First of all, sincere condolences to Pat Page and Vic Pinto, for the loss of all their equipment, master tapes etc. At the time of writing, I do not know many details. It must, however, have been a severe blow to these two talented people, who do so much for magic. On top of Pat's other troubles, described in the last issue, it does seem very unlucky.
The editorial this month must, of necessity, be a short one. It is important that we keep the total magazine to a certain size, which usually means about 8000 words of copy. The problems arise when there are a lot of illustrations required. It then becomes difficult to assess how big the finished article will be. This month we have two feature items, which require over thirty pictures between them. Both are first class and we are delighted and proud to include them. The problem comes in estimating how much room we have for other things. My guess is, not a lot.
Martin Breese's newsletter/magazine arrived recently. In it are details of his close-up convention for next year. The event this time was a great success and I reckon that next year it will be even more popular. My advice is book early and do not miss it. This country needs a good annual close-up convention, and Martin deserves the full support of every enthusiast, for running one.
The Argentina situation has affected Pabular slightly. We have a good friend out there, in the person of Santiago Nemirovsky, who kindly does translation work for us. It is due to his efforts that the Roxy trick, in the last issue was translated. He has also translated other items by Roxy, which will be released from time to time. Santiago is also working on getting together a South American Pabular with ideas by several top performers in that part of the world. Political events seem to have overtaken us and this project may have to be delayed. A grim reminder that, with the best will in the world, we are all pawns in the hands of politicians.
On a recent visit to Portsmouth Society, Jack Hill showed me one of the new forty pence pieces, which he has made into a folder. Nothing like being bang up to date!
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