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APRIL 2011

The Conjurors’ Magazine

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Genii Office

301-652-5800 Editor

Richard Kaufman Art Director

The Conjurors’ Magazine

Elizabeth Kaufman

Volume 74


Number 4 APRIL 2011

Earle Oakes

Advertising & Office Manager

Margret Daham Columnists

David Acer Harry Anderson David Britland Eugene Burger De’vo Al Cohen 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

Features 44 The Redemption of Jonathan Pendragon by Jim Steinmeyer 60 Jonathan Pendragon Explains ...

60 The Vanishing Canary Cage 62 The Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper 70 Cards 3.0 Recreating the Authentic Magic Learning Experience in the Digital Age by Steve Goldstein

Columns 10 12 13 14 16 18 20

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman Now Performing On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Cardopolis Cyclic Aces by David Britland Fast and Loose Magazine Street by Harry Anderson Lost Horizons Horse Sense by Max Maven Magicana by David Acer 20 21 23 75

24 Memoirs of a Magic Dealer With a Twist by Al Cohen 29 The Chamber of Secrets The Dissecting Drawer Box by John Gaughan

The Basics of Building by De’vo Vom Schattenreich

Consigliere Publishers

76 Books Reviewed by Eric Mead

Brad Aldridge 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

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Badge of Honor by Brian Roberts Trinary Aces by Jason Dean and Bill Goodwin Sweet by David Gabby Farmer on the Tossed-Out Rubik’s Cube by Bob Farmer

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Photo by Kari Hendler

Pete Biro Kari Hendler Damon Webster

32 XCM: The Art of Extreme Card Manipulation

Light from the Lamp

76 77 78


Bulletproof by Andy Nyman Mental Epic Compendium by Paul Romhany Card Magic USA by Peter Duffie

79 Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans

79 79 80 80 80 81 81 82

Imagine by G and SM Productionz V2F 2.0 by G and SM Productionz Ransom by Chris Ballinger Angelux by Diego Antoine Hot and Cold by Nefesch TEARify by Nathan Kranzo Rizer by B. Smith and Eric Ross Don’t Blink by Salvador Sufrate

82 Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner

82 83 84 84

Function 9 by Calen Morelli Modern Mentalism, Volumes 1 and 2 by Matt Mello Bob’s 3 Shell Boot Camp by Bob Sheets (with Glenn Morphew) Red Mirror by Helder Guimarães

88 Subscription Information /Advertisers Index

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