Armstrong Lectures - August
Sponsored by IBM Ring 160 & Magic New Zealand
Sponsored by Palmerston North Magic Circle
Sponsored by IBM Ring 160 & Magic New Zealand
will not be just another trick lecture or a dealer show.
Jon will not only teach you some great, original card magic,
he will teach you some sleights and techniques that you
may have thought were out of your reach. One of the things
that makes Jon such an in demand performer, is the way he
has developed and integrated his character into his magic.
It's this synthesis of performance; effect and character
that can make 'tricks' become magic. In addition to learning
his original card ideas, he will also cover topics such
as learning, performance and character. These ideas are
useable whether you are a full time pro or just do a few
tricks for family and friends.
This recent Magic Castle award nominated lecture with
cover techniques with cards but that can be used to enhance
all our magic.
will be illustrated in the following effects:
The Blank Monte (A three card monte routine that takes the
sting out of magician is always right scenario and giving
it a truly magical climax by personalizing it),
What If (giving meaning to the standard take a card trick)
I Scream (a business card routine big in effect and in return
on clients and using the Frixion pen)
Out Of This Blah Blah Blah (a more commercial and entertaining
Out Of This World with no sleight of hand)
The Biddle Trick (taking a card trick and making it better
using new moves and thinking about the standard ones differently)
And many more, right out of Jon's current award winning
close up act.
of the following testimonials give you an idea of the powerful
miracles from his lecture!
an old saying: 'If a man fools me once, shame on him. If
he fools me twice, it's probably Jon Armstrong.' At least
that's my version." - Ian Rowland, Magic Circular
Scream You Scream (possibly the best ever trick for getting
your business card into a spectator's hand - and with a
subtle way of making them contact you afterwards) will make
you money!!" - Martin Key, Abra
fun evening...flawless technique" - Bob Yelland,
an email to say I found your lecture brilliant - it was
informative, interesting and entertaining. In particular,
I enjoyed learning the nuances of certain moves such as
your second-deal and gin double." - Stephen Dobbs,
Jon very much inspired with the sense that it is possible
to make a living with magic, and still have loads of fun.
Oh, and he also showed us a trick. One of the best tricks
I have ever seen. With a prop and materials I own, yet it
totally fooled me. What was it? Well, you had to be there,
really." - Ian 'Mindwriter' Carpenter, UK Magic
certainly kicked butt at Motor City. His performances and
lecture were really great. I believe he's doing one more
lecture, this time in Grand Rapids MI. After that he's off
to Malaysia to return to his life as a professional magician.
If you're in the area, don't miss John's last lecture in
Grand Rapids. This may be the last chance you have to see
him for quite awhile. Also, he's making a tremendous deal
on his notes and other items. His work with the Frixion
pen alone is worth the price of admission. This is one of
many that I'll be using." - Mike Powers, Linking
more information, visit Jon's website at:
Jon Armstrong has performed for some of the most prestigious
audiences in over 30 countries worldwide. Growing up in
Orlando, Florida, Jon became fascinated by the magic he
saw in the theme parks around him and dreamed of having
his own show. This dream came true when Disney asked him
to bring his act to Epcot and he became the resident magician
at Walt Disney World. He was only 20.
spending 5 years doing his show at Disney World, Vegas called
and Jon answered, becoming a recurring headliner at Caesar's
Magical Empire. It was between these runs in Vegas that
Jon started doing his tours all over the world as both a
performer and lecturer, teaching others how to add humor
and entertainment to their magic. Also he worked on many
films and television shows such as "The Mentalist"
and "Spiderman 3" as a magic consultant
now lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent performer at
the world famous Magic Castle. His TV appearances as a talk
show guest, featured performer or actor, include shows like
"Magic Castle After Dark" on A&E, USA's
"Ready For The Weekend", Fox's "Masters
of Illusion." and ABC's "Bachelorette"
He has been featured in trade publications like Magic, The
Linking Ring, MUM and other magic journals worldwide. Stories
have been done on him in The New York Times, LA Magazine
and Harpers just to name a few.
December 2004 Jon appeared on the cover of Genii Magazine
in a issue dedicated to his magic. In April 2007, after
being nominated for the last two years, Jon Armstrong was
named Close up Magician of the Year by The Academy of Magical
Arts. He has been nominated five times total as of 2010.
With 2010 as the first year he has been nominated for Lecturer
of the Year by the AMA. He also serves on the Board of Trustees
of the Academy of Magical Arts as its secretary, the youngest
person ever to be elected to this important group.