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Hello All,

I was just talking to my son tonight and we began to speak of the best lectures that we have ever attended or watched on streaming.
If you were given three, what would your best three lectures be?

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The Essential Magic Conference 1 (2010), 2 (2011) and 3 (2012). The first of its kind. (online)

A lecture I attended with Spain's Gabi Pareras. (live)

A lecture by Lennart Green. (live)

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I don't think I could stop at three.... maybe a dozen.
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Three? OK...

In person...
Doc Eason, A Shot in the Act
Bob King's Magician Foolers
Mark Nathan Sicher

Streaming..
Harry Lorayne's JawDroppers Lecture for TMF
Bill Malone's Penguin Live
Jim Krenz's Penguin Live

Commercially Released Videos/DVDs...
David Roth's 1st Stars of Magic video
Paul Gordon Gold Dust
Bill Malone

This was hard. I know I left too many off the list.

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Don't do much streaming, so I'll limit myself to live.

So many recently have become dealer demos, that I've really quit going to many of them.

1. Easy - David Williamson
2. Paul Harris
3. Bill Goldman

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David Williamson Penguin Live Lecture-I find him very entertaining and I continue to watch this lecture over and over again.

Joshua Jay Penguin Live Lecture-There were some very powerful routines in here accompanied by some well polished presentations.

Jason Alexander Penguin Live Lecture-This may seem like an odd choice since there weren't any tricks taught, but for me it was very enjoyable to experience his thought process behind everything he did in his act.  Sometimes a good discussion on magic can be just as good as the magic itself.
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I'm only listing lectures that I've attended LIVE.

Most memorable for me:

Steve Beam (Abbott's Close-up convention)
Michael Weber (Lifesavers lecture, SAM #94)
Jay Scott Berry (Sam #94, mostly I remember the Eclipse Tip)


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in person Dani daOrtiz was amazing, it was a great lecture and I walked out of it thinking in a complete new way how magic was performed and presented
online I Have to say Juan Tamariz penguin live. For me the best lessons I've learned from lectures have to do with theory, psychology presentation and persona and I believe that both Tamariz and Dani are giants when it comes to that
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Eugene Burger
Bob Fitch
Irv Weiner
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I suppose I should put forth my own choices now that I have seen others:

These are all live lectures that I have attended. In no particular order:

Eugene Burger- treated magic like an art and has thought deeply about his work. reminded me to think, think, and then think some more

Jamy Ian Swiss- reminded me to work hard to fool the smartest person in the room and to treat my work with dignity

Tommy Wonder- just all around great, great thinking, great material, great presentations, reminded me to never be satisfied with a piece that I perform

(an extra)

Richard Turner- great stories, the best technique of anyone on the planet, reminded me that hard work can lead to incredible results

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I don't think I've attended a lecture in... 20 years?
But here are the most memorable ones.
All of them were great!

  • Larry Jennings
  • Bruce Cervon
  • Paul Chosse
  • Ron Bauer
  • Paul Harris

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Quite a good list Steven. Bet they were all great.
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Harry Lorayne's JawDroppers Lecture for TMF
Darwin Ortiz The Ephemeral Lecture (1st Lecture)
Darwin Ortiz Practically Impossible (2nd Lecture)

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Saw Juan Tamariz at a magic convention many years ago and is my favorite.
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Seen lots of good lectures, most of them decades ago.
Three memorable ones that jump to mind?

Michael Ammar 
Bob King
David Berglas

Another three:
Harry Lorayne (in Leeds)
David Roth
Peter Kane

Another three:
Bob Ostin 
Bob Read
Lennart Green

And the list could go on and on. Lots more great lectures all seen live, long before a lot of lectures became dealer dems, some probably names not so well known.

Bob Ostin probably had most content (followed by Harry, perhaps, both move through material rapidly).
Bob Read was probably the funniest lecturer. I think I've used effects or taken something on board from all the named lecturers.

Another three to go out on:

Patrick Page
John Bannon
Larry Becker

There are plenty more good ones. Also seen some well known names I'd rather not comment on.

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I forgot one, I've got to replace Jay Scott Berry with Terry Lunceford (PCAM a decade ago or more)

Loved his pocket cards lecture notes.
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Saw Juan Tamariz at a magic convention many years ago and is my favorite.


I forgot I'd seen Tamariz lecture twice and he was great (how could I forget that?).  
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Used to own a shop in the 1990's and had many great lectures, thanks to TomG who was friends with many of them, and a poster here, including Allan Ackerman, Paul Harris, Daryl, Aldo C., Bob Bengel, Jose de la Torre, Bob King, Simon Lovell. Not only were they very friendly and great guys, they were excellent performers.

           Tom Mullica lectured down the street from me and was one of the funniest lectures I ever saw. I mentioned Juan Tamariz because I will never forget, after he did a trick, you could hear gasps in the audience. He was truly amazing.
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As for streaming lectures, 2 of my favourites are:

Penguin Live: Lonnie Chevrie
Penguin Live: Jared Kopf

I'd love to see more from these guys. 

As for people I've actually seen liv:

I attended a phenomenal 4 hour workshop with Juan Tamariz. 

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Breaking the rule of three. All live.

Paul Harris
Derek Dingle
Jerry Andrus
Albert Goshman
Bro. John Hamman
Chris Kenner
Dan Fleshman
John Mendoza
Slydini

There were other good ones, but those stood out. Man I'm getting old. Kenner was just out of high school.

