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The Conju rors’ Magaz ine

Genii David Acer

OCTOBER 2010 • $6


Genii

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301-652-5800 Editor

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Volume 73

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Margret Daham Columnists

David Acer David Britland Eugene Burger Al Cohen Roberto Giobbi Tony Giorgio Patrik Kuffs Peter Lamont Max Maven Paul Osborne 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

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Publishers

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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The Co njurors’ Magazi ne, Volume 73, Number 10 (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 © 2010, 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: genii@geniimagazine.com

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October 2010

Features 52 David Acer by David Regal

62 Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

70 The Magic of David Acer

by David Acer 70 72 74 76 77

Rink Court Order Travel VIsa Overtime 2.0 The Sock Catcher

Columns 10 11 12 13 14 16

20 32 36 44

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman Now Performing in New York, Boston, and Chicago On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing at The Magic Castle and in Las Vegas Cardopolis Progressive Jacks Plus by David Britland The Giorgio Letters

Photo by Jason Levy

Photographers

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Of George Ghees and Gaffs by Tony Giorgio Lodestones Ouroboros by Tom Stone Osborne Illusions Hand of the Pharaoh by Paul Osborne Lost Horizons NeoGeo by Max Maven Conjuring Mrs. Houdini Steps Out by Jim Steinmeyer

Light from the Lamp 84 Books Reviewed by David Britland

84 85 86 86

CAAN Craft by J.K. Hartman Grand Illusions by Jonathan Pendragon The Goldston Journals by Will Goldston The Magigram Magazine

87 88 88 89 89 90 90

Elegant Deceptions: The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent Volume 3 by Michael Vincent Quantum Mechanics by Irving Quant Steal This DVD by Eric Ross Oddballs by Scott Strange Powerful Rope Magic, Ultimate CSB Magic, Ultimate Fire Magic by Jeremy Pei The Magic of David Corsaro by David Corsaro Greater Magic Video Library Encore Collection, Vol. 46 by Tamariz, Hamman, Rogers, Klause

90 91 91 92 92 92 93 93

Gotcha by Bob Sheets TKO by Jeff Kaylor Flash by Chad Long Poker Sam by Alan Bursky Audio by Eric Jones Oil & Water Remixed by David Solomon and Jordan Cotler Killer Cut by John Kaplan Stealthboard by Mark Zust and John Riggs

87 Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner

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90 Tricks Reviewed by David Regal

94 Subscription Information /Advertisers Index

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