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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
U. F. Grant Slow Motion Bill Transposition
Related toVariations 1943 109
Bill Simon Sympathetic Control spectator cut deck in three piles, one queen is put in each pile, last queen is on the table, when that queen is turned over, the other queens turn over too
Variations 1952 39
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1957 223
Henry Christ Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Routine
Related toVariations 1961 48
Jerry Andrus Outside Waterfall double waterfall to outside after faro
VariationsAlso published here 1973 13
Paul Harris Think of a Card one of about twenty
VariationsAlso published here 1976 45
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who of two people has an object by asking one question
Variations June 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 6)
61
Derek Dingle Sucker Change
Related toAlso published here 1981 59
Bob King Shrinker see page 111 for additional tip
Related to Mar. 1983 57
David Williamson Striker using a purse
Related toVariations Mar. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 19)
184
Larry Jennings The Jennings Revelation hands wave over four packets and four-of-a-kind appears face up on packets
Variations 1986 71
David Regal Self Evident
Variations 1987 151
Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Aces
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1988 86
Dai Vernon Aces by Proxy spectator shuffles and takes out any four cards, also with previous selections
Related toVariations 1988 173
Dai Vernon Proxy Switch
Related to 1988 174
John Bannon Play It Straight (Triumph) ordered suit reversed & distributed as finale
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1990 1
Jay Sankey "#*@!" folded paper clipped card turns out to be later signed selection
Related toVariations 1990 36
Alex Elmsley Australian Self-Help involving counting, spelling, down-under deal
Related toVariations 1991 317
Terry LaGerould The Man from New York
Variations 1992 63
Steve Draun The Truly Fantastic Move pass side steal combo with center reverse
Inspired byRelated to 1993 137
Alex Elmsley Multiple Mind Reading spectators receive some cards, shuffle and think of top one, combined packet is given back
Variations 1994 67
Darwin Ortiz Beyond Sleight of Hand
Related toVariations 1995 44
Darwin Ortiz The Cross faro stacking, transformation
Inspired byRelated to 1995 180
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
VariationsAlso published here 1995 133
Joshua Jay This Is The Hard Part!
Oct. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 10)
2703
Joshua Jay Pulling My String Short rope stretched into long rope by stomping down on it with foot
Also published here 1997 1300
Joshua Jay Combined Interests combining prediction, spelling, card to pocket, transformation, ace production
Winter 1998 150
Troy Hooser Displ-Ace Aces put on deck, vanish and distribute in deck
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 1455
Joshua Jay Joshua Jay: "Award Winning Teenage Magician"
1998 7
Joshua Jay Who is Joshua Jay?
1998 9
Joshua Jay Magic that makes SENSE
1998 13
Joshua Jay A Safe Bet About the dangers of using betting as a plot in magic
1998 14
Joshua Jay Houdini Returns?
1998 16
Joshua Jay Ownership in Activity
1998 17
Joshua Jay Ripping on Business Cards
1998 18
Joshua Jay Armamentarium Aces four Ace location routine, modeled after Henry Christ's Aces
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 21
Joshua Jay Seeing is Believing Card to card box with funny presentation
Also published here 1998 23
Joshua Jay That's The Hard Part Find two four of a kinds, and deck separates into red-black
Also published here 1998 26
Joshua Jay, Chad Long Written Favorite Two card transposition between magician and spectator's favorite card, and "Your Favorite Card" magically appears on the back of spectator's card (initial sequence inspired by Chad Long)
VariationsAlso published here 1998 28
Joshua Jay EncACEd Aces produced from a deck placed in card case, ending is deck vanishes from the card case
Also published here 1998 31
Mike Masevic Pulling My String Short rope stretched to long rope
Also published here 1998 35
Joshua Jay Fold Up Fooler Picture of coins on paper becomes real coins
Also published here 1998 37
Joshua Jay Grandma's Coin Trick Two coin transposition with surprise ending of poker chip production (uses purse)
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 39
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here 1998 42
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingerip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it
Also published here 1998 45
Joshua Jay The Book Cut
Also published here 1998 49
Joshua Jay The Jay Change One handed color change done on the face card of the deck, held vertically
1998 51
Joshua Jay Losing Diamonds Selection (Two of Diamonds) made and lost. Ten of Diamonds shown, given a flick, flurry of red diamonds fly out, leaving the Two of Diamonds
