Long out of print, two iconic books have been compiled into one amazing volume. Forks Full of Appetizers features nearly 100 routines from 73 4F magicians.
Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic, often simply referred to as the 4F Convention or Obie's 4F, was the original close up magic convention.
Since its inception, this exclusive, invitation-only event has attracted the best close-up magicians in the world. From household names in the community to underground highly-skilled hobbyists, this convention helped mold the landscape of modern close up magic.
In 1982 many of the attendees contributed original creations for a book called Fork Full Of Appetizers. Then, in 1984, a second book appeared with many more contributions. Both books have been out of print for many years and are now available as a single volume.
The 73 contributors are a who's who of close-up magic. Many of the names have become hugely popular creators and performers in our field and many of the contributions in this book are routines and techniques they actually used to earn a living. What is also special about this book is that most of the routines were written by their inventors. If you knew them, you could hear their voices explaining the magic.
Inside you will find 98 close-up routines covering everything from card magic, coin magic and other magi tricks with small objects. The skill levels range from easy to difficult. There is literally something for everyone here, whether you are a hobbyist, student, or the most skilled professional, you will find magic to play with and perform.
Magicians include: Michael Ammar, Gene Anderson, Bruce Barnett, Jon Brunelle, Harry Carroll, Dom Cervas, Del Copley, John Cornelius, Roy Cottee, Tom Craven, JC Doty, David Drake, Carl Dreher, Steve Dusheck, Ed Eckl, Tony Econ, Neal Elias, Bob Farmer, Bob Follmer, Tom Gagnon, Lou Gallo, Mike Gallo, Dan Garrett, Paul Gertner, Gene Gordon, Michael Gorman, Claude Hale, Bob Haines, Joe Hammer, Carl Herron, Mike Hilburger, Norm Houghton, Richard Hughes, Peter Isaacs, Bill Kalush, Richard Kaufman, Bob King, Mike Lewinski, Sid Lorraine, Denis MacKenzie, Max Maven, John McLachlan, Ray Mertz, Bill Miesel, Roy Miller, Tom Mullica, Karl Norman, Obie O'Brien, Mike O'Dowd, Gary Ouellet, Mack Picknick, Joe Riding, Michael Skinner, Allan Slaight, Chuck Stanfield, Tom Staton, Bob Stencil, Warren Stephens, Mel Stover, Peter Tappan, Vic Trabucco, Hans Trixer, Randy Wakeman, David Walker, Robert Wicks, Carl Wiesinger, Phil Willmarth, Wally Wilson, Tommy Wonder, Meir Yedid, Frank Zak, Herb Zarrow, and Ron Zollweg.
This is the first time this magic is being made widely available. Until now the only way to get access to this material was to buy copies of the books during the annual 4F Convention.
Forks Full of Appetizers (First Edition) Details
- First edition
- Published by Meir Yedid Magic
- Compiled, written and edited by Bill Miesel
- 232 pages
- 160 illustrations by Tom Gagnon.
- Perfect bound
- 6" x 9" softcover
- Foreword by Meir Yedid
- Introduction by Obie O'Brien
- Preface by Mike Hilburger