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Topic: The Official "Trick of the Year" thread- 2015
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 2, 2015 01:45PM)
Hiya Gang!

It's that time of year! Who will win [i][b]The Houdin[/b][/i] for 2015?!
[img]http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/12247010566_5a771b849a_z.jpg[/img]

First, why [i]"Houdin?"[/i]
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Roberthoudin.jpg[/img]

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin is known as the father of modern magic. He was born Jean Eugene Robert and took the "Houdin" portion when he married the daughter of one of the few watchmakers of the time who was still using old world techniques; Jacques Francois Houdin. So, in honor of love and the adding of something to yourself to make you better (in his case he took the name), the nature of watchmaking, creating, tinkering (something I think we, as creators all do!) and the simple coolness of the name, it's what I came up with!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Eug%C3%A8ne_Robert-Houdin


Okay- What is your favourite effect that was released in 2015?

Please submit up to 3 entries and we'll tally them up on Feb.01. The winner will relieve a special Limited Edition "Anything Is Possible" bottle- "Trick Of The Year" trophy, called THE HOUDIN AWARD! Fun!
[img]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/12247126704_22d8d06377_z.jpg[/img]


[b]1.[/b]
[b]2.[/b]
[b]3.[/b]

As, well, we now have "The Thurston Award"...
[img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/12247010906_b8d33865ba_z.jpg[/img]

This award will awarded to a creator who created an effect in 2015 and who represents the true Spirit of Magic. Great customer service, kind, and a gift to the community.

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/12247120274_75690876dc_z.jpg[/img]

Please submit one entry:

1).


And, while we're at it, let's look at some of the past winners that we were able to figure out:

[b]Houdin[/b] winners
______________

[b]2000:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2001:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2002:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2003:[/b] Passing Through by Kevin Parker
[b]2004:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2005:[/b] Sinful by Wayne Houchin
[b]2006:[/b] Fraud by Daniel Garcia
[b]2007:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2008:[/b] Multi-Dimensional by Craig Filicetti
[b]2009:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2010:[/b] Get Sharky by Christoph Borer
[b]2011:[/b] Industrial Revelation from Jamie D. Grant
[b]2012:[/b] Nest Of Wallets from Nick Einhorn
[b]2013:[/b] Inferno by Joshua Jay
[b]2014:[/b] Fair Play by Steve Haynes & Inferno by Bobby Hasbun


[b]Thurston[/b] winners
_______________________

[b]2013:[/b] Andy Nyman and The Code
[b]2014:[/b] Craig Filicetti, creator of Zodiac, RD Recharge, Evolution 2.0, and Private Eye




(Winners have been decided by researching the Magic Café for threads titled Trick of the Year, or something similar, that contained votes from the members.)

Ref: 2000: ,2001: ,2002: ,2003: ,2004: ,2005: ,2006: ,2007: ,2008: ,2009: ,2010: ,2011: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......=109&192
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And, gang, I know firsthand how much of an impact this thread will have on someone's life. Seriously. The prestige from this little thread will drive their sales through the roof. So please let's take this seriously, say nothing but nice things, and have fun! We're going to change someone's life!


[b]RULES:[/b]
_____________

So if you follwed this thread last year, things got a little bit complicated. What started out as a fun thread between pals several years ago has turned into a HUGE event and, you know what? That's a good thing! It shows that the art of magic is alive and well and that we're all passionate about it!! I think next year we might end up going to some sort of panel judging but, for this last year, we'll keep it to the old voting system one final time and see how we do. That said, to help reduce drama (we can never eliminate it, I'm afraid) let's try and keep to the following...

[b]Vote[/b] with [b]Trick Name[/b] and the [b]Creator Name[/b] for Trick of the Year (Houdin). Please [b]submit 3 Entries[/b].
Submit [b]1 Trick Name[/b] and [b]Creator Name[/b] for Customer Service/Spirit/Kindness of the Year (Thurston

If you have been selected and want to encourage your pals to take part...

[b]You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café for your vote to count. If you're new, that gives you over 2 months to join in the community and share in our passion.[/b]

It is impossible to police or enforce a "no asking your clients, friends, etc to vote" rule and, personally, I think it's silly to ask people not to share their excitement. How can you have a contest if you're not allowed to talk about it?! On that note, I ask that you please...

[b]Don't offer financial incentives.
Encourage people to vote for 3, not just one.
Limit the number of your announcements to 3 times.[/b]

I trust people (perhaps that's a fault, lol) but I also trust the voting public to choose what they [i]truly feel is the best[/i] and not just what soemone tells them to do.

Lastly, this is a thread for [b]JOY[/b]. Let me be clear- [b]HAPPINESS![/b] Any post that is not a vote or is something positive, I will ask for it to be deleted. There are other places on the Café (Right or Worng) for political disussions. But they won't be here.

Let's see how this goes!

~jamie
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 2, 2015 02:12PM)
Hurrah!!!

HOUDIN:

1. AMAZEBOX - MARK SHORTLAND

2. SCAN3D - CRAIG FILICETTI

3. SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY (me!)


THURSTON AWARD:


JEFF McBride (my dear friend and mentor)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 2, 2015 02:16PM)
May I make a suggestion -

Why don't all of you just cut and paste or quote this template below for your voting to make things groovy and easy + consistent?

Might help Jamie to tabulate the votes too without Red Bull :-) Jamie many thanks again for your enthusiasm and work on this yearly tradition.



HOUDIN:

1.

2.

3.


THURSTON AWARD:
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Dec 2, 2015 03:38PM)
1. TBC BOX (ME)
2. ROCK PAPER LIES DVD
3. SVEN PAD ;)

P.s. Can I add the Black Box ??
Message: Posted by: sbays (Dec 2, 2015 03:56PM)
I am going to echo Brett's entry as I feel these were the best this year.

HOUDIN:

1. AMAZEBOX - MARK SHORTLAND

2. SCAN3D - CRAIG FILICETTI

3. SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY


THURSTON AWARD: Craig Filicetti for Scan 3d and RD.
Message: Posted by: E.E. (Dec 2, 2015 05:22PM)
HOUDIN:

1.EVP- ALAN RORRISON
2.SVENPAD- BRETT BARRY
3.MANOEDA- EVER ELIZALDE (ME)

THURSTON AWARD:
E. RAYMOND CARLYLE
Message: Posted by: Mejais (Dec 2, 2015 05:32PM)
When is the deadline for voting?
Message: Posted by: Jon Allen (Dec 2, 2015 06:00PM)
1. Paragon 3D - Jon Allen (I'd vote for it even if it wasn't mine :))

2. Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon

3. Wordsmyth by Francis Menotti

(Does Perfect Score count as its a utility item not a trick?)
Message: Posted by: ruzifa (Dec 3, 2015 03:13AM)
Here're my votes! :D

HOUDIN:

1. CUBE3 - STEVEN BRUNDAGE (Once in a while, an effect will bring you back to the time when and why you started magic. And this product will actually motivate you to solve the legendary puzzle with 43 quintillion permutations. Plus, a speed cube, an affordable price tag, and yes, you could even come up with your own routines! This rocks!)

2. BANDWIDTH - GREGORY WILSON (Innovation has never been stretchingly simple and yet beautiful... Thanks Greg for letting this up!)

3. SCAN 3D - Craig Filicetti (Engineering brilliance, enough said)


THURSTON AWARD: Craig Filicetti for Scan 3D / Flex 5 (Just read the forum thread, his responses are polite and respectful)
Message: Posted by: Ceierry (Dec 3, 2015 04:16AM)
1. Bandwith by Gregory Wilson
2. Element by Kieron Johnson & Ellusionist
3. 10S Star Sign Divination (me)
Message: Posted by: Paul S Wingham (Dec 3, 2015 04:47AM)
HOUDIN:

1.Scan 3d by Promystic
2.Tequilla Hustler - Mark elsdon
3.Element by Kieron Johnson

THURSTON AWARD:
Craig fillicetti for scan 3d
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Dec 3, 2015 07:03AM)
1 Visionary 2
2 Tequilla Hustler
3 Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny

Thurston Award: Tony Miller
Message: Posted by: JustJoshinMagic (Dec 3, 2015 07:58AM)
Houdin

1. Revolution - Greg Wilson
2. Arthur - Chris Wiehl
3. The Search Engine Pen - Jeff Prace

Thurston

Rather than a person, can I go with a team? Jeff Kaylor and Anton James over at the Magic Estate
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Dec 3, 2015 08:49AM)
HOUDIN:

1. BREAK by Uday Jadugar

2. CHANGELING by Mark Lavelle

3. BLAZE by Tony & Jordan (Les French TWINS)


THURSTON AWARD:

Mark Mason
Message: Posted by: Randy Marsh (Dec 3, 2015 10:24AM)
1. Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor

(I didn't buy much magic this year, so I'm only voting for one trick)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 3, 2015 10:30AM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, Randy Marsh wrote:
1. Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor

(I didn't buy much magic this year, so I'm only voting for one trick) [/quote]

Understood - but as Jamie asked PLEASE try to all vote for 3 items.

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: alexlatorre (Dec 3, 2015 01:10PM)
1. Cube 3 by Steven Brundage
2. Revolution by Gregory Wilson
3. Element by Kieron Johnson
Message: Posted by: AaronAcosta (Dec 3, 2015 01:21PM)
1. Bandwith by Gregory Wilson
2. Arthur - Chris Wiehl
3. AMAZEBOX - MARK SHORTLAND
Message: Posted by: mndude (Dec 3, 2015 02:02PM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, Randy Marsh wrote:
1. Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor

(I didn't buy much magic this year, so I'm only voting for one trick) [/quote]

Understood - but as Jamie asked PLEASE try to all vote for 3 items.

Thanks! [/quote]

So if we haven't bought much this year, should we vote based on a trailer and what looks cool?
Message: Posted by: pancho247 (Dec 3, 2015 02:04PM)
I think this thread is great, I'm eagerly watching how it all pans out. Book of the year thread is also a winner. I don't have enough posts to vote though. 😩
Message: Posted by: nonprofitmagic (Dec 3, 2015 02:45PM)
No, can't vote unless you purchased 3 effects.

Kevin

[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, mndude wrote:
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, Randy Marsh wrote:
1. Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor

(I didn't buy much magic this year, so I'm only voting for one trick) [/quote]

Understood - but as Jamie asked PLEASE try to all vote for 3 items.

Thanks! [/quote]

So if we haven't bought much this year, should we vote based on a trailer and what looks cool? [/quote]
Message: Posted by: danskefogden (Dec 3, 2015 03:56PM)
1. amazebox
2. gonzo
3. oh snap
Message: Posted by: theoriginalman (Dec 3, 2015 04:34PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Cube3 by Steven Brundage: I remember when I first viewed this being done and the feeling of awe and excitement, its perfect and it makes one think.

2.Revolution by Greg Wilson: This is really not a "trick" but it sure is fun to do and it does make you look good doing it.:)

3.Cointum-Leap By Justin Morris : Its a cheap trick (only in price) but it really looks good and you will fool yourself each time you do this.

THURSTON AWARD:

Steve Brundage, How many magicians are willing to give away a trick (milisecond solve)that people were willing to pay dearly to have and customer service was the best.
Message: Posted by: TheSecretFire (Dec 3, 2015 05:25PM)
1) Arthur - Christopher Wiehl
2) A Time to Remember - Myself (From: The Book of Light)
3) The Wizard in the Sky - Art Vanderlay (From: Given Flight by Demons Wings)
Message: Posted by: George Hunter (Dec 3, 2015 08:25PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Conan Doyle and the Black Penny

2. Rock, Paper, Lies

3. Tequila Hustler


THURSTON AWARD: Stephen Young, for Visionary 2 and other close-up and parlor mentalism effects-- for innovation, good teaching, and care for his clients.


George
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 3, 2015 08:32PM)
HOUDIN

TBC BOX-LUCA VOLPE
SVENPAD-BRETT BARRY
AMAZEBOX-MARK SHORTLAND

THURSTON AWARD
MARK MASON FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PRODUCTS
AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Dec 4, 2015 08:16PM)
HOUDIN





SCAN3D - CRAIG F
SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT B.
AMAZBOX- Mark Shortland



THURSTON AWARD:
The man of many talents.....Mr. Craig fillicetti- scan 3D, RD, Sophie.
Message: Posted by: koreancanuck (Dec 4, 2015 11:53PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Code Breaker by Gregory Wilson and Michael Murray

2. Tembus by Robert Bertrance

3. Screen Test by Steve Dimmer


THURSTON AWARD:

Richard Sanders for Extreme Burn: Locked and Loaded. In my experience in the last year, he went above and beyond in customer service when I ordered his products, including Locked and Loaded.
Message: Posted by: Aljaz Son (Dec 5, 2015 06:45AM)
1. Element by Kieron Johnson
2. O.C.L. by Ben Williams
3. Big Four Poker by Tom Dobrowolski
Message: Posted by: chriswiehl (Dec 5, 2015 05:45PM)
1. Arthur by Chris Wiehl
2. Unbelievealope by Jeff Kaylor
3. Cube3 Steve Brundage

Thurston, Nicholas Lawrence. He has come a very long way in such a short time but he doesn't let anything bring him down. His magic is crazy amazing and he has a great personality. Very excited to see what he does with Sensor magic!
Message: Posted by: rjs (Dec 6, 2015 11:23AM)
HOUDIN:

1. Screen Test

2. Last Laugh (Mark Elsdon)

3. Phil Smith DMC Black Gold Marked Deck


THURSTON AWARD: Andi Gladwin (Vanishing Inc)
Message: Posted by: Galileo (Dec 6, 2015 05:18PM)
1. Cube 3 by Steven Brundage
2. SvenPad Brett Barry
3. Element by Kieron Johnson
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Dec 7, 2015 03:38PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Tequila Hustler by Mark Elsdon

2. Rock Paper Lies by Jay DiBase

3. scan 3D by Craig Filicetti


THURSTON AWARD: Craig Filicetti for secret stuff.
Message: Posted by: Hansel (Dec 8, 2015 08:55AM)
Houdin:

1. Amazebox (M.Shortland)

2. Victorian Coins in Glass (K. Hartbottle)

3. The Vault (D. PENN)
Message: Posted by: AidanHeritage (Dec 8, 2015 09:50AM)
Houdin

1. AMAZEBOX - MARK SHORTLAND
2. Arthur - Chris Wiehl
3. The Search Engine Pen - Jeff Prace

Thurston
Richard Sanders for Extreme Burn: Locked and Loaded.
Message: Posted by: Chris Jenkins (Dec 8, 2015 12:53PM)
HOUDIN

1. Visionary 2.0 - Stephen Young
2. Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon
3. Amazebox - Mark Shortland

Thurston

Stephen Young with Visionary 2.0 (no reason I can't vote for this twice?!)
Message: Posted by: Aljaz Son (Dec 8, 2015 05:41PM)
[quote]On Dec 5, 2015, chriswiehl wrote:
1. Arthur by Chris Wiehl
2. Unbelievealope by Jeff Kaylor
3. Cube3 Steve Brundage
[/quote]

Wait, you can vote for yoursefl?! Can I change my vote?! ;P
Message: Posted by: mndude (Dec 8, 2015 07:21PM)
Thurston: Gregory Wilson.