Also published here 1998 53
Joshua Jay A Utility Discovery Utility sequence - spectator deals and stops on their own selection, and second selection is then found reversed in the deck
Also published here 1998 55
Joshua Jay Watch This! rubber band visibly linked onto watchband
Also published here 1998 57
Joshua Jay A Conjuring Conference Poem on magic written by Josh
1998 61
Joshua Jay The Great Card Caper
1998 65
Joshua Jay In Closing
1998 66
Joshua Jay Convincingly Clean Copper/Silver/Brass Chinese coin changes to silver, then to copper, then vanishes
Also published here Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
27
Joshua Jay Watch Hold-Out Vanish bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Related to Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
27
Joshua Jay Strand, Hand, Wedding Band ring appears on string in spectator's hand on string, penetrates, vanishes and reappears on string
Also published here Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
29
Joshua Jay A Safe Bet
  • Biographical Sketch - Joshua Jay
May/June 1998
The Magic Menu (Vol. 8 No. 47)
541
Joshua Jay A Preposterous Paper Clip Problem Indifferent cards placed in paperclip change into Jokers, then paperclip suddenly grows larger than the card
Inspired by May/June 1998
The Magic Menu (Vol. 8 No. 47)
548
Joshua Jay Behind the Scenes Transpo Presentation for two card transposition
Also published here May/June 1998
The Magic Menu (Vol. 8 No. 47)
549
Joshua Jay Stuffing Change coin stuffed in fist, then changes
Related to Dec. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
80
Guy Hollingworth The Cassandra Quandary card placed in envelope is actual later selection
Related toVariations 1999 264
Joshua Jay Acknowledgements
1999 vii
Joshua Jay Introduction
1999 x
Joshua Jay The Moment Magic Changed My Life
  • Magical Insight for a Blind Girl
  • The Magical Journey
  • Questions
  • The Tour Guide
  • Itinerary
  • Travel Tips
  • No U-Turns Allowed
  • The Road Less Traveled
  • Philosophy
1999 2
Joshua Jay Pulling My String Short rope stretched into long rope by stomping down on it with foot
Also published here 1999 21
Joshua Jay Button Buster Small button enlarges, then attaches permanently onto magician's shirt
1999 23
Joshua Jay Cascading Carnation Lapel flower transforms into colorful silks, coin produced in the middle of silks (Silk Fountain)
1999 26
Joshua Jay A Striking Appearance Matchbox contains only one match. Match is lit and waved over fist, magician produces fistful of matches
1999 28
Joshua Jay Grandma's Coin Trick Two coin transposition with surprise ending of poker chip production (uses purse)
Inspired byAlso published here 1999 30
Joshua Jay Fold-Up Fooler Piece of paper with coins printed on it, folded up and reopened to reveal four real coins (paper folding inspired by Flash Cash, marketed by Bob King)
1999 33
Joshua Jay A Perplexing Pen Production using sleeve as a holdout
Also published here 1999 37
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement Can be used as a control, force, secret addition, or secret transposition of two cards
Related toAlso published here 1999 39
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement "Red Hot Mama" Red Hot Mama effect done with Discreet Displacement move
Related to 1999 40
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement Ace Location Four spectators touch four random cards, shown to be Aces, and all Aces have different colored backs as a surprise ending
Related to 1999 41
Joshua Jay Utility Discovery Utility sequence - spectator deals and stops on their own selection, and second selection is then found reversed in the deck
Also published here 1999 43
Joshua Jay The Book Cut
Also published here 1999 45
Joshua Jay The Clutter Cut Messy tabled false cut, rhythm similar to the Rhythm Count
1999 47
Joshua Jay The Jay Change One handed color change done on the face card of the deck, held vertically
Related to
  • "Topsy Turvy" (Eric Mason, Stuff, 1989)
1999 49
Joshua Jay Strand, Hand, Wedding Band ring appears on string in spectator's hand on string, penetrates, vanishes and reappears on string
Also published here 1999 51
Joshua Jay Fancy Find Flourish selection pulled out from a dribble, now renamed as Dribblocation
Also published here 1999 53
Joshua Jay A Reverse Curse secret reversal of a playing card in the action of stripping it out from a spread, similar to Discreet Displacement (Can be done with multiple cards or a simple Triumph routine)
Related toAlso published here 1999 54
Joshua Jay Boomerang Cards Card shot off the top of the deck as a production, can be done behind the back
1999 56
Joshua Jay Trumped Triumph ends with kicker after Triumph effect in which all the cards of the same suit appear reversed distributed in the deck
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1999 61
Joshua Jay Knuckle Sandwich Aces two cards lost in deck, four Aces suddenly appear face up in deck and sandwiches both cards (no moves)
