Page 1





Genii Office

301-652-5800 Editor

Richard Kaufman Art Director

The Conjurors’ Magazine

Elizabeth Kaufman

Volume 74


Earle Oakes Photographers

Zakary Belamy Kari Hendler Damon Webster

Advertising & Office Manager

Margret Daham Columnists

David Acer David Britland Al Cohen Aaron Fisher John Gaughan Roberto Giobbi Tony Giorgio Patrik Kuffs 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

Brad Aldridge Consigliere

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

74, Number 10 (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 © 2011, 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. Email:

Number 10 OCTOBER 2011

Features 48 Dan and Dave, Established 1984

by Dan and Dave Buck 53 54 56 56 57 60 63 64

New Riffle Shuffle Rotating Overhand Shuffle The GOAT Change Changed Card to Box Advertising Split Cephalopalm Bottom Palm Peekaboo


38 Buenos Aires: What’s Up Down There by Alba 68 Sarlot and Eyed by Allan Given

Columns 10 12 14 16 18 26

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Cardopolis So Special by David Britland Now Performing Lost Horizons Riposte by Max Maven The Chamber of Secrets Balsamo, The Living Skull

by John Gaughan

The Overhand Shuffle Control

28 Conjuring Cue Card Mentalism by Jim Steinmeyer 34 Aaron Fisher Teaches Card Magic

Light from the Lamp

78 Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans

78 78 79 79 80 80 80

Industrial Revelation by Jamie D. Grant Ultra Gum by Spidey, Deven Ye, Richard Sanders Baby Jade Rings and Coins by Alan Wong Silk 2 Egg by Cody Fisher Minimax Detector by Edo Remote Color Vision Color Cube by Tim Wisseman Mes(s)merize by Stefan Olschewski


81 Books Reviewed by David Britland

81 82 83 84

Rameses: The Forgotten Star by Chris Woodward The Elusive Moth by Adele Friel Rhindress Tug’s Tales by Tug Wilson And Christopher Brinson Al Koran: The Unique Years by Martin Breese

85 Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner

85 85 86 87 87

Metal Eclipse by Tristan Mory Bad to the Balloon, Issues 1-2 by Mark Byrne Behind the Illusions by JC Sum and “Magic Babe” Ning The Act: Beyond Fundamentals (audio) Séance (audio) by Bob Cassidy Gum by Jeff Prace

88 Subscription Information /Advertisers Index

xx 68

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 • 14 Anonymous

Genii Magazine - October 2011  

Cover and table of contents for October 2011 issue.

Genii Magazine - October 2011  

Cover and table of contents for October 2011 issue.