New York Magic Symposium, V3 Stephen Minch


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Long out of print, we found some brand-new copies of this Hardbound release

Just look at the names of contributors, mostly heavy hitter and even so this is older material you find plenty that you will be able to use or adapt.

Clear illustrations throughout by Tom Gagnon.

This book was released for the 1984 New York Magic Symposium, a series of conventions organized by Adam Fleischer and very successful at the time. The talent was outstanding, and the list of contributors is reading like a “who is who” of magic at the time.

Table of Contents

1 New York Magic Symposium Collection Three


9 Introduction by Adam Fleischer

11 Part I 1984 Performers

12 The Lie Detector Case (Bro. John Hamman): a card viewed by the audience appears inside the card case

16 The Phoenix Four (Bro. John Hamman): four cards selected & returned vanish and are discovered face up at the end of four packets

19 Ringing the Change (David Roth): ringing the Liberty bell on the back of a half dollar

21 Revised Chop Cup Routine (David Roth): update of 1977 lecture notes routine. Performed seated. A ball is rolled out of the chop cup. It is then dropped back in the cup, and poured back out again. The ball is now vanished, but is found underneath the mouth down cup. The ball is removed, where it vanishes again and is again under the cup. The ball is now dropped into the cup and rolled out. The performer’s fist is placed on top of the inverted cup, and the ball on top of the fist. The cup and had are lifted to show nothing underneath, then brought down sharply and the ball penetrates the cup again. The ball is placed into the pocket, but transfers back under the cup. The ball is vanished once again. When the cup is lifted, the ball has changed colors! The new ball is vanished., and a large ball appears under the cup. Finally, a 2nd large ball is produced.

25 Cigarette Tear (Jeff McBride): Stand up torn & restored cigarette

31 Cigarette Extravaganza (Jeff McBride): cigarette production with rolling paper, flash paper, and more, with a vanish at the end

36 The Rainbow Deck (Derek Dingle): Spectator picks card out of blue backed deck. He is told it is a unique backed card, but turns out to be blue backed. All the other cards are now shown to all have unique backs.

40 Hands Off (Derek Dingle): a small hand takes a borrowed small coin but leaves a larger coin in its place

42 Egg Bag Finale (Tom Mullica): glass and beer production

43 One O One (Tom Mullica): Penny and Silver dollar exchange places in spectator’s hand. When they protest, they find the penny is the size of the silver dollar. Next the performer’s finger penetrates the Silver dollar. Finally, the silver dollar sized penny grows even larger!

46 Buster (Michael Weber): Pencil visibly and audibly snaps in two while sitting in a plastic cup

47 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (Martin Nash): card gambling demo

52 The Face Up Incredible Card Tunnel (Richard Kaufman): Two blank cards turn to two selections as they are tunneled through the deck

58 Pinched Again (Richard Kaufman & Piet Forton): two decks of contrasting colors in a variant of Daryl’s In The Pinch

61 Handkerchief Through Glass (Bob Read): Handkerchief penetrates handle of coffee mug

64 Topsy Turvy Finely Finished (Joh Ferrentino): an ending for the Topsy Turvy Bottles using silks

67 Poker Challenge (Harry Lorayne): poker deal

70 Remarkable (Jay Sankey): production of 3 magic markers

73 Part II Guest Contributors

74 1984 Tom Ogden: four Club cards change to Hearts following a story line of Orwell’s 1984, then they all turn back to Clubs

81 Triple Whammy (Doug Bennett): Selected card lost in deck. Joker with missing corner is inserted into deck and finds the selection. Suddenly Joker is found to be intact, and the selection is missing a corner. The corner piece has also changed from matching the Joker to matching the selected card

83 Scoop Displacement Coin Vanish (Tom Gagnon): for magician’s only coin vanish performed by scooping a coin with a card

88 Scoop Displacement Coin Change (Tom Gagnon): as above, but used as a switch

90 Coin Nection (Steve Dusheck): coin selection prediction routine using cleverly prepared props

93 Piano Concerto (Terry Lagerould): a version of ht Piano Card Trick

96 Sans Fronds (Phil Goldstein): a sandwiched selection transposes with a card in the performer’s pocket

100 Alloy Division (Ben Harris): borrowed coin is torn apart and restored, then repeated but each half is restored to a whole, resulting in two coins

103 Cooking With Oil & Water (Ray Kosby): Ray’s Oil and Water routine

106 Post Hoc Miracle (Ken Krenzel): Spectator thinks of a card in one half the deck, it ends up in the other half of the deck.

109 Han Ping Cup Move (Fabian): coin sleight adapted to cups & balls

111 The Trick That Never Was (Joe Safuto) cigarette routine combines Chink a Chink, restoration, and a sealed container with a time travel theme

115 The Laced Coin (Sol Stone): Chinese coin penetrates string held by spectator

118 A Suit With a Future (J.K. Hartman): combo of Jennings’ Your Best Suit and Mullica’s The Future Spread card routine with Jokers

121 Hoover Cards (Michael Gerhardt): Novel routine spectator’s card is found inside a toy vacuum cleaner

123 Any Reel Locking Reel (Fantasio): How to convert any reel to a locking reel without damage

125 Full Value (Roger Klause): two half dollars are extracted from a dollar

132 Counting On It (Paul Cummins): spectator names a number and when count, they have counted to their own previously selected card

135 Pages


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