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Coffee! Welcome to The Magic Café
Thank you for joining us...
2 2 Sep 7, 2001 04:01 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Announcements (Please Read)
Check here for news and information concerning the Café.
92 1,526 Feb 9, 2018 08:20 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! When dining with us...(Please Read)
Café rules & etiquette, Posting guidelines, Magic transactions, Secret sessions, Avatars, Icons and How to make a post.
7 7 Dec 27, 2007 09:55 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! I want to see the manager!
Do you have an idea or suggestion for our menu? Or just a question? Post it here
2,137 9,168 Jun 18, 2018 03:54 pm
by Dave Scribner  <GO>
Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
10,381 69,754 Jun 23, 2018 02:48 pm
by mjc  <GO>
Coffee! A Special Message For Lurkers
Please read...
1 1 Sep 23, 2001 09:25 am
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! The Magic Café Tech Help Area
Are you having technical issues with the forums? If so, explain your situation or ask your questions here.
2,804 10,859 Jun 20, 2018 03:12 am
by sirbrad  <GO>
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Coffee! Welcome special guest of honor: to be announced
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The beginners table Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! New to magic?
If you are a beginner, here is the place to seek advice and ask questions.
7,223 100,957 Jun 24, 2018 03:03 pm
by Harry Lorayne  <GO>
Coffee! The tricks are on me!
This forum is for discussing the history and practice of Volunteering to perform for various groups for free (e.g, hospitals, nursing homes, fundraisers, etc). This is especially useful for beginners or those wanting to try out new material.
308 3,806 Jun 6, 2018 05:48 pm
by cskibinsky  <GO>
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The International Brotherhood of Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The International Brotherhood of Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the I.B.M. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, I.B.M. subject matter only.
1,182 6,702 Jun 22, 2018 10:07 pm
by Robertology  <GO>
Coffee! I.B.M. Youth
I.B.M. Youth! This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the I.B.M. Youth. Posts may include questions about joining, events, etc. Remember, I.B.M. Youth subject matter only.
65 192 Mar 23, 2018 03:41 pm
by LMLipman  <GO>
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The Society of American Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Society of American Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the S.A.M. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, S.A.M. subject matter only.
768 3,782 Jun 15, 2018 09:58 pm
by How  <GO>
Coffee! The Society of Young Magicians!
The Society of Young Magicians! This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the S.Y.M. Posts may include questions about joining, events, etc. Remember, S.Y.M. subject matter only.
115 437 Aug 10, 2017 08:25 pm
by afuntimevent  <GO>
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The Fellowship of Christian Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Fellowship of Christian Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the FCM. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, FCM subject matter only.
632 4,901 Jun 4, 2018 10:33 am
by Amazing Binky  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
1,979 22,013 Jun 12, 2018 12:33 pm
by fogelka  <GO>
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Canadian Association of Magicians! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Canadian Association of Magicians!
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the C.A.M. Posts may include questions about joining, club meetings, lectures, convention information and the like. Remember, C.A.M. subject matter only.
545 3,378 Jun 22, 2018 10:34 pm
by heavyspirit  <GO>
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KIDabra International! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Association of Family and Kidshow Performers
This forum is for the discussion of topics involving KIDabra International. Posts may include questions about joining, chapter meetings, lectures, conference information and the like. Remember, KIDabra subject matter only.
512 4,266 Jun 8, 2018 07:27 am
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
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The Meeting Room Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Essential Magic Conference
The Essential Magic Conference is the world’s first web conference for magicians. 33 speakers spread over 3 days of conference streamed live worldwide! This forum is for discussions relating to the EMC only - All other content will be removed.
19 226 Mar 12, 2018 10:20 am
by iccemann101  <GO>
Coffee! MINDvention
MINDvention is THE annual mentalism convention held in Las Vegas open to anyone interested in mystery entertainment and mentalism. This forum is dedicated to discussions related to the MINDvention convention - all other content will be removed.
