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Coffee! Welcome to The Magic Café
Thank you for joining us...
2 2 Sep 7, 2001 04:01 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Announcements (Please Read)
Check here for news and information concerning the Café.
88 1,526 Sep 15, 2016 10:09 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! When dining with us...(Please Read)
Café rules & etiquette, Posting guidelines, Magic transactions, Secret sessions, Avatars, Icons and How to make a post.
7 7 Dec 27, 2007 09:55 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! I want to see the manager!
Do you have an idea or suggestion for our menu? Or just a question? Post it here
2,096 8,873 Nov 30, 2016 05:35 pm
by Comedy Writer  <GO>
Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
10,039 68,022 Dec 5, 2016 12:35 pm
by Mary Mowder  <GO>
Coffee! A Special Message For Lurkers
Please read...
1 1 Sep 23, 2001 09:25 am
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! The Magic Café Tech Help Area
Are you having technical issues with the forums? If so, explain your situation or ask your questions here.
2,759 10,677 Dec 4, 2016 06:41 am
by Dave Scribner  <GO>
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The beginners table Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! New to magic?
If you are a beginner, here is the place to seek advice and ask questions.
6,931 97,741 Dec 5, 2016 09:56 am
by danaruns  <GO>
Coffee! The tricks are on me!
This forum is for discussing the history and practice of Volunteering to perform for various groups for free (e.g, hospitals, nursing homes, fundraisers, etc). This is especially useful for beginners or those wanting to try out new material.
298 3,661 Dec 5, 2016 08:41 am
by Ed_Millis  <GO>
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The International Brotherhood of Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The International Brotherhood of Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the I.B.M. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, I.B.M. subject matter only.
1,144 6,557 Nov 28, 2016 08:07 pm
by Matthew Crabtree  <GO>
Coffee! I.B.M. Youth
I.B.M. Youth! This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the I.B.M. Youth. Posts may include questions about joining, events, etc. Remember, I.B.M. Youth subject matter only.
62 180 Jul 16, 2016 12:46 pm
by vladimir.hr  <GO>
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The Society of American Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Society of American Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the S.A.M. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, S.A.M. subject matter only.
734 3,679 Nov 23, 2016 03:31 pm
by Doc Willie  <GO>
Coffee! The Society of Young Magicians!
The Society of Young Magicians! This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the S.Y.M. Posts may include questions about joining, events, etc. Remember, S.Y.M. subject matter only.
114 433 Nov 23, 2016 06:53 am
by supertoad12  <GO>
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The Fellowship of Christian Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Fellowship of Christian Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the FCM. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, FCM subject matter only.
605 4,670 Nov 25, 2016 05:24 pm
by harris  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
1,898 21,471 Dec 5, 2016 11:42 am
by MagicBus  <GO>
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Canadian Association of Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Canadian Association of Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the C.A.M. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, C.A.M. subject matter only.
527 3,279 Dec 2, 2016 02:27 pm
by MikeDes  <GO>
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KIDabra International! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Association of Family and Kidshow Performers
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving KIDabra International. Posts may include questions about joining, chapter meetings, lectures, conference information and the like. Remember, KIDabra subject matter only.
504 4,188 Oct 12, 2016 03:53 pm
by Danny Orleans  <GO>
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The Meeting Room Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Essential Magic Conference
The Essential Magic Conference is the world’s first web conference for magicians. 33 speakers spread over 3 days of conference streamed live worldwide! This forum is for discussions relating to the EMC only - All other content will be removed.
19 220 Nov 13, 2016 09:51 pm
by AndreaMooreMagic  <GO>
Coffee! MINDvention
MINDvention is THE annual mentalism convention held in Las Vegas open to anyone interested in mystery entertainment and mentalism. This forum is dedicated to discussions related to the MINDvention convention - all other content will be removed.
88 909 Dec 1, 2016 05:23 am
by JanForster  <GO>
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Pick a card...any card Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The workers
Serious discussions surrounding tricks and effects which use pure skill and sleight of hand. Lovers of the pasteboards unite!
23,750 410,531 Dec 5, 2016 11:42 am
by sgtgrey  <GO>
Coffee! Deckless!
Topics and discussions centering around tricks which do not use an entire deck of cards (e.g, a packet trick, torn & restored, card warp, etc).
