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Coffee! Welcome to The Magic Café
Thank you for joining us...
2 2 Sep 7, 2001 04:01 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Announcements (Please Read)
Check here for news and information concerning the Café.
94 1,528 Mar 9, 2019 07:07 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 09:55 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
2,167 9,309 Sep 19, 2019 07:28 pm
by Steve Brooks  <GO>
Coffee! Our new arrivals
Here is a place for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of our community.
10,575 70,785 Sep 20, 2019 04:19 pm
by TomB  <GO>
Coffee! A Special Message For Lurkers
Please read...
1 1 Sep 23, 2001 09:25 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.
2,858 11,041 Sep 20, 2019 05:17 pm
by Ice cream magic  <GO>
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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.
7,459 104,214 Sep 20, 2019 02:33 pm
by mentaldiego  <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.
307 3,896 Aug 30, 2019 08:41 am
by TomB  <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.
1,201 6,852 Sep 14, 2019 11:04 am
by StephenRoy  <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.
65 188 Aug 10, 2019 05:43 am
by Dick Oslund  <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.
784 3,836 Sep 4, 2019 08:13 pm
by Kbuck54  <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.
116 440 Aug 10, 2019 05:49 am
by Dick Oslund  <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.
643 4,978 Aug 22, 2019 11:51 am
by Tzadik68  <GO>
Coffee! The Good News!
Topics on the art of gospel magic.
2,012 22,272 Sep 8, 2019 02:58 pm
by mrpiper  <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.
566 3,560 Sep 9, 2019 06:04 pm
by J M Talbot  <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.
513 4,277 Mar 24, 2019 08:52 am
by NEKKODDD  <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.
21 234 Sep 2, 2019 05:26 pm
by Madman13  <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.
101 945 Sep 14, 2019 06:09 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!
24,962 432,411 Sep 21, 2019 06:28 am
by Sixten  <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).
1,341 18,638 Sep 20, 2019 01:37 pm
by ejohn  <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).
3,349 34,160 Sep 19, 2019 08:01 am
by briancharles1002  <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.
347 2,550 Sep 2, 2019 08:47 pm
by holdingoutflat  <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.
1,184 17,018 Sep 20, 2019 04:46 pm
by Kights  <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).
861 10,965 Sep 11, 2019 06:07 pm
by mtstic44  <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.
155 559 Sep 18, 2019 04:50 am
by Kaan  <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.
114 362 Sep 15, 2019 06:13 pm
by Amduat  <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?
236 593 Sep 17, 2019 07:39 pm
by tincture  <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.
821 1,269 Sep 17, 2019 07:24 am
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.
3 3 Aug 31, 2019 10:36 am
by michaelmystic2003  <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!
968 11,705 Sep 15, 2019 07:27 am
by lemonjug  <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.
10,856 172,133 Sep 21, 2019 01:47 am
by David Neighbors  <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 )
3,634 50,265 Sep 20, 2019 10:02 pm
by Poof-Daddy  <GO>
Coffee! Paper money madness!
This area for discussions of tricks and effects using paper currency.(Misled, $100 Bill switch, Bill tube, etc)
1,140 13,575 Sep 19, 2019 07:38 pm
by jimgerrish  <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.
4,301 50,806 Sep 18, 2019 06:54 pm
by jimgerrish  <GO>
Coffee! Table hoppers & party strollers
General discussion on working restaurants and bars, as well as doing strolling magic
6,382 115,434 Sep 18, 2019 12:57 am
by MeetMagicMike  <GO>
Coffee! The side walk shuffle
Discussions on the serious art of busking.
3,605 55,366 Sep 20, 2019 05:31 am
by Dick Oslund  <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.
4,605 81,013 Sep 20, 2019 07:43 am
by David French  <GO>
Coffee! Where to put it all...
General discussions on prop management
997 11,794 Sep 2, 2019 08:21 am
by JoeLyons  <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.
698 15,843 Sep 1, 2019 09:32 pm
by ringmaster  <GO>
Coffee! Street Magic
Performing random acts of magic for a total stranger...
1,820 27,988 Sep 13, 2019 04:30 pm
by Andy Gemini  <GO>
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Stage, Platform and Parlour Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! Grand illusion
General discussion on large illusions.
8,585 112,090 Sep 13, 2019 10:32 am
by top_illusionist  <GO>
Coffee! Boxes, tubes & bags
Topics on living room type magic (tricky bottles,change bags,linking rings,etc)
4,079 52,861 Sep 21, 2019 07:45 am
by tbaer  <GO>
Coffee! Knots and loops
General discussion on rope magic
1,196 16,364 Sep 15, 2019 11:06 am
by FrankFindley  <GO>
Coffee! Finger/stage manipulation
Topics on billiard balls, thimbles, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, candles, dancing canes, card productions, zombie and more!
3,448 42,540 Sep 18, 2019 11:54 pm
by JNeal  <GO>
Coffee! F/X
Discussions on the use of lights, music, sound, fog, backdrops, etc.
2,721 26,644 Sep 4, 2019 01:37 am
by Ray Pierce  <GO>
Coffee! Lights...camera...action!
