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"The best kid's magician in the world!" -David Blaine

What will he teach?

Shoelace- A shoelace from one of Mario's shoe vanishes, changes color, flies across the stage, and reappears tied back on the shoe.

Bottle Cap Award Ribbon- An award medal travels from my hand to my pocket and back. All the small bits are there to create big arguments between Mario and the kids watching. When revealing the secret, the award medal returns to the ribbon on his vest where it started. This is more than just a small trick. It’s the symbol of Mario's whole show and philosophy. Accessibility. That kids can go home and build what they see.

Torn and Restored Streamer- Mario walks around the audience waving a beautiful crepe paper streamer yelling “Whatever you do, DON’T pull the streamer!” The streamer gets pulled and torn. He cries and then restore it all.

Then Mario will share performance peices featuring some of his most unique creations to illustrate how you can use electronics and robotics to create magic and theater:

The Suitcase Machine- 14 servos inside of his suitcase reveal a series of banners and flags that all open up one by one in fanfare, choreographed to music. After they reveal, they all fall apart one by one. He tries to fix each sign and flag but they ultimately fall again all at once.

Mr. Lamp- A robotic lamp routine!

Marcel the Mechanical Monkey- A theater piece with a robotic monkey!

Other core topics of the lecture:

  • 3D Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Animating your Creations / Programming
  • Maker Inspiration

Who is he?

Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a NY-based, touring performer with an all-ages theater show full of homespun magic, diy robotics, and punk rock slapstick. it's magic through the lens of the maker movement! Mario has appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him "the best kids magician in the world!!" Mario also creates innovative virtual experiences and an online show series called "The Mario Show."


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



The world's best magicians spend years developing the perfect act. Magic fans almost never get a chance to learn the real secrets behind what makes the top pros act so amazing. Until now. Penguin Live gives you exclusive access to the biggest names in the industry, as they share how to perform their powerful A-material.

You'll go behind the scenes to learn about the routines, and the real secrets about building an act that can take decades to learn.

Many of the ideas shared have been held back for years, and you can only learn it at Penguin LIVE!

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Purchase this product and on December 6th 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.

This product is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don't miss it!

Winner Lecture of the Year Penguin Magic Awards 2020

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What an absolute legend. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2020
Mario The Maker is not only one of the best acts I've ever seen, but he is also one of the most genuine people I've ever met. His love for people, magic, and making is infectious; and this lecture puts that love on full display.

About a year ago, I approached Mario to build me a very specific prop for my show; but of course, Mario convinced me to build it myself. He helped me source supplies, guided me through the specific electronic questions I had, and within about a month, I had a functioning prop.

Mario's aim for this lecture is exactly that, to demystify current maker technology and to show us how we can readily use it to our advantage. His hope is to give the "average" magician the knowledge and power to design and build the show of their dreams. He's achieved that in spades.

I can't recommend this lecture enough.
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Amazing lecture Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2020
I had high expectations for this lecture and boy did Mario meet them. I have followed Marios work for years and have waited in eager anticipation for him to release some of his thoughts on his approach to magic. I just finished watching the lecture and now I'm combing the internet for servos, dc motors and all the other stuff he mentions, so I can apply his thinking to my own magic. I love building my own stuff and the inspiration from this lecture just made me wanting to go to my shop and create. Good job Mario
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2020
What a great motivational lecture , the thought of electronics, motors etc scares me but Mario seems to have given some great places to get started on this lecture. You’ll also Learn some really cool magic routines you can make Yourself. Mario Is a great entertainer/ person and i recommend watching this lecture .
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The Best Kids Performer? Yep! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 6th, 2020
David Blaine calls Mario "the best kids magician in the world!" and I fully believe this to be true.

Back in 2019 I had the amazing experience of seeing Mario's full theater show live and in person, AND opening for him. It was a day I won't soon forget!

It was amazing to see his show back to back and to talk to him in between sets. The show had 3D printed robots, a drone that found a card, and an amazing magic performing monkey! I was so inspired that day and ended up buying an arduino and servo to make a little sign that popped up on my birthday party performance case.

I just finished watching the Penguin lecture and I feel the same source of inspiration to make something. Now I just need an extra shoe...
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10 star lecture!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2020
This was the absolutely the most eye opening lecture for me. The creativity and thought that goes into Mario’s work is extremely fascinating. You can tell that he is very passionate about changing kids lives through magic.

One highlight for me was when Mario shared how he once wanted to be a magician for adults(the next copperfield) but it just wasn’t working with his style. He began performing a lot of kids shows and realized his calling. This was an aha moment for me, as I realized one must be fully expressed with his or her own style, to be successful as an entertainer.

Another highlight was seeing how Mario’s props were made. I find it very fascinating that a small motor can do so much and bring inanimate objects to life.

If you are hesitant about this lecture because you just aren’t sure about robots and Arduino, do yourself a favor and press buy. You will be extremely pleased and you will learn a lot.

If I could give this 10 stars I would. Thanks for your work, Mario!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 21st, 2020
It was great. He could have gone into more detail about how to get started in created animatronics, but I really enjoyed it.
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Great inspiring lecture! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 10th, 2020
I really enjoyed this lecture. As an engineer who tinkers a lot with both electronics and 3D printing, I can absolutely appreciate the work and creativity that Mario has put into his shows. What an amazing magician/entertainer, and so passionate about what he does. It's so important that people become aware of what is out there and achievable with readily available technology along with their own creativity. Not super high tech, but what Mario uses is readily available technology and relatively cheap, but creatively applies it to a highly entertaining act. I highly recommend this lecture. Great job, Mario!
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Phenomenal lecture!!!!!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 8th, 2020
A phenomenal lecture by the World’s Best Kid’s Magician! WOW!!! I have been a fan of Mario the Maker Magician for years now. I’ve followed his work and have even taken classes that he’s offered. I had the pleasure of seeing his live show a month before the pandemic hit and I am so grateful for that experience. Fast forward to now, and I saw that he was doing a Penguin lecture, without hesitation I purchased it. Worth every penny. He breaks down his thinking behind the “how” and the “why” of everything! If you’re reading this and haven’t purchased this lecture...... do yourself a favor and BUY IT NOW!!!!! You will not be disappointed. Thank you to Penguin for hosting this and Thank you Mario, to you and your family for doing this......but most of all, thank you for teaching us “how to fish”.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 4th, 2020
If you aren’t already following Mario the magician on Instagram, you’re missing out on his amazing entertaining videos..entertaining children and adults.

I agree with David Blaine in saying that Mario is “The best kid’s magician in the world”

Can’t wait to learn more about robotics and programming!
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Motivating and inspiring Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2020
Wow what a great lecture! Mario shows how you can really think outside the box with your magic. Simple yet effective ways you can add electronics to you act to take it to the next level. The routines and effects are outstanding that Mario teaches. However the best part is the inspiration and motivation he provides so you can start being creative. Mario truly shows that there are no limits on creativity with your magic! Highly recommend one of the best lectures I have ever seen !
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