99 957 Jun 24, 2018 12:29 am
by Mindpro  <GO>
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Pick a card...any card Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The workers
Serious discussions surrounding tricks and effects which use pure skill and sleight of hand. Lovers of the pasteboards unite!
24,484 423,193 Jun 24, 2018 02:02 pm
by Mb217  <GO>
Coffee! Deckless!
Topics and discussions centering around tricks which do not use an entire deck of cards (e.g, a packet trick, torn & restored, card warp, etc).
1,250 17,718 Jun 23, 2018 09:14 pm
by Poof-Daddy  <GO>
Coffee! Gaffed & Funky
This forum dedicated to discussions pertaining to the use of gimmicked or specialty packs (e.g, Invisible deck, Stripper, Svengali, Mirage, Split, etc). Topics may also include custom printed cards (e.g, Double face, 31/2 clubs, clear cards and other odd varieties).
3,184 33,074 Jun 24, 2018 10:50 am
by John McLaughlin  <GO>
Coffee! The Big and the Small
This area reserved for posts which deal in the specialty arena of tricks and effects using jumbo or miniature playing cards.
342 2,472 Jun 8, 2018 02:02 pm
by jimgerrish  <GO>
Coffee! Shuffled not Stirred
This is the forum to discuss the art and practice of using stacks and other special arrangements of the pasteboards. Topics may include the use of marked cards and memorized deck work.
1,118 16,257 Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm
by cbguy  <GO>
Coffee! All in the cards
This forum created for the discussion of tricks and effects which are pretty much self-working or extremely easy to do. (e.g, no sleights, semi-automatic, no skill).
812 10,357 Jun 21, 2018 10:18 pm
by Theodore Lawton  <GO>
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The Museum of Playing Cards Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Depository
General discussions on the history of playing cards, preservation, care and maintenance & storing of your prized decks. This is also the place to talk about your collection & share photos with the community.
107 393 Jun 19, 2018 06:34 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! The Card Studio
Thinking about creating your own deck? This forum is for you! Serious discussions on playing card design, crowd funding, printing sources, marketing, etc.
96 313 Jun 18, 2018 08:25 am
by Jonathan Townsend  <GO>
Coffee! Hot off the Press!
This forum provided as a place where you can discuss the latest rumors, read announcements and speculate about the obvious hyperbole surrounding many of the upcoming decks that are being released into the card community. Will they indeed be the next Federal 52 or something of the dollar store variety?
201 540 Jun 23, 2018 09:36 pm
by todsky  <GO>
Coffee! Deck the Halls
This forum is strictly for the review of playing cards, card clips & other playing card related items. Is it a great product or simply more of the same? You decide. Any off topic material will be removed.
651 1,038 Jun 23, 2018 09:08 am
by todsky  <GO>
Coffee! The Trading Room
Looking to buy, sell or trade a pack of cards? Look no further, this is the place for you! But remember, "Caveat emptor"-let the buyer beware.
2 2 Sep 23, 2013 07:56 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Pasteboard Frolics
You take card flourishes seriously? Are you really into XCM? Do you see yourself as part of the Cardistry crowd? Then this is the forum for you!
958 11,674 Jun 5, 2018 05:35 pm
by judeh  <GO>
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Show me the money Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Nothing up my sleeve...
If performing sleight of hand magic with coins has you excited, this is your forum! Topics may include effects like Matrix, Coins across, Misers Dream, etc. This is also the area to discuss Okito box work.
10,670 169,357 Jun 24, 2018 02:53 pm
by Matthew Crabtree  <GO>
Coffee! Trick coin trickery
Discussions of tricks or effects which seemingly use ordinary filthy lucre, but do not ( Scotch & Soda, Coin in bottle, etc )
3,499 48,605 Jun 24, 2018 01:17 pm
by warren  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
1,105 13,167 Jun 21, 2018 07:26 pm
by jim ferguson  <GO>
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Close up workers Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Rings, strings & things
Discussion on performing magic with rings, strings, dice, rubberbands, pencils, paddles, etc.
