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"Jan is the epitome of the classic mentalist persona. His ACAAN is one of the best I've seen and his knowledge and skills are world class." - Bob Cassidy

"Jan’s billet work is simply exceptional!" - Peter Turner

"Just the lecture of Jan was worth the entire convention. There is probably no other German mentalist, who tunes and works out his routines with so much subtlety and deep thinking. Simply great!" - Erich Hammann-Boretti, Magic Circle Germany

"Jan, you're the best!" - Paul Vigil

What will he teach?

Influence: Jan Forster’s diabolic impression device, its extremely clever handling and a terrific routine!

Kiss and Name: Real mind reading would look like that; several principles and layers make backtracking sheer impossible.

Under Test Conditions (MemDeck Telepathy): So hands off, so impossible. 4 Spectators, 4 thoughts, you read them all. True mindreading would look like that!

Mental Poker: An impossible effect, three different methods, easy to perform - but you will fool also the most experienced guys...

Destinations: A unique combination of psychometry, graphology and telepathy with an extremely strong double punch at the end which looks like real mind reading. New in method, approach and very “hands off”!

The Mascot: Mentalists and magicians will love it. The probably best and smartest routine using the clock force. Entirely stand up, no table needed!

Who is he?

Jan Forster got a huge name in Germany, a big one throughout Europe and, latest since his appearances as one of the headliners and lecturer during the “Mindvention” 2011 in Las Vegas and the “Mind Summit” 2014 in Cologne, he is also well known in the rest of our “mental world”.

He is working as a full time pro since 1983, mainly doing theatres with his own full evening show, clubs, corporate shows, cruise ships and occasional TV appearances. Being a pupil of Henk Vermeyden and Joe Nex he started as a manipulator in magic. He won with his original act "Smoker's Dream" several 1st prizes, including the Grand Prix Prag 1981, the German Championship in 1984-86, the Tarocco D'Oro Bologna 1983, Merlin Vienna 1991 and some more.

Having been always interested in mentalism and mental magic he turned completely mental in 2000. His deep knowledge and hard school of magic was and is often of great help, but he had to forget also things he had learned in so many years. He did.

Being member of the Magic Circle (MZvD) and the Society of European Mentalists (GEM) he has published highly acclaimed lecture notes, DVDs and contributions to several books and many magazines. He has published 5 books in German, the sixth one is coming in 2016. A big book in English is in preparation, containing all (previously in German) published material plus some more and updates. Currently, it is translated and expected to be ready by mid of 2016.

Many call him “Germany’s most entertaining mentalist” as he easily holds his audience’s attention for two hours and longer during his full evening shows. Colleagues praise his dedication to perfectionism and his painstaking eye for subtleties and details. Although very busy he loves to meet, share and brainstorm with other mentalists. Besides that, he loves to read in his huge library.

Being fluent in 6 languages he is travelling world wide. He is married to Danielle. They have two young daughters (and a cat) and live in Germany when not travelling.

His mother thinks he is the best, his kids (still) believe he’s great... :)

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, September 4th, at 7:00pm, we're streaming Jan Forster LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour online lecture. Watch and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

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ATTENDING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

  1. Purchase the Jan Forster LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, September 4th, 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, Jan Forster will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.

DON’T WORRY IF YOU MIGHT MISS IT.

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.

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Highest Recommendation...Outstanding Mentalism Lecture Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2016
Jan Forster is the professional's professional. Working full time as a performer for 30 years, the last 15 or so as a mentalist.

The routines, methods and subtleties taught in this lecture are easily worth 10 times what I paid.

The impression pad he demonstrates and teaches how to construct is an approach I've not seen before. In particular, the layers of deception when getting the p**k are ingenious.

So much content and wonderful thinking in this lecture.

On par with the Ross Johnson lecture in terms of quality.

I have never seen a lecturer more well prepared or with more attention to detail. Very, very impressive.
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the best lecture Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 24th, 2017
I need to say only one thing: please, make the second part with this great man! Finally the real mentalism lecture you can watch and make a great perfomance. I want so badly to spend at least one more hour with Jan.
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3 hours is too short !!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2016
It's definetly the best lecture i watched on penguin. Jan Foster share with us very clever methods and great effects, and his way to perform is engaging. 3 hours with him are too short.
Thanks for this lecture.
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One of Penguin’s finest lectures! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2016
Watching Jan Forster perform at his Penguin lecture exceeded my expectations as I only new of him by his stellar reputation as a performer. His performing talent was only matched by his impeccable charm and stage presence.

Jan taught 6 routines from his working repertoire ( very few working Pro’s would feel confidant teaching just one ), but with the lecture over 3 hrs. long, with Jan teaching variations and the real gold : the performing nuances that turn them into show pieces!

Jan Forster lecture is a must have for any performer serious about their craft!

Chris
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 29th, 2017
This is great real world mentalism.this you you will use.buy it now.errol
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A Masterpiece! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 30th, 2017
I enjoyed the lecture immensly, and highly recommend it
Only deep thinking, attention to even the smallest details, and obvious testing of the respective effects probably over many years can lead to such amazing results as this lecture.

It was a great inspiration!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 2nd, 2017
There's a few things you need to know about this lecture.

First of all it's not for beginners. While some of the tricks here have very simple methods (provided that you've done enough preparation) the difficulty comes from seeing how each element Jan presents blends into each other to create an impossible effect is where the real work is.

Secondly, this lecture is DENSE. You'll probably want to watch this lecture multiple times in order to catch every subtlety and detail.

This lecture comes with a full performance. This is great because you get to see the man in action and even learn a little from watching it.

There aren't a lot of tricks but everything here is gold and has a lot of work behind it. There's a lot of preparation behind everything but all of it is there to make each effect seem impossible.

This is perhaps one of the best mentalism lectures I've seen on Penguin and I HIGHLY recommend this one to anyone interested in mentalism. I know I've said before that this isn't a beginner lecture, but beginners will learn a LOT from this. This is mentalism for the professional.
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So impressive! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 4th, 2017
I attended his live lecture in Columbus, Ohio. He was polished, thoughtful, extraordinarily talented, and gave insights into every aspect of a mentalist's performance. I highly recommend this DVD as a professional instructional and enjoyable learning experience. You'll love it!
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Great, among the best lectures Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2017
Jan is definitely a mentalist's mentalist. Not only is he a highly polished pro and nice guy with a dry sense of humor, he's an outstanding teacher, one of the best. He carefully discusses every step of every routine, explains the rationale and psychology, adds subtleties and nuances, and gives you variations. You'd be hard pressed not to learn something useful from this lecture. His discussion on the use of i** p*** and Sh**** e******** and their construction is just fantastic. (To the reviewer here, who was whining that you have to make some of the gimmicks, I'd say, "Go back to your self-working card tricks." What Jan shows you is absolutely fundamental to being a mentalist. And the necessary arts and crafts are simple. All good mentalists do them. If you don't want to, you'll never be a good mentalist.) And I've never seen such a beautiful routine and explanation using a Mem Deck. He fooled me.

I was not familiar with Jan before watching this lecture, but now I'm a huge fan. His stuff is straightforward, nothing complicated, but hits hard. I hope Penguin brings him back for an encore. He's a treasure.
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Strong, clever, well-structured mentalism Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 28th, 2016
Great material, Jan Forster is now one of my favourite mentalists, up there with Cassidy, Osterlind and Banachek. Very strong mentalism routines, but anyone can learn valuable lessons from the way Jan structures his routines and the thought he puts into every detail.
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