This month has gone by in a flash! I’ve done lots of private parties. Check out the picture on the right from a wonderful wedding I did for some great folks. I flew to San Francisco to film several episodes of Scam School with my buddy Brian Brushwood for Revision3 and these will air over the next few months. I lectured in San Francisco while there to a full house for Joe Pon’s magic shop Misdirections and had a great time with everyone there. I played poker with some friends once back home. Plus, I helped my friend Mitch with his upcoming business Toys2u.com that should go live any day now.
I attended the lecture of Frances Willard, daughter of Willard the Wizard, and one half of the mental duo Falkenstein & Willard. Frances Willard is a wonderful lady who regaled us with some great stories. I had lunch with Dave Magee, Johnny Thompson, and several other well known card guys. I did a video interview for my friend James Munton and his magic forum “The Magic Bistro” which can be seen by members only unfortunately.
However, the thing that I am most excited about is the release of my new Doomsday Deck. It is getting great reviews. On Tuesday, February 21st (exactly 10 months before the predicted Mayan apocalypse) I received around 3000 custom decks of cards. That is 760 lbs. of playing cards. The next day I began shipping them out. These have been well received internationally. Besides the regular Doomsday Deck, I also had several uncut sheets made and sent to me, as well as 500 of a special edition version of the deck with silver-gilt edges. I expect to sell out of all of these before the end of March.
Anticipating this I have re-ordered the decks which will only be slightly different with what is called a “magic finish” and a “red seal” on the box so I’ll know that they were from the second run.
Plus I am designing another deck of cards that I am keeping hush-hush for now!