I went to a trade show this summer, in Gregory was there. He was awesome to work with! He arbitrarily gave discounts on products after I had already brought them for purchase! Tons of fun buying from the guy also.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 8, 2015 10:10PM)
Okay, gang! Great work so far! This has been the best voting yet! Everyone has been so positive! (and please feel free to help me double-check the counts, names, etc.)


[b]Current Leaderboard:[/b]
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[b]THE HOUDIN[/b]

[b]1)[/b] Amazebox by Mark Shortland [i](9 votes) [/i]
[b]2)[/b] Svenpad Supreme – Brett Barry [i](7 votes) [/i]
[b]3)[/b] SCAN3D - Craig Filicetti [i](6 votes) [/i]

10S Star Sign Divination by Ceierry [i](1 vote)[/i]
A Time to Remember by TheSecretFire [i](1 vote) [/i]
Amazebox by Mark Shortland [i](9 votes) [/i]
Arthur by Chris Wiehl [i](5 votes) [/i]
Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson [i](3 votes) [/i]
Big Four Poker by Tom Dobrowolski [i](1 vote) [/i]
Blaze by Tony & Jordan [i](1 vote) [/i]
Break by Uday Jadugar [i](1 vote) [/i]
Changeling by Mark Lavelle [i](1 vote) [/i]
Code Breaker by Gregory Wilson and Michael Murray [i](1 vote) [/i]
Cointum Leap By Justin Morris [i](1 vote) [/i]
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny [i](2 vote) [/i]
CUBE3 Steven Brundage [i](5 votes) [/i]
DMC Black Gold Marked Deck by Phil Smith [i](1 vote) [/i]
Element by Kieron Johnson & Ellusionist [i](5 votes) [/i]
EVP by Alan Rorrison [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gonzo by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Last Laugh by Mark Elsdon [i](1 vote) [/i]
Manoeda- Eever Elizalde [i](1 vote) [/i]
O.C.L. by Ben Williams [i](1 vote) [/i]
Oh Snap by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Paragon 3D - Jon Allen [i](1 vote) [/i]
Revolution by Greg Wilson [i](3 votes) [/i]
Rock Paper Lies by ? [i](3 votes) [/i]
SCAN3D - Craig Filicetti [i](6 votes) [/i]
Screen Test by Steve Dimmer [i](2 votes) [/i]
Svenpad Supreme – Brett Barry [i](7 votes) [/i]
TBC Box by Luca Volpe [i](2 votes) [/i]
Tembus by Robert Bertrance [i](1 vote) [/i]
Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon [i](5 votes) [/i]
The Search Engine Pen by Jeff Prace [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Vault by David Penn [i](1 vote) [/i]
The Wizard in the Sky by Art Vanderlay [i](1 vote) [/i]
Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor [i](2 votes) [/i]
Victorian Coins in Glass by K. Hartbottle [i](1 vote) [/i]
Visionary 2.0 by Stephen Young [i](2 votes) [/i]
Wordsmyth by Francis Menotti [i](1 vote) [/i]

______________________________________________________


[b]THE THURSTON AWARD[/b]

[b]1)[/b] Craig Filicetti [i](5 votes) [/i]

Andi Gladwin [i](1 vote) [/i]
Craig Filicetti [i](5 votes) [/i]
E. Raymond Carlyle [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gregory Wilson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jeff Kaylor and Anton James over at the Magic Estate [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jeff McBride [i](1 vote) [/i]
Mark Mason [i](2 votes) [/i]
Nicholas Lawrence [i](1 vote) [/i]
Richard Sanders [i](2 votes) [/i]
Steve Brundage [i](1 vote) [/i]
Stephen Young [i](2 votes) [/i]
Tony Miller [i](1 vote) [/i]
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 8, 2015 10:14PM)
[b]Previous Winners of : [/b]

[b]The Houdin[/b]
_____________________________________________________

[b]2000: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2001: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2002: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2003: [/b] Passing Through by Kevin Parker
[b]2004: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2005: [/b] Sinful by Wayne Houchin
[b]2006: [/b] Fraud by Daniel Garcia
[b]2007: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2008: [/b] Multi-Dimensional by Craig Filicetti
[b]2009: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2010: [/b] Get Sharky by Christoph Borer
[b]2011: [/b] Industrial Revelation from Jamie D. Grant
[b]2012: [/b] Nest Of Wallets from Nick Einhorn
[b]2013: [/b] Inferno by Joshua Jay
[b]2014: [/b] Fair Play by Steve Haynes & Inferno by Bobby Hasbun


[b]The Thurston Award[/b]
____________________________________________________

[b]2013:[/b] Andy Nyman
[b]2014:[/b] Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: MagicalEducator (Dec 8, 2015 10:57PM)
Houdin

1. Tequila Hustle (Miind FX/Mark Eldson)
2. Black Box (Eric Samuels/Promystic)
3.Victorian Coins in Glass (K. Hartbottle)

Thurston
Jeff McBride my teacher who adds so much to our magical community.
Message: Posted by: magic11ryan (Dec 9, 2015 12:48PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Cube 3 by Steven Brundage

2. Insight by Hugo Shelley

3. EVP by Alan Rorrison
Message: Posted by: Sh9bum9 (Dec 9, 2015 07:39PM)
HOUDIN

1. Amazebox - Mark Shortland
2. DMC Black Gold Marked Deck -- Phil Smith
3. Mentalist Symbol Pack -- Anton James
Message: Posted by: bertolla (Dec 10, 2015 02:29AM)
Houdin:

1. CUPP App

2. UTP

3. Da Vinci Box from Thomas Pohle

Thurston

Cesar Alonso - Creator and Owner of Cesaral Magic
Message: Posted by: Mikael (Dec 10, 2015 03:46AM)
1. Cube 3 - Steven Brundage
2. Svenpad Supreme - Brett Barry
3. Magic Squared - Andi Gladwin
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Dec 10, 2015 05:08AM)
Houdin:

1. Insight - Hugo Shelley
2. Cube3 - Steven Brundage
3. Rock, Paper, Lies - Jay Di Biase

Thurston:

Christian Schenk (Phoenix decks)
Message: Posted by: Sebastian J. (Dec 10, 2015 08:57AM)
1.Tequila Hustle Mark Elsdon
2.Flex System
3.Svengali Pads Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: LukeBrady (Dec 10, 2015 10:16AM)
1. Sven Pad Supreme (Brett Barry)
2. Amaze Box
Message: Posted by: trinity (Dec 10, 2015 10:53AM)
Trick of the year
Cesar
CUPP
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 10, 2015 12:11PM)
Please try to vote for 3 things!

Thank you.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 10, 2015 03:03PM)
1) SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY
2) Black B*x - Eric Samuels
3) Scan3D - Me
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 10, 2015 03:31PM)
[quote]On Dec 10, 2015, trinity wrote:
Trick of the year
Cesar
CUPP [/quote]


RULES:
_____________

So if you follwed this thread last year, things got a little bit complicated. What started out as a fun thread between pals several years ago has turned into a HUGE event and, you know what? That's a good thing! It shows that the art of magic is alive and well and that we're all passionate about it!! I think next year we might end up going to some sort of panel judging but, for this last year, we'll keep it to the old voting system one final time and see how we do. That said, to help reduce drama (we can never eliminate it, I'm afraid) let's try and keep to the following...

Vote with Trick Name and the Creator Name for Trick of the Year (Houdin). Please submit 3 Entries.
Submit 1 Trick Name and Creator Name for Customer Service/Spirit/Kindness of the Year (Thurston

If you have been selected and want to encourage your pals to take part...

You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café for your vote to count. If you're new, that gives you over 2 months to join in the community and share in our passion.
Message: Posted by: JoelDickinson (Dec 10, 2015 05:05PM)
1) Star Trik by Adam Hudson
2) Cerberus Wallet by Daniel Meadows
3) Code Break by me :)
Message: Posted by: Peckham (Dec 10, 2015 06:41PM)
HOUDIN:

Victorian Coins in Glass
Wordsmyth
Sympathetic 10
Message: Posted by: pcrpttc (Dec 10, 2015 08:18PM)
1) Code Breaker by Michael Murray and Gregory Wilson
2) Amazebox Mark Shortland
3) Scan3D Craig
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Dec 11, 2015 12:05AM)
[quote]On Dec 10, 2015, pcrpttc wrote:
1) Code Breaker by Michael Murray and Gregory Wilson
2) Amazebox Mark Shortland
3) Scan3D Craig [/quote]

Wow!
All 28 posts were posted today. There wasn't anything meaningful either.
You should read the rules for voting.
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Dec 11, 2015 01:38AM)
Here are the votes of the Dutch jury....
(I'm biased for my own creations of course.)
😊

1) Visionary 2.0 by Stephen Young
2) Flictionary by Steve Haresign
3) A Piece Of My Mind by Michael Murray



Thurston nomination goes to Michael Murray
Message: Posted by: pcrpttc (Dec 11, 2015 07:22AM)
[quote]On Dec 11, 2015, Ihop wrote:
[quote]On Dec 10, 2015, pcrpttc wrote:
1) Code Breaker by Michael Murray and Gregory Wilson
2) Amazebox Mark Shortland
3) Scan3D Craig [/quote]

Wow!
All 28 posts were posted today. There wasn't anything meaningful either.
You should read the rules for voting. [/quote] I am sorry I forgot about the rules and my posts are not anything meaningful to you. I will try to make my post more meaningful and helpful to the others.
I am apologize
Message: Posted by: RobDeGroof (Dec 11, 2015 11:29AM)
1. Visionary 2.0 (Stephen Young)
2. BIP Book - Scott Creasey
3. Inject - Greg Rostami
Message: Posted by: tricky360 (Dec 11, 2015 12:03PM)
1: Visionary 2 Stephen Young.

2 Tequila Hustle. Mark Elsdon.

3 Rock paper lies. Jay De Baise.
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Dec 11, 2015 01:32PM)
Houdin:

Black Box - Samuels
Insight - Shelley
Sven Pads Supreme - Barry

Thurston

Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: ArtIn (Dec 12, 2015 03:34AM)
Houdin

1. Inject - Greg Rostami
2. Stephen Young - The Visionary 2.0
3. Stegosaurus- Phill Smith

Thurston

1. Scan 3D - Craig Filicetti (best customer service!)
Message: Posted by: Wardy (Dec 12, 2015 03:39AM)
Visionary 2.0 - Stephen Young

Sven pads supreme - Brett Barry

Tequila hustler - Mark Elsdon

Thurston - Stephen Young : best customer service I have come across(sent me 4 products to pay anytime, first time customer) great follow up emails, awesome thinking (Visionary & PICT-ionage are pure genius!)
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Dec 12, 2015 04:35AM)
1. SvenPad, Brett Barry
2. Amazebox, Mark Shortland
3 .Revolution, Greg Wilson



Thurston- Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: MichaelJae (Dec 12, 2015 03:03PM)
1. Combine - Michael Jae
2. Tembus - Robert Bertrance
3. Revolution - Gregory Wilson
Message: Posted by: TomConsole (Dec 12, 2015 04:01PM)
1. Sven Pads....Brett Barry
2. Unbelievalope.....Jeff Kaylor
3. Double Cross.....Mark Southworth


Tom
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Dec 13, 2015 03:51AM)
I do not want to disturb, but I have to admit that I am simply not willing to vote. Each year there are a bunch of things they could deserve this title, but at the same time there are too many things you can not compare with each other. And the more expensive a trick is the less people will vote for it as they didn't purchase it. How can you compare a well done and useful prop like the SvenPad with a complex system like the CUPP or Scan3D? E. g., I use all three, but do not compare. I think it might make sense to vote for a book of the year, more comparable, but tricks??

A different story might be the vote for the Thurston Award although inventors of "cheaper" tricks might get in first... I fully agree that Craig Filicetti got awarded more than one time. But there are two other guys right now who would deserve this award easily: Cesar Alonso and Eric Samuels... who invented several unbelievable "systems" which are (thanks God) not for the masses. Jan
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Dec 13, 2015 04:02AM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, nonprofitmagic wrote:
No, can't vote unless you purchased 3 effects.

Kevin

[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, mndude wrote:
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, Randy Marsh wrote:
1. Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor

(I didn't buy much magic this year, so I'm only voting for one trick) [/quote]

Understood - but as Jamie asked PLEASE try to all vote for 3 items.

Thanks! [/quote]

So if we haven't bought much this year, should we vote based on a trailer and what looks cool? [/quote] [/quote]
Please read the rules again carefully gents. Jamie states "Please submit UP TO 3 entries and we'll tally them up on Feb.01". So no need to vote for three.

I think it's important people are not put off voting by this type of misinformation.
Message: Posted by: Rudy Sanchez (Dec 13, 2015 08:52AM)
[quote]On Dec 13, 2015, JanForster wrote:
I do not want to disturb, but I have to admit that I am simply not willing to vote. Each year there are a bunch of things they could deserve this title, but at the same time there are too many things you can not compare with each other. And the more expensive a trick is the less people will vote for it as they didn't purchase it. How can you compare a well done and useful prop like the SvenPad with a complex system like the CUPP or Scan3D? E. g., I use all three, but do not compare. I think it might make sense to vote for a book of the year, more comparable, but tricks??

