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by Tom Dobrowolski
November 13th, 2015, 10:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penguin Live Lecture November 8
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Penguin Live Lecture November 8

Mahalo Curtis! So glad you were able to be there! A new clip has been added with Dan Harlan talking about what's in the lecture and footage from the lecture itself. It's clip #1. We had a lot of fun at the lecture and I was able to teach some really good fun magic you'll use! It really was a great t...
by Tom Dobrowolski
November 10th, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penguin Live Lecture November 8
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Penguin Live Lecture November 8

Just wanted to thank my friends Eric Rose, Curtis Kam and Tony and Rosie Miller(and all those that came out making a full house to see the lecture in person. Thanks to those who tuned in on-line also. Special thanks to Rose Miller for bringing the DELICIOUS home made cheese cake (with strawberry top...
by Tom Dobrowolski
November 6th, 2015, 7:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penguin Live Lecture November 8
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Penguin Live Lecture November 8

Remember it's THIS Sunday!
by Tom Dobrowolski
November 3rd, 2015, 10:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penguin Live Lecture November 8
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Penguin Live Lecture November 8

Thanks Orlan!!

And thanks Tony!! No pressure there at all :D Look forward to seeing you and Rosie again.
by Tom Dobrowolski
November 2nd, 2015, 8:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penguin Live Lecture November 8
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Penguin Live Lecture November 8

They make it sound so good I want to see it! Ha ha!! Thanks to my many magic friends who have been generous with their material and feedback over the years. I can't thank you enough!! FYI like all my releases I'm donating any money I may make from this to charity. I better get back to rehearsing! ht...
by Tom Dobrowolski
October 29th, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Curtis Kam Exclusive Chicago Area Lecture Monday November 9
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Curtis Kam Exclusive Chicago Area Lecture Monday November 9

REMEMBER The Exclusive Curtis Kam Chicago Area Magic Lecture Monday November 9 at 7:00 PM!! Conjuror's Corner Magic Club. Conjuror's Corner meets at Mr. Beef & Pizza 1796 South Elmhurst Road Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 228-1210 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. I've seen most all of this magic and it is ...
by Tom Dobrowolski
October 6th, 2015, 9:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Dobrowolski Penguin Lite Lecture October 17-Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 477

Tom Dobrowolski Penguin Lite Lecture October 17-Chicago

http://midwestmagic.net/shop/custom.aspx?recid=3 Tom Dobrowolski is booked for a big Penquin Live lecture in early Novemeber...Here's your chance for a sneak peak at some of what he's going to do--and all for only $5 ! On Saturday, October 17 at 6 p.m., Midwest Magic is proud to present one of its v...
by Tom Dobrowolski
August 18th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 21663

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

I picked up a copy at Magic Live and have been enjoying going through it. Also picked up a copy of "The New Jinx" from Richard at a great price! That was QUITE a book sale Richard!
by Tom Dobrowolski
August 15th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes

Nice review of the notes by John Guastaferro in the September issue of Genii. Check it out. It's very fair and accurate. They are available as a download through my website listed above. BTW filmed "Tom's Poker" whilst at Magic Live! to be released through Big Blind Media.
by Tom Dobrowolski
August 1st, 2015, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes

I'll be in Las Vegas for Magic Live! from Friday August 7 through the convention. If you have any questions or want to see something from thi set of notes or one of the others just let me know. Also make sure to say hi! http://chicagomagicbash.com/dobrowolski-game-of-tom.html
by Tom Dobrowolski
July 8th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 21663

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

I'll be picking up a copy at Magic Live!. Looking forward to getting it for myself for my birthday which is during Magic Live. :D
by Tom Dobrowolski
July 3rd, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes

Excerpts from the H&R Books latest e-newsletter: “What an excellent week for magic! First off, the new Tomas Blomberg book, BLOMBERG LABORATORIES, arrived. This is one of those rare must-have books for the close up magician. Next up, we have the new 4 DVD set from Dani DaOrtiz. Dani's card magic...
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 27th, 2015, 10:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes

A few kind comments from the newest Genii columnist Jeff Prace: "I contributed to these notes, but I also attended the live lecture and read the entire PDF. There is some awesome stuff in here! The winner of the booklet is "Tom's Poker." It's a funny routine, and the ending is surpris...
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 19th, 2015, 12:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes

The notes are now available as an instant download through my website. It's worth clicking on the link just to see the image my webmaster did for the notes....

www.chicagomagicbash.com/dobrowolski-game-of-tom.html
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 17th, 2015, 4:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes

