Saturday Night Roundtable - Ask Andrei Anything

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ceo / theory11
Team member
Jul 23, 2007
New York City
It's Saturday night, and that means it's time for a new Saturday Night Contest. This week's event is the latest in a series of Roundtable Discussions. Each time we do this, we are joined by different artists who host an interview podcast. Who asks the questions? You! You can listen to past recordings in our archive.

This week, our podcast will be hosted by yours truly and theory11's VP of Production (and all around cardistry super-ninja) Andrei Jikh. In tonight's event, you can submit ANY questions you want me or Andrei to answer live during the podcast. Your questions can be about magic, cardistry, our latest releases, upcoming projects - or anything in between. This is a rare opportunity to gain advice and ask questions, so make it count.

Limit THREE questions per member. Questions must be submitted in response to THIS forum thread on or before 11:00pm EST tonight. At that time, our podcast will start recording, and at midnight, we will post the link in this forum thread where you can listen in and hear your questions get answered. We'll get to as many questions as possible.

One random member whose question is asked during the podcast will win 1,000 Elite Member Points, 12 Holiday Contest Tokens, and a brick of our upcoming Animal Kingdom Playing Cards, available this Monday at 11:00am EST.

UPDATE - The podcast has been posted. See the final post and link to listen here.
Feb 20, 2011
How do you come up with a whole new cardistry style? At what moment do you say to yourself: Now is the time to invent something new?

What is art for you, and why would you consider cardistry being an art?
Aug 4, 2012
What do you do for a living?

Other than being in the magic industry, what else do you do for a living? Or is your life based solely on Magic?
Oct 6, 2012

Whom do you consider the greatest magician of all time?

Why did you first start praticing magic/cardistry?
Apr 29, 2012
How would you describe your style of cardistry?
How do you describe cardistry to laymen who have never seen, or heard of it before?
Can I have your autograph?
Aug 11, 2012
What is your favorite deck of all time? One theory 11 deck and one non theory 11 deck.

When did you know that cardistry was for you? Was there a time where you thought that you couldn't make a living out of this?

This may perhaps be a little too personal, but do you have a girlfriend? Also, what is the Biggest turnoff from a girl?
May 20, 2012
Georgia, USA
1. What is your favorite deck of playing cards?

2. How do you feel about your move " Whipper" in the EOTW project?

3. What happened to Dimitri's release?
Oct 15, 2011
What's your history with XCM?
What is your favorite deck?
WHat is your creative process?
Mar 24, 2012
Do you have anybody or had somebody that inspires/inspired you to create?

What got you interested in what you do?

When did you first start flourishing?

There are so many more questions I would like to ask :p
Oct 14, 2012
What else are you passionate about besides cardistry?
What charities are your favorites?
What is your favorite book (Magic/Flourishing or other non-magic literature)?


Elite Member
Mar 3, 2012
Anything on your Cardistry/Magic Christmas wish list this year?
What flourish took you longest to learn?
What do you do in your spare time? xD

You guys should do Roundtables or AMA's more often! (or maybe vlogs and BTS videos! would love that)
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Dec 12, 2009
kettering ohio
whats up andrei?

1. when did you first start doing cardistry?

2. Any tips for us that are interested into cardistry that have smaller hands? sometimes i have problems learning moves due to the grips being different.

3. what was it like packing all those decks of Artisans so the release wouldn't be delayed?

merry christmas to all and everyone have a magical holiday !!!

michael anspach
May 29, 2010
Chicago area
1. How have events in your life outside of cardistry influenced your work in cardistry?
2. With the new year coming soon, what are going to be your card-related goals or resolutions for the new year?
3. When you practice, is it more of a meditation where you turn your brain off and let your hands go, or is there a lot of concentration on getting every finger movement right when you do is slowly?
Aug 31, 2012
Exeter, UK
1) what 3 advices would you give to young beginners ?
2) lets say you just began your adventure with magic card trick what would be first 5 techniques you will learn?
3) how did you met your first love? was it after a magic show?


Elite Member
Jun 17, 2009
NE Ohio.
What is the most difficult flourish you've ever done?
What is your thought process for creating new flourishes?
Where would you like to see the cardistry scene in five years versus where you think it's headed?
Aug 31, 2007
Do you have a flourish that you have envisioned in your mind that you would to create but yet it seems to be almost impossible?If so, can you elaborate on it?

What is your favorite deck of cards?

Do you think flourishing will ever catch up to the magic community?
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