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craig filicetti
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Wow, my new keyboard is having issues spelling!!
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On Dec 1, 2020, craig filicetti wrote:
Wow, my new keyboard is having issues spelling!!


I'm sure if you made your own keyboard it would be more reliable. It would probably get ripped off too!
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Is the release date of this product already set?
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Hi KASASAGI,

Thanks for your interest! The book is pretty much complete but there are a few logistics I'm still working through. I'm hoping to have it available for purchase in January 2021 Smile

I'll soon be announcing another exciting bonus that will be included with the book. You guys are going to love this!

Looking forward to another afternoon of demos with people from all over the globe. Modern communication tools are simply astounding!

Best wishes,

Drew
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Eric Falconer
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I just saw this. Drew demoed it over Zoom. Hands down I can see this as a worker. It can quickly convert a doubter into a fan. I can see it going anywhere in your set... works great as an opener... in the middle... and powerful enough to close your set. It's fantastic I am looking forward to the release and delivery into my hands. As always Drew is amazing and his attention to detail is 2nd to none.

Two thumbs waaaaaay up. I will be buying this for sure.

E
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Saw this today and its so sneaky, I love it. What impressed me the most is how quick and direct it was. Can't wait to buy the book!
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Saw this today.
Simply put, Drew is a worker, and it shows. He has created something that is easy, deceptive and will get some wonderful reactions.
Looking forward to hearing more!


Ori.
Eric Falconer
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I just saw this. Drew demoed it over Zoom. Hands down I can see this as a worker. It can quickly convert a doubter into a fan. I can see it going anywhere in your set... works great as an opener... in the middle... and powerful enough to close your set. It's fantastic I am looking forward to the release and delivery into my hands. As always Drew is amazing and his attention to detail is 2nd to none.

Two thumbs waaaaaay up. I will be buying this for sure.

E
Eric Falconer

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Got the chance to see Drew perform this for me over Zoom. I'm still giggling, it really got me! I thought I had some parts of the method figured out, but apparently I was fooled by several misleading presentational elements that had nothing to do with the method at all. My head is spinning. No multiple outs, it works 100% of the time, and can work for live or zoom shows. Super excited for this release. Thanks for sharing this Drew!
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Eric and Ori - It was wonderful to finally meet you two! We have corresponded a bit in the past but never as directly as a zoom chat. Thank you for taking some time to see ELEMENTARY in action and then for sharing your initial thoughts on the demo Smile

Kassim - Pleasure meeting you! As a note for everyone else, during a brief chat following the demo, Kassim shared a BEAUTIFUL idea that works perfectly in combination with “Silent Elementary V1”! I’m hoping he will share it in the FB group for owners of the book when the time comes!

Kyle - Your reaction to the ELEMENTARY was priceless! I sincerely appreciated your gratitude regarding the ability to experience the basic version of the routine. I’m SO happy that I was able to give you a magical feeling (a rare thing after you’ve been in magic for a while) Smile

General update: I’ve ordered some test prints to make sure the production is up to par. Provided that goes well, I’m thinking the book will be ready to ship mid to late January.

Best wishes,

Drew
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Drew just demonstrated this on me several times and all I can say is... WTF! This is one of the best pieces of prop-less mentalism I have ever seen and after having it performed on me several times and watching it performed on someone else several times, I'm still fooled! It is so incredibly well constructed and every beat is considered, developed and executed beautifully. Drew made me think of a number with no convoluted mathematical procedure, just a four digit number. Then, without the mention of any numbers, he continued to read my mind and tell me what my number was! For the first time in a very long time I had that stomach sinking feeling right before he turned the number around to show me. That sinking feeling telling me... if he has written this down and it's correct, then he really has just read my mind somehow! I absolutely cannot wait for this to come out! I will be using this at gigs for many, many years to come and of course virtual shows! It is phenomenal!

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This really is a beautiful piece of propless mentalism. Like many of the best ideas the concept behind it is very simple and then the little touches and subtleties elevate it to a masterpiece.

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I want to start out by saying that this is the first time I have ever communicated with Drew. I hate hype, and I detest friends bigging up their friends releases so what follows are my honest thoughts.

What Drew has done is taken a lump of coal and polished it into a diamond. There is no long winded procedure, no math or ridiculous mental gymnastics for the participant to do. The entire routine is well thought out and completely justified. I'm buying this because what I experienced is what I want my spectators to feel...and I can do it naked on a beach..wearing only a mask.
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I’m chomping at the bit for this one.
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I just had a groggy Drew get out of bed early in morning in his time zone.

He performed this half asleep, and nailed the pin code for my girlfriend. Drew is now her favorite mentalist. I then un-friended him on facebook(kidding).
If you’re a mentalist- just order this, especially if you been burned by previous propless pin divinations.
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The challenging part of that performance was not being half asleep - it was my 2 year old daughter hanging on my leg during the demo! How’s THAT for “real world conditions?! Haha 😂

My time for demos has become increasingly sparse so apologies to anyone who is still waiting to see this. I’m doing my best to juggle work, family, performing and the book release. Thanks for being patient with me!

Best wishes,

Drew
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I drew demoed this for me and I’m blown away. Truly propless mentalism that can actually be done in the real world. Everything is logical, there’s no math, nothing is written and it’s not heavy on procedure. Really looking forward to the release. Highest recommendation
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I've had the demo scheduled for a few weeks, and it finally happened today.

By the time of the reveal, Drew had turned me into a layman and it felt like real magic.

Somehow he made me feel like I hadn't given him any information.

I loved Drew's Penguin lecture and book, and I know I'll love this.

I can't wait to add this to my repertoire.
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Drew got my random, made-up on the spot Pin #, d*mmit Drew! Genius! No math, no guesswork.

Raising the bar! Again Drew (that penguin act).

When you hear propless mentalism - Max Maven’s Nothing, Atlas Brookings’ Anagrams and Train Tracking, Pete Turner’s Is3, Phedon Bilek’s Proteus, even some late Fraser P material and including Ori Ascher’s Mavoch has inspired my indefatigable research and practice of propless material. They have all graciously contributed some gems in recent years to our community.

However, Drew’s Elementary is the topic of conversation now and it’s a homerun of an effect. The structure of the script is succinct; it’s very efficient and effective. Drew had me think of a random 4 digit ATM pin # that was actually more secure then my real one because it’s a new and unused one. I thought of 1029. Five minutes later Drew flipped around his business card that read 1029. I felt like John Malkovich’s character in Rounders cussing profusely after gotten beat by McDermont in the final game. What’s great, is there’s no extra fluff (well there’s a fun red herring or two 😉), no awkward moments, it simply flows, right up to the reveal.

Now, I have a reason to predict a word w/ Haim Goldenberg’s Camfabulation and save the #’s for Elementary.

Can we go ahead and start the thread for best book of 2021. You know my vote!

Best,

MW
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No more demos available it seems...?
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