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It is an excellent review, thanks, David. I know you are always a straight shooter when it comes to magic reviews. I thought you nailed both the positives and the negatives. Celebrity Presage is super easy to perform, funny, contemporary, and versatile. And though you would not suggest giving the book out for close inspection (the sole negative noted), with proper spectator management the book can be handled.

I demoed the book to a few very knowledgeable local magicians/mentalists the other night who referred to it as the perfect book test because it is simple, direct and so innocent looking.

Brett, thanks for your generous praise. Partnering with you on the SvenPads edition of Celebrity Presage has been a super rewarding and fun experience that has produced a mind-blowing product that we can both be very proud of. I am looking forward to showing it at Magic Live next week and hearing from those who get one.
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Here is the original from Mike Maione

Celebrity Presage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfFb32G8uSs
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Of course the original is no longer available. It has been replaced by the more powerful and versatile SvenPads edition which is available at Magic Live, Hocus Pocus and Saturn Magic. The silly revelation with the baby gag (hack but still gets plenty of laughs) is available as a download free of charge on the instructional webpage. Download the pdf and have it printed at your local print shop. It's one of several revelations you may choose to download print and use. There are so many ways to use the new book and so many ways to reveal your prediction that you may find yourself performing it differently at every show.
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On Jul 30, 2019, DavidKenney wrote:
THANKS Brett - here is the full video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZadVNmHLRXk


Thank you David!
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I received mine today. Brett and Mike have done a fantastic job.
Both the book and V gimmick are expertly designed, and the features are excellent. I'm very glad the WikiTest words are being used for an awesome product.

A truly great job!
Hello! I make magic apps, such as WikiTest, Earworm, Amalgam and Xeno.
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Our shipment of stock is on the way to the UK and will be here Monday at the latest well in time for the release date of the 9th August which is only next Friday!

We don't need to say how good this enough people are saying that already.

Get yours on order now www.saturnmagic.co.uk/saturn-magic-shop/......tt-barry
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I’ve been using Brett’s Sven Pads with a great deal of success. Top notch products!
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of book tests, but the more I read on Celebrity Presage, I’m becoming a BIG FAN!!
I know, from what I’ve already bought from Brett, this will definitely be awesome! I’m in!!
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This looks amazing, but can anyone comment on the size?

It looks too big for strolling.
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Actually, it fits comfortably in a jacket pocket... it is a pocketbook and measures 4 1/8 inches by 7 inches and is 5/8 inch thick. So, depending on how many other goodies you have taking up real estate in your jacket that could be an issue for you, Sean.
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Question : are there some plans to release this in other languages, french for instance for me ;-) Would be great...
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This looks absolutely awesome imo from David’s review , best wishes Gaz 🙂
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Question : are there some plans to release this in other languages, french for instance for me ;-) Would be great...


It’s possible.

We would seek a substantial minimum guaranteed order from French or German dealer(s).

We can look into it in the coming months and if there’s enough interest from dealers. Thank you
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Actually, it fits comfortably in a jacket pocket... it is a pocketbook and measures 4 1/8 inches by 7 inches and is 5/8 inch thick. So, depending on how many other goodies you have taking up real estate in your jacket that could be an issue for you, Sean.


Mike, thanks for the info. That’s definitely smaller than I thought, which is great!

I’ll be picking this up
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Me too Gaz 🙂
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Any chance of getting the pdfs earlier for the pre order crowd?
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Great news Brett for the other languages stuff, please let us know. Best
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Our stock has now arrived so we are now set all ready for the release Smile

Order here
www.saturnmagic.co.uk/saturn-magic-shop/......tt-barry
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Brett, I am keen to know. I know they are two completely separate products and effects, the only thing in common is the fact they use your Sven Pad technology... but which do you prefer, and why... Celebrity Presage? Or Game night?

I am looking at both at the moment and am unsure which is the best option for me so would be keen to hear some thoughts and links to both... unless there is already a write up somewhere

Thanks
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The two book tests are very different.

Note: I am slightly biased as I created Game Night with Brett Barry.

