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Hi Everyone,

We have our next lecture already lined up and this time I'm very happy to announce that it's Steven Youell!

His last lecture was great, but unfortunately it was cut short because of a user error on my part. Since then, I've learned a lot and I hope you'll agree that the video quality of our Magician's Forum lectures have gotten a lot better.

Steven and I are going to work together to ensure that this lecture goes off without a hitch!

Here's a quick word from Steven: 

"I'm very excited to do another online lecture for The Magicians Forum on October 2nd at 2pm (Pacific)! You can expect close to two hours of effects from my forthcoming book, tips on classic moves and a Q & A session.

The cost? A measly $5.00!!! Register here: https://goo.gl/DGg6tG

For more information on who I am, please go to cardtrickology.net to watch some demonstration videos!"

I consider Steven a friend and I trust that he is going to provide us with and excellent lecture. For just 5 bucks you can't lose.

Please take a moment to register now.

I hope to see you there!

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Steven is a master with the paste boards. A wizard with cards! I will be there and I suggest that everyone else make it a priority! [smile]
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Just checking, the lecture will be recorded so I can watch later on?  I'll need to leave about an hour in as it will be Monday morning here.
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Just checking, the lecture will be recorded so I can watch later on?  I'll need to leave about an hour in as it will be Monday morning here.


Yep! A video will be available after the lecture!

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We've had a great response so far! We already have 25 signed up since it was announced last night.

This lecture will be recorded and available to watch at your leisure.

Please take a moment to register now: https://goo.gl/DGg6tG

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Steven's lecture is nearly have full!!

If you haven't registered, I encourage you to take a quick moment to do so now.

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I know I won't be available to watch the lecture live but I want to register so that I can have access to the recording after the fact. So should I register after the lecture so that I don't take up the space of someone else who might get to enjoy it live?

Rudy, what do you recommend? Thanks,
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I know I won't be available to watch the lecture live but I want to register so that I can have access to the recording after the fact. So should I register after the lecture so that I don't take up the space of someone else who might get to enjoy it live?

Rudy, what do you recommend? Thanks,
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Register now please!  If anyone is shut out because of lack of space, they'll get 60 Minutes with me on Skype!
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I know I won't be available to watch the lecture live but I want to register so that I can have access to the recording after the fact. So should I register after the lecture so that I don't take up the space of someone else who might get to enjoy it live?

Rudy, what do you recommend? Thanks,
Alan


Great question! It's very considerate of you fellas to be concerned. If I see that we're coming close to selling out, I can upgrade my account to facilitate a greater number of attendees.

I haven't had to do that yet, but I would be glad if it did!

So please go ahead and register [smile]

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Rudy, I've registered and paid. Since this is my first lecture through the Magician's Forum I have a silly question: All I need is an internet connection and speakers, right?

Looking forward to the lecture.

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I prefer a headset over speakers.


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Rudy, I've registered and paid. Since this is my first lecture through the Magician's Forum I have a silly question: All I need is an internet connection and speakers, right?

Looking forward to the lecture.

Thanks!


Hi Anthony, I'm so glad that you'll be joining us! I would also encourage you to download and use Google Chrome. Folks seem to run into issues if they don't.

I'd also suggest, as Dave did, that you use headphones. We'll get feedback if we don't.

Thanks!

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Hi Everyone,

Steven has posted the contents of his upcoming lecture at his website: http://www.cardtrickology.net/Lecture.html

There is still time to register. Please remember that space is limited: https://goo.gl/DGg6tG

Fast Times
The magician takes out a red deck and allows a spectator to shuffle it completely. He then divides the deck in two and puts one half in his right pocket and one half in his left pocket.

Only after this does the magician have a card selected from a shuffled blue deck. The selection is isolated from the other cards and sits on the table face down. No one has seen this card— not even the magician or the spectator.

The magician then positions his hands by his pockets in the tradition of the fastest gunslinger and says:“At the count of three, you’ll turn the card over and I will pull the matching card out of my pocket within a split second of your card hitting the table! And that’s exactly what happens!

Principles Discussed: The Conditions of Impossibility; Presentation vs. Effect

Sleights & Difficulty: Only one Sleight a little more difficult than holding a break.

Bulletproof
The magician explains that he is really tired of people trying to come up with explanations for what he does and he has therefore developed a Card Trick in which every possible explanation will be eliminated as he goes.

A spectator selects a card in the fairest possible manner and then shuffles the deck. The magician even lets her check to make sure that her card is still in the middle of the deck. The he tells the spectator that he will ask her three (and only three) questions and each time her answer will be spelled out using one card for each letter in her answer. After the three questions have been asked and the answers spelled out, regardless of how she answers, her card will be on top of the pack!


