Allan Zola Kronzek is the author of six magic-centric books that have sold more than a million copies worldwide. In this exclusive lecture he will explain and teach all of the effects from his critically acclaimed new book, Artful Deceptions. All effects are impromptu (no setups, no gimmicks) and involve audience members to the max. Emphasis is on presentation, not finger-flinging. These are routines you will do! Read the reviews and trick descriptions, then click here to reserve your seat.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
* THE ROUTINES *
PLAYING WITH THE JOKERS: The most effective routine you’ll ever find for instantly disarming a group of spectators and making them your accomplices, not your adversaries. Funny, amazing, and ideal for strolling performers.
THE MIRROR: A riveting ritual in which the participant mirrors your every move, causing you to match cards in an inexplicable fashion. No sleight of hand.
TRUE ROMANCE: A couple demonstrates their deep connection by finding each other’s selected cards. It may sound pedestrian, but the level of astonishment is all you could ask for.
STRANGE ATTRACTION: A startling quickie for strolling performers. Two spectators peek at cards which are instantly discovered by a third spectator.
BURIED TREASURE: A reimagining of Dai Vernon’s little known Why Am I Here? in which spectators collaborate to unearth a hidden treasure. Easy to do, fun to perform, and virtually impossible to figure out.
THINK OF ONE: One of the strongest magician foolers ever. An audience member thinks of any card—there are no restrictions—and the performer names is. This is shocking, as the thought-of card is never touched, noted or removed from the deck.
TEXTING THE VISITOR: Larry Jennings’ teleportation effect brought into the 21st century. A message-bearing card transports instantly from one packet of cards to another in ultra-clean fashion, leaving a memorable souvenir.
DESTINY, CHANCE AND FREE WILL: A deeply mysterious performance piece in which an audience member makes a series of genuinely free choices, only to discover his own selected card in an impossible fashion.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR ARTFUL DECEPTIONS
“A breath of fresh air in the huge volume of card magic available today. Tried and tested routines that have the right staging to make people remember you.”
- Paul Romhany, Vanish Magazine
“Presentations that engage and extract an emotional response rather than merely play before an audience that has nothing to do but sit and watch. Artful Deceptions is certainly worth your time.”
- David Britland, Genii Magazine
“Destined to become a classic. Every effect is so precisely focused and choreographed that each one is strong enough to use as an opener or as a closer.”
- Rolando Santos, The Linking Ring
“A superb volume, filled with real world card magic. Well worth the price asked and gets a very high recommendation from me.”
- Marc DeSouza, Mum Magazine
“One of the best magic books in many years. Artful Deceptions is a beautifully written book that’s filled with super routines. Highly recommended.”
- Jim Swain, sleight-of-hand artist and crime fiction writer
“Strong effects with quirky and theatrical presentations. Allan’s precise, yet conversational writing will transport you to your own private session with a clever and thoughtful practitioner.”
- John Bannon, creator of close-up magic with cards
“Allan’s presentations aim at those sweet spots where…spectators happily collaborate in a pleasurable creation of mystery and wonder.”
- Jon Racherbaumer, author, teacher and card expert
“A beautiful and inspiring work.”
- John Carey, card expert