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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.
88 1,526 Sep 15, 2016 10:09 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
2,097 8,874 Jan 16, 2017 04:56 am
by Dave Scribner  <GO>
Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
10,084 68,262 Jan 23, 2017 10:00 am
by Dr. Delusion  <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.
2,771 10,725 Jan 20, 2017 04:38 am
by Dave Scribner  <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.
6,970 98,124 Jan 23, 2017 01:02 pm
by Sophocles  <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.
299 3,680 Jan 21, 2017 09:40 am
by Wilktone  <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.
1,146 6,564 Jan 12, 2017 01:00 am
by JohnnyPD  <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.
62 180 Jul 16, 2016 12:46 pm
by vladimir.hr  <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.
737 3,690 Jan 19, 2017 12:26 pm
by Bohacek  <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.
114 433 Nov 23, 2016 06:53 am
by supertoad12  <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.
605 4,674 Jan 10, 2017 06:34 pm
by MediocreMagician  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
1,903 21,505 Jan 19, 2017 10:53 am
by Russo  <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.
528 3,284 Jan 16, 2017 07:58 pm
by todsky  <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.
504 4,189 Dec 11, 2016 04:40 am
by robert_baxt  <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.
19 220 Nov 13, 2016 09:51 pm
by AndreaMooreMagic  <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.
88 913 Dec 8, 2016 08:15 am
by JanForster  <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!
23,807 411,432 Jan 23, 2017 01:00 pm
by MeetMagicMike  <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).
1,171 16,954 Jan 9, 2017 04:09 pm
by Rick Holcombe  <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).
2,972 31,705 Jan 23, 2017 12:39 pm
by jimgerrish  <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.
334 2,421 Dec 29, 2016 07:53 pm
by dlcmagic  <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.
1,027 14,703 Jan 23, 2017 11:57 am
by Nat_lawson  <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).
743 9,662 Jan 22, 2017 06:01 am
by Claudio  <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.
80 296 Jan 6, 2017 09:14 pm
by The Duster  <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.
61 223 Jan 1, 2017 09:05 pm
by ringmaster  <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?
119 370 Jan 22, 2017 04:56 pm
by Steve Brooks  <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.
264 509 Jan 23, 2017 10:14 am
by Ghost Counter  <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.
6 6 Oct 12, 2016 02:53 pm
by Montbeliard  <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!
944 11,615 Jan 15, 2017 10:53 am
by ThSecret  <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.
10,383 165,366 Jan 23, 2017 12:05 pm
by warren  <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 )
3,264 45,785 Jan 23, 2017 12:03 pm
by elainevblaine  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
1,056 12,692 Jan 20, 2017 01:44 am
by milesart  <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.
4,072 48,252 Jan 23, 2017 10:07 am
by SKILL  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
6,193 112,198 Jan 23, 2017 12:10 pm
by warren  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,407 53,260 Jan 23, 2017 11:34 am
by Ish70  <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.
4,428 78,651 Jan 22, 2017 10:40 pm
by Peter McMillan  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
938 11,104 Jan 22, 2017 10:13 am
by mcharisse  <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.
673 15,181 Jan 23, 2017 11:17 am
by langston3711  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,762 27,460 Jan 22, 2017 06:55 am
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,430 110,438 Jan 22, 2017 11:30 pm
by jwebyra  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
3,848 49,685 Jan 23, 2017 11:49 am
by uncleperry  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,131 15,526 Jan 23, 2017 12:52 am
by J-Mac  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,345 41,454 Jan 23, 2017 08:27 am
by furplesnort  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,658 26,158 Jan 12, 2017 04:37 pm
by arthur stead  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
656 3,896 Jan 18, 2017 11:53 am
by Nat_lawson  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,625 27,171 Dec 28, 2016 02:07 pm
by wizardpa  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,696 18,756 Jan 20, 2017 02:32 am
by kiketron  <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.
34 688 Jan 14, 2017 11:00 am
by Max Hazy  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
21,738 419,585 Jan 23, 2017 11:53 am
by Nat_lawson  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,644 27,657 Jan 23, 2017 10:18 am
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
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The Cellar Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!
If graveside magic is your thing...
9,805 151,945 Jan 23, 2017 12:34 pm
by WitchDocChris  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
301 2,446 Jan 12, 2017 08:57 am
by friend2cptsolo  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
156 1,719 Jan 20, 2017 01:26 pm
by HenryleTregetour  <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!
243 2,703 Jan 17, 2017 08:54 am
by charliemartin  <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.
9,941 175,254 Jan 23, 2017 06:46 am
by Jef Eaton  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,322 41,306 Jan 22, 2017 03:40 pm
by JackCoray  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
894 4,950 Jan 22, 2017 03:30 pm
by Wizard of Oz  <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.
1,270 8,618 Jan 23, 2017 11:41 am
by Nat_lawson  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,779 105,907 Jan 23, 2017 06:10 am
by joseph  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
4,272 44,788 Jan 23, 2017 12:06 pm
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)
5,139 80,012 Jan 23, 2017 12:35 pm
by Mindpro  <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.
386 3,211 Jan 17, 2017 03:41 pm
by Grasshop34  <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!
1,245 16,065 Jan 23, 2017 10:01 am
by Richard Kaufman  <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!
43 1,499 Jan 14, 2017 11:21 am
by cbusch55  <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.
2,151 38,018 Jan 23, 2017 12:19 am
by Jerry  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
228 1,715 Jan 22, 2017 03:49 pm
by Adam Hince  <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.
493 6,057 Jan 19, 2017 03:20 pm
by jakeg  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
119 1,274 Jan 10, 2017 07:26 pm
by RCarruth  <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.
