Penguin Live

Michael Ammar Penguin Live Act

“For decades, Michael has been the go-to source for work-a-day magicians.” — Outside Magazine

“One of the most influential magicians of the 20th century.” — Magic Magazine

“Michael is a GREAT, world-class, sleight-of-hand artist.” — Johnny Carson

What will he teach?

Bottle Production: Ammar’s wine bottle production opener

Coin in Bottle: Ammar’s handling of the classic coin in bottle effect.

Vanishes: Michael vanishes several items to set up the finale of the act.

Crazy Mans Handcuffs: A stand up handling of a classic rubber band effect.

Snapped: Broken and restored rubber band.

Feats of Magic: A 3 phase card routine for stand up.

Card in Balloon: Ammar’s handling of Derek Dingle’s Card in Balloon

Professor’s Nightmare: Ammar’s handling of this rope classic.

Add a Number: Using a simple post it notepad, numbers added together from the audeince match Michaels prediction

Cups and Balls: Ammar’s stand up presentation for this classic effect.

Bill in Lemon: After the final.

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Penguin Live Lecture – David Williamson

“Most magicians know David Williamson as the funniest performer in the business but they are often not aware of his serious side. Underneath all of the laughter is a very serious student of magic who has developed theories about performing and presentation that are based on thousands of shows. All of us can learn plenty from this master magician.” -Mike Caveney

“David Williamson is simply one of the funniest people on the planet!” -Stan Allen

What will he teach?

  • His famous T&R Transpo
  • His personal rope and ring routine
  • Silver Eagles (Coins Across)
  • His version of Chink-a-Chink
  • 5 Cards and 5 Glasses – Saline Solution (salt trick)
  • His 2 cups and balls, with a flurry of endings
  • The 3 Card Trick
  • Color Stunner
  • Cut the Aces
  • 51 Cards to Pocket
  • Matrix
  • Fortune Telling Fish
  • Funnier Color Stunner
  • And More…

He’ll even touch on Pencil Through Quarter, The Strike Vanish, The Pass, Top Change, Miser’s Dream and The Tenkai Pennies.

David Williamson unpredictable which is why we love him!

We’re going to see stuff from his bestselling book, “Williamson’s Wonders,” and stuff from his wildly popular DVD’s, “Sleight Of Dave,” “Dave 2,” and “Magic Farm”.

David has promised to share many UNPUBLISHED ideas, tricks, and techniques…we’re in for some great surprises.

He’ll also be available to answer all of your questions to make this a truly interactive experience taking the session in unexpected, interesting and fun directions.

Join us here as David Williamson shares his magic, wisdom, and stories from his decades as a professional entertainer.

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Chris Capehart LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

“Chris Capehart says he’s a Master Magician, and he really is. He learned his craft on the streets, and then when he came indoors — wow! He doesn’t just work a room; he owns it.” – Max Maven

“Thousands of shows on the streets make you strong and teaches many lessons and no one has learned those lessons more than Chris Capehart. He’s taken those lessons and become one of today’s top comedy magic performers in the world. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity from a true master of the craft. Chris is truly the best of the best…” – Kozmo

“Chris Capehart is one of the important forces in magic today. He is a fine magician, but more importantly, he is an artist who is primarily interested in entertaining his audiences. Watching his show is instructive in and of itself, but the opportunity to hear him lecture is an event not to be missed.” – Rich Bloch

“Why does Chris get standing ovations? It is not the effect that makes the star, rather the star that makes the effect. It’s become the combination of great timing, comedy sensibility and great Magic combined. Anyone can fill the stage with feathers and flowers. Chris can fill a stage with a single rose, that’s why he and his rings are the best I’ve seen. That’s entertainment.” – Rocco

“Chris Capehart is an amazing Master Magician. His lecture is full of practical information. He is a joy to watch.” – Losander

“Concerning Chris Capehart – Yes, I have known Chris since a teenager working the streets of Philadelphia. This is where he has sharpened his skills and he does have more know-how and skill than any magician I have known. He has worked my Super Sunday Magic Convention many, many times to standing applause. His lecture will educate everyone young and old. He is a walking encyclopedia in making a living as a magician, and his knowledge covers every part of the magic business. He will be an asset to you as a lecturer, believe me.” – Bob Little

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Chris Capehart LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

“Why does Chris get standing ovations? It is not the effect that makes the star, rather the star that makes the effect. It’s become the combination of great timing, comedy sensibility and great Magic combined. Anyone can fill the stage with feathers and flowers. Chris can fill a stage with a single rose, that’s why he and his rings are the best I’ve seen. That’s entertainment.” – Rocco

