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Larry Barnowsky
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Here's your chance to use your imagination and possibly win a book. The prize is my hardcover book, 21st Century Coin Mechanics,with Companion Video CD and bonus 100 year old dollar size solid Chinese Coin (a $56 value).

I've written another book which is twice the size of the first. The title is Kingdom of the Red... and two dozen and one acts of deception. This is a book geared to the average magician and overall has easier material. There are original effects using, cards, dice, balls, rope, cords, rings, bills, apparatus you can build, predictions, flourishes, and even coins. There are over 400 b/w photos with full descriptions and detailed scripts. There's even a companion DVD with demos and teaching that complements the book. The book should be out by Spring 2007.

How do you win? I list three chapter headings from the new book and you come up with what the effect is:

Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins)
Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet (handkerchief, ball, glass, coins)
Ch 5- Entropy (cards)

Rules- 3 guesses maximum (1 guess consists of three parts)

Staff at Gyromagnetic Press are excluded from the contest. They should be working and not amusing themselves on-line. Smile

Good Luck!!!

-Larry
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Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins)

One by one, the coins travel to elsewhere in space and time as they are placed at the location of the Gateway. Then the performer recovers them from the Gateway where he placed them.

Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet (handkerchief, ball, glass, coins)

The glass is shown empty, and then covered by the handkerchief and the ball is placed on top to seal the glass. When the ball and handkerchief are removed, there are coins in the glass.

Ch 5- Entropy (cards)

Entropy normally increases, but not for a magician. A deck shuffled by the magician that is clearly mixed up ends up ordered by suits and values, similar or identical to new deck order. A chosen card is somehow special, i.e. it is missing from the spread, or reversed, etc. (Is that too general?).
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Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins)

The magician has a little device that act as a door to the magical space. (the door could be a matchbox, or a purse frame, or any little magical object). As the coin goes through the door, he disappears, just to rematerialize anywhere else (perhaps another door is somewhere else, where the coins reappear.)


Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet (handkerchief, ball, glass, coins)

Covered with the hankerchief, the coins are heard clinging in the glass. The ball is even see moving throught the handkerchief (ala "the thing") by moving it up.


Ch 5- Entropy (cards)

A brand-new deck becomes shuffled. Then he gets older. Then it desintegrates just to become caloric energy.
(Well, I'll try better on my next shot Smile )
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Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins)

An American silver dollar is shown and the date noted. The spectator signs the coin. Then the coin is passed through the gateway (the hands) and emerges as a 100 year old chinese coin. With the spectators initals intact. A true reputation maker.

Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet (handkerchief, ball, glass, coins)

A handkerchief, ball, glass, coins (chinese) are shown. The the ball is wrapped in the hankerchief and placed in a glass, the glass is then placed into a "haunted cabinet". The spectator selects one of the coins and scratches his/her initials on the coin using an "enchanted nail". The the coin is flipped into the air and the "enchanted nail" is throw at it in mid air. The nail can be seen to penetrate the coin. But what is this? When the impaled coin lands on the table it it seen to be an impaled English Penny with the words "look inside the haunted cabinet" scratched on the surface. The cabinet is opened and the glass removed, the handkerchief is taken from around the ball. Then, using one of those little saws that Doctors use to remove a cast, the ball is cut open along it's equator and the original coin is found inside. Everything is fully examinable. (except the "enchanted nail").

Ch 5- Entropy (cards)

A card is selected (semi-free choice). Then it is returned to the pack and the pack is shuffled. The magician explains that this is an incredible trick and informs the spectator that this one is really going to "Fry Your ASS". Just about that time, the spectator feels a warmth on his/her backside. It slowly goes from a low heat to very very hot. The spectator is clearly experiencing some form of mild discomfort. The magician says "what's going on? Are you allright?" when the spectator responds that their butt is getting hot, the magician instructs them to reach into their back pocket. In the spectators back pocket the card is discovered and passed out to show that it is still warm to the touch.

Contest over boys. I think I nailed this one.
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Larry Barnowsky
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Vandy, you didn't specify whether it was a plaster or fibreglass cast. Please be precise. Smile

Jonathan and Bill: good guesses and I see you're using your imagination.

For those of you who want to see a picture of the book go to:
http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/......cket.pdf

or

http://www.qualitymagicbooks.com/?nd=full&key=2924

or my website listed in tiny print below.
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Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins)

One (or perhaps three) coins are placed through a hole formed by the magician's hand. The portable black hole acts as a "Gateway Through Space and Time' which effectively vanishes everything that goes through it. Whats the catch? The coins are so 'gone' the only way to get them back is to travel backwards in time.

Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet (handkerchief, ball, glass, coins)

An innocent looking shotglass becomes an 'impromptu' spirit cabinet. The magician places a few coins beneath the glass and covers the set up with a hankerchief. Within moments of being covered in darkness, the forces in the room start to act upon the contents of the glass and cause them to move about under the glass, their clinking is clearly heard. The coins and glass are removed and a small ball, when placed under the cover of darkness, also rolls around on the table.