4,214 49,639 Jun 22, 2018 09:24 pm
by funsway  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
6,310 114,117 Jun 24, 2018 10:05 am
by imgic  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,529 54,716 Jun 21, 2018 12:14 pm
by Nala Nosmoht  <GO>
Coffee! Ever so sleightly
Discussions on magic that uses sleight of hand skills, such as Cups & Balls, Sponge Balls, the Chop Cup and so on.
4,524 80,037 Jun 24, 2018 05:44 am
by Al Schneider  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
974 11,551 Jun 22, 2018 06:00 pm
by Donald Dunphy  <GO>
Coffee! Magic...at a moment's notice!
Often, out of the blue, you are requested to perform. Are you prepared? What do you do? This area is to discuss the keen art of 'Impromptu' and 'Improvisational' magic.
688 15,553 Jun 24, 2018 01:21 pm
by warren  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,804 27,766 Jun 18, 2018 03:08 pm
by roryadams  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,549 111,439 Jun 24, 2018 10:58 am
by Bert Coules  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
3,997 51,702 Jun 24, 2018 01:14 pm
by Bert Coules  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,165 15,948 Jun 23, 2018 11:13 am
by Sealegs  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,418 42,216 Jun 23, 2018 04:54 am
by The Pianoman  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,692 26,428 Jun 18, 2018 08:54 pm
by Donald Dunphy  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
673 3,957 Jun 12, 2018 06:52 pm
by David Todd  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,642 27,349 Jun 18, 2018 11:53 am
by drmolarmagic  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,745 19,370 Jun 19, 2018 07:43 pm
by Ihop  <GO>
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The Attic Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Friend of a Friend
The exploration and discussion centering around Urban Legends. All other subject matter (e.g, frauds, hoaxes, etc) will be removed.
36 709 Jun 17, 2018 03:02 pm
by DaKine Oregon  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
22,398 431,053 Jun 24, 2018 01:24 pm
by art85y  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,670 28,146 Jun 23, 2018 05:26 pm
by Mindpro  <GO>
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The Cellar Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!
If graveside magic is your thing...
10,276 159,019 Jun 24, 2018 01:19 pm
by Djin  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
310 2,490 Jun 15, 2018 12:34 pm
by Big Daddy Cool  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
163 1,857 Jun 15, 2018 11:13 am
by Big Daddy Cool  <GO>
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Special Interests Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Feminine Mystique
Serious discussions surrounding the problems and/or advantages of performing magic as a woman. For example, clothing issues with pulls, topits, holdouts, etc. Ladies, this area is provided especially for you!
260 2,793 Jun 23, 2018 07:02 am
by Mud Magic Art  <GO>
Coffee! The little darlings
Topics on the challenging art of performing for children, including birthday shows,school programs, and magic with a special message.
10,121 177,574 Jun 22, 2018 11:17 pm
by Mr. Woolery  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,384 41,781 Jun 20, 2018 04:38 pm
by dave_matkin  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
923 5,021 Jun 12, 2018 09:36 pm
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
Coffee! Up in smoke!
If you love to play with fire...Remember, this forum is for discussions on routines and possible presentational ideas for effects with fire - NOT methods or recipes for fuel mixtures.
1,286 8,706 Jun 24, 2018 09:29 am
by Wravyn  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,812 106,740 Jun 22, 2018 12:27 pm
by markmiller  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
4,434 46,272 Jun 22, 2018 12:43 am
by DaleTrueman  <GO>
Coffee! Tricky business
Discussions on working cruise ships, & doing trade shows. Topics may also include routine ideas for motivational magic & other specialized programs. This is also the area to talk about the business side of magic (e.g, contracts, promotions, taxes, etc)
5,252 82,753 Jun 24, 2018 01:50 pm
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
Coffee! Going for the 'Gold'
Interested in magic competition? Here is the place to post discussions on possible strategies, what to expect, how to prepare, what to wear. Topics may include news and views on upcoming contests, etc.