A different story might be the vote for the Thurston Award although inventors of "cheaper" tricks might get in first... I fully agree that Craig Filicetti got awarded more than one time. But there are two other guys right now who would deserve this award easily: Cesar Alonso and Eric Samuels... who invented several unbelievable "systems" which are (thanks God) not for the masses. Jan [/quote]

Jan is absolutely correct! It is impossible to compare.

Thank you Jan, very well said.
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Dec 13, 2015 10:11AM)
Rubbish! If that's the case we may as well pack up and go home now. Why not join in the fun rather than ruin the party for everyone else?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 13, 2015 10:53AM)
Jan brings up as usual good food for thought.

At this stage it seems like a nearly $400 product (Scan3D) is vying for top position and deservedly so. That actually disproves the notion that only less expensive products have a shot to win.

SCAN3d is not a mass market product (and I agree with the thanks god statement) and I would also hazard to guess that those like me who own such nice things might not necessarily want a huge spotlight on such a beautiful secret.

Cesar and Eric's items may in fact deserve heaps of praise but (because of the justifiably high price) have a more limited audience and less potential votes.

So these yearly beauty contests - like any contest - is imperfect.

But every year I look forward to reading through the thread as for me it is quite useful in pointing me towards many cool items that I was unaware of and may have missed. As I recall one of last year's winners (Inferno by my friend Bobbby Hasbun) was a book.

Contests are imperfect - but they can still be useful and fun. I always look forward to Jamie's yearly party.
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Dec 13, 2015 11:00AM)
Very good post saysold1 (sorry I don't know your actual name). All good reasons explaining why people should take part. Tony
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 13, 2015 03:27PM)
Very good post Brett.As a magician foremost.
Some of my most important utility's are the strongest.
The tt for example very cheap is the strongest weapon
in my arsenial.
Todd
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 13, 2015 03:54PM)
ALRIGHT BACK TO THE VOTING!

:-)
Message: Posted by: mndude (Dec 13, 2015 10:02PM)
[quote]On Dec 13, 2015, Rudy Sanchez wrote:
[quote]On Dec 13, 2015, JanForster wrote:
I do not want to disturb, but I have to admit that I am simply not willing to vote. Each year there are a bunch of things they could deserve this title, but at the same time there are too many things you can not compare with each other. And the more expensive a trick is the less people will vote for it as they didn't purchase it. How can you compare a well done and useful prop like the SvenPad with a complex system like the CUPP or Scan3D? E. g., I use all three, but do not compare. I think it might make sense to vote for a book of the year, more comparable, but tricks??

A different story might be the vote for the Thurston Award although inventors of "cheaper" tricks might get in first... I fully agree that Craig Filicetti got awarded more than one time. But there are two other guys right now who would deserve this award easily: Cesar Alonso and Eric Samuels... who invented several unbelievable "systems" which are (thanks God) not for the masses. Jan [/quote]

Jan is absolutely correct! It is impossible to compare.

Thank you Jan, very well said. [/quote]

I'm assuming many are voting for what they have obsevered a trick to do, not necisarily purchased, otherwise, all votes would be based on the handful of tricks everyone purchased this year.
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Dec 14, 2015 12:28AM)
You assume - and I assume that your observation is wrong as your observation is a mere and unfounded guesswork :) . Jan
Message: Posted by: TheBentos (Dec 14, 2015 10:21AM)
Houdin

1. Scan 3D - Craig Filicetti
2. Paragon 3D - Jon Allen
3. Stegosaurus- Phill Smith

Thurston

1. Dave Bonsall - Propdog
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Dec 14, 2015 02:13PM)
Houdin

1. Ultimate Rising Card - Marc Antoine
2. EyeQ - Paralabs
3. Insight - Hugo Shelley


Thurston

1. Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: Bietfriek (Dec 14, 2015 05:11PM)
Houdin:

1. Visionary 2.0 by Stephen Young
2. Cube 3 by Steven Brundage
3. Tequila Hustler by Mark Elsdon

Thurston:
This one is very difficult...so a top 4, just cannot skip the other guys.

1. Craig Filicetti
2. Paralabs (
3. Michael Murray
4. Stephen Young
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Dec 14, 2015 11:11PM)
Houdin:
1. Paragon 3D - Jon Allen

Thurston:
1. Mark Mason
2. Jon Allen
3. Tony Miller
Message: Posted by: Astrolan (Dec 15, 2015 10:54AM)
1. AMAZEBOX - MARK SHORTLAND
2. SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY
3. DOUBLE CROSS - MARK SOUTHWORTH
Message: Posted by: Mark8infiniti (Dec 15, 2015 03:13PM)
1) WISHBONE - Paul Harris Presents
2) ARTHUR - Chris Wheil
3) Phantom - Peter Eggink
Message: Posted by: DynaMix (Dec 15, 2015 04:08PM)
Houdin:

1. Stephen Young - The Visionary 2.0
2. Inject - Greg Rostami
3. Calculated Risk - Michael Murray

Thurston

1. Craig Filicetti - he'll pretty much always get this from me!
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Dec 16, 2015 07:18AM)
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for those who are voting The Visionary among their top 3 effects.
Very humbled and extremely happy.
Thanks guys.

Steve
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Dec 16, 2015 08:55AM)
Houdin:

Scan 3D by Craig Filicetti
Victorian Coins In Glass by K. Hartbottle
Shell Shocked by Mark Mason and Bob Swadling

Thurston:

Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: Nyama Possessor (Dec 16, 2015 11:28AM)
HOUDIN AWARD:

1. [i][b]The Alchemist's Square[/b][/i] by Christopher J. Gould (Alchemy Moon)

2. [i][b]Heaven and Hell[/b][/i] by MR. Darkness

3. [i][b]King in the Green[/b][/i] by Paul Kostrach and Christopher J. Gould (Alchemy Moon)


THURSTON AWARD:

Jim Magus (for his trust, his generosity and his word)
Message: Posted by: Don-G (Dec 17, 2015 02:43PM)
Houdin

1. Rock Paper Lies Jay DiBase.
2. Tequilla Hustler Mark Elsdon.
3. BIP Book Scott Creasy.
Message: Posted by: Necromancer (Dec 18, 2015 10:22AM)
I saw on another thread that people might not be mentioning The Xpert because it's a "reissue."
My humble opinion (which has absolutely no bias at all—just because it's my product, how could I possibly be biased even a smidge?) is that the video is a NEW item.

10 years ago, The Xpert was marketed as a booklet and gimmick in a plastic bag. And there were only four effects.
The 2015 release is a video with gimmick containing EIGHT effects plus a complete TUTORIAL for making your own gimmick.
It was a lot of work to put together and several years in the making, so I hope you'll find it was worth it.

With that said, here are a few purchases I'm glad I made this past year (I'm a little behind the times, so not everything came out in 2015, but they're new to me)—
1. Beyond Black—terrific novel about psychic entertainment by Hilary Mantel
2. Scryer's Black & White Book by Richard Webster
3. David Corsaro's Lecture Notes
Message: Posted by: Marc O (Dec 20, 2015 02:07AM)
[quote]On Dec 13, 2015, JanForster wrote:
I do not want to disturb, but I have to admit that I am simply not willing to vote. Each year there are a bunch of things they could deserve this title, but at the same time there are too many things you can not compare with each other. And the more expensive a trick is the less people will vote for it as they didn't purchase it. How can you compare a well done and useful prop like the SvenPad with a complex system like the CUPP or Scan3D? E. g., I use all three, but do not compare. I think it might make sense to vote for a book of the year, more comparable, but tricks??
[/quote]

Maybe we should be happy that products which cost hundreds of dollars will not become, with all due respect, TRICK OF THE YEAR.
Most of the time, well at least in the mentalism part of this forum, we want to keep things for ourself or at least "underground".
Almost everybody who is serious with developing their mentalism routines is aware of, for example, the beautiful stuff Greg puts out.
But do we want to share those products with the WHOLE magic community, such like newbies who have just started in magic and stumble on this thread?
(I am aware that there are advertisements for these products around, but the more low profile these products are, the better I think they are).

Please understand that I am not trying to bash a newcomer or a card magician because those guys will also have material that they hoped would not have been shared with the whole world just for the purpose of showing how good a product is.

Just strange to see how in about every topic of the Penny forum someone yells "this should be in inner" while in here we try to get attention to great products....
Message: Posted by: Elliot Nicklas (Dec 20, 2015 04:24AM)
1. SvenPad, Brett Barry
2. Revolution, Greg Wilson
3.Amazebox, Mark Shortland
Message: Posted by: charlies_hat (Dec 20, 2015 09:48AM)
Houdin:

1. Paragon 3d, Jon Allen
2. Amazebox, Mark Shortland
3. Secret Servante, Sean Goodman

Thurston

1. No question, Richard Sanders by a mile
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 20, 2015 11:52AM)
Houdin:

1)Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson
2) Scan 3d by Promystic
3) Amazebox
Message: Posted by: metaplayer (Dec 20, 2015 04:07PM)
Houdin:
1. Paragon-3D ,Jon Allen
2. Victorian Coins in Glass, Harbottle
3. Under Wraps, Mark Mason

Thurston:
Mark Mason
Message: Posted by: MR Effecto (Dec 21, 2015 08:24AM)
Houdin:

1)Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson.

2) Double Deception Deluxe. Mark Mason

3) Secret Servante, Sean Goodman.

Thurston: Mark Mason
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 22, 2015 12:57AM)
Houdin:

1) Victorian Coins and Glass
2) Fobulous (Steve Shufton)
3) C4 - Color Changing Card Case (Jonathan Levit)

Thurston:

Steve Shufton
Message: Posted by: Shufton (Dec 23, 2015 01:59AM)
J-Mac,

Thanks - twice! I so appreciate your support, and glad you like Fobulous!

-Steve
Message: Posted by: taller8 (Dec 24, 2015 12:05PM)
Amazebox, Mark Shortland
Secret Servante, Sean Goodman
DMC Elites Marked Deck
Message: Posted by: Darkness (Dec 24, 2015 04:49PM)
HOUDIN AWARD:

1. Heaven & Hell Pendulum - MR. Darkness - Alchemy Moon

2. The Alchemist's Square - Christopher J. Gould - Alchemy Moon

3. Down the Hatch - Brynmore

THURSTON AWARD:
Christopher J. Gould
Message: Posted by: Martello (Dec 25, 2015 07:51AM)
1. Street Thief (Harris, AG)
2.Amazebox (Shortland)
3, The Unbelievealope (Kaylor)
Message: Posted by: Craigers (Dec 25, 2015 02:35PM)
1. The Last Laugh Elsdon
2. Unbelievalope Kaylor
3. RA Rostami
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Dec 25, 2015 09:40PM)
Bought tons of stuff this year plus went to FISM, the only three effect remains in my memory as follows:-

Houdini

1. Insight - Hugo Shelley
2. ARTHUR - Chris Wheil
3. Double Cross - Mark Southworth
Message: Posted by: Papasmurf (Dec 25, 2015 10:33PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Amazebox - Mark Shortland

2. Sven pads supreme - Brett Barry

3. Double Cross - Mark Southworth


THURSTON AWARD:
Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Dec 26, 2015 08:01AM)
Houdin:

1. Amazebox
2.svenpad surpreme

Thurston award :
-Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: jordi_narpati (Dec 27, 2015 03:42AM)
Houdin:

1. Amazebox-Mark Southworth
2. WordySmyth- Francis Menotti
3. Double Cross- Mark Southworth

Thurston:
Mark mason
Message: Posted by: jordi_narpati (Dec 27, 2015 05:27AM)
[quote]On Dec 27, 2015, jordi_narpati wrote
Fixed a typo should be shortland ignore the previous post
Houdin:

1. Amazebox-Mark Shortland
2. WordySmyth- Francis Menotti
3. Double Cross- Mark Southworth

Thurston:
Mark mason [/quote]
Message: Posted by: chrisant_lou (Dec 27, 2015 11:23AM)
Houdin :
1. Cube 3 by Steven Brundage
2. Revolution by Greg Wilson
3. Mark elsdon's Tequila Hustler

Thurston :
GREGORY WILSON
Message: Posted by: Giannim (Dec 27, 2015 12:30PM)
Houdin:

1. Scan 3D - Craig Filicetti
2. Amazebox - Mark Shortland
3. Tequilla - Hustler Mark Elsdon

Thurston:

Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 27, 2015 01:21PM)
Updated Leaderboard! [i]Dec.27[/i]

It's awesome to see a bunch of new people posting their choices! Just remember; you need 50 posts for your vote to count- but there is still lots of time to make posts, ask questions, and contribute all over the Café. If you don't, however, then your vote will be subtracted from the current tally. So, stay a while and keep joining in the fun!

And THANK YOU to everyone for keeping this so positive! We're really coming together on this!





