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New Haven 2016 Michael Ammar + EXPO EXPERIENCE, Saturday, June 11th (Registration) An entire DAY of magic. Spend the day meeting famous magicians, then experience Michael Ammar IN PERSON for a full lecture. REGISTER TODAY AND GET $5 OFF THE DOOR PRICE.
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Register for this special event and get free admission to the New Haven LIVE Magic Expo

Get ready to EXPERIENCE Michael Ammar.

That's right! We are bringing Michael Ammar to a city near you.

He has taught more magic than anyone in the world and this is your chance to learn from the best, up close and personal. Ammar has amazing things planned for this lecture.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM
*Doors open at 6PM and Brent Braun will be there demonstrating and selling his favorite Penguin products.

Four Points by Sheraton Meriden
275 Research Parkway
Meriden, Connecticut 06450

Michael Ammar is an award-winning author, lecturer and performer who has educated and influenced more magicians than anyone else in the world. At the turn of the millennium, Magic Magazine listed Michael Ammar as one of “The Most Influential Magicians of the Twentieth Century.” It’s no wonder, as one of the most prolific authors and teachers of magic in the world, Michael’s awards and achievements are unequaled. Michael's magic encompasses a full spectrum of performance genres: from very intimate, sleight-of-hand to stand-up "parlor" magic, and (more recently) the stage with his presentation of "The Spirit Cabinet." His disarming humor and casual poise only serve to make the impossibilities of his magic even more surprising and powerful. His television credits include two appearances on The Tonight Show; The Late Show with David Letterman; CNN Headline News; World’s Greatest Magic; Travel Channel: Magic of LA; International Magic Awards; The World’s Best Magic Tricks EVER; and several appearances on Japanese and Korean television specials.

Michael has been honored numerous times, including Magician of the Year; six awards from the Academy of Magical Arts; FISM Gold Medal in Close-Up Magic; two awards from the International Magic Awards; Dragon Award; and West Virginia University's Distinguished Alumni award for achieving international recognition in his profession. In the early 1980’s (after publishing some of his earliest books: Success & Magic, Encore 3 and The Topit Book) Michael began visiting local magic shops and clubs to share his ideas. Since then, he has traveled to 52 countries - and in doing so, has instructed over 25,000 people in the theory and practice of modern magic. His seminars have earned him accolades, including the maximum number of Lecturer of the Year awards from the Academy of Magic Arts in Hollywood, California. Michael is recognized as the world’s foremost teacher of magic. David Copperfield calls him “the magician’s magician,” and he was selected by Toys-R-Us as the instructor on “The Magic Video.” In 1991, his book “The Magic of Michael Ammar,” became the fastest selling book in magic history.

Michael has given instructional seminars worldwide - crossing all age, language, and distance barriers. Other professionals, including David Copperfield, Lance Burton, Siegfried & Roy, Doug Henning and Michael Jackson have consulted with Michael for their magic. In the late 1990’s, Michael was the first visiting scholar at the Silvan Magic Academy in Italy - where he was awarded an honorary PhD. The school set out to provide intensive magic study to serious students. The following few years he would periodically give magic classes at the Magic Castle in Hollywood to eager students looking to polish their skills. In 2005, Michael was guest instructor to the College of Magic in South Africa. He later provided curriculum content to the college. He has instructed young and old at international magic conferences, such as: Blackpool Magic Convention, The International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention and FISM (Federation Internationale des Societes Magiques); and magic camps, such as: West Coast Magic Camp and Sorcerers Safari in Canada. On two ground-breaking occasions, Michael Ammar gave the first lecture from the western world to magic fans in the Soviet Union and mainland China. His influence altered the course of the craft in those countries in ways that are still being felt today.

The Experience FAQ

What is Experience?
The Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn magic hands on and up close from the top performers in the world. It’s a 3 hours hands on learning experience where you will teach you not only how it works but why it works. Seating for each event is limited to sign up today.

Penguin Magic is touring the country and bringing the Experience to you.

Who are the magicians?
Our goal is to bring you not only great creators but also great performers. Michael Ammar will be kicking off our east coast tour but we will be adding many more performers in the near future.

Will products be available for sale?
Yes, we want to send you home with all the tools you need to be able to perform everything you have learned. So the performers will be selling notes, DVD’s, books and tricks to help get you on the fast track to becoming a great magician.

Will Penguin Magic have any products for sale?
Of course, you know we love to share the newest and greatest magic in the industry with you. This is your chance to see and ask questions about our newest releases and also see what makes some of our classic releases so powerful.

Will Credit cards be accepted for product?

When and Where are The Experiences being held?
The Experiences are held in hotels around the country and tours that range from 6 to 12 dates in different regions.

How long is the event?
The Experience events last 3 hours including the question and answer session at the end. Events are usually held in the evening starting at 7PM but always check the times for the event in your area in advance.

What do I need to get in?
Just your ID. After you register, you are added to the guest list. All you need to do is show up and give your name and ID.

