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Topic: Metro-Magic?
Message: Posted by: gkfreed (Oct 27, 2005 12:38PM)
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this, but are any of you planning on being at the Metro-Magic Covention in NJ on Nov 6? I'm looking forward to meeting some of you.

Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (Oct 27, 2005 01:05PM)
I'll be there one hand faroing in one hand, downs coin stars in the other.....lol
Message: Posted by: Jesse Feinberg (Oct 27, 2005 01:18PM)
Id be interested in going... whats up with gettin in? I cant do a one handed faro...lol
Message: Posted by: Paul (Oct 27, 2005 04:55PM)
I will certainly be there, looking forward to it, and the Kutztown convention the week after.

Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Oct 27, 2005 05:40PM)
I lived in Jersey all my life and the most I ever went to was the Round Table in Linden I got a chance to see Aldo in April but I join the military and BOOM all these things are happening in Jersey.
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Oct 27, 2005 07:35PM)
The godfather will also be there with Bells on. looking foward to meeting Café members.
ps charlie C is going as well as mickey silver......
Message: Posted by: magico (Oct 27, 2005 10:38PM)
I be there as well.

Patrick Guida

Jessiah - For details go to metro-magic.com
Message: Posted by: Ben Train (Oct 28, 2005 12:06AM)
I might.
Message: Posted by: SOHA (Oct 28, 2005 09:26AM)

I remember you from Mecca Magic.
Message: Posted by: Justin N. Miller (Oct 28, 2005 11:32AM)
Is there a link guys?
Justin Miller
Message: Posted by: SOHA (Oct 28, 2005 01:06PM)
Message: Posted by: spatrick (Oct 29, 2005 01:36PM)
I'll be there as well. Make sure we all say hi to each other.

S. Patrick
Message: Posted by: Paul (Nov 6, 2005 11:31PM)
Great convention, great evening close up session. A pleasure to see Steve doing his close up, creativity and off the wall humor, and Darwin and Bobby did not disappoint.

Look forward to next year's convention.

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 7, 2005 09:03AM)
Good to meet some café members there.

Steve Dusheck brought some new items to the convention.

Mickey showed (by example) how to treat an audience.

Vinny... where were you?
Message: Posted by: spatrick (Nov 7, 2005 10:06AM)
It was a great convention with some great names. I was also impressed with all the other names who just happened to come and hang out. Herb Zarrow, Mier Yedid, and Gary Freed (creator of "NFW" were also in attendance.

S. Parick
Message: Posted by: Glenn Watson (Nov 7, 2005 01:14PM)
I really enjoyed the convention.Steve is talented ,creative and very nice.
Bobby Gallo taught a great okito box subility.
I actually got to see Mickey Silver do his human slot machine. I think the whooshing sound adds to the trick.This is the most amazing effect I have seen.
The second most amazing thing I saw were the prices at Harolds deli.To charge $13 to $29 For a sandwich,Even a giant Sandwh
ich, iS amazing.
I will be Going to metro magic 2.Their stated goal is to have an intimate convention.They said they want to book 3 acts ,1) a top pro,2) a legend, and 3)a lesser known magician.
All goals were met I am more than satisfied.
Message: Posted by: Jeff (Nov 7, 2005 02:59PM)
I'd like to read a more indepth review of the convention, especially Dushek's lecture and material. I hope this event gives Steve the urge to do a lecture tour again.
I look forward to reading any reviews.

Message: Posted by: gkfreed (Nov 7, 2005 03:41PM)
Really nice convention! Steve Dusheck, Darwin Ortiz, Jonathan Townsend, Paul Hallas, Eric Jones,Mickey Silver, Meir Yedid......I know I'm forgetting a bunch, but what a great group for a small convention.
Message: Posted by: denny_Corby (Nov 7, 2005 04:04PM)
If you go to dushecks new site you can order his DVD which has all the material he did in the lecture. Amazing stuff.
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Nov 7, 2005 04:24PM)
Man, I can't believe I missed this. I hope to be at the next convention. What's duscheck's site by the way?
Message: Posted by: Glenn Watson (Nov 7, 2005 04:36PM)
David roth was in the lobby talking to Mickey Silver About 9pm.I sat next to Ken Krenzel at the close up show.Rich Morrata was also there.
I wish I had seen. Jonathan Townsand but I missed him.When I saw Mickey Silver I looked for a name badge saying Vinny but didn't see him either.
As denny said the dvd Steve was selling from 1982 had most of the effects. It only cost $10.
VcosNJ his site is stevedusheck. Just google it.
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Nov 7, 2005 05:13PM)
Thanks Glenn! I'll check it out!
Message: Posted by: denny_Corby (Nov 7, 2005 09:57PM)
Message: Posted by: Backdoor (Nov 8, 2005 05:47AM)
Just want to give my BIG shout-out here to a fine magic presentation by Bob Solari and Bill Wisch for their "Metro-Magic 1" convention on Sunday in Lyndhurst, NJ. There were tons of coin guys there to see Steve Dushek, Darwin Ortiz, and Bobby Gallo do their thing. These guys were absolutely amazing. There were fine dealers all over the place and the magic just wouldn't stop. The Café here was well discussed and admired along with many members in attendance, like Mano, the very clever Eric Jones, Joe, Rob Elliot, even Mr. Jonathan Townsend, and the absolutely amazing Mickey Silver.