Topics covering performing on television, video, film, radio, and other media.
682 4,026 Jun 20, 2019 11:43 pm
by Bairefoot  <GO>
Coffee! Polly wants a cracker...
General discussion on using and caring for doves, rabbits, parrots and other livestock.
2,669 27,521 Sep 13, 2019 05:29 pm
by Dave Scribner  <GO>
Coffee! Smooth as silk
General discussion of magic with silks and handkerchiefs. Topics may include the caring of silks, folding, dyeing, etc.
1,787 19,880 Sep 18, 2019 07:17 pm
by OddFellow  <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.
36 757 Aug 24, 2019 12:30 am
by JoshDude849  <GO>
Coffee! Penny for your thoughts
General discussion of mentalism.
22,832 437,698 Sep 21, 2019 07:32 am
by John C  <GO>
Coffee! You are getting sleepy...very sleepy...
Serious discussions on the art and practice of Hypnosis.
1,694 28,442 Sep 17, 2019 07:01 pm
by mindpunisher  <GO>
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The Cellar Topics Posts Last Active
Coffee! The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!
If graveside magic is your thing...
10,622 163,253 Sep 21, 2019 07:19 am
by weepinwil  <GO>
Coffee! Once upon a time...
Magic routines presented in story form
321 2,567 Aug 27, 2019 09:11 pm
by ringmaster  <GO>
Coffee! Periods & styles of Magic
This forum is for specific discussions surrounding various Time Periods and Character Based Magic performing.
171 1,926 Aug 3, 2019 10:02 am
by Pizpor  <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!
274 2,948 Sep 15, 2019 05:55 pm
by TStone  <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.
10,240 178,931 Sep 21, 2019 08:49 am
by Guy Bar  <GO>
Coffee! All tied up!
General discussion covering escape magic. Topics include ropes,chains,boxes,handcuffs,strait jackets,etc.
3,419 42,043 Sep 19, 2019 05:17 am
by Dick Oslund  <GO>
Coffee! Oldies... but goodies!
Discussion on magic collecting (posters,autographs,old props,etc)
950 5,166 Sep 8, 2019 03:36 pm
by MrBob102  <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.
1,300 8,779 Sep 16, 2019 04:01 pm
by Bill Hegbli  <GO>
Coffee! Now that’s funny!
General discussion on comedy magic
1,832 107,739 Sep 21, 2019 07:42 am
by Wravyn  <GO>
Coffee! The workshop
This area is for those interested in building their own props
4,534 46,979 Sep 19, 2019 07:39 pm
by Anverdi-museum  <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)
5,322 84,297 Sep 20, 2019 04:44 pm
by Jerskin  <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.
395 3,254 Jan 26, 2019 01:05 pm
by Wx4usa  <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!
40 2,055 Sep 7, 2019 09:43 am
by Poor dini  <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!
1,398 17,201 Sep 18, 2019 03:36 pm
by Payner44  <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!
50 1,627 Sep 11, 2019 06:52 am
by Andy Moss  <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.
2,333 41,822 Sep 20, 2019 05:26 am
by tommy  <GO>
Coffee! Pardon me, sir...
Discussions pertaining to the art and practice of theatrical pickpocketing and the classic watch steal.
235 1,758 Sep 2, 2019 08:27 pm
by holdingoutflat  <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.
553 6,596 Sep 20, 2019 03:27 pm
by sjrw  <GO>
Coffee! Betchas
This forum dedicated to the discussion of bar bets, tricks, stunts and other silly wagers.
127 1,353 Sep 12, 2019 09:44 am
by Wravyn  <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.
499 3,834 Sep 18, 2019 04:45 am
by TomB  <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.
1,013 8,033 Jul 5, 2019 02:07 am
by donny  <GO>
Coffee! Ballooning 101
This forum dedicated to balloons and ballooning. Topics include technique, sculpture basics, types of balloons, etc.
1,587 14,446 Aug 22, 2019 10:00 am
by felixsun  <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!
1,976 23,681 Sep 19, 2019 05:33 am
by Budihaha  <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.
33 257 May 16, 2017 02:37 pm
by Chatterbox41  <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.
608 6,342 Sep 3, 2019 10:57 pm
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.
3,042 33,812 Sep 18, 2019 05:43 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.
5,479 37,942 Sep 18, 2019 11:52 am
by Bill08  <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...
14,603 427,770 Sep 21, 2019 08:56 am
by CopperChopCup  <GO>
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The Laboratory of Magic Topics Posts Last Active
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!
447 9,178 Sep 20, 2019 10:37 am
by Bill Hegbli  <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...
13 213 Dec 22, 2018 04:00 am
by Bill Hegbli  <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.
595 6,028 Jul 24, 2019 01:33 pm
by Arthur T  <GO>
Coffee! For the record
This forum is for topics and discussions related to the history and origins of various sleights, moves, and handlings.
165 1,556 Sep 16, 2019 08:38 pm
by Jonathan Townsend  <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.
1,226 10,551 Sep 13, 2019 11:25 am
by Wabojeg  <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.
494 4,109 Sep 19, 2019 03:17 pm
by Anatole  <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.