“Chris Capehart is an amazing Master Magician. His lecture is full of practical information. He is a joy to watch.” – Losander

“Concerning Chris Capehart – Yes, I have known Chris since a teenager working the streets of Philadelphia. This is where he has sharpened his skills and he does have more know-how and skill than any magician I have known. He has worked my Super Sunday Magic Convention many, many times to standing applause. His lecture will educate everyone young and old. He is a walking encyclopedia in making a living as a magician, and his knowledge covers every part of the magic business. He will be an asset to you as a lecturer, believe me.” – Bob Little

“Chris Capehart is one of my absolute favorite magicians! He’s funny, fast, and fearless. The moment he steps out onto the stage, he owns it, and he stays in command every moment until he leaves them laughing in his wake. For audiences small and large, young and old, his results are the same and his impact immeasurable.” – Jamy Ian Swiss

“I have watched Chris do his Miser’s Dream and other coin work for our audiences for the last four years. This routine always gets them going. It is definitely a guaranteed winner.” – Michael Chaut, Monday Night Magic, New York Producer

What will he teach?

Chris Capehart Ring Routine

Ultimate Crash Link

Miser’s Dream

Street Coins Across with No Shell

Impossible Prediction

How to Make Money on the Streets and at Fairs – The title says it all. Chris has made more than 00 a week doing magic on the streets and at fairs. He now shares that knowledge with you.

The Book of Facts Card Trick – Everything in the book becomes true even down to the selected card.

Continuous Coin Trick – A coin seems to never leave the magicians hand no matter how many times he takes it.

Hands Off Card Trick – A trick with a borrowed deck. The magician never touches the deck.

And more!

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Luis Carreon – Penguin Live

Luis Carreon handles the cards smoothly and effortlessly and has the soft touch that magicians admire.” -Rafael Benatar

Luis’ Magic is very visual and unique. I think you will find something in his lecture you can use in your own performance.” -Dan Fleshman

Luis Carreon offers the perfect combination of chops and charm. He’s a delight to watch perfrom.” -Michael Close

He becomes the soul of the deck and by doing this he can express his love with magic to the audience. He’s a very giving person.” –Maestro Voronin

I always look forward to more excellent shows from Luis Carreon.” -Ken Weber

What will he teach?

 

Tricks from the border:

Your mind in my pocket- A thought of card in pocket

Guilt- Part NFW part wild card a monster routine

Los Corazones- Sponge hearts routine

Danzas de monedas- 3 coin routine vanishes and appearance no shell required

The Invisible Palm- Luis touches on a great routine that takes it to next level
up and down aces- based on a Eddie fields classics, this is Luis to go effect.

The Soul of the deck- If you can take an old principal and revamped this it.

Duplicao de disenho- One of the fairest drawing duplication with business cards, perfect for the bar.

El Olvido- A new take on Paul harris Cue cards.

Elementos- we will cover new cuts and shuffle techniques for the card table guys.

On This Jam-packed Lecture, Luis will take you on a ride with his time tested routines that have been perfected over the years. You will find solid material that is practical for everyday use, from cards to coins from old to new – this lecture has something for everyone. Along the way, Luis will share moves and subtleties that will add a touch of class to your magic. So, grab some cards and coins and get ready for the ride.

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Will Houstoun LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

“Will Houstoun’s lecture provided an immensely satisfying evening. Like no other lecture I’ve ever seen, it was an original mix of eye popping sleight of hand, witty tales of literary sleuthing and amusing historical anecdotes. Having had the experience once I now want more lectures just like it but fear that wish is unlikely to be granted until Will’s return to these parts.” – Ernest Earick

“Will presents a fascinating historical discovery in a witty, wise, and magic-filled way. I was captivated, from start to finish.” – Simon Aronson

“Will created one of my most used tricks and my go-to effect if someone stops me and asks to see something.” – Dynamo

“Will is a really fine magician with some serious chops…” – Genii Magazine

“Will is a natural communicator with bags of content to match the best. You will think, learn, laugh, reconsider and be moved.” – John Archer

“Smooth as silk… I loved your three fly and all your little touches. One of the best I’ve witnessed. Your shadow coins move so effortlessly and your attention to detail is unmatched.” – Dean Dill

What will he teach?

Coin 0.5 – Will’s handling of the modern classic, Three Fly, makes some significant structural changes to the routine and features some eye popping moments as well as novel sleight of hand.

