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Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolics 2005
Business Cards Workshop
Hosted By Pat Page (Past 4F MVP)
Pat Page, the host of the this annual event, opened the workshop by
performing and teaching a printing of business cards on blank card stock.
Gene Gordon taught an effect where a business card is
Voodoo pinned to a selection. Assisting Gene is David Regal (seated).
George Silverman used a Bill Wisch idea where the logos on
a group of business cards all migrated to the back of one card.
Ryan Swigert taught a variation of a Paul Curry idea where business
cards are torn in half and the spectator tells the magician what to do.
In the end all of the torn cards are matched (by the spectator)
On the left Pat Page introducing on the right Prof. Rem. Jim did a clever flip-flop torn business card effect where one third of the card
seemed to always be reversed.
Dan Garrett taught a novel handling of the marketed effect
the "Business Card Printer". Dan called on Tony Wilson to
assist him in his demonstration. A hole cut in the printed
allows you to have the card signed by a spectator.
Kate Medvedeva taught a routine where a spot magically moved
around on a business card and finished by producing her card.
Kate is being assisted by Mark De Souza on the right.
Boris Wild used his "Kiss Count" to produce business cards from blank cards.
Scott Wells performed Banachek's "This and That" from his Psi Series DVD.
Mark Leveridge turned a selected playing card
into his business card using stick on labels.
Earle Oakes did an origami bit where business cards were turned into a
three dimensional figure. Earle also showed a clever cube to rose using origami.
Jim Lewis taught a double-sided card bit using the "through the fist flourish".
Pat Page ended the workshop by showing a fan of playing cards that
instantly turned into business cards (A great bit that looked smooth and rough).
Obie introduces the the first performer, Mathieu Bich, in the "World Performers Show"
"France's Friendly Famous Fakir" Mathieu Bich opened the show
by performing some of his fancy card work.
Mathieu ended his set with a humorous color changing deck routine
"Spain's Stupendous Sexy Spaniard" Camilo performs nice some dice stacking.
Camilo ended his dice stacking routine with the
production of a full shot glass and a pile of money.
"Japan's Joyful Jolly Jester" Shigeo Futagawa performs a poker demonstration.
Assisting Shigeo on the left is Pat Page and on the right Howie Schwartzman.
On the left is Dan Garrett assisting Shigeo with a card effect and on the
right Shigeo ends his routine showing the deck in full new deck order.
"England's Busy Beguiling British Baroque," Martin Cox being assisted on the left by Harold Cataquet and on the right by caused a card to travel from a spectator's pocket to his wallet.
performs the Cups and Balls.
"Russia's Refreshing Rapture Raconteur" Kostya Kimlat performs a Triumph routine in which the spectator shuffles face up into face down! He doesn't call his cull, the "Roadrunner Cull" for no reason. Yeow!
Gazzo shuffles face up into face down. (R) "Argentina's Adroit Accomplished Artiste" Rey Ben didn't perform his famous "Baby" routine this year. Instead he performed a chip production and a coins across routine.
"I swear that these coins are normal. (R) "Canada's Complete Canadian Conjurer" Shawn Farquhar performed his entire routine to music. Very artistic indeed. Shawn is happy. It is the correct card.
To close the show "Micro Magic's Merry Manipulator" Rick Merrill.
Rick demonstrates why he won both the IBM and SAM close up contests.
Rick started his set with a Three Fly routine, then one by one the coins
change from silver dollars to jumbo Chinese coins.
Rick ended the show with his "BIG FINISH"
The split production of some 36 Sharpie Markers fanned like playing cards.
This, deservedly, earned Rick the conventions first standing ovation.