393 3,248 Apr 17, 2018 08:55 pm
by Anatole  <GO>
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Room of Wonders Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! SansMinds Magic
This forum dedicated to discussions surrounding the SansMinds magic company and its unique line of magical creations. Topics may include history, collections, tricks, video's, etc. If you are a SansMinds fan then this is the forum for you!
34 1,960 Jun 14, 2018 11:27 am
by How  <GO>
Coffee! Tenyo of Japan
This forum dedicated to discussions surrounding the Tenyo Magic company and its unique line of magical products. Topics may include history, collections, tricks, etc. If you are a Tenyo fan then this is the forum for you!
1,335 16,823 Jun 22, 2018 07:09 pm
by Joshua Barrett  <GO>
Coffee! Tenyo Elite
This forum reserved for discussions surrounding the Tenyo Elite line of magic tricks which are produced by JPS Magic Studios Ltd. Which tricks will be produced? What are your personal favorites? Tenyo fans rejoice!
47 1,580 Jun 3, 2018 05:45 pm
by judeh  <GO>
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Cons, Swindles and Scams Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Gambling Spot
History, theory and ideas surrounding the mysterious world of the unscrupulous gambler. Topics may include card cheating, card counters, advantage players, etc. Strategies, theories and schemes for winning at Poker, BlackJack, Slots, Roulette, Craps and other casino games.
2,271 40,676 Jun 23, 2018 05:24 pm
by Marko Ragnos  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
233 1,740 Jun 23, 2018 01:48 am
by mjc  <GO>
Coffee! If right you win, if wrong you lose...
Serious discussions on Three Card Monte, Fast and Loose, The Shell Game and other such scams.
524 6,322 Jun 6, 2018 12:39 pm
by shellgame-al  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
122 1,306 May 31, 2018 11:17 pm
by magidave  <GO>
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Carnival of Fun Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Clowning around
Discussions on the art and practice of being a clown. Topics include history, make-up, costumes, funny props, face painting and more. This is also the area to discuss general circus life, history, lingo, etc.
493 3,520 May 1, 2018 09:23 am
by wally  <GO>
Coffee! Catch this if you can!
General discussions on juggling, diabolo, devil sticks, yo-yo, unicycle, poi, meteors and the fine art of contact juggling.
1,014 8,022 May 8, 2018 01:29 pm
by GlennLawrence  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,569 14,360 Jun 20, 2018 12:12 pm
by Wes Holly  <GO>
Coffee! I'm a real boy!
Discussions on ventriloquism and the art of making and using puppets. Topics include vent techniques, voice training, types of dolls, using marionettes, Punch & Judy, story scripting and more!
1,959 23,601 Jun 24, 2018 12:12 pm
by KeithS  <GO>
Coffee! Do you see what I see?
Serious discussions on the theatrical art and performance of pantomime, mimicry and general mime. Topics include history, inspiration and technique.
33 257 May 16, 2017 02:37 pm
by Chatterbox41  <GO>
Coffee! Step right up!
The art and practice of the pitch. Discussions and topics on selling the Wondermouse, Svengali decks, fuzzy worms, steak knifes, candy, etc.
597 6,210 Jun 17, 2018 08:48 am
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
Coffee! Believe it or not...
Discussions of life on the midway - fire walking, eating glass, blockhead, bed of nails and other side-show stuff. Topics may include carnival history, games, lingo, grindshows, flea circus', exhibits, etc.
3,015 33,718 Jun 24, 2018 01:42 pm
by dave_matkin  <GO>
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The Lounge Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! You Oughta Be In Pictures
Forum for posts focusing on user-submitted videos or images. All media content should be appropriate for all audiences and must not contain any copyrighted intellectual property without the permission of the respective copyright holder. In addition, absolutely no exposure videos will be allowed - no exceptions.