485 3,489 Dec 6, 2016 12:30 am
by That1MagicGuy  <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.
1,004 7,989 Jan 22, 2017 05:59 pm
by cbguy  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,528 14,120 Jan 22, 2017 04:37 pm
by R2D2  <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!
1,929 23,472 Jan 18, 2017 03:12 pm
by DrRob  <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.
33 255 Dec 9, 2016 11:02 pm
by Bella Dans  <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.
577 6,005 Jan 22, 2017 05:05 am
by Riley  <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.
2,976 33,543 Jan 21, 2017 09:10 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.
5,127 36,790 Jan 22, 2017 03:14 pm
by CartoucheNL  <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...
11,417 338,047 Jan 23, 2017 01:02 pm
by MadisonH  <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!
391 8,955 Jan 23, 2017 12:51 pm
by Bill Hegbli  <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.
562 5,759 Jan 9, 2017 08:05 pm
by Engine  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
151 1,446 Dec 5, 2016 01:19 pm
by Pop Haydn  <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.
1,155 10,056 Jan 22, 2017 08:32 pm
by Leo H  <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.
464 3,925 Jan 18, 2017 11:25 am
by tommymcc84  <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.
605 5,253 Jan 23, 2017 07:07 am
by Joe McIntyre  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
220 1,538 Jan 21, 2017 10:42 pm
by Bob_Hummer  <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.
1,112 12,502 Jan 20, 2017 09:02 am
by federico luduena  <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.
62 400 Dec 6, 2016 09:51 pm
by That1MagicGuy  <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.
258 1,697 Jan 19, 2017 09:45 pm
by Scott Cram  <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.
297 1,891 Jan 21, 2017 04:25 am
by The Duster  <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>
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! 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 78 Nov 25, 2015 01:42 pm
by Mike Maturen  <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! 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.
181 1,667 Jan 2, 2017 10:28 pm
by Xcath1  <GO>
Coffee! VANISH - The International Magic Magazine
Topics and discussions relating to the pages of this electronic magazine. All other subject matter will be removed.
67 149 Dec 30, 2016 05:12 pm
by Paul Romhany  <GO>
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Office of Advisement Topics Posts Last Active
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!
110 374 Dec 6, 2016 10:09 pm
by bpearce  <GO>
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!
174 299 Jan 19, 2017 11:17 am
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 07:04 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!
33 268 Feb 1, 2016 09:52 am
by magicnewswire  <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?
109 109 Oct 8, 2014 09:30 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.
12,408 220,937 Jan 23, 2017 10:47 am
by gillesA4  <GO>
Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
This area for reviews of books, pamphlets and notes only.
4,324 54,578 Jan 23, 2017 11:18 am
by Hondo88  <GO>
Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
This area for reviews of dvds, video tapes, audio tapes or compact discs exclusively.
4,760 74,555 Jan 21, 2017 09:22 pm
by imgic  <GO>
Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
This area for reviews of Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads exclusively.
2,394 32,040 Jan 11, 2017 01:15 am
by RCarruth  <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.
1,031 22,387 Jan 21, 2017 04:13 pm
by Lseeyou  <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).
404 4,939 Jan 15, 2017 07:46 pm
by jimhlou  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
1,208 11,962 Jan 12, 2017 11:18 am
by davidmag  <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!
608 608 Jan 17, 2017 04:02 pm
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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.
217 1,442 Jan 16, 2017 05:31 pm
by thebeav55  <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.
262 2,069 Jan 14, 2017 03:20 pm
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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.
43 69 Jun 29, 2015 10:08 pm
by Vince Hancock  <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
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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.
900 6,494 Jan 23, 2017 12:59 pm
by Sealegs  <GO>
Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
2,728 20,428 Jan 23, 2017 12:18 pm
by Greg Rostami  <GO>
Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
4,307 33,480 Jan 22, 2017 07:09 pm
by rjs  <GO>
Coffee! Not very magical, still...
A place to discuss things which have nothing to do with magic
19,433 425,718 Jan 23, 2017 11:55 am
by Salguod Nairb  <GO>
Coffee! Did you hear the latest?
Discussions on the latest news, gossip and rumors in the magic community.
2,584 26,951 Jan 18, 2017 01:59 pm
by magicusb  <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.
364 2,364 Dec 27, 2016 09:24 am
by Larry Barnowsky  <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.
893 9,029 Jan 20, 2017 10:01 am
by imgic  <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.
2,206 28,687 Jan 22, 2017 09:25 pm
by edhagins  <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!
596 4,698 Dec 23, 2016 10:59 am
by Fazzio  <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!
1,451 4,804 Jan 17, 2017 08:13 am
by EVILDAN  <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
4,229 100,637 Jan 22, 2017 05:59 pm
by tommy  <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.
127 1,041 Jan 13, 2017 08:42 am
by htmagic  <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.
780 22,211 Jan 17, 2017 09:57 pm
by ThSecret  <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.
560 7,075 Jan 23, 2017 06:28 am
by shoexboy  <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.
127 1,824 Jan 12, 2017 03:19 pm
by Max Krause  <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?
114 1,973 Jan 12, 2017 07:28 pm
by Max Krause  <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 1,055 Sep 17, 2016 08:56 am
by plink  <GO>
Coffee! The words we use
This area is to discuss ideas for Patter and the use of Scripts in our magical presentations.
556 6,470 Jan 15, 2017 05:50 pm
by Pop Haydn  <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.
667 7,878 Jan 21, 2017 11:06 pm
by magicalaurie  <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.
159 3,019 Jan 23, 2017 08:22 am
by SamuelJonesMagic  <GO>
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