1,165 16,909 Dec 5, 2016 10:25 am
by trickyat86  <GO>
Coffee! Gaffed & Funky
This forum dedicated to discussions pertaining to the use of gimmicked or specialty packs (e.g, Invisible deck, Stripper, Svengali, Mirage, Split, etc). Topics may also include custom printed cards (e.g, Double face, 31/2 clubs, clear cards and other odd varieties).
2,952 31,616 Dec 5, 2016 10:32 am
by Eoin OHare  <GO>
Coffee! The Big and the Small
This area reserved for posts which deal in the specialty arena of tricks and effects using jumbo or miniature playing cards.
333 2,417 Dec 3, 2016 01:54 pm
by JNeal  <GO>
Coffee! Shuffled not Stirred
This is the forum to discuss the art and practice of using stacks and other special arrangements of the pasteboards. Topics may include the use of marked cards and memorized deck work.
1,014 14,547 Dec 4, 2016 10:31 pm
by Orlan  <GO>
Coffee! All in the cards
This forum created for the discussion of tricks and effects which are pretty much self-working or extremely easy to do. (e.g, no sleights, semi-automatic, no skill).
736 9,599 Dec 4, 2016 03:06 am
by Caveman  <GO>
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The Museum of Playing Cards Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Depository
General discussions on the history of playing cards, preservation, care and maintenance & storing of your prized decks. This is also the place to talk about your collection & share photos with the community.
76 294 Nov 29, 2016 06:28 pm
by The Accountant  <GO>
Coffee! The Card Studio
Thinking about creating your own deck? This forum is for you! Serious discussions on playing card design, crowd funding, printing sources, marketing, etc.
59 218 Nov 29, 2016 10:52 am
by darkmatter  <GO>
Coffee! Hot off the Press!
This forum provided as a place where you can discuss the latest rumors, read announcements and speculate about the obvious hyperbole surrounding many of the upcoming decks that are being released into the card community. Will they indeed be the next Federal 52 or something of the dollar store variety?
116 365 Nov 21, 2016 11:58 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Deck the Halls
This forum is strictly for the review of playing cards, card clips & other playing card related items. Is it a great product or simply more of the same? You decide. Any off topic material will be removed.
246 484 Dec 4, 2016 09:45 am
by emyers99  <GO>
Coffee! The Trading Room
Looking to buy, sell or trade a pack of cards? Look no further, this is the place for you! But remember, "Caveat emptor"-let the buyer beware.
7 7 Oct 26, 2016 03:57 pm
by Recoplon  <GO>
Coffee! Pasteboard Frolics
You take card flourishes seriously? Are you really into XCM? Do you see yourself as part of the Cardistry crowd? Then this is the forum for you!
943 11,608 Nov 30, 2016 09:54 am
by ThSecret  <GO>
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Show me the money Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Nothing up my sleeve...
If performing sleight of hand magic with coins has you excited, this is your forum! Topics may include effects like Matrix, Coins across, Misers Dream, etc. This is also the area to discuss Okito box work.
10,350 164,984 Dec 5, 2016 12:26 am
by J-Mac  <GO>
Coffee! Trick coin trickery
Discussions of tricks or effects which seemingly use ordinary filthy lucre, but do not ( Scotch & Soda, Coin in bottle, etc )
3,251 45,572 Dec 3, 2016 10:18 pm
by Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
1,047 12,616 Dec 5, 2016 03:16 am
by Bill Hegbli  <GO>
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Close up workers Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Rings, strings & things
Discussion on performing magic with rings, strings, dice, rubberbands, pencils, paddles, etc.
4,058 48,133 Dec 5, 2016 03:10 am
by Poof-Daddy  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
6,173 111,804 Dec 5, 2016 08:34 am
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,396 53,090 Dec 4, 2016 09:47 pm
by NYCTwister  <GO>
Coffee! Ever so sleightly
Discussions on magic that uses sleight of hand skills, such as Cups & Balls, Sponge Balls, the Chop Cup and so on.
4,418 78,519 Dec 5, 2016 11:00 am
by Devious  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
936 11,074 Nov 30, 2016 01:07 pm
by TheAmbitiousCard  <GO>
Coffee! Magic...at a moment's notice!
Often, out of the blue, you are requested to perform. Are you prepared? What do you do? This area is to discuss the keen art of 'Impromptu' and 'Improvisational' magic.
