Cardtune
Inspired by
  • "Nomen Omen" (David Acer, marketed 1990)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 189
Tim Trono Spare Change Meets the Bent Penny idea for marketed routine
  • Bending the Dime
Inspired by
  • "Spare Change" (David Acer, marketed 1988)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 192
Joe Cole Pickpocket Plus idea for marketed routine, card to bill transformation
Inspired by
  • "Pickpocket" (David Acer, marketed packet trick)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 192
David Acer Shot in the Dark (A Professional Presentation)
packet trick with guns on cards, russian roulette presentation, Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Force
Inspired by
  • "Short in the Dark" (Hiroshi Kondo, marketed effect)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 193
David Acer Bespectacle finger ring links onto spectacle frame of magician
Also published here Oct. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 10) 50
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Drawing Room Deceptions by Guy HollingworthRelated to Oct. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 10) 66
Gordon Bean (reviewer) The Reparation by John LovickRelated to Oct. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 10) 73
David Acer, Dave Reddall, Guy Hollingworth, Jim Creighton, Card Mondor, Richard K. Griffith Messages
Related to Dec. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12) 10
David Acer Foreword
2000 Son of Simon Says! x
David Acer Mousehunt Selected card transposes with another card sandwiched between the Kings that has holes in it (like Swiss Cheese)
Inspired by
  • "Mouse Trap" (Aldo Colombini, What's Up Deck)
Also published here
2000 Son of Simon Says! 89
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior
Feb. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 2) 62
David Acer Over Easy Small packet Triumph with nine cards
Also published here Feb. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 2) 63
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior
Apr. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4) 61
David Acer, Jay Sankey Uppity Deck on table covered by napkin, deck begins floating ala Zombie Ball, then deck vanishes, leaving only the selected card
Also published here Apr. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4) 61
Matthew Field (reviewer) Extreme Close-Up: A Lecture by David Acer Apr. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4) 77
David Acer Packs a Wallet!
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
Rubberband wrapped around wallet vanishes, appears around a credit card inside the wallet
Inspired byAlso published here June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 56
David Acer Books vs. Videotapes "Who Cares About Videtapes... Gimme a Good Book!"
Aug. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 8) 24
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior
Sep. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9) 65
David Acer Hot Pursuit Magician predicts the correct answer to a randomly chosen Trivial Pursuit question
Also published here Sep. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9) 68
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior
Dec. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12) 53
David Acer Unflappable torn & restored matchbook
Also published here Dec. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12) 53
Paul Curry The Relativity Lift two methods, with and without pencil
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Genii", Vol. 46 No. 2. 1982
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 6
David Acer Prop-Aganda
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
Also published here Mar. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3) 50
David Acer Tangent card rise out of deck perpendicularly
Also published here Mar. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3) 51
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior
Also published here May 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5) 62
David Acer Mitosis two spectators each write down sic digit numbers, add them together, calls that number on a phone, turns out to be magician's cellphone number
Also published here May 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5) 63
Fabio Presutti, Patrick Watson, Craig Matsuoka, Chris "Doc" Dixon, Mike Giusti, David Acer, Jason Harris Messages
Sep. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9) 15
David Acer The Dark Side and Child's Play
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
Also published here Sep. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9) 56
David Acer, Jay Sankey Child's Play Spectator uses two crayons to select two cards - black crayon select black card, red crayon select red card. Names of cards are found printed on crayon sleeve
Also published here Sep. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9) 56
David Acer Upon Receipt
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
Receipt for $3.34 folded, produces $1 coin from it, receipt now says $2.34
Also published here Nov. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11) 66
David Acer Shift Happens grip on card changes to different corner visually
Inspired by 2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 93
David Acer The First Ace Revisited alternative handling
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 110
David Acer The Fine Art of Bio Writing
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
Also published here Jan. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 1) 62
David Acer Separation Anxiety Magician/spectator each select a card from half the deck, the cards transpose.
