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Coffee! Welcome to The Magic Café™
Thank you for joining us...
2 2 Sep 7, 2001 05:01 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Announcements (Please Read)
Check here for news and information concerning the Café.
83 1,529 Feb 15, 2014 02:57 pm
by Gene  <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 10:55 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
2,037 8,307 Oct 31, 2014 12:28 am
by MichaelJae  <GO>
Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
9,272 64,537 Oct 30, 2014 01:53 am
by darkoni777  <GO>
Coffee! A Special Message For Lurkers
Please read...
1 1 Sep 23, 2001 10:25 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.
2,558 9,892 Oct 30, 2014 03:45 pm
by John Linden  <GO>
Coffee! The Magic Café™ New Features & Feature Requests
Information on new features and instructions on how to request new features at The Magic Café™
2 2 Apr 17, 2014 09:33 pm
by Gene  <GO>
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Chef Special for October Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Welcome special guest of honor: Victor Trabucco (26th thru the 31st)
Creator, performer, lecturer and consultant, Victor has earned the respect and admiration of his peers in the magic community. Join us in this rare opportunity to discuss all things magical with the man himself. Look inside for full details.
21 94 Oct 31, 2014 01:14 am
by trabucco  <GO>
Coffee!
Chef's Specials By Year: 2002 ]  [ 2003 ]  [ 2004 ]  [ 2005 ]  [ 2006 ]  [ 2007 ]  [ 2008 ]  [ 2009 ]  [ 2010 ]  [ 2011 ]  [ 2012 ]  [ 2013 ]  [ 2014 ] 
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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.
6,418 90,372 Oct 31, 2014 09:31 am
by Terrible Wizard  <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.
284 3,393 Oct 24, 2014 09:58 am
by BeThePlunk  <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.
1,041 6,003 Oct 17, 2014 04:41 pm
by harris  <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.
58 168 Oct 21, 2014 08:24 am
by Skip Way  <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.
643 3,410 Oct 30, 2014 03:52 am
by weidhaas  <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.
105 415 Oct 30, 2014 03:56 am
by weidhaas  <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.
553 4,221 Oct 30, 2014 07:57 pm
by ChrisG  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
1,759 20,284 Oct 31, 2014 08:08 am
by axtell  <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.
453 2,957 Oct 22, 2014 10:39 pm
by jlevey  <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.
486 4,052 Oct 18, 2014 09:34 pm
by Ed_Millis  <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.
19 211 Oct 1, 2014 12:59 am
by ELDEMONIO  <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.
59 648 Oct 25, 2014 02:46 pm
by saysold1  <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!
22,389 386,097 Oct 31, 2014 09:55 am
by inigmntoya  <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).
1,012 15,163 Oct 30, 2014 10:26 pm
by seraph127  <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).
2,577 28,852 Oct 30, 2014 10:44 pm
by Mystero  <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.
307 2,290 Oct 29, 2014 07:26 pm
by poolside  <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.
865 12,011 Oct 31, 2014 09:17 am
by Jonathan C  <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).
626 8,083 Oct 29, 2014 06:37 pm
by poolside  <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.
29 117 Oct 22, 2014 10:35 am
by SimonG-97  <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.
24 83 Oct 30, 2014 06:03 pm
by poolside  <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?
50 258 Oct 20, 2014 04:48 am
by robotraker  <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.
71 183 Oct 31, 2014 07:09 am
by DavidKenney  <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.
27 56 Oct 26, 2014 07:04 pm
by IanV MM_14  <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!
917 11,478 Oct 24, 2014 02:45 am
by AustinKay  <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.
9,719 155,353 Oct 31, 2014 08:53 am
by Mb217  <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 )
2,883 40,453 Oct 31, 2014 08:51 am
by BeThePlunk  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
943 11,615 Oct 29, 2014 07:25 am
by RonanK  <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.
3,800 45,332 Oct 28, 2014 11:18 am
by Dougini  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
5,775 104,583 Oct 31, 2014 05:09 am
by Terrible Wizard  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,105 49,123 Oct 30, 2014 11:56 pm
by barts185  <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.
4,169 75,210 Oct 30, 2014 06:23 pm
by Rainboguy  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
866 10,284 Oct 28, 2014 11:52 am
by WhoDeanie  <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.
634 14,242 Oct 27, 2014 08:54 am
by magicianphiltay  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,687 26,703 Oct 31, 2014 12:24 am
by shellgame-al  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,118 107,580 Oct 31, 2014 01:25 am
by pepka  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
3,511 45,464 Oct 31, 2014 08:34 am
by MikeDes  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,052 14,356 Oct 24, 2014 01:02 pm
by BeThePlunk  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,197 39,430 Oct 30, 2014 10:30 pm
by Ekuth  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,540 25,058 Oct 31, 2014 12:38 am
by gothike  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
617 3,668 Oct 29, 2014 05:54 pm
by poolside  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,563 26,572 Oct 29, 2014 12:08 pm
by George Ledo  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,584 17,279 Oct 28, 2014 08:40 am
by iugefu  <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.
