Harry Riser tells the real story behind “Wild Card”

In this video, Harry discusses the story of how Frank Garcia came to “invent’ Wild Card and bring it to market with Lou Tannen. Peter Kane is also credited as the trick’s creator. After you watch Harry tell his side of the story, visit the following link for more info on the history of the classic Wild Card effect: http://www.lybrary.com/mlp/item.php?item=193

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Award: Top Entertainer in Indianapolis

I’m so happy to have been named one of top entertainers in Indianapolis by www.thumbtack.com. I have been working with the site for the past 2 years. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many clients in the Indianapolis area. From private parties to corporate events, the site has been a great tool for connecting with potential customers. If you’re looking to add magic to your Indianapolis event, please feel free to contact me today:

 
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Boxed Set by John Guastaferro

John G MagicIf you’ve been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of the work of John Guastaferro. In fact, while I may not have written a formal review of each of his products, have no problem recommending each and every one of them. I have them all, and they’re great.

John’s latest release is an instant download produced by Penguin Magic and Vanishing Inc. Two tricks for ten bucks; both are workers. First up is a handling of Paul Harris’ Reset. I’ve spent years working on the plot, and this version is among the most elegant I’ve seen. I’ll admit that I’m a bit married to my own handling for this venerable plot, but John’s solution certainly is a crowd pleaser. The routine is within the reach of the average card man. His clever use of the card box isolates the two packets and makes the clean up look ultra… well… clean.

The second routine, Ace Case, also makes use of the card box. The four Aces are lost in the deck. One by one they are located with the box playing an active role in each revelation. Cards penetrate the box, appear mysteriously on top of it, and travel magically inside. There is no setup, and again the handling isn’t difficult. I can see a lot guys using this.

You are treated to studio performances of both effects plus full explanations. The entire download runs about 25 minutes. As usual, John’s teaching is excellent. For ten bucks, you can’t go wrong. Highly recommended.

-Available for $10 from Vanishing Inc. Magic

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