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John Bannon

John Bannon

John is a lawyer in Chicago. He focuses in magic on close-up and there largely on cards. He wrote Mirage: Modern Card Magic (1986, 58pp), Avante Card One (1989, 16pp), Secret Weapons (1990, 24pp), Impossibilia (1990, 142pp), Smoke and Mirrors (1991, 164pp), and Dear Mr. Fantasy (2005, 200pp).

Coauthors: Mark Leveridge

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Timely Departure by John Bannon

Three spectators choose a card each. The cards vanish from the deck to later reappear face-up in a face-down spread. As long as you can count and do a double undercut you can perform this effect. Since there is counting and displaying of cards involved this effect requires a captive and moderately intelligent audience to play well.

runtime 9min 40s

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John Bannon & Mark Leveridge
Creativity - The Secrets of Invention by John Bannon & Mark Leveridge

At the 5th British Close Up Magic Symposium, John Bannon and Mark Leveridge held an open discussion for nearly an hour on creativity in close up magic. The techniques revealed in the course of this discussion will enable you to set about creating and refining your magic, as it provides you with a clear framework and approach. The combination of interview and questions from the Symposium audience makes for a lively and often humorous session which not only provides you with many concrete suggestions to work on, but which also entertains. Some registrants considered this to be the highlight of...

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