Exposure... he's got a website (secretofmagic.com) dedicated to "teach" magic. Of course he doesn't teach his own material so he is not teaching but exposing. And to round this up: He offers a membership on his website for 25 bucks a year. If you become a premium member this is what you get:
Function 9(Calen Morelli)
This is Mentalism(Ellusionist)
Art Of Astonishment 1,2,3(Paul Harris)
Corners volume1 and 2
Akira Fuji linking cigarettes
Daniel Garcia’s Fraud
Ponta the smith SICK
Andrew Mayne-In Half
The moral issues aside for a moment. I am sure that none of the creators have given their permission. This makes Mr. Childress' business even interesting from a legal point of view. He is making money of others peoples creations.
So he is this weeks magic failure. Too bad. He seems like a likable character.
His sponge ball magic video on YouTube has got almost Three-Million hits. Let this roll over your tongue. Three-Million. That is the kind of exposure that many of us wish we could get.
Wanna see what this leads to?
Well, Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!
Edit: It seems like the above claims are not true anymore. I was told via email by Mr. Childress himself that he bought the website and that stuff was already there. According to him he removed the illegal content after knowing what it was. That is his story. Last time I checked it still was all about exposure, sorry I meant "teaching", still holding up the title.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
WMF Geryn Childress
Edit: Turns out, I made a big mistake. I put together to guys in my mind assuming they are the same person. CLICK THIS LINK AND READ THE WHOLE STORY. I will leave the original post as it is, so you see that I am not hiding my errors. Consider the post following now as false: