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Keep the questions coming. We started recording answers to many of these already tonight. Over the next 24 hours, we will continue to do so. Tomorrow is the final day of Magic-Con, so be sure to post your questions soon for consideration.
Jason England & Paul Wilson:
Who do you think is the best "gambling moves" expert?
How would you describe the way mentalism has come over the years?
Before it used to be about mediums and spirituality and today with people like Derren Brown who don't describe their mentalism as spirituality but reading body language etc etc
Which trick/sleight just makes you feel good and proud of your self?
besides Irving Quant's DVD and Dave's book on palming, do you have any other special projects lined up for this coming year? I heard you mention a DVD with Helder Guimaraes? what about some new 'On Demand's?
To Bill Goodwin:
Do you ever plan to release any of your lecture notes, or any of your material for that matter? 'Reflection' was amazing, but still would love to see some more. a second DVD perhaps?
Does anyone have any plans to lecture or perform in the U.K anytime soon?
I'm a big fan of impromptu magic. Michael Weber and Daniel Garcia especially are well known for their unprepared approach to effects. I have also been using Bill Goodwin and Paul Harris' Linking Laces effect to great effect recently. A good example of a powerful trick that is done with everyday objects with zero preparation.
As a group, can you provide examples of any strong impromptu effects using normal objects that you rely on if someone asks you for a trick off the cuff?
Sebastien: I think it would be really worthwhile for the community to share a bit of your knowledge on what you call the "emotional hook". Also, discussing about themes, plots and that theory on "expanding frames" you talked me about in a indian restaurant a few years ago would be really interesting.
Eric Mead: "What is the desired effect ?". I really enjoyed that chapter in your book Tangled Web. For those who haven't read the book yet, could you tell us a little more about what you meant by that ?
Michael Weber: Could you please do another podcast like you did on the Magic-Con website ? There was a lot of really, really useful and meaningful stuff thrown up in there. Talking about podcasts, I read The Red Notebook, one of the books you suggested to read in your first podcast, and it's pretty clear that the major theme of the little written stories is based upon coincidences. Coincidences is a very popular theme in magic, especially in mentalism, and I wonder what are the other themes you like to play with ?
This is a great opportunity, Thanks J.B. and Theory 11!
Guy Hollingworth: On your debut of the t.v. show The World's Greatest Magic, you finished your "Twisting the Aces" effect by turning the four kings into aces; I was wondering if you ever released that handling to the community, since you didn't include it in your book Drawing Room Deceptions.
Daniel Garcia: You've released a lot of magic to the community over the past couple of years, I was wondering which of those effects are your real workhorses, or now that you've released them, have moved on to other effects?
Max Mavin: I was wondering if you had any tips concerning group mental effects like "The Grey Elephant in Denmark" Is there any particular size audience that you feel these are best suited for?
I find myself disgusted that the SNCs that offer 6 decks of cards have twice to three times as many replies as one giving you the oppurtunity to have your questions answered by the best minds in modern magic. What a dissapointment. This was an amazing oppurtunity and people should have taken advantage of it. Whatever, it's their loss.