Related toAlso published here 1999 64
Joshua Jay Triple Thought-of Card Magicians divine two thought-of cards without any questions or fishing
1999 66
Joshua Jay Combined Interests Magicians performs a medley of his favourite tricks all in one trick (spell to selection, prediction, card to pocket (fail), four Ace production)
1999 70
Joshua Jay Behind The Scenes Transposition Presentation for two card transposition
Also published here 1999 73
Joshua Jay That's the Hard Part All three mates of selected card found, along with four Kings. Deck ends up separated by color.
Also published here 1999 76
Joshua Jay Cascading Queens Selection lost in deck. Four Queens produced, cards cascade down and selection is left in magician's hand
1999 78
Joshua Jay, Jerry Andrus Four Queen Cascade Card cascade from a four Queen production to find selected card
Inspired by 1999 79
Joshua Jay EncACEd Deck placed in box, four Aces penetrate the box and pop out into mid-air, then deck vanishes from the box
Also published here 1999 81
Joshua Jay Losing Diamonds Selection (Two of Diamonds) made and lost. Ten of Diamonds shown, given a flick, flurry of red diamonds fly out, leaving the Two of Diamonds
Also published here 1999 87
Joshua Jay Written Favorite Transposition between performer and spectator's named favourite cards - then "Your Favourite Card" words appear on the back on spectator's card
Also published here 1999 89
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with four Kings, then the Kings shrink into mini cards
Inspired byRelated to 1999 92
Joshua Jay Triumph in 211 Triumph with Stripper Deck
1999 96
Joshua Jay Side Show Packet trick - cards shown to have four sides, three sides, two sides, one side and no sides (clear card)
1999 99
Joshua Jay Seeing is Believing Card to box with whimsical presentation (box has glued-on eyes)
Also published here 1999 102
Joshua Jay Pocket Jokers Jokers placed in pocket at the start, selection made, but two Jokers found in deck. Selection is then found in pocket (transposition)
1999 105
Joshua Jay Card, Clip, Gasp Spectator names a card, paperclipped folded card shown to be it
Inspired by 1999 107
Joshua Jay A Preposterous Paperclip Problem Indifferent cards placed in paperclip change into Jokers, then paperclip suddenly grows larger than the card
Variations 1999 110
Joshua Jay Dear Journal Journal entries written on freely selected playing cards divine selected card, with final journal entry revealing spectator's name
1999 112
Joshua Jay Ballistic Band-Aid Band-Aid on finger jumps from finger to finger (thimble-like sequence), finally vanishes and appears stuck on selected card
1999 116
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here 1999 119
Joshua Jay Convincingly Clean Copper-Silver-Brass Chinese coin changes to silver, then to copper, then vanishes
VariationsAlso published here 1999 123
Joshua Jay Watch This Rubberband visibly linked onto watchband
Also published here 1999 125
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Related toAlso published here 1999 127
Joshua Jay Watch Out using watch as a holdout for a packet of cards
Also published here 1999 129
Joshua Jay Coin From Silk Produce coin from silk (watch holdout)
1999 131
Joshua Jay Paintbrush Penetration Paintbrush and coin routine - coin vanishes and appears, paintbrush disappears and jumps behind ear, finally paintbrush penetrates coin
Variations 1999 135
Joshua Jay The Remote Control Ambitious Card routine with remote control presentation, ends with card appearing folded in battery compartment
1999 139
Joshua Jay Psychometry and Me Magician able to match nametags to five spectators based on their names alone
1999 143
Joshua Jay Beach Business Cards Magician makes sand appear underneath business card that is placed on spectator's hand
1999 148
Joshua Jay Six Card Repeat Six Card Repeat routine with silk production as an ending, selection is printed on the silk. Jumbo card is then produced from the silk matching the selection
1999 151
Joshua Jay Book Test Bonanza Deck of cards is interlaced in pages of a book. Spectators flip to random pages, magician can divine card or divine first few sentences of page
1999 155
Joshua Jay The Journey's End
1999 161
Joshua Jay Magicana: Minor Miracles
Aug. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8)
38
Joshua Jay The Chicago Mystery Card using Discrete Displacement
Aug. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8)
38
Joshua Jay Discrete Displacement out-jogged card from right-hand half pulled onto left-hand half, a card is secretly onto it
Aug. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8)
38
Joshua Jay Society of American Magicians 71st Annual Convention
Sep. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 9)
38
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner Joshua Jay one-man issue, Dan MacMillan, Jason England
Inspired by Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
i
Joshua Jay A Note From Joshua Jay.....