Ch 5- Entropy (cards)
Entropy - The natural force of disorder has found it's way into the magician's deck of cards. Following the separation of the entire deck, the magician takes several red and black cards, places them on the table, and prepares for the forces of nature to take place. He cleanly spreads the cards to reveal their now mixed nature. To his dismay, this reverse oil and water happens several times. Perhaps only these cards were messed up. The magician goes back to the deck to get a few more red and black cards, only to find that the forces of entropy have already shuffled the deck.

Derek Merdinyan
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The following is probably NOT what it will end up being, but if his first book was any indication, I expect these to exceed and surpass everyone's expectations

gateway trhough space and time

A coin routine with purpose. While anyone can wax poetic about time and black holes and quantum physics, how many can truly demonstrate it? Although I clearly cannot, and neither can anyone living do so, those items that have been overexposed to the fourth dimension (time) can. With these words, an incredibly old, chipped morgan dollar is brought out. Slowly we bring it up to our time and it doesn't regenerate, but REVERT back to its original conditions. From an old black coin to a shiny new coin. Of course, this is just time. What about space? A one coin flurry follows, by putting the coin in various air pockets and retrieving it from said coordinates in mid-air. This continues until some time loop occurs and the morgan in all it's forms suddenly appear in a fan. As quickly as they come, the universe collapses and ends. Just kidding, but since this breaks the laws of physics and we aren't quite sure how to send these backs, we just push these all through a wormhole, sending them away, a mystery to never be explained.

spirit cabinet.

You got me. I'm clueless. Maybe a coin penetration routine with some sort of seird biiard ball ending?

Entropy
Such a rarely used word. Random seems much more active in todays vocabulay, but that's only because true entropy no longer is. entropy is not randomness, as all those quack scientists would have you believe, but a state of mind. An ordnary (he-he) blue pack of cards is brougt out and shuffled. Despite this, the deck isn't actually shuffled. Or is it, as with another spread the deck instantly appears mixed. Of course, it's only appears mixed, as if you take a look carefully, you'll see they ahve seperated into suits. And then slowl,y colors as well. Yet when you ahnd the deck out to a spectator, they hold a completely mixed deck in their hand. Not sure as to why they should see this, as nothign ever actually happened, and the cards were never mixed at all. Rather, experiencing this state of entropy has actually rendered some of the spectator's other senses (not just their sixth sense) out of context as the deck now seems to be RED!

These routines sound too impossible to be true, and therefore, larry has come up with a (probably) knucklebusting method using brand new sleights that will let you perform such miracles, if oyu happen to have seven hands.

Maybe I can win a least likely to win award for this post? Either way, great to hear a new book is coming up and here's to hoping it exceeds all my (clearly impossible) expectations.

Sincerely,
Noel Dominguez.
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HINT:
For Gateway Through Space and Time, the first part uses coins and a prop. The second part uses coins and some cards.
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Looking forward to your new book.

Gateway through space and time: 4 coins go back in time by passing through a small metal time chamber (Okito box or rattle box?) They then reassemble under a playing card where they started.

Haunted cabinet: Coins vanish one at a time from a handkerchief and are heard to land in a glass in the cabinet. A ball vanishes from the handkerchief and appears in the cabinet within the glass.

Entropy: A card is selected. Cards are mixed and the disordered cards come to order so all the cards are in groups of same value cards. These are shuffled and spread face down. Marks on the back of the deck form a message which indicates the selected card.

Am I in the ballpark?
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Yes you are. You're near second base. Smile
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Quote:
On 2006-09-16 10:57, Larry Barnowsky wrote:
Yes you are. You're near second base. Smile

But you may need steroids to help you on this one... Smile ..
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Here's guess #2 based on some research I did.

Gateway through space and time
Uses some coins and an okito box. The okito box is a black hole and coins put in it are vanished or made to re-appear somewhere else. Leter, cards are brought out and the idea of wormholes are demonstrated as coins go from card to card. As a nice ending (if it's not in there, I would love to see this.)the coins all vanish and re-appear int he okito box to show time travel, although I don't think this is right.

haunted cabinet.

If the effect matches the title. Some coins are stacked. A ball is put on top of them and a chost glass ontop of that. the coins are encapsulated and cannot be reached. The whole thing is covered with a ahndkerchief whereupon noise is heard. WHen the whole thing is unfurled everythign looks as it should. For a kicker ending, the coins could vanish after much of the tapping, and myabe be found in the ball.

Entropy.

Entropy means randomness, which we know is not entertaining, so I'm betting this is an OTW variant.

I'd read the post wrong before and thoguht we had to coem up with tricks to the titles, and now I realized hpow erratic and od my post sounds, goign on and on about so many detaisl I couldn't know since I'd misunderstood what was being asked.

