MyMagic eNewsletter #718
November 14, 2018
Last weekend I attended the ICBM convention and got to some lectures, shows and even a banquet. During Quentin Reynold’s (of Five Minutes With A Pocket Handkerchief fame) he did his version of Alan Shaxon’s Confabulation. It was the best version I have ever seen. I had to get all that he had left for you… unfortunately he only had three.
A killer handling for a classic effect with a new kicker ending. Alan Shaxon’s Confabulation is a classic of mentalism with many versions that run from boring to miraculous. This is perhaps the best method, presentation and has very subtle kicker endings that increase the impact.
Besides the kicker ending and a bonus prediction the method eliminated the need for double writing and carbon paper. It also makes possible for the prediction to be on a full-size paper which is more logical to be found inside an envelope.
Get Confabulated: HERE.
I was also able to get a few more of his excellent DVD set, Bring Back The Schtick, where he teaches and discusses his many routines and presentations.
Get Schtick: HERE.
This week’s video download is Tim Wright’s Zombie tutorial. Just like his Multiplying Balls video this is a masterclass on how to perform a Zombie routine.
He stresses that the most important thing is to think of the ball as if it is a puppet and figure out the relationship you want to have with it on stage.
As a special treat you get to see archival footage of Joe Karson and Neil Foster performing their Zombie routine.
I left part of the Karson routine on the trailer, so you can get to see the inventor of the Zombie in action.
Watch and buy: HERE.
Some stuff that just arrived:
► Marc Antoine’s Mental Dice: HERE.
► Bond Lee’s Illuminate: HERE.
► Juan Tamariz’ Mnemonica: HERE.
Relisted some items from last week. Auction ends on Sunday night.
Auction items: HERE.
The complete MyMagic eBay Store: HERE.
Upcoming Live Appearances:
Nov. 18: I will be displaying at Super Sunday. Info: HERE.
Dec. 27: I will be performing at Comix Mohegan Sun.
Until next time,