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
1
Joshua Jay EncACEd "An Eye-Popping Four Ace Production"
Aces produced from a deck placed in card case, ending is deck vanishes from the card case
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
2
Joshua Jay Armamentarium Aces four Ace location routine, modeled after Henry Christ's Aces
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
5
Joshua Jay Collecting a Closer follow-up to collectors: red and black Aces transpose, then back, then tabled two Aces turn out to be the three selections and all Aces are in the performer's hand
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
8
Joshua Jay Perplexing Pen Production using sleeve as a holdout
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
11
Joshua Jay Watch Out using watch as a holdout for a packet of cards
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
13
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
14
Joshua Jay Fancy-Find Flourish selection pulled out from a dribble, now renamed as Dribblocation
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
15
Joshua Jay Kan't Kill A King Kings vanish one at a time, then reappear
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
16
Joshua Jay J.J. Display displaying four-of-a-kind in applause position
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
18
Joshua Jay Wallet of Wonder four credit cards placed on table, a coin appears under each, then a jumbo coin appears as well
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
20
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement "Plus Two Effects"
card is added on top of selection in action of stripping it out, done at chest height
  • The Add-On Move
  • The Control
  • The Force
VariationsAlso published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
21
Joshua Jay A Simple Ace Trick spectator touches four cards, they are the Aces, they change back colors, Discreet Displacement application
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
22
Joshua Jay Card Transposition/Displacement Discreet Displacement application
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
22
Joshua Jay Hofzinserprise two selection transpose with Ace one by one
Inspired by
  • Michael DeMarco routine in his Precursor One-Man Issue
Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
23
Joshua Jay A Reverse Curse "Plus Effect"
secret reversal of a playing card in the action of stripping it out from a spread, similar to Discreet Displacement
  • Performance of the Reversed Selection
  • Performance of Multiple Reversals
  • Performance of Triumph
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
25
Joshua Jay Counting On It! Four turns over and is used to count to selection, other three mates of selection show up
Variations Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
27
Aldo Colombini Variations of "Counting On It" Four turns over and is used to count to selection, other three mates of selection show up
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
21
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingertip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it
Also published here 1999 138
David Acer (reviewer) Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas by Joshua Jay Nov./Dec. 1999
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 56)
651
Joshua Jay Knuckle-Sandwich Aces two cards lost in deck, four Aces suddenly appear face up in deck and sandwiches both cards (no moves)
Also published here Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
71
Joshua Jay 68th Columbus Magi-Fest
Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
83
Joshua Jay International Battle of Magicians
July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
89
Joshua Jay A-1 Convention at the Capital
July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
92
Michael Close (reviewer) The Silver Surf by Troy Hooser (written by Joshua Jay) Sep. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
34
Joshua Jay Locating a Deal multiple selection, cards end up in a poker hand when dealing, then all spectators have their cards in their hands and performer has a Royal Flush
Inspired by 2000 49
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas by Joshua JayRelated to July 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7)
73
Richard Parker, Dustin Stinett, Dave Vujevich, Dave Shepherd, Martie Zollweg, Ron Wright, Leonard Hevia, Albert C. Lasher Messages
Related to Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
14
Michael DeMarco Does Spelling Count? Four turns over and is used to spell to selection, other three mates of selection show up
Inspired by Mar. 2000
Onyx (Issue 10)
17
Joshua Jay Upsy-Daisy Straight Triumph effect, ends with thirteen values of the same suit magically appearing face up dispersed in the deck
Also published here Jan. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 5)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas by Joshua Jay Mar. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 7)
35
Joshua Jay Gloved Rub coin penetrates latex glove
May 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 9)
74
