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Topic: Hello & Thanks!!
Message: Posted by: Robin Parker (Nov 21, 2001 09:00PM)
I've been a member of this community approximately 9 weeks and the experience has been great. The Cafe has allowed me to learn from and listen to others of more experience regarding magic and it's many facets. If you are wondering what type of magic I study, I work on classic close-up. I use gaffs but I get much more excited about possible routines which require no gaffs. Recently received "Up in Smoke" & "Knock 'em Dead"; both are super videos and they will occupy the majority of my study & "new routine" time. I look forward to spending more time at the Cafe and I look forward to growing in magic with all the members.
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Nov 22, 2001 12:53AM)
Welcome to the Cafe Robin, :wavey:

I have noticed you around and was hoping you would introduce yourself.

It is great to have you here and hear about your background.

Jump right in and be as big a part of the board as you like!!


Message: Posted by: Bengi (Nov 22, 2001 02:57AM)
Welcome to The Cafe!!!!!!!!!

Bengi :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Nov 22, 2001 03:59AM)
Thanks for the intro Robin, I look forward to reading about you're progress in magic during the coming month's ahead. :vcool:
Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Nov 22, 2001 06:32AM)
Hi Robin!

What a nice post! Welcome to, "The Magic Cafe"!

Your passion for magic is evident in your words!

"Up in Smoke", and "Knock Em Dead" are great choices for videos!

What did you think of, "Unholy Gathering"?

How about, "Knich-A-Knihc"?

Great stuff, huh?

Anyway, "Happy Thanksgiving"!!!!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Nov 22, 2001 07:46AM)
Welcome to the Cafe :dancing:

The Knock em dead video is excellent,I especially like the Gypsy monte.
Message: Posted by: Lee Marelli (Nov 22, 2001 11:20AM)
Welcome! If you want a break from the close-up world drop by our mentalistsí table in the corner of the Cafe by the window.

We are under the sign that says "A Penny For Your Thoughts" but I sense you knew that.


For those who believe, no explanation is needed. For those who do not believe, no explanation is necessary. Dunninger
Message: Posted by: Robin Parker (Nov 22, 2001 03:51PM)
Hello Steve,

I was floored by "Unholy Gathering" and I immediately made the gaff.

I love the routine. The coin routine by P.C. is wonderful but I donít want to invest in such a gaff for now.

I simply have too many other books & videos which I need to study more.

AMX already has hit men looking for me.

Regarding mentalism, I have neither knowledge nor experience but I am interested in learning more.

For the time being, such an investigation is not on my front burner.

I have noticed several people who are great close up artist's who have lost some interest in close up & have gone into mentalism.

Eric Anderson dived into this, just how deeply I don't know and also Iíve heard that Gary Kurtz has reduced his close up work for mentalism.

Is this a tread with close up people or what? Do they simply get burned out with classic palms and card passes?

What is your opinion?
Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Nov 22, 2001 09:21PM)
Hi Robin!

Thatís great you made the gaff for,

"Unholy Gathering". Fun! Fun! Fun!

I looked into the gaff for P.C. gimmick as well-cool, but kind of pricey!

You know, I think youíre right! A good friend of mine, whoís excellent at close up has ventured into mentalism as well!

I think with him, itís more of a growth for his magic and a curiosity to become the best he can be! Heís already great at it! Heís only been into magic a few years, yet has kind of become a walking encyclopedia of magic! Maybe just a little bored with the old moves, and in with the new etc!

Just needs "new stimulation" to keep the interest alive and fun maybe!

I know with me, I go through phases where I really get into my magic, and then back off at times to take a rest from it! Seems to work best that way for me! Keeps the interest alive so I want to come back to it! So yes, to answer your question I think people do get bored to some extent, and I think thatís kinda normal!

It sure is nice chatting with you!

Have a great Christmas too!



Courage is the willingness to be afraid and act anyway!
Message: Posted by: Masimax (Nov 22, 2001 09:35PM)
Welcome to the Cafe'

Message: Posted by: Mya Angel (Nov 23, 2001 07:08AM)

Welcome to the "Magic Cafe" Robin Parker!

Where we never get tired of magic. :o: :lol:

We're soooooo glad you decided to introduce yourself we want to get to know all our members new and those who've been "hanging

around awhile" :rotf:

We hope (and believe) you'll like it here

and, if you want to learn new thing's well...

you've come to the right place! :nod:

It sound's like you've got a lot to say,

so we look forward to your posting on the board. :winker:

Have fun, I'll see you inside. :wavey:

Mya :cuteangel: