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Prolific creator and host of Penguin Live shares fascinating concepts and talks to himself. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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"Truly a creative genius, Dan Harlan's personal instruction provides a rare opportunity to acquire the essential tools that will last a lifetime." -Jeff McBride

"I've been in magic my entire life… I’ve also been International President of the I.B.M., so I've seen a lot… and this is the best I've ever seen." -June Horowitz

"Great to have you back for another lecture. Such an amazingly wide variety. In a word - wow!" -Gene Anderson

What will he teach?

L.O.V.E.- Four simple cards go through many changes before revealing their hidden, charming message.

Hold It, Buster!- Structure, scripting, and a secret kicker ending transform a trick into an engaging signature piece.

Rising Dough- An ambitious copper coin melts its way up through a stack of silver.

Push- Get inside another person's mind to remove one thought and replace it with a completely different one.

Win/Win- A game between two spectators results in point totals revealing both their cards... and everyone comes out a winner.
Harlan Hookup- A practical, versatile hook-up for animating and levitating a variety of objects.

Psychic Paper- A blank piece of paper can only be read by one helper to reveal the thoughts of others.

There’s Waldo!- Two ways to find the notoriously elusive Waldo with very little effort.

Card Antenna- A twisty antenna reveals a thought-of card.

Right Brain, Left Brain- A devious secret allows you to know what someone is thinking simply by the way they tear a piece of paper.

Who is he?

As you know, Dan Harlan is the host of Penguin Live and mastermind of the Tarbell, Every Trick in the Book series.
He's also one of the most prolific creators in the world of magic with an extensive background in theater.
One of the most innovative modern magicians, Harlan's cutting-edge miracles are coveted by discerning connoisseurs of fine magic done well.
Harlan travels the globe performing and teaching incredible magic. Performing, writing, teaching, consulting, creating and lecturing, Harlan does it all.

Dan Harlan created Hover-Card, All-Seeing Eye, Stash, Vortex, SpeakEasy, The Awakening, Card-Toon, Crazy-8, Color-Mixer, Hold It Buster, Hot Crossed Ones, Missing, Think, My Word!, Red Rover, Royal Oil, Switchblade, etc. His incredible routines include Cheez Wiz, The World's Saddest Trick, Starcle, Tight Rope, Burnt to the Core, Horror Matrix, Now U Z It, Rising Dough, and of course... countless rubber-band effects.
Harlan has consulted for top professionals including: Kevin James, Jeff McBride, Keith Barry, David Copperfield, etc.

And in this, his third Penguin Live lecture, he introduces you to a few fascinating concepts and obscure principles underlying some of his work.

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 29th, 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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3rd Lecture, 2 Dans, 1 Great Show Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 2nd, 2018
The first minute of this lecture made me smile a lot. Like I knew that Dan would be doing something different for this lecture but I was not prepared for that (although I should have seen it coming).

He starts with "Hold It, Buster!" for a stand-up performance, and shows how you can adapt it for close up. The lesson he gives here (other than the method of the trick) is a great, and important start to the lecture.

Then comes "L.O.V.E.", a "Twisting The Aces" style trick with multiple kicker endings.

"Rising Dough" comes next. An "Ambitious Card" with coins. I like the suggestion to do this with a product that gives you the necessary props for much cheaper than with coins.

Then comes "Psychic Antenna" and "Psychic Paper". The tricks here use a certain method to allow a spectator to see something revealed in a piece of wire and a "blank piece of paper".

To keep on the theme of mentalism-like effects, there's "Push" in which a spectator selects a card and Dan makes them forget that card and replace it with another.

The "Harlan Hookup" is great if you don't have a certain gimmick in order to make these kinds of animations and levitations easier.

"Win/Win" is a clever mathematical trick and Dan gives some great advice on how to make "procedural" tricks like this entertaining.

"Right Brain/Left Brain" is perhaps the cleverest thing in this whole lecture. You can describe how the effect looks simply as "The Magician is able to know what a spectator is thinking of by how they tear a piece of paper" to which the secret is pretty much "The Magician is able to know what a spectator is thinking of by how they tear a piece of paper". Even with the direct method, Dan shows how there's a backup built into the trick. An extremely good (although time-consuming to set up) mental effect.

Finally, he shows a kind of odd book test like effect with "There's Waldo!". Two methods of finding Waldo are seen here. One found by the magician and the second by the spectator. An odd case in which there's an actual justification for a book in a book test (since in most book tests it's more of a "word test").

After this, comes the interview with Dan Harlan by Dan Harlan and there are some great stories in this.

Overall, some great tricks and methods, some great advice, and an entertaining lecture all-round. Highly Recommended!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2018
Dan is the man,
Pure gold
by far the best thing Penguin has Done for there Co.
thank you
Bill


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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 2nd, 2018
Dan Harlan does a great job of being entertaining while teaching magic. He also goes over the concepts behind these tricks, teaching things that will improve all of your magic.

Some tricks are inspired by the recent Tarbell tricks he's covered -- in particular, Sightless Sight from lesson 84 and Telephone Number Prediction from lesson 91.

The only of these tricks that I plan to try out myself are Push and Psychic Paper. If I ever get into gimmicked coins, Rising Dough is one I'll keep in mind. The only one I didn't like at all was Win/Win which I though was too much work for the effect.

A negative is that this lecture is misnamed as there was nothing "live" about it. Most of it was recorded over a month ago, when Harlan had a smaller beard.
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Brilliant! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2019
If you know it all...don't get this. If you are smart enough to know you don't....get this. The creativity, technique, performance advice and teaching provided by Dan Harlan is second to none. He makes you take a second look at what you think you know, and... if you are willing to view things from a fresh perspective, makes you a better magician.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 5th, 2018
Very good idea with Harlan Harlan. the interview part was a bit long. But for someone who does not know him, it is very interesting.
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Very Intertaining Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 19th, 2018
Really enjoyed this one!
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