The Deck Switch - Tricks, Techniques and Theories
Lecture Details: http://www.magicinc.net/RobertoGiobbiLecture2014.aspx
When: Friday, January 24th, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Place: Jasper Theater Club at Magic, Inc.
5082 N. Lincoln Avenue
Cost: $25.00 Paid on or before January 23rd
$30.00 Paid the day of the event
Tickets will be available for pick up at Magic, Inc. the afternoon of the lecture.
The strongest card tricks most often depend on a stack or special deck. Unfortunately, if you start with a gaffed deck, as soon as you have accomplished the impossible feat, its very strength causes audiences to say, "Let me see those cards!" With a deck switch, they can, because you just switched the gaffed deck for a normal one, which they can even take home! A deck switch can also allow you to start with an ordinary deck, convince everyone it's you and not the cards causing the magic- then you switch in your gaffed or stacked deck and unleash a stunning effect. Deck switches can create extraordinary, incomprehensible effects- as long as the switch isn't detected or suspected.
And there lies the challenge. Everyone knows about switching decks. We've all heard that card cheats do it, and magicians. In reality, though, very few magicians switch decks, because it is commonly perceived as too difficult to get away with. And since everyone knows about switching decks, even a suspicion that a deck switch might have occurred can completely undermine a performance. Therefore, if you use any deck switch, it must be not only imperceptible, but also unimaginable.
Roberto Giobbi teaches you precisely how to do this-standing, seated, with and without a jacket-using shrewd psychology, not knuckle-busting sleights or special gimmicks or apparatus. The only things required to do these professional switches are decks of cards and your pockets. Giobbi teaches several methods for imperceptibly switching decks, along with the psychological principles behind them; principles that allow the reader to apply and modify deck switching techniques to suit any circumstance.
Along the way, Giobbi explains some very strong card magic.
About Roberto Giobbi:
Roberto Giobbi was born in Basle, Switzerland, on the 1st of May 1959. He has a mathematical and scientific background, has studied literature and linguistics and is fluent in six languages. Since 1988 he has been working as a professional magician, author and lecturer. At the FISM World Championship of Magic he won twice the title of Vice World Champion in Card Magic, and as the winner of all categories, received the Grand Prix in Switzerland.
Roberto is considered a leading thinker and author of magic. He is member of the Escuela Magica de Madrid, magic’s only Think Tank, with forty members worldwide. He has written essays and columns for over 50 magic magazines worldwide and is the author of numerous works on magic, including the five bestselling volumes of Card College, which are the most widely translated magic books in history and are considered globally as the ultimate reference work for card magic. In 2012, he received the coveted Literary Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts.
Roberto also has an international reputation as a teacher. He is a sought-after lecturer and coach for professional magicians and he also gives interdisciplinary talks and workshops for industry managers on creativity, communication, and presentation.
Roberto Giobbi lives in Muttenz, Switzerland, with his wife Barbara and sons Rafael (22) and Miro Alessandro (20).
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I'm still waiting for Giobbi's lecture on Dai Vernon that never made it to Washington D.C.
I'm sure this is going to be a terrific lecture. Wish I could go!