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My vote for 2017:
1. Xeno by Marc Kerstein
2. Marty by SecretStudio

And my Thurston Award vote goes to Max Krause for his astonishing customer service and the heart of giving that surprisingly made me cried this year. Beside all that, is his amazing professional apps (MentalKiller, Cardstat aka MACAAN and Menta-list are fews that I have) that always ready to go whenever-- where ever!
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Well I did vote for Inject 2.0, but seeing as it was wiping the floor clean with votes here and has since been disqualified for being an update, so here are my votes.
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I nominate Greg Rostami for the Thurston award
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Inject 2
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1. Q&A Evolution by Scott Creasey. Simply brilliant.

2. Performing the Q&A by Gerry McCambridge.
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On Dec 24, 2017, 1KJ wrote:
1. Chinese Tweezers by Lopez
2. Gone Fishin by McGie
3. Whiplash by Janousky

TA: Reel Magic


Whats TA mean?
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Thurston Award
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1. Actor's Force - Greg Rostami from his 2017 release, Inject 2.0
2. Whiplash - Just Joshin Magic
3. OX Bender

TA- Greg Rostami
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TA Greg rostami
houndini inject 2.0 Greg rostami
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1. Inject 2
2. Anything Peter Turner puts out..
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Remember, inject 2 is disallowed.
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On Dec 26, 2017, Terrible Wizard wrote:
Remember, inject 2 is disallowed.



THIS
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1. Proteus
2. OxBender
TA: Greg Rostami
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I only bought one trick this year that can be considered "Trick of the Year"
The Gift by Angelo Carbone
Also my TA vote goes for Angelo because of his commitment to his customers to get the most of his creation.
He started a very successful Facebook support group for users of The Gift.
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Remember- Inject 2.0 qualifies if you list an actual effect from it. Hence I nominated Greg Rostami's, Actor's Force routine.
How many magicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Regardless, for magicians darkness is a time for d'lite.
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My vote for TOTY goes to Angelo Carbone’s excellent product The Gift. It had an early release in 2017 which I hope doesn’t detract from it being fresh on voters’ minds as it’s truly excellent.

Angelo Carbone also gets my vote for the Thurston Award. Angelo is an incredible creator and his support and ongoing creativity are second to none. He’s also a lovely guy, and I’d love to see him win this award that I believe he truly deserves.
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Sorry to be negative

But it really feels like ‘king making’ when on one hand you say inject is banned then on the other say ‘oh but you can change your vote for it for a Thurston’

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On Dec 24, 2017, Jamie D. Grant wrote:
If you voted for Inject 2.0, please cast a vote for another and please don’t forget that the Thurston Award exists- which seems like an extremely excellent alternative in this exact case.
jamie


Nobody was voting this way before. None of those who votes inject 2.0 ever had a thought before to nominate Greg for a Thurston.

Now you have corrupted the Thurston award as everyone who wants to vote Inject as their favourite effect now has to vote Greg for a Thurston instead.

The only reason this is annoying [for me] – is I love the Thurston award. Especially when people give reasons for their nomination. As this is the sort of thing that should be held up and rewarded. The extra mile that maybe Card Shark, Phedon, or Carbone go.

Creators/manufactures helping magicians [when problems arise] and all that
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Trick of the year: Whiplash

Creator of the year: Josh Janousky
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On Dec 27, 2017, The Duster wrote:
Sorry to be negative

But it really feels like ‘king making’ when on one hand you say inject is banned then on the other say ‘oh but you can change your vote for it for a Thurston’

Quote:
On Dec 24, 2017, Jamie D. Grant wrote:
If you voted for Inject 2.0, please cast a vote for another and please don’t forget that the Thurston Award exists- which seems like an extremely excellent alternative in this exact case.
jamie


Nobody was voting this way before. None of those who votes inject 2.0 ever had a thought before to nominate Greg for a Thurston.

Now you have corrupted the Thurston award as everyone who wants to vote Inject as their favourite effect now has to vote Greg for a Thurston instead.

The only reason this is annoying [for me] – is I love the Thurston award. Especially when people give reasons for their nomination. As this is the sort of thing that should be held up and rewarded. The extra mile that maybe Card Shark, Phedon, or Carbone go.

Creators/manufactures helping magicians [when problems arise] and all that


Heya Duster!

Thanks for your comments and thoughts. Just to make sure we're not rewriting history here, though, my exact words were "an excellent alternative" - and it is. The Thurston (which I love, as well) is an amazing alternative for any creator who has offered incredible customer service, or any of the other things that the Thurston represents. And anyone can win it; including Angelo and Christian- who are also friends of mine. I would suggest that absolutely nothing is corrupted, that it's never a bad thing for people to learn what the Thurston is (if they didn't know already), that people will vote for who they want, and that I don't have any influence on those votes. There are many, many people who deserve the Thurston- and it's up to all of you to decide; not me.

Looking forward, I wonder if this Thread is still worth the time and trouble. I'm not picking up my ball and going home- but we have to be realistic. Times are changing, people's interactions are different than they were ten years ago, and it's a different world now with many options of where to find your knowledge and insight. It has to be asked if this still the thing that was originally created. I reckon we'll see how this one goes and take a hard look when it's over.

My best,

jamie
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Yeah but your comment [and the 'banning' of Inject 2] have in effect meant you have 'king made' here

Nobody had any interest in voting for Greg for a Thurston Award

I won't keep banging on about this - I just think it's an unfair situation and a corrupted result, if inject 2 hadn't off been banned I suspect he would have got very few [maybe 0 votes for a Thurston]

I have had a few emails suggesting [for various reasons] that maybe Greg is NOT a good fit for a Thurston Award - but as they want to keep their views private I don't know that there is any weight to them

I don't know Greg at all

I can see from this thread that loads of people rate his Inject 2 very highly

So this isn't personal at all

I just think it's a shame the way this has happened
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Again - I want to state - I apologise for the negativity

And I don't have inject 2

I can see that those who do - seem to really love/rate it

So it really is nothing to do with the product or Greg personally

I just wish this situation hadn't happened

Thanks for running this jamie all the best to all x
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