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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 1,530 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
2,122 9,090 Feb 22, 2018 05:44 am
by pegasus  <GO>
Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
10,312 69,397 Feb 23, 2018 11:55 am
by Mary Mowder  <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.
2,790 10,825 Feb 23, 2018 05:25 pm
by Dave Scribner  <GO>
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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.
7,159 100,258 Feb 23, 2018 09:31 pm
by MaxArtifice  <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.
306 3,808 Feb 21, 2018 10:54 am
by MazingMandy  <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.
1,178 6,678 Feb 21, 2018 12:39 pm
by Bill Wells  <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.
64 190 Aug 3, 2017 04:59 pm
by Renoire  <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.
763 3,772 Feb 19, 2018 12:19 pm
by Ihop  <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.
629 4,848 Feb 19, 2018 04:25 am
by Senor Fabuloso  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
1,969 21,953 Feb 19, 2018 06:43 pm
by MagicBus  <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.
544 3,345 Feb 23, 2018 09:45 am
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.
508 4,212 Feb 21, 2018 12:55 pm
by Mike Maturen  <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.
19 225 Dec 21, 2017 09:28 pm
by magicfish  <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.
98 949 Feb 12, 2018 01:46 pm
by 252life  <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!
24,333 420,707 Feb 24, 2018 01:52 am
by alexhui  <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).
1,224 17,481 Feb 23, 2018 07:15 pm
by Dollarbill  <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).
3,157 32,846 Feb 23, 2018 06:47 pm
by glenwoodMagic  <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.
341 2,460 Feb 17, 2018 10:13 pm
by ringmaster  <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.
1,096 16,008 Feb 23, 2018 02:28 pm
by Harry Lorayne  <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).
797 10,234 Feb 21, 2018 09:30 am
by Bob G  <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.
104 380 Feb 21, 2018 02:15 pm
by LarryG  <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.
94 311 Feb 11, 2018 06:05 am
by Nottingham Magician  <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?
185 519 Feb 22, 2018 04:02 pm
by WillRoya  <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.
575 948 Feb 14, 2018 03:45 pm
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.
16 31 Feb 17, 2018 02:13 pm
by DrLeeCreighton  <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 11,664 Feb 16, 2018 04:54 am
by Daston  <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.
10,606 168,499 Feb 23, 2018 11:33 pm
by MaxArtifice  <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 )
3,444 47,882 Feb 23, 2018 11:04 pm
by Jerry  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
1,098 13,105 Feb 22, 2018 11:14 am
by andrew124C41  <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.
4,191 49,377 Feb 23, 2018 11:12 am
by funsway  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
6,283 113,683 Feb 23, 2018 02:26 pm
by warren  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,498 54,306 Feb 22, 2018 06:28 pm
by SleightlyChris  <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.
4,506 79,690 Feb 23, 2018 11:35 pm
by countrymaven  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
972 11,509 Feb 22, 2018 07:02 am
by pattrick  <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.
687 15,485 Feb 21, 2018 01:17 pm
by 1KJ  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,797 27,707 Feb 18, 2018 01:45 pm
by debjit  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,525 111,158 Feb 23, 2018 05:40 pm
by raw36  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
3,973 51,341 Feb 23, 2018 11:51 pm
by Pete Biro  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,160 15,886 Feb 20, 2018 09:13 pm
by John Long  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,401 42,055 Feb 24, 2018 12:18 am
by Pete Biro  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,687 26,363 Feb 22, 2018 11:38 am
by Jef Eaton  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
668 3,944 Feb 20, 2018 01:01 pm
by Rook  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,640 27,323 Feb 23, 2018 05:57 pm
by Lou Hilario  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,730 19,192 Feb 23, 2018 09:24 pm
by Donald Dunphy  <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.
34 697 Feb 19, 2018 10:10 am
by DaKine Oregon  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
22,275 429,145 Feb 24, 2018 02:12 am
by IAIN  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,664 28,062 Feb 17, 2018 03:39 am
by Senor Fabuloso  <GO>
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The Cellar Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!
If graveside magic is your thing...
10,173 157,729 Feb 23, 2018 11:30 pm
by viktorbc  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
306 2,484 Feb 17, 2018 06:13 am
by Senor Fabuloso  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
160 1,830 Feb 6, 2018 03:28 pm
by madmanmike1  <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!
258 2,780 Feb 18, 2018 02:13 pm
by Bill Hegbli  <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.
10,084 177,114 Feb 23, 2018 03:06 pm
by magomago  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,374 41,684 Feb 20, 2018 11:10 am
by Cliffg37  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
914 4,967 Feb 23, 2018 08:53 pm
by Koolmagic114  <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.
1,284 8,679 Feb 22, 2018 06:13 pm
by ringmaster  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,801 106,665 Feb 23, 2018 08:02 pm
by ringmaster  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
4,407 45,998 Feb 23, 2018 06:47 pm
by docguitarman  <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)
5,233 82,400 Feb 23, 2018 05:07 pm
by corpmagi  <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.
391 3,234 Oct 15, 2017 05:51 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!
33 1,894 Feb 21, 2018 01:43 pm
by The Unmasked Magician  <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!
1,311 16,701 Feb 22, 2018 09:49 am
by Richard Kaufman  <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!