Michael Close The World According to Josh on Joshua Jay
Related to Dec. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 4)
60
Joshua Jay Shuffle-Proof Poker Shuffling Lesson type procedure to stack cards, then spectator gets Kings, which appear in performer's hand between bad cards, spectator then has Aces
Related to 2000 11
Joshua Jay Introduction
2001 i
Joshua Jay Joshing With The Threes Finds selection by spelling, then produces all the Threes as climax
2001 236
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) DesTROYers: The Superlative Magic of Troy Hooser by Troy Hooser (written by Joshua Jay) Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
83
Joshua Jay Royal Assembly poker theme, ends with royal flush production
Also published here July 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 2)
9
Joshua Jay Inside Out
Related toAlso published here Mar. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 7)
87
Joshua Jay The Vanishing Deck card selected while deck is left in case, all other cards vanish from case, deck of half cards
Related toAlso published here Mar. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 7)
88
Joshua Jay The Sport of Memorization a sports card is collected, then a playing card from a deck signed on the back by different athletes, playing card has the sportsman's signature on its back
Also published here Mar. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 7)
89
Joshua Jay A Spread Bluff Control
  • Control to the Bottom
  • Second from Bottom
  • To Control Multiple Cards
  • To Control Cards to Other Positions
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 7)
90
Joshua Jay Paintbrush Penetration paintbrush and coin routine: coin vanishes and appears, paintbrush disappears and jumps behind ear, finally paintbrush penetrates coin, updated handling
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 7)
93
Eric Mead Inside Out parody of Joshua Jay's column
Related to Apr. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 8)
69
Joshua Jay A Reversal of Roles
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Sep. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
109
Joshua Jay Being Published
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Oct. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
65
Troy Hooser Three Fly Simplify extra coin, sliding, see Addendum reference for credit correction by Richard Kaufman
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Oct. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
68
Chris Korn Expertalk: Chris Korn on the Retention Vanish see Addendum reference for credit correction by Steve Freeman
Related toAlso published here Oct. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
71
Joshua Jay Yellow Zebra in Africa "Gray Elephants in Denmark" variation, gradually unfolding prediction
Related toAlso published here Oct. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
72
Joshua Jay Yellow Zebra in Africa - Corrected Print
Related to Nov. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 3)
13
Joshua Jay One Man's Effects
  • Talk About Tricks
on Mark Aspiazu
Also published here Nov. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 3)
63
Joshua Jay The Card Stab card stabbed with cards scattered on a magazine page, card is then shown to be printed onto that page
Also published here Nov. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 3)
69
Michael Close (reviewer) DesTROYers by Troy Hooser (written by Joshua Jay) Dec. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 4)
34
Joshua Jay Talk About Tricks on the 9/11 attacks
Also published here Dec. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 4)
73
Joshua Jay Addendum credit corrections
Related to Dec. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 4)
75
Matthew Field (reviewer) Side Show by Joshua Jay July 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 7)
78
Joshua Jay Talk About Tricks on the Expertalk column
Also published here Jan. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 5)
69
Joshua Jay A Double
  • Talk About Tricks
double issue
Also published here Feb. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 6)
65
Bill Malone The Malone Shuffle bold, simulation weave, lengthwise, for correction see reference "False shuffle fix"
Related toAlso published here Feb. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 6)
66
Joshua Jay Intimidating
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Mar. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 7)
79
Joshua Jay Slip Shift Aces slipped into angle-jogged positions one by one and squared in
Also published here Mar. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 7)
82
Joshua Jay (reviewer) OperaCadabra Apr. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 8)
70
Joshua Jay The Tradition
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Apr. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 8)
77
Gary Labowitz, Joshua Jay Upside Down
  • Mail
May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
17
Michael Close (reviewer) Side Show by Joshua Jay May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
36