A satisfied "Game of Tom" customer.... "I have only read and tried the first 3 effects in this book. I already have one of them from John Careys fantastic book, but having read just 3 of these contributions I feel I have had more than my moneys worth. I don't know how Tom does it, but...
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 9th, 2015, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Game of Tom Tricks are Coming Tom Dobrowolski 2015 Notes

My latest set of lecture notes "Game of Tom Tricks are Coming" is now available as a PDF! Pre-order folks check your email. Anyone else interested in ordering a set they are $15.00 for the PDF emailed directly to you. They have not yet been added to my website so to order a set you can Pay...
by Tom Dobrowolski
May 17th, 2015, 7:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: May 18: 

Game of Tom: Tom Dobrowolski's NEW Lecture
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: May 18: 

Game of Tom: Tom Dobrowolski's NEW Lecture

I won't have lecture notes available at the lecture tomorrow night BUT those in attendance will get a special offer for when they're ready in the next 2 weeks…… if you can't make it tomorrow night contact me for details after tomorrow's lecture if are interested in getting a set. Time for another ru...
by Tom Dobrowolski
May 12th, 2015, 11:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: May 18: 

Game of Tom: Tom Dobrowolski's NEW Lecture
Replies: 1
Views: 715

May 18: 

Game of Tom: Tom Dobrowolski's NEW Lecture

Come see part the lecture Tom will be presenting for Penguin Live!  

Game of Toms: Tom Dobrowolski's new lecture Monday, May 18. 7 p.m. At Mr. Beef and Pizza 1796 S. Elmhurst Road Mount Prospect, IL 60056
 Guests $20 • Club Members Free My all new lecture for 2015 featuring more great, fun magic yo...
by Tom Dobrowolski
February 10th, 2015, 8:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down," - John Bannon
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: "Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down," - John Bannon

Thanks Travis! The trick itself was created by Ed Oschmann. I just added my presentation and a bit of tweaking. Ed was gracious enough to let me include it in my notes.
by Tom Dobrowolski
February 9th, 2015, 10:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down," - John Bannon
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

"Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down," - John Bannon

Received this from John Bannon in an unsolicited email tonight! Mahalo John!! "Hi Tom, *Okay, "The Contest" by Tom and Ed Oschmann: Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down, they've crafted the finest handling of the classic "Poker Players' Picnic" I've seen. What a great trick!...
by Tom Dobrowolski
December 17th, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help
Replies: 26
Views: 10248

Re: Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help

One of the best Cannibal routines is in "Professional Close-Up of Curtis Kam - Deceptions in Paradise" "Kamnibal Cards: Cannibal Cards with a happy ending; no gaffs" pub. 1996. Curtis also performs and explains it also in his recent Penguin Magic lecture. Nice different ending th...
by Tom Dobrowolski
December 1st, 2014, 10:00 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wayne Houchin Lecture Slide Show
Replies: 0
Views: 1891

Wayne Houchin Lecture Slide Show

This was at Midwest Magic a week or so ago. Really good lecture!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgVsYC ... rMJiNGATrA
by Tom Dobrowolski
November 29th, 2014, 7:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Some Fun New Magic Themed T-shirts
Replies: 23
Views: 7001

Some Fun New Magic Themed T-shirts

My good friend and talented artist and magician Mike LaPidus has designed some great new magic themed t-shirts! They are all terrific. You're going to want to order these for your magician friends and/or yourself for the holidays!! I've seen them in person and they are great, You can check them out ...
by Tom Dobrowolski
November 3rd, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card
Replies: 53
Views: 15135

Re: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card

The Cervon routine also uses a basic double turnover. and moves along rather quickly. Takes out the boring aspect. Any thoughts on Darwin Ortiz's version? Tom's as posted? How about basic construction - say doing a few single changes then two at a time and finishing off with three or four at a go? ...
by Tom Dobrowolski
November 3rd, 2014, 10:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card
Replies: 53
Views: 15135

Re: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card

Surprisingly ... Or the original, or Gypsy Curse, or Tom Dobrowski's "In the Hands" or Darwin Ortiz's version ... or anyone playing with the Protean Pack for a full deck no table wildcard with repeats... or is it not surprising anymore? If I can dig up a video of my four card changes vers...
by Tom Dobrowolski
October 11th, 2014, 10:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Website Update and Lecture Notes 2 for 1
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Website Update and Lecture Notes 2 for 1

Danny Archer's review is in the current issue October 2014 of M.U/M magazine. From the review:

"These two set of notes offer up a lot of good magic at a very good price. They were fun to read, and think and I recommend these for others who want to do the same.- Danny Archer"
by Tom Dobrowolski
October 6th, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Website Update and Lecture Notes 2 for 1
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Website Update and Lecture Notes 2 for 1