And
,” says the performer, “You don’t even have to tell the truth. You can lie to any of the questions and none of your answers have to be consistent with the previous ones… oh, one more thing—I’ll let you do the dealing!” True to form, the three questions are asked, the spectator spells out her answers and when finished, her card is on top of the pack!

Principles Discussed: Fuzzy Purposes-- the idea of covering a covert action by doing something that seemingly gives the spectator an advantage or makes it more difficult for the magician.

Sleights & Difficulty: This only has one Sleight and it is bulletproof: it can be done with any deck handed to you-- doesn't matter if the deck's missing cards, all bent up etc.

A Highly Valuable Training Aid
I have what I consider to be a very valuable training aid-- it's not only taught me to track cards, it's improved many other aspects of my card work. It seems so simple that somewhere, someone must have thought of it. But I can't find a single reference. But there has to be one!

So I'm going to explain it; demonstrate it and show why I think it's useful.

Whoever provides me with a solid reference wins a copy of my forthcoming book!
Pick Me Redux
For those who know the effect: in this squeaky clean version of the classic effect, the spectator does not do any dealing!  For those who don’t:

The magician allows the spectator an extremely fair choice of a card and then points to a red deck that's on the table. He takes out the deck and spreads through every card showing that only one card is marked with the words "Pick Me"-- it's the selected card!

Principles Discussed: Simplicity vs. Difficulty; Why Change a Method?

Sleights & Difficulty: One sleight that's a little harder than holding a break, but not by much!
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The seal on a brand new deck of cards is broken and the Card Expert shuffles it. He then has the spectator cut the deck several times. When the spectator is satisfied that there is no way the magician could know the positions of any of the cards, the top four cards are dealt face down on the table. Leaving the four cards face down on the table, the magician takes the deck, gives it a casual shuffle and starts explaining how real cheats work.

He explains that only in the movies and dime novels do card cheats deal themselves a pat hand. Instead, he says, real cheats make sure that they only beat the sucker by a small amount and thus avoid suspicion.

In order to demonstrate this, the magician has the spectator turn up the first card, Four of Hearts. With a few deft cuts, the magician cuts to the Five of Hearts. When the next card is turned face up, the magician cuts to the next card higher, as he does with the third card. On the fourth card, the magician shuffles the deck once more and tells the spectator the exact position of the last winning card. Upon dealing down to the number, the spectator finds the last winning card!

Principles Discussed: What spectators actually know and what we think they know; giving the spectator false trails; do easier methods help or hinder?

Sleights & Difficulty: Although the preferred method uses the Faro Shuffle, there is a secondary method (not inferior) which eliminates the Faro. Other than that, you'll be able to use some of those false cuts you've been practicing.
  
Harry The Hacker
The magician demonstrates his ability to memorize an entire shuffled deck in less than 30 seconds. The deck is shuffled and three people are allowed to freely select a card and retain their selections. The deck is shuffled again and then tabled. The Magician memorizes the 49 cards that are left, compares it to a list of cards that are in a complete deck and thus discerns the identities of the selections. All in less than 60 seconds.

Principles Discussed: It's only what they think you can do that matters; method vs. effect; taking advantage of popular conceptions.

Sleights & Difficulty: Two Moderately Difficult Sleights.

The Top Change and Learning Instinct
As is the case with many Classic Sleights, the largest impediment is fear. I'm going to explain why that is and how you can eliminate almost all of it by using the correct technique. One of the side benefits of learning the Top Change is developing the instinct so it's executed at the most advantageous moment-- you'll learn how to develop that type of instinct and apply it to other moves and effects.

In this section, I'll be discussing the Top Change demonstration I posted here, so if you haven't seen it this would be a good time to look! It's the third video down the page.

 

Please note that some material may change without notice due to time contraints or other factors.  This lecture is based on my forthcoming book, Cardtrickology, Volume III. Some of these effects have been previously published in various places. The concept of the book is to show how much I've learned from these effects in the last 25 years, so some methods have been altered or even changed. If you have any quesitons, please e-mail me.

 


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Hi Everyone,

This is just a friendly reminder that Steven's lecture is this coming Sunday at 2pm (Pacific).

I've had the opportunity to have a test video call with Steven and the quality of the video is far better than last time. I also got a sneak peak at what he'll be sharing with all of us. We're in for a treat!

If you haven't already registered, here's the link:  https://goo.gl/DGg6tG

For more information on Steven and a list of the contents of his lecture, please go to his website: http://www.cardtrickology.net/Lecture.html

I hope to see you all there!!

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            Is it better to register with  my google account PW or my yahoo e-mail address , does it make any difference?
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            Is it better to register with  my google account PW or my yahoo e-mail address , does it make any difference?


I don't really think it matters, but I would advise that you use your Google account. Since we're using Google Hangouts, it seems that they've made it work best with a Gmail account.