Joshua Jay False shuffle fix
  • Talk About Tricks
with correction for Malone Shuffle
Related toAlso published here May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
77
Joshua Jay Italian Fiasco
  • Talk About Tricks
Related toAlso published here June 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 10)
79
Joshua Jay Marshmallow Magic flash paper at end of tooth pick changes into toasted marshmallow
Also published here June 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 10)
81
Joshua Jay The Overlap
  • Talk About Tricks
intro on the overlap gaff, credit information
  • Overlap Overview
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
67
Joshua Jay The Homing Card
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
68
Joshua Jay Scatter Jacks put in different parts of the deck come to top, they then vanish and distribute in deck, repeat phase
VariationsAlso published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
71
Joshua Jay Assembly and Reverse assembly with reverse surprise ending
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
73
Joshua Jay Spectator Cuts to the Jacks first spectator cuts to the Jacks, then performer tries but really they all come to the top and he cuts off three single cards as gag
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
74
Joshua Jay Overlap Gambling Jacks put on top, immediately dealt out for four hands, repeat with three more four-of-a-kinds
  • Alternate Handling
Related toAlso published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
76
Joshua Jay Open Travelers
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
78
Joshua Jay Card Jack-King Jacks turn over one by one, then change to Kings
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
80
Bill Harris Sleight of Food
  • Mail
Related to Aug. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 12)
21
Joshua Jay Magia Elegante
  • Talk About Tricks
on Gaston Quieto, one-man column
Also published here Aug. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 12)
79
Gaston Quieto Campana Bolante "Bell Ball", steel ball from ballpoint pen, small bell pushed into ball bearing, ball now sounds like a bell, see next column
Related toAlso published here Aug. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 12)
84
Joshua Jay Coin Man Rune Klan
  • Talk About Tricks
on Rune Klan, one-man column
Related toAlso published here Sep. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
79
Joshua Jay Overlap Aftermath
  • Talk About Tricks
more on the overlap gaff
Related toAlso published here Oct. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
63
Joshua Jay One-man show
  • Talk About Tricks
tips
Also published here Nov. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 3)
91
Joshua Jay Jumbo Homing Card Homing Card plot with jumbo cards and Overlap gimmick
Also published here Nov. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 3)
92
Joshua Jay Expertalk: Joshua Jay on the Riffle Force in-jogged card
Also published here Nov. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 3)
98
Joshua Jay Run for Shade on the movie Shade
Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
72
Joshua Jay Florida to Side-Swiping
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
89
Joshua Jay Side-Swiped Idea instruction card becomes selection, stand-up handling
Inspired by
  • "Side-Swiped" (Simon Aronson, marketed)
Also published here
Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
89
Mark Aspiazu Overlap Hofzinser
Related toAlso published here Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
91
Joshua Jay Jubilee
  • Talk About Tricks
41st Tannen's Jubilee, near Monticello
Also published here Jan. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 5)
71
Joshua Jay Overlap Hitchcock
Inspired byAlso published here Jan. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 5)
72
Joshua Jay From Halifax to a hands-on museum
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Feb. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 6)
79
Joshua Jay The Hole Thing hole appears in card, hole grows, then card vanishes, for credit correction by Jerry Sadowitz see "Correction" reference
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Feb. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 6)
83
Joshua Jay Personalized Playing Cards
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Mar. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 7)
67
Joshua Jay Overlap Twisting visual, instant turnover as kicker ending
Also published here Mar. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 7)
69
Joshua Jay Icebreakers
  • Talk About Tricks
Related toAlso published here Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
71
Joshua Jay Correction credit correction
Related to Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
75
Joshua Jay From Harvest to Hartman
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here May 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 9)
67
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Brian Ambrosch Magic Meetings
  • Mail
Related to June 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 10)
22
Joshua Jay J'aime Paris!
