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Greg wilson in england! the best
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Drove 11 hours to catch Jeff McBride in New York City. As a stage performer I enjoyed his theory behind actions, movement and music.


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April of 1975...Dai Vernons farewell lecture...never seen anything like it...doubt I ever will!

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Aldo is one of the best "hobbiest" lectures! You get in, laugh, have a great time and leave knowing about half a dozen EASY Yet powerful effects
Eugene Burger was one of the best thought out lectures on presentations
Max Maven was INCREDIBLE for "one of a kind" lectures
of course Ammar & Daryl are pros at lectures

any one seen Paul Harris lecture??
or Rafael Benatar??
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any one seen Paul Harris lecture??
or Rafael Benatar??

Our local club here in Daytona Beach booked Paul Harris when I was about 14 or 15 years old ('80 or '81?). I will NEVER forget the great time I had that night, seeing all of those wonderful, strange effects! Decks turned solid, cards linked together, changed places with coins, got ripped and restored, and changed color all in a way I'd (or anyone else for that matter) ever seen before. I had ten dollars in my pocket and bought "Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets". I went home and worked through every single trick in the book! I've got a picture of me with him at that lecture and it sure brings back great memories...

PS: Other great lectures I've seen include Derek Dingle, Michael Ammar, David Williamson and Gary Kurtz...

Posted: Jan 18, 2006 10:29pm

Oops, almost forgot...Gaeton Bloom! What a great lecture!
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Another Vote for Aldo

Rick Maue - The most thoughtful and well-prepared I've seen.

My good friend Bob Elliott.

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The best lecturers I have seen are:

1. Darwin Ortiz - I have sen Darwin lecture on several occasions and his stuff is wonderful. Highly recommended.

2. David Roth - I dopn't do coins (because I suck, not because coin magic is bad) but I could watch David Roth perform his routines for hours. He is amazing.

3. Garrett Thomas - I never had heard of him. Bob Sheets told us he was great and Denny Haney loved him so I went. He fooled me badly with several effects and it was nice to see someone who was unknown to me put on a lecture that surpassed most of the known magicians.

4. Juan Tamariz - I saw him lecture about 12 years ago the night before one of the World Magic Summit's in Washington, DC. He did a bunch of stuff with the memorized deck and he did his FISM act. The result was like being in a boxing match against the champ - the champ lands a solid knockout blow and then proceeds to kick you in the ribs for a few minutes after you are down.

5. Rene Lavand - His lecture was so incredible that I almost walked out during the explanations because I did not want to know how he did the stuff he fooled me with. I didn't want to be rude so I stayed. Also, I wasn't about to forfeit my front row seat so what choice did I really have? (wink).

6. Doc Eason - When I first got into magic, he lectured for a Magi-Whirl event. This was back in 1991 and I remember the lecture as if it just happened. His card under the glass and multiple card location were the two highlights of a very powerful lecture.

I have seen plenty of lectures and these were the highlights. I have also not had the opportunity to see others lecture that were named so hopefully they will come to a venue near me and get added to my list !!!
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Years ago, I had the opportunity to see Slydini - no more questions!

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Tim Ellis and Sue Ann Webster are the most polished lecturers that I have seen.

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David Williamson's lecture was the best I have ever seen. The thing is, the lecture focused less on tricks, but nobody cared, because when you have David Williamson on stage your not wanting to see tricks, your wanting to see David Williamson. I whole heartly believe that Dave could come out and perform just one trick, and still have people pay admission to see it. David Williamson is a one man show, and he is the most amazing person alive!

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Best lecture?

I LOVE watching Dave Williamson too.

Chad long is always a favorite.

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For anybody who doesn't know what Ken and I are talking about is when you go to a normal show or lecture, or at least from my experience, the entertainer seems like he has been doing the act for a while and knows what he is going to say when. Almost canned patter, but when David Williamson gets on stage he gives you the illusion that he hasnt planned anything, which to a degree is right, but David takes his act and magic very seriously. The one time I saw him on stage, I had to walk out of the theater, because I seriously couldn't breathe from laughing so hard, many other people had to do the same thing. I hope one day he will put out more videos, of just him performing, because in my opinion they would be worth anything just to watch him do what he does best: Entertain!

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