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I have 2

Kurtz at the MotorCity Close-up convention.
Harkey..YEARS ago...actually when he first published Simply Harkey
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Well in my case I seen some lectures here, my top 10 are:

10) Aldo Colombini: it was my first lecture, that's the reason who keeps a place in my heart, also it was the first time that I made a trick to one of my idols. Sadly some month later He passes away.
9) David Williamsonm: Let´s face it, he is a moster in magic, I love how funny he was in the lecture with the translator, also I learn a lot about magic with kids. He did his act with children without nowing any words in Spanish
8) Ricardo Harada: A magician from Brasil, he does the best cone and ball routine that I saw, he was one of the only magicians who fool everyone in his lecture. Also, cone and ball were the first tricks that I work, so seeing a person doing it so well. beautiful
7) Josequesoyyo: Spanish magician, for me he is the god in construction and structure, with him I learn so much about that and now is part of my way of thinking.
6) Mario Lopez: The most creative and kind person on earth. Please, see his material, it is so good.
5) Topas: another idol of mine, I love his work and the one of his director.
4) Miguel Muñoz: yes, the guy of the contact balls. An inspiring lecture about manipulation, his experience with circus and balls are beautiful
3)Charlie frye: For me, he is the best magician I was seen, I love his act, his show, his routines, How he can be so creative and effective? For me each time I need something, I have seen his penguin lecture
2) Kiko Pastur: Kiko is the greatest magician from Galicia, now he has published stuff in penguin but he is the definition of artist in Magic, so deep thinking and constructions... He is one of my inspirations in magic and my development is indirect because of him.
1)Gabi Pareras: Puff, I do not know how to say it. I have seen him a lot of times and I always learn something, not only technique but also philosophy... You must see the work of Gabi, for me, he is the next step of Ascanio´s work. A lot of Spanish magicians have been influenced by his work. He is the best guy on earth.

There are more, Pipo, Roman, Juliana Chen, Malone, Macbride... But this are my best magicians, I love them and I keep seeing the notes and learn more with them

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1. Eugene Burger
2. Don Alan
3. Gary Kurtz
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Tom Frank is traveling around the United States at the moment. His lecture is geared toward what the audience wants to learn. Highly recommended.
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Gary Kurtz is the best i've seen. He did his great Relentless coin routine and just about everything else he's known for, except Flurious. At the break i asked him if he was going to do that and he said, "I don't do Flurious anymore."

I bought his book Leading With Your Head.
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Tom Frank's lecture is well worth attending if you have a chance. I saw his first lecture of the tour in Chicago.

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I saw you lecture in Chicago, Mike. That was a dang good one, too
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Thanks for the compliment Michaelblue! Much appreciated.

Also, great call on "Leading with Your Head" from Gary K. It's difficult to find, but well worth reading.

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Best lectures I’ve seen live would have to include Phil Goldstein, Bob King, Harry Lorayne, Al Goshman, Lennart Green, Bob Fitch, Daryl, Michael Weber … and the list goes on!

 Best three videos I’ve seen on commercially available DVDs include Tommy Wonder, Paul Harris, Eric Jones.


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I'd have to go for:

1. Juan Tamariz (workshop)
2. Alan Shaxon
3. A recent evening at The Magic Circle (with a TED type format) with the following each doing a 20 minute slot: Chris Cox, Mathew Le Motte, Guy Hollingworth, and Geoffrey Durham

By the way, if you're a member of TMC and haven't seen that, #3 is available on the private Facebook group and well worth watching.
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Best lecture I've attended is Ta Na Manga's at the Taiwan Magic Association Convention back in 2013. They had just won a FISM award the previous year and were red hot in the community! Haven't heard too much from the duo as of late though, but I do remember that they live very busy lives outside of magic. One is an electrical engineer and one is a doctor, if I remember correctly. 

Such a wealth of knowledge was bestowed upon all attendees that day. 

Daniel Garcia's lecture at the TRICs Convention back in 2015 was amazing as well. He taught his variation of the Top Change which wowed the crowed the whole weekend. Plus, he showed an unreleased bill change that was, and still is, absolutely PHENOMENAL. 
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I have done exactly one magic lecture. It was for IBM Ring 22 in Michigan last year. It was recorded on video. I give it away as a freebie for anyone who buys “Unfazed” from my website.

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I have done exactly one magic lecture. It was for IBM Ring 22 in Michigan last year. It was recorded on video. I give it away as a freebie for anyone who buys “Unfazed” from my website. http://www.benblaumentalism.com


So you are saying the best lecture you ever attended was your own?  [confused]
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So you are saying the best lecture you ever attended was your own?  [confused]


Lol, no.
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I've never attended a live lecture, but I have purchased my fair share of online lectures and DVDs of Lectures. I made two different lists, separating the best and my favorite. The best lectures impacted how I think about the art and science of mentalism. These lectures gave me a paradigm shift when thinking about mentalism and hypnosis. My favorite lectures taught me wonderful effects and entertained me, but did not give me a huge paradigm shift. 

The best lectures I've watched: 
Ross Johnson- Penguin Live. 
Experience of Hypnosis by Kev Sheldrake- Change Phenomena (2012?)
David Parr- Penguin Live. 

My favorite lectures are: 
Ian Rowland- Penguin Live
Max Maven- Penguin Live
Docc Hilford- Penguin Live



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Giobbi's Penguin# #2. Outstanding.
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