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ChadRees
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Okay so I have been wanting to get a subscription to a magic realated magazine for a while now, but I am stuck on which one to get.

For someone who is into sleight of hand and mentalism do any of you suggest magic vs genii? or is there another publication I might want to look into.

Hope this is the correct place to post this. Thanks
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See thread a few spaces down on this same subject.
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Save your money and buy Corindas 13 steps and you'll be well on your way.

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Genii is probably better written and has a slightly more historical slant. Magic might be a bit more current with more focus on reviews and what's hot. Both will touch on mentalism and break down sleight of hand. I rarely read either, but this is how I remember it.
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Try Magicseen magazine for both soh and mentalism related material.

I think you'll find this British based publication beats Genii and Magic by quite a margin in these areas.

The reason it's so good is because Mark Leveridge is involved.

It's also availabale as a download from lybrary.com which means you could be reading it within the next 10 minutes.

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Chad,
Of the two magazines you pointed out for subscription to, Magic appears to be the better for your current wants.

It is a younger feeling magazine and if you look into some back issues there is tons of stuff in Talk About Tricks with Josh Jay. Also Anthony Nyman has contributed some stuff in past issues and Anthony Owen as well. I think I can safely say that Magic is the better option for you to subscribe to.

P.S. It is cheaper to buy full runs of back issues if you are looking specifically for tricks and mentalism. You could get the year long run that has Anthony Owens or the year with Andy Nyman, etc.

Cheers,
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I agree, if you must choose between Magic and Genii for the stuff you are interested in, Magic is probably the better choice. But I think neither of the two really have much to offer compared to some of the must read books on mentalism and sleight-of-hand. The price of the subscription will buy you much more than either magazine will provide in these areas.
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I've been a subscriber to Magic for 3 years... it's a fantastic magazine that, while it gives excellent history and theory, also provides up to date info on the magic world.
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I would have to say the best subscription deal is that $1,000 lifetime subscription to Genii. Getting the physical back issues, the online library of back issues, the Genii publicated books, and the Kaufman publicated books is a steal!
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Only if I had a grand to spend on that....
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I've been getting MAGIC for 3 years now, and decided this year to add Genii. 2 is better than 1, right?
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Ive been a Magic guy for about 12years or more and I too am thinking of adding Genii.
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I'm renewing my subscription soon. Just waiting for some funds.. hopefully by next week.
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On 2009-01-13 16:13, Corbett wrote:
I've been getting MAGIC for 3 years now, and decided this year to add Genii. 2 is better than 1, right?



Right, but Genii is OUT OF THIS WORLD!
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If I could only afford ONE magic magazine, it would definitely be:

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They're both good, but as far as which one... it's a matter of taste. Personally, I give the advantage to Genii because it seems to have a bit more in the way of historical articles where Magic (at least to me) is more focused on current acts. That said, I subscribe to both because there is plenty to be learned from both.
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I like and read them both but if the redesigned MUM continues its new direction, I'll vote for that one!
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I purchase and read both Genii and Magic. Genii has more information in my opinion, Magic on the other hand is just fun to read. Either way I learn something new in both.
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Magic stacks easier on a shelf and shows the volume and date on the spine..!!
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I like Genii myself. Smile
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