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Howard Hamburg LIVE (Penguin LIVE) One of the world's top card magicians came to Penguin for an amazing 3 1/2 LIVE hour event. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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”Diabolical card work.” -Max Maven

"Howard is one of the best card men in the world you never heard of." -Doc Eason

"Card table aficionado and raconteur pretty much sums up Howard Hamburg." -Dan & Dave Buck

What will he teach?

Howard will be presenting and expanding upon a lecture that earned him the Lecturer of the Year award from the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood.

He'll begin with an effect he created for Dai Vernon's birthday which starts like a standard oil and water but takes a very surprising twist at the end.

Then, four kings and four queens get involved in some action and, as the plot thickens, the queens suddenly go missing... leaving the aces in their places.

Howard will then go in-depth into the underused yet versatile Veeser Concept which can be used for a multitude of applications.

He'll also perform a "You Do As I Do" effect using two decks of cards where he'll match a randomly selected card simply by repeating the spectator's actions.

Next, five one-dollar bills are mixed face-up and face-down, then, with a gesture, all the bills instantly turn face-up.

Howard will use a ordinary paperclip to find a selected card and cause one card to change into another between the spectator's palms.

There’s more…

He’ll also do some amazing things with four aces. One where they appear in a mysterious manner, and manage to trap a selected card at the same time. And another where the four aces magically turn face-down one-at-a-time, then suddenly change into the ace, two, three, and four of clubs.

Now the real treat, besides the impressive magic you'll learn, is that Howard will share stories of his experiences with some of the greats of magic. Legends like Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Frances Carlyle, Jimmy Grippo, Larry Jennings, Martin Nash, Jerry Andrus, and others.

Howard was friends with everybody who was anybody and he'll share his thoughts regarding the presentation of magic as he learned it from them.

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 January 5th at 7:00pm, we’re live-streaming Howard Hamburg LIVE 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 Howard Hamburg LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday January 5th, 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, Howard 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 Howard 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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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
The very best lecture yet Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 6th, 2014
I've bought LOTS of the Penguin Lectures and enjoyed a great deal of them - but have never felt compelled to write anything about them at all... until now.

This lecture is simply fantastic.

It's interesting from start to finish - anecdotes interspersed with great handling tips, moves and effects. It's clear that Howard Hamburg has led an amazing life in the world of magic and counts some of the true greats amongst his friends. There's one moment there when he tells a story about his birthday that is truly touching.

The material taught is great too - and there's nothing particularly difficult; he's kept it at a very straightforward technical level but has chosen some really interesting and inspiring subject matter to teach and discuss.

This really is the VERY best Penguin Lecture I've seen and may even be the best lecture I've seen, ever.

Thanks for sharing, Howard - this really was something special.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Solid subleties Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 8th, 2014
I met Howard at the Magic Castle a couple of months ago. He was sitting in Dai Vernon's corner at his "special place." When I was introduced to him he asked me to sit and of course I did. (to sit with Howard where Dai Vernon played with his cards was awesome!) He proceeded to blow my mind with some first rate card handlings. Some of what he did he showed and explained on this lecture, but not everything. The power of his handling was so perfect in person that the next day I purchased his "Howard Hamburg Sessions" dvd. It is totally awesome and has tricks on it that were not covered in the Penguin lecture. Everything about Howard during his Penguin Lecture, his mannerism and laid back demeanor was in person just as he came across at the Castle. I am one of those magicians that believes if you go away with at least "one" powerful new handling that a purchase was worth the cost. There are several effects worth the cost of the "Howard Hamburg Sessions" and this Penguin Live lecture is a true treasure worth adding to your collection. I'm going back to the Castle next month and I hope Howard is sitting there at "Dai's place!"
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
A+++ card work! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 8th, 2014
Howard's card magic looks moveless. One of the finest card handlers and Penguin lectures so far!
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Simply Beautiful Work! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 26th, 2014
Fantastic lecture! Mr. Hamburg has a very unassuming gentle character but his magic is hard-hitting. Everything is as it appears – seamless, flawless and natural. His effects are well thought out and the work…well it just belongs; it’s inherent, no extra or suspicious moves, pure magic. This is the kind of magic that really inspires me. As an underground legend, friends with the greats of magic, he has some great stories and insights too.
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Amazing!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 21st, 2014
This is the best Penguin Live lecture I've seen to date. Howard shows and explains a number of card routines and makes great use of his time. His stories are just as amazing as his card handling, which is 2nd to none. This is a must watch lecture!
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Wonderful Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 16th, 2014
Recently finished watching this and have to agree with the other reviewers here. This is a wonderful lecture to watch, full of great anecdotes and some beautiful magic. Too many highlights to track, really. So glad to have seen this.
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Amazing lecture Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 3rd, 2014
This lecture by Howard Hamburg was Amazing ! Lot's of great card trick's and some very nice idea's and the stories' were very entertaining , one of the best lecture's I have seen on Penguin Magic !
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Thank you Howard! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 2nd, 2014
5 Stars for the stories alone! Howard teaches the most wonderful effects during his lecture, but the subtleties he uses and other tips he shares had me looking at my magic in a new way. His stories gave me a better understanding of why I got in to magic, how meaningful it is to me now, and the precious moments and friendships experienced and to look forward to. Thank you Howard and Penguin for putting this together.
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"Perfection is no detail... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2014
...but details make perfection." This quote from Leonardo Da Vinci first came to my mind after watching Howard Hamburg's lecture. It is filled with tiny little details for known plots, great handlings to familiar effects, words of wisdom one should keep in his magic mind forever and charming memories of his magic life alongside the true masters of our art such as Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Larry Jennings, Jimmy Grippo, just to name a few.

I would advise you to watch his lecture with pen and paper, because you should and will write down a lot to learn from him. I heard Howard's name before, but was unaware what a likeable guy he is and what a great value this lecture would be for me after more than 20 years in magic!

If you are looking for great tricks, this lecture is great! But if you are looking for the how's, why's and subtle details, this lecture is phenomenal! Thanks to Penguin for making it available!!
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Fall in love with cards all over again Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 26th, 2014
I had never heard of Howard Hamburg and had no idea what to expect. Well, I am grateful to now know more about him and his magic.

As a teen, I performed a lot of card magic and a lot of sleights. I felt that if you were not performing sleight of hand, you were not really performing magic.

Over the years, I got away from card magic. It seems like every lecture and every magic magazine is filled with way too many card tricks.

Having said that, I really loved the effects Howard performed. There is stuff in there for the card magician and the mentalist. Some of the effects you will readily be able to adapt into a mentalism show (if you opt to use cards during such a show).

I loved his stories, and I loved his motivations for doing certain moves. It was a delight. Someone elsewhere called this the best lecture ever. If it wasn't the best, it certainly was right up there.

After getting away from cards, Howard is going to make me fall in love with them all over again.
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