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David Britland Eugene Burger Al Cohen Dani DaOrtiz John Gaughan Andi Gladwin Roberto Giobbi David Kaye Ian Kendall Chris Kenner Homer Liwag Max Maven Jon Racherbaumer Jim Steinmeyer Tom Stone Daniel Ulin Caleb Wiles REVIEWS

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COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY JP CEZANNE Mr. Kaufman's Portrait by Zakary Belamy




78 David Williamson: Not So Ridiculous by David Britland 87 The Vanishing Man by John Lovick 58 Tenyo 2014 by Richard Kaufman 68 HolograFX by Dustin Stinett

COLUMNS 10 12 14 15 18 22

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing Memoirs of a Magic Dealer by Al Cohen The Chamber of Secrets Bland's Enchanted Flowers by John Gaughan Genii Session The Red-Black Complement Principle by Roberto Giobbi

26 Magic Man Examiner Vault by Chris Kenner and Homer Liwag

Flash Rice by Homer Liwag

32 The Expert at the Kids' Table Age of Enlightenment by David Kaye 38 Conjuring The Preternatural Stack b y Jim Steinmeyer 42 Eugene's Notebook On Mastery by Eugene Burger 48 Magicana 48 Foo Shunned by Ed Oschmann D escribed by Ian Kendall 51 Tokyo Workshop Kazu Katayama Penkerchief Described by Jon Racherbaumer


Zakary Belamy Kari Hendler

Included with this Issue: A Free DVD starring David Williamson


60 The Academy of Magical Arts in Genii

60 Knights at the Magic Castle by Daniel Ulin 62 Magic Castle Performance Schedule


95 Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver

95 Tamed Cards by Tommy Wonder 96 Inferno by Joshua Jay 96 Clarity Box by David Regal 97 Pocket Money by Wayne Dobson 97 No Tear Newspaper v.2 by Andy Dallas 98 Fully Loaded by Mark Mason

98 Books Reviewed by Will Houstoun

98 Non Plus Ultra: Volumes One and Two by Magic Christian 100 Jarrow: The Humorist Trickster by David Charvet 100 The Complete Digital Precursor Edited by William P. Miesel


101 Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner

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World’s Greatest Magic: Secrets of Silk Magic, Volumes 1-2 World’s Greatest Magic: Chicago Opener World’s Greatest Magic: The Last Trick of Dr. Jacob Daley Tips on Comedy for Magicians, Volume 1 by Robert Baxt Imagination University: Close-Up Magic 101 by Shoot Ogawa, Instructor Hein’s Catch Up by Karl Hein Phantom by Spidey

104 Subscription Information/Advertisers Index


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Genii Magazine - December 2013  
Genii Magazine - December 2013  

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