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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.
85 1,531 Jan 6, 2015 07:26 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 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
2,104 8,656 Jul 30, 2015 12:50 am
by djtrouten  <GO>
Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
9,551 65,987 Jul 31, 2015 09:13 am
by bigfoot  <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.
2,626 10,185 Jul 31, 2015 05:40 am
by Looch  <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 May & June Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The May & June 2015 entrée: Harrison J. Carroll
If you were unlucky enough to miss Harrison's week here on the Magic Cafe don't panic - we archived everything just for you! Look inside for all the details!
40 183 May 22, 2015 10:05 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee!
Chef's Specials By Year: 2002 ]  [ 2003 ]  [ 2004 ]  [ 2005 ]  [ 2006 ]  [ 2007 ]  [ 2008 ]  [ 2009 ]  [ 2010 ]  [ 2011 ]  [ 2012 ]  [ 2013 ]  [ 2014 ]  [ 2015 ] 
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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.
6,643 93,862 Jul 30, 2015 11:12 pm
by Ray Bertrand  <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.
290 3,530 Jul 25, 2015 01:54 pm
by Ed_Millis  <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.
1,089 6,266 Jul 27, 2015 02:47 pm
by MrBob102  <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.
61 175 Jul 22, 2015 08:30 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.
691 3,548 Jul 27, 2015 08:05 pm
by CraigCPass  <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.
109 425 Jun 4, 2015 01:06 am
by Ba Ba Booey  <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.
574 4,437 Jul 22, 2015 04:04 pm
by MichaelD  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
1,821 20,925 Jul 30, 2015 01:33 pm
by Mike Ince  <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.
479 3,087 Jul 31, 2015 03:00 am
by FiveTheMagician  <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.
493 4,112 Jul 31, 2015 02:12 am
by FiveTheMagician  <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.
19 214 Feb 17, 2015 08:06 pm
by magicdave56  <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.
63 688 Jul 28, 2015 03:23 pm
by Danny Archer  <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!
22,962 397,594 Jul 31, 2015 09:17 am
by magicfish  <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).
1,086 15,899 Jul 31, 2015 12:13 am
by FiveTheMagician  <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).
2,734 29,962 Jul 31, 2015 06:13 am
by harshitgoel  <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.
321 2,356 Jul 28, 2015 10:10 pm
by Nicholas J. Johnson  <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.
932 13,155 Jul 30, 2015 01:27 pm
by FoggFactor  <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).
663 8,516 Jul 30, 2015 10:37 pm
by the fritz  <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.
45 182 Jul 27, 2015 07:13 pm
by MarcusC  <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.
39 146 Jul 21, 2015 03:35 pm
by matthewwhitt2  <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?
86 315 Jul 26, 2015 10:30 am
by BeachCat  <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.
144 322 Jul 28, 2015 06:48 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.
19 45 Jul 29, 2015 09:24 pm
by Sam Hagen  <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!
927 11,526 Jul 26, 2015 08:05 pm
by DJ Trix  <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.
9,971 159,214 Jul 31, 2015 01:23 am
by Ray Haining  <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 )
3,021 42,326 Jul 31, 2015 02:58 am
by David Neighbors  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
982 12,012 Jul 31, 2015 04:35 am
by Mike Brezler  <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.
3,891 46,548 Jul 30, 2015 10:32 pm
by sdmagic  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
5,963 107,747 Jul 31, 2015 07:22 am
by David Fillary  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,229 50,850 Jul 31, 2015 05:28 am
by Szymon Krzysztoszek  <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.
4,279 76,682 Jul 30, 2015 10:04 pm
by jimgerrish  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
895 10,607 Jul 31, 2015 02:39 am
by FiveTheMagician  <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.
646 14,568 Jul 28, 2015 09:00 pm
by DynaMix  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,717 27,023 Jul 30, 2015 03:26 pm
by florisfassin  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,254 108,885 Jul 31, 2015 05:40 am
by VIEW  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
3,643 47,025 Jul 31, 2015 03:36 am
by Bill Hegbli  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,084 14,800 Jul 31, 2015 07:33 am
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,261 40,239 Jul 30, 2015 12:49 pm
by Sam Sandler  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,589 25,486 Jul 30, 2015 10:52 am
by Nick W  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
636 3,760 Jul 30, 2015 04:15 pm
by Maro Anglero  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,588 26,840 Jul 31, 2015 01:16 am
by FiveTheMagician  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,630 17,936 Jul 31, 2015 12:19 am
by FiveTheMagician  <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.
