Page 1



MARCH 2012 • $6



301-652-5800 EDITOR

Richard Kaufman ART DIRECTOR


Elizabeth Kaufman


Margret Daham COLUMNISTS

David Acer David Britland Al Cohen Danny DaOrtiz Aaron Fisher John Gaughan Roberto Giobbi Peter Lamont Max Maven Jon Racherbaumer Jim Steinmeyer Tom Stone REVIEWS David Britland Eric Mead David Oliver Danny Orleans David Regal Dustin Stinett Jamy Ian Swiss Joe M. Turner ONLINE MANAGER


R.A. Farmer


Richard Kaufman Elizabeth Kaufman Daniel Solomon Jane Solomon Printed in memory of William Larsen, Sr. & William Larsen, Jr. Publisher Emerita Irene Larsen Editor Emerita Erika Larsen

Genii: The Conjurors’ Magazine, Volume

75, Number 3 (ISSN 0016-6855 USPS 216060) 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: Circula­ tion Dept., 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 106-384, Washington, D.C. 20016. Phone: 301-652-5800. Fax: 301-652-8035. Email: Cover Photo Illustration based on a photo by Hocus Pocus Focus

FEATURES 56 Thurston Lives! Steinmeyer and Levit: Recreating a Magical Legend

Interview by David Regal with an introduction by Jim Steinmeyer

68 The 8th Asian Magic Association Convention

and FISM Asia by Tim Ellis 74 The Return of the Magic Castle by Jim Steinmeyer


10 12 14 16 20 24 32

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing In Memoriam: Mark Nelson by Joan Lawton DaOrtiz a la Carte! 10th Open Prediction by Dani DaOrtiz Conjuring Dining Out by Jim Steinmeyer The Genii Session Further Details of Handling

By Roberto Giobbi

by John Gaughan

Photo by Hocus Pocus Focus


MARCH 2012


34 The Chamber of Secrets Birdcage Transportation

40 Cardopolis Sudden Impact by David Britland 46 Magicana by David Acer 46 49 50 51

Transformers by David Acer Ultimate Aces by Michel Huot The Cobbler’s Coin by David Gabbay and Matthew Noah Falk Rendezvous in Lugano by Dr. Giorgio Tarchini

LIGHT FROM THE LAMP 78 Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss

78 Magic: Page by Page by Pat Page 79 The Davenport Story: Volume Three by Fergus Roy 81 Mr. Mysto’s Wizard Academy: Simple Magic & Stunts As Revealed to John Carney

Photo by Zakary Belamy

Zakary Belamy Kari Hendler Damon Webster Najee Williams



Photo by Hocus Pocus Focus



81 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

81 81 82 82 83 83

Speak Easy by Dan Harlan with Jen Weston 24 Seven (Volumes 1 and 2) by John Carey Haunted by Peter Eggink Squeak Technique by Jeff McBride Outstanding by Roberto Mansilla Dai Vernon’s Revelations: 30 th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by Dai Vernon

84 85 85 86 86 87

Psychic Pad Folio by Banachek Restored Credit by David Regal FourFit by Reuben Moreland Naked by Salvador Sufrate Empty by Marcus Eddie Timeless by Liam Montier with Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay

84 Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver

88 Subscription Information /Advertisers Index

LIFETIME SUBSCRIBERS and Supporters: Alexander L. Young • Bill McFadden • Michel Andenmatten • Mike Vance • Walton Magic, John Walton • Josh Mandel • David Mitchell • Karl Miller • Deano Ewtushik • Tim Jackson • James Martin • Randy Sinnott • Winton Gibbons • Jay Patel • Jaac Mandrake • Jim Weyand • Richard Forster • Joe Gallant • Perry Vincent • Thomas L. Newman • Ross Hironaka • Mark Dombroff • Diamond Jim Tyler • Dr. Theophilus E.Green • Gary Dismukes • Chris Wilson • Al D’Alfonso • Charles A. Rodriguez • Dr. Joe Vitale • Thomas Resciniti • Eric Leclerc • Rick Hebert • Alan Wong • Jim Neff • Kenneth Sodaro • Andrew Pinard • Michael Jaffe • Karen Ivers • Robert Somerdin • Seuss Hawkeye Metivier • Jeff & Mary Mielke • Stephen B. Smith • Joseph Cassidy • Weuler Elias Moura • Jimmy L. Rhodes Jr. • Kenneth G. Mutzabaugh • Mr. Eerie • Dan Sheen • Philip Peh • Andreas Krall • Kimikazu Matsumoto • Rex Liu • Yukishige Yanagawa • Herve Listeur, Creations Magiques • Francisco Laguna • Kenneth Chmielewski • Marios Sokratous •14 Anonymous

Genii Magazine - March 2012  

Cover and table of contents for March 2012 issue.