Buying Multiple registrations
Because the Experience registrations are tied to your account, when you buy more than one Registration at a time you will only need to show one ID to get the group in.

Does my child or spouse need a registration?
The Experience is not recommended for children under 6 and spouses do require a registration.

I registered but didn’t get a ticket?
No need to worry! As soon as you register you are added to our guest list. All you need to do is show up at the door with an ID and we will get you right in.

Is there Parking available?
Parking is based on individual cities and hotels but we do our best to keep parking below and at many events offer Free, discounted or validated parking.

Are Food and Drink available at the venue?
We do our best to book these at hotels that have a restaurants to make it convenient for you to grab a drink or dinner before the Experience.

Can my Local Magic club have a table to promote membership?
We love having local clubs come out and set up a table to have a sponsorship drive. If your club is interested please contact Brent@penguinmagic.com for details. This is a great chance to meet people interested in magic who may have no idea there is a magic club near them.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2016
The expo was well done with high quality dealers exhibiting a divers array of materials. Each dealer was given time to demonstrate their products in front of the entire group but all were basically in non-stop performance mode so you were able to see almost everything they had with them.
The Michael Ammar lecture was well presented and unlike most lectures I've been to it started right on time! Not much to say about the lecture other than the man is a legend and lived up to the billing.
Highly recommended to attend these events as they occur in your area!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 16th, 2016
This was a fantastic event! We attended New Haven, this past weekend of June 11. From 11 to 4, five different magicians staged routines and then explained how they worked. It was like having 5 “private” magic shows. Throughout the day, these magicians and others worked tables where they demoed 15 to 20 different tricks and routines, by request. While their goal was to sell you on purchasing a trick or group of tricks (many had “5 for 1” specials), it was still a terrific opportunity to be amazed and learn. Another great advantage was watching a diverse group of magicians demonstrate different ways of performing: jokey, polished, casual, intense and aloof. We also bought the evening lecture, and that was *another* 3 hours of magic show and explanation, along with very informed q&a and observation from a seasoned professional - Michael Ammar. Whether you want to perform or just love magic, this is an incredible bargain.

One “suggestion” to the Penguin crew. Walking into the expo, at first, it seemed kind of “small.” While we didn’t know what to expect, really, at first glance it looked like a very limited number of vendors in a big room. Our first reaction was “Oh-oh, this doesn’t look like it’s going to keep us interested very long…” We quickly realized how *wrong* we were and how much there would be to see and experience throughout the performances and conversations with the magicians; but it might help to either explain more on the upfront/advertising, or convey a bit more explanation/energy as folks enter.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 13th, 2016
I really enjoyed myself at the Penguin Magic Expo in New Haven, Ct. A full day of seeing some new magic by some of the best creators and performers of magic in the world. Got to hang out with friends, meet some new friends, and the Expo was nice enough to allow our SAM Assembly to have a table set up to talk to attendees about the Society Of American Magicians and our Assembly, and possibly get some new members! The whole day was run very well and was very entertaining! I would definitely attend another Expo Experience!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 13th, 2016
I am a beginner/ amateur magician who has been interested in magic for several years but only recently began getting serious about it. Here are some pros and cons:
-A small, intimate setting with just enough people to get to know your local, fellow magicians but just large enough to keep you there all day. I was concerned that just being one small room I would get bored waiting for the lecture at the end but that didn't end up being the case at all. I got there an hour after it opened and was still interested in everything by the time it closed.
-Incredible deals. Almost every vendor had deals that you couldn't get anywhere else (effects, sales, etc)
-The lecture at the end. Ammar lectured for us and it was great to learn from and meet one of the best names in magic!

- I only had one complaint- there weren't enough "supplies." I would have liked to see a supply table with some TT, silks, reels, coins, cards, books etc. The vendors sold a lot of effects but no general magic supplies.

Overall, I would say you don't want to miss this event. I had a blast and it created an experience I will never forget. Lots of laughs and lessons.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 11th, 2016
Attended the expo today and had an awesome time. I learned some new stuff and remembered things long forgotten. I'd definitely recommend attendance near you. Whether you're a newbie or an old hand you WILL learn something. And for the price you can't go wrong. I was excited to see Michael Ammar and wasn't disappointed. He seems like such an approachable guy who really cares that you understand the concept and execution of a trick. The vendors were also great and had enough of a selection to appeal to any type of magician. Penguin Magic was there and those guys were top notch. Sadly, I already owned a lot of the stuff they were selling and the ones that were really intriguing were out of my price range. The only downside I could give had to do with the venue, so it's not really a Penguin problem per se, but one that should be addressed. When sitting any further back than the first few rows it was hard to hear the lecturer because of all the ambient talk from the vendor tables. Perhaps partitions could be put up to sort of soundproof the area. Viewing was also an issue if you weren't in the front row, but I don't know how that could be fixed. Please come back to CT (or western MA) and please bring Greg Wilson with you. PLEASE!
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