Well, sort of... The last 3 1/2 weeks, I've been fighting an upper respitory infection, which has knocked me for a loop. After countless doctor visits and several antibiotic perscriptions, I can honestly say that today's the best I've felt! My doctor tells me that I should be 100% in another week. I'm hoping he's correct.
Everybody's done a great job holding down the fort in my absence. We had all-time record sales for the month of January, thanks to you! New products are barreling their way through the doors, and we can't put it up fast enough. Watch the site as we have a new line of products from France that will blow your mind, and it will be our exclusive. They will begin appearing very soon so keep your eyes peeled! It's a unique and new technique that has been introduced to some of the classics of magic -- a real new spin that will fool 'em all! We're very excited about it, and we're sure you'll love it!
In other hot news, in case you're one of the few who don't know about it, the new Cesaral Melting Point has officially arrived and ships out to everyone who pre-ordered TODAY! Obviously, this is already predicted as one of the most stand-out effects of 2006, and you should grab it now while you still have a chance. Check out the product and all three videos here and prepare to be blown away!
There's no business like show business. My son, Max, will be in this year's school play, "The Music Man," this evening and is also part of the tech crew! Betty and I will be going to watch his performance tonight, and we're really excited about it!
Robert Baxt & Mark Cannon
In other show business news, I just got off the phone with Robert Baxt who announced that the movie he worked on last year with Danny DeVito will be released next month. The new title of the film is called "Even Money," and Mr. DeVito plays the part of a down-on-his-luck magician. Robert is also working on the TV series, "The Ghost Whisperer" as a tech advisor along with our good friend Mark Cannon of Cannon's Great Escapes for an upcoming episode that is all-around magic and escape artistry.
Hocus Pocus has been working with the good people of David Blaine Productions for his upcoming special scheduled to air sometime in March. The date is tentatively scheduled and subject to change, so stay tuned for any changes. The special will be unlike any other David Blaine special to date.
In our own news, our own Mike Giusti has purchased a condo and got some good news: escrow will be closing a week early and new appliances were installed. The condo got a clean bill of health from the home inspector, and we're watching Mike take home a ton of boxes in preparation for the big move. We can see his excitement as he has wanted to own his own place very shortly after he sold his home, and it looks like that will be coming true.
The World Magic Seminar starts February 19th-22nd. We look forward to all the visitors we get from the people coming from or going to the Seminar. Remember, you're always welcome here at Hocus Pocus.
So I guess I should stop prattling now; so much has been happening in my absence. Special thanks to all of you who sent well wishes, e-mails, and phone calls. I sincerely appreciate it.
Until next time,