If you are just starting out in magic and you live in England Book into the Blackpool Magic Convention, It is the largest in the world, It will show you what magic has to offer outside Penguin magic. You will see the worlds greatest magicians preform there and you can meet other magicians face to face.
Some more point's:
*They have over 100 magic dealers there every year including penguin magic.
*You can get tips from the Best.
*You can get p****d in the bar with the best, Paul Zenon often just stays at the bar all of the time.
*You can choose from Loads of lectures and masterclasses.
*You can make new friends
*You can laugh at the obsessive stalker's of the best (you can always spot them, the ones who wear t-shirts and cap's with pictures of people like Lance Burton) But don't let that put you off!!
Anyway I hope I helped you begginers with my advise to book into the Blackpool magic convention, If you take my advice you will thank me.
btw mods, penguin magic is one of the dealers there I think so I dont think I am breaking any rules.