5,340 37,450 Jun 24, 2018 11:55 am
by clars  <GO>
Coffee! Latest and Greatest?
This forum provided as a place where folks can discuss the latest rumors, read announcements and speculate about the obvious hyperbole surrounding many of the upcoming products that are released into magicdom. Will they be genuine miracles or mere rhetoric? We ponder the question...
13,194 385,793 Jun 24, 2018 03:32 pm
by Tarik Flash  <GO>
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The Laboratory of Magic Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Wizard Product Review from World Magic Shop
Are you a fan of the Wizard Product Review? If so, you'll be happy to know that this is the official forum to discuss all the things that are reviewed on the show. Remember, only Wizard Product Review material, anything else will be removed. Look inside for all the details!
420 9,081 Jun 24, 2018 12:02 am
by Ihop  <GO>
Coffee! 'Nothing But The Truth' by Craig Petty
A sporadically posted video show voicing personal commentary on the magic community at large. The show also includes reviews of tricks, books, videos, downloads, lectures and conventions. This is the official forum to discuss the various episodes. Any off topic discussions will be removed with no explanation given. Enter at your own risk...
13 205 Apr 30, 2018 02:05 pm
by Jambo  <GO>
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A Family Tradition Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Everything old is new again
Discussions on the history and origins of tricks & effects, props, apparatus, gimmicks and the like.
579 5,901 Jun 19, 2018 04:42 pm
by Jimso  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
158 1,518 May 30, 2018 12:11 pm
by magicfish  <GO>
Coffee! Magicians of old
This forum dedicated specifically to the discussion of magicians from our magical past, including such greats as Robert-Houdin, Houdini, Blackstone, Thurston, Carter, Marlo, Vernon and others.
1,203 10,387 Jun 24, 2018 09:58 am
by ViolinKing  <GO>
Coffee! A turn of the page
This area dedicated to discussions on the history and origins of magic literature, including books, manuscripts, monographs, magazines and the like.
485 4,067 Jun 14, 2018 05:48 am
by Thomas Henry  <GO>
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Mind Benders Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Magical equations
Discussions on the use of magic effects that rely on properties of arithmetic for success. Topics may also include magic squares and the like.
638 5,509 Jun 24, 2018 08:58 am
by RevdStephen  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
225 1,567 Jun 22, 2018 11:33 pm
by MaxfieldsMagic  <GO>
Coffee! Puzzle me this...
This area dedicated to topics on puzzles that challenge the mind, be they Chinese boxes, blocks, metal and wire, discs, or even the famous Rubik's Cube.
1,129 12,600 Jun 16, 2018 09:14 pm
by matsam  <GO>
Coffee! Rectangles and pentagons and squares, oh my!
This forum is for the discussion of the ancient art of Origami. Originating in Japan, the art and science of folding paper into shapes and its relationship with mathematics is a fascinating study.
65 414 Jun 18, 2018 09:03 pm
by Puzzlemaker  <GO>
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The Magazine Rack Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! VANISH - The International Magic Magazine
Topics and discussions relating to the pages of this electronic magazine. All other subject matter will be removed.
76 164 Jun 8, 2018 03:50 pm
by sileeni  <GO>
Coffee! REEL MAGIC MAGAZINE - TV For Magicians
Topics and discussions surrounding this DVD based magic magazine. All off-topic matter will be removed with no explanation given.
199 1,751 Jun 21, 2018 12:42 pm
by mantel  <GO>
Coffee! GENII - The Conjurors' Magazine
Serious discussions and topics regarding the latest content found within the pages of GENII magazine. All other subject matter will be removed.
320 1,976 Jun 20, 2018 10:28 am
by Richard Kaufman  <GO>
Coffee! MAGICSEEN - Britain's brightest independent magic magazine
This area provided for topics and discussions pertaining to the contents of magicseen magazine. All off topic material will be deleted.