670 15,114 Dec 3, 2016 01:25 am
by obrienmagic  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,758 27,413 Dec 4, 2016 09:52 am
by harris  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,418 110,341 Dec 5, 2016 11:44 am
by Bill Hegbli  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
3,836 49,541 Dec 5, 2016 11:23 am
by Bill Hegbli  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,126 15,453 Dec 5, 2016 09:34 am
by 55Hudson  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,341 41,381 Dec 2, 2016 04:44 pm
by Ihop  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,656 26,118 Dec 3, 2016 11:15 am
by danaruns  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
656 3,888 Dec 1, 2016 05:24 pm
by Moxahalla  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,624 27,165 Nov 30, 2016 04:14 pm
by Lou Hilario  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,689 18,704 Nov 29, 2016 09:11 pm
by marcelomagus  <GO>
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The Attic Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Friend of a Friend
The exploration and discussion centering around Urban Legends. All other subject matter (e.g, frauds, hoaxes, etc) will be removed.
34 688 Nov 13, 2016 01:01 pm
by xtacsgt  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
21,660 418,235 Dec 5, 2016 10:41 am
by Sebastian Oudot  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,642 27,626 Dec 5, 2016 12:19 am
by Mindpro  <GO>
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The Cellar Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!
If graveside magic is your thing...
9,750 150,841 Dec 5, 2016 12:30 pm
by MichaelKent  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
300 2,441 Nov 30, 2016 02:46 pm
by themagicreckoning  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
152 1,690 Nov 24, 2016 08:43 pm
by D. Yoder  <GO>
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Special Interests Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Feminine Mystique
Serious discussions surrounding the problems and/or advantages of performing magic as a woman. For example, clothing issues with pulls, topits, holdouts, etc. Ladies, this area is provided especially for you!
242 2,687 Nov 28, 2016 08:12 am
by Stucky  <GO>
Coffee! The little darlings
Topics on the challenging art of performing for children, including birthday shows,school programs, and magic with a special message.
9,916 175,041 Dec 5, 2016 11:14 am
by Russo  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,315 41,245 Dec 5, 2016 06:51 am
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
888 4,921 Nov 28, 2016 08:58 am
by blackstone99  <GO>
Coffee! Up in smoke!
If you love to play with fire...Remember, this forum is for discussions on routines and possible presentational ideas for effects with fire - NOT methods or recipes for fuel mixtures.
1,266 8,599 Dec 2, 2016 11:02 am
by ssucahyo  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,778 105,760 Dec 4, 2016 12:19 pm
by bowers  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
4,255 44,658 Dec 3, 2016 08:35 pm
by jimgerrish  <GO>
Coffee! Tricky business
Discussions on working cruise ships, & doing trade shows. Topics may also include routine ideas for motivational magic & other specialized programs. This is also the area to talk about the business side of magic (e.g, contracts, promotions, taxes, etc)
5,128 79,832 Dec 5, 2016 12:22 pm
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
Coffee! Going for the 'Gold'
Interested in magic competition? Here is the place to post discussions on possible strategies, what to expect, how to prepare, what to wear. Topics may include news and views on upcoming contests, etc.
385 3,209 Nov 16, 2016 11:07 am
by Bairefoot  <GO>
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Room of Wonders Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Tenyo of Japan
This forum dedicated to discussions surrounding the Tenyo Magic company and its unique line of magical products. Topics may include history, collections, tricks, etc. If you are a Tenyo fan then this is the forum for you!
1,231 15,983 Dec 5, 2016 11:04 am
by Richard Kaufman  <GO>
Coffee! Tenyo Elite
This forum reserved for discussions surrounding the Tenyo Elite line of magic tricks. Which tricks will be produced? What are your personal favorites? Tenyo fans rejoice!
41 1,480 Dec 4, 2016 09:13 pm
by Mad Jake  <GO>
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Cons, Swindles and Scams Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Gambling Spot
History, theory and ideas surrounding the mysterious world of the unscrupulous gambler. Topics may include card cheating, card counters, advantage players, etc. Strategies, theories and schemes for winning at Poker, BlackJack, Slots, Roulette, Craps and other casino games.
2,136 37,594 Dec 4, 2016 08:53 pm
by tommy  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
227 1,710 Nov 27, 2016 06:02 pm
by MagicVeronika  <GO>
Coffee! If right you win, if wrong you lose...