673 5,839 Sep 20, 2019 04:29 pm
by glowball  <GO>
Coffee! Seeing is believing
Discussions on the use and properties of optical illusions, and how these lines and drawings fool the eye.
230 1,591 Aug 6, 2019 09:39 pm
by Dr. O  <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.
1,140 12,719 Sep 18, 2019 09:15 pm
by Slim King  <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.
69 428 Sep 1, 2019 05:40 pm
by TheSecretFire  <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.
83 178 May 2, 2019 07:56 pm
by Steve Brooks  <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.
215 1,797 Sep 14, 2019 03:22 pm
by mantel  <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.
344 2,047 Sep 20, 2019 02:09 pm
by Richard Kaufman  <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.
25 91 May 10, 2016 11:04 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.
260 1,718 Jul 22, 2019 10:20 pm
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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 82 Dec 2, 2017 11:37 pm
by Magiguy  <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.
32 438 Mar 21, 2019 01:00 am
by Magiguy  <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 11:43 am
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Office of Advisement Topics Posts Last Active
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!
317 468 Aug 27, 2019 05:13 pm
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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 03:49 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!
110 373 May 31, 2017 08:56 pm
by MikeLiu  <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 07:04 pm
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Coffee! DVD/Video tape scene
My take on the newest titles...
33 33 Jan 29, 2012 11:14 pm
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Coffee! Books/Pamphlets/Notes
A cover to cover look...
20 20 Sep 24, 2007 09:57 pm
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Coffee! Tricks & Accessories
In your show, or in a drawer?
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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.
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Coffee! Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes
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4,545 57,344 Sep 20, 2019 12:21 pm
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Coffee! Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs.
This area for reviews of dvds, video tapes, audio tapes or compact discs exclusively.
4,906 75,096 Sep 6, 2019 05:13 pm
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Coffee! Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads
This area for reviews of Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads exclusively.
2,544 32,893 Sep 20, 2019 09:17 pm
by Wordsworth  <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.
1,057 23,817 Sep 20, 2019 01:10 pm
by ddyment  <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).
413 5,010 Aug 21, 2019 12:51 am
by Daston  <GO>
Coffee! Magical Accessories
This area is for reviews of magical accessories such as wands, cases, topits, playing cards, etc. only.
1,254 12,302 Sep 17, 2019 09:57 am
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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 Caf� sponsors are offering inside!
723 723 Sep 20, 2019 04:09 am
by Special this week...  <GO>
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.
225 1,517 Jun 28, 2019 07:16 pm
by FrankFindley  <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.
284 2,226 Sep 19, 2019 08:18 pm
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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.
5 6 Oct 29, 2006 01:33 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 44 Oct 22, 2018 06:12 am
by Danny Alan 2  <GO>
Coffee! A Hundreth Pleasant Conceipts - by Curtis Kam
Adventures in advanced coinmanship.
10 17 Nov 9, 2005 04:58 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 09:19 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 02:07 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 07:46 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.
44 70 Apr 21, 2018 12:34 pm
by George Ledo  <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 11:24 am
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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.
942 6,668 Sep 1, 2019 11:49 am
by obrienmagic  <GO>
Coffee! A tangled web we weave...
General discussion concerning magic on the internet
2,802 20,882 Sep 12, 2019 12:12 pm
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Coffee! So Happy together...
News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc.
4,423 33,393 Sep 19, 2019 02:14 pm
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Coffee! Not very magical, still...
A place to discuss things which have nothing to do with magic
20,281 447,407 Sep 21, 2019 08:03 am
by Cliffg37  <GO>
Coffee! Did you hear the latest?
Discussions on the latest news, gossip and rumors in the magic community.
2,719 28,179 Sep 17, 2019 03:58 pm
by slowkneenuh  <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.
374 2,425 Sep 20, 2019 09:28 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.
952 9,591 Sep 16, 2019 09:13 pm
by foolsnobody  <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.
2,289 29,201 Sep 19, 2019 02:15 pm
by lynnef  <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!
609 4,784 Aug 27, 2019 08:26 pm
by ryanshaw9572  <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!
1,526 5,075 Sep 19, 2019 06:39 pm
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Coffee! Food for thought
This is the area to discuss creativity,theory,and psychology in our magic
4,332 102,955 Sep 4, 2019 03:32 pm
by tommy  <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.
144 1,440 Sep 19, 2019 12:58 am
by FrankFindley  <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.
836 23,375 Sep 17, 2019 09:15 pm
by servant  <GO>
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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.
655 7,805 Sep 21, 2019 09:01 am
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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.
134 1,894 Sep 8, 2019 06:42 pm
by william_oconnell  <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?
125 2,076 Sep 18, 2019 11:17 am
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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.
117 1,076 Dec 29, 2018 11:38 am
by will lane  <GO>
Coffee! The words we use
This area is to discuss ideas for Patter and the use of Scripts in our magical presentations.
575 6,636 Aug 19, 2019 01:45 am
by ABREWCADABREW  <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.
687 8,134 Aug 28, 2019 04:15 pm
by stempleton  <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.
165 3,159 Aug 24, 2019 01:29 am
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