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Michael Vincent LIVE: The Quest for Mastery (Penguin LIVE) A true MASTER magician came to Penguin a truly inspiring and incredible LIVE event. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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"Michael's magic is simply exquisite." -Harry Lorayne

"Your handling of the Brainwave effect is just about perfect, sleight of hand techniques have reached such a point that you will never need to perform the Brainwave effect with a gimmick deck ever again." -Darwin Ortiz

"Michael is a soft-spoken individual but his performances amplify this facet of his personality to the extent that one is irresistibly led to conclude that here is a magical talent of noteworthy merit. Underlying this congenial demeanor is a savoir-faire that bespeaks sophistication beyond his years." -James Patton

"Michael Vincent has a performing style that is flawless. In the 30 years I've been performing Sleight of Hand, it is rare that I've seen someone who is able to combine flawless execution, steely assurance and a delightful presentational ability in the unique way that he has. Like Leipzig, he is deadly sure of his success. Like Vernon, he thinks constantly about magic and like Mike Skinner, everyone who watches him ends up liking him." -Steven Youell

"It is always a joy to watch you fluidly play with the pasteboards." -Jon Racherbaumer

What will he teach?

Part One:

Mastering The Fundamentals

Card Handling
The Vincent Touch

The Control
Finger Break – Crimping - Imperceptible Controls

The Double Lift & Turnover
Combination Lift

The Palm
Right and Left Hand, Top Bottom and Middle of The Deck including his favorite Palm, "The Rear Palm".

The Top Change

The False Shuffle
In The Hands and On The Table: Vincent on The Zarrow Shuffle and some combination False Cuts.

The Art of Culling
Essential Learning.


Intuition Speller
A simple spelling routine that is completely impromptu… this is one that you WILL use.


Victor Farellie's up The Sleeve
The Two Card Monte

Harry Lorayne's Foursome and 4PLAY WITH Foursome

Remember & Forget
A Hofzinser classic

Pasteboard Larceny

The Poker Stack
4 Aces over 7 seven hands with a borrowed deck

Part Two:

Classic Magic of Michael Vincent
  • The Power of Faith for the 21st Century
  • Match Made in Heaven
  • A New Twist on Twisting the Aces - Stand-up
  • Merlot Aces - Thanks to John G

Part Three:

  • Reflections on Vernon’s Travelers
  • The Quest for Mastery - 7 Steps - The Final Conversation

Who is he?

There are very few magicians who posses the magical combination of superlative sleight of hand and great theatrical presentation, Michael Vincent is one of the chosen few.

Over the last twenty years, Michael has earned the enviable reputation of being among the top elite of magicians and sleight of hand artist in the world. His sublime magic has been featured at numerous venues around the world for top corporations and international celebrities. He would be the first to admit that great technique counts for nothing if it not supported by a meaningful presentation.

“I believe that great sleight of hand magic combined with a good plot and presentation can make all the difference between the audiences acknowledging that they have experienced something extraordinary.”

It is this simple philosophy has defined Michael’s place in the history of magic. His magic is a tribute to the wonderful artist who inspired him as a youngster. Magicians who were his mentors; Alan Alan, Harry Lorayne, Cy Endfield (Director of the Movie ZULU), Tony Slydini, Derek Dingle, Darwin Ortiz, Larry Jennings and Michael Skinner. Michael was fortunate to meet his heroes and to study the of magic with them. Part of Michael’s on going legacy is to continue the chain of excellence these great master passed on to him.

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 19th at 7:00pm, we’re live-streaming Michael Vincent 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 Michael Vincent LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday January 19th, 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, Michael 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 Michael 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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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 20th, 2014
If you work with cards and you don't buy this lecture... You are nuts,

Michael is one of the best card handler's today and makes everything look magical. He also teaches a MUCH easier version (for those of you who remember Carney's) of the slot machine effect which is amazing.

I loved every second of the lecture and will watch this a lot more. Most of Michael's work can be done with a borrowed deck and so well constructed you are EXTREMELY far ahead.

I love Kismet and is one of the best card effects you can do. If you like the lecture I really suggest you go out and pick up Michael's DVD's and anything else he does.

