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Coffee! Welcome to The Magic Café
Thank you for joining us...
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Coffee! Announcements (Please Read)
Check here for news and information concerning the Café.
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Coffee! When dining with us...(Please Read)
Café rules & etiquette, Posting guidelines, Magic transactions, Secret sessions, Avatars, Icons and How to make a post.
8 8 Dec 28, 2007 03:55 am
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Coffee! I want to see the manager!
Do you have an idea or suggestion for our menu? Or just a question? Post it here
2,249 9,712 Jul 12, 2024 05:15 pm
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Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
11,021 72,400 Jul 10, 2024 03:52 pm
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Coffee! A Special Message For Lurkers
Please read...
1 1 Sep 23, 2001 02:25 pm
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.
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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.
7,896 108,586 Jul 5, 2024 08:53 pm
by Gerald  <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.
318 4,030 Jul 1, 2024 05:10 am
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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.
1,260 7,093 Jul 8, 2024 03:29 pm
by Michael Taggert  <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.
65 193 Sep 4, 2023 10:52 pm
by om_darji  <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.
818 3,943 May 27, 2024 02:59 am
by HerbS  <GO>
Coffee! The Society of American Magicians Youth
The Society of American Magicians Youth! This forum is for the discussion of topics involving the S.A.M.Y. Posts may include questions about joining, events, etc. Remember, S.A.M.Y. subject matter only.
117 444 Sep 28, 2022 11:21 pm
by Russo  <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.
696 5,174 Jul 11, 2024 06:14 pm
by Levi Bennett  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
2,048 22,437 Jun 17, 2024 03:33 pm
by Levi Bennett  <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.
595 3,791 May 26, 2024 08:19 pm
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.
522 4,336 Dec 25, 2023 07:55 pm
by Donald Dunphy  <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.
21 244 Mar 8, 2022 04:30 pm
by MagicByVincent  <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.
109 985 May 2, 2024 03:16 pm
by Mindpro  <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!
26,113 450,466 Jul 12, 2024 07:11 pm
by Mary Mowder  <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).
1,467 20,001 Jun 11, 2024 07:41 pm
by Levi Bennett  <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).
3,738 36,676 Jul 11, 2024 07:33 pm
by Kaliix  <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.
368 2,680 Jul 3, 2024 07:33 am
by Azzaro  <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.
1,414 19,351 Jul 11, 2024 12:01 am
by Nikodemus  <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).
1,022 12,455 Jul 7, 2024 12:19 pm
by Mindcraft  <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.
243 812 Jul 11, 2024 03:11 pm
by DoubleDutched  <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.
146 475 May 23, 2024 03:38 pm
by photopro28  <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?
352 796 Jun 22, 2024 11:49 am
by EndersGame  <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.
1,005 1,603 Jul 5, 2024 08:03 pm
by rtmurraymagic  <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.
2 2 Sep 24, 2013 12:56 am
by Steve Brooks  <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!
984 11,742 May 19, 2024 06:46 pm
by Mach  <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.
11,345 179,269 Jul 12, 2024 02:15 am
by Michael Rubinstein  <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 )
4,078 55,162 Jul 12, 2024 03:50 pm
by disneywld  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
1,197 14,111 Jul 8, 2024 07:10 am
by magicnorm  <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.
4,490 52,539 Jul 11, 2024 10:58 am
by Harry Murphy  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
6,531 117,791 Jul 11, 2024 11:22 pm
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,737 56,528 Jul 9, 2024 06:44 pm
by Harry Murphy  <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.
4,778 82,845 Jul 9, 2024 04:09 pm
by glowball  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
1,050 12,295 Jul 12, 2024 01:26 am
by John Martin  <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.
720 16,179 Jul 11, 2024 10:22 pm
by Levi Bennett  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,849 28,240 Jul 2, 2024 08:43 pm
by Harry Murphy  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,714 113,307 Jul 12, 2024 01:09 am
by Alexo  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
4,322 55,472 Jul 11, 2024 10:25 pm
by tbaer  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,246 16,933 Jun 26, 2024 12:51 am
by yin_howe  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,538 43,483 Jul 12, 2024 02:29 pm
by Jean André  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,799 27,101 Jul 5, 2024 10:17 pm
by kuzelnik  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
700 4,129 May 15, 2024 05:48 pm
by jondark445  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,698 27,770 Jun 12, 2024 09:08 pm
by Julie  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,888 20,854 Jul 12, 2024 06:06 pm
by FrankFindley  <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.
