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VOLUME 75

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David Acer David Britland Al Cohen David Kaye Dani DaOrtiz John Gaughan Roberto Giobbi Max Maven Jon Racherbaumer Jim Steinmeyer Tom Stone REVIEWS

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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 9 (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: Circula­ tion Dept., 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 106-384, Washington, D.C. 20016 • Phone: 301-652-5800 • Fax: 301-6528035 • genii@geniimagazine.com

www.geniimagazine.com Mr. Kaufman's Portrait by Zakary Belamy

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FEATURES

50 Woody's Wonderland by David Britland 62 A Mysterious Occurrence by Robert Byrnes 68 FISM Fiasco 2012 by Richard Kaufman

COLUMNS 10 12 14 18

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing The Chamber of Secrets L'Escamateur Bronze Inkstand by John Gaughan

20 Memoirs of a Magic Dealer

Mr. Gray Finishes the Story by Al Cohen

The Magician's Choice by Dani DaOrtiz

24 DaOrtiz a la Carte! Some Thoughts About 28 The Expert at the Kid's Table

My Child is Sooo Smart by David Kaye 34 The Genii Session The 13 Golden Rules of Magic by Roberto Giobbi 36 Cardopolis Rorschach Revelations by David Britland 40 Magicana by David Acer 40 Angry Birds Live! by Neil Croswell

PHOTO BY VANESSA VIANA

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42 iProduction Box by David Gabbay 44 Schrodinger’s Bottles by Master Payne

LIGHT FROM THE LAMP

78 Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss

78 Cryptical Envelopment: Five Gentle Frauds for the Close-Up Performer by John Hostler 79 Noteworthy: A Magical Lecture by David Gabbay 80 Making the Cut: A Peek Into the Magic of Ryan Schlutz by Ryan Schlutz 81 Magic Words by Gerald Kolpan

82 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

82 ChardShark by Daniel Chard 82 Al Koran’s Secrets by Graham Jolley 83 Monster by Mott-Sun 83 Recall by Tom Crosbie 84 New York Coin Magic Seminar, Vols. 14, 15, 16 by David Roth, Dr. Michael Rubinstein, Mike Gallo

84 Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver

84 85 85 86 86

Sudden Deck 3 by David Regal Spineless: A Unique Book Test by Chad Long Flash: Color-Changing Flash Drives by Chad Long The Trilby Deck by Liam Montier Wings by Matt Mello

88 Subscription Information/Advertisers Index

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