“Eventually the thought-of card is found.”
Royal Heath could’ve written a book called Eventual Magic.
Steve Cohen and I go way back. I’ve gone on to mild stardom while he’s languishing as Tenyo’s translator and working some joint in New York. A couple days ago, Steve kindly sent along the 2014 Tenyo lineup for me to check out/improve. I reluctantly obliged. Here’s a preview.
–MYSTERY CUP HOLDER
Excerpt from writeup: “Grasp tightly the mesh netting. Cup will grow under guidance of mechanism.”
Excerpt from writeup: “Note the clever multiple out system Lubor has worked out here. Each garlic is ready to be revealed at a moment’s notice.”
Excerpt from writeup: “The spectator will often not willingly close his or her eyes after witnessing what the magician had done with his finger. However, a light joke will soften his suspicions.”
Excerpt from writeup: “Developed in the early 1980s, Takiyoshi’s arrow principle originally worked with a solution of asbestos and Tab cola.”
Excerpt from writeup: “The mechanism, while not large, can support over five times its weight. That means, in addition to the panda figurine, you can also float a shot glass, a metal tube, and perhaps a lettuce.”
Excerpt from writeup: “Blood not included.”
A true batch of winners!
(bonus: check out his signature)
“The spectators know only what they see, and are no more interested in a dull display of dexterity than would be an audience at some concert ball listening to a musician playing ‘Exercise for the Fingers’ on his particular instrument.”
Not only are his FASDIU notes essential for any cardman worth his shit, but he’s seriously one of the greatest guys you’ll ever meet.
Fucking great dude, fucking great magician. Yeah. Just felt the need for a shoutout.
“I was going to release a gaffed version [of Out of This World] with Paper Crane
discovered the gaff was already used in “A New World” by Dean Dill and Michael Weber
so adding some things to make sure it is unique and worthy of release “