Just an fyi my website was overhauled this past weekend and I am now able to accept instant download orders for the 2 for 1 PDF lecture notes "The Experts at the Breakfast Table" and "Tom and His Merry Men or I Want to be a Spanish Magician When I Grow Up" (as well as "OiATE...
by Tom Dobrowolski
September 24th, 2014, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 22069

Re: hank lee out of jail

I know of 4 individuals personally who had discovered erroneous extra charges on their credit card statements from Hank Lee. I may have missed it along the way but my understanding is Hank Lee has yet to admit guilt, responsibility, express remorse, apologize. offer any restitution or rationale for ...
by Tom Dobrowolski
September 12th, 2014, 9:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Booking My NEW Lecture-The Experts at the Breakfast Table
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Booking My NEW Lecture-The Experts at the Breakfast Table

“Hi Tom I really enjoyed your lecture last night. After I got home, I was talking with Max Maven about your idea of letting the audience member….. Again, thanks for a thought provoking lecture. - All the best, Eugene Burger” I am booking my All New Lecture "The Expert at the Breakfast Table ......
by Tom Dobrowolski
September 7th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?
Replies: 37
Views: 10956

Re: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?

Tom: Was that a hardbound counterfeit of the Derren Brown book? Good grief! No wonder people have such a low opinion of magicians (or those that sell things to magicians). It was a hardbound copy and looked quite good. My friend spotted a discrepancy on the cover (a letter not capitalized on the co...
by Tom Dobrowolski
September 7th, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?
Replies: 37
Views: 10956

Re: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?

The seller's listing of Dai Vernon's trilogy looks hinky as well. As does the Phoenix Magazine which looks like he printed the pdf from the marketed cd. I was sold a photocopy once on eBay and received a refund via Paypal. It was awhile ago now but what I remember was that Paypal wouldn't refund th...
by Tom Dobrowolski
July 28th, 2014, 12:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don England TONIGHT Monday July 28 Chicago Area Lecture
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Don England TONIGHT Monday July 28 Chicago Area Lecture

You absolutely do NOT want to miss the legend Don England lecturing tonight July 28 at 7:00 PM Don England is a living legend in the world of close-up magic. Don lives in Champaign, Illinois. He was a student of Ed Marlo for 25 years and a friend of Brother John Hamman. It has been said if you combi...
by Tom Dobrowolski
July 28th, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 18487

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

Thank you Joe, but I was referring to the Vernon audio CD lectures that were included in the re-release of Vernon Revelations DVDs. Ah. Well if anyone else can try it with the Skinner tapes, let me know if it works and I'll try to do the rest of them. Worked perfectly when I loaded mine to iTunes. ...
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 30th, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12

Let's keep this special going at least through this week and the 4th of July weekend! PDFs of the new lecture notes "The Experts at the Breakfast Table" for $12.00 OR the special lecture notes PDF deal "The Experts at the Breakfast Table" notes AND "Tom and His Merry Men or ...
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 20th, 2014, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Area Lecture Fred Zimmerman!!! June 21
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Chicago Area Lecture Fred Zimmerman!!! June 21

Remember the lecture is tomorrow!! If for some reason you haven't yet you're going to want to sign up to reserve your spot today!!
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 17th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Area Lecture Fred Zimmerman!!! June 21
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Chicago Area Lecture Fred Zimmerman!!! June 21

REMEMBER it's this Staurday. Sign up today!

Seating by order of reservation, so call now!!

Midwest Magic
9706 Franklin Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131
847-455-4288
http://www.midwestmagic.net
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 10th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Area Lecture Fred Zimmerman!!! June 21
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Chicago Area Lecture Fred Zimmerman!!! June 21

Midwest Magic is Proud to Present a Lecture you DO NOT want to miss!! Saturday June 21 at 6:00 PM Fred Zimmerman Who is Fred Zimmerman? Fred is a well-known, actor in the Chicago area (and around the country), but what many people don't know is that Fred is ALSO a very popular corporate entertainer,...
by Tom Dobrowolski
June 6th, 2014, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12

How about one more week for the above special deal? Sure why not:-) Available now through Friday June 13!!
by Tom Dobrowolski
May 30th, 2014, 10:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12

Just wanted to mention I will honor the 2 lecture notes for $ 15.00 offer above through next Friday June 6. Thanks all!- Tom
by Tom Dobrowolski
May 22nd, 2014, 9:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Chicago Area-Tom Dobrowolski New Lecture Monday 5/12

Need some assistance from my magic friends:-) First of all thanks to all who have purchased the notes. I truly appreciate the support! Now thvere next week to meet a personal goal I set for raising the money from my lecture notes to donate I need to sell 10 more PDFs of the new lecture notes ($12.00...

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