Serious discussions on Three Card Monte, Fast and Loose, The Shell Game and other such scams.
490 6,032 Nov 18, 2016 04:31 am
by FelixKraus  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
118 1,270 Nov 18, 2016 04:29 am
by FelixKraus  <GO>
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Carnival of Fun Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Clowning around
Discussions on the art and practice of being a clown. Topics include history, make-up, costumes, funny props, face painting and more. This is also the area to discuss general circus life, history, lingo, etc.
485 3,488 Nov 29, 2016 09:18 pm
by harris  <GO>
Coffee! Catch this if you can!
General discussions on juggling, diabolo, devil sticks, yo-yo, unicycle, poi, meteors and the fine art of contact juggling.
1,001 7,977 Dec 3, 2016 01:05 am
by Dionysus Flash  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,524 14,108 Dec 1, 2016 06:56 am
by NYCTwister  <GO>
Coffee! I'm a real boy!
Discussions on ventriloquism and the art of making and using puppets. Topics include vent techniques, voice training, types of dolls, using marionettes, Punch & Judy, story scripting and more!
1,929 23,466 Nov 16, 2016 05:41 pm
by Wanlu  <GO>
Coffee! Do you see what I see?
Serious discussions on the theatrical art and performance of pantomime, mimicry and general mime. Topics include history, inspiration and technique.
33 254 Dec 3, 2016 09:55 pm
by harris  <GO>
Coffee! Step right up!
The art and practice of the pitch. Discussions and topics on selling the Wondermouse, Svengali decks, fuzzy worms, steak knifes, candy, etc.
573 5,987 Nov 26, 2016 11:30 am
by Ernst VCO  <GO>
Coffee! Believe it or not...
Discussions of life on the midway - fire walking, eating glass, blockhead, bed of nails and other side-show stuff. Topics may include carnival history, games, lingo, grindshows, flea circus', exhibits, etc.
2,969 33,517 Nov 18, 2016 05:44 pm
by Lurchenstien  <GO>
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The Lounge Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! You Oughta Be In Pictures
Forum for posts focusing on user-submitted videos or images. All media content should be appropriate for all audiences and must not contain any copyrighted intellectual property without the permission of the respective copyright holder. In addition, absolutely no exposure videos will be allowed - no exceptions.
5,111 36,718 Dec 4, 2016 10:56 pm
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
Coffee! Latest and Greatest?
This forum provided as a place where folks can discuss the latest rumors, read announcements and speculate about the obvious hyperbole surrounding many of the upcoming products that are released into magicdom. Will they be genuine miracles or mere rhetoric? We ponder the question...
11,240 332,587 Dec 5, 2016 12:37 pm
by elimagic  <GO>
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The Laboratory of Magic Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Wizard Product Review from World Magic Shop
Are you a fan of the Wizard Product Review? If so, you'll be happy to know that this is the official forum to discuss all the things that are reviewed on the show. Remember, only Wizard Product Review material, anything else will be removed. Look inside for all the details!
386 8,931 Dec 5, 2016 05:36 am
by Merc Man  <GO>
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A Family Tradition Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Everything old is new again
Discussions on the history and origins of tricks & effects, props, apparatus, gimmicks and the like.
561 5,745 Dec 1, 2016 09:32 am
by leonardoglass  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
151 1,445 Jul 24, 2016 12:16 pm
by Leo H  <GO>
Coffee! Magicians of old
This forum dedicated specifically to the discussion of magicians from our magical past, including such greats as Robert-Houdin, Houdini, Blackstone, Thurston, Carter, Marlo, Vernon and others.
1,147 10,033 Dec 2, 2016 04:18 am
by Merc Man  <GO>
Coffee! A turn of the page
This area dedicated to discussions on the history and origins of magic literature, including books, manuscripts, monographs, magazines and the like.
461 3,902 Dec 4, 2016 01:27 pm
by Anatole  <GO>
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Mind Benders Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Magical equations
Discussions on the use of magic effects that rely on properties of arithmetic for success. Topics may also include magic squares and the like.
596 5,220 Dec 2, 2016 08:36 am
by federico luduena  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
220 1,534 Nov 18, 2016 04:42 am
by FelixKraus  <GO>
Coffee! Puzzle me this...
