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The Conjurors’ Magazine


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Features 46 64

The 12th Los Angeles Conference on Magic History by Dustin Stinett Greg Frewin: Working Magician by Nickle Van Wormer

Columns 10 12 14 22

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing The Genii Session

by John Gaughan

31 Schrödinger’s Coin by Pete McCabe 31 Angle-Pivot Card to Case by Luis Otero 33 Easy Come by David Neighbors 36 Rest of the M-E-S! by Harry Lorayne

Every Artist is a Professor by Roberto Giobbi 24 The Chamber of Secrets Antonio Diavolo

30 Magicana by David Acer 30 Chosen One by Luis Otero

Photo by Bill Taylor ASC

Zakary Belamy Kari Hendler Damon Webster


Light from the Lamp 78 Tricks Reviewed by David Regal

78 78 79 79 79 80 80 80 80 81

Pure Smoke by Jason Brumbalow Any Signed Card to Any Spectator’s Wallet by Jeff Kaylor and Michael Ammar Miracle Signed Card in Envelope by Roger Curzon Sweet! by Diamond Jim Tyler Miracle Monte by Wolfgang Moser Stand Up Monte by Garrett Thomas Vertigo by Rick Lax Aqua Imp by Ben Harris Ink by Mickael Chatelain iContact by Chris Congreave

EMC 2011 by Various Performers/Speakers The Magic Square by Luis de Matos Pop-Coin by David Ethan Blood on the Tricks: Volume One by Roger Curzon Live ... Without a Net by Richard Osterlind


81 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

81 82 83 83 84

84 Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss

84 85 86

Maelstrom by Tom Stone Hold ‘Em Magic by Tom Frame The Nazi Séance: The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic in Hitler’s Circle by Arthur J. Magida

88 Subscription Information /Advertisers Index

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