25 91 May 10, 2016 11:04 am
by magicseen  <GO>
Coffee! MAGIC - The Magazine For Magicians
This forum provided for discussions and topics regarding the latest happenings, articles, etc. which appear within the pages of MAGIC magazine. All off-topic matter will be deleted.
264 1,726 Jan 25, 2018 05:17 pm
by psychod  <GO>
Coffee! CHANNEL ONE - Magic, Satire & Goodies!
Come here to discuss the articles, gossip, satire and humor found inside this controversial periodical. All other subject matter is subject to removal.
8 82 Dec 2, 2017 11:37 pm
by Magiguy  <GO>
Coffee! ANTINOMY - Perception & Deception
Discussions pertaining to the tricks and articles which appear between the covers of this magical tome. Off-topic postings will be removed.
32 422 Dec 2, 2014 12:08 pm
by hpcman  <GO>
Coffee! THE MAGIC MENU - The International Journal for Close-Up Magicians
Topics and discussions pertaining to the contents of the Magic Menu magazine. All other subject matter will be deleted.
17 187 May 31, 2011 11:43 am
by bsears  <GO>
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Office of Advisement Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The Magic Word by Scott Wells
Thru your host Scott Wells you will enjoy seeing the sights, watching the videos, and listen to podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today. Look inside for full details!
256 398 Jun 21, 2018 12:05 pm
by Scott Wells  <GO>
Coffee! The Magic Newswire by Dodd Vickers
The Original Magic News & Information Portal On The Internet now has its very own discussion forum here on the Café. Do you have a question for Dodd, this is the place to post it. This area is for Magic Newswire topics only, all other material will be removed. Look inside for all the details!
34 269 May 9, 2017 03:49 pm
by magicnewswire  <GO>
Coffee! The Shift: Picks of the Week by Chris Ramsay
The Shift is a mash-up of product testing, sessioning and whatever else there is to do! Chris Ramsay delivers not only an in depth opinion on his two picks of the week but tests them out on the streets! He'll also bring you guys along for any conventions, jams or lectures that he attends! Look Inside!
110 373 May 31, 2017 08:56 pm
by MikeLiu  <GO>
Coffee! Magic Friday by Jamie D. Grant
Every Friday a trick is taken out into the real world and performed under test conditions. Join Jamie, Angry Bob and all the rest as we learn which tricks really work and which ones just don't live up to all the hype. Look inside for full details!
173 207 Jun 9, 2013 07:04 pm
by Jamie D. Grant  <GO>
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Catch of the day - by Steve Brooks Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! DVD/Video tape scene
My take on the newest titles...
33 33 Jan 29, 2012 11:14 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Books/Pamphlets/Notes
A cover to cover look...
20 20 Sep 24, 2007 09:57 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Tricks & Accessories
In your show, or in a drawer?
114 114 May 27, 2018 05:01 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
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The Good, the Bad, and the Garbage Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Tricks & Effects
This area for reviews of magic tricks only.
12,877 223,751 Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm
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Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
This area for reviews of books, pamphlets and notes only.
4,442 56,186 Jun 24, 2018 01:26 pm
by Ghost Counter  <GO>
Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
This area for reviews of dvds, video tapes, audio tapes or compact discs exclusively.
4,851 74,863 Jun 22, 2018 11:14 pm
by BlackZ  <GO>
Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
This area for reviews of Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads exclusively.
2,457 32,471 Jun 21, 2018 05:12 am
by tenchu  <GO>
Coffee! Mentally Speaking
This area is specifically for the review of mentalism related items. This can include props, Dvds, books, monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, notes, eBooks, PDF's and downloads.
1,114 23,331 Jun 24, 2018 10:05 am
by John C  <GO>
Coffee! Stage Illusions
This area for the review of large stage size illusions (e.g, Zig-Zag, Sawing, Origami, Mis-made Girl, Levitation, etc).
