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sgtgrey  : (02 October 2014 - 06:27 AM) You make an introduction here:
sgtgrey  : (02 October 2014 - 06:27 AM) Welcome to SOMF - you should have received an email with instructions - read it. It tells you to make an introductory post before you can view the forum
Tristan  : (01 October 2014 - 11:40 PM) i can't view any of the forums. could someone help. i am a little lost.
MagiKen  : (01 October 2014 - 12:35 PM) Give us a good report of your adventure at Denny and Lee's with Wayne Houchin when you get back, Q. Good to see you TMuc and sgtgrey too.
sgtgrey  : (01 October 2014 - 11:13 AM) have fun!
sgtgrey  : (01 October 2014 - 11:13 AM) I went to this lecture, and my wife even participated in it - I thought it was pretty good. The balloon effect and single needle were worth seeing
Q  : (01 October 2014 - 09:34 AM) and only 3 miles from my house, and only $15.
Q  : (01 October 2014 - 09:34 AM) thanks, his stuff is not exactly my style, but lectures are fun anyway.
TMuc  : (01 October 2014 - 09:21 AM) have fun, I sadly missed him n germany last year :(
Q  : (01 October 2014 - 09:18 AM) Wayne Houchin lecture tonight! WOOHOO!
Stoat  : (01 October 2014 - 08:31 AM) Can't read the it on Youtube ?
rrratata  : (01 October 2014 - 08:16 AM) essen für gedanken:
rrratata  : (01 October 2014 - 08:15 AM) amazing vid q
Q  : (01 October 2014 - 06:42 AM) Check this kid out:
CutnStuf  : (30 September 2014 - 07:36 PM) I've seen a few of them on eBay.
Stoat  : (30 September 2014 - 06:14 PM) I just realised I had never seen a black thumb tip...until I found one on a chinese website :o
TMuc  : (30 September 2014 - 09:33 AM) tell me about it...
rrratata  : (30 September 2014 - 09:33 AM) know
rrratata  : (30 September 2014 - 09:32 AM) pretty impressive feat with the name... i'am happy to everybody by name in my office each morning =)
rrratata  : (30 September 2014 - 09:32 AM) lol
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  • 18 March 2014 - 05:35 AM
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Board Issues, Requests, Suggestions, and Questions

Discuss anything to do with SOMF here, ask questions, make suggestions, requests, etc.

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Contests and Competitions

Enter our amazing competitions. There will be a variety of themes. Some will just be for fun, others may have some prize or rewards.

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New Arrivals / Introductions

Introduce yourself here! You MUST post here first to view the rest of the board! You can also post goodbyes and such as you please. Be sure to welcome our new arrivals!

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  • 30 September 2014 - 10:38 AM
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General Magic Discussion

Talk about general magic topics that don't fit in the other areas like, great magicians, the latest magic buzz, hecklers, etc. Please stay on topic.

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Upcoming and Magic News

Know of any upcoming magical events? Shows, lectures, anything like that can be posted here! Also if you find any articles relating to news in the magical world, post them here as well!

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  • 30 September 2014 - 04:17 AM
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So How Is That Done? / Request Tutorials

On some magic sites, you can't ask how tricks are done, but here we can engage in discussion on methods. Remember there's a lot more to magic than just the secret. Please discuss presentational aspects as well in this forum so we can really LEARN from them to improve our own magic. If you don't know how something is done, post here. If you do know and would like to share your methods, post in the specific forums below. Please search before posting a topic! You can also ask for tutorials on effects in here.

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We all like figuring stuff out right? Well here is an idea from the creative minds of SOMF. Each month, an idea for a trick will be presented. It will be either original, or a new take on an old effect. The community will then try and figure out a method for said effect. This build great teamwork and brainstorming skills! Join in!

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  • 29 September 2014 - 10:45 AM
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Book Club

Every month or so a new copyright free book will be presented to our members. Anyone who is willing can sign up for the book that month. These people will read the book, and review different sections, posting what they learned, what they liked, etc. See inside for more details!

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  • 25 September 2014 - 02:53 PM
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Member Of The Month

Every month this should be updated with a SOMF member I think has been outstanding, contributing, or just being a good person. Along with their name will be the reason they were picked! Feel free to send in names of people you think have been doing a good job!

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  • 24 April 2013 - 06:49 PM
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Magic Principles

Every so often a new magic principle will get posted in here. Members will discuss this principle, how to apply it, use it in effects, and other things. Only mods can post topics here, but anyone can reply and help in the discussions!

