|Topic: The February 2019 Issue of Genii has Jen Kramer On the Cover|
Join us at www.geniimagazine.com and read our just-released February issue!
On our cover this month is Jen Kramer, the only woman with her own show in Las Vegas—and it has a perfect 5.0 review on TripAdvisor. She’s 26, a Yale graduate, ambitious, talented, and smiles so much that “Everybody Loves Jen Kramer.” Really, they do, and you will too. Chloe Olewitz, who’s also ambitious, talented, and just about the same age, is our writer for this one. You’ll read more from her in Genii, soon. In the meantime, read our cover story and join the Jen Kramer fan club.
Steve Cohen, whose famous parlor show Chamber Magic has been a great success in New York City for many years, has recently published a graphic novel, The Millionaires’ Magician, that reimagines his life as a sort-of superhero/magician/martial arts/do-gooder. Performances, not explanations, of his routines are included, and both his wife, Ton Onosaka, and Yuki Kadoya are involved, as is Ton’s old shop Magic Land. Steve tells about it, and shares some sample pages this month.
The International Association of Black Magical Artists (IABMA) had its second conference back in November. We cover it this month. The standout performer was Michael Vincent, who arrived from England for the occasion.
Jonathan Friedman takes the reins of “Magicana” this month and I think you’ll enjoy the first three tricks he’s chosen to present. For one, a new version by Ben Harris of Robert Neal’s “Trapdoor Card,” we have provided the necessary artwork at full size so you can photocopy or scan it to create your own prop.
Our columnists this month are Jim Steinmeyer, who teaches a new handling for “Out of this World” in “Conjuring”; John Gaughan, who explains the workings of an odd Rising Card in “Chamber of Secrets”; Jonathan Neal, a working pro who—when he shares secrets—really shares every detail, explains a new take on the Torn and Restored Newspaper in “Secrets Within Secrets”; Jeff Prace, teaching a long-forgotten routine of Steve Dusheck’s in which quarters fly with the use of an ingenious gimmick, in “Left-Handed”; Roberto Mansilla turns to Ted Annemann’s “Nightmare Card” for inspiration in “Artifices”; David Britland teases and tantalizes you by bringing duplicates of chosen cards out of his pocket in “Cardopolis”; David Kaye takes a trip around the world to ask other kid-show magicians how they play with puns in “Expert at the Kids’ Table”; and Jonathan Pendragon ponders other famous magic couples in “Panmagium.” Tricks, videos, and books are reviewed this month by John Lovick, Joe M. Turner, and Kainoa Harbottle.