407 4,992 May 21, 2018 02:13 pm
by thomasR  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
1,228 12,116 Jun 23, 2018 02:11 am
by Mud Magic Art  <GO>
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The dealers table Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! What's Cooking?
Look here to learn about the latest products, contests and special offers that our Caf� sponsors are offering inside!
682 682 Jun 23, 2018 03:22 pm
by Special this week...  <GO>
Coffee! Flavors from the past...
Reminisce about the dealers from days gone by and the products or advice they once offered, or perhaps just fond memories of those Saturday afternoons you spent hanging out in their shops.
221 1,482 Jun 23, 2018 09:24 pm
by docguitarman  <GO>
Coffee! From Soup to Nuts
What do you look for when shopping for magic? What criteria do you use when deciding which dealer receives your hard earned cash, and why some may never hear from you again? This forum is NOT to discuss specific dealers, but rather the things they do that make you glad, or make you mad. Voice your ideas and thoughts here.
273 2,142 Jun 24, 2018 08:27 am
by EvilClown  <GO>
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The Buffet Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! My Side Of The Screen - by Steve Brooks
Thoughts and views on magic, the internet, and anything else that's on my mind.
5 6 Oct 29, 2006 01:33 am
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! The Return Of The (not so) Youthful Curmudgeon! - by Paul Chosse
Comments on the magic scene, past, present, and future. Plus: Close-up magic with just about anything. How-to, how not to, and why. In either case, you ought to bother...
42 43 Apr 11, 2015 02:46 pm
by Dorian Rhodell  <GO>
Coffee! A Hundreth Pleasant Conceipts - by Curtis Kam
Adventures in advanced coinmanship.
10 17 Nov 9, 2005 04:58 am
by Curtis Kam  <GO>
Coffee! Scott's Thoughts - by Scott Wells
Theories, thoughts, observations, opinions and reviews on myriad magical subjects.
19 43 Sep 6, 2010 09:19 pm
by Scott Wells  <GO>
Coffee! From The Wizards Cave - by Bill Palmer
Our resident curmudgeon applies his wizardly wiles to work out problems in everything from ethics to history to indigestion.
57 140 Oct 8, 2006 02:07 am
by Bill Palmer  <GO>
Coffee! The Illusionarium - by Peter Loughran
Featuring concept, design, performance, and theory in the world of illusion.
13 19 May 28, 2010 07:46 am
by Peter Loughran  <GO>
Coffee! Notes from a Designer's Logbook - by George Ledo
Thoughts, ideas, and essays on imagination, creativity, prop design, and stagecraft... along with some techniques from the wonderful world of theater.
45 71 Apr 21, 2018 12:34 pm
by George Ledo  <GO>
Coffee! Enhancing Your Ability to Work Wonders - by Brad Burt
Essays on the Art and Craft of Being a Magician
57 58 Jul 31, 2012 11:24 am
by Brad Burt  <GO>
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General Magic Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! We double dare you!
Are you creative? This is the place to post ideas on presentation plots, no matter how silly, ridiculous, preposterous, or mundane. Remember, presentations-not methods.
914 6,567 Jun 24, 2018 07:54 am
by DougRoy  <GO>
Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
2,772 20,641 Jun 13, 2018 04:33 pm
by Matti Kaki  <GO>
Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
4,447 33,937 Jun 22, 2018 04:09 pm
by barts185  <GO>
Coffee! Not very magical, still...
A place to discuss things which have nothing to do with magic
19,942 438,785 Jun 24, 2018 03:19 pm
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
Coffee! Did you hear the latest?
Discussions on the latest news, gossip and rumors in the magic community.
2,651 27,657 Jun 23, 2018 01:55 am
by Mud Magic Art  <GO>
Coffee! Let there be magic!
You have an idea you feel is commercial, now what do you do? Where do you sell it? How much do you ask? This forum is for the general discussion of magic publishing.
