In his first lecture on how to add humor to any magic act, Tom Ogden shares how he creates original comedy material. He gives tips on timing and delivery, writing and adapting jokes, making “old chestnuts” sound new, and ad-libbing. The talk will be illustrated with routines out of Tom’s working repertoire. From 3-5pm in the Parlour of Prestidigitation.
Fenik returns to the Magic Castle to show you a new principle in card magic, The Half Moon Principle. With this new weapon, you will be able to force and control cards and do a very easy and impossible rising card effect. Fenik will also teach you his famous Sky Travelers card routine, plus more of his magic effects. From 3-5pm in the Parlour of Prestidigitation.
With a background of 60 years in magic, the ever-young Bob Jardine returns to Los Angeles and the Magic Castle to talk about his career and effects. A favorite in close-up, stage and trade shows, Bob spent more than 20 years doing magic for the 3M Corporation. He also worked for 10 years as the Wizard of Avis. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the Magic Castle’s former pub magician! From 3-5pm in the Parlour of Prestidigitation.
It’s a first! Steve Valentine will be presenting his entire lecture on just one trick! Join him as he dissects and investigates the last 150 years of literature to uncover the secrets, discover incredible lost techniques, fix the problems and create his own amazing and entertaining solutions for what some consider the greatest stand-up card trick of all time – The Cards to Pocket. Sleight-of-hand methods, self-working methods, visual techniques with borrowed cards and stunning additions with gaffs – It’s all here! In the Parlour of Prestidigitation, from 3-5pm.
The lecture, “Professional Card Magic,” is about card magic that can be done on stage. There will be some classical effects enhanced by ALAN’s twists and some of his personal ideas. All are from his more than 25 years of performing. In the Parlour of Prestidigitation from 3-5pm.