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here June 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 10)
79
Joshua Jay In Defense of Card Magic
  • Talk About Tricks
Related toAlso published here July 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 11)
81
Simon Aronson, Joshua Jay A Conversation with Simon Aronson
Aug. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 12)
42
Joshua Jay Simon Aronson on Shuffle-bored
  • Talk About Tricks
introductory comments
Also published here Aug. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 12)
69
Frank Tougas, E. Loughran Differing With Jay
  • Mail
Related to Sep. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
20
Joshua Jay An issue with the French
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Sep. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
79
Yves Doumergue Ten For Ten after some spectator shuffling and dealing, four Tens are on top of three piles to match prediction
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
80
Joshua Jay From FISM to Fresh Breath
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Oct. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
79
Joshua Jay From PCAM to Parapsychology
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
85
Richard Wiseman, Peter Lamont Déjà Vu Color-Changing Deck spectator is asked to count red cards while performer deals through blue-backed deck, deck then shown to be red-backed
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
86
Joshua Jay Déjà Vu Thought-of Card thought-of card is only red-backed card
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
88
Joshua Jay My afternoon with Andrus
  • Talk About Tricks
on Jerry Andrus
Also published here Dec. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
95
David Acer Over Easy Small packet Triumph with nine cards
VariationsAlso published here 2004 17
Joshua Jay Over Easy Scrambled Small packet Triumph, selection is odd-backed, then deck changes color
Inspired by 2004 82
Jay Sankey Back In Time slop shuffle with time travelling presentation
Related toVariations 2004 1
David Regal, Joshua Jay Speaking Volumes
Related to Dec. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 12)
13
Joshua Jay Top Ten of 2003
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
71
Joshua Jay Discreet Displacement Collectors Collectors routine using the Discreet Displacement move
Also published here Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
73
Joshua Jay Discreet Displacement
Also published here Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
74
Joshua Jay Convention Time
  • Talk About Tricks
Also published here Feb. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 6)
69
Joshua Jay Put in here first
  • Talk About Tricks
on self-publishing and quality control
Also published here Mar. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 7)
87
Jason Alford, Mark Aspiazu, Andrew Wimhurst, Paul Cummins, Joshua Jay Hold 'Em open hold-out on top of tabled case
  • Wimhurst Variation
  • Cummins Variation
  • Jay Subtlety
Also published here Mar. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 7)
90
Joshua Jay Introduction
2005 5
Joshua Jay Remote Control Ambitious card ending where card travels to battery compartment of remote control
2005 6
Joshua Jay The 9/11 story When Joshua Jay was booked to lecture in New York on the evening of September 11, 2001
2005 10
Joshua Jay Discreet Displacement card is added on top of selection in action of stripping it out, done at chest height. Can be done as a control or a force.
VariationsAlso published here 2005 11
Gregory Wilson Indiscreet Displacement Variation of Discreet Displacement as a face-down force
Inspired by 2005 15
Allan Ackerman Allan Ackerman's Addition Variation of Discreet Displacement
Inspired by 2005 16
Joshua Jay Discreet Displacement Collectors Collectors routine using the Discreet Displacement move
Related toAlso published here 2005 17
Joshua Jay Discreet Displacement Thought of Card Think of a Card plot
Inspired byRelated to 2005 21
Joshua Jay The Pink Bruscetta story When Joshua Jay tried to avoid eating hardened bread with mayonnaise and ketchup in an Italian restaurant
2005 23
Joshua Jay Inflated Transposition bill transposition with surprise $100 dollar bill ending
Inspired byAlso published here 2005 25
Joshua Jay The Viagra story When Joshua Jay received Viagra-related props during a lecture
2005 33
