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Issue Number: #1627
Date: Sunday 11th July 2021
Editor: Alan Watson QSM
www.watson.co.nz
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
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Hi here is the latest news
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1. Editor's Message
2. FISM European Championship Of Magic 2021 Results
3. Jeff McBride Magic & Mystery School Events
4. Seeking USA Magicians For Paid TV Show Filming
5. Magical Women With Connie Boyd
6. Mental Fusion - John Carey #125
7. John Carey - Zoom Super Session
8. No Stone Unturned - Paul Stone - Article #19
9. The Orchante Saga - Beginnings
10. E-zine Archives
11. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

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1. Editor's Message
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This week's issue of the Magic New Zealand ezine is coming out earlier as I will be logging into The International Brotherhood of Magicians Zoom online convention - July 8-10, 2021.

If you would like to read the Magic New Zealand e-zine in HTML format
go to: http://www.magicnewzealand.com/ezine-archive/2021-Jan-to-Dec-2021/1627-Jul11-2021.html

If you would like to write a regular column for Magic New Zealand or have some magic news drop me a line:
Editor@MagicNewZealand.com

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2. FISM European Championship Of Magic 2021 Results
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The official results of the awards finalists of the FISM European Championship of Magic 2021.

Official results by Category:

Comedy Magic
Vadim Savenkov - Russian Federation - Third Prize
Antioche Et Zegora - France - Third Prize

Card Magic
Francesco Fontanelli - Italy - First Prize
Miguel Ajo - Spain - Second Prize
Mario Bove - Italy - Third Prize
Robin Deville - France - Third Prize

Micro Magic
Alfonso Rituerto - Germany - Second Prize
Luis Olmedo - Spain - Second Prize
Mr Triton - France - Third Prize
Cedric Faure - France - Third Prize

Parlour Magic
Javi Rufo - Spain - Second Prize
Martin Hansson - Sweden - Third Prize

Manipulation
Artem Shchukin - Russian Federation - First Prize
Hannu Juntunen - Finland - Second Prize
Javi Rufo - Spain - Third Prize

General Magic
Dario Adiletta - Italy - Most Original Act Stage
Laurent Piron - Belgium - Grand Prix Stage
Lea Kyle - France - Second Prize
Adrien Quillien - France - Third Prize

Stage Illusion
Doble Mandoble - Belgium - First Prize
Ramo & Alegria - Spain - Second Prize - Invention Award
D'albeniz & Alaitz - Spain - Third Prize

Mental Magic
Yann Yuro - Germany - First Prize
Anca & Lucca - Austria - Second Prize
Ran Gafner - Israel - Third Prize
Ruben Vilagrand - Spain - Award - Invention Award

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3. Jeff McBride Magic & Mystery School Events
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Message by Jeff McBride (US)

July

6, 13 & 20 - Corporate Magic, Trade Shows, Product Launches, General Session & Hospitality Suites - with Paul Draper - LIVE Online

10, 17 & 24 - Parlor Magic Classics - with Jeff McBride - LIVE Online

August

26 - Sisters of Mystery - with Abigail McBride - LIVE Online

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4. Seeking USA Magicians For Paid TV Show Filming
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Message by Renee Massie

Rush Call!

Seeking magicians for paid TV show filming.

Must be available Aug 10-30.

Big apparatuses and danger/escape/daredevils, looking for new acts or modern takes on classics, things that haven't been seen on TV.

Please send videos to reneecasting@gmail.com USA ONLY

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5. Magical Women With Connie Boyd
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Message by Connie Boyd (USA)

Valerie Swadling's FISM act | BBC2 1977, "the Magic Show"- Harry Blackstone Jr | Blast from the Past

Valerie Swadling performs her FISM act, which received second place in 1970 at the XI World Championships of Magic in Amsterdam.

This performance of her award winning act, on "the Magic Show" with host Harry Blackstone Jr, was broadcast on BBC2 television on 19 December 1977.

Valerie Swadling was the first magician to perform with two dancing canes at the same time as seen on this performance clip of her magic on the Harry Blackstone television show. Her husband, Bob Swadling made her canes (which had brushes on their ends as they were paintbrushes in her art themed magic act) . The double dancing canes were used in her act which won a second prize in General Magic prize at FISM in Amsterdam in 1970.

Valerie Swadling was the first woman to compete and place in FISM.

Also, included on the Harry Blackstone show were Pierre Brahma's Jewelry Act, from France, and Robert Harbin's last TV appearance with his incredible illusions.

Valerie debuted her magic act in 1969. Her first performance was at the IBM British Ring 25 Shield Competition. In those days, they had a "Lady's Prize" and in September, 1969 she won that.

