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Michael Dustman
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I am surprised there was not more build-up or notice on this but I was excited to read last night that Jon Allen is releasing his material in a book by the end of the month.

Great article on Jon in the new MAGIC Magazine and a preview of a couple of the effects in his book. It will also include his award winning competition act.

Sure to make it even better is that it is edited by John Lovick. I always enjoy reading anything Lovick had his hand in as it is sure to be quite thorough.

Looking forward to this..............
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I'm particularly pleased the book will feature parlor magic.
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Looking forward to it too. Jon's material is always excellent and well thought out.
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Loved the "No Spectators" DVD - the effects, the thinking, and watching how masterfully Allen interacted with the audience to create a good time for all. Allen keeps it entertaining and fun, while delivering strong magic. Looking forward to the book.
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Me too!
any news on when Jon?
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the comments.

The book is at the printer but it will not be out at the end of the month. I think it's going to be some time in August but that side of things is not my domain so I am not sure exactly when it will be. I think their will be a bit mor ebuild up nearer the release date!

John was great to work with and he has done a fantastic job of putting my ideas and routines down on paper. It was quite an effort and Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay are to be congratulated as well for their efforts.

The book is going to be mainly close-up but there will be some stand-up/stage effects as well. There will also be a couple of mentalism items in the mix too and, yes, a full breakdown of the IBM act.

One thing I hope the book will do is get magicians to think about their magic. It's not all about methods and effects 9of which there are many) but it questions what you are doing for your audiences. Why should they bother to watch the tricks? What can you do to make the magic more than just pointless eye candy.

Thanks again for your interest.
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Really Really looking forward to this book!
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There's an excerpt from the book in this month's MAGIC Magazine.... awesome stuff so far! I particularly liked the Paradox Card in Envelope premise.
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Yes...it is also a great article on Mr. Allen and the excerpts were sublime!
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Wow can't wait!!
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The page is up on VanishingMagicInc!

https://vanishingincmagic.com/magic/grea......n-allen/

A free preview of the book is now available for download. Expected release date Aug 24.

Can't wait!!!
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Thanks for the info on the free download.

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By the looks of the free download this book looks like its going to be fantastic!
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They have added a pre-order special offer, with discount on Jon's Spectators Don't Exist DVD.

http://vanishingincmagic.com/magic/great......d-offer/
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He now has a dedicated web page where you can pre-order the book from him. I have already pre-ordered it as I love his material and his thinking. I really think its going to be excellent and can't wait to read it. Smile

Visit http://www.close-upmagician.com/experiencebook for more info.

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Just ordered.
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Angelo, you got in ahead of me!

I would like to add that anyone who orders from my site before 24th July will go into a prize draw. The winner will receive a full refund of the price of the book. In other words, they will receive a free copy! I'll announce the winner here.

I'm very excited about the book and am looking forward to August!

Jon
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I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book. About half way through but it is really excellent so far.

The first chapter details Jon's IBM close up competition act. It is very magical, funny, surprising and logical. Every detail is covered and while you probably won't want to replicate the entire act, there is much to be learned from the description about timing, misdirection and structure. It's an excellent and engaging read.

The second chapter is close up and walk-around stuff. Wow. Some very strong and extremely clever routines, here. No card tricks in this chapter but there is a wonderful bill animation routine (with some great thoughts about why animations could be a little more convincing than straight levitations), a cool rubber band routine, a VERY clever Professor's Nightmare routine (this is one which will fool magicians), a coin bend that made me laugh with its deviousness and a whole lot more.

Chapter three is cards. Haven't gotten into this yet but I soon will.


So far, the book is amazing. Jon is very smart and really knows how to structure effects so they are memorable for spectators... excuse me, PARTICIPANTS (love that!). Great tricks and great theory. There is definitely something for everyone here.

I'll post more when I'm done reading.
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Thanks Cameron. You haven't even got to the best bits yet! ;-)

Just to remind people that there is less than 24 hours to get your pre-order in and be in with a chance fo getting the price of the book & shipping refunded to you. Order your book from http://www.close-upmagician.com/experiencebook before 23.59 GMT today (Friday). Whoever's name, out of those who purchase the book, is pulled from a hat will win and have their money refunded to them.

Please put 'Magic Café offer' in the note section of Paypal.
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The Silent Treatment - Digital Edition: this iconic routine just got upgraded! Watch - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=phTDUhX0m9o
Watch the brilliant effect, Rule of Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CytuXsCbL0 and order it from www.onlinemagicshop.co.uk
Order the bar-raising DVD set 'Connection' at www.onlinemagicshop.co.uk
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Anybody has more information on the Rubber Band effects?
Thanks.

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