This area dedicated to topics on puzzles that challenge the mind, be they Chinese boxes, blocks, metal and wire, discs, or even the famous Rubik's Cube.
1,108 12,481 Dec 4, 2016 11:15 am
by wulfiesmith  <GO>
Coffee! Rectangles and pentagons and squares, oh my!
This forum is for the discussion of the ancient art of Origami. Originating in Japan, the art and science of folding paper into shapes and its relationship with mathematics is a fascinating study.
62 398 Nov 12, 2016 06:32 pm
by AndreOng1  <GO>
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The Magazine Rack Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! MAGIC - The Magazine For Magicians
This forum provided for discussions and topics regarding the latest happenings, articles, etc. which appear within the pages of MAGIC magazine. All off-topic matter will be deleted.
257 1,683 Dec 3, 2016 09:27 am
by Richard Kaufman  <GO>
Coffee! GENII - The Conjurors' Magazine
Serious discussions and topics regarding the latest content found within the pages of GENII magazine. All other subject matter will be removed.
291 1,881 Nov 26, 2016 03:20 pm
by Mindipulator  <GO>
Coffee! THE MAGIC MENU - The International Journal for Close-Up Magicians
Topics and discussions pertaining to the contents of the Magic Menu magazine. All other subject matter will be deleted.
17 187 May 31, 2011 11:43 am
by bsears  <GO>
Coffee! ANTINOMY - Perception & Deception
Discussions pertaining to the tricks and articles which appear between the covers of this magical tome. Off-topic postings will be removed.
32 422 Dec 2, 2014 12:08 pm
by hpcman  <GO>
Coffee! CHANNEL ONE - Magic, Satire & Goodies!
Come here to discuss the articles, gossip, satire and humor found inside this controversial periodical. All other subject matter is subject to removal.
8 78 Nov 25, 2015 01:42 pm
by Mike Maturen  <GO>
Coffee! MAGICSEEN - Britain's brightest independent magic magazine
This area provided for topics and discussions pertaining to the contents of magicseen magazine. All off topic material will be deleted.
25 91 May 10, 2016 11:04 am
by magicseen  <GO>
Coffee! REEL MAGIC MAGAZINE - TV For Magicians
Topics and discussions surrounding this DVD based magic magazine. All off-topic matter will be removed with no explanation given.
181 1,666 Nov 13, 2016 08:10 pm
by Kozmo  <GO>
Coffee! VANISH - The International Magic Magazine
Topics and discussions relating to the pages of this electronic magazine. All other subject matter will be removed.
65 145 Nov 18, 2016 09:50 pm
by Skeleton  <GO>
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Office of Advisement Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Shift: Picks of the Week by Chris Ramsay
The Shift is a mash-up of product testing, sessioning and whatever else there is to do! Chris Ramsay delivers not only an in depth opinion on his two picks of the week but tests them out on the streets! He'll also bring you guys along for any conventions, jams or lectures that he attends! Look Inside!
110 373 Jun 4, 2016 01:21 am
by Jonathan Caner  <GO>
Coffee! The Magic Word by Scott Wells
Thru your host Scott Wells you will enjoy seeing the sights, watching the videos, and listen to podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today. Look inside for full details!
167 292 Dec 1, 2016 03:53 pm
by Scott Wells  <GO>
Coffee! Magic Friday by Jamie D. Grant
Every Friday a trick is taken out into the real world and performed under test conditions. Join Jamie, Angry Bob and all the rest as we learn which tricks really work and which ones just don't live up to all the hype. Look inside for full details!
173 207 Jun 9, 2013 07:04 pm
by Jamie D. Grant  <GO>
Coffee! The Magic Newswire by Dodd Vickers
The Original Magic News & Information Portal On The Internet now has its very own discussion forum here on the Café. Do you have a question for Dodd, this is the place to post it. This area is for Magic Newswire topics only, all other material will be removed. Look inside for all the details!
33 268 Feb 1, 2016 09:52 am
by magicnewswire  <GO>
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Catch of the day - by Steve Brooks Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! DVD/Video tape scene
My take on the newest titles...
33 33 Jan 29, 2012 11:14 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Books/Pamphlets/Notes
A cover to cover look...
20 20 Sep 24, 2007 09:57 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Tricks & Accessories
In your show, or in a drawer?