42 799 Apr 4, 2024 02:37 am
by badwords  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
23,389 442,274 Jul 12, 2024 12:50 am
by Slim King  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,724 28,847 Apr 23, 2024 05:23 pm
by B.W. McCarron  <GO>
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The Cellar Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!
If graveside magic is your thing...
11,331 171,710 Jul 12, 2024 06:24 pm
by Seance  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
324 2,649 Jul 6, 2024 03:37 pm
by glowball  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
180 1,997 Jul 7, 2024 09:49 pm
by kuzelnik  <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!
297 3,066 May 17, 2024 09:57 am
by UKNeil  <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.
10,497 181,490 Jul 12, 2024 03:10 pm
by David Todd  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,464 42,326 Jun 17, 2024 08:18 pm
by PressureFan  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
1,011 5,435 Jul 6, 2024 12:48 am
by kuzelnik  <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.
1,329 8,937 Jul 10, 2024 02:38 am
by Julie  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,869 103,522 Jul 3, 2024 11:00 am
by Azzaro  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
4,771 48,392 Jul 11, 2024 12:58 am
by Wizard of Oz  <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)
5,518 89,139 Jul 11, 2024 12:27 am
by TomBoleware  <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.
397 3,256 Apr 18, 2024 01:50 pm
by mavibaz  <GO>
Coffee! Magic Stage Left
Are you a southpaw? This forum is dedicated to us left-handed folks who practice magic in a right-handed world. Share tips, ideas and suggestions for performing and learning magic the left-handed way (which has its own unique challenges).
10 38 Feb 15, 2024 04:42 pm
by crandall  <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!
43 2,117 Mar 16, 2024 04:55 pm
by magicnorm  <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!
1,486 18,018 Jul 4, 2024 01:44 pm
by RussoMagic.com  <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!
52 1,660 Oct 9, 2022 02:12 pm
by Magic Dust  <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.
2,453 43,008 Jun 30, 2024 06:50 pm
by Dannydoyle  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
239 1,776 Feb 18, 2024 09:25 pm
by jlevey  <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.
635 7,160 May 16, 2024 05:00 pm
by Steven Conner  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
130 1,408 Jul 7, 2024 02:13 am
by kuzelnik  <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.
504 3,880 Apr 22, 2024 02:55 pm
by PressureFan  <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.
1,019 8,066 Jan 15, 2024 12:58 pm
by Berthram  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,614 14,563 Jul 4, 2024 03:00 am
by KC  <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!
2,015 23,864 Jun 10, 2024 08:12 pm
by Russo  <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.
35 267 Jan 10, 2023 07:08 pm
by davidpaul$  <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.
636 6,505 May 28, 2024 12:16 am
by Frosty  <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.
3,125 34,001 Jul 1, 2024 08:19 am
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.
5,793 39,047 Jul 11, 2024 10:54 pm
by Rudy Sanchez  <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...
18,553 539,786 Jul 12, 2024 06:55 pm
by Roberto W  <GO>
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The Laboratory of Magic Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Taco Tuesday For Magicians with Luke Dancy (Watch LIVE every Tuesday night at 8:30pm EST!)
Get your weekly dose of magic news, a detailed look at the best handpicked magic tricks and your chance to win FREE MAGIC just for tuning in. Join the fun live each week on the All Things Magic YouTube channel and Facebook page. Catch the replay from each week's show right here!
17 22 Jul 11, 2024 10:36 pm
by Luke Dancy  <GO>
Coffee! The Wizard Magic Review
Are you a fan of the Wizard Magic 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 magic Review material, anything else will be removed. Look inside for all the details!
537 9,408 Jul 3, 2024 12:48 pm
by gtx magic  <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...
13 193 Mar 14, 2024 08:27 am
by Sudo Nimh  <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.
663 6,449 Jul 10, 2024 03:40 pm
by Jean André  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
175 1,594 Jul 5, 2024 07:00 am
by Azzaro  <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.
