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Topic: Jason England lectures in San Francisco
Message: Posted by: Joe Pon (Sep 9, 2009 12:08AM)
JASON ENGLAND is coming to San Francisco!!!
"The Hands behind the motion picture - Shade"
Thursday, September 24, 2009
7:30 p.m. – Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Miraloma Park Improvement Club
350 O'Shaughnessy Boulevard
San Francisco. California
Free Parking
Advance Purchase - By Friday, September 18
$ 25.00 Misdirections Magic Club Members before deadline
$ 30.00 Non-Members
At the Door - $ 35.00 General Admission

Friday, September 25, 2009
7:00 -11:00 p.m.
Misdirections Magic Club Members only. This exclusive 4 hour workshop is limited to 10 students.
$ 100.00 Misdirections Magic Club Members
Contact Misdirections Magic Shop for more information.
(415) 566-2180

"The Hands Behind the Motion Picture SHADE"
You may of seen him in the critically acclaimed hit TV series: “The Takedown” with Paul Wilson and seen his hands in the modern day gambling movie, “Shade” starring an all-star cast including: Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith, and Gabriel Byrne, and read his reviews in Magic Magazine and now you can learn from one of the best card technicians in the world. Jason England is widely regarded as one of the finest card handlers in the world, with experience performing classical close-up and bar magic. Additionally, over the past 20 years, he has quietly built a reputation amongst other magicians as not only a top-notch performer and technician, but also as one of magic’s more capable teachers of high-quality sleight of hand. His area of expertise isn’t just confined to magic; Jason is also considered one of the world’s foremost experts on gambling-related sleights and cheating techniques. His knowledge and experience have led to film and television performances, casino game protection talks, and lectures on marked cards and antique gambling collectibles/ephemera. He also just released one of the most comprehensive DVDs on card moves titled: “Foundations.”

The Foundations in Card Technique Lecture focuses on several of Jason’s all-time favorite effects for both magicians and laymen alike. Although, he is known to be fond of, and proficient with, some of the more difficult sleight-of-hand maneuvers possible with a deck of cards, Jason has ensured that this lecture contains routines that are well within the grasp of most beginning and intermediate card handlers. You will learn:
The Third Shuffle – an absolutely diabolical impossible location. This has fooled virtually everyone that has ever seen it performed. Best of all, it’s entirely self-working.
Conning Caveney – From the mind of Steve Forte, this is an almost perfect gambling demonstration wherein the four Aces are instantly shuffled to fall to the performer after having been shown to be hopelessly dispersed in the deck. There is no funny business on the deal as the Aces really are moved to the proper places for the deal. Let the spectator deal if you want!
Fever Nails – Completely self-working and fools the entire room. This recently took in everyone at The False Deal convention.
Aces to Order – Cut the four Aces from a deck in any order

Intensive Card Technique Workshop:
Friday, September 25th from 7:00pm-11:00pm
"This exclusive 4 hour workshop is limited to 10 students only"
If you’ve ever wanted to improve your understanding of advanced sleight-of-hand maneuvers, but were not sure of the best way to proceed, look no further. No armchair quarterback here, Jason has also been using these moves in his regular magic acts and gambling demonstrations throughout his entire career. His knowledge of these moves, his years of experience actually using them and his background as an academic instructor combine to provide you with a unique learning opportunity. Although each workshop will be tailored to the specific needs of the attendees, you can expect to be taught the proper methods for the following techniques:
Second Deal – Both push-offs and strike techniques will be taught.
Bottom Deal – The evolution of the modern bottom deal described in full detail.
Center Deal – Hard? Yes. But not as hard as you think it is!
Palming – The classic Erdnase system. Why “fix” what isn’t broken?
The Push-Through Shuffle – A foundational move that will improve your magic, period.
Riffle Shuffle Work – Techniques that will increase the deceptiveness of nearly all of your routines.
The MacMillan Turnover Switch – Straight from the feature film Shade, this move has a reputation for being next to impossible. It isn’t impossible; it just needed a good teacher to show you how to do it!
Last, but not least, Steve Forte has given his permission for Jason to discuss the actual workings of many of the effects from the ‘52’ sequence that was recently released on Steve’s Gambling Protection Series DVDs. Many of these techniques have never been shown on film before and are rarely discussed even amongst the upper echelon of card handlers. If you’ve seen this ground-breaking set and want to know how some of those things were accomplished, now’s your chance, and it may be the only one you’ll ever get!
If you want a real teacher to teach you the real work, then do not miss Jason England’s Only San Francisco Bay Area Appearance!!!

"Magic & More" is back for another great season!
Every Sunday @ 7:00pm
SF Playhouse Theater Stage 2, 533 Sutter St. 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Featuring: Adam Sachs, RJ Owens, Charlie Martin & Fred Anderson plus special guest stars!
$20.00 admission
***Special Misdirections Magic Shop Members $10.00
(415) 646-0776

The San Francisco Ghost Hunt
Meet real ghosts from wild and romantic times gone by. You will enjoy nearly three hours of guaranteed unearthly fun! The Ghost Hunt is delighted to introduce you to San Francisco's most notorious ghosts at 7:00 pm six evenings a week, closed Tuesdays. Call 415-922-5590 to confirm.
$20 person.
**** Misdirections Magic Club 25% off
The San Francisco Ghost Hunt take place year around, in every weather, in a beautiful historic neighborhood in the comfortable Pacific Heights district. The one mile walking tour is in a quiet residential area surrounding a vast well kept park. The locality is free of the usual urban unpleasantness, there is even no business traffic. The Ghost Hunt shows a very local side of San Francisco many have been dying to see. There is one modrate hill, the pace is easy and the views are spectacular. You will enjoy nearly three hours of guaranteed unearthly fun