Edernac, the French magic president and magician was in the audience, and he booked Valerie to appear in a show in Paris in October, that year, named "The World's Greatest Magicians" at the "Champs Elysee Theatre". Valerie appeared with Richiardi Junior in that show. At the end of the show, Siegfreid, appeared backstage and told Valerie that she "was the best lady magician he had seen who did not do her husband's act." At Siegfried's invitation Valerie and Bob were introduced to Siegfried and Roy's magic at the Lido.

A French agent, Andre Sanlaville, watched Valerie's performance and booked her on a TV Christmas Special for Christmas Eve, that same year. It was a very successful start and together with her husband Bob, an accomplished magician himself, they travelled the world. Highlights of their performances include appearances at the Magic Castle and on "It's Magic at the Wiltshire Ebell Theatre.

Valerie appeared on BBC1 in 1980 on "The Magic Circle" show from Blazers Night Club in Windsor, England.

https://youtu.be/as5L0nZUm0c

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6. Mental Fusion - John Carey #125
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Message by John Carey (UK)
http://www.johncareymagic.co.uk/

The classic Anniversary Waltz of Christopher Carter and made famous by Doc Eason is truly a beautiful piece of magic that provides an impossible moment and gift for a couple that they will not forget in a hurry. I wanted a version for those times where I didn't have any gaffs with me. The following approach was inspired by an effect called Mental Waltz by Lewis Le Val from a download of the same name.

So imagine you approach a couple at a table. Be sure they actually are a couple to save any embarrassment! Let's say their names are Peter and Jenny. Have Peter shuffle the deck thoroughly. "Today Guys, we are going to attempt an experiment that goes beyond amazing and may very well be impossible. Peter I would like you to deal and spell out one card at a time
face down for the word amazing. Now take this marker and sign the back of the last card dealt and after drop the rest of the deck on top."

So he carries out your instructions as above and you then pick up the deck and give it a casual and deceptive false cut. "Jenny, I'd like you to do the same as Peter, but I don't want you to Deal the cards face down." As you say this you casually deal three cards face down into a packet and then a moment later drop the deck on top of them. Turn the deck face up and hand it to her. "I'd like you to deal and spell one card at a time for the word impossible.

Then take the marker and sign that card on the face." The card she signs on the face secretly has her partners signature on the back. You are so far ahead here which enables one to really focus on the presentation. Once she has signed the card have her drop the rest of the face up deck on top and then give the deck a cut and complete the cut. Ask Jenny to hold out a palm up hand and place the deck face down onto it.

Then ask Peter to cover the deck with a palm down hand. "So guys, using the power of words you each signed a random card. I want you to use your imaginations now and imagine both of your cards moving up and down throughout the deck and stretch your imaginations and actually

see those two cards coming together, just like you lovely people did back in the day. Would it be amazing if they were now next to each other, or actually impossible?"

Take back the deck and hand to hand spread face down until you arrive at the card signed on the back. Pause a beat and then slowly remove this card and the one above and below it in a little spread. Turn over the top card of the threesome face up showing a random card. Then turn the bottom card face up, showing another random card and place that back on the bottom of the spread. "To the untrained eye it appears that doing something amazing and at the same time Impossible is beyond us..."

Then look down at the face down card of the sandwich and slowly remove it. A moment later turn it face up to reveal that the card has magically fused their signatures together. Hand it to the lady as a memento of your time together and wish the couple a lovely evening!

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7. John Carey - Zoom Super Session
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Message by John Carey (UK)
http://www.johncareymagic.co.uk/

Following on from the success of my previous online Super Sessions, I am delighted to inform you that we will be holding another session via Zoom on Saturday July 17 at 9pm UK time!

As always the event will be recorded for subscribers, so even if you can't make the live broadcast you won't miss out!

I've chosen some really strong material to teach you on the night. Here's the content!
July 17 Zoom Lecture content!

1. Laughing Queens- Peter Duffie
2. Full Deck Oil and Water
3. Delusion Assembly- Peter Duffie
4. A mystery in time redux. 3 jokers
5. Jennings O'Henry Aces- Larry Jennings
6. Aces for Gabi
7. The overworked card- Roy Walton
8. 1002 Aces- Alex Elmsley
9. All Backs Pot Pourri- Lou Gallo
10. Bluff Aces- Ed Marlo
11. Last Man Standing- John Bannon
12. A purse and a coin
13. Aces Production- Tom Rose
14. Aces Production #2 Tom Rose
15. An in depth look at variations of the classic pass!

It promises to be such a fun and interactive evening where you can ask the questions and get the answers!

As always this is a pay what you can/wish event. To reserve your space please PayPal to: johncareymagic@gmail.com

A zoom link will then be sent to you.

I very much look forward to seeing you soon!

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8. No Stone Unturned - Paul Stone - Article #19
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Message by Paul Stone (US)

I was watching a documentary recently on Lin-Manuel Miranda, the American actor, composer, lyricist and writer who shot to global fame with his hip hop musical Hamilton, about the life of Alexander Hamilton which took Broadway by storm.