[b]Current Leaderboard:[/b]
______________________________________________________


[b]THE HOUDIN[/b]

[b]1)[/b] Amazebox by Mark Shortland [i](23 votes) [/i]
[b]2)[/b] Svenpad Supreme – Brett Barry [i](19 votes) [/i]
[b]3)[/b] Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon [i](13 votes) [/i]


10S Star Sign Divination by Ceierry [i](1 vote)[/i]
A Time to Remember by TheSecretFire [i](1 vote) [/i]
Arthur by Chris Wiehl [i](7 votes) [/i]
Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson [i](5 votes) [/i]
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel [i](1 vote) [/i]
Big Four Poker by Tom Dobrowolski [i](1 vote) [/i]
BIP Book by Scott Creasey [i](2 votes) [/i]
Black Box by Eric Samuels & Promystic [i](3 votes) [/i]
Blaze by Tony & Jordan [i](1 vote) [/i]
Break by Uday Jadugar [i](1 vote) [/i]
C4 - Color Changing Card Case by Jonathan Levit [i](1 vote) [/i]
Calculated Risk by Michael Murray [i](1 vote) [/i]
Cerberus Wallet by Daniel Meadows [i](1 vote) [/i]
Changeling by Mark Lavelle [i](1 vote) [/i]
Code Break by Joel Dickinson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Code Breaker by Gregory Wilson and Michael Murray [i](2 votes) [/i]
Cointum Leap By Justin Morris [i](1 vote) [/i]
Combine by Michael Jae [i](1 vote) [/i]
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny [i](2 votes) [/i]
CUBE3 Steven Brundage [i](10 votes) [/i]
CUPP App by Cesaral [i](2 votes) [/i]
Da Vinci Box by Thomas Pohle [i](1 vote) [/i]
DMC Black Gold Marked Deck by Phil Smith [i](3 votes) [/i]
Double Cross by Mark Southworth [i](5 votes) [/i]
Double Deception Deluxe by Mark Mason [i](1 vote) [/i]
Down the Hatch by Brynmore [i](1 vote) [/i]
Element by Kieron Johnson & Ellusionist [i](5 votes) [/i]
EVP by Alan Rorrison [i](2 votes) [/i]
EyeQ by Paralabs [i](1 vote) [/i]
Flictionary by Steve Haresign [i](1 vote) [/i]
Flex System by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Fobulous by Steve Shufton [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gonzo by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Heaven and Hell by MR. Darkness [i](2 votes) [/i]
Inject by Greg Rostami [i](3 vote) [/i]
Insight by Hugo Shelley [i](5 votes) [/i]
King in the Green by Paul Kostrach and Christopher J. Gould [i](1 vote) [/i]
Last Laugh by Mark Elsdon [i](2 votes) [/i]
Lecture Notes by David Corsaro [i](1 vote) [/i]
Magic Squared by Andi Gladwin [i](1 vote) [/i]
Manoeda- Eever Elizalde [i](1 vote) [/i]
Mentalist Symbol Pack by Anton James [i](1 vote) [/i]
O.C.L. by Ben Williams [i](1 vote) [/i]
Oh Snap by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Paragon 3D - Jon Allen [i](5 votes) [/i]
Phantom by Peter Eggink [i](1 vote) [/i]
RA by Greg Rostami [i](1 vote) [/i]
Revolution by Greg Wilson [i](7 votes) [/i]
Rock Paper Lies by Jay Di Biase [i](6 votes) [/i]
SCAN3D - Craig Filicetti [i](12 votes) [/i]
Screen Test by Steve Dimmer [i](2 votes) [/i]
Scryer's Black & White Book by Richard Webster [i](1 vote) [/i]
Secret Servante by Sean Goodman [i](3 votes) [/i]
Shell Shocked by Mark Mason and Bob Swadling [i](1 vote) [/i]
Star Trik by Adam Hudson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Stegosaurus by Phill Smith [i](2 vote) [/i]
Street Thief by Andrew Gerard [i](1 vote) [/i]
Sympathetic 10 by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
TBC Box by Luca Volpe [i](2 votes) [/i]
Tembus by Robert Bertrance [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Alchemist's Square by Christopher J. Gould [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Search Engine Pen by Jeff Prace [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Vault by David Penn [i](1 vote) [/i]
The Wizard in the Sky by Art Vanderlay [i](1 vote) [/i]
Ultimate Rising Card by Marc Antoine [i](1 vote) [/i]
Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor [i](5 votess) [/i]
Under Wraps by Mark Mason [i](1 vote) [/i]
UTP by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Victorian Coins in Glass by K. Hartbottle [i](6 votes) [/i]
Visionary 2.0 by Stephen Young [i](9 votes) [/i]
WISHBONE by Paul Harris Presents [i](1 vote) [/i]
Wordsmyth by Francis Menotti [i](3 votes) [/i]

______________________________________________________


[b]THE THURSTON AWARD[/b]

[b]1)[/b] Craig Filicetti [i](15 votes) [/i]

Andi Gladwin [i](1 vote) [/i]
Brett Barry [i](1 vote) [/i]
Cesar Alonso [i](1 vote) [/i]
Christopher J. Gould [i](1 vote) [/i]
Christian Schenk [i](1 vote) [/i]
Craig Filicetti [i](8 votes) [/i]
Dave Bonsall [i](1 vote) [/i]
E. Raymond Carlyle [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gregory Wilson [i](2 votes) [/i]
Jeff Kaylor and Anton James over at the Magic Estate [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jeff McBride [i](2 vote) [/i]
Jim Magus [i](1 vote) [/i]
Mark Mason [i](6 votes) [/i]
Michael Murray [i](1 vote) [/i]
Nicholas Lawrence [i](1 vote) [/i]
Richard Sanders [i](3 votes) [/i]
Steve Brundage [i](1 vote) [/i]
Steve Shufton [i](1 vote) [/i]
Stephen Young [i](3 votes) [/i]
Tony Miller [i](1 vote) [/i]
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 27, 2015 01:24PM)
[b]Previous Winners of :

The Houdin [/b]
_____________________________________________________

[b]2000: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2001: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2002: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2003: [/b] Passing Through by Kevin Parker
[b]2004: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2005: [/b] Sinful by Wayne Houchin
[b]2006: [/b] Fraud by Daniel Garcia
[b]2007: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2008: [/b] Multi-Dimensional by Craig Filicetti
[b]2009: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2010: [/b] Get Sharky by Christoph Borer
[b]2011: [/b] Industrial Revelation from Jamie D. Grant
[b]2012: [/b] Nest Of Wallets from Nick Einhorn
[b]2013: [/b] Inferno by Joshua Jay
[b]2014: [/b] Fair Play by Steve Haynes & Inferno by Bobby Hasbun


[b]The Thurston Award [/b]
____________________________________________________

[b]2013: [/b] Andy Nyman
[b]2014: [/b] Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Dec 27, 2015 01:53PM)
1) The SvenPad Supreme
2) The SvenPad Supreme
3) The SvenPad Supreme
Message: Posted by: travisb (Dec 27, 2015 02:34PM)
1. SvenPad Supreme
2. Cube FX
3. Secret Servante
Message: Posted by: cardlover (Dec 27, 2015 02:46PM)
Houdin
Amazebox by Mark Shortland
Tequila Hustler Mark Eldson
Insight by Hugo Shelley

Thurston
Michael Murray
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 27, 2015 02:55PM)
Houdin.
1. Sven Pad Supreme
2. The new SUC
3. Street thief
Message: Posted by: ahofer (Dec 27, 2015 03:14PM)
1. Sven Pad Supreme
2. Promystic RD
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors
Message: Posted by: rpierce (Dec 27, 2015 03:42PM)
1 Sven Pad Supreme
2 Promystic RD
3 Promystic Scan 3D
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Dec 28, 2015 05:40AM)
1 Sven Pad Supreme
2 Jaks Wallet
3 Promystic Flex5
Message: Posted by: mtgoldstein (Dec 28, 2015 08:26AM)
I- Unlock by Eric Samuels
SvenPads by Bret Barry
ProMystic RD mini

Thruston - Eric Samuels. ( Fillicetti just won and I wish to recognize others :). )
Message: Posted by: Jared (Dec 28, 2015 10:51AM)
HOUDIN:

1. Double Cross - Mark Southworth (So much fun to perform!)

2. Scan 3D- Craig Filicetti (A technical marvel)

3. Sven Pad Supreme- Brett Barry (Practical, great quality, versatile)


THURSTON AWARD: Craig Filicetti (Blows me away with his kindness!)
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Dec 28, 2015 04:56PM)
I only bought two effects this year that I'd vote for. They are:

1) Amazebox
2) Svenpad

Thurston
Craig F. Of course.
Message: Posted by: mrmysticmike (Dec 28, 2015 08:18PM)
Amazebox
Message: Posted by: RedDevil (Dec 28, 2015 09:14PM)
1. Visionary 2.0--OMG...I can't stop thinking about how to use these things. Love them.
2. Cube3--Read my sig...cube nut.
3. Amazebox...Amazing

thurston:
Is there any doubt that Michael Murray is one of the most generous and helpful human being in the art of magic/mentalism? For me there is not.
Message: Posted by: solarzar (Dec 28, 2015 10:03PM)
Houdin Award

1. SVEN Pad
2. TBC Box
3. AmazeBox

Thurston Award

1. Jeff McBride (few give more)

Just my thoughts, Solarzar
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Dec 28, 2015 10:29PM)
If the TBC box came out this year, it gets my third vote.

David
Message: Posted by: The Mysterious One (Dec 28, 2015 11:56PM)
Houdin Award:

1) Cube3
2) Amazebox
3) Unbelievalope

Thurston Award:

I vote for Jeff McBride as well. His knowledge, passion for the art, and mentoring performers of all levels to improve in performing magic and mentalism (yes Jeff is quite versed in mentalism) is second to none. I remember during his public performance how the audience was awestruck with his showmanship, comedy, and his closing mentalism effect (memory demonstration). He is a wonderful ambassador of magic.
Message: Posted by: GaMind (Dec 29, 2015 09:03AM)
Houdin Award:
1. SvenPad by Brett Barry
2. Amazebox by Mark Shortland
3. WordSmyth by Francis Menotti

Thurston Award: Another vote for Jeff McBride
Message: Posted by: corpmagi (Dec 29, 2015 09:49AM)
Sven Pad
Tequila Hustler
Paragon 3D

Thurston Award
Brett Barry
Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Dec 29, 2015 10:06AM)
Absolutely love these threads every year.

Although I've already cast my vote(s), due to this thread, I've recently ordered Jon Allen's and Brett Barry's items which have been voted upon.

Thanks to everyone for voting.
Message: Posted by: Anand Khalsa (Dec 29, 2015 11:39AM)
HOUDIN:

1. SvenPad Supreme by Brett Barry

2. Amazebox by Mark Shortland

3. Unbelievalope


THURSTON AWARD:

Gregory Wilson
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Dec 29, 2015 12:04PM)
Im sitting here reading through the nominations and am both moved and humbled that I have been nominated for the Thurston Award, you guys have no idea how much that means to me.

My list :

1. Visionary (all versions) - Stephen Young
2. Tequila Hustler by Mark Elsdon
3. TBC box Luca Volpe & Paul McCaig

Thurston Award:

Thomas Heine & Rainer Mees from Paralabs (Superb products, service and gentlemen)!
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Dec 29, 2015 02:03PM)
1. SvenPad - Brett Barry

2. Unbelievalope - Kaylor

3. Visionary - Stephen Young

and for information :

4. Scan 3D - Craig Filicetti

5. Amazebox - Mark Shortland
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Dec 29, 2015 05:56PM)
For me, the most practical thing this year is Brett's Sven Pad. The uses are limitless.
Message: Posted by: Marc O (Dec 30, 2015 04:04AM)
HOUDIN:

1. Visionary 2.0 - Stephen E Young.

2. Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon.

3. DMC Black Gold Marked Deck - Phil Smith.


THURSTON AWARD:

Stephen E Young.


(* And a big shout out to Craig Filicetti who kept on helping me even when I didn't purchased one of his products directly from him but second hand).
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Dec 30, 2015 08:57AM)
HOUDINI :

- Double Cross by Mark Southworth

- Revolution by Greg Wilson

- Amazrbox by Mark Shortland

THURSTON :

Craig Philicetti, really a nice guy and vendor, who knows how to treat his customers.
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Dec 30, 2015 09:48AM)
I am humbled that someone of the stature of Michael Murray would vote my effect top of his list for 2015.

Thank you sooooo much sir.
It means a lot, truly.

Steve
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 30, 2015 10:13AM)
[quote]On Dec 29, 2015, mastermindreader wrote:
For me, the most practical thing this year is Brett's Sven Pad. The uses are limitless. [/quote]

I'm also humbled and floored that Bob Cassidy himself chose my SvenPad Supreme as his #1 choice of 2015. Thank you Bob :-)

In my wildest dreams I never (ever!) expected the SvenPads to have been embraced by so many of you. Thank you from my heart to all my customers for your continued support.
Message: Posted by: Magikbob (Dec 30, 2015 11:15AM)
Houdini:
Amazebox-Mark Shortland
Sven Pad Supreme - Brett Barry
Pagoda Mystery - Magic Wagon

Thurston Award:
Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Dec 30, 2015 11:42AM)
[quote]On Dec 29, 2015, celebrity wrote:
Im sitting here reading through the nominations and am both moved and humbled that I have been nominated for the Thurston Award, you guys have no idea how much that means to me.

My list :

1. Visionary (all versions) - Stephen Young
2. Tequila Hustler by Mark Elsdon
3. TBC box Luca Volpe & Paul McCaig

Thurston Award:

Thomas Heine & Rainer Mees from Paralabs (Superb products, service and gentlemen)! [/quote]

Thank you Michael!

p.s. The Visionary is really crazy good! I am doing this ALL the time!
Message: Posted by: Townsend1 (Dec 30, 2015 02:38PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Sven Pad Supreme - Brett Barry
2. Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon.
3. Visionary 2.0 - Stephen E Young.

THURSTON AWARD:
Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Dec 30, 2015 04:18PM)
Houdin
Tequila Hustler
Rock Paper Lies
AmazeBox

Thurston
Michael Murray.
Message: Posted by: themaurie (Dec 30, 2015 06:00PM)
Sven Pad by Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: Perkins (Dec 30, 2015 06:25PM)
Houdin:

MORE GH*ST by PROF BC
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny by MatCult (Mathew Gostelow)
Krampusnacht by Dan Baines (Lebanon Circle Magic)

Thurston:

Prof BC (MORE GH*ST and SPECTRE)
Message: Posted by: PendletonThe3rd (Dec 30, 2015 09:22PM)
HOUDIN:

1. Cube3 by Steve Brundage
2. Phantom Display by Adam Wilber (not a trick per se but the effect of the display inspires me everyday)
3. Sleeper by Eoin O'Hare (really for being a well thought out and well made gimmick)

THURSTON AWARD:
Kozmo
Message: Posted by: Greg Rostami (Dec 30, 2015 11:08PM)
Thank you very much for your votes for Inject and RA:

Houdin:

1. Inject by me ... the MOST ambitious project that we've ever done.
2. Paragon 3D - Jon Allen
3. CUBE3 - Steven Brundage

Happy New Year
Message: Posted by: mcthemax (Dec 31, 2015 03:16AM)
1. Inject by Greg Rostami
2. Blind Man's Wallet by Menny Lindenfeld
3. Rock, Paper, Lies by Jay Di Biase and Titanas

Inject is smply the best to me.
Message: Posted by: Sean Xem (Dec 31, 2015 08:23AM)
Houdin

1. More Gh*st - Prof BC
2. Invisible Card - Blake Vogt
3. Amaze Box - Shortland

Thurston:

Prof BC
Message: Posted by: DigaMag (Dec 31, 2015 09:55AM)
1. Revolution by Gregory Wilson... I keep doing it all the time since I bought it!!!
2. Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson... No card tricks, No coin, no magician stuff, so organic!!!
3. Cross by Agus Tjiu... The most visual card trick that I bought this year... Awsome!!!!
Message: Posted by: Jmolomagic (Dec 31, 2015 03:38PM)
1. Amazebox
2. Tequila Hustler
3. SvenPad
Message: Posted by: Daisydog (Dec 31, 2015 04:18PM)
1-Paranormal Wallet by Paralabs (so much fun with this. Specs are bamboozled!!)
2-Double Cross Pen by Mark Southwark ( Easy to perform and just like real magic)
3-Illumini by J.C. Mooreni. (Beautiful and Amazing)

I also am in love with Pandora by Outlaw and Witch Hazel by Ryden T Edwards but I've used the top 3 loads more in performance so they get my vote.

