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Big Daddy Cool
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I posted this news in the Once Upon a Time forum, but figured that posters to this forum would be interested too.

A lot of people have been asking me what I have been
doing with my time since I stopped actively performing
in August. Well, I started writing a book called
Theatrical Magic. It is a book of original theatrical
scripts for close-up and stage magic, and focuses on
original ideas and stories for well known commercially
available tricks and illusions. Much of the material
was developed during the 5-6 years that I was writing
material for "Big Daddy Cool" and Swingin' At The
Roxy.

I am writing and illustrating the book (most people
don't know that I am also an illustrator) and Bill
Palmer is serving as the editor. I am including one
chapter called "Other Voices" that includes
contributions from Palmer, Jason Michaels and a never
before published routine from Eugene Poinc!

Jason Michaels said "This is too good to publish.
Really, this could become a sourcebook on this
subject." Thanks for the praise Jason!

The book is planned for a Summer 2007 release - we are
still looking for a publisher, but I am making a FREE 2 chapter
Sneak Peek available to anyone who wants it. It is a
.pdf file that I will be happy to e-mail to you. Just
send me a request for the Sneak Peek at
johnpyka@flip-side.com and I'll get it right out to you!
Swing hard, swing often, and we'll catch ya on the Flip-Side!
John Pyka
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Bill Palmer
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I owe you a presentation. I will get right on it.
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Big Daddy Cool
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Thanks Bill. I also have re-worked some chapters and finished all of the close-up stuff, I am going to shoot the new revisions over to you.

John
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Wonderful!
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Sounds great, John! I'm looking forward to seeing it published!
"Man's highest reward for his dedication to the pursuit of excellence is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes through it."
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Your Sneak Peek got my attention..I saw DC do that piece, too. Dr. X would have the spectators do the retrieving in his variation (nothing like yours I'm certain).

Lucia
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Thanks.

Well, so far the initial reviews from the Sneak Peek have been very strong! I have been writing for the last six months with only a little feedback, so to hear such good things is very energizing!
Swing hard, swing often, and we'll catch ya on the Flip-Side!
John Pyka
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I want to read more. You please keep me informed as solstice approaches.

Lucia
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I think that this will be a great book!!!!!! For Me Smile
Liked the preview. I'm headed to the pet shop now!
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Thanks for all the great feedback! Like everything I did get some negative feedback, which can be good too. For now, I am done sending out the Sneak Peek by e-mail. I will have it on CD Rom at Magi-Fest for any one who whats to see me there and get it. I am working on the illustrations now and the whole thing should be ready soon.

John
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