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Jamie D. Grant
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Heya Gang!

Can you believe that another year has come and gone? Holy smokes! And I've got an announcement of sorts: as it is with some sadness that I won't be chairing this years' contest. No problemo, though, as Tom Cutts has generously agreed to step in- and I have no doubt in his abilities to see this through as the joyous event that it is! Thanks, Tom! I'll still be awarding official "Anything Is Possible" bottles for the winners of:

The Houdin
The Thurston
The Tarbell

so, on that note, over to you, Tom!

Have fun, everyone! And it goes without saying that I know all of you will help Tom by being positive, celebratory, and awesome! So thanks to y'all, too!
TRICK OF THE YEAR: Industrial Revelation, BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Approach, The AIP Bottle, and my new book Scenic 52, can all be found over here:
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I would like to nominate "CoG", Center of Gravity by Dario Capuozzo. Just a cheap Penguin Magic download, but startling, baffling and wonder-inducing, IMHO.
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Can we include or make a category of downloads (regardless of cost) as well, i.e., Revive by Duane Williams?

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I love to see whats coming in on this thread. I have been a little out of the game lately, but my best buy this year was

It’s in my Genes - by Michel - Vernet Magic

BTW - Maybe we should announce this thread in other threads just to attract more people?

Best Jan
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I like It's in My Genes as well though I have changed the premise. Must be synchronicity at work as I was just preparing some new paper inserts for It's In My Genes a few minutes ago.
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I'm guessing the same format as previous years. Vote for your top 3 tricks released in the year and 1 vote for the best customer service from a company/person?
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I'll list my #1 and come back later with 2 & 3 - gotta think about those.

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Hi Gang! Sorry for the delay getting in here. Kudos to Jamie for once again providing the prizes here!

For those who don't know the rules, here ya go... From Jamie last year

It's that time of year! Who will win The Houdin for 2018?!


First, why "Houdin?"


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!

Okay- What is your favourite effect that was released in 2018?

Please submit up to 3 entries and we'll tally them up on March.01 (that now gives us 2 months of voting and using various effects that get published at the end of the year). The winner will relieve a special Limited Edition "Anything Is Possible" bottle- "Trick Of The Year" trophy, called THE HOUDIN AWARD! Fun!



As, well, we now have "The Thurston Award"...


This award will awarded to a creator who created an effect in 2018 and who represents the true Spirit of Magic. Great customer service, kind, and a gift to the community.


Please submit one entry:


And, while we're at it, let's look at some of the past winners that we were able to figure out:

Houdin winners

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
2015: Svenpad Supreme by Brett Barry
2016: WikiTest by Marc Kerstein
2017: The Gift by Angelo Carbone

Thurston winners

2013: Andy Nyman and The Code
2014: Craig Filicetti
2015: Craig Filicetti
2016: Craig Filicetti
2017: Michael Murray

(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:

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!


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!! To help reduce drama, though (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, will be deleted. There are other places on the Café (Right or Worng) for political disussions. But they won't be here.

So there ya have it. Let's all have some fun and make Jamie proud to be keeping his tradition alive and well!
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Thank you for taking the baton for this important tradition Tom!!!

You are amazing. Happy New Year my friend.
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