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The Lost Luggage Show book

Disaster planning for magicians

What do you do when your luggage doesn’t arrive? Or you left your show box in the hallway at home? You have to put on a show, but you don’t have any of your props.

The Lost Luggage Show is a conversation with Ian Kendall, who gives a solid framework to prepare your own Emergency Show before you need it. How to choose the material, sort it, and build a show that is every bit as professional as the one currently in an airport somewhere else.

We all have insurance to cover a car, or a home, or for travel. The Lost Luggage Show is insurance for your magic.

“This book is full of useful information, and great routines. Every stage magician should read it and be prepared for when that emergency situation arrives. Highly recommended”    Nick Lewin


The Classic two-for-two dice switch

The two-for-two dice switch is the stuff of legend; from crossroaders shooting dice in the back rooms of spit’n’sawdust bars to high rollers playing craps in Las Vegas – the move is seldom seen today. In this 40 minute lesson Ian Kendall gives in depth instruction on this elusive technique.

Taking the Step

Moving from close up to stage magic

Ian Kendall has twenty five years’ experience in putting on stand up magic shows, and along the way he has made all the mistakes, and learned from them. In this series of video lectures he explains everything you need to know in order to take that step towards stand up magic. Brutally honest, and full of examples of his own work, Ian goes over what he did wrong, and then what he did right, so that you can benefit from his mistakes and not make them yourself.

Three Found Cards

An amazing card revelation

Three Found Cards is straight from Ian’s close up and stand up shows. The magician divines three cards under the fairest conditions. Watch the full performance and trailer by clicking the button!


Mathematical Oddities that don't make sense.

Proof is a collection of strange mathematical proofs where you can show, convincingly, that things are not always what they seem. To most people, the idea that ‘minus one’ is equal to ‘one’ might sound barmy, or that Pi=2, or 4, or that 4=5, but that is what you will be able to prove with this video.

The Work 4 - The Pass

A detailed look at five passes

Following on from Michael Close’s groundbreaking series of eBooks, Ian has taken over The Work with volume 4 – The Pass. This 37 page eBook combines the detailed, structured writing for which Ian has become known with clear photographs and sixteen video clips that show every step in exacting detail.

Five passes are covered, the classic pass, Ian’s Simple pass, riffle pass, turnover pass and the one handed pass. As they used to say – equal to personal instruction.


The Work 5 - The Top Change

A detailed look at the top change

The next volume of The Work is ready, this time on the Top Change. This 31 page ebook covers three different handlings of the top change, as well as the book change, the Erdnase change and Marlo’s Snap Change. 56 photographs and 13 video clips show the moves in the kind of detail that is to be expected from Ian’s teaching. All the moves have been used by Ian in the real world, so you get the level of detail that comes only from experience.

Basic Training The E-Book

A complete course in sleight of hand.

Basic Training is a collection of Ian’s award winning columns from M-U-M magazine. Detailed lessons with cards, coins, ropes, balls and a whole lot more, close up and stand up magic, it’s filled with hints and tips that only come from real world experience.

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