One of our own, Eric Jones pulled out about 100 coins from his bag and did a little something with nearly every one of them. The guy is amazing. And Mickey Silver, UNBELIEVABLE! Forget what you heard, seeing is believing...The guy is absolutely one-of-a-kind in his ability and personableness! It was a full fledge evening of great magic, especially of the coin, front and center stage or in the hall way on your way to the bathroom or going for a bite to eat - The magic was everywhere! After watching Duscheck and Darwin do some amazing things, then Bobby Gallo just hit you with another shot right between the eyes. It just wouldn't stop and folks just loved it.

Bob Solari and Bill Wisch were most gracious hosts and worked throughout the evening making sure all was well with everyone, and spared no expense in bringing in great talent and great interest to and from the magic community - They are to be applauded. It was pretty well organized, a lot of sessioning going on all over the place. Great place to see and learn from some of the very best coin men out there, as well as close-up and cards. Hey, was that David Roth???...You better believe it was.

Great job guys on this first one, the next one you're gonna need the Hilton. It was quite amazing and I can't wait to next year's get together. Wonder who's coming to that one??? Thanks so much for making it happen. It was absolute magic!
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 8, 2005 06:48AM)
Mickey emailed last night to say that Roth showed up later that evening. That's good, and Ken Krenzel, Herb Zarrow and a few others made quiet appearances. Quite a turnout. There are a few nice pics of Mickey and SteveD clowning around at the restaurant in the afternoon. Had lunch next to Meir Yedid, Dick Brooks, DorothyD and Bob Little. Got to meet Eric and Marion there and then had to get moving around 6pm. Nice and social gathering. :)

Did you folks catch Darwin setting up from a brand new pack while talking for his first effect? Impressive.
Message: Posted by: Backdoor (Nov 8, 2005 09:33AM)
Mr. Townsend, Darwin is quite phenomenal. Got a chance to catch his act and he's exceptional, on another level, a real pro. Also, got a chance to meet and speak with Mr. Roth and he was pretty nice. He actually was more interested in Darwin and his cards than anything else. He had a very big smile on his face as he watched Darwin separate an entire deck into suits from memory, calling each card before turning it over, center dealing all the way. Remarkable! I like cards but not like I like coins, but it's hard not to like someone as gifted as Darwin Ortiz.

Hey Mr. Townsend, wish I had asked you to show me your VCA, been wanting to see that from you. Maybe next time for sure, ok?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 9, 2005 12:37PM)
On 2005-11-08 10:33, Backdoor wrote:...Hey Mr. Townsend, wish I had asked you to show me your VCA, been wanting to see that from you. Maybe next time for sure, ok?

I was there from 10:30am to 5:30 or 6pm. Even got to say hello to Marion (MB...) and we got along. Are you going to NEMCON?
Message: Posted by: yosef_dov (Nov 9, 2005 03:00PM)
Well DING DANG DONG!!! I stumble across this thread on NOVEMBER 9th !!! Aw, PHOOEY! I missed it! Guys, a little better advertising for the next one!

I'll be at Bob Little's in a couple of weeks...

Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Nov 9, 2005 03:21PM)
Charlie C and my self got straded in Las Vegas the flight was cancelled American west wouod not put us on another flight .. this is the worst air line nd I will never fly it again ....................
Sorry I missed the lecture I had planned for months to attend...my apologies to steve and other Café members I had hoped to meet
the godfather
ps jeff I will send you the dvd form dusheck lecture this dvd is his lecture notes...
Message: Posted by: Mark Zacharia (Nov 10, 2005 03:38PM)
Welcome! My name is Mark Zacharia and I had the privilege of performing in the lobby area during Metro-Magic. This gave me the opportunity to meet so many of you! It is energizing to be surrounded by genuine magic enthusiasts. Bob Solari is one of the true gentlemen of the magic community. He went out of his way to make sure everyone felt taken care of during his convention. Next year promises to be even better! Bob won't let me tell you the other pros whom he has signed yet for next year's lectures and close-up sessions, but I will be there lecturing and sessioning with you again. Please make a point of telling me you're from The Magic Café!--Mark Zacharia