2014 February

John Lovick

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February 17th, 2014: Special Guest Lecture by John Lovick aka “Handsome Jack”

John Lovick lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a performer, writer, and theatre director. His secret alter ego, Handsome Jack, performs regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he has been nominated eleven years in a row as Parlour Magician of the Year (which means he has lost eleven years in a row.

John is perhaps best known in the world of magic as the author of SWITCH: Unfolding the $100 Bill Change. He is also known for his product reviews and performer profiles that have appeared in MAGIC and Genii magazines. He is the creater of “The Reparation”, a popular Torn and Restored Card handling has been a best selling item over the last decade. He is the co-author of Aaron Fisher’s The Paper Engine and wrote Experience, and MAYHEW, books about the magic of Jon Allen and Steve Mayhew, respectively. He has performed throughout the United States and has lectured to magic organizations in Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

His lecture features both stand-up and close-up material, right out of his working repertoire, including his work on the $100 bill switch, his famous bottle production, several card effects, some solid stand-up routines, and his theories about performance, character, and scripting.