Antinomy 2 A Quarterly Journal
Antinomy is a Quarterly Publication devoted to Magic
There are four issues per year, with 40 to 48 pages per issue, each measuring 11" X 11" in an oversized format designed to enhance your learning experience by more easily laying flat when open. Each issue will include commentary and conjuring from some of the sharpest minds on the magic scene. Antinomy is looking to set a new standard in quality for this kind of publication.
Antinomy is interested in ideas. We want to promote obscure thought, advanced thinking, and meaningful dialogue. Realistically, that can't happen without a sense of community. In combination with our readership, we hope to advance the art of magic. With Antinomy, you can count on the pot being stirred. Along the way, you'll find thoughts that are made to move, and minds freed to wonder.
The Artful Ledger offers "Antics and Interludes." It includes thoughts on making your card magic more entertaining, as well as variations on "Daley's Aces" (in turn inspired by John Bannon's approach in Dear Mr. Fantasy ) and a packet effect by Jean-Jacques Sanvert.
Dean Dill asks about a mental "Reflection." It fools people. A spectator freely deals cards from a chosen deck. The card they stopped at is proven to be a "Reflection" of a prediction previously set aside.
Jack Parker contributes something old and something new with "100% Confidence" and "Friction Aces." If you like card magic, you'll love these. The cards go through surprising changes in these well-framed effects.
Jack T. Koopmans offers "Celebrity Search." The magician is able to magically stop on a card whose image matches the name of a celebrity that the spectator is thinking of.
Matt Herbert shows how to perform a "Sobriety Test." In this test, the rules are turned upside down as a Quarter is hidden behind a Dime. You better answer this one correctly, or you won't pass!
Norman Beck recommends how to pay (play?) "Hotel Bills." Norman uses a set of currency to illustrate a math puzzle where $1 disappears. He uses this effect to obtain free upgrades at the hotels he stays at.
In the third edition of The Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss discusses what has been assumed to be a pet phrase of Vernon's: "Don't make unimportant things important."