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Penumbra

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Penumbra
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EditorsGordon Bean and Bill Goodwin
Frequencybi-monthly
First issueJune 2002

Penumbra was a bi-monthly Magic Periodical from Gordon Bean and Bill Goodwin that started with issue dated June 2002. Issue #10 came out in March, 2006.

Noted for publishing Stewart James' purported solution to his 51 Faces North effect that was found in his belongings after his death.


Fake issue

The fake "Summer Extra" was issued in August 2004 as a gag. The hoax was formally exposed when copies of the journal were distributed to attendees of the annual 31 Faces North conference in 2004 by David Ben. Ben solicited articles by others and put the issue together to look original. He also guessed on who some of the subscribers were and sent them out as if it was an official issue.[1]


Contents

No. 1, May-June 2002  
  51 Faces North (Stewart James)
2
  Power Trip (Phil Goldstein)
10
  Tie Food (Gordon Bean)
12
  King Brand (Bill Goodwin)
14
No. 2, July-August 2002  
  Pinkerton's Ladies (Roy Walton)
2
  Mismatched (Ray Kosby)
3
  Don't Judge (Michael Weber)
6
  Recollected Collectors (Guy Hollingworth)
7
  Bits (John Carney)
10
  One Good Winner (Allan Ackerman)
12
  Corner Kick (Gordon Bean)
15
  Room 51
18
No. 3, September-October 2002  
  The Continental Divide (Lee Asher)
2
  Exhibit "A" (David Regal)
6
  The Kind is Gone But Not Forgotten (Aaron Fisher)
9
  Palm Burst (Nathan Kranzo)
12
  Room 51
15
  Northern Light (JK Hartman)
15
No. 4, November-December 2002  
  Neo Purse Frame Routine (Shoot Ogawa)
2
  Royal Mayo (David Solomon)
11
  Intuition Monte (Steve Ehlers)
12
  Pinkerton's Surprise (Roy Walton-Shannon Clark)
15
  Corner Kicked Again (Ryan Matney)
16
  Further On "The Continental Divide" (JK Hartman)
17
  Room 51
17
  51 Paces North (Allan Slaight)
17
No. 5, January-February 2003  
  A Double Shot (Jim Patton)
2
  The California Angels (Bruce Cervon)
7
  The Cherry Control (Ricky Smith)
13
  Color Scheming (JK Hartman)
15
  Business Trip (Patrick Schlagel)
18
  Centrifugal Nightmare (Scott SteelFyre)
21
No. 6, March-April 2003  
  A False Cut (Ernest Earick)
2
  A Hand For Mr. Scarne (Ernest Earick)
4
  Normal Mailer (Phil Goldstein)
10
  A Fan-tastic Control (Harvey Rosenthal)
12
  The Spider Cut (Jack Carpenter)
15
No. 7, February 2004  
  Acorn's Progress (Ray Walton)
2
  Mirrorskill (Harrison Kaplan)
3
  The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther (Cushing Stout)
7
  Ear Candy (Nathan Kranzo)
10
  D�j� vu Cut (Chris Randall)
12
  Slap! (Shahin Zarkesch)
16
No. 8, July 2004  
  Constellation Prize (Justin Hanes)
2
  A.M. (Norman Gilbreath)
4
  The Card Of Fortune (Andrew Galloway)
8
  The Queens (Bill Goodwin)
10
No. 9, October 2005  
  • Muy Bueno Shuffle ( BJ Bueno) 2
  • Simulated Slip Cut ( Allan Ackerman) 7
  • Coverted, Up! (J.K. Hartman) 9
  • Bertram, Braue And Ben (David Ben) 12
  • The Maddox Stack (Michael Maddox) 16
  • The Lazarus Insert:
  • One Hand Wahes The Other ( Gordon Bean) 1
  • Bunny Ears ( Bill Goodwin) 2
No. 10, March 2006  
  • The Sound of One Coin Clinking (David Gripenwaldt) 2
  • Perfect Order (Shoot Ogawa) 5
  • Triple Alliance (Roy Walton) 11
  • Color Shuffles (Part One) (Ronald A. Wohl) 13
  1. http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=47814#p322912