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Allan Ackerman LIVE (Penguin LIVE) One of the world's leading card EXPERTS came to Penguin for an astonishing 2 1/2 hour live event! SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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"Allan is the best card technician I have seen!" -Paul Harris

"Allan has a reputation for being one of the best card men in the world." -Steve Draun

"Allan is one of the cheaper better acts." -Jay Marshall

"I taught the kid everything he knows." -Ed Marlo

"You will learn much, even if you know it all." -Harvey Rosenthal

What will he teach?

  • The HP Add-on
  • The HP Center Load
  • The FANcy Pass
  • The A.I. Move
  • The HP Bottom Palm
  • The Oops Addition
  • Thirty Minute Memorized Deck & Bonus Cull
  • M & H Multiple Shift
  • Tweaking the Veeser
  • Bluff Shift
  • The Cliff Green Add-on
  • The Burnable Bottom deal
  • OPOS Count
  • Fingertip Rhythm
  • The Simulated Double Undercut
  • Ultimate Gesture Cut
  • Technicolor Splits
  • The Splits
  • A Cull for RB
  • An Invisible Card
  • Another Ride on Mass Transit
  • Predetermined Cutting
  • Impromptu Predetermined Cutting
  • Searching for a Thought
  • Impromptu Searching for a Thought
  • Another Interlaced Vanish
  • Never Ending Elevator
  • Royal Marriage Trilogy
  • Technicolor Progressive
  • Isolating the General
  • The World's Greatest Card Cheat

Who is he?

Get ready for an incredible journey into super-subtle sleight-of-hand and carefully crafted presentations that all of you lovers of card-magic are going to LOVE!

Allan specializes in sleight of hand magic with playing cards. He has written a series of books, and performed on several instructional DVDs that teach sleight of hand from elementary all the way up to advanced card work. Ackerman has also been a professor of mathematics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and in addition to card magic, he also performs coin magic.

For the better part of the last thirty years Allan has shared ideas with some of the best card men in the world. These experiences, together with his own research, have resulted in a collection of original and useful material which he offers to the magic fraternity. Allan has lectured extensively all over the US and Europe. His lecture consists of material drawn from his lecture notes and DVDs. You will learn new and sophisticated techniques and applications suitable for professional performances.

He has studied under Ed Marlo, the famous Chicago cardician, and now lives in Las Vegas. At the Community College of Southern Nevada he teaches MCSE, MCSA, Net+ & A+ Certifications.

If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?

If you'’ve never been to a magic lecture, there’s never been a better time. Sunday October 20th at 7:00pm, we’re live-streaming Allan Ackerman in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

Want VIP access to EVERY FUTURE Penguin LIVE we film? Check out the new Penguin LIVE: All Access Pass!


  1. Purchase the Allan Ackerman LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday October 20th, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You'’ll see the livestream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, Allan will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Ask Allan questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.


Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you’ll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. It’ll be waiting for you in your “MyPenguinMagic” area.

Magicians flock to see “workers” give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won’t find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.

This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don’t miss it!

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6 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
I've never seen non-gaff card magic this entertaining and powerful! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 20th, 2013
I'm not an expert cardician, but I can tell when a move is being done. Allan Ackerman does moveless magic!

How about a non-gaff oil and water routine where the spectator also riffle shuffles the deck and at the end the reds and blacks are separated?

Passes and shifts that look moveless, with them burning the deck ( and won't take years to perfect ).

He filled the lecture with card handling subtleties from Dai vernon, Charlie Miller and Ed Marlo that will improve the look of sleights you do know ( slip cuts, false displays, etc. ).

Allan Ackerman's Penguin lecture is a must have for anyone that performs card magic and wants to take it to higher levels by just adding some simple subtleties to make their card magic look moveless!
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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 22nd, 2013
Some may say some of the moves look natural, but only if you know how they are done. His improvements to slights look cleaner then the original. I picked up a few moves that I know I will be using for years to come. I also seen a few moves that I though would never work when I read about them, but they flew right by me.

There are a lot of routines and tricks it was non stop trick then reveal for 3 hours. Which makes his lecture style different then what people are use to. Sure the patter for the tricks may not have been polished, but the lecture was about the moves and showing what type of trick uses them.

I found a few moves and some improvements on tricks that I already do. The poker trick with the spectator cutting and shuffling and getting a straight flush is great. A number of his additions to the tricks made the trick more hands on by the spectators which is great especially when it comes to oil and water.

Over all I enjoyed the lecture and it gave me a few ideas for tricks of my own and how to finish up or start tricks I have been working on.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 27th, 2013
I could write a pretty long testimonial on this lecture but one word really does sum up the quality of what Allan Ackerman covered in this lecture. Superb! Any serious card worker should not miss out on the material he presented. It was practical and useable. For me the work on the reverse spread technology alone was worth the price of the lecture.
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1 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Good stuff, bad explanation Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 23rd, 2013
From the side of the effects I enjoyed the lecture a lot.
Unfortunately the explanations were one of the worst I've ever seen. Especially if it was about the moves. Allan didn't put much effort into really showing the moves SLOWLY or from different angles. So even with several replays it is hard to work some of them out.
Sorry but this wasn't worth the money and the time.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2015
Ackermann show a you all the magic you've ever missed. You will spend hours watching and re-watching. The slights arent, but they are so invisible it's hard learn from just looking. Penguin seriously needs to get an over the shoulder cam.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 21st, 2013
moveless and deceptive aren't enough adjetives to depict Allan's deftness. INCREDIBLE!
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4 of 13 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 21st, 2013
Having heard Allan Ackerman's name many times over the years I was expecting a very high caliber lecture. How disappointed I was. Although it's true that Ackerman's moves are deceptive, they do not look natural or motivated, indeed at times it's as if he's gone out of his way to make his actions look unnatural. Add to this presentations that are dull, poorly constructed, badly worded, dated, and at one point arguably homophobic, and teaching that was seriously rushed and frequently hard to follow, and you have a bloated confusing mess of a lecture that only really serves to illustrate why so many laypeople hate card magic. Anyone considering this should get something else. I'd give it 0 stars if I could.
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