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"I've had the pleasure of seeing John George perform, and he does an amazing job of connecting with his audience and performing spectacular magic! I've also spent a great deal of time with one of his students who continually blows my mind with his skills, as well as his performance abilities. It's proof that we would all do well to learn from a true proffesional like John George!”Darryl Davis, “The Other Brothers”

"John George’s love of magic is contagious! Every moment in his show is captivating and gives one that truly magical feeling of a little kid opening a magic kit for the first time! John's passion and enthusiasm inspires me to try new things and reminds me of why I fell in love with magic in the first place!"Dana Daniels, The Funnyside of Magic

"John George is a world class performer, a creative entertainer, and an amazing teacher of magic. We have intentionally performed together at high-end corporate events, red-carpet world-premiere parties, and at Disneyland. He really captivates his audiences with his magic, comedy, and charm. I personally hire John George to perform along side me when I need an additional magician I can rely on for special events. He is really a highly-talented teacher. Not only am I constantly learning from him, but I have been continually impressed, dazzled, and amazed by his students."Johnny Ace Palmer, World Champion Magician

"John George is a great magician! He executes the style that I think is most effective in Magic. His skill and technical expertise is among the absolutely the best in the business. He has a classy presence, a creative edge, well-timed comedic style and is overall very entertaining... all the ingredients necessary to comprise the complete package of a consummate world-class professional entertainer. “Brian Gillis, The Magician to The Stars 

"John is one of the most creative forces in our field. He can take the simplest of ideas and make it better and stronger magic. His is a must see lecture.” - Doug Brewer, Prolific Author and Creator of Coin Magic

What will he teach?

Olive Martini Opener This is just a bit of business not a trick. Martini and Olive.

Coin Opener Production of a silver dollar size coin that leads into a jumbo coin routine that concludes with a production of a handful of gold.

Pool Cue, Giant Olive, Grey Goose Wand vanish and reproduction, production of jumbo olive and a toy grey goose.

Screwed Deck Screwing two halves of deck together. This is a Paul Harris effect

Favorite Card to Pocket Named card appears in pocket, spectator keeps taking named card, finally chooses a new card, then a transposition in the spectator's hands

Ace Ace Ace Ace Four ace production.

Cube FX Rubik’s Cube Routine

Eight Ball Sequence Eight Ball Production, Squish Eight Ball to mini-eight ball, Flatten Eight Ball

Card to Wallet/Spam Ambitious Card into a three phase card to wallet with card ending in a Spam Container

Time Travel Cups Cups and balls with a four unique loads as the finally

Final Olive A unique ending that ties everything together

and more!

Who is he?

John George, International Champion of Magic 

The award-winning, highly sought-after John George is a master entertainer who deftly engages audiences with hilarious jokes and friendly banter while dazzling them with his dexterity and technical skill in illusions and sleight-of-hand magic. The result is a funny, entertaining and unforgettable experience that explains why he’s so beloved by magic fans everywhere. John George travels the world starring in his own action-packed performances at corporate /private and public events, and at exclusive venues such as the world-famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles. John George also performs as part of the two-man team The Magical Misfits.

At a John George show, expect to be challenged — and to not always trust your eyes!

A-listers who have been to a John George show include Sir Paul McCartney, Francis Ford Coppola, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Jason Alexander, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst and Drew Barrymore. Also, John George counts major corporations such as Nike, ESPN, Absolut, Hilton, Toyota, Pepsi, Mattel and X-Games among his top-tier-only clientele.

John George can turn a stuffed toy lion into a living, breathing animal and make a table float across the stage purely on the power of his command. The world-class magician, an expert in sleight of hand—the most difficult magic to learn—is recognized by his peers as one of the top and most talented in the industry. Among the coveted awards John George has won are first place in the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ Gold Cups Competition and the Society of Magicians’ Gold Medal Competition, and he was awarded Most Innovative by the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.

John George fell in love with magic as a child, and learned his first trick from his father, a hobbyist magician who worked at Disneyland in California. On one of John George’s frequent trips to Disneyland, he met the park’s longtime magician, Dana Daniels, his idol.

John George also was an apprentice of famous prop builder Carl Williams, best known for his exquisite props for famous magicians David Copperfield, Lance Burton and Doug Henning. Under Williams, John George learned the valuable skill of how to build unique pieces — an element that sets him apart from other magicians and shows.

Years later, as he was learning the tricks of the trade, he landed his first dream job: as a magician at Disneyland. For a few years, he was one of only two official magicians—the other was John George’s mentor and world champion Johnny Ace Palmer—at the park.

Today, John George takes his show around the globe, dazzling audiences everywhere in the United States from San Diego and Orange County to such far-flung locales as Ireland and Jamaica.

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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  1. Purchase this Penguin LIVE product. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, September 10th, 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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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2017
It was practical in professional work.
The part of the Rubik cube is also very clever.
I highly recommend it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2017
There was so much magic packed into this lecture. This was a pure lesson of how to create a routine and how to build upon it.I am looking at this lecture as a reference for future Effects , routines and methodology .Just his brief talk on the flip stik move made me look at it in a different way. I implemented the angle that he used in it the very next day and it was amazing to see how much of a better reaction I received. This lecture is a must get
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2017
John George is an amazingly talented performer with a great sense of practical effects in real world situations. Great incite on routining, timing and subtleties on the psychology of movement. Fantastic for all levels and lovers of sleight of hand.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 11th, 2017
This is a lecture where if you don't do any of the effects'which are very good bye the way"Just his advice on routining and how to put together a killer act is worth the there is great advice on resteraunt magic.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 10th, 2017
John George walks through his routine in a clear unassuming manner. His sleight of hand is flawless and the explanation is down to earth and easy to follow. Throughout the lecture he makes note of variations that can be used and suggestions of how to perform in a variety of settings. I've been a member of Penguin for years and am very impressed with the quality of lectures they offer. John George certainly does not disappoint, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in close up magic.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 24th, 2017
entertaining and great lecture. Another which wanted me to see more from this performer. Not only learn great close up effects, but also how to tie them all together and strive to do the same for your own show. Cube work was great also!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 5th, 2017
John George doesn't just tell you how he does his act. He tells you why and the journey it took to get there. This lecture is full of incredible magic and well described sleight of hand. It's real value is in him taking the student from his basic concept through his creative process and why he made the decisions he did. It's a master class from a masterful professional.

The tips regarding how he methodically made his act better through focus group testing was worth three times the cost of the lecture. The business tips on getting and keeping a restaurant gig make this a must view for anyone interested in seriously working as a magician.

I was in the audience during the lecture, and couldn't take notes fast enough. This is one of the more valuable lectures on the market.
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