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Jamie D. Grant
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Hiya Gang!

It's that time of year! Who will win The Houdin for 2015?!
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First, why "Houdin?"
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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!
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As, well, we now have "The Thurston Award"...
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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.

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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:

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


Thurston winners
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2013: Andy Nyman and The Code
2014: 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!


RULES:
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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.

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...

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


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

Lastly, this is a thread for JOY. Let me be clear- HAPPINESS! 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
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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)
Creator of The SvenPad Supreme- "One of the most versatile and well made utility devices I have ever used. Highly recommended." Bob Cassidy www.SvenPads.com
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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 Smile Jamie many thanks again for your enthusiasm and work on this yearly tradition.



HOUDIN:

1.

2.

3.


THURSTON AWARD:
Creator of The SvenPad Supreme- "One of the most versatile and well made utility devices I have ever used. Highly recommended." Bob Cassidy www.SvenPads.com
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1. TBC BOX (ME)
2. ROCK PAPER LIES DVD
3. SVEN PAD Smile

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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.
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HOUDIN:

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

THURSTON AWARD:
E. RAYMOND CARLYLE
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When is the deadline for voting?
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1. Paragon 3D - Jon Allen (I'd vote for it even if it wasn't mine Smile)

2. Tequila Hustler - Mark Elsdon

3. Wordsmyth by Francis Menotti

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Here're my votes! Smile

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)
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1. Bandwith by Gregory Wilson
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HOUDIN:

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

THURSTON AWARD:
Craig fillicetti for scan 3d
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1 Visionary 2
2 Tequilla Hustler
3 Conan Doyle and the Bad Penny

Thurston Award: Tony Miller
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Houdin

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

Thurston

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HOUDIN:

1. BREAK by Uday Jadugar

2. CHANGELING by Mark Lavelle

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


THURSTON AWARD:

Mark Mason
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1. Unbelievalope by Jeff Kaylor

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


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

Thanks!
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1. Cube 3 by Steven Brundage
2. Revolution by Gregory Wilson
3. Element by Kieron Johnson
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1. Bandwith by Gregory Wilson
2. Arthur - Chris Wiehl
3. AMAZEBOX - MARK SHORTLAND
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Quote:
On Dec 3, 2015, saysold1 wrote:
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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)


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

Thanks!


So if we haven't bought much this year, should we vote based on a trailer and what looks cool?
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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. 😩
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