Tag Archives: Paul W


Personally Speaking – Mar09

Joe’s Personally Speaking – March 2009 Welcome to a new “Personally Speaking” article by my good friend Pete Biro, (One of the most knowledgeable magic guys I know) and a great supporter as well. Pete was very close to Ken Brooke and was instrumental in advising us in 1982 to pursue the “rights” to the […]


Personally Speaking – Aug06 2 – Part 3

Of course, there were lectures, close up shows going on all day besides the stage competitions, but there also was time to visit with old friends, and many that we only see every three years! The schedule featured many of our friends: Jeff McBride held his "Master Class" in the Houdini room. Paul Wilson had […]


Ian Adair – The Voiceof Britain Feb96

Columnist: Ian Adair The Voice of Britain THE VOICE OF BRITAIN Hi there: Nice to be back reporting on the events and happenings here in Britain. Thereís good news and thereís bad news and thereís sad news too. The sad news is the death of one of our most respected magicians, author, inventor and historian, […]


Pete Biro – The Magic Place

Columnist: Pete Biro IMHO there is (was) only ONE Magic Place… and that was at 145 Wardour Street, London, W1-Ken Brooke’s Magic Place. On a recent trip to London, I had to go by 145 to see what was now at that location (Ken had passed on years ago and closed “The Place”). What I […]


Paul Cummins – The Invisible Card

Columnist: Paul Cummins The Invisible Card As you’ll see in my cut-and-pasted description of this routine from my lecture notes, it’s one I’ve been doing for years and years and years. The mechanics of the routine are not original with me, but the entire presentation has been honed for all of those years. It’s a […]


Paul Cummins – Stumped!

Columnist: Paul Cummins After I left AT&T back in 1998 to pursue a career writing books for magicians and doing some corporate performing I spent the next two years working most of my magic for magicians at lectures and convention appearances. Although the writing and publishing was proceeding nicely, I wanted to perform for layman […]


Paul Cummins – Phone Home

Columnist: Paul Cummins Hereís a routine Iíve been using now for about six months. I admit Iíve used it mostly for magicians and it has left them baffled; the few laymen Iíve performed it for had no clue whatsoever and everyone Iíve performed it for were surprised to be holding their selection at the end […]


Paul Cummins – Multiples

Columnist: Paul Cummins This is installment 4 of this series of columns and I hope there are some of you out there who have been enjoying them and are playing with some of the routines. Multiple selection routines have been around for awhile and are a wonderful closer for a table-hopping or walkaround performance. Ed […]


Paul Cummins – Intuitive Poker

Columnist: Paul Cummins This, the last formal installation of my column for GeMiNi, is a Poker routine in which the spectator apparently does all the straightforward choosing and discarding of cards yet somehow finds a royal flush for themselves. Over probably hundreds of performances (this one is only about five years old), it has been […]