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waianaeboy702
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Houdini's magic shop in las vegas.
Lawrens Godon
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On 2007-04-06 07:25, fishwasher wrote:
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On 2004-03-01 18:22, Flec wrote:
Black artifacts in birmingham, england.


http://www.blackhart.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/


The address does not seem to working, do you have a working one?

Where abouts in birmingham is it, as I live there I'd be interested in visiting...


http://www.blackhart.co.uk/
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Thanks lawrens
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On 2007-04-04 18:40, Magic_Steve wrote:
I second Denny and Lee's Magic Studio. It's awesome, and I ALWAYS have a blast, every time I go there. Highly Recommended!!!

http://www.dennymagic.com

Best,
Steve


I "third" this. I have to drive two hours to get there, but I go there for lectures, and just to hang out. Denny stocks items others can't or won't carry, and doesn't stock any junk.

Also, he performed on stage for more years than I have lived, and has known more of the magicians we revere today than not. As a result, walking into his store means you get the advantage of his expertise.

Where else could I have attended a Darwin Ortiz lecture this year? Jeff McBride will be doing a lecture and master class there in June. What a great resource!

If you can see the value in visiting a magic shop run by a professional magician, check out Denny's shop in Essex, MD.

Shawn
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On 2007-04-10 18:12, waianaeboy702 wrote:
Houdini's magic shop in las vegas.


I understand that Houdini's in the New York Casino is not the only Houdini's in Las Vegas but my experience's in the New York Casino one is very negative.
I have been to that shop at least 30 times in the course of 3 years and my experience is always the same.
They have no less than four demonstrator's on hand and all they do all day is demo the "UFO", "Invisible Deck" "Svengali" "Mental Photography" and sometime "Scotch & Soda". They really cater to the Tourist and not at all to the person who is really interested in Magic.
The only purchase I ever made there (and I was prepared to part with my cash every visit) was the brass penetration block which I had already decided to buy before entering the store because of what I read on the internet about it. They could not (or would not) demo it for me. Many times when I was able to get some attention there I would ask for a demo on some item only to be told that "we don't demo that" or "I don't do that one".
I still go there several times each time I visit Las Vegas and nothing is ever different except the faces of the workers in that shop.
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How about Abbott's?

http://www.abbottmagic.com
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Abbotsmagic.com
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http://www.ronallesimagic.com
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Midwest Magic in the Chicago suburbs is the best shop I've ever seen. What makes it unusual, is that it has just about EVERYTHING. I always get sound advise on whatever I may be looking for. Tim (the owner) and his staff never try to "sell" me something; instead, they give honest opinions about whether a prop, book, or dvd will fit my needs.
Mr. Ash from Ash's Magic is the same way. He won't sell me something just to make a buck. He will straight out tell me if something is worthless. I've always respected that.
Now that is unusual.
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Please check us out if you are ever in the area - over 7000 square feet of magic...FAB Magic in Colon
Rick Fisher, President FAB Magic

"One of the largest magic shops in the world!"

www.fabmagic.com
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For all those who thought (and still think) that Denny's just rocks...

Pepka (who many of you know here on the Café) and I both agree and felt that since not every magician can get a chance to visit his shop, we'd give Denny a chance to visit every magician!

We sat down to have a talk with Denny and covered things like ethics, instant magic downloads, his tour in Vietnam and how he got started in magic, plus much more.

We put the first half of the interview online as an mp3 for anyone who wants to listen at http://www.reelsinmotion.tv/magiclantern009 I'm working on getting the next half up for anyone interested.

Enjoy!
Scott
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Just a quick fyi, part 2 of the interview with Denny Haney is online. Feel free to download the mp3 here:

http://www.reelsinmotion.tv/magiclantern010

Enjoy,
Scott
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FYI, the Denny interview up on the Magic Lantern podcast is quite great and worth a listen. I had the pleasure of visiting the store in Baltimore a few months ago. I went through a period of driving back and forth between DC and NYC and on my last trip stopped and spent an hour or so there. I really regret not stopping there more as I no longer have reason to make that trip.
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On 2007-04-04 23:38, davidpaul$ wrote:
I must mention The Cuckoos Nest in Pittsburgh PA. They are a brick and mortar shop and have been there for 30 years. That's unusual in and of itself. Lot's of hard to find items as well as over 1,000 DVD's IN STOCK.

If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area you must stop by. You will end up staying there for a while. http://www.thecuckoosnest.com


Too true! It is on the best out there.
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My vote is for Abbotts right now, in the past, Ted Carrothers shop in Toledo was very unique.
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Hmmm... I go to school in tucson. Looks like ima take a look at williams magic shop!
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I think this thread went a bit awry. Let's talk about shops that carry "unusual" effects. (I may be way-wrong, but I think of unusual effects as, well, not normally seen. By that I mean, odd and out-of-the-ordinary. Vintage effects in my mind fit in another category, so take my advice with that in mind).

My top shops for the unusual effects are:
Outlaw Effects. Check out Smoking Gun. These guys know their @#$%@. They walk the walk and talk the talk. They appear bad, but act good. Buy with confidence.
http://www.outlaw-effects.com/store

Grind Show. This is what it's all about my friends. Someone who "gets it." He'll set you up and show you how to do it, and do it with a smile. Buy with confidence.
http://grindshow.com

Black Hart. Never done business here, but have always wanted to. Very creepy in a good way.
http://www.blackhart.co.uk
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Hi, If we are talking about proper Bricks and Mortar shops then my one counts. It is 800 years old and I specialize in bizarre and spooky items many of which are antique. http://www.aquarius-magic.com
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The Magic Gadget Site...I have found some unique items here!!!...the best thing of this site are the GREAT descriptions of the tricks...take a look:

http://www.themagicgadgetsite.com
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Davenports magic shop in London is THE one to go to if you're ever around this way. Genuinely wicked place.
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