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Craig Petty
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Just thought I would let all you coin guys know I am writing a series of articles for Magic Seen Magazine entitled 'A World of Fake Coins'. The latest issue of the magazine has the first article in which is a 6 page spread giving an overview of all the main coins gaffs available. Starting the next issue I shall be examining each coin gaff in depth and explaining a full unpublished routine with each gaff. The goal is to try and educate and inspire more magicians to perform coin magic.

If anyone has any ideas for future issues (i.e gaffs you would like me to look at) just let me know.

Thanks everyone

Craig
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rutabaga
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Sounds like a great effort!
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Hi Craig: Sounds like a great idea. How do we access the magazine? Is this an online thing or more local to the UK? Thanks!

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I'll double Doug's question. I haven't seen this magazine before, but I'm definitely interested. I could have googled, but it would be good to have in this thread.

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Wonderful idea (not IMHO) - just look online and you can find downloads of card college - and now you want to put a primer on coin gaffs into the public all in one place? Why do you think I started typing e[ and [ and ~ and [~ rather than using names even on this BBS?
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It might be good to do interviews with the major coin gaffers like Schoolcraft, Lassen, Kueppers, Tango, etc. Gaffing is an interesting business and full of precision, just like coin magic. All these guys and there are many more out there I'm sure are craftsman really and could probably give you some real history on this stuff. I think a really well done book on this would be quite interesting and because it's such a behind the scenes craft and hobby I doubt if many people outside the fraternity would ever desire to read it, sorta like most people outside the magic fraternity don't read Bobo's I'd say, or Genii, or Magic, etc.

You might even do an article on sort of a brief dictionary on how to discuss coin gaffs the JT is talking to you, perhaps he could help with that language or code...Maybe even do an article on him about why he thinks you shouldn't do such articles, there's pros & cons to everything...Y'know, like should we have a Public Option in Health Care, should we not?

There are also guys that love specific gaffs and could give you some real working insight on them. There was a guy here that absolutely loved the Sun & Moon coin, Troy Hoosier is an absolute expert with the Flipper Coin, etc.

Also, I believe David Roth did something on Gaffed Coins, he's a top coin guy...Might be good to do an article on him.

And everyone and their mother has used a [ so you might get some assorted views on that classic gaff as well. I think in many ways these gaffs are works of art.

Perhaps an article on guys that do not use gaff coins. There are purist out there that don't think of using them much if at all. Might be a good take for an article showing the other side as to the use of sleights. Anyway good luck with it and do let us know when the articles come out. Smile -Mb
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On 2009-09-21 17:21, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Wonderful idea (not IMHO) - just look online and you can find downloads of card college - and now you want to put a primer on coin gaffs into the public all in one place? Why do you think I started typing e[ and [ and ~ and [~ rather than using names even on this BBS?


With references to a 6 page spread, I had assumed this was a print publication. No?
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Sure sounds like a print publication to me. Even if it is online, I'm not that concerned about exposure. I respect protecting secrets, but I don't think the average Joe is looking for this stuff. I love the combination of gaffs and sleights. Craig, let us know how to obtain this!
Sammy
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Magic Scene is the UK version of Magic Magazine and is publised by Mark Leveridge.
It has a very British feel says the Brit living in New Zealand.Its very good!!
It can also be purchased as download also
regards
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Craig Petty
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Hi guys.

This is the website

http://www.magicseen.co.uk/

It is a printed publication (Europe's biggest magic publication I believe). However it is also available as a download.

I am planning a lot of issues and I love the idea of having an interview with some of the famous coin gaffers. One thing I want to do is give people lots of information of where they can go to to learn more about a specific gaff. The idea is that these articles inspire people to perform more with coins especially fake coins.

I am in the middle of contacting lots of people about their views about particular fake coins in order to provide as much insight as possible.

Anyway, if anyone reads the article I would love to know what you think.

Thanks again guys.

Craig
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Looks like a very well produced magazine. Look forward to reading your article.
Craig Petty
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Thanks for all your input guys.

By the way in the next issue (due out any day now) I am focusing on the coin shell and explaining an unpublished routine of mine which uses it.

If anyone sees the article let me know what you think

Craig
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Just downloaded the issue with your first article.

Great article on the various gimmicks and where to find routines using them.

I look forward to reading your next article!

Michael
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I have just started to download the magazine. 10 MB and still going.
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I've purchase a few issues of Magic Seen in the past. It's a well done magazine. Mark use to offer a deal on his web site for back issue.
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Just a quick thought...I used to feel guilty using coin gaffs until I went to a Magic Convention (my 1st) in Portland Oregon USA. The pros and semi-pros there told me "don't worry about it." I'm an older guy with painful hands. As long as I can make people smile I'm OK with gaffs.
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Quote:
On 2009-09-21 23:15, Sammy J. wrote:
I love the combination of gaffs and sleights.
Sammy


Yea ME TOO!!! Smile
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Great article
I enjoyed it
the download connects this kiwi-land brit to blighty nice!
I look forward to next issue!
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Caught my attention , I just orded a year subscription .
Craig Petty
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Hi Guys,

If anyone read the routine in article 2 (East Meets West) I hope you enjoyed it!

In the third article (due out any day now) I have published my pet routine with a Slippery Sam. This is the routine I always use before I go into U3F. I think you guys should like it!

Thanks again for the feedback and all the emails, if anyone has any views on any of the articles just let me know

Craig
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