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On Aug 26, 2020, loudini1972 wrote:
Can these effects be performed in a strolling situation? Or are these more tailored for parlor/stage presentations?


I don't see why the foundational effect (to produce the duplicate card) couldn't be done while strolling (and Peter even mentions that scenario in the introduction), although I think there are three caveats: 1) As with all strolling scenarios, any effect would be diminished if the second group of spectators has already seen the performance for the first. 2) The more time that elapses between the foundational effect in which the duplicate is produced and the later effect in which it's revealed, the better. If you only have a few minutes with a strolling audience, this may not be the best set of effects to do. That said, if you could come back to a spectator later, even alone, it could be very powerful. For example, you could destroy the first signed card as part of your strolling set, and then tap the spectator on the shoulder in the valet line and ask them to look in their glove compartment (having asked the valet to put the duplicate card there). 3) There's some very quick and simple reset that shouldn't be done in the open, so depending on how much pocket space you have for multiple setups you may want to do the reset in another room.

After you have a duplicate card, you can do anything you want with it that you could otherwise do with cards while strolling (e.g., remove it from your wallet or shoe, tip it out of a matchbox).


Thanks for the clarification and detailed response!
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There is a snippet (10mins) of an interview with Peter Groning about the book and the Resigned effect here on the PropDog Live at about the 58 minute.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkEQauyKJEM
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In Magic Seen Magazine's Best of British, there an effect by Scott Penrose called Autograph Hunter, that would be a perfect application for Resigned.

It's a signed card to wallet idea, built around the premise of collecting autographs. The climax involves the performer pulling out his wallet to show his collection via an accordion fold of 10 or 12 plastic pockets, which cascade out. The last cards in the chain could be one or both of the duplicate signature's you obtain with the Resigned concept.

Heinz Minten also makes a Card Cascade Wallet, which could be used.

It has some good entertainment value as well as being a nice way to use the signatures.
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Congratulations Peter! Andy over at The Jerx likes Resigned and thinks it’s one of the good methods available to us today for obtaining a legitimate signature secretly. He also thinks the Resigned effect is a solid one as well so he recommends the book Smile Congrats as that is high praise in my book.
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@motown:
Thanks for tipping yet another use for the signatures. This effect is new to me.

@ kissdadookie:
I'm really glad to hear this, thanks for telling about it.
Where can I read his thoughts on this?

My best wishes,
Peter
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@motown:
Thanks for tipping yet another use for the signatures. This effect is new to me.

@ kissdadookie:
I'm really glad to hear this, thanks for telling about it.
Where can I read his thoughts on this?

My best wishes,
Peter


Andy assesses it in his members only monthly newsletter. He included some performance suggestions based on his own experience using Resigned. His verdict being that he recommends the book which is actually very high praise coming from him.

I’ve PM’d you with his write up so that you don’t have to go hunting for it.
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Hi kissdadookie,

Thanks for sending me the text and for posting his verdict. I greatly appreciate it.

My best wishes,
Peter
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Hi All,
Here is an interview with the charming Peter Groning. He discusses the origins of Resigned plus his thoughts on magic, mentalism and other things.

https://www.propdog.co.uk/blog/propdog-m......miracles

He tips Bit by Bit as a great trick after performing Resigned, I can vouch that you get a lot of bang for your buck with it. The preparation isn't painful either, give it a go.

Best,
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Hi All,
Here is an interview with the charming Peter Groning. He discusses the origins of Resigned plus his thoughts on magic, mentalism and other things.

https://www.propdog.co.uk/blog/propdog-m......miracles

He tips Bit by Bit as a great trick after performing Resigned, I can vouch that you get a lot of bang for your buck with it. The preparation isn't painful either, give it a go.

Best,


Very Enjoyable interview. Thanks for sharing. It was great hearing Peter's thoughts on his book.
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Peter,

I was curious if you had ever played around with some type of spirit writing idea with your Resigned approach?
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On Sep 16, 2020, motown wrote:
Peter,

I was curious if you had ever played around with some type of spirit writing idea with your Resigned approach?


Hi motown,
Sorry for the late reply. Despite corona I've been lucky enough to get some theatre work, which has taken all my focus, though it's great to be back in the saddle again.

I've been playing around with ideas where writing appears on a card signed by a spectator, but I'm not sure if this counts as spirit writing. I suppose it ll comes down to framing. But I like your idea very much, and I'm quite sure there's a lot of potential in this. Do you have a specific route in mind, or are you just considering possibilities? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, if it's not asking too much.

Your thinking makes me glad, since this is exactly what I was hoping for - new ideas utilizing the concept being created. Thank's for sharing an interesting idea!

My best wishes,
Peter
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Hi all,

I just got word from Penguin, that Resigned to Miracles has passed the thousand mark.
The notion of a thousand magicians world wide, has made the decision to purchase my book, is quite an eerie feeling, and by far surpasses my wildest expectations.

I'd like to thank all of you for having faith in a random dude from the North pole.

I hope that the material has served you well, and that you've come up with great applications for your secretly signed cards. I do understand that many perhaps aren't willing to share your ideas publicly on this forum, but I'd love to hear whatever thoughts you've come up with, so if you'd like, drop me an e-mail: peter@petergroning.se

My best wishes,
Peter
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Happy as a clam; what a nice way to start 2021:

Resigned to Miracles has been awarded the "Penguin Magic Book Of The Year".
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So happy for you Peter. That is awesome! Congratulations!
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As it should. Well deserved.
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Congratulations!
I can't think of another book which has excited me half as much.

Tack!
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Luke Masters, emyers99 and Harry Patter,

Thank you for your kind words.
It means a lot to me, and is greatly appreciated.

Tack själva!
Peter
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Very nice review of Resigned to Miracles in the February issue of Genii by David Britland.
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Hi motown,

I'm not a subscriber of Genii, so thanks for the heads up.

My best wishes,
Peter
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