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"Vinny Marini, the "Godfather" of Magic will make you an offer that you cannot refuse... If you want to see a different point of view and learn some great stuff, take a look at Vinny's work!" - Paul Green

"With Vinny, you will see a lecture that is full of new material and great personality. This is one lecture I would highly recommend watching. He is always working and performing, so this should prove his material is audience-tested and very practical. I highly recommend it! This is a lecture you can't refuse." - Sal Piacente

"Vinny's life is creating magic for and sharing his skills/ideas with others. You won't be sorry you made contact with Vinny." - Scott Grossberg

What will he teach?

G Wave - An ungimmicked, small packet effect.

Wild Time Revisited - A wild card routine inspired by the legendary Shigeo Takagi.

Ambitious Card and Coin - Coins and cards find each other in an impossible manner.

Marini Money Maker - A sure-fire coin flipping technique.

Coin Crimping - Multiple coin sleights utilizing the Crimp - Coin Toss, Put and Take, Retention Vanish, Click Pass, Drop Vanish, Color Changes, Flip Change, Squirt move

Signed Coin Thru Glass - A signed coin penetrates through the bottom of a clear glass.

Scent of a Woman - Script based on the famous Pacino movie. 3 cards are torn and placed into a bag...the Godfather is blindfolded and divines the selected pieces.

Bill in Balloon - $100 Bill transposition based on an idea by Mark Jenest.

Arlene the Psychic Elephant - A spectator is able to find another spectator's selection using some help from Arlene, the Psychic Elephant!

Who is he?

Vinny has been creating, sharing, and performing magic his entire life. He learned sleight of hand from Bruce Elliot as a teenager in NYC and has been in love with magic ever since. He is the author of multiple DVDs, the inventor of numerous original sleights, and collaborates with magicians from all over the world on his website (www.vinnymarini.com). He performs private shows regularly in the greater Los Angeles area and as well as the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

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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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 February 27th, 2018
First off if you are looking for nothing more then routines then this will disappoint you. However, if you are looking for moves / techniques that may set you apart from others then you will be happy with the purchase.

Vinny Marini's lecture may not have been structured or laser focused as other ones that I have watched, but what you will get is a bunch of tools that you can incorporate into your work. These moves are bold, but effective. His card scoop is one of the real gems. Most of the lecture is devoted to cards with the end to coins and some misc items in between.

I really enjoyed his card through handkerchief effect, which used the story of Houdini. The best card effect in my opinion was Scent of a Women. This is one where you have three people pick a card (two men, one woman), have the woman sign her card, all three cards are ripped up and placed into a brown lunch bag. Vinny then finds the signed card by smell. Can be quite funny and a solid effect.

He does his take on the Crimp palm (Thumb Crotch or Fickle Palm) with some moves and a few basic routines. Doing a copper silver effect looked really nice.

Overall others might find the jumping from topic to topic and the lack of full routines to be a turn off, but I enjoyed it. I found lots of little things to work on and just seeing how someone takes prior ideas and makes them their own can be inspiring.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 26th, 2018
I enjoyed the lecture. There were a lot of unique variations of classic moves for the finger ring and string, a few nice ideas for the 3 shell game, several card moves and coin work...especially helpful if you don't classic palm coins well)

I hope when I'm 79, I have the memory, the energy, the love of magic and the willingness to share that Vinny has.

Vinny's performance style is his own. It may or may not fit your particular style but it's unlikely you won't find some ideas or moves that you'll have fun playing with and you just might find a way to make them your own.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 28th, 2018
Lots of effects and moves taught. Too many to definitively describe in this brief post.

That said, I particularly liked "G Wave", the Toss Move, the Scoop Move, the Top Gun Change (a variation of the Erdnase Change), the Glide Palm Move (demonstrated in "Arlene the Psychic Elephant " routine), Vinny's version of the Hop Move and his use of the Han Pien Ching move with cards (in his "Card to Box" effect).

I also liked his hilarious vanish of one of the shells in his 3-shell routine and his described "Marini Pinch" move of the pea. (I'm going to work on that.)

I agree with Dan Harlan that Vinny's style is Vinny (and is not for everyone). However, most of the moves taught can probably be adapted and incorporated into other magicians' style with a little bit of effort and practice.

All in all, a lecture loaded with new moves and variations of old(er) existing moves. Lots of food for thought here.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 26th, 2018
Thank you for sharing your Magic, great show............
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