theory11 + Linking Ring :: Submit Questions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Casey Rudd, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. theory11 is working with Linking Ring columnist Cliff Bumgardner to create the magazine's first ever interactive article. In Cliff's column, "The Sit Down", he interviews some of magic's top pros to ask for advice and insight for today's young and up-and-coming magicians. But this time, he's not asking the questions. You are.

    For his next article, a Sit Down with theory11 Artist Jason England, Cliff is giving the theory11 community the opportunity to have their questions answered and printed in the January issue of The Linking Ring magazine.

    You have one week from now to post your best and most thought-provoking questions that you would like Jason to answer, right here in THIS forum thread. After the week has passed, Cliff will go through all of the questions and choose the best ten to be featured in the article.

    You may post as many questions as you like, but remember to keep them meaningful. Chances are "What is your favorite deck?" won't cut it.

    With your question(s), please include your name, age, and location. Keep in mind that these may be used in the article, so by posting them you give printing permissions to Cliff Bumgardner and The Linking Ring.

    - Casey
  2. are we gonna post the questions here on this thread?
  3. Yes, I made it more clear in the original post just now. Sorry for the confusion!
  4. To kick this off, I'll go ahead and ask my first question for Jason.

    Jason, have you ever had a situation in your life where you just wanted to stop working with cards and give them up? If so, can you explain what provoked your decision and how you came over the roadblock?

    Casey Rudd
    15 years old
    Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Why Card Magic and Stuff with Cards and how did you get into it?

    Simon Alexander
    New York, NY
  6. Jason, what do you normally do when you are just opened a new pack of cards. For example: buff it, microwave it, etc.

    Thi Dinh
    Santa Clarita, CA
  7. Jason, which (sleight of hand) move did you learn first and is it something you still use today?

    James Raymond
    Northern Indiana
  8. Jason, all of us know you are a card technician, historian and collector.
    During performance, will you get confuse or struggle to use what sleights or technique?

    Thank you.

    Herman Li
    Sydney, Australia
  9. Jason, you have spent a lifetime studying gambling techniques with cards and have become one of the world's most foremost experts on the subject. Another one of these experts is Steve Forte. Can you talk a little bit about your friendship with Steve Forte and how each has influenced the other? Do you have any interesting anecdotes about the two of you?

    Evan Bishop
    Fort Mitchell, KY
  10. Mr. England, at what time in your life did you realize that you wanted to do magic as a career? As a young magician I finally decided I want a career and life in magic and I feel that the revelation has impacted me in a way that I feel different now. Did you ever have an experience similar where you knew exactly what you would do and knew everything would be different?

    Anna Harris
    Malibu, CA
  11. Jason, you have proven yourself to be one of the best card mechanic and incredibly knowledgeable magic historians. You have studied the course of history of the magic community and saw how it had evolved and how it had changed the lives of so many people. Do you think that Magic is on the right track towards advancements or is it on a deteriorating road to extinction or degradation to lost art?If yes, what are the factors that made you say that the art is deteriorating?If no, what can be done to further improve and push magic to advance?

    Krist Anthony Almario
    22 years old
  12. Hey Jason, what gives you the motivation to keep practice those sleight of hands techniques and not giving up? Cause some moves might take years to master and lots of people will just give up on it after a while. And what is your main goal to master those moves?

    Isaac Lam
    Brisbane, Australia
  13. Jason, knowing that you are also a magician, beside being a card mechanic, what are your favorite effects when you perform magic without cards, so let's say coins, ropes, rubberbands, rings etc. And what do you feel is the biggest difference between card tricks and tricks with other objects, why would you choose one over the other?

    Emir Samardzic
    Belgrade, Serbia
  14. Hey, everyone.

    I just wanted to drop in and say that I am so excited to be opening up the article, especially with a great interviewee like Jason, to all of you here on the board. I've already seen some good questions, so keep 'em coming!

    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or ask here in the thread.

  15. Jason, do you think that gambling effects are just as interesting to women as they are to men? What is the secret to making a gambling effect be exciting to a universal audience?

    Evan Bishop
    Fort Mitchell, KY
  16. Jason, why gambling effects? What made you decide to really focus on gambling based magic instead of something else?

    Rob Kingsbury
    Houston, TX
  17. Jason, have any experience with flourishing/cardistry?

    Russia, Ufa
  18. Jason, what was the first [magic] book that you learned and how did what was your influence for becoming, mainly, a cardician?

    Vancouver, BC.
  19. have you always only been into card magic or have you ben into other kind of Magic?
    if not why?

    kaare lasse rugsted
    denmark, aalborg
  20. #20 Jenai, Nov 11, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2010
    What is your opinion on magicians incorporating card flourishes into their act?

    Jenai Dalal
    Mumbai, India.

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