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  • 09 August 2014 - 09:01 PM
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Beginner's Magic Forum

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ART POST HERE! Discuss effects and give tips to people new to the art! Lead them in the right direction and give them a helping hand.

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  • 14 September 2014 - 12:05 PM
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Props, Gimmicks and Utilities

This section is for discussion on any props, gimmicks or utilities, be it a thumbtip or bigger things like a dove pan. Even accessories like flash paper or silks, post their descriptions and uses here! There is a list of things that need posting and each post should be fairly large.

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  • 30 September 2014 - 07:47 AM
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Card Magic

Discuss effects and tips for your favorite "pasteboard" routines.

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  • 23 September 2014 - 10:40 PM
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Money Magic

Discuss the effects and tips of magic with money. That includes coins and paper money!

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Discuss the effects and tips of Mentalism here. That includes metal bending, PK effects, predictions, mindreading and more!

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  • 30 September 2014 - 11:52 PM
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Grand Illusions & Stage

Discuss the effects and tips of Grand Illusions and Stage magic here!

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  • 30 September 2014 - 04:23 AM
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Busking & Street Magic

Discuss and post the effects and tips of Busking, how to get a crowd, effects to use, Gazzo style. Also discuss effects and tips for "Street Magic", David Blaine style.

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  • 14 September 2014 - 05:07 AM
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Media Magic

Discuss magic with computers, videos, cell phones, handheld devices, iPods, and any other type of electronic "new age" gadget!

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  • 09 July 2014 - 12:00 PM
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Other Magic

Effects and tips for magic that didn't fit into the other areas can be discussed here! For example, cups and balls, table hopping, ropes, silks, etc.

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Children's Magic

Discuss effects and tips for Childern's magic. Talk about how to structure routines, effects that go over well, and how to keep control!

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  • 25 September 2014 - 02:17 PM
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Whether they have secret bits or not, flourishes can make a great addition to a magical performance. Liked by some, and hated by others. If you like them this is your place.

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  • 17 April 2014 - 08:50 AM
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Related Magical Arts

Discuss secrets, tips and tricks off other things like escapology, ventriloquism, clowning, balloon modeling, or even juggling. Anything kind of related to magic but not fully magic can be talked about here!

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  • 29 August 2014 - 11:32 AM
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WWW Links

Found an interesting magic site? Be it a shop, forum, or just related to magic, post it here! We can only post so much on the forums, so lots of links are welcome!

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  • 30 September 2014 - 08:51 AM
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Presentation & General Performance Tips

If you are new to the art, PLEASE read this section first. The real secrets of magic are all in the presentation. That includes patter, misdirection, timing, comedy, and personality. Tell us about your presentation ideas here!

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Review Section

Did you just buy a new effect or DVD. How did your latest show go, or even a show you saw live or on TV. How are you getting on with a difficult move? How is that new book you just picked up? That gimmick working like it should? Tell us all about your reviews and progress here!

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  • 24 September 2014 - 08:27 PM
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Video Section

Share videos of yourself or others in here. You can post performances, routines, methods, the works. Show everyone your latest move and get feedback on how you are doing.

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  • 25 September 2014 - 10:08 PM
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History of Magic & Biographies

Any history or biographies relating to magic goes right here! Talk about the greats like Dai Vernon, Blackstone, and Tony Slydini or the history of effects like the cup and balls!

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  • 11 September 2014 - 02:10 AM
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The Business Of Magic

Want to make money doing magic? Tips on how to advertise your self and much more in here!

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  • 17 September 2014 - 05:44 AM
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Magic on a budget / DIY Gimmicks

One of the ideas of SOMF is to help people who are keen magicians but haven't got huge amounts of money realize their dreams and improve their magic. Post how to make your own gimmicks, where to get supplies, and other DIY things!

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  • 24 September 2014 - 03:52 AM
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Guess How It's Done

In this area you can present effects by videos or photographs or even descriptions, and you invite other board members to offer their thoughts on the methods. You can give them clues or not. The effect should be YOUR OWN CREATION, or variation on another effect. If you want to know how an effect is done, ask in the so how is it done section. Don't post common effects that everyone already knows, make it a challenge!

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  • 28 September 2014 - 08:04 PM
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Off Topic

Anything not relating to magic can go in here. Forum games, artwork, you name it!

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Sales and Wants

Advertise your magic sales or wants here. Please no bootlegged, illegal stuff or asking people to send you copyrighted material. SOMF is not responsible for any lost packages or being ripped off, please buy carefully.

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