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“A two hour lecture from Dan Sylvester is all you need to stimulate your creativity. He is an engineering marvel on how to build the most visual and colorful magic. A modern magic genius."Rocco Silano

"Sylvester the Jester is a true enigma in showbiz. He writes all his own material, builds his own original props and, while doing the impossible onstage, he’s even doing his own elaborate sound cues. He’s the text book example of creative genius. Audiences around the world watch in wonder of his human cartoon character and are magically transformed into being little kids again. I love it!" - Amazing Johnathan

“Dan Sylvester creates effects and methods that have no forebearers in magic.” - John Booth, The Linking Ring

“It is certainly the most original act ever to appear at the Magic Castle.” - Toney Georgio, Genii Magazine

“The uniqueness of his stage character, the perfect meshing of his one of a kind magic done flawlessly with music, comedy and costumes, leaves me breathless!” - Ken Weber, Maxim Entertainment

"Danny Sylvester is one of the most creative minds that I have ever known in all of Magic. He is the most prolific inventor of gimmicks, sleights, comedy lines and mind-blowing moves. There is apparently no end to his genius and talent!" - Brian Gillis

“Blazingly original and totally off-the-wall!” - Phil Willmarth, President of IBM

“Sylvester accomplishes in live action what “The Mask” required a bank of computers to produce!” -Judy Brown, LA Weekly

Where can you see the greatest creators and performers share their magic in front of a live audience and then teach you to do it? Only Penguin LIVE!

Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won't find in any book or video. 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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LEARNING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

  1. Purchase this Penguin LIVE product. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, July 16th, anytime after 12:00pm Eastern, click the MyPenguinMagic area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the "learn" button appear next to this lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of amazing magic from the comfort of your own home.

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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This is what creativity looks like Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 17th, 2017
Dan Sylvester has influenced my coin magic more than anyone else. His pitch got me thinking of coins and what is possible in a whole new way. He once said it just feels magical performing it and that holds true to this day. He got me going on my own pitch and his retention vanish is one of the most beautiful underrated versions I've ever seen. But I'm not giving this 5 stars for my love of the jester's coin work. Nor am I giving it 5 stars for the content or grace of the lecture. Dan is all over the map. Truly a lost in thought, scattered genius. And that kind of mind doesn't always lend itself to the most logically constructed, easy to follow lecture. I'm giving it 5 stars for the refreshing change of pace and humanity displayed. I'm tired of all the slick, rehearsed patter guys who fall back on the same smooth showmanship. Dan jazzed this and it's a lovely mess. He's a true lover of creativity above all else and man is that refreshing. He wore his emotions on his sleeve and it was all just a bit uncomfortable. Really hit the spot. Also, props to Dan Harlan for handling a potentially awkward evening like a pro. 5 stars for creativity above all else.
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So fun to watch Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 1st, 2017
It was so great to see this Master of Creativity.
I picked up so many cool tricks.

Although, Penguin, i do say that it would have been
nice to have Sylvester have more time to practice his routine before performing. In Ken Webber's book, he mentions Sylvester as one of the most creative persons in Magic. And it seems he did not have the time to really show his 'best'.

Besides that: GET THIS. Just his Sylvester Pitch and Toppit are SOOOO worth it. And you get to see how he does him 'magic'.

Very Awesome
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The best lecture I've ever seen Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 25th, 2017
This is my first review. I'm subscribed to Penguin Live monthly. It's a wonderful investment in my career so I thank Penguin & Dan Harlan for putting these together! I'm a member of my local IBM and SAM and several months ago our local SAM chapter had Dan Sylvester come to lecture. I've seen tons and tons of lectures. His live lecture and his philosophies and ideas sparked my creativity and imagination more than any other lecture I've ever seen. He inspires one to create your own ideas, methods, & props. He's a mad genius who is sometimes a bit scattered but overall you can tell what love and passion he has for the art. How he's turned his pain into art...This Penguin Live was a great reminder of his lecture I saw in AZ...if you ever have the chance bring him into your local IBM or SAM and see him live you definitely should! He's a great guy, very generous & a crafty genius. I could have spent much much longer listening to him. He has so much to teach and talk about. I'm a total fan of him now. You will be too. Get this Penguin lecture. You may not use one thing from the lecture but you will be inspired to create your own methods & material more than any other lecture you'll ever see!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 25th, 2017
Wow! This magician is a fun time wacky genius! I really enjoyed this lecture. I enjoyed hearing him talk about why he made things a certain way. So interesting and so all his own. What a showman and what a creative force. Made my head spin.

He's been on my mind for days.

Has me looking at old props differently and wondering how I can make more inventions. Or be willing to try out new things until I get them where I want them. His sound effect situation is pretty freaking cool. And the smoke! And the props! And his brain! Just forget it...this guy is seriously one of the most creative and interesting magicians...ever. He was real and honest.

And his story about his brother had me choked up.

So worth watching. Get this because it is worth seeing a person be vulnerable and real. A person that tried it this way and that way and finally arrived here.

Do it! Seriously...we need more people like him in the world...teaching and showing themselves.
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LOVED IT!! FUN MIND!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 23rd, 2017
Sylvester was the BOMB!!
He gets your mind going & thinking really anything is possible!πŸŽ©πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ©
GREAT STUFF!!
Highly Recommended!!!
Crazy, Cool 😎& Fun is what the Jester is
All about!!!!🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩
TOTAL PANDEMONIUM!!!!!πŸŽ©πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ©
Enjoy the lecture & DREAM ABOUT FUN FUN!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ©πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ©πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ©πŸŽ©πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ©πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ©πŸŽ©πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ©πŸŽˆπŸŽ©
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I think he is a genius! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 22nd, 2017
When you look at his body of work: his incredible innovations over the years... it's clear Sylvester is one of the most original and interesting magicians in the world. He's the reason why I got into magic in the first place... and this rogram was excellent!! I learned so much, especially how he comes up with his ideas... highly recommended!!!
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A master of ingenuity Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 18th, 2017
I couldn’t wait to see Dan Sylvester’s lecture one of the most unique magicians out there, because of the complete originality of his act and the props he has created. I wish he could have shared a bit more on the construction of certain props. However, I understand we don’t want a bunch of other Sylvester the Jester’s running around. My show is nothing at all like Dan’s, but I make a lot of my own sight-gags as well, I wanted to see how he came up with these ideas and how he constructed them, I wished they could have done a close-up view of the gizmo he built to create the intense sparks he gets for some of his sight-gags. It’s an awesome idea I just wanted to see how it was constructed he has probably put in hundreds of hours creating all gadgets he uses. I think this lecture is of great value for certain magicians that like’s creating their props such as me and clearly Dan Harlan, but also has merits for other magicians just for insight of great original thinking to build an act. The only down side to the lecture was Dan seemed somewhat unprepared, but with Dan Harlan’s experience hosting these lectures helped out in assisting Dan which kept the show running fairly smooth, which is why I’m giving it only four stars. I think it’s worth mentioning there is not a whole bunch of magic to learn here, but Dan does share many of the things he has made up like the impossible coins across using the Sylvester pitch which I believe maybe the best version for use on the streets out there.
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Just get it. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 16th, 2017
Seriously, every once in a while Penguin live really pulls one out of the hat so to speak. I don't think this guy ever lectures and his is sick amazing and he teaches The Pitch. If you know who he is you already bought this and if you don't, trust me, just get it.
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