Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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 Wesley James has claimed the Fusion plot as his, but he didn't publish his "​Forgery"​ until //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14532/​Stop+Fooling+Us+Lecture+Notes/​46|Stop Fooling Us!]]//, 1989, p. 39. James has two cards fuse, one signed by the spectator, the other by the performer. Even if calculating by James'​s claims of creating his trick in 1965 (see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​12674/​Enchantments|Enchantments]]//,​ 2004, p. 5), Houghton'​s fusion effect, although lacking signatures, predates it by nine years. Wesley James has claimed the Fusion plot as his, but he didn't publish his "​Forgery"​ until //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14532/​Stop+Fooling+Us+Lecture+Notes/​46|Stop Fooling Us!]]//, 1989, p. 39. James has two cards fuse, one signed by the spectator, the other by the performer. Even if calculating by James'​s claims of creating his trick in 1965 (see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​12674/​Enchantments|Enchantments]]//,​ 2004, p. 5), Houghton'​s fusion effect, although lacking signatures, predates it by nine years.
  
-The open use of gimmicked cards was later introduced to enhance the effect. Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman, and David Arthur used a double-backed card in their "​Fusion"​ routine from //​CardWorks//,​ 1981, p. 47. Strictly speaking, this wasn’t a fusion routine, regardless of the title. The cards weren’t fused but merely “stuck together” (which, while similar, is conceptually different). The double-backer was then split back into two cards, giving the merger no permanency. That same year, Paul Harris and Looy Simonoff published "The Beast With Two Backs" in //Close-Up Fantasies Finalé//, 1981, p. 113, which ended with two cards permanently fused together in the form of a red/blue double-backer. Steve Beam developed the idea of ending with a double-facer,​ publishing it as "​Making Faces" in //The Trapdoor//, No. 7, Jan. 1985, p. 115. In his text, Beam claims to have been doing the routine since his college days.+The open use of gimmicked cards was later introduced to enhance the effect. Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman, and David Arthur used a double-backed card in their "​Fusion"​ routine from //​CardWorks//,​ 1981, p. 47. Strictly speaking, this wasn’t a fusion routine, regardless of the title. The cards weren’t fused but merely “stuck together” (which, while similar, is conceptually different). The double-backer was then split back into two cards, giving the merger no permanency. That same year, Paul Harris and Looy Simonoff published "The Beast with Two Backs" in //Close-Up Fantasies Finalé//, 1981, p. 113, which ended with two cards permanently fused together in the form of a red/blue double-backer. Steve Beam developed the idea of ending with a double-facer,​ publishing it as "​Making Faces" in //The Trapdoor//, No. 7, Jan. 1985, p. 115. In his text, Beam claims to have been doing the routine since his college days.
  
 Prior to the fusion effect being applied to cards, it was suggested for [[coin:​fusion|coins and billiard balls]]. Prior to the fusion effect being applied to cards, it was suggested for [[coin:​fusion|coins and billiard balls]].