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Mike Powers
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I saw my good friend Tom Gagnon at the Ed Marlo Summit last week in New Orleans. Great news! Tom is about to release a new book – Avant Cards – The Card Magic of Tom Gagnon. It has been years in the making and will contain, not only his work on the Spread Pass (which is unbelievable!) but much, much more. There are 568 illustrations, meticulously hand drawn by Tom. In my opinion, Tom is THE BEST illustrator out there. Check out the Vernon Chronicles, The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings, The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner etc. There are 63 items included in the 214 page book.

Tom teaches not only the Spread Pass but an incredible array of killer applications and other routines and moves like the Lateral Bottom Deal. Steve Reynolds was able to master the basic move in about ten minutes, so it’s not for experts only. The book will be available only from Tom and will not be sold at stores or elsewhere on-line.

The book is at the printers right now and Tom is offering a pre-publication deal of $45 instead of the $50 that it will cost in the near future. You can check it out at his website: http://www.tomgagnonmagic.com. The deal only lasts until the books come in from the printer. So get it while it’s hot! I’ve already ordered mine.

Mike
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I just realized that my phrasing implies something I didn't intend. I emailed Steve in that regard. I was trying to convey the idea that it's not super difficult to learn the basic move and ended up inadvertently impugning the talents of my good friend Steve who is clearly an expert. Can I go back and fix it?

This is a good lesson in "read what you wrote carefully before pressing the send key."

Sorry man! I'm an idiot!

Mike
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Thanks Mike -

I can't wait for this book. Tom's work is absolutely incredible.

JB
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Good news everyone!

Cheers,
Mike
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Will dealers be carrying this?
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On 2011-06-23 19:57, Mike Powers wrote:
...The book will be available only from Tom and will not be sold at stores or elsewhere on-line...
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FINALLY, I've been waiting for this ever since the rumors came up long time ago.

Michael, do you know if his Miracle force ( which he sells on the site ) appears in the book, or is it on the site only?
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I'm not sure if the Miracle Force is there or not. I'm sure Tom would be happy to answer your questions, though. The email listed on his site is: thomas_gagnon_381@comcast.net

Mike
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The Miracle Spread Force IS available as an instant download on Mr. Gagnon's site for a mere fiver.
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This just in: The pre-publication price is $50 with free shipping in USA and $60 with free shipping worldwide. Tom tells me that the free shipping is only for the pre-publication price and that the price will also go up $5 after the pre-publication deal is over.

Check it out at: http://www.tomgagnonmagic.com

Mike
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I met Tom several years back at a small convention in NY. Really interesting ideas. I learned a lot just watching him. Has some very interesting techniques that if mastered really open up a wide range of possibilities. Just placed my order.
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Mike,

I would agree about Tom being a fantastic Illustrator and 560+ is a heck of a lot of illustrations for a book of just over 200 pages. That's extremely helpful. Should be another fantastic book for 2011.
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I also saw Tom Gagnon at the Marlo Summit. I'd never met him before. He did an impromptu lecture that was just incredibly good. What he was doing was so original, so good, and so learnable. I can't wait for the book.
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Nice,

I am definitely interested in this. I see he has work on the strippers and Mene Tekel too! Is this going to be in the book?

S
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In Canada, PayPal seems to be adding shipping over and above the stated pricing which should include postal fees.

Is anyone else in Canada or elsewhere encountering this problem?

Thanks,
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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I had the problem with paypal adding shipping costs as well (I'm in Australia). Just Contact Tom and advise him - I did and he quickly corrected the problem. Apparently paypal is doing that, which is fine for most stuff, but a problem with items where postage is already included. He is aware of the problem, and is trying to get his IT guy to sort out a solution.

I am gtreatly looking forward to the book.
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Tom was amazing - friendly and very helpful.
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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I'm really surprised that there isn't more buzz surrounding this book. Tom's work with cards is incredible, and unlike anything you've come across before. I have seen Tom several times, but I got to spend some quality time with him at the Marlo Summit and can assure you that this material is strong and will fool laymen and magicians alike.
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Here is a small sample of Tom's card work for those who haven't seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TomGagnon1116?blend=3&ob=5
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I'm not familiar with this man or his work.

I would love to hear more, I'm very willing to purchase his book and give it a god.
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