Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Tough Decision

To my friends, I have had to make a tough decision. I have decided to retire from magic.

My health has been failing, and my back issues almost have me bedridden. As a result I have decided to close Legacy Magic and the MasteRing System, these blogs will be deleted. 

FYEOmagiconline will be left active for reference, but will not be updated.

Please accept my sincere thanks to all of you that has been so supportive over the years.

-John Altpeter

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Creating a magic trick - part 10

It has been a while since I have updated everyone as to the status of the “Creating a Magic Trick” project. Let me review what has happened to date.

I created a project to create a magic trick, and document each step of the process. It was determined early on that this magic trick would ultimately be one for sale, so packaging, artwork, and price point would be a factor.

Along the way the effect was named “Backs, Faces, & Middle” (BFM). The collection of posts to date is available from a menu selection on the left side of the FYEO Magic Online screen.

Two things have been hurdles to overcome for this project. One was the printing the word ‘middle” on the cards. The other was trying to secure video equipment to make a demo. These have now, both been rectified.

A new direction for the trick! Instead of having the cards say middle they will have a mirror finish. The new name will be Backs, Faces, & Mirrors (BFM). This will resolve the printing on the cards issue. Video equipment was purchased and everything is a go. 

The documentation is complete with the exception of the photographs. I will need assistance for this, as it is difficult to take a photograph of yourself if you are using both hands to perform. I know I tried.


Friday, June 21, 2013

New video "Just Mirrors"

A new video has bee added to the Presto Magic section of Legacy magic.

You can buy it here.

Enjoy, John

Monday, June 17, 2013

Switch Places Video

A new magic video has just been added to Legacy Magic! The effect is called Switch Places, check it out!

Buy it here
 Enjoy, John

Friday, June 14, 2013


Grand Opening of the Legacy Magic website!

Now is your chance to get magic effects not available anywhere else. Special tricks routined by Presto, the MasteRing system and more!

Check it out              http://legacymagic.blogspot.com/

Enjoy ... John Altpeter

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Legacy Magic Update

A couple of days ago I announced that Legacy Magic was going to have its own website! Also I will be selling (with permission) some of Presto’s treasured effects. After working on this almost continually, here is a peek of what it will look like!

Enjoy, John

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Coming Soon!

A new addition is in the works for FYEO Magic Online. Legacy Magic will have a shopping section! You will be able to buy some of Presto’s favorite card tricks, John Altpeter’s MasteRing System, Accessories and more! Stay tuned.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Presto Magic is Closed

I turned off the open sign for the last time yesterday. It was not easy for me to do. All of the reporters, magicians, and customers have left.

Looking around the store for one last time, remembering the first time I walked into Presto’s shop, over 25 years ago. I can still hear laughter that filled this place. 

Memories and great friendships are what I take with me as I lock the door.

-John Altpeter