46 1,565 Feb 17, 2018 10:22 am
by Robert M  <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.
2,257 40,572 Feb 23, 2018 06:45 pm
by chappy  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
231 1,738 Dec 17, 2017 01:08 pm
by warren  <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.
516 6,264 Feb 21, 2018 10:59 am
by licker98  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
122 1,299 Dec 28, 2017 12:22 pm
by Luke Jonas  <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.
491 3,515 Feb 18, 2018 09:58 pm
by Dollarbill  <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 8,018 Feb 19, 2018 11:45 pm
by dr.nick  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,563 14,332 Feb 20, 2018 10:23 am
by jasonmurphy  <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!
1,950 23,564 Feb 21, 2018 10:55 pm
by pixsmith  <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.
593 6,177 Feb 23, 2018 05:43 am
by Rocketeer  <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.
3,007 33,681 Feb 20, 2018 03:48 pm
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.
5,282 37,306 Feb 23, 2018 04:39 pm
by Anatole  <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...
12,792 375,308 Feb 24, 2018 02:04 am
by steve_bruesh  <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!
414 9,049 Feb 1, 2018 07:04 pm
by Steve Brooks  <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...
13 203 Feb 22, 2018 06:42 pm
by Special this week...  <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.
577 5,886 Feb 8, 2018 11:36 pm
by 1KJ  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
155 1,498 Feb 21, 2018 02:44 pm
by Dick Oslund  <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.
1,187 10,330 Feb 19, 2018 08:45 pm
by Tudormagic  <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.
481 4,008 Feb 19, 2018 08:47 pm
by Tudormagic  <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.
626 5,438 Feb 22, 2018 02:58 am
by Claudio  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
224 1,556 Feb 16, 2018 08:01 am
by Jonathan Townsend  <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.
1,126 12,585 Jan 20, 2018 07:00 pm
by landmark  <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.
64 412 Sep 3, 2017 08:11 am
by drolleric  <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.
72 159 Jan 28, 2018 05:34 am
by Philippe  <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.
196 1,729 Feb 14, 2018 04:14 pm
by Kozmo  <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.
312 1,951 Jan 22, 2018 04:30 am
by Sealegs  <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
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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
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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
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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!
239 379 Feb 22, 2018 12:05 pm
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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
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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
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Coffee! DVD/Video tape scene
My take on the newest titles...
33 33 Jan 29, 2012 11:14 pm
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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
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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.
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Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
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4,414 55,824 Feb 22, 2018 09:46 pm
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Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
This area for reviews of dvds, video tapes, audio tapes or compact discs exclusively.
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Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
This area for reviews of Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads exclusively.
2,440 32,397 Feb 22, 2018 08:29 am
by John C  <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.
1,088 23,175 Feb 24, 2018 02:14 am
by steve_bruesh  <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 4,979 Feb 16, 2018 06:15 am
by brainman  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
1,222 12,067 Feb 9, 2018 07:48 pm
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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!
661 661 Feb 16, 2018 11:27 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.
221 1,472 Feb 15, 2018 11:20 pm
by Jerry  <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.
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Thoughts and views on magic, the internet, and anything else that's on my mind.
5 6 Oct 29, 2006 01:33 am
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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
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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
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Featuring concept, design, performance, and theory in the world of illusion.
13 19 May 28, 2010 07:46 am
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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.
44 70 Jun 26, 2017 05:36 pm
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Essays on the Art and Craft of Being a Magician
57 58 Jul 31, 2012 11:24 am
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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.
910 6,550 Feb 21, 2018 06:17 pm
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Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
2,764 20,601 Feb 22, 2018 12:45 pm
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Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
4,430 33,880 Feb 23, 2018 01:25 pm
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Coffee! Not very magical, still...
A place to discuss things which have nothing to do with magic
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Coffee! Did you hear the latest?
Discussions on the latest news, gossip and rumors in the magic community.
2,633 27,386 Feb 23, 2018 09:03 pm
by Tom G  <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.
370 2,395 Feb 23, 2018 05:43 am
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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.
918 9,306 Feb 22, 2018 12:26 pm
by Mary Mowder  <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.
2,247 28,965 Feb 13, 2018 07:14 am
by natmagic  <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!
601 4,736 Jan 19, 2018 09:52 am
by WitchDocChris  <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!
1,479 4,875 Feb 5, 2018 10:41 am
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Coffee! Food for thought
This is the area to discuss creativity,theory,and psychology in our magic
4,279 101,747 Feb 23, 2018 11:08 am
by thatmichaelguy  <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.
134 1,107 Feb 15, 2018 02:36 pm
by wunceaponatime  <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.
806 22,729 Feb 18, 2018 05:43 pm
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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.
596 7,375 Feb 23, 2018 09:04 am
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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.
130 1,869 Dec 22, 2017 10:53 pm
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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?
119 2,016 Feb 23, 2018 04:25 pm
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Odds and Ends Topics Posts Last Active
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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.
114 1,065 Feb 15, 2018 07:34 am
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.
565 6,538 Feb 7, 2018 07:45 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.
680 8,047 Jan 23, 2018 01:56 pm
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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 3,069 Feb 6, 2018 12:23 pm
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