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with cards shrinking to mini cards as an ending
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2005 34
Joshua Jay The Spanish Stripper story When Joshua Jay was mistaken as a male stripper in Madrid
2005 39
Joshua Jay Heightened Senses predicting a spectator's height with a measuring tape
Also published here 2005 40
Joshua Jay The Obsession story When Joshua Jay recounts how obsessed he is about magic
2005 44
Joshua Jay Overlap Twisting Twisting the Jacks routine with Overlap gaff, instant turnover as kicker ending
Also published here 2005 45
Joshua Jay The Fake I.D. story When Joshua Jay broke multiple state laws by using a fake I.D. to stay in motels
2005 49
Joshua Jay Jumbo Overlap Homing Card Homing Card plot with jumbo cards and Overlap gimmick
Also published here 2005 50
Joshua Jay The Tattoo Typo story When Joshua Jay met a young magician with a leg tattoo containing a spelling mistake
2005 55
Joshua Jay Three-coin Vanish Vanishing three coins with flipper, expanded shell and watch holdout
Inspired by
  • "Squeezed Away" (Troy Hooser, Destroyers, 2001)
Related to
2005 56
Joshua Jay The Vanuatu story When Joshua Jay performed in Vanuatu and had delicious coconut crab every night
2005 60
Joshua Jay Trumped Triumph ends with kicker after Triumph effect in which all the cards of the same suit appear reversed distributed in the deck
Inspired byVariations 2005 61
Darwin Ortiz Darwin Ortiz's Variation Trumped Triumph variation with two selections
Inspired by 2005 65
Karl Hein Karl Hein's Variation Trumped Triumph variation with phone number revelation
Inspired by 2005 66
Joshua Jay The Argentinian Lecture story When Joshua Jay met a young kid in Argentina and had a humbling experience
2005 67
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Close Up, Up Close, Volumes 1-3 by Joshua Jay Dec. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 12)
111
Rick Merrill The No-Sleeve Vanish wrist watch band
Inspired byAlso published here 2005 30
Joshua Jay Credits credit information
2005 7
Joshua Jay Introduction
2005 11
Joshua Jay Part One: Overlap Gaff Basics
  • The "Shared Artwork" Principle
  • Two-Handed Spread
  • One-Handed Spread
  • A Light Touch
  • Orientation
  • Spreading Distance
  • As a Short Card
  • The Locking Overlap Gaff
  • False Signatures
  • Transitions
2005 21
Joshua Jay Palming
2005 34
Joshua Jay With a Close-up Case
2005 34
Joshua Jay, Jason Alford, Mark Aspiazu Hold 'Em adding extra-cards from top of tabled card case
Also published here 2005 35
Joshua Jay Overlap Homing Card
Also published here 2005 39
Joshua Jay Jumbo Overlap Homing Card with jumbo cards
Also published here 2005 46
Joshua Jay Overlap Hitchcock
Inspired byAlso published here 2005 48
Joshua Jay Assembly and Reverse assembly with reverse surprise ending
Also published here 2005 53
Joshua Jay Scatter Jacks put in different parts of the deck come to top, they then vanish and distribute in deck, repeat with change into Aces
  • Phase One: The Jacks Assemble
  • Phase Two: The Jacks Scatter
  • Phase Three: The Jacks Assemble...Again
  • Phase Four: The Jacks Change to Aces
Inspired by 2005 61
Joshua Jay Overlap Twisting visual, instant turnover as kicker ending
Also published here 2005 68
Joshua Jay Overlap Jacks to Kings Jacks turn over one by one, then change to Kings
Also published here 2005 72
Joshua Jay, Andi Gladwin Overlap Jacks to Aces Jacks turn over one by one visually, then change to Aces
2005 77
Joshua Jay Overlap Jack Cutting first spectator cuts to the Jacks, then performer tries but really they all come to the top and he cuts off three single cards as gag
  • Phase One: The Spectator Cuts to Four Jacks
  • Phase Two: The Magician Cuts to Four Jacks (Sort of)
Also published here 2005 81
Joshua Jay Overlap Gambling fake Center Deal demo, repeat with Ace kicker
  • Phase One: Four Jacks Dealt into a Chosen Hand
  • Phase Two: The Double Duke
Related to 2005 88
Joshua Jay Overlap Open Travelers
Also published here 2005 95
Joshua Jay, Mark Aspiazu Overlap Hofzinser
Related to 2005 103
Joshua Jay Overlap Travelers
2005 107
Joshua Jay Deuces are Wild four Twos and the Ace of Spades change into Royal Flush
2005 115
Joshua Jay Overlap Transposition transformation kicker
2005 118
Joshua Jay Four Card Tunnel Change
2005 122
Joshua Jay Collectors and Back Again three selections in case, they appear between the Aces, then Aces vanish and are found in case
2005 127