33 646 Jun 30, 2015 12:02 am
by Xaa  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
20,814 401,741 Jul 31, 2015 09:22 am
by John T. Sheets  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,594 26,815 Jul 30, 2015 08:03 pm
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...
9,051 140,486 Jul 31, 2015 08:00 am
by Nyama Possessor  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
277 2,243 Jul 24, 2015 02:07 pm
by MRSharpe  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
141 1,579 Jul 29, 2015 09:45 pm
by Anand Khalsa  <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!
225 2,530 Jul 20, 2015 08:43 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.
9,632 170,858 Jul 31, 2015 05:53 am
by magicjoe  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,236 40,472 Jul 30, 2015 08:08 pm
by Rook  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
856 4,670 Jul 22, 2015 12:52 pm
by Kenny Dew-It  <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.
1,240 8,465 Jul 31, 2015 05:14 am
by damien666  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,731 101,782 Jul 31, 2015 02:50 am
by FiveTheMagician  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
4,080 42,791 Jul 31, 2015 03:27 am
by ssucahyo  <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)
4,943 76,311 Jul 31, 2015 09:15 am
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.
380 3,193 Jun 8, 2015 04:38 am
by Dick Oslund  <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!
1,075 14,718 Jul 30, 2015 06:56 pm
by maratekin  <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!
41 1,430 Jul 11, 2015 02:59 pm
by Wizard of Oz  <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.
2,004 35,755 Jul 30, 2015 11:32 pm
by Expertmagician  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
220 1,657 Jul 11, 2015 02:27 am
by bmar  <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.
455 5,797 Jul 28, 2015 09:42 pm
by NicholasD  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
115 1,236 Jul 26, 2015 12:41 am
by Alex McInroy  <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.
477 3,449 Jul 28, 2015 03:12 pm
by btedeski  <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.
984 7,807 Jul 21, 2015 03:39 pm
by Mr Salk  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,476 13,789 Jul 19, 2015 05:14 pm
by CarlEJones  <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!
1,889 23,311 Jul 30, 2015 11:32 pm
by Winks  <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.
33 244 May 25, 2015 02:53 pm
by MagicalEducator  <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.
553 5,801 Jul 21, 2015 01:03 pm
by twycislak  <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.
2,938 33,387 Jul 30, 2015 06:22 am
by Nicholas J. Johnson  <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.
4,912 35,949 Jul 30, 2015 09:12 pm
by Magic_son  <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...
9,374 277,010 Jul 31, 2015 09:20 am
by John T. Sheets  <GO>
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The Creator's Spotlight! Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! 2014 Spotlight entrée: Eric Ross
Anyone who missed Eric's visit can rejoice in knowing everything has been archived just for you! Look inside!
6 11 Nov 13, 2014 01:55 pm
by Eric Ross  <GO>
Coffee!
Spotlights By Year: [ 2012 ] [ 2013 ] [ 2014 ] [ 2015 ]
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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.
541 5,564 Jul 9, 2015 10:43 am
by EVILDAN  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
147 1,415 May 2, 2015 03:33 am
by Seethings  <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.
1,091 9,507 Jul 5, 2015 10:49 am
by Spongedude  <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.
437 3,749 Jul 28, 2015 01:40 pm
by BCS  <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.
574 5,047 Jul 19, 2015 10:06 am
by Larry Barnowsky  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
213 1,463 Jul 27, 2015 08:55 am
by Scott Cram  <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.
1,091 12,409 Jul 30, 2015 01:53 pm
by ringmaster  <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.
58 382 Jun 30, 2015 04:22 pm
by conjurus_maximus  <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.
238 1,550 Jul 22, 2015 01:44 pm
by RedHatMagic  <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.
261 1,797 Jul 24, 2015 11:41 am
by inigmntoya  <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.
