Conjuror at the TableThose of you who are interested in restaurant magic are in for a real treat! In Conjurer at the Table, Al James walks you through the process of scouting, booking and keeping a restaurant gig, as well as what kind of magic to perform in this setting. A true highlight of the book is the personal stories Al shares about the long-gone legends of restaurant and bar magic in Chicago.
Preserving MysteryAfter nearly a decade, magic's most influential and persuasive voice returns to the printed page, in the highly-anticipated Preserving Mystery. This 250-page volume is a collection of 18 thought-provoking essays about the art, craft, and history of magic that is likely to stimulate, inform, excite, entertain, and perhaps occasionally enrage any serious magician. In essays including "Gaffs versus Skill," Jamy examines the costs and benefits of each, and how to choose which method to rely on. In "What Works," Jamy considers the role of venue, audience expectations, and how respect for the audience produces better work. He memorializes legends Michael Skinner, Imam, Al Flosso and more in a special chapter of essays called "Yesterdays," including original sleights and tricks by mentors Michael Skinner and Earl "Presto" Johnson. In "Dichotomies," he offers a clear and useful analysis of the oft-argued distinctions between mentalism and mental magic. And in "Hacked to Death,"-one of several entirely new essays written just for Preserving Mystery-Swiss explores the nature of originality in magic.
MentalizedA wonderful compilation of easy-to-perform, direct effects. It is easy to see that these have indeed been used in real time situations and not just a series of pipe dreams. Not only that, they get one's own creative juices flowing." - Banachek "Kudos to Dennis for putting the emphasis on classical routines. Like a good gourmet chef, Dennis has achieved momentum in cooking up powerful, hard-hitting, high-pact mentalism routines." - Neal Scryer "I'm really impressed by Dennis Hermanzo's new book, Mentalized! In this work, you will find new takes on well-known principles. These routines are very well staged and of big entertainment value!" - Luca Volpe
The Complete Walton Vol. 3This is the long awaited third volume of card magic by the world-renowned magician, Roy Walton. It has been some 28 years since the last completely new, collected works book was released. We are extremely excited to offer this new volume to the magical fraternity. This volume contains 96 carefully selected effects with cards; some previously unpublished, and some from a diverse range of publications such as: Abracadabra, Epilogue, Genii, Hierophant, Ibidem, Kabbala, Magic, Magic Circular, Octet, Pabular, Pallbearer's Review, Spread Half Pass, Spellbinder, Chronicles, The Crimp and Penumbra. Included in The Complete Walton Vol. 3 are the original descriptions for Roy Walton's famous effects 'Cardwarp' and 'Cascade.'
FlictionaryThis is a book test like no other and is already making huge waves within the mentalism world. If you are going to have someone think of a word, what better book to choose than a dictionary! Your participant(s) have a free choice of left or right page, of 1st or 2nd column and of any word within that column. You will know the word before they do with 100% certainty. Nothing is ever written down and there is no PS, IS, DR (or BS!). You never need to know the page number or any of the letters within the word. Incidentally, there is zero memory work! Check out some of the early feedback below... "The most logical book test would be that of a dictionary, but anyone who has attempted this, myself included, understands why this is a challenge. Steve has met this challenge head on and won. You never have to justify a dictionary, it serves a purpose. Flictionary is brilliantly thought out and will be part of my performances." - Marc Spelmann "Flictionary is absolutely beautifully produced, and is one of the most innovative approaches to the book test plot in years." - Ken Dyne
Entertainer's Marketing AcademyAre you looking to enhance your business? Can you use more gigs? Ready to learn how to increase your income performing magic? Then read on, as here's a product geared for you. Matt Fore is a writer for Success.com, Entrepreneur.com and The Huffington Post. Most importantly, Matt Fore is first and foremost, a working magician, and has been performing magic FULL TIME for twenty-five years. EMA will teach you how to work for all styles of clients, banquets, and corporate conference events. It doesn't matter if you are a close-up, walkaround, comedy, mentalist, or stage performer. EMA is designed for ALL entertainers. We are so confident you will succeed using the EMA course, we guarantee success or your money back. EMA is the result of many years of experience and professional high-end business coaching. Unlike other outdated courses, EMA is filled with real, current, business-savvy information that you will have at your fingertips. You will also be provided with a Bonus "Action Step Guide" to keep you on track from beginning to the very end. Your experience through this program will change the way you see your business and help you reach new heights you didn't think were possible. And it's all taught through this detailed reference that also includes twelve audio sessions. The great news is, you can act and receive benefits on the very first day!
Less is More"Benjamin Earl is one of the best cardmen around today. Less is More, is a bona fide winner! It gets my highest recommendation." - Steve Forte "Ben has cleared a path for all of us to follow." - David Williamson "I think this is absolutely terrific. I loved reading it. I loved watching it. I loved thinking about it. Hell, I'm still thinking about it. I may even start working on doing it." - Jamy Ian Swiss (talking about "Real Ace Cutting" from the book) When Benjamin Earl takes a shuffled deck and cuts to the four Aces, it feels completely authentic -- as if his deft fingers can somehow locate them by touch alone. But here's a secret: he has developed techniques and psychological methods that fake this seemingly impossible feat.
MemorandumWoody Aragón is one of the most important modern card magic creators. His first book, A Book in English, was a bestseller that influenced top magicians. Names such as Penn & Teller, Eric Jones and Pit Hartling choose Woody's tricks for their shows. The reason? Woody's magic is strong, it's clever, it fools... and audiences love it! In his new book, MEMORANDUM, Woody reveals his revolutionary work on the memorized deck. He thoroughly explains: - His Memorandum stack: A memorized deck that contains all the properties of Tamariz's Mnemonica and Aronson's stack, plus a lot of new concepts that makes it one of the best stacks created. - His method to memorize: You will be able to begin memorized deck magic and tricks in this book after 30 minutes! - A series of new ideas combining memorized deck and mathematical principles that will allow you to do real miracles. - More than 50 tricks and some chapters about tips and new ideas to apply to your memorized deck magic. Indulge yourself - with this expert instruction in MEMORANDUM, you'll be on your way to performing with a memorized deck!
The Golden Age of Magic Posters: The Nielsen Collection Part IIThe Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection Part II chronicles the second half of what has been called the finest private collection of magic posters ever assembled, by legendary manipulative magician, Norm Nielsen. The book includes gorgeous, full-color images of some 300 posters. Each one is complemented by detailed, historical data, as well as the stories surrounding the men and women of mystery whose rare and attractive advertisements the book showcases. Featured in its pages are stunning lithographs heralding the shows of Houdini, Chung Ling Soo, Carter, Blackstone, and many others. Equal parts coffee table book and reference work, the volume presents many one-of-a-kind images, including the world-record setting Houdini Water Torture Cell poster, which sold for $114,000.00 -- more than any other magic poster in history. Clothbound with a stunning full-color dust jacket. Sewn binding, 154 pages. Written by Gabe Fajuri, designed by Stina Henslee, and photographed by David Linsell.