Also published here Jan. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 1) 64
Ariel Frailich, David Acer Ariel View - An Interview With Ariel Frailich
Apr. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 4) 40
Matthew Field (reviewer) Roadkillers by David Acer, Richard Sanders May 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5) 82
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior
Also published here June 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6) 71
David Acer Coke Induced Coke bottle placed in paper bag, bottlecap changes into Coors, bottle then changes to Coors bottle
Also published here June 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6) 72
David Acer Five Card Mental Farce
Related toAlso published here Aug. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8) 33
David Acer, Richard Sanders Splittant a Four visibly splits into two Twos
Inspired byRelated to Aug. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8) 34
David Regal (reviewer) DeSouza's DeCeptions - The Magic of Mark DeSouza by Marc DeSouza (written by David Acer) Aug. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8) 77
Max Maven Suggested Confessions for a Road Warrior reply to the Five Card Mental Force article
Related to Oct. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10) 73
Richard Killion, Looy Simonoff, Frank Tougas, Werner G. Seitz Messages
Related to Dec. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 12) 15
David Acer Foreword
2003 Seven By Michel Huot 2
Michel Huot D'Christmas Tree red light bulb, light plucked out (D'Light) and tossed back
VariationsAlso published here 2003 Seven By Michel Huot 16
Michel Huot Signed Quarter in Balloon
  • Part I: The Penetration
  • Part II: The De-Penetration
Variations 2003 Seven By Michel Huot 29
David Acer The Bump De-Penetration alternative phase for the coin in balloon using aerial shuttle pass
Inspired by 2003 Seven By Michel Huot 35
David Acer Coins Across America
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
comments on the Coins Across plot
Apr. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4) 33
David Acer New Millennium Tenkai Pennies Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
Also published here Apr. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4) 70
David Acer, Stéphane Bourgoin Magic at the Just for Laughs Museum
July 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 7) 72
David Acer As Seen On TV
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
  • Camera Tricks
Sep. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9) 28
David Acer Ghost in the Machine inserting card into bill slit of vending machine to make it change
Also published here Sep. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9) 28
David Acer Dry Spell deck thrown in clothes dryer, card comes out of lint trap
Also published here Sep. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9) 28
David Acer Get Bent! as magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
Also published here Sep. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9) 28
Matthew Field (reviewer) Open Traveller by David Acer Sep. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9) 89
David Acer, Nemo Turner Hare Brained - A Whacked-Out Interview
Dec. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12) 24
David Acer Televise THIS!
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
Dec. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12) 92
David Acer Postcards from the Dead blank post card signed, name of later selection appears on it, with glorpy
Inspired by Dec. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12) 92
David Regal (reviewer) Seen By Michel Huot by Michel Huot (written by David Acer) Dec. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12) 99
David Acer Introduction To The Foreword By Barry Julien By David Acer
2004 Random Acts of Magic 9
David Acer Introduction
2004 Random Acts of Magic 13
David Acer Over Easy Small packet Triumph with nine cards
VariationsAlso published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 17
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
Max Maven Over Easier Small packet Triumph with nine cards - selection shown to have different colored back
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 29
David Acer Lucky Day Spectator calls stop during Hindu shuffles, stops at four Aces
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 32
David Acer Splittant Aces Magician visually splits a red Two and black Two into four Aces
Related to 2004 Random Acts of Magic 36
David Acer, Richard Sanders Splittant
2004 Random Acts of Magic 36
David Acer Splittant Jr. Split Six of Clubs into Four of Clubs and mini Two of Clubs
2004 Random Acts of Magic 39
David Acer Colour Inversion Inversion plot with color changing deck
2004 Random Acts of Magic 41
Jay Sankey, David Acer Uppity Deck on table covered by napkin, deck begins floating ala Zombie Ball, then deck vanishes, leaving only the selected card
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 46
David Acer Separation Anxiety Magician/spectator each select a card from half the deck, the cards transpose.
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 53
Jay Sankey, David Acer Count On It Card that magician picks from spectator's packet vanishes, travels to deck (Biddle Trick-like)
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 57
David Acer Repeat Offender Selected card is found four times, and they all change to Aces
2004 Random Acts of Magic 61
David Acer Overtime
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 68
Jay Sankey, David Acer Child's Play Spectator uses two crayons to select two cards - black crayon select black card, red crayon select red card. Names of cards are found printed on crayon sleeve
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 71
Richard Sanders, David Acer Unlawful Entry Card penetrates a door
2004 Random Acts of Magic 76
David Acer Rub Down Card through table
2004 Random Acts of Magic 80
Joshua Jay Over Easy Scrambled Small packet Triumph, selection is odd-backed, then deck changes color
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 82
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Flipwiches of Eastwick Prediction card is sandwiched between the Queens, shown to be the mate of selection, then visually changes into signed selection itself
2004 Random Acts of Magic 88
David Acer Flipwich Sandwiched card visually transforms (First published in Sudden Impact lecture notes by David Acer)
2004 Random Acts of Magic 91
David Acer Assimilation Two cards placed in between Jokers visually fuse into selected card
Inspired byRelated to 2004 Random Acts of Magic 95
David Acer Royal Flash Random poker hand changes into Royal Flush in Spades
Related to 2004 Random Acts of Magic 100
Jay Sankey, David Acer Misguided Angels angel on the back of Bicycle card rotates 180 degrees
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 105
David Acer The Sliding Double Lift
Related to 2004 Random Acts of Magic 113
David Acer Open Time Traveller Writing appears on the back of selected card "You Will Pick This Card"
2004 Random Acts of Magic 116
David Acer Mad Card Disease card torn into quarters, index corners transposes with non-index corners repeatedly
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 120
David Acer Tangent Card rise out of deck perpendicularly
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 130
David Acer New Millenium Ace Deuce Trey
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 134
Richard Sanders, David Acer Time Boards Triumph-shuffled deck rights itself except for three cards, which tell the time
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 139
David Acer King's Ransom Coin produced from King of Diamonds, then vanished
2004 Random Acts of Magic 144
David Acer Deck Ping Chien
2004 Random Acts of Magic 146
David Acer MouseHunt selected card transposes with another card sandwiched between the Kings that has holes in it (like Swiss Cheese)
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 150
David Acer Switchback Two decks, card selected in red deck transposes with blue card in blue deck. Then, both decks transpose.
