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Charlieherbertmagic
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Hi all,
I am surprised that I cannot find any page on recommendations of impromptu magic with pens (please direct me to a page of there already is one, as I have a feeling it might be my computer playing up). I would love to hear what your favourite routines are with pens/sharpies and maybe with coins as well. I have pencyclopedia so know a lot about flips move but don't know if there are any other good sources for moves and routines. I have seen a pen being used as a wand with coins, but don't remember where so if anybody has any ideas about what and where that might be, that would be awesome. Any advice would be massively appreciated. Thanks!
Charlie
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I posted my “Pen Coin Routine” on the Perverse Magic thread of the Genii Forum on November 23, 2003.

The effect basically is that I approach a receptionist or a cashier in a restaurant and curiously pick up their pen and say with surprise, "There's a quarter in here." And I pull out a quarter. I give back the pen and look at the quarter, take the pen again and push the quarter back into it. Again I take the quarter from the pen and again put it back into the pen and then give back the pen. Finally, I take the pen pull off the cap, shake the cap and out falls the quarter. I give back the pen and say, "I guess I can keep the quarter since I found it."
plink
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Check out 'Champ' by Rick Merrill on Penguin.
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Gregory Wilson has a nice pen routine on Penguin live lecture.
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Charlieherbertmagic
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Thanks for the responses everyone! Gerald, I will check out your pen routine. It sounds great. Thanks for the recommendations Plink and Supertoad Smile
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TARBELL, Vol. I, Lesson 4, Page 94!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
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Pointless and Re-Cap by Gregory Wilson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYNXDr2h3eM

Pointless uses a gimmick, but re-cap is completely impromptu
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I third Re-cap
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Check this one out ... http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4690
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JassTan
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Re-Cap by Gregory Wilson
Coin to pen by Rune Klan
Bizarro also have some very visual sharpie routines.
AndreaMooreMagic
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David williamson's striking vanish is great
And you be surprise how much you can get out of the classic "pencil behind the ear".
Geoff Weber
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I'm still partial to X-finger.

I also often perform pen sleeving and flipstick vanishes
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Another vote for Re-Cap from Gregory Wilson .
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Pen behind the ear for children is the best plus flip stick and reappear the pen behind their ears.
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Fifth vote for Re-cap. Get Re-cap
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I really like the knee bounce change from Marvelous Pencycopedia. Also, Son of Recap by Apollo Robbins is pretty slick.
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Another vote for pen sleeving- surprisingly good

pen up nose/ in ear, out mouth is fun. I don't know whose work it is though?

-T
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