Are Lovick and Apollo liars?
Gregory started it. Gregory will finish it with his final words. He is not defending himself, but rather going on the offense to prove his points with defensible "truths". I said in the beginning that "at the bottom lies the truth" of this #MagicCereal. Well, it is now up to you critical thinkers who have heard both sides with allegations and accusations with defenses and offenses.
Unfortunately, we could not coordinate a confrontational debate of the issues with Greg and any of his detractors. But included here on the blog are links to many of the documents supplied by Greg as evidence of his truth. Lots of additional information packed into these PDF links, so prepare to do a lot more reading.
As a supplement to Gregory's comments in today's podcast, he sent me several more points that he inadvertently omitted but wanted to have on the record. Please Click Here to access those additional details.
Alan Wong was mentioned on this and in a previous podcast regarding his "Himber Passport Wallet". Click Here to read his statement of permission for Greg to use/market this effect. Also included with this statement is another endorsement from friends, Carl Andrews and Tim Trono. These statements are provided here so as not to take up any more valuable air time on the podcast and to reserve time for Gregory to address his accusers.
To get more details on the metal detector "wand" controversy, Click Here to see Gregory's explanation and a Magic Castle program that Gregory refers to in his statement.
Regarding the publications date and originality of the card move controversy between Gregory and Seth Kramer, Click Here to see: "Two sources of evidence that Seth Kramer's move is DIFFERENT than mine. One of them is from The Magic Menu and the other is from Labyrinth, that were both in print BEFORE we ever met."
John Lovick said in the podcast that on many occasions he had asked Greg for proof of where he (John) was lying or had lied in his product review. Click here to read the response that has been sitting in Greg's email outbox referred to by Greg in today's podcast.
Rob Zabrecky has an excellent lecture using important points in magic from A to Z. Greg said he had been working on the idea for many years and had the Word program to prove it. Apparently there is a difference in the "creation date" than the "modification date" and the date apparently viewed by both Rob and John was the "modification date". Click Here to see Greg's original idea.
The "Coin on Shoulder" routine that initially stirred the controversy, is still just that...controversial. Gregory says that his routine is completely different from Apollo's. Greg sent a copy of Apollo's routine as published in his booklet, "The Art of Stealing Watches" with the request that I share the PDF here. Click Here to see the PDF of that section of "The Art of Stealing Watches" that relates to Apollo's "Coin on Shoulder" routine.
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