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John Shryock LIVE (Penguin LIVE)

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“John always taught the ‘why’ of each performance, as well as the ‘how.’ Several members went out of their way to thank me for having John lecture. ‘Wonderful!’ If you have the chance to see John perform…or lecture…don’t hesitate!”  - Tom Craven, Lecture Coordinator, Youngstown, Ohio
“John presented a wide-variety of routines from close-up, to stage and parlor. All were performed in a masterful manner which everyone enjoyed. If you have the opportunity to book John Shryock’s lecture please do so. Your magic organization will not only use the powerful routines but also will have FUN in the process.”  - Bill Trotter, I.B.M. T.V.P., IOWA
“Our members found your material to be very practical and useable…and your ideas and tips on routining, music and stage presence were right on the mark. For quite some time following your lecture our members were still talking about how good it was.” - David Sandy, Lecture Coordinator, Kansas City

What will he teach?

John’s comprehensive lecture teaches not only great tricks, but how to perform great magic as well. The lecture is taught in a “let’s have fun” manner with plenty of room for questions about any aspect of magic, from “What makes a trick work?” to “How do I get booked on a Cruise Ship?” to “Where do you find the right kind of music?”.
A wide range of topics from act structure to the proper use of various sleights to stage presence are covered in this entertaining and informative session. Featured topics include:
XIRTAM: John’s reverse Matrix routine. Beautifully structured and only uses four coins and four cards. A true lesson in natural movements.
Ambitious, Triumphant, Color Changing Deck: An Ambitious card, a Triumph, and a Color Changing Deck, all in the same routine with one deck of cards. And, at the end of the trick, you're completely clean!
Copper, Silver, Brass “Trio”: A staple of John’s act for fifteen years. Three different coins magically assemble under two cards. This one will fool you hard.
Cards-R-Us: Any number of spectator's cards are selected and secretly controlled to the top of the deck. The cards are then found, each in a different and entertaining manner. John's favorite impromptu routine. The audience always goes crazy!
Classic Cups and Balls: Johns take on this classic effect in magic. This is John's show closing routine. The lessons learned form John’s thinking and structure of the routine will help in all aspects of your magic.
Ring in Walnut: Recently featured on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” A borrowed ring ends up in a walnut. A true reputation maker. This one will knock your socks off.

Who is he?

John Shryock has traveled the globe with his illusion, parlor and close-up routines “wowing” audiences with his engaging personality, mastery of the performance, and unmistakable sense of fun. John was a favorite at Ceasars Magical Empire in Las Vegas, and is one of the few magicians who performs regularly in all three show rooms at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Since 2007, John has been a feature entertainer at Warren and Annabelle’s Magic Club in Maui, performing his hour-long comedy and sleight of hand show to sold out crowds nightly. A professional magician since 1984, John has performed in over 100 cities across five continents in a variety of venues including cruise ships, theaters, night clubs, conventions, and trade shows. This repertoire of experience led to the creation of some very practical magic, applicable for almost any situation.
John is the author of the book, “Sleightly Tricky,” and the star of the the DVD, “Live at Ceasars Magical Empire,” as well as the best selling “Ring in Walnut.”
John has presented magic lectures across Europe and the United States. He has received rave reviews from a variety of lecture venues and magic conventions including: I.B.M. and S.A.M. National conventions, P.C.A.M., Abbott’s, MAGI-FEST, T.A.O.M. and countless others. The reason for John’s success is simple--a fun lecture on original, practical magic that leaves everyone with something they can use. 


If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?

If you've never been to a magic lecture, there’'s never been a better time. Sunday, February 28th, at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming John Shryock LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions, and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

Want VIP access to EVERY FUTURE Penguin LIVE we film? Check out the new Penguin LIVE: All Access Pass!


  1. Purchase the John Shryock LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, February 28th, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the livestream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, John will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Ask John questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.


Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you'll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. It'’ll be waiting for you in your “MyPenguinMagic” area.

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 April 30th, 2020
Excellent material, excellent presentation with a good philosophy of economy of motion and justification of even natural movements
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 27th, 2016
I was in the audience for this lecture! Very informative and entertaining. Lots of useful material. The "walnut" trick alone is worth getting this for!!
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This guy is amazing! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2016
Not everyone will agree with me on this but this is probably the best lecture I will ever see. This guys magic interest was so similar to mine and all of the tricks he taught and advice he gave was what I was looking for. If you watch it you might not feel the same about it but personally I loved it!
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Great magic, great personality Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 5th, 2016
Not only was the lecture filled with useful, practical magic, but it was just more fun than most because of John's smile and personality. The time seemed to fly by, and I learned a lot.
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