109 109 Oct 8, 2014 09:30 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
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The Good, the Bad, and the Garbage Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Tricks & Effects
This area for reviews of magic tricks only.
12,395 220,507 Dec 5, 2016 09:35 am
by philipsw  <GO>
Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
This area for reviews of books, pamphlets and notes only.
4,315 54,308 Dec 5, 2016 11:27 am
by magicfish  <GO>
Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
This area for reviews of dvds, video tapes, audio tapes or compact discs exclusively.
4,755 74,528 Dec 3, 2016 08:53 pm
by John Long  <GO>
Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
This area for reviews of Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads exclusively.
2,391 32,015 Dec 5, 2016 02:11 am
by amirb401  <GO>
Coffee! Mentally Speaking
This area is specifically for the review of mentalism related items. This can include props, Dvds, books, monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, notes, eBooks, PDF's and downloads.
1,025 22,292 Dec 1, 2016 10:37 am
by elimagic  <GO>
Coffee! Stage Illusions
This area for the review of large stage size illusions (e.g, Zig-Zag, Sawing, Origami, Mis-made Girl, Levitation, etc).
404 4,929 Dec 4, 2016 09:49 am
by john wills  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
1,206 11,947 Nov 28, 2016 03:22 pm
by DWRackley  <GO>
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The dealers table Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! What's cooking?
Look here to learn about the latest products, contests and special offers that our Café sponsors are offering inside!
598 598 Dec 1, 2016 12:39 am
by Special this week...  <GO>
Coffee! Flavors from the past...
Reminisce about the dealers from days gone by and the products or advice they once offered, or perhaps just fond memories of those Saturday afternoons you spent hanging out in their shops.
215 1,431 Nov 9, 2016 02:15 am
by jcarruth19  <GO>
Coffee! From Soup to Nuts
What do you look for when shopping for magic? What criteria do you use when deciding which dealer receives your hard earned cash, and why some may never hear from you again? This forum is NOT to discuss specific dealers, but rather the things they do that make you glad, or make you mad. Voice your ideas and thoughts here.
260 2,062 Nov 30, 2016 11:04 am
by tommymcc84  <GO>
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The Buffet Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! My Side Of The Screen - by Steve Brooks
Thoughts and views on magic, the internet, and anything else that's on my mind.
5 6 Oct 29, 2006 01:33 am
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! The Return Of The (not so) Youthful Curmudgeon! - by Paul Chosse
Comments on the magic scene, past, present, and future. Plus: Close-up magic with just about anything. How-to, how not to, and why. In either case, you ought to bother...
42 43 Apr 11, 2015 02:46 pm
by Dorian Rhodell  <GO>
Coffee! A Hundreth Pleasant Conceipts - by Curtis Kam
Adventures in advanced coinmanship.
10 17 Nov 9, 2005 04:58 am
by Curtis Kam  <GO>
Coffee! Scott's Thoughts - by Scott Wells
Theories, thoughts, observations, opinions and reviews on myriad magical subjects.
19 43 Sep 6, 2010 09:19 pm
by Scott Wells  <GO>
Coffee! From The Wizards Cave - by Bill Palmer
Our resident curmudgeon applies his wizardly wiles to work out problems in everything from ethics to history to indigestion.
57 140 Oct 8, 2006 02:07 am
by Bill Palmer  <GO>
Coffee! The Illusionarium - by Peter Loughran
Featuring concept, design, performance, and theory in the world of illusion.
13 19 May 28, 2010 07:46 am
by Peter Loughran  <GO>
Coffee! Notes from a Designer's Logbook - by George Ledo
Thoughts, ideas, and essays on imagination, creativity, prop design, and stagecraft... along with some techniques from the wonderful world of theater.
43 69 Jun 29, 2015 10:08 pm
by Vince Hancock  <GO>
Coffee! Enhancing Your Ability to Work Wonders - by Brad Burt
Essays on the Art and Craft of Being a Magician
57 58 Jul 31, 2012 11:24 am
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General Magic Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! We double dare you!
Are you creative? This is the place to post ideas on presentation plots, no matter how silly, ridiculous, preposterous, or mundane. Remember, presentations-not methods.
898 6,467 Dec 3, 2016 01:57 pm
by Elrondo  <GO>
Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
2,724 20,389 Dec 2, 2016 11:12 am
by ageo  <GO>
Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
4,289 33,437 Dec 5, 2016 09:42 am
by JoshTmagic  <GO>
Coffee! Not very magical, still...