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Another dumb question. I'm just about to register. But on the day of the lecture, how does it work? Do I get sent a link to click to access the lecture?
Sorry, I've not used hangout before.

Also, are you guys in PST or PDT at the moment?
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Another dumb question. I'm just about to register. But on the day of the lecture, how does it work? Do I get sent a link to click to access the lecture? Sorry, I've not used hangout before. Also, are you guys in PST or PDT at the moment? Thanks.


Not a dumb question at all!  Rudy will send you a link.  If you are going to watch the recorded lecture later (which is what I will be doing) Rudy will send you the link for that too.

At least that is how it worked for the last one ...

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Another dumb question. I'm just about to register. But on the day of the lecture, how does it work? Do I get sent a link to click to access the lecture?
Sorry, I've not used hangout before.

Also, are you guys in PST or PDT at the moment?
Thanks.


Hi Simon, Robin said it correctly. Here is the link that you'll need to click on when the clock strikes 2pm (Pacific) on Sunday: https://goo.gl/DGg6tG

After the lecture is over, I will post a YouTube link to those who registred. You'll be able to access this video long after the lecture is over.

See you Sunday!

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I am almost ready to enjoy this lecture. A little less than 2 hours away. Do not miss it!
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I am almost ready to enjoy this lecture. A little less than 2 hours away. Do not miss it!


Me too, Luis!

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Oddly, I haven't received the link, and the lecture starts in 3 minutes?


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Just use the same link you used to register...
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Thanks @luigimar, that did it.


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I cannot find out how to see the lecture. Is this recorded so 
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If you registered, go here:  https://goo.gl/DGg6tG

or here, same place...

https://business-hangouts.com/register.php?m=NDUwMDl8MTA4MTY1

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Hi Everyone, I hope that you enjoyed Steven's lecture!

For those who registered, here's the link: https://youtu.be/bv3iJCewt2E

If you can't access the video, it's because I need to give you permission using the email address that you use to log into your YouTube account.

Just sene me a PM.

Thanks again to the Steve Youell for taking time to share your magic with us and to Steve Christian for helping to host it!!

Rudy

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I enjoyed Steven's lecture very much and learned many things. Thanks Steven and Rudy and Steve for making it possible.

This is how I enjoyed it this time... on my computer and on TV...

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If you registered and could not see it, don't forget it was recorded and the link will be up soon!


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Only got to see the beginning, but really liked what I saw.  I'm looking forward to watching the whole thing 
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Make sure to have 2.5 hours free to enjoy the whole lecture. Or watch it little by little to savour it... and learn the different things that were taught, with cards in hand.
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I just wrote to Steven. I guess I don't have to be a author to recognize a great book. Nor a performer of magic to recognize someone of high caliber.

Steven is a talented performer a pretty darn good psychologist, and can be self-effacing where humor is needed.

Today's lecture detailed both the innate and serious practice of an art.

As has been said above, please really watch this lecture.

My opinion and I am thrilled to have seen this.

Nicely done Steven, Rudy, and Steve. Thanks.

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I really enjoyed the Steven Youell lecture.  Especially the teaching on the top change.  Great stuff!  Thanks Rudy and Thank you Steven!  

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Thanks to everyone for the kind words!

ALL feedback is welcome-- however if it's negative, I'd ask you to PM it to me. I promise I'll read it!

I'm also looking for a few quotes regarding the lecture that I might be able to use for promoting other
lectures. If someone feels motivated to do that, it would be great but I'll have to use your name. Please
send those to me privately.

Again-- thanks to all for your kindness!

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Is it still possible to register for this lecture and be given access to it? I couldn't attend it at the time.
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Ferry just click the blue link in Steven's post above and enjoy.
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Hi all

I finally got around to making an index for Steven's excellent lecture.  I hope it is useful.

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I am not seeing the link for this... There is the original "Register" link, but that takes me to a Paypal login to pay for the event.  Am I just missing it???

Can someone provide a link for those of us that registered and were unable to make it?

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Hi Everyone, I hope that you enjoyed Steven's lecture!

For those who registered, here's the link: https://youtu.be/bv3iJCewt2E

If you can't access the video, it's because I need to give you permission using the email address that you use to log into your YouTube account.

Just sene me a PM.

Thanks again to the Steve Youell for taking time to share your magic with us and to Steve Christian for helping to host it!!

Rudy


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No worries. Maybe we should have a thread with the links to all past lectures? Just for easier cataloguing...
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Steven and I traded messages on New Year's Day. He is working on a new manuscript behind closed doors and is determined to release it asap. I've gotten a peek at some of the content and I must say it addresses a topic that is essential to performing--yet does not get the deserved attention and focus in most Magic literature. I assure everyone, it will be worth the wait!
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