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Ben Whiting
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Magic Inc. in Chicago is holding a benefit at 8:00pm on April 3rd in the Jay Marshall Lecture Hall for Jim Cellini. Tickets will be $25.00 a piece and everything raised will be going directly to Jim. The line up for the evening is great and still growing. So far we have:

Sandy Marshall - 2 time Emmy winner and son of Jay Marshall MCing and Performing
Tomas Medina
David Kovak
Ben Barnes
Dennis Watkins
John Sturk
Pedro Nieves (Magic Inc. Manager)
Ben Whiting (Magic Inc. Head Demonstrator and Cellini Student)

with more names to come....

There will be raffles, auctions, and for an additional $25 you can enjoy a dinner with the cast afterwards. Again Everything raised will go directly to Jim. If your in the Chicago area we hope you can come and help us help the greatest street magician of all time during these difficult times.

Info will be up on the Magic Inc. website soon, but if you have any questions feel free to call the shop at 773-334-2855 or email us at info@magicinc.net

Thank you all,
Ben Whiting
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Hey.. Great that your doing this Ben
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I'll never be able to pay him back for everything he's done for me (not to mention the magic community in general) but I hope this will be a start.
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WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS

WHY STEVE BROOKS, OR WHOEVER RUNS THIS PLACE HASN'T SENT ME AND EVEROYONE ELSE A PM ABOUT A DONATION FOR CELLINI

YET THEY FILL MY PM BOX UP EVERY WEEK WITH ALL KIND OF OTHER BS ADS, AND MARKETING PLOYS.

I'VE ALSO RECEIVED PM'S FROM STEVE WHEN OTHER PEOPLE WERE IN NEED OF SUPPORT

SO HOW COME NOTHING ABOUT CELLINI.
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Something else I would like to know is..

All these dealers putting together package deals for Cellini haven't mentioned a thing about HOW MUCH of the money would actually be going to Jim..

It wouldn't be pretty if some of us found out that they were using Cellini as a tool to boost sales for personal gain

Cellini's name has been used for this very reason enough already
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On 2009-03-17 19:31, G.Gilbert wrote:
All these dealers putting together package deals for Cellini haven't mentioned a thing about HOW MUCH of the money would actually be going to Jim..


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On 2009-03-17 16:51, BenRoss wrote:
Tickets will be $25.00 a piece and everything raised will be going directly to Jim.


Hmm...
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Ben:

I wish I could be there. Please give my best to all of the folks at the benefit.

See you at the MCA weekend.
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On 2009-03-17 19:24, G.Gilbert wrote:
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS
WHY STEVE BROOKS, OR WHOEVER RUNS THIS PLACE HASN'T SENT ME AND EVEROYONE ELSE A PM ABOUT A DONATION FOR CELLINI
YET THEY FILL MY PM BOX UP EVERY WEEK WITH ALL KIND OF OTHER BS ADS, AND MARKETING PLOYS.


Steve can fill my PM box with anything he dang well cares to, because:
1) It's his site.
2) He's created and maintained this very good quality, one-of-its kind site for magicians.
3) He does it absolutely free.
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On 2009-03-17 19:31, G.Gilbert wrote:
All these dealers putting together package deals for Cellini haven't mentioned a thing about HOW MUCH of the money would actually be going to Jim..


I am under the impression that everything in the boxes Frank is putting together are donated, and that nobody is making any money on them except Cellini.

I don't know about other dealers.



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Every penny of profit from the sale of my boxes plus $5 of my own per box goes to Jim. This is the same thing I did for Dean Dill a few years ago.

So all is going to Jim except the cost to make the pouches, purses, loop balls, and the cost of the manip. balls. I cannot think of anything else that costs any money.


If you're not comfortable going this route send Jim your donations directly.

p.s. Steve Brooks is also donating to the cause.
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100% of everything raised by Magic Inc. will be going straight to Jim. If you can't make it to the benefit show and would like to still send a donation feel free. If you'd rather send it yourself directly to Jim his address is:

Im Roggebode 5
5400 Baden
Switzerland

If you're writing a check, be sure to make it out to Richard Sullivan.

I just found out we'll be auctioning off an extremely nice oil painting of a set of Cellini Cups. I'll be sure to keep you guys updated as new things develop for the event.

-Ben
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On 2009-03-17 19:31, G.Gilbert wrote:
Something else I would like to know is..

All these dealers putting together package deals for Cellini haven't mentioned a thing about HOW MUCH of the money would actually be going to Jim..

It wouldn't be pretty if some of us found out that they were using Cellini as a tool to boost sales for personal gain



Cellini's name has been used for this very reason enough already



Well said George
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You know, the purest way is to click on Dave V's Paypal link and donate some bucks and not worry about all this stuff. Magic is full of folks out to rig the system for their own gain not that anyone here would do that.

I am absolutely sure that Dave V is honest and will send the dough to Jim.

-=tabman

Keep us posted on the auction of the painting of the cups. That sounds great.
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On 2009-03-18 11:50, tabman wrote:
You know, the purest way is to click on Dave V's Paypal link and donate some bucks and not worry about all this stuff. Magic is full of folks out to rig the system for their own gain not that anyone here would do that.

I am absolutely sure that Dave V is honest and will send the dough to Jim.

-=tabman

Keep us posted on the auction of the painting of the cups. That sounds great.

Dave V has really done very good work.
Thanks Dave!
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On 2009-03-18 11:57, Jim Wilder wrote:
Dave V has really done very good work.
Thanks Dave!


Indeed. He has proven himself over many years. I have known him since almost the dawn of time.

-=tabman
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Thank you Jim and Tabby. Just to make sure everything is out in the open, everyone knows Paypal charges a fee for accepting money. I'm paying that fee out of my pocket so everything donated is passed on. Although Jim doesn't see that part, my paying that fee is my contribution to the cause and so far it's greater than most of the donations. The only thing that doesn't make it to Cellini is the wire fee to transfer the money to Switzerland. Western Union charges even more to send money, and if I paid both that and Paypal, I'd be broke myself.

For some reason Switzerland is one of the countries that's hard to deal with. If I find a way to send money cheaper I would, but International Money Orders and direct bank transfers aren't accepted there. So for now, all money (minus Western Union charges) makes it to Cellini by way of his wife Marianne (she has to go in person to a local Western Union agent to pick up the cash).
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You don't need to thank me for telling the truth.

Having her get cash is a good thing. I view cash as king. WU does charge up the a** though. Does Cellini have a Paypal account I wonder??? I have an ATM card from my Paypal acct and have access to the cash using that.

-=tabman
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No he doesn't, although that would have been ideal. He knows nothing about computers. Marianne is the one with the "computer smarts." It wouldn't cost her anything to set up the account, and you're right the fees are much lower. Maybe I should write to her again and ask.

BTW, I've been browsing the old MAGIC! archives again. Reminds me that I haven't eaten yet. I wonder if we have any peanuts in the house?
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On 2009-03-18 13:01, Dave V wrote:

BTW, I've been browsing the old MAGIC! archives again.


An entire group of messages were lost after the sabatage and then the earthquake that destroyed Dave Lichtman's headquarters in Araleta. Gary Plants was going to send them to me at one point as he had them archived. I think they were on 5.25" floppys. Do they still make a reader for that kind of disk??

If she could set up a Paypal account it would put more of the $$ in their pockets at the end of the day and also give folks a way to buy stuff from them. Seems to be a perfect solution.

Thinking good thoughts...

-=tabman
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I just wrote to her. We'll see what happens.
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