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TuneHV
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2020 was quite the year, but through all the rough times, we did see some great magic and mentalism effects released to the community.

So let's focus on the positives from this year as its time to vote! Who will win The Houdin and The Thurston awards for 2020?

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The Houdin Award will be awarded to the effect is voted "Trick of The Year".

The Thurston Award will be awarded to a creator who created an effect in 2020 AND who represents the true Spirit of Magic (e.g. Great customer service, kind, and a gift to the community).


HOW TO VOTE:
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Please submit up to THREE ENTRIES FOR THE HOUDIN AWARD, as follows, for your favorite effect that was released in 2020.

1. Effect Name by Creator Name
2. Effect Name by Creator Name
3. Effect Name by Creator Name


And please submit ONE ENTRY FOR THE THURSTON AWARD as follows, for the creator who you feel embodied the true Spirit of Magic in 2020.

1. Creator Name



RULES:
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Please note that we are keeping Jamie's original rules in place, in his words below...

To help to try to reduce any drama, 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 Creator Name for Customer Service/Spirit/Kindness of the Year (Thurston)

"You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café to vote. If you're new, that gives you over 2 months to join in the community and share in our passion (The 50 post minimum must be achieved by the close of voting on March 1st for your votes to be eligible.

If you have been nominated and want to encourage your pals to take part... 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.
Creators are allowed to vote for their own releases.


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 someone 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 Wrong) for political dissuasions. But they won't be here."

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Let's all have some fun and make Jamie proud to be keeping his tradition alive and well!

Note: Since I did the official tally of the results last year, I'm fine continuing with that tradition for 2020. If anyone has been in contact with Jamie, who originated these awards, he can certainly take the reins back, though he has been MIA in recent years on the Café.

Prizing is TBD. If anyone would like to kindly volunteer to donate prizes to the winners, message me as it would be nice to present a gift to go along with the prestigious awards!
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And before we kick things off, let's take a look back at the previous winners of these coveted awards!

Houdin winners
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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 (Tied)
2015: Svenpad Supreme by Brett Barry
2016: WikiTest by Marc Kerstein
2017: The Gift by Angelo Carbone
2018: DFB by Nick Einhorn and Craig Squires & T-Watch by Nobody Knows (Tied)
2019: Celebrity Presage by Mike Maione and Brett Barry


Thurston winners
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2013: Andy Nyman
2014: Craig Filicetti
2015: Craig Filicetti
2016: Craig Filicetti
2017: Michael Murray
2018: Vanishing Inc. (Team)
2019: Jonathan Levit & Benke Smith (Tied)
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1. Split Focus by Gregory Wilson
2. FPS Wallet by Brent Braun
3. Matrix Art by Mickael Chatelain

1. Walter Rolfo (Masters of Magic / United Magicians for the World)
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1.) FPS Wallet by Brent Braun

2.) TimeSmith and BS Watch by Benke Smith and Andreas Berthazi

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1. David Jonathan
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1. Virtual Triumph by Adrian Lacroix
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Thurston Award: Adrian Lacroix, feel like this was his year. Went from relative unknown to magician household name. The magic he had perfectly encapsulated Zoom magic, and was being performed by literally everyone! Good teaching, reasonable price, lots of virtual lectures throughout the year.

Also, I know I'm under 50 posts atm, but I think, if I read this correctly, I have until March 1st to get up to 50. Should be fine!
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My vote goes to FPS Wallet by Brent Braun
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Have to think about the trick of the year but the Thurston is a no brainer, Ian Pidgeon. Ian just doesn’t go the extra mile he goes the extra continent.

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1- Desire by Bobby Hasbun
2- The Underneath by Steve Peebles
3- Snaps by David Jonathan & Dan Harlan


1- Bobby Hasbun

I didn't buy much this year, but I only vote for what I own.
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Thurston Award: Ian Pidgeon. He is the developer of Ithump and he has the best service ever. One time I had a question and he called me to answer it even though it was midnight his time. There are some other good developers but he is the best.
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IThump by Ian Pidgeon
UPS by Joshua Riley
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FPS wallet by brent braun

MONKey by Jeff Prace

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On Dec 22, 2020, DynaMix wrote:
IThump by Ian Pidgeon
UPS by Joshua Riley


iThump is fantastic but it was released in 2017!
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1) TimeSmith and BS Watch by Benke Smith and Andreas Berthazi
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Houdin:
1) TimeSmith by Benke Smith and SB Watch by Andras Barthazi
2) Locked & Loaded by Ryan Schultz
3) Wilson Magic Remote v2 by Matthew Wilson

Thurston: David Sandy & Lance Rich

I enthusiastically nominate David Sandy & Lance Rich for the Thurston Award! David & Lance created a wonderful Facebook Group called Magic Collector's Corner, a place where magicians, magic collectors and magic history buffs could meet weekly during the pandemic. Each Sunday night from April through November, David & Lance treated hundreds of magicians via virtual visits (Zoom and Facebook Live) to large doses of magic history, amazing magic collections, museums, and well-known magic manufacturers. There were segments on many of the great magicians during the Golden Age of Magic and we got to see the actual props that some of those magicians used. Guest presenters included many modern-day world-renown performers and magic collectors/historians.

What David Sandy & Lance Rich did for the magic community is GREATLY appreciated! Their weekly Magic Collector's Corner Live segment was a VERY welcome mental break from the pandemic, giving hundreds of magicians an opportunity to escape for a few hours.

Thank you, David & Lance!

Mark Booth
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How on Earth can ANY kind of 'remote' be thought of as being a 'Trick'?
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On Dec 22, 2020, Magic Mark wrote:
Houdin:
1) TimeSmith by Benke Smith and SB Watch by Andras Barthazi
2) Locked & Loaded by Ryan Schultz
3) Wilson Magic Remote v2 by Matthew Wilson

Thurston: David Sandy & Lance Rich

I enthusiastically nominate David Sandy & Lance Rich for the Thurston Award! David & Lance created a wonderful Facebook Group called Magic Collector's Corner, a place where magicians, magic collectors and magic history buffs could meet weekly during the pandemic. Each Sunday night from April through November, David & Lance treated hundreds of magicians via virtual visits (Zoom and Facebook Live) to large doses of magic history, amazing magic collections, museums, and well-known magic manufacturers. There were segments on many of the great magicians during the Golden Age of Magic and we got to see the actual props that some of those magicians used. Guest presenters included many modern-day world-renown performers and magic collectors/historians.

What David Sandy & Lance Rich did for the magic community is GREATLY appreciated! Their weekly Magic Collector's Corner Live segment was a VERY welcome mental break from the pandemic, giving hundreds of magicians an opportunity to escape for a few hours.

Thank you, David & Lance!

Mark Booth


V2 isn't out yet. It will be next year. I also don't think that would be considered a trick.
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My vote
1) FPS Wallet
2) Snaps

Thurston - Vanishing inc
Cheers
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