And next week is Roberto Giobbi! It's a good month to be a card guy :-)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 20th, 2014
Michael is a master of his arts.
His instructions are clear and wonderfully performed.

If you are not a card magician, do NOT let this
performance slip away.
Watching his professionalism and how he handles cards will
will show you how "The Masters" perform and this will help with your Magical Art.

This is simply not a download to let slip by.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2014
I knew Michael Vincent was a world class performer, but I never knew he has the capability of a top-notch lecture that is beneficial for all levels. Money well spent. I will be definitely be using several effects taught on the lecture but understanding the methodology behind these routines really increases any card guy's expertise on the subject.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 5th, 2014
Whether you are a beginner, hobbyist or a worker this is a lecture to hold on to. Michael Vincent tips so many subtleties that will change the way you handle a deck of cards. The tricks he taught were great, but the information that he delivered to create these effects are priceless. Do your safe a favor and download this lecture and use it as a reference for years to come.
Oh, by the way. The coin trick he teaches is worth the price of the lecture
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 4th, 2014
This is a great lecture, whether you are a beginner or an advanced card magician.
Michael Vincent is passionate about good sleight of hand – and about teaching it. This passion shows throughout the lecture.
While many of the routines have been featured on the DVD sets published by Alakazam, the instructions and performances here benefit from great camera work and lighting and comparatively more close-up shots.
Those who own the DVDs will benefit from added new insights, handling points and routines not taught before. ‘Be Honest – What Is It?’ (‘Two Card Monte’), for example, is taught here in exceptional detail and the many magicians performing this in a hurried manner would do good to buy this lecture and heed Michael Vincent’s advice on the use of gaze and body movement. Victor Farelli’s ‘Up His Sleeve’ (with an additional second phase inspired by Darwin Ortiz) was performed, but not taught, on one of the DVDs, but is fully taught here. It is a fabulous routine that would be very suitable for walk around magic. ‘Pasteboard Larceny’ is an outstanding poker routine starting with a genuinely shuffled deck and appears here for the first time.
To those who are new to the magic of Michael Vincent, this lecture is a fantastic introduction and a very handy compendium of some of his strongest pieces, ranging in difficulty from easy (‘Kismet’) to advanced (‘4Play with Foursome’, one of the most powerful card routines you can do).
Finally, anyone will benefit from Michael’s views on how to master sleight of hand, which close the lecture.
Highly recommended.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2014
If you love magic and want a magician that can inspire you to be better, than you Must see Michael Vincent. His magic is very clear, simple, but with an enormous impact!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 24th, 2014
Michael Vincent knocked me on my goose. One of the best card lectures, one of the best lectures period, that I've seen. Stong, stong, effects. Vincent can take a simple thing like estimation cutting, peaking, then spelling to a card, and milk a super strong reaction from it. Did you hear that? That was from a spelling trick. I don't do spelling tricks, but I'm immediately adding that effect, and his refinements, to my game--with the goal of making my participant feel the same level of astonishment that I felt when I was watching Vincent. I actually felt my card handling level go up as I was just watching the lecture. And it's not only the legerdemain, it's a whole methodological process to thinking about magic and refining skill, with the goal of making one's effects magical, meaningful, and memorable, i.e., really really good. This one is a solid 5 stars.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 21st, 2014
Michael Vincent is a great magician, he is a rare talent being able not only to perform magic elegantly and impeccably, but he is also a great thinker, always considering the whys and hows which make magic more...magical!

I found the lecture to be great and very informative. I would highly recommend this product to anyone, especially if you have never seen one of Michael's lectures before.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 20th, 2014
The thing about this lecture is that it was not only great in terms of the material that was shared (always good) but also in terms of the pedagogy. Mr. Vincent had specific reasons for sharing each of the pieces that he did. Each was to demonstrate the item that he was teaching. I found this to be of incredible value and will be watching it again and again.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 19th, 2014
Michael Vincent is a 21st Century Magician that was trained in the classics. The result is devastating routines with the techniques of Dai Vernon, Slydini, Ed Marlo, Harry Lorayne and a host of other world class magicians.

I was fooled and entertained right from the opening coin trick and throughout the 4+ hr. long lecture!

I could write multiple pages of praise, but I'll keep it short and just tell you to get this lecture if you want to be a MUCH better magician.

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