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Dan Harlan will be appearing in the following cities on the dates listed (2008):

Columbus, OH on April 8 at 7pm-- Location: Dr. Timothy Moore's.
San Diego, CA on April 12 at 2pm -- Location: TBA
Temecula, CA on April 12 at 7pm -- Location: The Trick Shop -- Contact:
Orange County, CA on April 13 at 2pm -- Location: TBA
Hollywood, CA on April 13 at 7pm -- Location: The Magic Apple -- Contact:
Las Vegas, NV on April 14 at 7pm -- Location: TBA
Denver, CO on April 16 at 7pm -- Location: TBA
Lincoln, NE on April 17 at 7pm -- Location: TBA
Des Moines, IA on April 18 at 7pm -- Location: TBA
Chicago, IL on April 19 at 2pm -- Location: Magic Inc. -- Contact:

For the Locations TBA, we are still looking for hosts with a meeting room, magic shop, or even a private residence. If you can offer a suitable location, please contact us at If no hosts are found by this Sunday, Harlan will still appear in each city by hosting the sessions in his hotel. We'll update this list on Monday for those interested in attending. Harlan will talk openly about his recent incident, then treat you to his revolutionary new Jam Session concept:

This is no "standard magic lecture" -- the Professional Jam Session provides you with incredible insight into the psychology and methodology of deception, and treats you to fully scripted professional routines to illustrate every point. Each session includes personal, practical instruction from Dan Harlan, a full-time professional magician with over 30 years of real-life performing experience. How much is that going to cost you? How about 25 bucks? Yep, that's right, just enough to keep the "dead weight" away so we can get into the real secrets of magic, yet still unbelievably cheap!

"Truly a creative genius, Dan Harlan's personal instruction provides a rare opportunity to acquire the essential tools that will last a lifetime." -- Jeff McBride

Here's just a few things I'll share with you:
Perfecting Sleights and Various Forms of Misdirection
Creating Your Own Effects and Personalizing Your Material
The Hook and Other Scripting Techniques
Building Routines to a Climax and The Principle of the Series of 3
Structuring Your Show for Maximum Impact
How to Get Paying Gigs and What to Charge
How to Approach People in Any Situation
Types of Audiences and Handling Difficult Spectators
Stage Presence: What it is and How to Get It
Major Causes of Stage Fright and How to Deal With It
What To Do When Things Go Wrong
Life on the Road and What Goes On Behind the Scenes
...and plenty of other cool stuff!

Plus, I recommend you bring a routine you're working on and I will show you how to hone it to perfection.

The price for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is only $25 per person, so... will you sit at home wondering what all the fuss is about, or will you hang out with me and the "hardcore group" who care about creating great magic. It's your choice -- I hope to see you there.

You may also bring a notebook to write down important notes (audio recording permitted, video is not). If you would like personal instruction on a specific routine, bring it with you. Thanks again for supporting this exciting new concept.
I'll see you there!
--Dan Harlan

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DAN HARLAN created Card-Toon, Hover-Card, Crazy-8, Color-Mixer, Hold It Buster, Hot Crossed Ones, Missing Think, My Word!, Red Rover, Royal Oil, Switchblade, The JUG, etc. His incredible routines include Burnt to the Core, Cheez Wiz, Horror Matrix, Now U Z It, Rising Dough, Starcle, Tight Rope, World's Saddest Trick, and of course... countless rubber-band effects. Harlan has consulted for top professionals including: Kevin James, Jeff McBride, Keith Barry, David Copperfield, etc.
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On 2008-04-03 20:52, Xtasy0 wrote:
They had dan on week in review a few weeks back, it was a good listen.

I'll second that.


Have a good tour, wish I could see you on it.

Gavin D.
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no traveler returns...

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Hi Dan,
Wished you were coming to the New England area. Remember seeing you at a private lecture at Simon Lovell's house years ago. So much great material... Good luck.
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I have to agree with Tom on this one, as I was also at Simon's house for the lecture as well.
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On 2008-04-04 09:30, Tom G wrote:
Wished you were coming to the New England area...

Any plans for the east coast Dan? (New York, New Jersey, PA, Etc...)

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I think it's wonderful Dan is getting back on the horse and riding again.

Dan, we wish you the greatest success!!!
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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On 2008-04-04 11:56, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:

Dan, we wish you the greatest success!!!

Absolutely! Good luck, Dan.

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Give 'em heck, buddy! I am booked up the day you are in Des Moines, so I'm bummed right now!

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Dan: Your lecture outline looks fantastic!

All the best.
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Good luck Dan.
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Hey Dan!
Are you coming anywhere in North Carolina or South Carolina?

I, too, wish you the best!
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Harlan offers a wealth of information to the magic community. He's promoting his tour through the topics he'll be offering through his jam session.
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I wish I could make one of those lectures, but they are a little too far out of my area. Hopefully you will be able to make your way a little further east in the near future.

Best of luck with the tour
Tony Iacoviello
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I for one wish you good luck Dan. Hey, any news on that book you were going to release?

Copies of the limited edition 'MindPlay' still available
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Hey there Dan, Let me know if you ever make it back out to our neck of the woods. Brian
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I had the privilege of attending Mr. Harlan's Jam Session in Columbus, Ohio last night and it was absolutely outstanding. If you have a Jam Session coming anywhere near you, GO, you will not be disappointed. The Magic was awesome and I learned more about presentation, scripting and building a real professional show and truly entertaining an audience than I ever have before. Not to mention it was just an incredible experience being part of such an intimate evening with a true professional the caliber of Mr. Harlan.

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Dan visited Las Vegas last evening and everyone in attendance (about 20 folks) thoroughly enjoyed his Jam Session. Dan did spend a few minutes up front taliking about his recent "events", but the focus was on performance and how to implement some specific artistic and creative formulas to make one's magic performance more meaningful, logical and entertaining while making it easier for the performer to present. Definately stuff you don't usually get at a lecture. A worthwhile evening with a truly innovative pro.
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Here's a message from a friend not currently on the Café...

"Just a note to thank you for dropping into our favorite toilet (Boomer's) and delivering your lecture this past Monday. Your passion and knowledge of magic were all there. The lecture only emphasized my long time belief that the creator of the "Minotaur" should be lecturing far more than he does. In the past, I have found several of your effects to have wormed their way into my repertoire and stayed there. I am thinking of the incremental penetration (?) of an English penny working its way up through a stack of four halves. Your Color Mixer has always been a favorite of mine, once I came up with my own stand up presentation. It is probably the only effect that I have ever written a script for before I learned it. Unfortunately, only psychopaths can truly appreciate it; the rest just wrinkle their noses and block their ears.

Your generosity in going over your comedy club act is appreciated. The detail you gave only underscored the dedication of someone who is talented enough to create the aforementioned "Minotaur". Our styles differ, but I enjoyed the minutiae you provided in going over the details. The subtleties of rope handling that can be integrated into almost any "long and short" rope routine had to have been appreciated by all as well as myself. Thanks, for a great lecture.

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