JULY 2018 UPDATES -

JULY 2018 UPDATES -

UPDATES ON THE WAY WE UPDATE: Changing something this month, a lot of you have said it can be overwhelming to suddenly have so much stuff to watch every month, I hear ya…

So, instead of loading up on all the new stuff at the beginning of the month, I’m going to space it out a little more THROUGHOUT the month.

Also I like the idea of just posting something when it’s ready, makes it all a bit more exciting and immediate. So I’ll be dropping new miracles on a more constant basis, little surprises could appear in your mail box at any moment, so to speak.

JUST ADDED: THE NEXT PART OR SEQUENCE OF THE CHOCOLATE BOX MASTERCLASS, building top to the vanish of the coin from the box - LADIES, SINGLES & CHOCOLATE,

PLUS::

O’CONNOR ON STEROIDS
If you’ve already watched and tried out the material within the playlist THE GENIUS OF BILLY O’CONNOR (and if not, why not?) you will know how strong that card act is. I’ve been performing the COUNTING THE CARDS sequence a LOT lately and its grown into a fast, funny and commercial routine, one that I look forward to presenting any chance I get. So I’m teaching you my additions and bits of business and also tipping my special handling, you see I incorporated one of most cleverest moves I’ve ever seen, invented by Pit Hartling. I saw Pit recently and he has graciously given me permission to publish and share this move with you, it really kicks the climax up to a whole new level. On top of that, I have a new SUCKER ending that provides a twist and real climax that takes the crowd by surprise. It’s all here.

POKER FACE.
AL BAKER, who’s gave so much to magicians over his life time, and who’s works continue to do so, published an effect called POKER FACE. It was so simple that pretty much everyone everyone skipped past it. BUT here’s the thing, POKER FACE is one of the most entertaining, commercial and easy to do effects Al Baker ever published. And I’m going to show you why. I just did this for a group at the Castle the other night and it killed, on top of that all the magi were loving it's strength, simplicity and impact!

On top of THAT, I’ve found a way of fitting POKER FACE into my Billy O’Connor Counting the Cards routine O’CONNOR ON STEROIDS, making an already commercial routine a KILLER performance piece.

CLOTH SHOCKER: when I put together my first multi disc project called CLOTH I had so much material I couldn’t fit it all on the three DVDs, so here’s something that didnt make it, for totally selfish reasons. Probably the funniest and most eye popping version of the Card Thru Hanky trick. I’ll teach you my handling and once you get the effect you’ll be able to slot it into your act quite easily.

PLUS: For ease of reference and study I've added the other Billy O'connor stuff here too.

More to come over the next few weeks, check out the full list in my latest forum post.

cheers
Steve

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JULY 2018 UPDATES -
  • THE PERFECT SIDE STEAL

    Back in the 80's, when I was a kid I was a member of the Southend Sorcerers Society and Walt Lees was not only a member but would lecture for us quite a lot. Walt was the editor of Pabular from 1978 to 1981 among many other things and the creator of some killer close up and moves.

    He was al...

  • EMOTIONAL REACTION

    The genius of Chris Philpott is being unleashed, with an effect guaranteed to get a beautiful emotional reaction from your spectators…

    One of his favorite effects that builds on Dai Vernon’s brilliant plot, I also like his description of a four ace presentation that you may have forgotten all...

  • 13 THE CHAPENDER DIMINISHING CARDS

    I didn’t think this would happen, but I am happy to say it DID!

    I was thrilled to find a vintage set of what I consider to be the greatest of all methods for Diminishing cards. A method invented a hundred years ago by Martin Chapender. These are the ultimate cards, hands are empty of extras...

  • 14 CHAPENDER'S BIG SECRET

    CHAPENDER’S BIG SECRET:
    I think I discovered what made Chapender’s presentation so special, what raised his performance above all others and I’ll be sharing that in this video, I’ll give you a tip… ONE. HAND.

  • 11 THE RAMESES DIMINISHING CARDS

    A wonderful discovery, back in the 1940’s a little known chap called Rameses shared his personal method, it was a sequence that I thought especially clever, designed to fool those who think they know, and able to be performed on a nightclub club floor.

    A routine where at no time do you ‘pull...

  • 12 THE CHARLES BERTRAM DIMINISHING CARDS

    One of the earliest explanations of diminishing cards was by Charles Bertram in C. Lang Neil’s groundbreaking book, the now ironically named, The Modern Conjuror, it’s a terrific and oh-so-simple method and one he performed for Royalty around the world. It’s also incredible practical.

  • GALI GALI - COINS ON STAGE

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ho3p4

    starting at 4 minutes in...

    This leapt out at me recently, a routine that I had read about many years ago, suddenly came to life. I had once read a brief, impossible sounding performance-only description of this trick and often wondered if it was p...

  • CLOTH SHOCKER!

    When I put together my first multi disc project called CLOTH, I had so much material I couldn’t fit it all on the three DVDs, so here’s something that didnt make it, for totally selfish reasons.

    Probably the funniest and most eye popping version of the Card Thru Hanky trick. I’ll teach you ...

  • 6 BILLY O'CONNOR ON STEROIDS

    If you’ve already watched and tried out the material within the playlist THE GENIUS OF BILLY O’CONNOR (and if not, why not?) you will know how strong that card act is. I’ve been performing the COUNTING THE CARDS sequence a LOT lately and its grown into a fast, funny and commercial routine, one t...

  • 5 POKER FACE

    POKER FACE.
    AL BAKER, who’s gave so much to magicians over his life time, and who’s works continue to do so, published an effect called POKER FACE. It was so simple that pretty much one everyone skipped past it. BUT here’s the thing, POKER FACE is one of the most entertaining, commercial and ...

  • 1 INTRO TO BILLY O'CONNOR + LIMIT FOUR ACES

    Welcome to the Genius of Billy O'Connor. A performer from the golden age of magic who used to tour the world and perform for thousands with just a deck of cards.

    Billy published very little, but one of his greatest was a quick paragraph in The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks, so quick it has bee...

  • 2 BILLY O'CONNOR - SHORT CARD KING

    In this section Steve discusses the history and idiosyncrasies of Billy O'Connor and starts to delve into his act. Revealing why all magicians knew him as THE SHORT CARD KING.

  • 3 BILLY O'CONNOR COUNTING THE CARDS

    A routine from Billy O’Connor’s act called COUNTING THE CARDS, the audience yells out a number of cards, and you instantly cut off that exact number, again and again! It's fairly easy to do and again, looks like enormous skill.

    The routine was found by accident when described by another mag...

  • 4 BILLY'S BLINDFOLD CARD READ

    Within the descriptions of Billy's act was a nod to his 'stunning blindfold card reading'. A secret that most thought was lost to antiquity.

    Steve's relentless hunt to find Billy's secrets lead to a happy accident and discovery of his simple and brilliant method.

    This is a TOP secret, gu...