MyMagic eNewsletter #789
November 3, 2019
I had a fantastic Halloween this year, co-producing and emceeing the two Halloween Magic Revues with many of my friends. A total of 20 unique acts over two days that all had fun, but not as much as I did, and especially not as much fun as our audiences did. I have a habit of going outside after every show and thanking everyone for attending… as I spoke to them, I was surprised how many commented about how this was one of the best shows they have ever been to… Now if we could only figure out how to make it hugely profitable!
While hanging out with George Joseph at the Buffalo convention I was surprised when he mentioned that he still had a bunch of his Hand Mucking books at home. Although I knew he was working on a second edition, I didn’t know that he had them printed. Copies of these books have been regularly selling for more than $100 in the used book marketplaces.
The good news is that I just got a case of them and George agreed to autograph every single copy.
Get one: HERE.
I believe that I first met George in 1980 at the Desert Magic Seminar and I distinctly remember sitting at his midnight lecture at the 1982 Seminar in Las Vegas where he first unveiled the book and discussed his Hand Mucking techniques. At the time it was way over my head and I did not appreciate what was being taught… but now…
Hand Mucking: The Art Of Switching Cards In Play:
Titled contents include: The Gambler’s Palm, The Classic Palm, The Pinch Palm, Switching Palms, Classic Palm To Gamblers’ Palm, Classic Palm To Pinch Palm, Gamblers’ Palm To Classic Palm, Gamblers’ Palm To Pinch Palm, Pinch Palm To Classic Palm, Pinch Palm To Gamblers’ Palm, One Card Hand To Hand, Two Card Hand To Hand, One Card Blackjack Muck, Two Card Muck, Mucking Demonstration, A Blackjack Muck, One Card Stud Poker, The Challenge Muck, One Card Peel-Off, One Card Pick Up, and A Pair For Poker.
More Mucking info: HERE.
After selling out a few times, another batch of these has just been manufactured and are available again. I really like this self-working routine with a cool prop. The most powerful part of the routine comes in the middle where you reveal the Zodiac symbol someone is thinking of without any questions or hints… it shocks people.
Many times, when I showed this to magicians, they all said the same thing… This would be perfect with Tarot Cards instead of playing cards (which is correct). I wonder how many of the purchasers are doing it with Tarot Cards?
Get a Zodiac Coin: HERE.
I believe that there are still a few seats available for my Gene Maze Tribute Lecture on Tuesday at Marc DeSouza’s near Philadelphia. To reserve a seat email Marc at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Live Appearances:
►Nov 6: Presenting an exclusive Gene Maze Tribute Lecture at the Marc DeSouza Theater in Wayne, PA.
►Nov 10: Exhibiting at Super Sunday in Bensalem, PA. Info: HERE.
►Dec 21: Performing at Comix Comedy Club at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.
Until next time,
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