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Topic: Peter McLanachan - The Cardman - Lecturing in America
Message: Posted by: thecardman (Apr 6, 2011 07:36AM)
Hi folks

Just a quick note to let you know that I am presenting my first-ever lectures in the USA very soon.

The first is at [b]Tannen's Magic[/b] in New York City (45 West 34th Street, Suite 608, New York, NY 10001) on [b]Sunday 24th April[/b] starting at [b]4:30pm[/b]. You can get details on how to attend by visiting the [b][url=http://www.tannens.com/shop//cart.php?m=product_detail&p=8977]Tannen's website[/url][/b].

The other is at the [b]Marc DeSouza Lecture Theatre[/b] in King of Prussia, PA on [b]Monday 25th April[/b]. Doors open at [b]7pm for a 7:45pm start[/b]. Full details can be obtained directly from Marc [b][email]fkaps@aol.com[/email][/b].

So, why should you book a relatively unknown Scottish cardman to lecture for your club? I like to think that I have some interesting ideas and effects that your members might enjoy working on. Amongst other things during the lecture, I teach:-[list]
[*]a handling of Roy Walton's Collectors that can be done in walkaround situations;
[*]two very different vanishing deck routines;
[*]how to cause a spectator's signature to move from one card to another; and
[*]a previously unpublished effect by Roy Walton that you will be using right after the lecture.
Other people seem to have enjoyed the lecture and were interested in what I had to say during it. This is what others have said about my lecture...

"Peter is knowledgeable, skilful, creative and, most importantly, respectful of those in whose footsteps he follows. I enjoyed it a lot."
[b]Walt Lees
Abracadabra Magazine 3197, 5 May 2007[/b]

"Peterís lecture was enjoyed by all the members, cardicians and card haters alike. What made his lecture special was that he took the time to teach us sleights that we individually wanted to learn. Peter's lecture is not only about cards but also about the power of practise to create stunning magic."
[b]Stuart Chalmers
President of Forth Valley Magic Circle[/b]

"Love the stuff, especially the vanishing deck(s)"
[b]Pit Hartling[/b]

"A good guy and a great cardman. Be prepared for a few surprises..."
[b]R. Paul Wilson[/b]

If you are able to make it along to either lecture, it would be great to see you.

Best wishes

Peter McLanachan
Message: Posted by: Alan Rorrison (Apr 6, 2011 07:44AM)
If you can get along to this folks. Put aside that he is now a friend but when I was younger and this was a man I looked up to and still do very much so. Very cleaver stuff from a very clear mind.. I only wish I could make it
Message: Posted by: thecardman (Apr 6, 2011 08:32AM)
Thanks for the kind words Alan. And of course you look up to me - I'm about 4 or 5 inches taller than you! ;)

Best wishes

Message: Posted by: Alan Rorrison (Apr 6, 2011 08:33AM)
Very very true... hangs head in shame.... no wait holds it high( or as I high as my midget body can) with pride haha

but really folks. Peter is a true gent and you will love this
Message: Posted by: atucci (Apr 7, 2011 09:42AM)
For those not familiar with Peter or his work, if you can make the lectures, do it!

I've known Peter via online for a couple of years now but he is well respected throughout the card community. He was invited to the F.F.F.F a few years ago so he has the chops but more importantly from what I've observed & heard from others he has the presence of a real performer.

And even though he is light years more advanced in his card work he has taken time in the past to lend support with card problems or techniques I've struggled with.

I wish I was going to be in the northeast at the end of the month. Perhaps another time........
Message: Posted by: thecardman (Apr 9, 2011 03:24PM)
Thank you Tony. I really appreciate your kind words. Hopefully, I'll make it to Florida before too long.

Best wishes

Message: Posted by: thecardman (Apr 20, 2011 04:59PM)
Just a quick reminder that these lectures are only a matter of a few days away. Tannen's in New York City this Sunday afternoon and the Marc DeSouza Lecture Theatre the following evening.

If you can make it to either one, I look forward to meeting you there.

Best wishes

Message: Posted by: Steve Friedberg (Apr 24, 2011 07:47PM)
Looking forward to tomorrow night, Peter. I shall be there, cards in hand.
Message: Posted by: Paul (Apr 25, 2011 10:00AM)
You'll have a great time tonight Peter, Marc has a lovely venue and is a great host. Sorry I cannot make it, only saw this thread today. Steve Friedberg's always up for a card session of course :):) Where are you next?

Best wishes,
Message: Posted by: Danny Archer (Apr 25, 2011 06:32PM)
Hey Peter,

knock 'em dead my man...