2004 Random Acts of Magic 156
David Acer Jim's Pick Card freely selected matches prediction on table
2004 Random Acts of Magic 166
Michel Huot, David Acer Photo Finish Photograph of magician holding a Joker becomes magician holding selected card
2004 Random Acts of Magic 172
David Acer Meta-Four Spectator locates four of a kind twice
2004 Random Acts of Magic 175
Simon Lovell, David Acer Twice Removed Two magicians get two spectators to select cards, they each find the wrong card, turns out that the cards have transposed.
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 180
Simon Lovell, David Acer The Painted Deck Using a card fan, face card is changed twice, then backs of the deck changes to blue from red
2004 Random Acts of Magic 184
David Acer Party of Six six people each choose a card and go on stage, stand in a row. Spectator in the audience (holding prediction) chooses one by spelling. Prediction matches the card held by person on stage
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 189
David Acer Coke Induced Coke bottle placed in paper bag, bottlecap changes into Coors, bottle then changes to Coors bottle
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 201
David Acer Unflappable Torn and restored matchbook
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 205
David Acer Make This Disappear "THIS" written on bill changes to "DISAPPEAR", then bill vanishes
2004 Random Acts of Magic 217
David Acer Upon Receipt Receipt for $3.34 folded, produces $1 coin from it, receipt now says $2.34
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 220
David Acer New Millennium Tenkai Pennies Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
VariationsAlso published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 227
David Acer Breakneck Neck cracking gag with candy in mouth
2004 Random Acts of Magic 239
Richard Sanders, David Acer Pocket Exchange Coin in hand visually transposes with coin in pocket
2004 Random Acts of Magic 241
David Acer Hot Pursuit Magician predicts the correct answer to a randomly chosen Trivial Pursuit question
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 246
David Acer High Invisibility Ball vanishes and reappears held between two fingers visually
2004 Random Acts of Magic 251
David Acer Bespectacle finger ring links onto spectacle frame of magician
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 258
David Acer Seedling Drawing of flowerpot on business card begins to bloom
Related to 2004 Random Acts of Magic 261
Jay Sankey, David Acer Cap In Hand Sharpie cap vanishes, reappears on Sharpie
2004 Random Acts of Magic 264
David Acer Fresh Mint piece of aluminium foil changed into silver coin
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 269
David Acer Packs a Wallet! Rubberband wrapped around wallet vanishes, appears around a credit card inside the wallet
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 275
Jay Sankey, David Acer Under Foot expose the "brush coin under foot" gag, but reveal that the penny under the foot has become a quarter
Related to 2004 Random Acts of Magic 280
David Acer Get Bent As magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 285
Michel Huot, David Acer Take A Seat Spectator chooses a random seat number written on slips of paper in a clear plastic bag, person sitting in that seat has prediction under chair
2004 Random Acts of Magic 287
David Acer Mitosis two spectators each write down sic digit numbers, add them together, calls that number on a phone, turns out to be magician's cellphone number
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 290
David Acer Introduction Talking about his Genii column
2004 Random Acts of Magic 296
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #1: Bombing From Genii
2004 Random Acts of Magic 299
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #2: The Suits Vs The Talent From Genii
2004 Random Acts of Magic 301
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #3: Books Vs Videos From Genii
2004 Random Acts of Magic 303
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #4: Oh Canada From Genii
2004 Random Acts of Magic 317
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #5: The "Witness Approach" From Genii
2004 Random Acts of Magic 320
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #6: Prop-aganda
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 322
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #7: Pet Peeves
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 324
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #8: The Dark Side The true story behind the Whit Hadyn blind girl story
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 330
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #9: A Piece of the Rock From Genii
2004 Random Acts of Magic 334
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #10: The Fine Art of Bio Writing
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 335
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #11: The Julien Incident
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 344
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #12: Five Card Mental Farce
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 345
David Acer Foreword
2004 Seven By Patrik Kuffs 2
Patrik Kuffs, David Acer The Professional Touch
2004 Seven By Patrik Kuffs 30
Lewis Jones Recount card travels face-up into deck
Inspired by
  • David Acer and Jay Sankey's "Count on It" in "Crossroads" 2000.