33 425 Dec 2, 2014 01:08 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 77 Jun 6, 2015 12:57 pm
by Magiguy  <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.
24 90 Feb 11, 2015 06:00 am
by STIMF  <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.
167 1,600 Jul 22, 2015 11:05 pm
by Kozmo  <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.
49 110 Jun 13, 2015 01:26 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!
93 344 Jul 27, 2015 09:09 am
by ChrisRamsay  <GO>
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!
350 8,638 Jul 31, 2015 02:23 am
by JackMagic  <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!
100 214 Jul 30, 2015 03:15 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!
30 263 Jun 13, 2015 01:02 pm
by Bob1Dog  <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 30, 2012 12:14 am
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
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.
12,046 217,036 Jul 31, 2015 04:00 am
by ssucahyo  <GO>
Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
This area for reviews of books, pamphlets and notes only.
4,192 52,691 Jul 31, 2015 07:32 am
by Claudio  <GO>
Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
This area for reviews of dvds, video tapes, audio tapes or compact discs exclusively.
4,689 74,163 Jul 31, 2015 01:30 am
by Ray Haining  <GO>
Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
This area for reviews of Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads exclusively.
2,300 31,390 Jul 30, 2015 07:16 pm
by paisa23  <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.
916 20,026 Jul 31, 2015 04:44 am
by Stephen Young  <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).
395 4,847 Jul 3, 2015 01:06 pm
by donsmagic  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
1,173 11,721 Jul 29, 2015 09:02 pm
by efrados  <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!
484 484 Jul 28, 2015 06:03 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.
212 1,366 Jul 26, 2015 11:14 am
by magicthree  <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.
252 2,000 Jul 12, 2015 08:16 pm
by Bigcountry1375  <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...
42 43 Apr 11, 2015 03:46 pm
by Dorian Rhodell  <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.
43 69 Jun 29, 2015 11:08 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 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.
869 6,298 Jul 16, 2015 12:42 pm
by pueraeternus  <GO>
Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
2,674 20,202 Jul 23, 2015 05:55 pm
by sirbrad  <GO>
Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
4,096 32,643 Jul 31, 2015 06:43 am
by murf  <GO>
Coffee! Not very magical, still...
A place to discuss things which have nothing to do with magic
18,579 400,561 Jul 31, 2015 09:16 am
by rockwall  <GO>
Coffee! Did you hear the latest?
Discussions on the latest news, gossip and rumors in the magic community.
2,493 26,157 Jul 30, 2015 11:43 pm
by FiveTheMagician  <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.
354 2,326 Jul 15, 2015 06:57 pm
by CARDTALK  <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.
853 8,667 Jul 29, 2015 02:06 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.
2,115 27,875 Jul 30, 2015 03:56 pm
by Stanyon  <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!
580 4,624 Jul 28, 2015 05:56 am
by russellajallen  <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!
1,384 4,590 Jul 30, 2015 09:23 am
by BenSalinas  <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
4,112 98,220 Jul 28, 2015 11:37 pm
by The Hermit  <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.
117 941 Jul 30, 2015 06:12 am
by TheMightyRicardo  <GO>
Coffee! Right or Wrong?
Thoughts and discussions pertaining to the generally accepted rules and standards of conduct as it relates to members of the magic industry who create, manufacture or publish. This forum is all about Ethics.
734 21,162 Jul 31, 2015 02:53 am
by mastermindreader  <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.
501 6,374 Jul 31, 2015 04:57 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.
121 1,717 Jul 30, 2015 08:38 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?
106 1,751 Jul 31, 2015 07:36 am
by JannisGk  <GO>
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Odds and Ends Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Helping hands
Discussions on the use of assistants in our shows, be they on the payroll or taken from the audience. This area is also the place where professional assistants may gather to discuss the craft.
110 1,042 Jun 15, 2015 10:29 am
by Bill Hegbli  <GO>
Coffee! The words we use
This area is to discuss ideas for Patter and the use of Scripts in our magical presentations.
545 6,349 Jul 24, 2015 11:50 am
by REV BILL  <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.
652 7,788 Jul 31, 2015 08:22 am
by plink  <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.
145 2,888 Jul 24, 2015 12:04 am
by landmark  <GO>
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