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THE CONJURORS’ MAGAZINE

Genii

APRIL 2012 • $6

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Genii: The Conjurors’ Magazine, Volume 75, Number 4 (ISSN 0016-6855 USPS 216-060) Printed in the U.S.A. Genii is published monthly. Subscription rates, one year $56; two years $108; three years $153. Copyright © 2012, The Genii Corporation, 4200 Wiscon­sin Ave., NW, PMB 106-384, Washing­­ton, D.C. 20016. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted in writing by the copyright owner. Periodical postage paid at Washington, D.C. and additional entry offices. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for service to start. No refunds will be given on subscriptions once placed. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Genii: The Conjurors’ Magazine —Attn: Circula­tion Dept., 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 106-384, Washington, D.C. 20016. Phone: 301-652-5800. Fax: 301-652-8035.

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NUMBER 4

APRIL 2012

FEATURES

68 YUMI by Max Maven 78 The Infamous Brothers Davenport

by Professor Richard Wiseman

COLUMNS 10 12 14 16 18

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Real Magic The Vernon Chronicles, Part III b y Peter Lamont Now Performing In Memoriam 18 Tony Giorgio by David Malek 20 Ken Krenzel by Harvey Rosenthal 24 Lost Horizons by Max Maven 32 Conjuring Half a Cup of Coffee by Jim Steinmeyer 36 The Chamber of Secrets The Shower of Gold

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by John Gaughan

42 Loadstones Notebook Mining by Tom Stone 50 Aaron Fisher Teaches Card Magic The Break Part III 56 Magicana by David Acer

56 Slo-Mo Coin Created by Jeff Prace 57 Charged Up by Josh Janousky 59 Burger Kings by Keith Fields

LIGHT FROM THE LAMP

86 Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner 86 86 87

Maestro by René Lavand The Prodigy by Alex Geiser The Attic is in My Chest by Dominique Duvivier

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88 Tricks Reviewed by David Regal 88 88 89 89 90 90 90 90 91 91 91 91 92

Replay by Richard Hucko Cocktail Bar Cup by Roger Nicot F1 Nitro Wallet by Jason Rea & Peter Nardi Nut Waltz by Mariano Goñi Dunes Day Prophesy by Meir Yedid Smiling Assassin by Meir Yedid Web Test by Pete McCabe The Lexican Experiment by Cosmo Solano Warlock by Andy Nyman Big Reaction by Andy Nyman Divinyl Wallet by Tony Miller The Real Steal! by Tony Miller Confetti Shooter by Pablo Lambertini

92 Books Reviewed by Eric Mead

92 Reflections by Helder Guimarães 93 Basic Training–The Book by Ian Kendall 94 Evolution by Bill Goodwin 94 One Liner’s You Will Use by Wolfgang Riebe 96 Subscription Information/Advertisers Index

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