Thurston Award- J.C . Mooreni. His customer service and help is fantastic. A lovely chap!

Happy New Year to you all!!!
Message: Posted by: Expertmagician (Dec 31, 2015 07:27PM)
Inject
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 1, 2016 12:19AM)
Houdini
1) Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson
2) Magneato Cards by Hannes Koch and Card-Shark
3) Victorian Coins and Glass by Kainoa Harbottle

Thurston
Tony Miller


I agree, all of these "Best Of" polls are VERY FLAWED. They really need new rules and even categories. Mentalism books (and effects) are often not even known of by non-mentalism magicians, and sometimes "run away" with the votes. Or the other way around. There should be separate categories for magic types. In the case of the "Effect Category" why not a vote for Card Effect, Coin effect, Mentalism effect and "other" then take a winner from each category. Also, many people vote for books or effects that they have not purchased, just saw the trailer, read the hype and voted based on that (or to give a certain creator who's work they generally like a boost). So really, all my vote says, is that "I" like a large majority, bought a couple "best sellers" and enjoyed them. You could easily get those stats from polling sales numbers from distributors / retailers.
Message: Posted by: pancho247 (Jan 1, 2016 02:22AM)
1) DMC marked deck - phill smith
2) tequila hustler - mark elsdon
3) changeling- mark lavelle

Thurston award- Michael Murray - customer service has been excellent, genuinely nice guy too.

Cheers Russ
Message: Posted by: magicalmoi (Jan 1, 2016 07:35AM)
HOUDIN:

1. Svenpad

2. Amazebox

3. Visionary 2.0
Message: Posted by: WooverM (Jan 1, 2016 08:25AM)
Thurston - Michael Murray
Message: Posted by: Paul Clifford (Jan 2, 2016 06:42AM)
1. DMC marked deck
2. Amaze box
3. Tequila Hustler

Interesting how many votes go for great utilities rather than tricks: more bang for your buck. I am definitely going to track down some of the great stuff I missed so thanks for this as a great checklist at the end of the year.

Paul
Message: Posted by: Artie Fufkin (Jan 2, 2016 04:25PM)
Question for all the mentalists posting their top three "tricks" here:

After years of insisting that mentalism is NOT magic, and that magicians should NEVER attempt to put mentalism into their magic acts ... indeed that magicians are the absolute BANE of mentalists everywhere - and after making magicians feel far less than welcome in your forum - how come you're all posting your favorite mentalism effect here hoping to have it declared the "[i][b]TRICK[/b][/i] of the Year"?

TRICK? ... I thought you all became apoplectic at the very thought of anything you do being thought of as a TRICK?
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Jan 2, 2016 04:51PM)
I sympathise with your comments Artie....to an extent.

It does seem sometimes that mentalists see themselves as different (which they may well be)
and/or better (which they certainly aren't IMHO)

I have long battled the elitism which you mention, even though I class myself as a mentalist.
I have had numerous contretemps with some big names in mentalism regarding this very fact.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Artie Fufkin (Jan 2, 2016 05:11PM)
You're right Stephen, I should have clarified "most mentalists" as opposed to "all mentalists". My mistake.
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Jan 2, 2016 06:30PM)
Although I wouldn't and didn't vote for anything anywhere, and it doesn't matter where I could vote, to a certain extend I am also with you Artie. I like good magicians, no doubt. But I think it is no problem if mentalists vote here for the best trick of the year. I personal do not know any mentalist who is not using also tricks. The trick might be just a tool in his hands and presentation wise secondary, but combined with a specific presentation. Even for a good magician the trick itself becomes less important, it is his presentation that hopefully creates some moments and feelings of magic. Not always, but often (some might think too often...) we find the same tools, completely different used. Myself I bought two or three magic tricks last year as I thought I could give them a completely different twist. Until now I couldn't, probably an error from my side, but then I wouldn't perform it. So, peace and fun in 2016 - the world got bigger problems to solve. Jan
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Jan 2, 2016 11:11PM)
Not sure what's happening here- but it's time to bring it back on track, I reckon! Are the "Of The Year" awards perfect? Of course not! Are any of us perfect? Of course not! But can we still have fun, help out people we love and admire, and bring happiness into lives instead of misery? Absolutely. 100%. You betcha.

So let's do it! Back to voting!

And, lastly, try to view this as a party. We're all having a blast! But if you're here and don't like the food or the music, you can always go find another one that better suits you! There's no reason to yell at the crowd in the living room how miserable you are- unless you're sending out a cry for help. And, if that is the case, please let us know that's what you're doing and we'll try to help you privately in any we can. We're all in this together.

Who will win for 2015? The results are close! Fun!
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Jan 3, 2016 09:59AM)
Double Cross
Message: Posted by: Shufton (Jan 3, 2016 11:08AM)
I didn't buy much magic in 2015, but I have created some. My favorite this year is:

Fobulous!

Thanks to the many professional magicians who have embraced Fobulous and are using it in their act.

Happy New Year!

-Steve
Message: Posted by: CurtWaltermire (Jan 3, 2016 12:01PM)
HOUDIN:

1) SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY
2) Black B*x - Eric Samuels
3) Scan3D - Craig Filicetti

THURSTON:
Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: PendletonThe3rd (Jan 3, 2016 09:37PM)
Not to be a hall monitor but there seems to be a bunch of votes for Double Cross (which I love) but that came out last year....and was included in last years contest:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=572234&start=330
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 4, 2016 02:15AM)
Houdin:

1.) Street Thief by Paul Harris

Thurston:

Paul Harris and his Sister Janet Harris for her dedication to service to customers.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Jan 4, 2016 05:40AM)
..Speaking of Paul Harris, no one mentioned the [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=593281&forum=218]9 page[/url] The Examiner? .. :) ...
Message: Posted by: Tonga (Jan 4, 2016 07:58AM)
Houdin:

1 inject by Greg Rostami
2 Amazebox
3 Pantera 2 Wallet
Message: Posted by: M Sini (Jan 4, 2016 09:59AM)
1. Amazebox
2. Invisible Card
3. Double Cross
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 5, 2016 12:39AM)
I forgot to list my second Choice.

2.) Ultimate Levitation Pen by Steve Fearson
Message: Posted by: Mejais (Jan 5, 2016 01:57AM)
1. Amazebox by Mark Shortland
2. Schrödingers Tie by Thomas Blomberg
3. Card to box by John Carey
Message: Posted by: neoinwonderland (Jan 5, 2016 02:01AM)
Houdin:

1. Cube3 Steven Brundage
2. Freedom Writer Mark Allen
3. Sew-on Roddie McGhie

Thurston:

I don't know if we are allowed to vote for a mentalist in this category but I found his material and advice very useful for my magic, therefore I would like to vote for Atlas Brookings.
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Jan 5, 2016 09:30AM)
As an ex-dealer I seem to have a different perspective than most of you. Anyway, here goes with my vote:

For the Houdin award I nominate:

1. Shaun Robison's PWP - a massive advance for this underated utility
2. The Vault by David Penn - a classic effect brought right up to date
3. Cup Cards by will Gray - the best packet trick of the last decade

For the Thurston award I nominate:

Andi and Josh of Vanishing Inc for only selling effects they themsleves believe in. If only other dealers applied a similar filter before spamming these boards attempting to sell rubbish to all the magic trick cookie monsters.
Message: Posted by: robinr (Jan 5, 2016 10:40AM)
Stegosaurus. Note that you can expand it beyond the number of words he gives using the lists he also provides.
Message: Posted by: sjrw (Jan 5, 2016 04:30PM)
Houdin:

In no particular order:

- Cube3 by Steven Brundage
- Visionary (all versions... but if I had to pick one I'd go with Visionary 2.0) by Stephen Young
- Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon

Of the tricks I purchased in 2015 these 3 are the only ones I'm actually using regularly. There is another routine by Mark Elsdon published this year which I haven't tried out yet (I'm working on it!), but I suspect that would get my vote if I had.


Thurston:

Stephen Young - A simple accident caused contact between Stephen and I along with a very generous kindness (on his behalf). Which then led to a great discussion of The Visionary 2.0.

Cheers,

Sam
Message: Posted by: Jelonek (Jan 6, 2016 06:14AM)
Houdin:
1. Cube 3 - Steven Brundage
2. Amazebox - Mark Shortland
3. Take a Note - Seamus Maguire

Thurston:
Michael Murray - very kind gentleman!
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Jan 6, 2016 06:40AM)
HOUDIN AWARD:
1. The Original Matchbox Penetration - Magic Inc
2. Revolution - Gregory Wilson
3. Unbelievalope - Jeff Kaylor

THURSTON AWARD:
Pedro Nieves (MagicInc.net)

Happy New Year! ;)
Message: Posted by: Investigative Mentalist (Jan 6, 2016 09:14AM)
These are two great utility devices for mentalists:

1) SVENPAD SUPREME - Brett Barry

2) Amazebox - Mark Shortland


I put the SVENPAD in first place because it is the more flexible, useful utility device of the two.

Amazebox is great for what it does, but its uses are somewhat more limited.

However, BOTH are highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: trinity (Jan 6, 2016 10:04AM)
1. Svenpad
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (Jan 6, 2016 11:37AM)
Hey guys:


I vote SVENPAD, due to its flexibility to use on stage and close-up.

Thurston: Craig Fillicetti

Thanks

Alex
Message: Posted by: Artie Fufkin (Jan 6, 2016 03:51PM)
[quote]On Jan 6, 2016, trinity wrote:
1. Svenpad [/quote]
So you said in this very thread a few days ago in post #1 of your two posts TOTAL on the Magic Café.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 6, 2016 08:35PM)
Anyone with 50 or less posts - their votes don't count as per Jamie's rules.

Quite a few like that with a variety of different products.

Jamie will surely cull them in the friendliest possible way.
Message: Posted by: OliOliOli (Jan 7, 2016 06:37AM)
Houdin
1) Cube 3 - Steven Brundage
2) Amazebox - Mark Shortland
3) Take a Note - Seamus Maguire
Message: Posted by: Vraagaard (Jan 8, 2016 01:40AM)
Houdin

1) Cube 3 - Steven Brundage
2) Balze - The French Twins
3) Jumper - Joe Rindfleisch

An overlooked utility device is: Victorian Coins and Glass, great glass to hide a coin, just perfect.

On that note: In 2014 the effect that gave me the best reaction is still Wonder Silk in Balloon by Ryota, a heavily overlooked treasure, and a totally different trick.

Jan
Message: Posted by: WayneNZ (Jan 8, 2016 10:42AM)
Yet cube3 was a waste of time for Me with no dvd included. a real shame .
Message: Posted by: mtgoldstein (Jan 9, 2016 07:30AM)
Cube 3 doesn't come with a DVD. It comes with the a very full and detailed 2 "DVD" video on the WHITE DISK USB stick. Kinda looks like just an advertising plastic label but it has the goods!,
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 9, 2016 09:37AM)
[quote]On Jan 9, 2016, mtgoldstein wrote:
Cube 3 doesn't come with a DVD. It comes with the a very full and detailed 2 "DVD" video on the WHITE DISK USB stick. Kinda looks like just an advertising plastic label but it has the goods!, [/quote]

I read somewhere, they ran out of the usb sticks and went to a streaming video instead. That may be what was referenced by no dvd. Those that bought early got the benefit of a cool little usb stick. :-)
Message: Posted by: Craigers (Jan 9, 2016 12:37PM)
Why is it that you have to have 50 or more posts to count. I don't post much but have used the forum extensively over the past two years to get some great advice on purchases
Message: Posted by: pancho247 (Jan 9, 2016 04:55PM)
Hi does anyone know where I can get a svenpad from?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 9, 2016 05:21PM)
No shameless plugs but look under my signature here.
Message: Posted by: Kuroth (Jan 9, 2016 05:36PM)
Not a shameless plug... Great Product!!! :)
Message: Posted by: pancho247 (Jan 9, 2016 05:43PM)
Excellent thanks. 👍
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Jan 9, 2016 11:33PM)
1. Canvas
2. Magic Plunger
3. Flying Microphone
Message: Posted by: dylanxtay (Jan 9, 2016 11:42PM)
Houdin

1) Cube3 By Steven Brundage
2) Revolution By Gregory Wilson
3) Euphoria By Adrian Guerra
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Jan 10, 2016 10:38PM)
HOUDIN

Svenpad by Brett B.
Victorian Coins in Glass (K. Hartbottle)
Break by Uday

THURSTON AWARD

Mark Mason
Message: Posted by: RNK (Jan 12, 2016 02:16PM)
1) FOBULOUS by Steve Shufton
2) Eye of the Beholder Docc Hilford
3) Visionary 2.0 Steve Young
Message: Posted by: zoic (Jan 12, 2016 06:53PM)
[quote]On Jan 9, 2016, Craigers wrote:
Why is it that you have to have 50 or more posts to count. I don't post much but have used the forum extensively over the past two years to get some great advice on purchases [/quote]

What would you vote for if you were able Craigers?
Message: Posted by: Frank-Alexis (Jan 13, 2016 07:51AM)
Hello everybody!
My favorite 3 tricks of the year : 1) Svenpad by Brett B
2) Blaze By the amazing french Twins
3) Cube3 By Steven Brundage
Message: Posted by: Shufton (Jan 13, 2016 09:55AM)
Thanks for your vote, RNK. Glad you are getting a lot of play out of Fobulous!