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 145
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) On Screen and Other Mysteries by David Acer Apr. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4) 89
David Regal (reviewer) Seven by Patrik Kuffs by Patrik Kuffs (written by David Acer) Apr. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4) 91
David Acer Bucking The Stereotype
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
July 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7) 87
David Acer Fresh Mint piece of aluminium foil changed into silver coin
Inspired byAlso published here July 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7) 88
David Acer Foreword
2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 2
Rick Bronson, David Acer Big Time index of chosen card grows to jumbo index, all cards are suddenly jumbo index cards
2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 8
Rick Bronson, David Acer Missing Ink double blank cards print into business cards
Also published here 2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 15
David Acer, Romaine Romaine: The Monarch of Manipulators
Apr. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4) 46
David Acer The Magic of Romaiine
Apr. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4) 53
David Regal (reviewer) Random Acts of Magic by David Acer Apr. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4) 94
David Acer Magicana
May 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5) 26
David Acer, Michel Huot Caught In A Brainstorm
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
May 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5) 30
David Acer, Rick Bronson Flatline marker is squashed flat between the hands
May 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5) 31
David Acer Magicana
June 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6) 22
David Acer Magicana
July 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 7) 26
David Acer Magicana
Aug. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 8) 24
David Acer Daryl's Magicana
Sep. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 9) 80
David Acer Magicana
Oct. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10) 28
David Acer Baptism By Fire
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
Jay Sankey bad show anecdote
Oct. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10) 35
David Acer Caffeine Overdose exploiting Jastrow/"boomerang" optical illusion with signed cardboard sleeves of coffee paper cups
Variations Oct. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10) 35
David Acer Magicana
Dec. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 12) 28
Rick Merrill Approaching a Table of Strangers "What to say and why to say it"
Related to
  • "First Impressions" (David Acer, The Magic Menu, Nov/Dec 1991)
2005 Home Schooled 10
David Acer Foreplay
2006 Dominatricks 9
David Acer Magicana
Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 24
David Acer Magicana
Mar. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 3) 22
David Acer The Magic of Arthur Trace
Apr. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 4) 60
David Acer Magicana
May 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5) 22
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior quotes from various books
May 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5) 31
David Acer Rematch match lighted, it changes back to unburnt, then vanishes and is back in matchbook, traveling back in time presentation
Also published here May 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5) 32
David Acer The Jack Parker Issue
  • Magicana
intro
June 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 6) 20
David Acer Magicana
July 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7) 22
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Extreme Close-Up by David Acer Aug. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8) 96
David Acer Magicana
Oct. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10) 20
David Acer Magicana
Nov. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11) 22
David Acer Cellular Production
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
cell phone produced from envelope that starts folded up in small packet
Also published here Nov. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11) 24
David Acer Magicana
Dec. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 12) 22
David Acer Around the World in 80 Dollars multiple currency changes
Also published here 2006 Switch 146
Gregory Wilson Curious George selected card appears in thought bubble drawn on a bill, bill switch
Inspired by 2006 Switch 249
David Acer Picturesque photo of performer holding a dollar bill is shown and put in Himber wallet, $20 bill changes into a $1 bill, bill on photograph has changed into $20
Inspired byAlso published here
  • This is a Circle, 2001 lecture notes
2006 Switch 278
Max Maven Converse Sneaker chosen card vanishes from packet with Ace to Nine of Clubs to reappear reversed in deck, Biddle trick type, without deck in hand
Inspired by Feb. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 1) 14
Chris Bruce $20 Hunch red-backed card shown in blue deck, spectator should select any card from face, deck changes to all red
Inspired byVariations Nov. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 29
David Acer The Immiscible Eight 4&4, three phases, only first phase is Acer's and is described here
Related to 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 19
Tyler Wilson Slacker Spectator and magician both do a trick at the same time for two other spectators, but each performer finds selection of the other spectator
Related to 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 106
David Acer Magicana
Jan. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1) 22
David Acer Magic from the Repertoire of Reed McClintock
Feb. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2) 64
David Acer Magicana
Mar. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 3) 16
David Acer, Ken Krenzel The Zen of Ken
Apr. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 4) 34
David Acer The Magicana
July 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 7) 18
David Acer Home-Schooled Killers: Magic from Rick Merrill