 

Guesstimation – A gambling themed production of the four Aces this will convince any audience that you really do have superhuman skills with a pack of card.

Minimal Assembly – This sequence offers a dramatic rethinking of the classic Ace assembly along with some startling and visual magic.

18th Century Transposition – Two cards transpose under the most impossible conditions in this two century old gem that Will discovered in a lost manuscript from The Magic Circle’s collection.

Impossible Aces – Until you learn the techniques that Will teaches for this Ace production you would truly think it is impossible. The deck can be examined and shuffled as much as a spectator wants yet you can quickly and stylishly locate and produce the four Aces.

GK Aces – In this fast-paced sequence your audience will be astonished by the magic you can perform with four Aces and a selection … and then startled by the kicker ending.

Bouncing Shadows – This is Will’s handling of one of the most beautiful tricks in coin magic. It has been carefully structured to enhance the magical impact and Willteaches all the little details that turn it from a trick into magic.

Order and Chaos – This is the effect that Will has closed all his shows with, including dozens of appearances at The Magic Circle and The Magic Castle, for the last few years. When you see it you will understand why!

In addition to the tricks Will offers a bonus selection of moves including a novel coin vanish, an alternative loading technique for the Cups and Balls and a hands-off force and peak. He also shares some of his research into the history of magic, his thoughts on performance and innumerable other hints and tips on his approach to conjuring.

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Hanson Chien LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

“Hanson is very creative. He is one of the best rubber band creators and he has made major advancement to this type of magic. “ – Joe Rindfleisch

“Hanson is one of the greatest minds in magic, he not only fools me consistently but offers a gift of true astonishment.” – Nicholas Lawrence

“Hanson Chien is talented, intelligent and devious.” – Yif

“Hanson is the new Asian genius from Taiwan. With fresh new ideas, Hanson presents modern magic in his own stylish way.” – Lukas

“I think Hanson is one of the most creative magicians. He showed a lot of his new creations to me and most of them fooled me badly.” – Ponta the Smith

What will he teach?

YA Escape A rubber band is wrapped around the middle finger twice, and then escapes from the finger immediately.

Lucky Star Instantly a star shape is created with a rubber band single-handedly, and that rubber band becomes a real star shape band consequently.

Ultimate Jump A rubber band is wrapped around the first and second fingers and impossibly jumps to the third and fourth fingers while spectators hold onto the tips of the fingers.

Touch  A rubber band jumps from your hand to the spectator’s hand in the blink of an eye.

Frozen Band A rubber band is held with the thumb and index finger, and even without the thumb it keeps the round shape as if it’s frozen in mid-air.

Freeze! Let go a rubber band and suddenly it’s frozen in mid-air.

CCR (Color Changing Rubber bands) A very visual and practical color changing for rubber bands. This method also applies to exchange of bands with different sizes or shapes.

Hanson’s Linking bands Two rubber bands are linked with some rubs, and one band visually melts through the other while one of the bands is wrapped around the spectator’s wrist.

Breaking Point A rubber band is accidentally broken. Magician ties a knot at the ends, and makes it restored to its initial state.

Don’t Throw Garbage A plastic bottle is crashed and then returns to its original stat.

Solid 2 Solid The purest cap in bottle effect. Take the cap off a bottle, and the cap is hit on the bottom of the bottle. Instantly the cap is inside the bottle. Straight forward and highly visual. The bottle can even be handed to the audience right after the effect.

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Gozner LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

What will he teach?

GSC (Gozner Spin Change)- A beautiful and visual color change.

Double Shot- Two chosen cards are found with only one card shot.

Mystery Card- A classic trick is done with only one deck of cards.

Deck Switch- With this method, you’ll be able to switch a card deck partly surrounded. Works for the stage, close up, and walkaround situations.

Chicago Too Open- My take on the classic Chicago Opener.

Matrix- Two-phase Matrix routine.

3 Jump- My version of the 3 Fly coin.

Dribble card- A card is freely selected and the cards are shuffled by the spectators. The magician finds the chosen selection while dribbling the cards.

Self Adhesive- A card is signed and placed in the pocket, a second card is selected and signed on the back. The signature jumps from one to another card several times. In the end, the signature disappears and reappears on the back of the card previously placed in the pocket.

The Promise- This an open prediction trick where the magician never touches the cards and the prediction remains in full view at all time.

Who is he?

