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ecardinal
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San Jose, CA
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My name is Ed Cardinal, and I'm an amateur magician. My day job is manager of software quality at a large biotech firm in San Jose, California.

Like most of you, my love of magic started back in elementary school. I loved my first Adams set, especially the coin slide, and ball and vase. I guess I've always been a gimmick fan! I read all the books in the library.

After that, my passion for performing magic cooled a bit (though not my love of watching it) until college. I was lucky enough to have a housemate who was a teen pro (he had performed at the Magic Castle among other venues), and he tutored me in some simple slights. He lent me his copy of Bobo's, and I learned some basic coin moves.

After college, I started getting more into learing the skills and performing for friends. I would like to perform more, but I have a lot of fears (mostly of screwing up tricks, flashing the method and looking stupid).

I have also been a balloon twister for years, mostly for fundraising events.

My favorite magic:

Cards -- Dr. Strangetrick. I do some basic force-and-reveals but I just got Ammar's ETMCM 2 and I'm learning tons, it's awesome. I think I prefer the basic card Warp to Dr. S because of the pure simplicity. I'm currently practicing Vernon's "Twisting the Aces".

Coins -- Hopping Half, Okito coin-through-hand, Raven vanishes (I just got a steel core English Penny, the coin itself is great misdirection since they are not common here).

Other -- Wonderbar (but I'd like to do some other IT stuff), cut-and-restored rope.

Well, I have to go for now, but I look forward to seeing you all around the Cafe!

-- Ed
Peter Marucci
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Welcome aboard, Ed.
Hmmm, you started with the ball and vase, your passion cooled during college years, you went to Bobo, and you are also a balloon twister.
Are you SURE you're not me? Smile
cheers,
Peter Marucci
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swamigimmick
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England
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Hi Ed,

I see you like coin magic so I guess I'll see you posting in "Show me the money"

I'll look out for your thoughts.

Regards,
Eric.
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GlenD
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Hello and welcome Ed. I am sure you will like it here.

GlenD
"A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway" - Griffin

"Any future where you succeed, is one where you tell the truth." - Griffin (Griffin rocks!)
Tony Chapparo
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Albuquerque, NM
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Hi Ed,

Welcome to the Cafe!
Tony Chapparo
RiffClown
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Yorktown, Virginia (Previously Germany)
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Hi! Welcome to The Magic Cafe. There's always room for more. I used to live near San Jose (Morgan Hill and Sunnyvale). Check the menu and join in on the conversations. Looking forward to your posts.
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Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
Mya Angel
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Smile Hi ecardinal!

Welcome to the Magic Cafe!

Mya
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There is nothing that remains so constant as change. Don't end up like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set. Smile



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Dr. TORA
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Hi Ecardinal Smile Smile Smile
Welcome to the Cafe. keep in mind that every professional was an amateur at the beginning.

Please enjoy a cup of strong Turkish coffee on my bill while surfing on the menu. Smile Smile Smile Smile
Magically Yours,

OZLEN TUNCER /Dr.TORA

Have you visited my new Website in English, yet?

www.magictora.com or www.torasmagic.com
thinkofacard
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Hi Ed

Welcome to the Cafe. Glad you found us! Smile

Enjoy!!!!!

Happy days..

Mark
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If you can't stand the blood, get out of the slaughterhouse!
Michael Peterson
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Welcome Ed, This is an incredible resource for magic. I'm sure you will give back as much as you take from it. I look forward to hearing from you.
TOBIAS
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Seattle Magic
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Welcome to the Cafe.
Hope all goes well on finding the things you need.
Any questions drop a post. Smile
Be true to your art, and it will be true to you
Joe Marotta
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Can You Believe I Have
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Welcome Ed,

Glad you arrived and joined us here in the Magic Cafe!

It's a wonderful place to share and learn. So make yourself right at home, relax, and post away.

See you inside!

Joe Marotta
Garrett Nelson
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Hello and welcome!

I am sure you will find yourself here at the Cafe quite often.

Cheers!
Steve Brooks
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Hello Ed,
welcome to our magic family! There is always room for more folks like you...enjoy!
Smile
"Always be you because nobody else can" - Steve Brooks
Brian Proctor
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Hey Ed! How are ya doing? I am going to guarentee your love for magic will increase 10 fold over the time that you participate in this site. I really hope to talk to you sometime. Take care and enjoy the community of magic! Smile
Brian Smile Smile
Jimmy Lee
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Welcome to the club, you will love this cafe! Smile
Magically Yours,

Jimmy...
a guy from a tropical island in South East Asia
..oops...where did he disappeared to????
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