  • Editor's Note (Richard Kaufman)
July 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 7) 68
David Acer Magicana
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 18
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 25
David Acer Up in Smoke fake toss into upper hand
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 25
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Open Traveller by David Acer Oct. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 10) 104
David Acer Magicana
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 18
David Acer Magicana
Dec. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 12) 30
David Acer Foreword
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 3
David Acer Magicana
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 18
David Acer Magicana
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 16
David Acer Magicana
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 20
David Acer Magicana
May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 16
David Acer Magicana
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 22
David Acer Camera Payphone photo with flash made in public payphone booth
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 28
David Acer Magicana
Jan. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 1) 18
David Acer The Magic of Hiro Sakai "Illustrated by Earle Oakes", see following entries
Feb. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 2) 59
David Acer Magicana
Mar. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 3) 16
David Acer Magicana
May 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 5) 16
Michel Huot Signed Quarter in Balloon
  • Part I: The Penetration
  • Part II: The Extraction
  • Alternate Extraction (David Acer)
May 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 5) 16
David Acer Shiv Duggal Magicana intro
July 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 7) 26
David Acer Magicana
Aug. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 8) 18
David Acer Magicana
Sep. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 9) 16
Donovan Deschner Mind Your Ps & Qs card chosen and word chosen from dictionary, then pages of book riffle shuffled with deck of cards, selection is at page of chosen word
Variations Sep. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 9) 17
David Acer Semi-Impromptu Mind Your Ps & Qs card chosen and word chosen from dictionary, then pages of book riffle shuffled with deck of cards, selection is at page of chosen word
Inspired by Sep. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 9) 18
David Acer Magicana
Dec. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12) 18
David Acer Holiday Miracle tiny Christmas lightbulb flashes while child sings Christmas carol, then given out
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12) 18
Tyler Wilson, David Acer, Simon Lovell Slacker spectator and performer each have a card selected from half deck, they find the other's cards
Inspired byRelated to 2010 Reinventing the Real 79
David Acer Magicana
Jan. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1) 18
David Acer Magicana
Feb. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 2) 18
David Acer Magicana
May 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 5) 14
David Acer, Bedros "Spidey" Akkelian Squancho 2.0 stickman drawn on top card, wrong card found by this card, card turned face-up and it now is selection itself, stickman changes into disfigured stickman after clapping the card
Also published here May 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 5) 16
David Acer Magicana
June 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 6) 16
David Acer Magicana
Aug. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8) 18
David Acer Magicana
Sep. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9) 18
David Regal, David Acer David Acer
Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 52
Unknown The Magic of David Acer
Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 70
David Acer Rink borrowed finger ring put in purse, folded-n arm of glasses inserted, ring suddenly on glasses
Also published here Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 70
David Acer Court Order Ace through Four re-order and transpose
  • Part One: Order Out of Chaos
  • Part Two: Reorder Out of Chaos
  • Part Three: Order of Magnitude
Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 72
David Acer Travel Visa
  • Part One: Credit Card to Wallet
  • Part Two: Credit Card to Pocket
Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 74
David Acer Overtime 2.0
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 76
David Acer The Sock Catcher sock travels from dryer into change bag, then initialed coin does
  • Part One: Sockgate
  • Part Two: Coingate
Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 77
David Acer Magicana
Dec. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12) 18
David Acer Author's Note
2011 More Power to You ix
David Acer Cellular Production cell phone produced from envelope that starts folded up in small packet
VariationsAlso published here 2011 More Power to You 3
Joey Vazquez, John Tudor Cellular Production Follow Up phone vanishes again in envelope which is then torn up
Inspired by 2011 More Power to You 7
David Acer Rink borrowed finger ring put in purse, folded-n arm of glasses inserted, ring suddenly on glasses
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 9
David Acer Transfusion Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 15
David Acer Holiday Miracle tiny Christmas lightbulb flashes while child sings Christmas carol, then given out
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 21
David Acer Cheap Labour selection and three more cards taken out, stickman drawn on back of one, it multiplies on back of all cards, then is only on back of selection
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 25
David Acer Around the World in Eighty Dollars bill changes into two different currencies one after the other and back
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 29
David Acer Time Flies coin shown in hand, coin pocketed and wrist watch waved over hand to turn back time, coin is back and watch disappears from hand and is back on wrist
Also published here 2011