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Ever since it first came out, this book has received rave notices from the reviewers. Jack Griggs in 'The Budget' and A1 Smith in Abracadabra' and 'Pabular' both said that it should be COMPULSORY READING for all cardinen.
The book teaches, in a humourous manner, EVERYTHING that you need to know to perform four OUTSTANDING pieces of sheer magic with a normal pack of cards. They are:-
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'Computor Dating8. A spectator matches up the kings and queens by magic. A GREAT COMEDY PRESENTATION.
'Everywhere and Goodness Knows Where'. The Joker changes, time and again. Several of the changes happen in THE SPECTATOR'SOWN HANDS.
'Travellers Without Luggage'. This is my own version of Larry Jennings' 'Open Travellers8. At the recent Cambridge Convention I was repeatedly asked to dem this one. As one man in the crowd said, 'It's the nearest thing to real magic that I have ever seen!c
In writing this book, a lot of time and trouble was taken to give the fullest possible details of PRESENTATION, MISDIRECTION and TIMING. The thinsgs that really matter and yet are so often glossed over in magical writing.
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Well, by the time you read this, another IBM Convention will almost be upon us. This year the venue is Great Yarmouth and this will be the first time the IBM have held their annual shindig there.
There is always a first time for everything. Do you remember the first convention you ever attended? Hold it, let me rephrase that. Have you ever attended an IBM Convention? No? Lucky you. Don't misunderstand me. I don't mean that you are lucky not to have attended a convention What I am trying to say is that you still have something to look forward to. When it happens, it will, or should be, one of the happiest experiences of your magical lifetime.
You will walk around for days in a daze. You will make friends of complete starangers. You will see and meet famous magicians at close quarters. Performers you may only have seen on television. People you may only have heard about or read about in magazines. Authors of books which are sitting at home on your shelves.
You will find out the real meaning of " a magic session". When you sit goggle eyed watching some of the close up workers in the foyer of your hotel, and you suddenly realize that it is four o'clock in the morning, stagger upstairs to your room and collapse on the bed, but not to fall asleep. Oh no. You will start looking through all the lists of tricks and books that the dealers have bombarded you with.
You'll start playing with some of the tricks you have bought. If you are sharing a room with a friend you will start comparing notes about the days happenings. Eventually you will have to go to bed and you will think to yourself "Let's get some sleep". Then you will suddenly remember that next morning at 9.30 there is a lecture. You look at your watch and say to yourself "God - it's five o'clock". Now, and only now, will you fall asleep.
But not for long, because you will be up again around 8.15 in time to have breakfast and get a good seat at that lecture. At breakfast you will stagger around the hotel dining room bleary eyed, looking for somewhere to sit. You will bid good morning to other bleary eyed strangers you have seen around the convention.
You will meet the 'Characters' of which there are many. Some of them are lovable types, and thay attend almost every convention. Everyone knows them, everyone likes them. There are others who apparently specialise in one trick only. It's their favourite and they always have it with them. And the person who introduces you is sure to say "Show us your floating toilet roll Bill" . And he will . .. . . he will.
There are of course the others, the ones to be avoided. They come in all shapes and sizes but I am not going to tell you too much about them, because one of the joys of regular conventioners is in unloading one of these bores onto people like you.
You will meet the dealers. The men and women who sell magic tricks for a living and without whom the convention just wouldn't be be the same. You will find out that they are all, without exception, after your money. But some of them give super value and some don't. You will find out that the phrase 'value for money' to magic dealers covers a multitude of whims.
A few words of advice when buying tricks. Don't buy a trick just because you like it, buy it because you relly need it. I have a cupboard full of tricks I like, but it wasn't until much later I relized that I didn't really need them.
You will have one hell of a time, and when it is all over you will bid goodbye to people you never knew before, some of whom will become life long friends.
So you have never been to a magic convention? Lucky you
Goodbye, Patrick Page
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