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Topic: Mark Elsdon LIVE 2: Sunday May 29th @7:00pm Eastern. (Penguin LIVE)
Message: Posted by: S-Branham (May 23, 2016 09:50AM)
Mark Elsdon LIVE 2: Sunday May 29th @7:00pm Eastern. (Penguin LIVE) Mark is back with MORE original Magic and Mentalism that achieves MAXIMUM impact and affect! SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC.


"Mark Elsdon is a renaissance man in magic. He is equally adept at inventing, performing, creating, and theorizing about magic. He consults for television, lectures, and performs, all with equal proficiency. And, he's one of my favorite guys to watch." - Joshua Jay

"Mark Elsdon is on a very short list of magic and mentalism's most creative innovators. When Mark lets me in on what he's working on, I'm ALWAYS fooled badly and find something to add to my own work." - Bill Abbott

"Mark Elsdon is my secret weapon. Well, he was until I told you about him. He's the first, and usually only, person I turn to when I get stuck. Why? Because he constantly finds unique and practical solutions to creating astonishing magic. The man's brain is a goldmine of quality ideas and material. And when not solving Rubik's cubes, one handed... whilst wearing a blindfold, he's out in the real world presenting this stuff live on stage and for performers on TV. Mark does that rare thing and gives away so much in a lecture. So take a notepad and pay attention." - Colin McLeod

"Mark is one of the most creative magicians or mentalists I know, with a depth of knowledge and an inherent understanding of what can turn a simple trick into a powerful mind-**** for laymen." - Quentin Reynolds

"Mark gives one of the most inspiring lectures I’ve ever seen. I envy you seeing him for the first time." - Marc Oberon

"I've known Mark for over 15 years, he is a fantastic performer, his effects are clear of clutter or too much process, something he taught me to reduce years ago. He always has a fresh angle on classics and creates some of the best commercial effects I've seen. I love his creations but also love watching him perform. You are in for a treat." - Marc Spelmann

What will he teach?
In his second Penguin LIVE lecture, Mark Elsdon teaches wholly original magic and mentalism, PLUS the techniques and methods used behind the scenes to achieve maximum impact and affect for his audiences. This includes:

Walkaround card and coin magic Practical, commercial material that can be performed under any conditions.

Close-up mentalism For those times when you want your performance to have more resonance and leave a lasting impression on people.

Stand-up mentalism Short on process and long on entertainment. Focusing on the interaction with the audience, this time-tested material is ready to go straight into your act.

Conversation As Mentalism A whole section on his critically-acclaimed material which includes killer mentalism effects that you can perform anytime, anyplace and without any props! These effects and more have been designed with one outcome in mind – to amaze whoever you are talking to without the aid of any gadgets, gizmos or gimmicks.

Who is he?
Mark Elsdon has been performing magic and mentalism professionally for 28 years. He has authored a dozen books and many, many more single-release tricks and has been a popular lecturer throughout Europe and the USA for the last 20 years. He focuses his creativity on devising powerful and memorable material that is designed to end up in your repertoire, not in your junk drawer. For the last few years, he has also been writing magic and entertainment shows for a variety of TV networks worldwide.

Mark’s bestselling tricks and books include: Chaos and Order, Before I Forget, Bring Me The Head, Zenner-Tech, Rubik Remembered, In The Frame, iBalance, But Not Here, Worker’s Diary, SpyPad, Conversation As Mentalism, The Last Word, Mentalism Reveals, On The Mark, B’Voque, Covert Adaptions, Guaranteed Jackpot and more!
Message: Posted by: Karl M (May 26, 2016 02:42PM)
I love marks stuff can't wait to see this one
Message: Posted by: jaizon (May 26, 2016 05:43PM)
Mark is always a good bet.
Message: Posted by: Robert Sixx (May 26, 2016 06:45PM)
Very much looking forward to this! I really like most of Mark comes up with.

Message: Posted by: scott0819 (May 27, 2016 11:56AM)
Last one was pretty great. Especially the equivoque and conversation as mentalism portions of the lecture.
Message: Posted by: Griflex (May 28, 2016 05:32PM)
I always carry Mark's " Balance " (cards not ibalance ) with me and gets great reactions every time.

Will be looking at this.
Message: Posted by: tmoca (May 30, 2016 07:38AM)
Jonathan Royle??!! lmao...REALLY!!??? oh my
Message: Posted by: tmoca (May 30, 2016 07:45AM)
Decent lecture...aside from the above revelation! HA! Nice to hear Mark's book should see the light of day soon!
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (May 31, 2016 11:01AM)
Hey guys,

Can anyone shed some light onto what was covered?


Message: Posted by: magico (Jun 2, 2016 12:26AM)
He open the lecture with showing a live performance that was film the night before of a comedy handling of his On The Mark.

His second effect was a card revelation. He also showed a live performance of it.

The third was his presentation of Out Of a World. He also showed a live performance of it.

The remaining effects included the following

A place was written down and he revealed the place they wrote down.

Starbucks card vanish between 2 punch cards and found back in his wallet.

Photo on phone is flashed quickly to 3 spectators. A card is created. It is removed from the deck and shown to be the only card with a different back the matches the ad on the phone.

He did his handling of Bwave.

He had a spectator cut a deck of cards and the top five cards were removed and one was place in their pocket. He named the cards in their hand and then the card in their pocket.

Coins eliminated and the remaining coin match a coin in his mouth.

A handling of Tequila Hustler was next.

The final effect used a phone. The spectator wrote down their favorite UK mentalist and then wrote 4 more and Mark revealed the name of their favorite mentalist
Message: Posted by: jmvives (Jun 5, 2016 08:34AM)
Does anyone know what's wallet to which Mark refers in the first effect? I cannot find it.

Message: Posted by: VoltesGX31 (Jun 15, 2016 11:24PM)
[quote]On Jun 5, 2016, jmvives wrote:
Does anyone know what's wallet to which Mark refers in the first effect? I cannot find it.

Thanks. [/quote]

Regarding Mark's Off By Millions / Off By None routine ...
It is called "On the Mark" (http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S15985)
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (Jun 16, 2016 11:39AM)
Hey guys,

I really enjoyed the lecture.

I always get something from Mark, whether it be advice, an effect, presentation, something, always!

The first lecture I do about 2 pieces from there.

This second lecture, I do 3 pieces from it.

I particularly liked

Mouth effect with coins
Gary Kurtz Slip Force which is great

I think just with those, the lecture was worth it, a couple of times over.

If it is something you will do, then it is worth it.

Mark Elsdon is one of my favorite mentalists, and he always has something up his sleeve, and I always learn something from him.