On Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m., Midwest Magic (www.midwestmagic.net) is Proud to Present:
The Immaculate Misconceptions Lecture
Joshua Quinn has established a reputation in recent years as a powerful new voice in the mentalism world. In 2008, Joshua published his first full-length book, Para-Lies. It was met with immediate acclaim for being chock full of bold new ideas that were both viable and genuinely groundbreaking (possibly even revolutionary according to one top pro), along with forward-thinking work on long-established principles.
Since then Joshua has performed and lectured in the U.S. and abroad, and has been sought out as a consultant by the likes of David Blaine. He has also continued to create, recently publishing his long-awaited Word To Your Mother Book Test. The lecture is a look at the craft of mentalism through Joshuas unique perspective. He examines not only the mechanics of routines, but also what makes them effective, how they came about, and what else they might induce us to learn and explore, with an eye toward drawing inspiration from fields completely removed from the mystery arts. Along the way, of course, he teaches a generous selection of his groundbreaking original effects and methods, both published and new. Highlights include:
CHUNNELING 101 A totally propless, wholly impromptu method for revealing words merely thought of by spectators.
AN EXPLORATION OF EQUIVOQUE This is your chance for an in-person, interactive demonstration and thorough deconstruction of his approach to this essential technique.
BENDITO Possibly the most visually astounding ungimmicked coin bend around.
CARD CREATIONS The lecture includes a selection of his original card effects, some of them unpublished until now.
THWARPIE CONSTRUCTION The Thwarpie is Joshuas simple, practical, homemade thumb-tip writer that writes in Sharpie ink.
EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL Attendees at the lecture will be the first to get a sneak peek at some of Joshuas new creations since his last major publication.
Here is what a few people have said about Joshua and his lecture:
How does your mind come up with this stuff? David Blaine
"Joshua takes a genuinely thought-provoking look at mentalism and what it takes to make it feel real. His fresh outlook has allowed for numerous new methods to be taken advantage of, as well as refreshing some classics. This lecture is full of real-world workable information and techniques which are applicable to all mentalists and magicians." Colin McCleod, mentalist, UK
"Wonderful instruction, well constructed, out-of-the-ordinary lecture full of new ideas for the working performer. If he is in your area do not miss his lecture." Roni Shachnaey, founder of Psycrets, the British Society of Mystery Entertainers
Tickets are $20 and seating by order of registration, so call or stop by Midwest Magic today!
9706 Franklin Av.
Franklin Park, IL 60131