30 602 Oct 3, 2014 05:16 pm
by jugglestruck  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
20,049 381,979 Oct 31, 2014 09:55 am
by saysold1  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,555 26,070 Oct 30, 2014 10:26 pm
by optimystik  <GO>
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The Cellar Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!
If graveside magic is your thing...
8,442 130,035 Oct 31, 2014 09:59 am
by Intrepid  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
267 2,165 Oct 30, 2014 02:02 am
by TheDarqueMagician  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
126 1,353 Sep 27, 2014 06:05 pm
by Intrepid  <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!
221 2,466 Oct 30, 2014 11:46 am
by Dougini  <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.
9,346 166,437 Oct 31, 2014 09:41 am
by MichaelDouglas  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,176 39,833 Oct 31, 2014 04:36 am
by Ian McColl  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
839 4,563 Oct 28, 2014 04:00 am
by MPMagic  <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.
1,218 8,348 Oct 31, 2014 09:59 am
by Michael Jay  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,716 100,610 Oct 30, 2014 09:09 pm
by jay leslie  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
3,957 41,428 Oct 31, 2014 09:04 am
by Michael Baker  <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)
4,798 73,557 Oct 30, 2014 10:33 pm
by jlevey  <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.
374 3,159 Oct 26, 2014 03:41 pm
by Tim Friday  <GO>
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Room of Wonders Topics Posts Last Active
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!
978 13,930 Oct 30, 2014 10:56 pm
by Wizard of Oz  <GO>
Coffee! Tenyo Elite
This forum reserved for discussions surrounding the Tenyo Elite line of magic tricks. Which tricks will be produced? What are your personal favorites? Tenyo fans rejoice!
38 1,342 Oct 22, 2014 05:54 pm
by ThatsCool  <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.
1,914 34,361 Oct 31, 2014 03:24 am
by Ron Conley  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
211 1,622 Oct 28, 2014 09:40 pm
by WhatWatch  <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.
442 5,634 Oct 28, 2014 01:46 pm
by Pop Haydn  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
113 1,219 Oct 8, 2014 08:10 pm
by CraigMcK  <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.
465 3,403 Oct 14, 2014 02:34 pm
by RoyHarper  <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.
973 7,770 Oct 12, 2014 07:14 am
by Tony Thomas  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,429 13,408 Oct 24, 2014 11:44 pm
by asgar  <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!
1,824 23,092 Oct 29, 2014 04:39 am
by Joseph_Then  <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.
33 241 Sep 20, 2014 07:51 pm
by sirbrad  <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.
538 5,691 Oct 22, 2014 10:39 am
by Red Neck Magician  <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.
2,906 33,265 Oct 31, 2014 05:26 am
by rossmacrae  <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.
4,732 35,166 Oct 31, 2014 09:09 am
by MR Effecto  <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...
8,264 244,577 Oct 31, 2014 09:53 am
by Jamie Ferguson  <GO>
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The Creator's Spotlight! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Welcome Spotlight Guest: Jonathan Levit (Oct 28th - 30th)
You might recognize him from some of his guest starring roles on The X Files, FlashForward, The Others, and the Huntress; as a television show host for The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, The Biography Channel, VH1’s Celebracadabra, or from his appearances on MASTERS OF ILLUSION on FOX. His debut DVD - “Ahead of the Game” - is Issue #5 in the Black Rabbit Magic Series and it features Jonathan’s signature hard-hitting, devious magic that he’s honed over many years. Jonathan is now here and ready to talk all that is magic! Look inside for all the discussions...
8 23 Oct 30, 2014 04:15 pm
by smullins  <GO>
Coffee!
Spotlights By Year: [ 2012 ] [ 2013 ] [ 2014 ]
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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.
528 5,415 Oct 27, 2014 06:55 pm
by magicwolverine  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
146 1,407 Oct 19, 2014 05:10 pm
by Jeff Hinchliffe  <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.
1,065 9,249 Oct 29, 2014 11:05 pm
by Bretigan  <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.
417 3,636 Oct 29, 2014 05:41 am
by magicwolverine  <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.
560 4,936 Oct 29, 2014 07:00 pm
by genius  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
203 1,420 Oct 22, 2014 07:49 pm
by Bobmc2003  <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.
1,075 12,309 Oct 22, 2014 10:07 pm
by MagicMan1957  <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.
57 367 Aug 31, 2014 12:07 am
by ursmagicbalu  <GO>
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The Magazine Rack Topics Posts Last Active
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.
230 1,487 Oct 31, 2014 12:05 am
by MagicT  <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.
240 1,700 Oct 29, 2014 05:50 am
by magicwolverine  <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 12:43 pm
by bsears  <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.
32 424 Oct 27, 2014 02:46 pm
by magic soul  <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.
7 75 Mar 12, 2014 07:27 pm
by necro555  <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.
