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"If you haven't seen Thom Peterson, do yourself a favor and stop not having seen him." - David Acer

"Get Sucker Punched by the Amazing Guy and you'll thank me later." - Gregory Wilson

"Thom is truly amazing, not just in his magic, but in his rapport with an audience." - Joe Givan

"Thom is not only funny, but his magic is extremely deceptive!" - Johnny Ace Palmer

"Now here is a guy that WORKS! Funny and quick-witted, he presented workable material that is easy to perform and has been fine-tuned through thousands of performances...what more could you ask for?" - Doc Eason

"...engaging, witty and full of real-world magic and magician-foolers!" - Raj Madhok

What will he teach?

Lemonade Racket - A production of a piece of fruit, a glass of liquid and a bottle of beer from a snazzy “lemonade stand” sign

Spooning, and Revenge of the Spoon 2.0 - A full stand up spoon bending routine where even a picture of a spoon is warped in real time

George of the Jumble - My favorite torn and restored dollar trick, that leaves spectators with a souvenir they’ll carry with them forever

Fish Tale - One of those cheesy red “fortune teller fish” shows that he’s got mad fortune-telling skills

Rock, Paper, Rabbit - Using a simple Post-it note pad, the magician displays his incredible skills as a one-handed origami artist

Walking Williamson - A simple, impactful card routine perfect for the strolling performer working without a table or a net

And more!

Who is he?

At the tender age of 5, Thom's parents suprised him with a trick deck of cards for Christmas. He then quickly began driving his entire family stark-raving-mad as he continually pestered them with his “performances”.

Being lucky enough to have two loving and devoted parents with tastes for the finer things, he was brought up on a steady diet of the Marx Brothers, Carol Burnett, Dick Van Dyke and loads of old time radio programs. On his own, Thom quickly developed a taste for the Addams Family, The Munsters, Universal and Hammer Horror, and all things creepy and spooky. Through that, he gained an insight and appreciation of special effects and horror make-up. Make-up luminaries like Dick Smith, Rick Baker and Lon Chaney taught Thom that there was more than one way to fool an audience.

Graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Organizational Communications, with an emphasis in Corporate Training and Development, Thom has gone on to become one of the most in-demand entertainers, for some of the nation’s largest corporations.

Companies like Boeing, Xerox, Bank One, 3M and Lockheed Martin regularly call on Thom to help make their next event a smash.

Thom is a member of London’s Magic Circle (A.I.M.C.), and a member of the British Magical Society. He is a regular performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. In fact, he’s one of the few performers to be authorized to perform in every showroom there.

When not performing, Thom is an avid lover of Japanese martial arts, the outdoors, art, good wine and spending time with his friends and family.

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Magicians flock to see “workers” give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won'’t find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.

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 29th, 2015
Thom is one of my favorite magicians working today, he’s relatable, personable, and all around a good guy. In this lecture you won’t get any half-baked theories, new untested ideas or B level routines. Thom gives Penguin his best by presenting routines and effects that he performers in his professional work and that he can speak to. Thom presents the following:

Lemonade Racket (Cheers) – Thom’s pet opener can be yours. With a lemon, a glass of liquid and a bottle, this opener hits your audience right between the eyes. I loved it!

Kapow!- This is Thom’s 10-second strolling magic opener. That's right 10-SECONDS. It breaks the ice and is a coin trick that will drop jaws.

Thomato: A real cherry tomato is smashed flat between your hands, and everyone even the tomato is surprised. This is so whimsical it made me smile.

George of the Jumble – This is one of the best torn and restored dollar tricks I have ever seen. *Note this can only be done with U.S. currency.*

Wise Quack- A number prediction, a rubber duck, and tons of comedy potential, this trick is a winner. This was one of my favorite things in the whole lecture, I love the effect, the thinking behind it, and the method.

Spooning, and Revenge of the Spoon 2.0 - A full stand up spoon bending routine. This is a full 9 minute routine and for those looking to put in the work to make it up it can be a memorable magic moment. For those who still like the routine and don’t have the time to make it up, you can get it directly from Thom.