-Steve
Message: Posted by: Craigers (Jan 13, 2016 03:34PM)
[quote]On Jan 12, 2016, zoic wrote:
[quote]On Jan 9, 2016, Craigers wrote:
Why is it that you have to have 50 or more posts to count. I don't post much but have used the forum extensively over the past two years to get some great advice on purchases [/quote]

What would you vote for if you were able Craigers? [/quote]

Zoic I voted earlier on page 4 before I realized that my vote wouldn't count, but now I get an extra post and only a few posts to go before they do count. BTW I voted for The Last Laugh, Unbelievalope and RA (Rostami)
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 13, 2016 09:53PM)
The best tricks that I purchased this year are:

1: SvenPad Supreme by Brett Barry

2: Changeling by Mark Lavelle

3: Tequila Hustler by Mark Elsdon

For the Thurston award I would nominate Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Jan 14, 2016 01:28AM)
[quote]On Jan 9, 2016, Poof-Daddy wrote:
[quote]On Jan 9, 2016, mtgoldstein wrote:
Cube 3 doesn't come with a DVD. It comes with the a very full and detailed 2 "DVD" video on the WHITE DISK USB stick. Kinda looks like just an advertising plastic label but it has the goods!, [/quote]

I read somewhere, they ran out of the usb sticks and went to a streaming video instead. That may be what was referenced by no dvd. Those that bought early got the benefit of a cool little usb stick. :-) [/quote]

Poof-Daddy, you are right , originally it came with a usb stick but not the last batches... the 2 DVDs went to a steaming video instead. I bought my set from Pinguin in december and it was already in streaming video
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Jan 14, 2016 01:29AM)
[quote]On Jan 9, 2016, Poof-Daddy wrote:
[quote]On Jan 9, 2016, mtgoldstein wrote:
Cube 3 doesn't come with a DVD. It comes with the a very full and detailed 2 "DVD" video on the WHITE DISK USB stick. Kinda looks like just an advertising plastic label but it has the goods!, [/quote]

I read somewhere, they ran out of the usb sticks and went to a streaming video instead. That may be what was referenced by no dvd. Those that bought early got the benefit of a cool little usb stick. :-) [/quote]

Yes, Poof Daddy , Cube 3 came originally with a USB stick but not for the last batches , it come now by streaming video. I bought mine in December with Penguin and it came already by streaming.
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Jan 14, 2016 07:15AM)
I don't think Cube 3 should be allowed to win given some of the material on the dvd was 'borrowed'. Or at least the other contributors should be named as winners. Either way I returned mine for a refund as a result.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Jan 14, 2016 11:47AM)
Official winners ?

-Eli
Message: Posted by: Marc O (Jan 14, 2016 12:15PM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2016, elimagic wrote:
Official winners ?

-Eli [/quote]

See Jamie's first post.
They will start counting the votes on feb 1.
Message: Posted by: neoinwonderland (Jan 14, 2016 12:33PM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2016, T.G. Jones wrote:
I don't think Cube 3 should be allowed to win given some of the material on the dvd was 'borrowed'. Or at least the other contributors should be named as winners. Either way I returned mine for a refund as a result. [/quote]

Do you perhaps know which part was "borrowed"? Since my reason for voting for this trick are the "behind the back"-solve and the "bag"-solve. It would be a shame if I'm actually voting on the wrong creator plus I would be interested in the original work. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Jan 14, 2016 04:45PM)
Sven Pad - Brett Barry
Multiple Out Envelope - Scott Creasey
Energy Coins - Matt Mello

Thurston award - Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Jan 14, 2016 06:38PM)
Only 2 weeks to go ..., what is the current leaderboard?
Message: Posted by: Jack Straw (Jan 14, 2016 11:54PM)
Amazebox
The Visionary 2.0
Break


Stephen Young
Message: Posted by: jtmorris (Jan 15, 2016 10:54AM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2015, theoriginalman wrote:
HOUDIN:

1. Cube3 by Steven Brundage: I remember when I first viewed this being done and the feeling of awe and excitement, its perfect and it makes one think.

2.Revolution by Greg Wilson: This is really not a "trick" but it sure is fun to do and it does make you look good doing it.:)

3.Cointum-Leap By Justin Morris : Its a cheap trick (only in price) but it really looks good and you will fool yourself each time you do this.

THURSTON AWARD:

Steve Brundage, How many magicians are willing to give away a trick (milisecond solve)that people were willing to pay dearly to have and customer service was the best. [/quote]

Thanks man! Glad you are enjoying it!
Message: Posted by: Craigers (Jan 16, 2016 01:37PM)
Wahay.....this is my 51st post. Now my vote will count. Jamie....you have to go back to page 4 for it. I was a mere handful of posts then.
Message: Posted by: Brynmore14 (Jan 16, 2016 03:55PM)
Houdin:

More Gh0st - Prof BC
Down tbe Hatch - Brynmore
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny - Matcult

Thuston: E Raymond Carlyle
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Jan 19, 2016 09:42PM)
1. SvenPad Supreme by Brett Barry
2. Scan 3d by Craig Filicetti
3. Insight by Hugo Shelley
Message: Posted by: magicbyswh (Jan 20, 2016 02:15AM)
1. Amazebox
2. Break
3. Revolution
Message: Posted by: eSamuels (Jan 20, 2016 08:39PM)
As I simply cannot bring myself to vote for my own work(s), I will tip my hat to the following people for their contributions.
Everything listed has made its way into my actual work:

In no particular order:

1. Ted Karmilovich: Target Number
2. Brett Barry: SvenPad Supreme
3. ProMystic/ Craig Filicetti: Scan3D

THURSTON AWARD: Cesar Alonso
Message: Posted by: Michael Mindreader (Jan 21, 2016 01:27PM)
DOA by Morgan Strebler. Impromptu mentalism at its best! Can't even come up with the other two with this in mind.
Message: Posted by: RayLum (Jan 23, 2016 07:10PM)
SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Jan 24, 2016 02:18AM)
My vote probably won't count but my favourite trick of the year is Paragon 3D.
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Jan 24, 2016 05:30AM)
I bought so many amazing effects last year but many were not created in 2015

For 2015:
HOUDIN:

1. Double cross by mark southworth

2. Down the Hatch by Brynmore

3. The Family by Max Vellucci which was very inspirational for me


THURSTON AWARD:

Prof BC
Message: Posted by: Choi Sin To (Jan 25, 2016 03:30AM)
Houdini:
1. Double Cross by Mark Southworth
2. Inject by Greg Rostami
3. Revoultion by Gregory Wilson

Thurston:
Greg Rostami
Message: Posted by: minty (Jan 25, 2016 05:43AM)
HOUDIN:

1. Amazebox (Mark Shortland)

2. TBC Box (Luca Volpe & Paul McCaig)

3. More Gh*st (Prof BC)


THURSTON AWARD:

Prof BC (for Spectre and More Gh*st)
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Jan 25, 2016 02:48PM)
Sven Pad , no doubt !

And then Amazebox !
Message: Posted by: sjrw (Jan 25, 2016 04:46PM)
I'm becoming really tempted by SvenPad... The more I think about it the better my idea with it is becoming.
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Jan 26, 2016 06:58AM)
SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY
MORE GHOSTS- Prof B.C.
TEQUILA HUSTLER- Mark Elsdon
Message: Posted by: Carl Andrews (Jan 26, 2016 01:29PM)
SvenPad
Amazebox
Tequila Hustler
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Jan 26, 2016 03:35PM)
1. Svenpad by Brett Barry (So very ordinary yet 100% deadly)
2. Visionary 2 by Stephen Young
3. Screen Test by Steve Dimmer
Message: Posted by: bobbyhasbun (Jan 26, 2016 10:43PM)
Witch Hazel / Steve Peebles
Spectre / Prof BC
SvenPad / Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Jan 26, 2016 10:59PM)
Okay! 5 days to go! Let's get those votes in, and those vote counts past 50! The way I do the count is that for the current leaderboard, I've counted everyone's vote, no matter what their post count.

On Feb.01, I'll go back through the thread and subtract anyone who doesn't have at least 50 posts and any doubles I find. It takes a while, but I've found it to be the best system. So, for example, Svenpad Supreme by Brett Barry would actually have 48 votes and Amazebox by Mark Shortland would have 42 votes. This was done in an attempt to eliminate people from signing up just to vote for their pal- and to encourage people to take part in our awesome community that we're all a part of!

[b]Current Leaderboard:[/b]
______________________________________________________


[b]THE HOUDIN[/b]

[b]1)[/b] Svenpad Supreme – Brett Barry [i](55 votes) [/i]
[b]2)[/b] Amazebox by Mark Shortland [i](49 votes) [/i]
[b]3)[/b] Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon [i](26 votes) [/i]


10S Star Sign Divination by Ceierry [i](1 vote)[/i]
A Time to Remember by TheSecretFire [i](1 vote) [/i]
Arthur by Chris Wiehl [i](7 votes) [/i]
Balze by The French Twins [i](1 vote) [/i]
Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson [i](7 votes) [/i]
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel [i](1 vote) [/i]
Big Four Poker by Tom Dobrowolski [i](1 vote) [/i]
BIP Book by Scott Creasey [i](2 votes) [/i]
Black Box by Eric Samuels & Promystic [i](4 votes) [/i]
Blaze by Tony & Jordan [i](2 vote) [/i]
Blind Man's Wallet by Menny Lindenfeld [i](1 vote) [/i]
Break by Uday Jadugar [i](4 vote) [/i]
C4 - Color Changing Card Case by Jonathan Levit [i](1 vote) [/i]
Calculated Risk by Michael Murray [i](1 vote) [/i]
Canvas by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Card to box by John Carey [i](1 vote) [/i]
Cerberus Wallet by Daniel Meadows [i](1 vote) [/i]
Changeling by Mark Lavelle [i](3 vote) [/i]
Code Break by Joel Dickinson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Code Breaker by Gregory Wilson and Michael Murray [i](2 votes) [/i]
Cointum Leap By Justin Morris [i](1 vote) [/i]
Combine by Michael Jae [i](1 vote) [/i]
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny [i](4 votes) [/i]
Cross by Agus Tjiu [i](1 vote) [/i]
CUBE3 Steven Brundage [i](21 votes) [/i]
CubeFX Karl Hein [i](1 votes) [/i]
Cup Cards by Will Gray [i](1 votes) [/i]
CUPP App by Cesaral [i](2 votes) [/i]
Da Vinci Box by Thomas Pohle [i](1 vote) [/i]
DMC Black Gold Marked Deck by Phil Smith [i](6 votes) [/i]
DOA by Morgan Strebler [i](1 vote) [/i]
Double Deception Deluxe by Mark Mason [i](1 vote) [/i]
Down the Hatch by Brynmore [i](3 vote) [/i]
Element by Kieron Johnson & Ellusionist [i](5 votes) [/i]
Energy Coins by Matt Mello [i](1 vote) [/i]
Euphoria By Adrian Guerra [i](1 vote) [/i]
EVP by Alan Rorrison [i](2 votes) [/i]
Eye of the Beholder by Docc Hilford [i](1 vote) [/i]
EyeQ by Paralabs [i](1 vote) [/i]
Flictionary by Steve Haresign [i](1 vote) [/i]
Flex System by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Fobulous by Steve Shufton [i](3 vote) [/i]
Freedom Writer by Mark Allen [i](1 vote) [/i]
Flying Microphone by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gonzo by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Heaven and Hell by MR. Darkness [i](2 votes) [/i]
Illumini by J.C. Mooreni [i](1 vote) [/i]
Inject by Greg Rostami [i](8 vote) [/i]
Insight by Hugo Shelley [i](7 votes) [/i]
Invisible Card by Blake Vogt [i](2 votes) [/i]
I-Unlock by Eric Samuels [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jaks Wallet [i](1 vote) [/i]
King in the Green by Paul Kostrach and Christopher J. Gould [i](1 vote) [/i]
Krampusnacht by Dan Baines [i](1 votes) [/i]
Last Laugh by Mark Elsdon [i](2 votes) [/i]
Lecture Notes by David Corsaro [i](1 vote) [/i]
Magic Plunger by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Magic Squared by Andi Gladwin [i](1 vote) [/i]
Magneato Cards by Hannes Koch and Card-Shark [i](1 vote) [/i]
Manoeda- Eever Elizalde [i](1 vote) [/i]
Mentalist Symbol Pack by Anton James [i](1 vote) [/i]
More Ghost by Prof BC [i](5 vote) [/i]
Multiple Out Envelope by Scott Creasey [i](1 vote) [/i]
O.C.L. by Ben Williams [i](1 vote) [/i]
Oh Snap by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Pagoda Mystery by Magic Wagon [i](1 vote) [/i]
Pantera 2 Wallet by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Paragon 3D - Jon Allen [i](8 votes) [/i]
Paranormal Wallet by Paralabs [i](1 vote) [/i]
Phantom by Peter Eggink [i](1 vote) [/i]
Phantom Display by Adam Wilbur [i](1 vote) [/i]
ProMystic Flex5 by Criag Filicetti[i](1 vote) [/i]
ProMystic RD by Criag Filicetti[i](3 vote) [/i]
ProMystic Scan 3D by Criag Filicetti[i](1 vote) [/i]
PWP by Shaun Robison [i](1 vote) [/i]
RA by Greg Rostami [i](1 vote) [/i]
Revolution by Greg Wilson [i](13 votes) [/i]
Rock Paper Lies by Jay Di Biase [i](9 votes) [/i]
SCAN3D - Craig Filicetti [i](16 votes) [/i]
Screen Test by Steve Dimmer [i](3 votes) [/i]
Scryer's Black & White Book by Richard Webster [i](1 vote) [/i]
Secret Servante by Sean Goodman [i](4 votes) [/i]
Sew-on by Roddie McGhie [i](1 vote) [/i]
Schrödingers Tie by Thomas Blomberg [i](1 vote) [/i]
Shell Shocked by Mark Mason and Bob Swadling [i](1 vote) [/i]
Sleeper by Eoin O'Hare [i](1 vote) [/i]
Spectre by Prof BC [i](1 vote) [/i]
Star Trik by Adam Hudson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Stegosaurus by Phill Smith [i](3 vote) [/i]
Street Thief by Andrew Gerard [i](3 vote) [/i]
Sympathetic 10 by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Take a Note by Seamus Maguire [i](2 vote) [/i]
Target Number by Ted Karmilovich [i](1 vote) [/i]
TBC Box by Luca Volpe [i](6 votes) [/i]
Tembus by Robert Bertrance [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Alchemist's Square by Christopher J. Gould [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Family by Max Vellucci [i](1 vote) [/i]
The New SUC by Mark Strivings [i](1 vote) [/i]
The Original Matchbox Penetration by Magic Inc. [i](1 vote) [/i]
The Search Engine Pen by Jeff Prace [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Vault by David Penn [i](2 vote) [/i]
The Wizard in the Sky by Art Vanderlay [i](1 vote) [/i]
Ultimate Levitation Pen by Steve Fearson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Ultimate Rising Card by Marc Antoine [i](1 vote) [/i]
Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor [i](9 votess) [/i]
Under Wraps by Mark Mason [i](1 vote) [/i]
UTP by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Victorian Coins in Glass by K. Hartbottle [i](8 votes) [/i]
Visionary 2.0 by Stephen Young [i](19 votes) [/i]
WISHBONE by Paul Harris Presents [i](1 vote) [/i]
Witch Hazel by Steve Peebles [i](1 vote) [/i]
Wordsmyth by Francis Menotti [i](4 votes) [/i]