23 89 Feb 6, 2013 05:10 pm
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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.
154 1,552 Oct 26, 2014 04:01 pm
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Coffee! VANISH - The International Magic Magazine
Topics and discussions relating to the pages of this electronic magazine. All other subject matter will be removed.
39 90 Oct 10, 2014 01:19 pm
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Office of Advisement Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Murphy’s Magic Unwrapped Review Show
Murphy's Magic and Kyle Marlett are taking new magic to the street to see if it has what it takes to get the reactions you're looking for. A new Unwrapped airs every Saturday. This is the official forum to discuss all things Unwrapped! Remember, Unwrapped topics only, all others will be removed. Look inside!
58 231 Oct 25, 2014 09:51 pm
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Coffee! The Wizard Product Review by Craig Petty & David Penn
Are you a fan of the Wizard Product Review hosted by Craig Petty & David Penn? If so, you'll be happy to know that this is the official forum to discuss all the things that Craig and David review on the show. Remember, only Wizard Product review material, anything else will be removed. Look inside for all the details!
318 7,875 Oct 30, 2014 03:46 pm
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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!
63 160 Oct 25, 2014 04:12 pm
by Scott Wells  <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 08:04 pm
by Jamie D. Grant  <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!
29 262 Sep 1, 2014 03:59 am
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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 30, 2012 12:14 am
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Coffee! Books/Pamphlets/Notes
A cover to cover look...
20 20 Sep 24, 2007 10:57 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Tricks & Accessories
In your show, or in a drawer?
109 109 Oct 8, 2014 10:30 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.
11,763 214,236 Oct 31, 2014 02:10 am
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Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
This area for reviews of books, pamphlets and notes only.
4,120 51,883 Oct 31, 2014 01:21 am
by cheesewrestler  <GO>
Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
This area for reviews of dvds, video tapes, audio tapes or compact discs exclusively.
4,617 73,823 Oct 30, 2014 03:44 pm
by Leo Reynolds Jr  <GO>
Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
This area for reviews of Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads exclusively.
2,244 30,999 Oct 30, 2014 05:32 pm
by jozefk  <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.
823 18,582 Oct 30, 2014 02:00 pm
by Marc Woods  <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).
389 4,798 Oct 29, 2014 03:04 pm
by Mr Salk  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
1,138 11,489 Oct 24, 2014 04:40 am
by wally  <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 Café sponsors are offering inside!
419 419 Oct 25, 2014 01:03 am
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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.
206 1,312 Jul 17, 2014 11:45 am
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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.
241 1,905 Oct 13, 2014 04:44 am
by Christopher Moro  <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 02:33 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...
4 5 May 1, 2006 03:05 pm
by Paul Chosse  <GO>
Coffee! A Hundreth Pleasant Conceipts - by Curtis Kam
Adventures in advanced coinmanship.
10 17 Nov 9, 2005 05:58 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 10:19 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 03:07 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 08:46 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.
40 61 Aug 13, 2014 12:30 pm
by gtx magic  <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 12:24 pm
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.
851 6,154 Oct 31, 2014 12:31 am
by MRSharpe  <GO>
Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
2,621 19,893 Oct 24, 2014 09:38 pm
by Sensio  <GO>
Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
3,941 31,922 Oct 31, 2014 07:54 am
by Steve Friedberg  <GO>
Coffee! Not very magical, still...
A place to discuss things which have nothing to do with magic
17,693 369,182 Oct 31, 2014 09:58 am
by slowkneenuh  <GO>
Coffee! Did you hear the latest?
Discussions on the latest news, gossip and rumors in the magic community.
2,433 25,714 Oct 31, 2014 12:07 am
by pepka  <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.
346 2,307 Oct 20, 2014 12:08 pm
by robvh  <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.
832 8,448 Oct 30, 2014 07:46 pm
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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.
2,066 27,338 Oct 28, 2014 06:01 pm
by Dirko  <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!
573 4,564 Oct 21, 2014 08:36 pm
by landmark  <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!
1,336 4,403 Oct 30, 2014 05:58 pm
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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
4,023 96,443 Oct 31, 2014 09:36 am
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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.
109 892 Oct 18, 2014 06:22 pm
by longhaired1  <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.
707 20,544 Oct 24, 2014 06:48 pm
by Terrible Wizard  <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.
441 5,208 Oct 30, 2014 06:06 pm
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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.
116 1,610 Oct 27, 2014 12:29 pm
by khuzhai  <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?
97 1,484 Oct 31, 2014 05:44 am
by parkrocker  <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.
111 1,034 Oct 27, 2014 08:05 pm
by griffindance  <GO>
Coffee! The words we use
This area is to discuss ideas for Patter and the use of Scripts in our magical presentations.
533 6,260 Oct 28, 2014 08:43 pm
by Bob Sanders  <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.
635 7,681 Oct 24, 2014 12:50 pm
by Intrepid  <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.
142 2,748 Oct 23, 2014 01:29 am
by Terrible Wizard  <GO>
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