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Ray Steele
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Hi, my name is Ray. Getting back into magic after being away since about 20 years old, I'm 50 now. Saw a friend of a friend doing a few tricks at our restaurant table and got hooked all over again. His name is Bob Hagarty, I believe he may even be a member here.

Have my subscription to Magic Magazine going, and have been refreshing myself on some card sleights. Phil Goldstein's "Focus" book is on it's way to me soon, it looks incredible. I have often felt Phil/Max is the best performer / inventor in magic today.
Mary Mowder
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Welcome Ray Steele,

And welcome back o Magic.

Having seen Max Mavin perform several times in person I agree that he is super impressive.

-Mary Mowder
Dr. Delusion
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Good to hear the bug bit you again Ray.
Welcome to the Café.
Bob.
David Martin
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Very nice to meet you Ray!

You will not be disappointed in Phil Goldstein's Focus at all! The effects in there range from visual stunners to just flat out impossibility.

My personal favorite out of that book is "Vicinity". I have not found a better version of the "Universal Card" plot anywhere else!

Welcome to The Magic Café and also back to magic in general!

David
Syndrome
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Alright Ray!

Great to see I'm not alone with their return to magic. I've been away for about 15 years and have just started to get into performing again also. I've found the shopping mall to be a great testing ground for performing. It seems that fast effects work the best as people are on the go. So far it's been a good experience. I've gone a few days in a row with a different effect each day, performing the same effect all day. Been able to work out the kinks and streamline my presentation. Let me know if I can help you with anything. Welcome back!

-Alex
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poolside
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Hi Ray! I just joined the Café myself today (after a 30 year hiatus from magic) and it's great to have the bug again... I feel like a kid! I've been reading up everything I can in the Café... terrific resource with good advice from magicians willing to share! Hope you enjoy it as much as I am. John
"It's a good feeling to know you're alive" - Fred Rogers
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