______________________________________________________


[b]THE THURSTON AWARD[/b]

[b]1)[/b] Craig Filicetti [i](21 votes) [/i]

Andi Gladwin [i](2 vote) [/i]
Atlas Brookings [i](1 vote) [/i]
Brett Barry [i](5 vote) [/i]
Cesar Alonso [i](2 vote) [/i]
Christopher J. Gould [i](1 vote) [/i]
Christian Schenk [i](1 vote) [/i]
Dave Bonsall [i](1 vote) [/i]
E. Raymond Carlyle [i](2 vote) [/i]
Eric Samuels [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gregory Wilson [i](4 votes) [/i]
J.C . Mooreni [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jeff Kaylor and Anton James over at the Magic Estate [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jeff McBride [i](5 vote) [/i]
Jim Magus [i](1 vote) [/i]
Joshua Jay [i](1 vote) [/i]
Kozmo [i](1 vote) [/i]
Mark Mason [i](7 votes) [/i]
Michael Murray [i](7 vote) [/i]
Nicholas Lawrence [i](1 vote) [/i]
Paul Harris [i](1 vote) [/i]
Pedro Nieves [i](1 vote) [/i]
Prof BC [i](4 vote) [/i]
Richard Sanders [i](3 votes) [/i]
Steve Brundage [i](1 vote) [/i]
Steve Shufton [i](1 vote) [/i]
Stephen Young [i](6 votes) [/i]
Thomas Heine & Rainer Mees [i](1 vote) [/i]
Tony Miller [i](2 vote) [/i]
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Jan 26, 2016 11:01PM)
[b]Previous Winners of :

The Houdin [/b]
_____________________________________________________

[b]2000: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2001: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2002: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2003: [/b] Passing Through by Kevin Parker
[b]2004: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2005: [/b] Sinful by Wayne Houchin
[b]2006: [/b] Fraud by Daniel Garcia
[b]2007: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2008: [/b] Multi-Dimensional by Craig Filicetti
[b]2009: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2010: [/b] Get Sharky by Christoph Borer
[b]2011: [/b] Industrial Revelation from Jamie D. Grant
[b]2012: [/b] Nest Of Wallets from Nick Einhorn
[b]2013: [/b] Inferno by Joshua Jay
[b]2014: [/b] Fair Play by Steve Haynes & Inferno by Bobby Hasbun


[b]The Thurston Award [/b]
____________________________________________________

[b]2013: [/b] Andy Nyman
[b]2014: [/b] Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: todsky (Jan 27, 2016 12:29PM)
I vote for Mentalist Symbol Pack. That's all...
Message: Posted by: magicpharmacist (Jan 27, 2016 05:43PM)
I didn't purchase enough tricks this year to cast a vote (plus I don't have enough posts to vote.) But I wanted to second what Jami previously mentioned- winning this award can be life changing. Every year for the past 5 years I've purchased the magic trick that wins this award....and I'm sure many other hobbyists do the same.
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Jan 27, 2016 07:18PM)
The Houdin
Svenpad Supreme – Brett Barry
Revolution by Greg Wilson
Secret Servante by Sean Goodman

The Thurston
Leon Mjolnir aka Floatingcardtrick for his work on "IT department" youtube channel. Such a kind, nice person.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Xwh3hRixk&feature=youtu.be
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jan 27, 2016 08:55PM)
Houdin-
SvenPad- Barry
Scan 3D- Filicetti
Amazebox- Shortland

Jamie, in your totals, I note that you list "Promystic Scan 3D" and "Scan 3D" separately with two different vote totals. I assume that they are one and the same product and the votes for these two entries should be totaled.

Thank you for doing this again, Jamie.

John
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jan 27, 2016 08:56PM)
Thurston Award

Craig Filicetti.
Message: Posted by: toberman (Jan 28, 2016 12:06AM)
1. SvenPad Supreme by Brett Barry
2. Scan 3d by Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Jan 28, 2016 12:13AM)
1. Sven Pad Deluxe- Brett Barry
2. Target Number - Ted K
3. Black Box - Eric Samuels
Message: Posted by: bobgoss (Jan 28, 2016 01:16AM)
1. Sven Pad - Brett Barry
2. Rock Paper Lies - Jay Di Biase
3. Blind Mans Wallet - Menny Lindenfeld
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Jan 28, 2016 04:33AM)
[quote]On Dec 2, 2015, saysold1 wrote:
May I make a suggestion -

Why don't all of you just cut and paste or quote this template below for your voting to make things groovy and easy + consistent?

Might help Jamie to tabulate the votes too without Red Bull :-) Jamie many thanks again for your enthusiasm and work on this yearly tradition.



HOUDIN:

1. Osterlind Mysteries Extra Sensory Perception


2. SvenPad

3. TBC Box

THURSTON AWARD: [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Matt Andrews (Jan 28, 2016 05:05AM)
Houdin:
1) SvenPad Supreme
2) Visionary 2.0
3) Target Number
Message: Posted by: John C (Jan 28, 2016 06:52AM)
1. Sven pad
2. Tequila hustler
3. Double cross
Message: Posted by: tgplano (Jan 28, 2016 07:13AM)
1. Sven Pad
2. Amazebox
3. Reveal
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Jan 28, 2016 08:55AM)
Houdin:

- SCAN3D - CRAIG FILICETTI

- SVENPAD SUPREME - BRETT BARRY

- TCB Box - Luca Volpe and Paul McCaig

Thurston:

Craig Filicetti for amazing customer service, amazing products and generally being good people
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Jan 28, 2016 06:09PM)
HOUDIN:

1. SvenPad

2. Unbelievalope

3. Paragon 3d


THURSTON AWARD:
Message: Posted by: jamesmwood (Jan 28, 2016 11:57PM)
HOUDIN AWARD

1. Rock, Paper, Lies by Jay di Biase

2. Fobulous by Steve Shufton


THURSTON AWARD

Jeff Stone for 793.8
Message: Posted by: Shufton (Jan 29, 2016 12:52AM)
James - A thousand thanks. So glad you are having fun performing Fobulous!

Best wishes-

-Steve
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Jan 29, 2016 02:22AM)
[quote]On Jan 27, 2016, Xiqual wrote:
The Houdin
Svenpad Supreme – Brett Barry
Revolution by Greg Wilson
Secret Servante by Sean Goodman

The Thurston
Leon Mjolnir aka Floatingcardtrick for his work on "IT department" youtube channel. Such a kind, nice person.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Xwh3hRixk&feature=youtu.be [/quote]

Hey,

Thanks for sharing. I loved the IT video!

KJ
Message: Posted by: lejulio (Jan 29, 2016 10:12AM)
1. Floating Card Trick by Leon Mjolnir
2. Cube3
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Jan 29, 2016 11:05AM)
I only bought one. It was Inject and I love it.
Message: Posted by: mndude (Jan 29, 2016 06:50PM)
Houdini:

1. SVENPAD
2. AmazeBox
3. Ghost Camera
Message: Posted by: Lucien Astor (Jan 29, 2016 08:02PM)
Thurston: Prof BC
Message: Posted by: horus1 (Jan 29, 2016 10:33PM)
Houdin:

More Gh@st - Prof BC
Spectre - Prof BC
Pandora - Outlaw Effects

Thurston:
Prof BC
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Jan 30, 2016 02:39AM)
Sven pads
Message: Posted by: steven-gibson (Jan 30, 2016 07:02AM)
Houdin:
More Gh@st- Prof BC
Down the Hatch- Brynmore
Krampusnaught- Lebanon Circle


Thurston:
Prof BC
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Jan 30, 2016 08:55AM)
[quote]On Dec 2, 2015, lucavolpe wrote:
1. TBC BOX (ME)
2. ROCK PAPER LIES DVD
3. SVEN PAD ;)

P.s. Can I add the Black Box ?? [/quote]

[quote]On Jan 30, 2016, lucavolpe wrote:
Sven pads [/quote]

multiple votes allowed :question:
Message: Posted by: Lo Pan (Jan 30, 2016 04:46PM)
Houdin:
Adrian Deery- Spirit Bell
Witch Hazel - Steve Peebles
Krampusnaught- Lebanon Circle


Thurston:
Ray Carlyle
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Jan 30, 2016 05:35PM)
Scan 3d
Sven Pads
Message: Posted by: Shanlip (Jan 30, 2016 06:55PM)
HOUDIN:

1. SVENPAD SUPREME by BRETT BARRY

2. SCAN3D by CRAIG FILICETTI

3. AMAZEBOX by MARK SHORTLAND


THURSTON AWARD:

CRAIG FILICETTI and BRETT BARRY both have excellent customer service
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Jan 31, 2016 03:49AM)
[quote]On Jan 30, 2016, Lseeyou wrote:
[quote]On Dec 2, 2015, lucavolpe wrote:
1. TBC BOX (ME)
2. ROCK PAPER LIES DVD
3. SVEN PAD ;)

P.s. Can I add the Black Box ?? [/quote]

[quote]On Jan 30, 2016, lucavolpe wrote:
Sven pads [/quote]

multiple votes allowed :question: [/quote]
What a cheat. Disqualify them.
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Jan 31, 2016 05:40AM)
[quote]On Jan 6, 2016, Artie Fufkin wrote:
[quote]On Jan 6, 2016, trinity wrote:
1. Svenpad [/quote]
So you said in this very thread a few days ago in post #1 of your two posts TOTAL on the Magic Café. [/quote]
Another cheat voting twice for the Sven pad, it should be disqualified.
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Jan 31, 2016 08:31AM)
Lol Karl M. Looks like you just registered Jan 23 2016! If you would like to know
What cheating is, please read the rules when posting. Sounds like you were in a hurry to
Get 50 post to vote.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Eamon (Jan 31, 2016 10:45AM)
Here are my votes!


HOUDIN:

1. SVENPAD SUPREME by BRETT BARRY

2. VISIONARY 2.0 by STEPHEN YOUNG

3. ROCK PAPER LIES by JAY DI BIASE



THURSTON AWARD:

1. CESAR ALONSO from CESARAL MAGIC (without any doubts!!!)



Good luck to all! :)

John
X
Message: Posted by: Mind Guerrilla (Jan 31, 2016 01:05PM)
Houdin:

More Gh*st by Prof BC
Spectre by Prof BC
Doppelganger(Ph.o.to.) by Prof BC

Thurston:
Prof BC
Message: Posted by: Keith Raygor (Jan 31, 2016 01:39PM)
SvenPad
Message: Posted by: gabelson (Jan 31, 2016 07:51PM)
Sven Pad by Brett Barry and Scan 3D from Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Jan 31, 2016 08:35PM)
Thanks for making this such a great thread, everyone! There's only a few hours left to vote (Feb.01 was decided as the deadline in order to give people time to work with items that were released at the end of December) so we're almost there!

I'll announce the winner at noon (Pacific time) tomorrow! Good luck and remember that even if you only got a single vote, someone thinks that your work is the best they've seen all year. It's an honor, so feel great about it!
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Feb 1, 2016 04:23AM)
Thurston Award - Mr Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: DrIlluminatus (Feb 1, 2016 07:43AM)
Sven pads. Only thing worth the mention
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Feb 1, 2016 12:16PM)
The votes are in! That took a while; but the “less than 50s” have been subtracted (as have any doubles) and I have to say that a lot of new members have joined in and have become welcome additions to our awesome community!

So, Thanks to everyone who has joined in and congratulations to anyone who received even a single vote! Your work has changed someone’s life!

