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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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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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Good but not what I thought... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2018
First of all I must say that Sylvester the Jester have been my idol for so long and I was so happy to finally meet him here in Sweden many years ago.

So when I bought this lecture I really was hopeing to see in detail how its done and how to make all the things from his act (yes I know thats not possible, secrets to keep for him self of course) but still.

Any how yes, he shows you what he uses, but to little and to fast. Sylvester the Jester is so much more and I think it goes all to fast to really get a good grasp of what things are and how it came to be.

I must say though its a great lecture and for sure worth the money. Just not exactly what I had hoped for, sorry to say.

Sorry Sylvester.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 14th, 2018
You're not going to walk away with a lot of tricks you can do. But this is a great reminder of the lengths we can (and should) go to create magic that suits ourselves. Really inspiring.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 11th, 2018
I was so stoked to see this was available. I have watched this lecture many times now, Danny is a perfect entertainer to me. His Sylvester Pitch is literally my FAVORITE move in magic. Thats saying a lot!

Don't miss this, if you are reading reviews good for you researching the video, you can trust me you will not be disappointed! :)
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Awesome lecture! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2017
I've watched many lectures and this is absolutely one of my favorites. It's fascinating on many levels. You really get a wonderful glimpse inside of a wildly creative mind, and feel a connection with a genuine kind person. It's not a super slick clean presentation, and there are a few bumps and slow spots along the way, but I agree with others that this is fantastic.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2017
I doubt I could add anything more to what Brian said and am only adding another review because I enjoyed the lecture so much. You can now read Brian's review once more. For more info on the pitch, it may prove helpful to run down the Sylvester Pitch DVD where it is covered in more depth than in the lecture.
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Very good!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2017
Interesting,funny,and moving as Sylvester tells us of his life.He is original and inventive,and Dan helps to bring it all out.Some rare new angles on magic,recommended!!
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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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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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