Game night is based in the game charades and is designed to get the whole group iplaying the game along with you. Multi targets even though it uses Sven technology, because it uses a very easy key to know what you need to know. There are hands on and hands off options with it along with word reveals also it is slightly more examinable than celebrity Presage. Very good for table hopping and has been overlooked by a lot of magician due to the price which in my humble option is better.

Celebrity Presage, is a book test that again can be used both stage and table hopping as can games nighty.
The look of the book is excellent and really does look like the kind of book you would see in book shops.
The use of the page number system is devilishly clever to “guide” to your chosen celebrity.
There are several reveals that can be divined. For me it’s the book mark that is pure genius in this test and I highly recommend you get the extra packs as they will give you extra celebrities in such a clever way.

On a purely personal opinion I would use game night close up and parlour and celebrity Presage on stage or parlour but as I said they will both work in all environments.

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Brett, I am keen to know. I know they are two completely separate products and effects, the only thing in common is the fact they use your Sven Pad technology... but which do you prefer, and why... Celebrity Presage? Or Game night?

I am looking at both at the moment and am unsure which is the best option for me so would be keen to hear some thoughts and links to both... unless there is already a write up somewhere

Thanks


Which do I prefer? This is a tough question since I am the proud co-creator/Papa of both of these.

BOTH books are works of love and precision craftsmanship with hundreds of hours of thought and work put into them by some very smart performers. They both are innovation - stretching what came before. I would rather actual users chime in so they can compare & contrast, but here are some things to think about (and yes I am obviously jaded!):

1. GAME NIGHT is a super small hand-held book. It has a fun game theme (Charades) with multiple mind reading phases, and a unique coding system which covers up the "sven" work on the book. We also varied the use of the imagery on the F pages in a clever way - which as John Morton says above, hides the workings nicely. The book graphics looks fun from the covers to the insides. You can start it as a game, then get into mind reading where we have created a new FB system that even those in the know will be hard pressed to discover - yet a performer can learn it easily and there are cribs on the back cover. It is a SMALL game book - cute, easy pocket sized something fun.

It is unique. The book also utilizes the non-F*orce pages offering another hit with 4 potential long words (also on the back crib). Game night is superb.

2. CELEBRITY PRESAGE (book is called Celebrity Fa*ls) is a real humorous paperback book - 130 pages, yet can fit in your breast coat or back pocket. THE THEME IS COMEDY. If you wanted to add some comedy bits to a show - this is ideal as the book (written by Mike Maione), is filled with the stupid things celebrites say & do. I do a lot of mingling entertainment and I have been using this both mingling and parlor/stage,

The PPNS (Perfect Page Numbering System) that we implemented is BRAND NEW IN A BOOK - it is extremely deceptive, and I feel one of the biggest innovations in a book test in many years. It handles front to back naturally - and hides the Sven work too in a different way. Page numbers flow perfectly, Reveals flow perfectly, You can lay the book on a table and lietrally say pick it up and open it - and they will be F'orced. Done. Or have a page # called out. Done. + the addition of the 9 WikiTest words is a massive addition - and allows hands-off mind reading. We also have a movie f*orce possibility + the new V gimmick that is a brand new type of gimmick that allows added f*orces with extra available too (Celebrity Presage Power Packs). You get one V gimmick with the book.

Since this thread is about our new Celebrity Presage I will wrap this up buy saying that I predict CP will earn it's place as one of the best book tests you will ever buy. There is nothing else quite like it - and it is a gorgeous prop. Both books offer the highest precision long/short pages you have ever seen in a book (with CP the first 4 pages are all long - also hiding the work).

Enjoy and you guys are about to see many real world users with feedback in coming hours/days/weeks. Based on demand we are already ordering another print run, but those won't be available until end of August as this is an extremely complex book to make - especially with the packaging.

I know Saturn & Hocus Pocus still have limited pre-sale stock (Hocus said today they have now sold more than 50% of their allotment). Video teaser should be up by this weekend Smile Remember the price of the book is $99 at Live, and $114 anywhere else after Live! We will have 100 CP books at Magic Live starting Sunday, and we do expect them to sell out quickly so please come early if you are there.

Thanks to all for your support. We don't just want our products & service to meet your expectations - we want to far exceed them.

That is the SvenPads® goal - I will never let you down. I promise.

BRETT
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