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Subscribe today for as little as $35 and read every back issue of Genii and Magic magazine ever published. www.geniimagazine.com

On the cover of our first issue of 2020 is magician Yuji Wada from Japan. I’d like to tell you exactly where he works in Tokyo but I can’t. I can tell you that he’s the head of Tenyo operations at the location, and that if you know a bit about me you know that these theme parks are places I’m fond of visiting. Yuji calls himself an office worker, and there is certainly part of his job that fits that title, however most of the time he is one of the hardest working magicians in the world. Working in a magic shop in a famous “resort,” he does certain tricks hundreds and hundreds of time per day. And then per year, and then per decade. I would guess that as a magician and magic demonstrator, he has likely sold more products than anyone else in the world because of where the magic shop is located. And they’re all Tenyo tricks, so he’s proud to sell them. But he’s not just a “magic demonstrator.” As you will read in Dustin Stinett’s article, Yuji has been doing magic since his youth, mingling with the most famous magicians in the world, and he’s a *** fine sleight of hand artist. He fools me, which I enjoy immensely. It’s my pleasure to feature him on our cover.

We begin the magazine with “The Eye,” by Chloe Olewitz (you can look forward to a new cover story by her next issue). I have no idea how she digs up so many interesting tidbits of news that haven’t been overexposed on the internet before you read them here.

Jeff Prace went to a recent Cardistry convention, which if you did not know these things exist you really should. Cardistry initially had a rocky mix-in to the world of magic, but both sides have matured and progressed, and occasionally overlapped. Look at the superb photos by Benjamin Bratt and you can’t help but be impressed the enthusiasm of hundreds of kids in an immense room manipulating playing cards.

We haven’t heard from Shawn McMaster for a while, but he’s here this month with an article that may scratch an itch of curiosity if you’ve heard about a “new Magic Castle” by Milt Larsen and want to know that that really means.

The ability to pour various drinks called for from a single vessel is many hundreds of years old. Bottles, barrels, funnels, it frequently shows up in French magic sets in the mid to late 1800s. Along the way the container became a tea kettle, and thus our story this month about one of the earlier tea kettles constructed, for the famed British magician David Devant. It now resides in the hands of New York’s favorite thinker-drinker, Steve Cohen, and he is now “The Keeper of the Kettle.”

Two masters of the golden age of magic, one an inventor, the other a performer, write to one another in “Classic Correspondence” by Mike Caveney; Hannibal leaps into the sky in “Happiness is the Road”; John Bannon presents a terrific trick by Jack Tigne and gets to eat Lemon Pie, too, in “Dealing with It”; Jonathan Friedman explains four handy sleights in this month’s “Magicana”; and Jason Andrew Davidson takes you to The Magic Castle for another three months, after which we have a new correspondent. John Lovick returns temporarily as book reviewer; we welcome Bill Wells as a new video reviewer; David Regal reviews the tricks.
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I have renewed.I find the reviews lacking some bite though.I hope Brad Henderson comes back and I really hope to see Jamy Ian Swiss back.He was the best!
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And I would like to see an Illusion section that continues the legacy where Paul Osborne left off. I made a request a while back and obviously it went unnoticed, despite notes taken by the Publisher.
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On Dec 20, 2019, Richard Kaufman wrote:

Subscribe today for as little as $35 and read every back issue of Genii and Magic magazine ever published.


How do you access Magic Magazine Issue 301? I can’t find it with the others.
Chris Aguilar
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On Dec 20, 2019, Richard Kaufman wrote:

Subscribe today for as little as $35 and read every back issue of Genii and Magic magazine ever published.


How do you access Magic Magazine Issue 301? I can’t find it with the others.

You don't. It's not online.
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On Dec 20, 2019, Richard Kaufman wrote:

Subscribe today for as little as $35 and read every back issue of Genii and Magic magazine ever published.


How do you access Magic Magazine Issue 301? I can’t find it with the others.

You don't. It's not online.


Then Richard Kaufman’s wrong? As it’s not actually every back issue of Magic magazine ever published.
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On Dec 27, 2019, Chris Aguilar wrote:
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On Dec 25, 2019, mantel wrote:
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On Dec 20, 2019, Richard Kaufman wrote:

Subscribe today for as little as $35 and read every back issue of Genii and Magic magazine ever published.


How do you access Magic Magazine Issue 301? I can’t find it with the others.

You don't. It's not online.


Then Richard Kaufman’s wrong? As it’s not actually every back issue of Magic magazine ever published.

Once again, issue 301 is not available online.
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On Dec 27, 2019, mantel wrote:
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On Dec 27, 2019, Chris Aguilar wrote:
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On Dec 25, 2019, mantel wrote:
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On Dec 20, 2019, Richard Kaufman wrote:

Subscribe today for as little as $35 and read every back issue of Genii and Magic magazine ever published.


How do you access Magic Magazine Issue 301? I can’t find it with the others.

You don't. It's not online.


Then Richard Kaufman’s wrong? As it’s not actually every back issue of Magic magazine ever published.

Once again, issue 301 is not available online.


Right...

But all the advertising and Richard Kaufman himself implies that it is.

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Sometime in early 2017 GENII will be adding the entire archive of MAGIC magazine (all 301 issues) to their online service.


http://www.magic-compass.com/genii-magaz......cribers/
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IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME MAGIC WoW
Richard Kaufman
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MAGIC magazine issue 301 was never provided to us to put online.

And ...

I have not been able to find anyone who wants to write up illusion plans since Paul retired. I would like to include something along those lines.
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