P.M.D. - In this coin and card trick a coin passes through a deck of cards and then finds a selected card. This trick looks fun do to and would be great for walk around.

Walking Williamson – This card routine is simple yet seemingly impossible. This would be great for walk around or magic at the bar.

Pit Boss- This is a mental epic that finally makes sense. No fancy chalk board, just a pad of paper. If you do corporate work or are looking for a beautiful stand up mentalism effect you will use this. The best part, Thom gives his tips on using it for a corporate audiences and it uses items almost every magician already has.

Rock, Paper, Rabbit - Prestidigitation with a Post-it pad, this routine gives a good ending to the classic two in the hand one in the packet routine.

Chapie- This is the one trick Thom carries with him all the time. A card is torn into pieces and in a very fun and visual way, those pieces of card re-assemble themselves and appear inside of a tube of chapstick. This is a perfect close-up closer and plays great for groups. I’m putting this in my close up set and when you see it you will be too.

Don's Card Stab- A practical walk around card stab, that is super clean and easy to do. This is an awesome multi-phase routine, and there are no complicated moves. During this routine we get to see Thom do what he does best and play with his spectators.

E.S.P. Your Pants (Just Fate…): This is an E.S.P. card effect you will actual want to do. It is a great way to present table magic that gets multiple spectators involved in the effect.

Marked Improvement- A highlight of Thom’s Magic Castle Act, this is a crazy visual and original color changing deck routine. It ends with a hilarious revelation that you will love.
Fish Tale – With one of those cheesy red “fortune teller fish” Thom creates a unique close up comedy routine. It will make you want to get a fortune teller fish of your every own.

That’s 15 commercial, time tested, close up and stand-up routines, awesome, I know, but that’s NOT the reason you should get this lecture. Thom shares his tips and trick on routing, character creation, audience interaction, road stories, mixing silliness with magic, writing comedy and other crazy antics with penguin live. Thom and Dan Harlan sit down in a 40 minute post show interview that was entertaining to watch. Thom talks about this table set up and all though he doesn’t truly care for it, for artist reasons, I’m building one for my personal use. Thom is a wonderful performer and seems like a truly genuine and real person on stage. If you want to see a great blend of magic, comedy, along with some solid advice this is the lecture for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 5th, 2015
I watched the lecture and you can see immediately that Thom is a real pro.
Thom Peterson works in the real world and all the material he's teaching has been used in his show... It means that all the information you get are coming from a show biz experience.
I Highly suggest to watch and learn from Thom, if you are interested to become a pro(not only) every routine (material for stage, parlour and close up)contains solid magic and effective lines. You can adapt very well his material to any type of character.
In order to progress and learn this is a great purchase.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 29th, 2015
Thom Peterson shared an enormous amount of real world material. There are several effects that I will use. I believe anyone watching this lecture will find several effects that fit their style. Highly recommended.
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Another very good lecture. A must have.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 6th, 2015
What can I say ? Together with David Williamson´s Lecture this is by far the best lecture I own, and I´ve seen lots of them. Only 100% quality routines in this lecture, directly from a working pro. Not one piece of junk magic, as you can see often in other lectures. It is so good to see strong magic, presented in an awesome style and he fooled me a couple of times. Most of the tricks are using well known principles, but the truth is, most of the really good ideas are old. It´s just how to present theses old tricks in a new way. This is what makes strong magic. Today I purchased his "Behind the curtain" Download - just to get more of his stuff.
Besides all that, he is really funny , i mean REALLY funny.
All in all - a high quality lecture !
As you can read - I am pretty thrilled.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 17th, 2015
I used his fortune fish routine to get a passionate kiss while on a date, so that right there made the lecture worthwhile. There are so many other routines worth doing that I'm also working on
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 12th, 2015
This entire lecture is filled with 3 and a half hours of pure gold.

I mean seriously, he teaches you some really valuable magic, and it has made jaws hit the floor!

I cannot recommend this lecture highly enough, I DO this stuff, and it never fails to get a good reaction.

This is a lecture filled with real world material that you will DO the next time you get up on stage.

Thom made me shoot milk out my nose laughing, and taught me some great magic at the same time.
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