Gozner has been performing magic internationally for over 35 years, lecturing and presenting his close up and stage magic act in eight countries from Sweden to Argentina. Originally from Guadalajara, MX, he has been featured on Televisa and TV Azteca and taught magic for 5 years at the prestigious ITESM Tec de Monterrey as a part of their performing arts curriculum. He has won numerous magic competitions, such as the Harlan Tarbell Close up Competition from the International Brotherhood of Magicians in 2016 and 2017, as well as winning Impromptu Panamerican Champion at the 1995 Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades Mágicas (FLASOMA) convention and first place in both stage and people’s choice at the 2017 Chicago Magic Competition for the Society of American Magicians Assembly

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Magick Balay LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

“Magick Balay is not only the greatest magician I know, but the best Magic demonstrator I’ve ever seen.” – David Roth

“Magick has been a strong influence in my tastes and performance since day one, when I met him as a teenager. He was the first person to show me that magic can actually be cool. As a real worker, he truly understands the craft, and his lecutre shouldn’t be missed.” – Doug McKenzie

“Balay has more than magic in his name – he has magic in his DNA and the marrow of his bones! When he lectures, what you will hear is the voice of experience!” – Michael Ammar

“Magick Balay’s attention to detail is what makes his work so powerful for people in the real world.” – Asi Wind

What will he teach?

Hot Wallet

Pen Through Bill

Hundy

4 Quarters

Paddle Stirrer

Gypsy Straw

Salt Pour

Homing Match

Napkin Balls

Burn and Restored Napkin

Napkin Rose

Centrifugal

PK Touches

Double Nest

Reverse Svengali

Double Table Side Prediction

Card Tattoo

Breaking Shades

Prophecy Force

Mini Magician

Who is he?

Magick Balay is a world-renowned close-up magician. Based out of New York City, Magick has entertained audiences across America for over two decades. He has consulted for multiple magic manufacturers and has been the head demonstrator at every professional magic company in Manhattan. You can catch Magick in his show “Close Up Kings” on the Syfy channel in the US, Discovery International in Europe, or OLN in Canada.

Magick has also released two top selling DVD’s, “Centrifugal” & “Four Quarters”, and has been featured in many others such as Reel Magic, International Magician Society (Gold Series & Pro Series), Marco Tempest Virtual Magician, etc… Magick has also performed in several top venues including the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

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Derek Ostovani – Penguin Live Lecture

What will he teach?

Opener- A simple yet STRONG opener that will really set the tone! The magician explains that this is a basic in card magic where the card is selected, lost and shuffled in the deck. The spectator is asked to cut exactly where they think their card is and fails to find it. The magician turns it into a better trick and magically changes it into the selection! Is Magic? Is it psychology? Or is it blinding sleight of hand skill? It’s up to the spectator to decide!

Illusion & the Box- The 4 kings are magically produced and then used to create an illusion. A card is selected, signed, and placed in the box. One at a time, the 4 kings become the signed selected card. Then at the end when they think it’s an illusion because their card is still in the box, the true illusion is that you never had their card in the box because it’s really the 4 kings that are in there! A real kicker ending!

That’s why they call me King- A spectator is asked to pull out their favorite four of a kind, the Magician loses them and through a demonstration of skill finds all four and then turns them into the 4 Kings.

Coin to Ring- 3 coins get produced, vanish, and switch places with the Magician’s wedding ring. A stunning transpo filled with productions and vanishes!

Lie to Me- A prediction is made, a card is selected, lost in the deck, you ask the spectator to blatantly lie about their card and from that you deduce their actual card. At this point they’ve totally forgotten about the prediction, and that’s when you really hit them hard!! This is worth the price of the lecture!

Rubber Prediction- The Magician makes a prediction and sets it aside. A card is selected and lost and then the entire deck is wrapped with a rubber band, only to vanish and find itself in the center of the deck wrapped around their selected card. The prediction matches their card and the rubberband wrapped card doesn’t come alone, it brings along the mates for a great 4 of a kind finale!

The Diddle Trick- A very visual 2 phase biddle trick that will really destroy your audience! Phase one, they visually see their card vanish and end up back in the deck. Phase two, they assist in the vanish of their card and this time they see it ARRIVE in the deck!

What lies Beneath- A deck of cards is transformed into a lie detector. There is an on the fly set up, and the finale happens in the spectator’s hands!

Jiggernaut 2.0- A classic routine by Mark Jenest brought back to life, but this time with some extra loads and a shot pour at the end that is sure to be your most organic production!

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