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This month our cover story features Flip, the wonderful Dutch magician who traveled the world performing his famous “Duplo Act.” His story is followed by several of his original (and unusual) tricks. In our digital edition you’ll find a video of Flip’s “Duplo Act” which I’m sure many of you have never seen.

If you are of a certain age, you’ll recall seeing ads for “Ventrilo” in the comics books of your youth in which a voice can be heard coming from a steamer trunk on the floor next to the sneaky ventriloquist. Gary R. Brown tries not to choke on one of these rather dangerous devices as he brings us the story behind it in “Squeeky, The Golden Voice Thrower.”
Author John Gaspard has been writing novels about his fictional creation, the magician Eli Marks, since 2013. All three have been well reviewed and in this issue of Genii we’re pleased to bring you an Eli Marks short story, “The Invisible Assistant.” Nice to have a bit of fiction once in a while and, for those reading our digital edition, we have an audio-book version of the story for your earful pleasure.

Mike Caveney, famed performer and historian, brings “Classic Correspondence” to Genii this month by first introducing our readers to the concept of the column, and then shares an interesting piece of correspondence related to one of his favorite characters, Del Adelphia—The Cowboy Magician. * Martin Lewis, one of magic’s most ingenious performers and designers, brings “Making Magic” to Genii with a radioactive approach to the Bill Tube, including stickers that you can scan and print out for the amusement of your audience. * John Bannon, certainly one of the most creative inventors of card magic over the past several decades, as well as one of its best-selling authors, starts a new column titled “Dealing with It” and this month he delves into his thoughts behind the classic Two-Card Transposition and then presents a marvelous solution: “Heart of Glass” (with video in our digital edition).

And we also have some of our favorite columnists returning: Hannibal weaves a poignant tale of Mr. Nickels in “Happiness is the Road.” Jeff Prace takes his column in a new direction for 2017, featuring the magic of young magicians. When you read the first trick he explains in “Left-Handed” which involves an acrobatic piece of popcorn, you may not think much of it until you watch the video of its creator, John Stessel, performing it—and then you’ll be shocked. And finally our man from Hawaii, Dr. Kainoa Harbottle, has persuaded his friend Curtis Kam—MISTER Palms of Steel himself—to explain a trick based on “The Lynn Pennies” which he calls “Quartermaster.” I watched the video (included in our digital edition) of Curtis performing it and could not figure it out.

And we have Jon Racherbaumer’s “On the Slant,” which this month describes a fine trick of Slydini’s; Daniel Ulin returns with a new “Knights at The Magic Castle”; reviews from John Lovick (books), David Regal (tricks), and Dustin Stinett (videos); and audio columns from Max Maven and Jon Racherbaumer, and my own “More Genii Speaks” video round out the book.
That’s our first issue of 2017, our 80th year, and I hope you enjoy it.
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