373 2,406 Jun 16, 2018 05:31 am
by roryadams  <GO>
Coffee! Looking out for our own
Do you know of someone in the art who could use some words of encouragement right now? Perhaps they are ill, or have just lost a loved one? This is the forum to let our magic family at The Café help out.
923 9,329 Jun 6, 2018 04:08 pm
by MagicBus  <GO>
Coffee! Magic names and the media
General discussions concerning the stars of magic. Topics may include reviews or commentary on tv specials, personal appearances, tour schedules, radio interviews, etc.
2,259 28,997 Jun 13, 2018 12:53 pm
by msmaster  <GO>
Coffee! What happened, was this...
A place to tell stories and experiences from shows, tours or performances you have done. No questions, advice, or theories...just stories!
604 4,762 May 24, 2018 10:51 pm
by kidnapped1853  <GO>
Coffee! The marquee says...
Planning your vacation and want to catch a little magic along the way? Look inside! This is the area to announce show schedules, so other members will know who is playing where!
1,491 4,924 Jun 22, 2018 08:52 pm
by Mark Boody Illusionist  <GO>
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The Round Table Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Food for thought
This is the area to discuss creativity,theory,and psychology in our magic
4,293 101,889 Jun 23, 2018 10:53 pm
by Jonathan Townsend  <GO>
Coffee! The Science of Magic
Magic and science working side by side. What are the possibilities? Discussions may also include how scientific principles have fooled the uneducated since the dawn of time. How have times changed, if at all? This is the forum for such topics.
137 1,114 Jun 9, 2018 02:40 pm
by TheMightyRicardo  <GO>
Coffee! Right or Wrong?
Thoughts and discussions pertaining to the generally accepted rules and standards of conduct as it relates to members of the magic industry who create, manufacture or publish. This forum is all about Ethics.
814 22,870 Jun 21, 2018 11:40 am
by landmark  <GO>
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APPS On The Menu Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! APPS-alutely
This area reserved for the discussion of APPS for the Apple iPhone, iPad, iTouch and various Android based devices. All other subject matter will be removed.
606 7,468 Jun 22, 2018 03:10 pm
by qualysoft  <GO>
Coffee! APPealing or APPalling?
This area is specifically for reviews of APPS for the Apple iPhone, iPad, iTouch and various Android based devices. Remember, reviews only. All other subject matter will be removed.
130 1,870 Mar 14, 2018 03:32 pm
by conrad3000  <GO>
Coffee! APPearing Soon...
This forum provided as a place where folks can discuss the latest rumors, read announcements and speculate about the obvious hyperbole surrounding many of the upcoming APP products that are being released for the Apple iPhone, iPad, iTouch and various Android based devices. Will they be useful for real magicians or just a novelty best left for the layperson?
121 2,033 Jun 13, 2018 06:49 pm
by JannisGk  <GO>
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Odds and Ends Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Helping hands
Discussions on the use of assistants in our shows, be they on the payroll or taken from the audience. This area is also the place where professional assistants may gather to discuss the craft.
115 1,071 May 22, 2018 01:59 am
by kidnapped1853  <GO>
Coffee! The words we use
This area is to discuss ideas for Patter and the use of Scripts in our magical presentations.
568 6,568 Jun 10, 2018 11:04 pm
by Jonathan Townsend  <GO>
Coffee! The clothes we wear
Discussions on proper attire, and how your wardrobe may affect the way in which your audience perceives you. Topics may include types of dress, be it formal wear, contemporary, retro, etc.
682 8,082 Jun 2, 2018 06:37 pm
by TheMightyRicardo  <GO>
Coffee! Time after time
Discussions on the importance of practice and rehearsal, and the difference between the two. Topics may include discipline, and advice or tips on forming good working habits in this important area.
162 3,110 Jun 22, 2018 12:22 pm
by Dapperdan  <GO>
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