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Blake Douglass
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Hey all,
The date is quickly approaching, so I decided to make this post. The smooth and cunning Eric Jones will be lecturing August 12th at 7:00 p.m. in St.louis Missouri. The lecture will be held at Crestwood Plaza in the Abra-Kid-Abra art space (store 126). Space is limited to 50 people, so if you would like to reserve a spot please contact me (see below). The lecture will be $20.00 to attend, and will be divided into two halves with a break in the middle. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Those of you that know Eric know that his lectures are not to be missed, and those who don't know him, well this is your opportunity to witness one of the true rising stars in magic. Also if you are planning on attending the Midwest Magic Jubilee ( you will notice that this lecture is the night before. So come stay an extra night and witness the close-up magic of Eric Jones.

Contact info for reserving spot

Cell: 314 452 5383
or send me a pm here on the Café.
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Here's what people are saying about the past weekends lecture taken from :

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Posted: Jul 10, 2009 1:29am

Just got back from the Chesapeake lecture, which, as expected, was terrific. Eric fried everyone with his various coin and card effects, and his handling of a Henry Evans rising card effect (which is a bombproof, visual effect that happens in the spectator's hands). Pretty much every effect could be described as a highlight, and most seem to be within the reach of any dedicated magii who is willing to practice (the Ishkabible Sandwich and Elevator Cut will require some serious practice, and the latter will be more difficult for people with small hands or short thumbs).

The thing I love about Jones' magic and routining is his ability to strip away any awkward moves or unnecessarily complicated sleights, leaving spectators with powerful, visual, highly magical effects that are easy to follow, and therefore to appreciate. Eric seems to share Vernon's view that the effect is everything, and that the method should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. His presentations convey a sense of fun and humor - there were several funny bits and gags that had everyone taking notes.

I especially wanted to see his demonstration and handling tips for Fire Coins Relit and the Oxyclean routine. Not disappointed there in the least - Eric went into extreme detail on the handlings, covering key moves multiple times at different speeds and angles. He also covered different versions of a highly visual coins across, including one where the coins transport between the hand of the magician and the spectator, without the magician touching or coming near the spectator during a key vanish in the spectator's hand (this requires some intestinal fortitude). There were other coin routines and sleights, a great swirl production of four kings, a great spinning production of a single card from the deck, etc.

At all times, Eric made sure that everyone at the lecture "got it," and wouldn't move on until all questions were answered. He is definitely a gentleman in the classic sense, and possesses an undefinable poise and charisma in performance that greatly enhance the entertainment value of his magic. In addition, he took a personal interest in everyone attending the lecture, and made a point of shaking hands and speaking with everyone.

Even if you've read Eric's lecture notes already, watched his videos and read the write-ups in Antinomy Magazine, you'll come away from this lecture with a much deeper appreciation and understanding of his work and the thinking behind it.

Tomorrow's the workshop, which will be a hands-on lesson in executing many of the ideas and sleights covered in the lecture, plus a new "Twisting" effect he will market soon. Two demos this evening of the new twisting effect, with two different uses and handlings, pretty much left everyone amazed and shaking their heads. As with Eric's coin magic, the twisting effect removes sleights and covers that made some previous versions look fishy.

So don't miss this lecture, if you have the opportunity to go.
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You guys are in for a real treat. This past weekends lecture was a blast over here in Virginia. Your going to learn a lot of great effects that are strong and crazy visual. As said by MaxfieldsMagic, Eric goes into extreme detail on the handlings and leaves no stone unturned. Do not miss this lecture!

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