A place to discuss things which have nothing to do with magic
19,387 424,498 Dec 5, 2016 11:00 am
by tommy  <GO>
Coffee! Did you hear the latest?
Discussions on the latest news, gossip and rumors in the magic community.
2,587 26,947 Dec 4, 2016 10:28 pm
by Doug Trouten  <GO>
Coffee! Let there be magic!
You have an idea you feel is commercial, now what do you do? Where do you sell it? How much do you ask? This forum is for the general discussion of magic publishing.
363 2,359 Dec 4, 2016 09:10 am
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
Coffee! Looking out for our own
Do you know of someone in the art who could use some words of encouragement right now? Perhaps they are ill, or have just lost a loved one? This is the forum to let our magic family at The Café help out.
890 8,994 Dec 3, 2016 12:19 pm
by Stevethomas  <GO>
Coffee! Magic names and the media
General discussions concerning the stars of magic. Topics may include reviews or commentary on tv specials, personal appearances, tour schedules, radio interviews, etc.
2,199 28,650 Nov 27, 2016 10:00 am
by disgruntledpuffin  <GO>
Coffee! What happened, was this...
A place to tell stories and experiences from shows, tours or performances you have done. No questions, advice, or theories...just stories!
593 4,692 Dec 3, 2016 05:38 am
by Stumpy  <GO>
Coffee! The marquee says...
Planning your vacation and want to catch a little magic along the way? Look inside! This is the area to announce show schedules, so other members will know who is playing where!
1,446 4,795 Dec 2, 2016 01:14 pm
by steve spill  <GO>
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The Round Table Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Food for thought
This is the area to discuss creativity,theory,and psychology in our magic
4,222 100,550 Dec 1, 2016 09:21 am
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
Coffee! The Science of Magic
Magic and science working side by side. What are the possibilities? Discussions may also include how scientific principles have fooled the uneducated since the dawn of time. How have times changed, if at all? This is the forum for such topics.
126 1,021 Dec 1, 2016 02:28 pm
by htmagic  <GO>
Coffee! Right or Wrong?
Thoughts and discussions pertaining to the generally accepted rules and standards of conduct as it relates to members of the magic industry who create, manufacture or publish. This forum is all about Ethics.
772 22,001 Dec 3, 2016 08:09 am
by ThSecret  <GO>
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APPS On The Menu Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! APPS-alutely
This area reserved for the discussion of APPS for the Apple iPhone, iPad, iTouch and various Android based devices. All other subject matter will be removed.
558 7,042 Dec 5, 2016 04:06 am
by Dra_cu_la_  <GO>
Coffee! APPealing or APPalling?
This area is specifically for reviews of APPS for the Apple iPhone, iPad, iTouch and various Android based devices. Remember, reviews only. All other subject matter will be removed.
126 1,812 Nov 29, 2016 11:16 am
by James Mattox  <GO>
Coffee! APPearing Soon...
This forum provided as a place where folks can discuss the latest rumors, read announcements and speculate about the obvious hyperbole surrounding many of the upcoming APP products that are being released for the Apple iPhone, iPad, iTouch and various Android based devices. Will they be useful for real magicians or just a novelty best left for the layperson?
114 1,967 Nov 12, 2016 04:59 am
by JannisGk  <GO>
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Odds and Ends Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Helping hands
Discussions on the use of assistants in our shows, be they on the payroll or taken from the audience. This area is also the place where professional assistants may gather to discuss the craft.
111 1,055 Sep 17, 2016 08:56 am
by plink  <GO>
Coffee! The words we use
This area is to discuss ideas for Patter and the use of Scripts in our magical presentations.
556 6,469 Nov 10, 2016 09:10 pm
by JassTan  <GO>
Coffee! The clothes we wear
Discussions on proper attire, and how your wardrobe may affect the way in which your audience perceives you. Topics may include types of dress, be it formal wear, contemporary, retro, etc.
662 7,861 Nov 17, 2016 04:09 pm
by Jerome Murray  <GO>
Coffee! Time after time
Discussions on the importance of practice and rehearsal, and the difference between the two. Topics may include discipline, and advice or tips on forming good working habits in this important area.
157 3,002 Nov 30, 2016 02:45 pm
by BlindWizard  <GO>
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