Ohwell, I'm pretty sure I'm near the ballpark with this guess, and if not I have one more.

Good luck to whoever wins!
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Ok, I have three more guesses. My first guess is a refinement of my earlier guess.

Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins)
Previously, I wrote:
Quote:
One by one, the coins travel to elsewhere in space and time as they are placed at the location of the Gateway. Then the performer recovers them from the Gateway where he placed them.

The gateway is an Okito box, and they reassemble under four cards, one coin under each card. (Good lead-in and setup for a matrix routine!)

Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet
The coins are made to dissapear (not vanish) in a handkerchief, and appear in the glass. The handkerchief is placed over the glass, and a ball is then made to dissapear a different method and appears in the glass.

Ch 5- Entropy (cards)
Entropy is a presentation for Triumph, or a routine very similar to Triumph. The chosen card is found in the deck reversed, and the entire deck is in new deck order with the chosen-reversed card in the right place. The magician defeats chaos by reversing entropy.
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Hi Harishjose,
This must be about my tenth contest. I've awarded prizes for everyone and none have been deleted. I'm not aware of Café rules against it. I do this for fun and of course to get people aware of my books. One of the most popular contests was "How many magicians does it take to screw in a light bulb?" I've given away Chinese coins, Morgan silver dollars, my coin book, and other goodies. Other Café members have had contests as well There have been winners as far away as Germany.

So far the guesses have been very good. As always, the prize will be awarded to the entry that comes closest.

-Larry
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Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins).
A coins across followed by a reverse matrix.

Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet (handkerchief, ball, glass, coins).
A Sefalaljia type of effect combined with a ghostly misers dream.


Ch 5- Entropy (cards)
Just using the heat from your hands cards animate, rise or float.

By the way Larry. Thanks for the Chinese coins and contests. Very nice of you to offer these and your products.
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Guess #1 (and probably only):

Chapstick 7 - Gateway Through Space & Time

52 coins are balanced on the end of a broomstick, which is actually a 17th century time device. Balancing the broomstick on his/her nose, the magician suddenly snaps the broomstick into the air, where the coins vanish in a flash of flash paper. Pointing to the table, where a cardbox has been sitting reading the paper all this time, the magician has the spectator open the box. Inside, sandwiched on either side of almost every card, is each coin. This surprises the spectator, since the box was normal sized and the mass removed is many times its capacity. The magician now takes the cards and the coins and performs the world's most complicated matrix effect.

Champster 8 - the Haunted Cabinet (ooooo, so spooky!)

The coin has itself tied up and manacled, and locked inside a dark cabinet. Once the doors are latched, a trumpet is heard to play, drums are beating, and suddenly an arm is thrust through the curtain on the window. This is subsequently exposed by a coin which belonged to Harry Keller.

Cheaper 9, I mean 5 (What a funny way to number chapters in a book!) - Entropy

The coins begin to rust in full view of the audience. Then the magician begins to age. Abruptly, the coins and the magician both crumble to dust.

Suddenly a pirate ship appears on the horizon.

Or maybe not.

*jeep!
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It's not close but maybe you should sell its concept to DC. Smile
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On 2006-09-18 15:10, Larry Barnowsky wrote:
It's not close but maybe you should sell its concept to DC. Smile


I don't think Detective Comics, Inc. would find much use for it. <big foolish grin>

*jeep!
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Second guess:

Ch 7- Gateway Through Space and Time (coins)

Coins progressively appear in a "prop" (let's say an Okito-gateway-box) and then, going back in time, disappears as they appeared. But wait, they haven't really disapperaed, they traveled through space to under some cards, which open to a space-travelling-matrix routine.


Ch 8- Haunted Cabinet (handkerchief, ball, glass, coins)

An emply glass is shwon and hidden from view (maybe in the silk). Coins are vanished (maybe with the help of the silk if the silk isn't covering the glass) and meant to reappear in the glass. But wait, something is wrong and things don't happen as planned. What's wrong: when double-checking the glass, the magician discovers that a big ball is taking all the room in the glass, preventing the coins to go in.


Ch 5- Entropy (cards)

As the entropy is progressively uniformizing the differences, the effect MUST be ( Smile ) a progressive triumph. A card is chosen and the deck is mixed with cards face-up and face-down. Then, only the cards of the same color than the chosen card are seen to be face-up. Then only the correct suit. Then only the chosen card, and then no card at all.
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Hints:

ch. 7- In the first part there is a "coin box" which I created. You can't buy it but I teach you how to make one from readily available parts.
Only four half dollars and 4 cards are used in the second part, no Schneider Pick Up type moves or matrix moves are used, one easy sleight is used, no shells, could be done surrounded.

ch. 8- the glass is the key, each of the three magical events involve the glass in the cabinet.

ch. 9- the spectator shuffles the cards face up into face down. Normal deck.

Have fun. Hopefully we'll have a winner by this weekend. Smile
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