1,296 11,050 Jul 8, 2024 12:57 am
by David Todd  <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.
532 4,294 Jul 4, 2024 07:33 pm
by Thehat  <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.
741 6,382 Jun 29, 2024 03:52 am
by Bill Hallahan  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
241 1,640 Jul 3, 2024 11:35 pm
by Azzaro  <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.
1,171 12,873 Jul 1, 2024 03:16 am
by mshanker  <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.
70 445 Apr 21, 2024 12:12 am
by Ba Ba Booey  <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.
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Coffee! REEL MAGIC MAGAZINE - TV For Magicians
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292 2,087 Jul 4, 2024 08:39 pm
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Coffee! GENII - The Conjurors' Magazine
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382 2,210 Jul 1, 2024 03:02 pm
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Coffee! MAGICSEEN - Britain's brightest independent magic magazine
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27 104 Jun 19, 2024 10:07 am
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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.
265 1,737 May 29, 2023 01:13 am
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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 84 Mar 22, 2021 08:17 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.
35 442 Dec 6, 2023 10:28 am
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Coffee! THE MAGIC MENU - The International Journal for Close-Up Magicians
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17 187 May 31, 2011 04:43 pm
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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!
412 578 Oct 15, 2023 02:06 am
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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 08:49 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!
110 374 Jun 24, 2020 09:09 am
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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 10, 2013 12:04 am
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Coffee! DVD/Video tape scene
My take on the newest titles...
33 33 Jan 30, 2012 05:14 am
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Books/Pamphlets/Notes
A cover to cover look...
20 20 Sep 25, 2007 02:57 am
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Tricks & Accessories
In your show, or in a drawer?
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Coffee! Tricks & Effects
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Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
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Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
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Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
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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.
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Coffee! Stage Illusions
This area for the review of large stage size illusions (e.g, Zig-Zag, Sawing, Origami, Mis-made Girl, Levitation, etc).
406 5,068 Mar 27, 2024 08:57 am
by mbgenii  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
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Coffee! What's Cooking?
Look here to learn about the latest products, contests and special offers that our Cafe sponsors are offering inside!
796 796 Jun 2, 2024 08:21 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.
244 1,635 May 26, 2024 03:38 am
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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.
294 2,300 Jul 2, 2024 09:48 am
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Coffee! My Side Of The Screen - by Steve Brooks
Thoughts and views on magic, the internet, and anything else that's on my mind.
4 5 Oct 29, 2006 07:33 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 47 Feb 20, 2021 09:09 pm
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Coffee! A Hundreth Pleasant Conceipts - by Curtis Kam
Adventures in advanced coinmanship.
10 17 Nov 9, 2005 10:58 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 7, 2010 02:19 am
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 07:07 am
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Coffee! The Illusionarium - by Peter Loughran
Featuring concept, design, performance, and theory in the world of illusion.
13 19 May 28, 2010 12:46 pm
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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 81 Jun 24, 2024 09:44 pm
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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 04:24 pm
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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.
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Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
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Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
4,641 34,348 Jul 8, 2024 03:38 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.
2,881 30,000 Jul 12, 2024 07:39 pm
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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.
382 2,486 Mar 31, 2024 03:19 pm
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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.
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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.
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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!
621 4,874 Jul 3, 2024 05:56 pm
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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!
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Coffee! Food for thought
This is the area to discuss creativity,theory,and psychology in our magic
4,464 104,966 Jul 11, 2024 05:03 pm
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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.
153 1,491 Jul 11, 2024 04:17 pm
by Tom Cutts  <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.
885 24,055 Jul 12, 2024 05:01 pm
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Coffee! APPS-alutely
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758 9,092 Jul 12, 2024 06:18 am
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Coffee! APPealing or APPalling?
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149 2,468 Jun 30, 2024 08:31 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?
137 2,436 May 8, 2024 10:22 pm
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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.
118 1,079 Feb 14, 2022 08:48 am
by Rodentia  <GO>
Coffee! The words we use
This area is to discuss ideas for Patter and the use of Scripts in our magical presentations.
593 6,775 Jul 11, 2024 08:52 pm
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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.
706 8,353 Jul 3, 2024 12:30 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.
168 3,225 Jul 6, 2024 03:38 pm
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