It got me thinking about what an unlikely success story this was. A hip hop musical about the life of an American historical figure who was shot at the age of 40 hardly seems a subject that would pack theatres around the world.

But on closer inspection it was the thinking outside the box and his creativity and originality that stands Miranda apart, and is the secret to his success.

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am passionate about Variety. I have produced numerous Variety Shows in theatres on both sides of the Atlantic, and I have always tried to book as many different Speciality acts as possible.

But it is becoming increasingly difficult to produce high quality Variety Shows because many Speciality acts, even the best in the business, last only between six and twelve minutes. When each half of the show has to be around one hour in length, it takes several acts to fill the bill, and so unfortunately it is difficult, to make it financially viable.

Having said that, there are still a few stand out Speciality acts that will always have work. Last week I mentioned the incomparable George Carl, whose originality in looks, performance and talent made him a 'must see' act.

Another performer who comes to mind, because of his sheer ability to surprise an audience and bring it to its feet is Marko Karvo from Finland, whose bird act is simply outstanding.

Even though I love Variety, I have to admit that I find it difficult to watch America's Got Talent. I think the issue I have with these talent shows is that very few of the competitors, even the really strong ones, actually have an act.

Yes, they have three minutes that are often brilliant to watch, but very few of them can sustain that level when asked to return for a second or third appearance.

Last week though I did watch AGT. I received a call from my good friend Bob Kohler who told me that there was an act on the show that I really had to see.

And, wow, was he right. Lea Kyle, a very attractive Quick Change artist from France, completely stole the show. Over the years I've booked most of the best costume change acts, and there a few excellent ones, but, in my opinion, Lea has taken the art to a whole new level.

So how did Lea do it? By thinking out of the box, and not constraining herself to the old, tried and tested methods. Instead of following others, she obviously decided first, what sort of effects she wanted to create, and then set about making them happen.

Cleverly incorporating modern technology, the act was sensational, and visually stunning. And she had obviously spent time on choosing the music which complemented the act perfectly.

After over forty years in this business, it has to be something special for me to get excited about an act, but this was the best Quick Change act I have ever seen. If you haven't seen it, then try to check it out.

Success in showbusiness is never guaranteed, but those who go the extra mile and show originality in both thought and presentation, have every chance of finding it.

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9. The Orchante Saga - Beginnings
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Written by the late Tommy Orchard (The Amazing Orchante)

Richard Webster

Over the years Richard Webster has ghost written 21 books for other people. When one of these books sold more than 80,000 copies, Richard realised it was time to start writing more books
under his own name. The first of these was a book on ghost writing (Secrets of Ghost Writing) which was published by Breese Books Ltd, London, 1987. It is still in print. Richard wrote two
more books for this publisher, and then found a new home with Llewellyn Books in the United States. Since 1994 they have published thirty-six of his books. Being a full-time entertainer
gave him the necessary time and freedom to do this, but his income from performing slowly declined because he no longer had the time to promote himself.

Although most of Richard's books are for the general public, I did mention earlier on that Richard has worked as a magician, mentalist/palm reader, stage hypnotist and hypnotherapist (among other talents) and has written books on all of these subjects. Brookfield Press published twenty five of his books on magic, as well as a book for Hypnotherapists on how to conduct past life regressions. Flora and Company in the United States published his video course, 'The Richard Webster Hypnotism Show', the first instructional video in the world on how to become a stage Hypnotist. Here are some of his books for magicians and psychic entertainers:

Quick And Effective Cold Reading
Quick Readings With Numerology
Psychometry From A To Z
Pendulum Power For The Psychic Entertainer
Good Luck From Beijing
Home Psychic Parties For Fun And Profit
Cold Reading For The Magician
You Are A Rainbow
Pitch Books
Plan For Success
How To Make Money Giving Free Talks
Astrology For The Psychic Entertainer
Ladies' Nights
Entertaining Mentalism
Using Your Intuitive Edge For Fun And Profit
Cold Reading The Future With Numerology
Cold Reading Variations
King Of The Small Towns
Riccardo On Children's Magic

Including the nineteen ghost written books, Richard has published 91 books since 1972, and fifty-one of these are currently in print. By the end of 2007, the total will be 92. His books have
been translated into twenty -two languages and have sold more than three million copies around the world!

Unlike most magic authors, Richard has done absolutely everything that is covered in these books. Richard says, "I guess you become versatile when you live in a small market, so what I used to consider a handicap ultimately became a blessing. I have also, always offered a money-back guarantee throughout have my performing career". In more than a quarter century of performing, only one person refused to pay me, and that was many years ago. On a couple of occasions I declined payment when I felt I had not done a good enough job. Most magicians I have spoken to about offering a guarantee are scared that people will take advantage of it but, that has not been my experience".

Continues Next Week
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10. E-zine Archives
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