Last night Boris Wild performed an hour-long show at Fantasma Magic, which included his FISM-winning "Kiss" act. The performance was followed by a lecture that explained many of the effects in the act. Wild mentioned that the lecture was an out-of-the-ordinary presentation in recognition of his thirty years in magic. Although he didn't explain his entire FISM act, Wild did teach at length the Kiss Count, which is an integral part of the act and can be used for many other purposes. He also taught such effects and moves as Wild Wild Card, his Open Prediction, the Revelation Pass and his Any Card at Any Birthday effect, which is a very clean version of the classic plot. Wild also revealed that his out-of-print marked decks are currently being reprinted by US Playing Card Company (in the Maiden Back) and he spoke about his "Alien Theory" of magic. Among the notable magicians who attended were David Kaye, Peter Samelson, and Doug Edwards. The event began at around 7 p.m. and although it officially concluded a little past 11 p.m., afterward Wild pulled out one last trick, Show-Off, his version of the Ambitious Card, to perform for the handful of attendees who were finding it hard to leave the store.
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