_________________________________________________________________


Without further ado, congratulations to…


[b] Svenpad Supreme[/b] by Brett Barry - the official winner of the [b]2015 HOUDIN AWARD[/b]


[i]Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin is known as the father of modern magic. Born Jean Eugene Robert, he took the "Houdin" portion when he married the daughter of one of the few watchmakers of the time who was still using old world techniques; Jacques Francois Houdin. This award is named in honor of love and the adding of something to yourself to make you better (in his case, the name), the nature of watchmaking and experimenting (something I think we, as creators all do!) and the joy that doing something we love will always bring us.[/i]


[b]THE HOUDIN[/b]

[b] Svenpad Supreme[/b] – Brett Barry [i](65 votes) [/i]

10S Star Sign Divination by Ceierry [i](1 vote)[/i]
Amazebox by Mark Shortland [i](45 votes) [/i]
Arthur by Chris Wiehl [i](5 votes) [/i]
Balze by The French Twins [i](1 vote) [/i]
Bandwidth by Gregory Wilson [i](6 votes) [/i]
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel [i](1 vote) [/i]
Big Four Poker by Tom Dobrowolski [i](1 vote) [/i]
BIP Book by Scott Creasey [i](1 vote) [/i]
Black Box by Eric Samuels & Promystic [i](5 votes) [/i]
Blaze by Tony & Jordan [i](1 vote) [/i]
Break by Uday Jadugar [i](4 votes) [/i]
C4 - Color Changing Card Case by Jonathan Levit [i](1 vote) [/i]
Calculated Risk by Michael Murray [i](1 vote) [/i]
Canvas by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Card to box by John Carey [i](1 vote) [/i]
Cerberus Wallet by Daniel Meadows [i](1 vote) [/i]
Changeling by Mark Lavelle [i](3 votes) [/i]
Code Break by Joel Dickinson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Code Breaker by Gregory Wilson and Michael Murray [i](2 votes) [/i]
Cointum Leap By Justin Morris [i](1 vote) [/i]
Combine by Michael Jae [i](1 vote) [/i]
Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny [i](4 votes) [/i]
Cross by Agus Tjiu [i](1 vote) [/i]
CUBE3 Steven Brundage [i](17 votes) [/i]
CubeFX Karl Hein [i](1 vote) [/i]
Cup Cards by Will Gray [i](1 vote) [/i]
CUPP App by Cesaral [i](2 votes) [/i]
Da Vinci Box by Thomas Pohle [i](1 vote) [/i]
DMC Black Gold Marked Deck by Phil Smith [i](4 votes) [/i]
Doppelganger(Ph.o.to.) by Prof BC [i](1 vote) [/i]
Double Deception Deluxe by Mark Mason [i](1 vote) [/i]
Down the Hatch by Brynmore [i](4 votes) [/i]
Element by Kieron Johnson & Ellusionist [i](5 votes) [/i]
Energy Coins by Matt Mello [i](1 vote) [/i]
Euphoria By Adrian Guerra [i](1 vote) [/i]
EVP by Alan Rorrison [i](1 votes) [/i]
Eye of the Beholder by Docc Hilford [i](1 vote) [/i]
EyeQ by Paralabs [i](1 vote) [/i]
Flictionary by Steve Haresign [i](1 vote) [/i]
Fobulous by Steve Shufton [i](4 votes) [/i]
Freedom Writer by Mark Allen [i](1 vote) [/i]
Flying Microphone by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Ghost Camera by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gonzo by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Heaven and Hell by MR. Darkness [i](2 votes) [/i]
Illumini by J.C. Mooreni [i](1 vote) [/i]
Inject by Greg Rostami [i](6 votes) [/i]
Insight by Hugo Shelley [i](6 votes) [/i]
Invisible Card by Blake Vogt [i](2 votes) [/i]
I-Unlock by Eric Samuels [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jaks Wallet [i](1 vote) [/i]
King in the Green by Paul Kostrach and Christopher J. Gould [i](1 vote) [/i]
Krampusnacht by Dan Baines [i](3 votes) [/i]
Last Laugh by Mark Elsdon [i](2 votes) [/i]
Lecture Notes by David Corsaro [i](1 vote) [/i]
Magic Plunger by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Magic Squared by Andi Gladwin [i](1 vote) [/i]
Magneato Cards by Hannes Koch and Card-Shark [i](1 vote) [/i]
Manoeda- Eever Elizalde [i](1 vote) [/i]
Mentalist Symbol Pack by Anton James [i](1 vote) [/i]
More Ghost by Prof BC [i](8 votes) [/i]
Multiple Out Envelope by Scott Creasey [i](1 vote) [/i]
O.C.L. by Ben Williams [i](1 vote) [/i]
Oh Snap by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Osterlind Mysteries Extra Sensory Perception [i](1 vote) [/i]
Pagoda Mystery by Magic Wagon [i](1 vote) [/i]
Pandora by Outlaw Effects [i](1 vote) [/i]
Paragon 3D - Jon Allen [i](8 votes) [/i]
Paranormal Wallet by Paralabs [i](1 vote) [/i]
Phantom by Peter Eggink [i](1 vote) [/i]
Phantom Display by Adam Wilbur [i](1 vote) [/i]
ProMystic Flex5 by Criag Filicetti[i](1 vote) [/i]
ProMystic RD by Criag Filicetti[i](3 votes) [/i]
PWP by Shaun Robison [i](1 vote) [/i]
RA by Greg Rostami [i](1 vote) [/i]
Reveal by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Revolution by Greg Wilson [i](12 votes) [/i]
Rock Paper Lies by Jay Di Biase [i](10 votes) [/i]
SCAN3D - Craig Filicetti [i](23 votes) [/i]
Screen Test by Steve Dimmer [i](3 votes) [/i]
Scryer's Black & White Book by Richard Webster [i](1 vote) [/i]
Secret Servante by Sean Goodman [i](5 votes) [/i]
Sew-on by Roddie McGhie [i](1 vote) [/i]
Schrödingers Tie by Thomas Blomberg [i](1 vote) [/i]
Shell Shocked by Mark Mason and Bob Swadling [i](1 vote) [/i]
Sleeper by Eoin O'Hare [i](1 vote) [/i]
Spectre by Prof BC [i](3 votes) [/i]
Spirit Bell by Adrian Deery [i](1 vote) [/i]
Star Trik by Adam Hudson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Stegosaurus by Phill Smith [i](3 votes) [/i]
Street Thief by Andrew Gerard [i](3 votes) [/i]
Sympathetic 10 by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Take a Note by Seamus Maguire [i](1 vote) [/i]
Target Number by Ted Karmilovich [i](3 votes) [/i]
TBC Box by Luca Volpe [i](8 votes) [/i]
Tembus by Robert Bertrance [i](2 votes) [/i]
Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon [i](24 votes) [/i]
The Alchemist's Square by Christopher J. Gould [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Family by Max Vellucci [i](1 vote) [/i]
The New SUC by Mark Strivings [i](1 vote) [/i]
The Original Matchbox Penetration by Magic Inc. [i](1 vote) [/i]
The Search Engine Pen by Jeff Prace [i](2 votes) [/i]
The Vault by David Penn [i](2 votes) [/i]
Ultimate Levitation Pen by Steve Fearson [i](1 vote) [/i]
Ultimate Rising Card by Marc Antoine [i](1 vote) [/i]
Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor [i](9 votes) [/i]
UTP by ? [i](1 vote) [/i]
Victorian Coins in Glass by K. Hartbottle [i](7 votes) [/i]
Visionary 2.0 by Stephen Young [i](20 votes) [/i]
WISHBONE by Paul Harris Presents [i](1 vote) [/i]
Witch Hazel by Steve Peebles [i](2 votes) [/i]
Wordsmyth by Francis Menotti [i](3 votes) [/i]
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Feb 1, 2016 12:17PM)
And let’s not forget The Thurston Award!

For the second year in a row, Congratulations to…

[b] Craig Filicetti [/b]- Craig is the official winner of the [b]2015 THURSTON AWARD[/b]

[i]The Thurston Award is awarded to someone who has not only created a trick this current year but who has provided excellent customer service, honor to our art, or has shown themselves to be worthy of recognition even though their effect didn't win The Houdin. I hope that makes sense! It will also (hopefully) help usher in new creators with the mindset that how you treat your customers and are remembered is just as important as the effect you've created.[/i]


[b]THE THURSTON AWARD[/b]

[b]1)[/b] Craig Filicetti [i](24 votes) [/i]

Andi Gladwin [i](2 vote) [/i]
Atlas Brookings [i](1 vote) [/i]
Brett Barry [i](5 vote) [/i]
Cesar Alonso [i](3 vote) [/i]
Christopher J. Gould [i](1 vote) [/i]
Christian Schenk [i](1 vote) [/i]
Dave Bonsall [i](1 vote) [/i]
E. Raymond Carlyle [i](2 vote) [/i]
Eric Samuels [i](1 vote) [/i]
Gregory Wilson [i](3 votes) [/i]
J.C . Mooreni [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jeff Kaylor and Anton James over at the Magic Estate [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jeff McBride [i](5 vote) [/i]
Jeff Stone [i](1 vote) [/i]
Jim Magus [i](1 vote) [/i]
Joshua Jay [i](1 vote) [/i]
Kozmo [i](1 vote) [/i]
Leon Mjolnir [i](1 vote) [/i]
Mark Mason [i](5 votes) [/i]
Michael Murray [i](6 vote) [/i]
Nicholas Lawrence [i](1 vote) [/i]
Paul Harris [i](1 vote) [/i]
Pedro Nieves [i](1 vote) [/i]
Prof BC [i](7 vote) [/i]
Ray Carlyle [i](1 vote) [/i]
Richard Sanders [i](3 votes) [/i]
Steve Brundage [i](1 vote) [/i]
Steve Shufton [i](1 vote) [/i]
Stephen Young [i](6 votes) [/i]
Thomas Heine & Rainer Mees [i](1 vote) [/i]
Tony Miller [i](2 vote) [/i]
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Feb 1, 2016 12:19PM)
Lastly, honoring our past, here are the-

[b]Previous Winners of

The Houdin [/b]
_____________________________________________________

[b]2003: [/b] Passing Through by Kevin Parker
[b]2004: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2005: [/b] Sinful by Wayne Houchin
[b]2006: [/b] Fraud by Daniel Garcia
[b]2007: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2008: [/b] Multi-Dimensional by Craig Filicetti
[b]2009: [/b] no voting took place
[b]2010: [/b] Get Sharky by Christoph Borer
[b]2011: [/b] Industrial Revelation from Jamie D. Grant
[b]2012: [/b] Nest Of Wallets from Nick Einhorn
[b]2013: [/b] Inferno by Joshua Jay
[b]2014: [/b] Fair Play by Steve Haynes & Inferno by Bobby Hasbun


[b]The Thurston Award [/b]
____________________________________________________

[b]2013: [/b] Andy Nyman
[b]2014: [/b] Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Feb 1, 2016 12:55PM)
Great thread!
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Feb 1, 2016 03:33PM)
Thanks everyone who voted for The Visionary and/or myself.
Very humbling and very much appreciated.

Regards
Steve
Message: Posted by: bowers (Feb 1, 2016 07:27PM)
Congratulations to Brett and Craig.
Both well deserved.
Todd :drinkup:
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 1, 2016 11:46PM)
A massive SvenHug to all of you who voted for and/or purchased the SvenPad Supreme.

May the force be with all of you guys - this has been an amazing and fun journey :-)

Also big Café thank you to Jamie Grant - who works his tail off and expertly arranges this contest every year - just because he wants to give back.

As Jamie says, "Anything Is Possible"

Thank you to all of you who took a chance on an innocent little notepad ... and I hope to continue to earn your trust one pad at a time.

BRETT BARRY
Message: Posted by: PendletonThe3rd (Feb 2, 2016 12:52AM)
Congrats!
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Feb 2, 2016 01:46AM)
Congratulation all for your hard work this year and a big thank to Jamie for organizing it. I am looking at it every year, best way to check if I missed something very good that people really like .
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Feb 2, 2016 02:52AM)
Congratulations, Brett!
I'm so happy for you!
Message: Posted by: magicpharmacist (Feb 2, 2016 05:21AM)
Just purchased my Svenpad online!! congrats!
Message: Posted by: todsky (Feb 2, 2016 11:30AM)
For the record, though I only voted for Mentalist Symbol Pack, I have purchased several other fine tricks this year but haven't had time to play with them yet. That being said, I was just looking at Fobulous and upon reading the instructions I realized it's even more clever than I first thought. So a posthumous (?) vote for Fobulous.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 2, 2016 01:41PM)
[quote]On Feb 2, 2016, todsky wrote:
For the record, though I only voted for Mentalist Symbol Pack, I have purchased several other fine tricks this year but haven't had time to play with them yet. That being said, I was just looking at Fobulous and upon reading the instructions I realized it's even more clever than I first thought. So a posthumous (?) vote for Fobulous. [/quote]

LOL you can also still put a belated vote in for SvenPads - I checked tracking and your babies should arrive this week.

Take care and thank you Todd for your order :-)
Message: Posted by: Greg Rostami (Feb 2, 2016 02:01PM)
A big congratulations to Brett for the amazing Svenpad.

As always, THANK YOU Jamie for putting this together ... what an amazing thread and resource for magicians.

And a final thanks to all of you who voted for Inject (or Inject-Magic) from Rostami Magic.

all the best,
Greg Rostami
Message: Posted by: Shufton (Feb 2, 2016 10:46PM)
Hey Todsky! A thousand thanks regarding Fobulous!

Best wishes and regards-

-Steve
Message: Posted by: somethingupmysleeve (Feb 4, 2016 04:57PM)
Congratulations to all. An incredible range of effects voted for this year - lots of exciting new tricks!

Jon
Message: Posted by: koreancanuck (Feb 4, 2016 06:31PM)
Congratulations to the two winners. A lot of great effects last year!
Message: Posted by: mrmagic0 (Feb 5, 2016 08:56AM)
I want to chime in. Brett's Svenpad is great! I look forward to using it using the phobia idea stated elswhere. Congrats to Brett.

Ron
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Feb 5, 2016 10:40AM)
Congratulations to all nominated. Best to all!

Steve Haynes
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Feb 9, 2016 04:46PM)
Congratulations to the 2015 winners!!

Looking forward to your new releases in 2016. No pressure.
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Feb 12, 2016 03:07PM)
What does a Sven pad do? I think I know is it like the Svengali pack of cards with a notepad instead because that's what I think it is
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 13, 2016 07:29AM)
[quote]On Feb 12, 2016, Karl M wrote:
What does a Sven pad do? I think I know is it like the Svengali pack of cards with a notepad instead because that's what I think it is [/quote].

It can cleanly allow you to forc* anything you want. Hands off. Easily.

It's an infinitely powerful utility tool, rather than a trick.

Like a thumb tip.

Check out the long thread in latest and greatest section Karl - and I can gladly answer questions via PM.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=603329&forum=218
Message: Posted by: o. (Dec 25, 2018 03:46PM)
2 years later and Svenpads are still so fantastic..
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 25, 2018 04:21PM)
[quote]On Dec 25, 2018, o. wrote:
2 years later and Svenpads are still so fantastic.. [/quote]

Oh man - thank you for saying that!

We are still innovating. I couldn’t have done this without the encouragement of the late Bob Cassidy and Craig Fillicetti.