LECTURES

Virtual/Zoom

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I'm pleased to offer my virtual lecture completely for FREE to magic clubs or groups of any size through the Zoom platform.

 

For this two hour lecture, I have handpicked some of my favorite magic and mentalism creations to teach.

 

I’ll also pull back the curtain on the creative process to share advice on creating magic.

 

If that wasn't enough you will also get a first look at some incredible unpublished effects!

Everything taught is practical, workable material that is easy to do.

 

Most of the effects involve cards of sorts, but also photographs, dice, symbols, books and even UNO cards. 

Following the lecture, there will be exclusive discounts and bundles offered to the attendees.

 

So if your local club or group is ready to have fun learning some awesome magic, send me an email to book a date and time.

 

Remember, there is NO FEE for the virtual lecture and I look forward to the opportunity to share my magic with you!

LIVE

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I am also eager to share my magic with your club live and in-person!

I will be happy to present my award winning magic and mentalism creations, while also sharing some killer effects that I have not yet published.

I’ll also pull back the curtain on the creative process to share advice on creating magic.

Everything taught will be practical, workable and deceptive material that can be done by any skill level performer.

 

There will be a healthy mix of marketed items, impromptu effects and easy to make gimmicks.

So if your local club is eager to enjoy a fun night learning some awesome and unique magic & mentalism, send me an email to book a date and time.

 

Note:  At the moment I'm currently only booking in-person lectures in the Northeast United States (certain areas within New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania).  Please reach out via email for more information.

Clubs Are Raving About David's Lecture:

"David’s lecture elicited more positive comments from the members than any other lecturers we’ve had, in person or otherwise."

- Don Wiberg, President of Magic Masters of Chicago & former IBM President 1984-85

"I've been attending lectures for over 40 years - I've seen almost everyone from Al Goshman to Herb Zarrow, and your lecture is one of the best I’ve seen!"

- Joe Berman, President of IBM Ring 280

"I have attended more than 450 lectures at the Magic Castle and my IBM ring.  Yours was one of the best I have seen.  Thank you for an outstanding evening."

- Philip Henderson, Secretary of IBM Ring 313

"I've seen over 150 lectures and this was one of the top three in terms of quality, the thinking and how clearly you presented everything."

- Fred King, IBM Ring 280

"Absolutely brilliant lecture.  Great tricks and an even more interesting presentation on creativity... book it ASAP!"

- Adrian Tritton, Associated Wizards of The South

"Phenomenal.  Definitely a must see lecture!"

- Donna Cardella, SAM #168

"We had a great time with our new friend David Jonathan, who did a WONDERFUL lecture for us. David has some incredible magic and was very generous with his time and his talent... if your club has not had the chance to host a lecture by David, get in touch with him - you won't be sorry."

- Alan Fisher, President of IBM Ring 252

"A brilliant night that was both entertaining and inspiring.  Our members are raving over the magic they saw!"

- Steve Majes, Secretary of The Anglian Magic Society

"AMAZING!! Much great magic was learned and some great theory on the creation of effects was discussed!"

- Wendy Wylde, President of the Mile High Magicians Society

"David shared a treasure trove of practical effects for the working magician. His lecture is sure to add at least a gem or two to even the most seasoned magician."

- Marc Wegkamp, President of Johannesburg Magic Circle

"Absolutely amazing!"

- Pete Donnelly, Vice President of Medway Magical Society

"I REALLY enjoyed your lecture.  Nice to see some card magic without emphasizing the sleights.  And SO creative."

- Ron Hodges, Secretary of Spokane Magic Club

"Thoroughly enjoyed your lecture last night - just brilliant."

- David Hand, Treasurer of Hull Magicians Circle

 

"A superb evening, full of magic with clear explanations and everything was brilliantly presented.  Your insight into the creative process was particularly interesting and inspiring!"

- Craig Walker, Leeds Magic Circle

"GREAT lecture!  David is very creative and a wonderfully skilled professional.  His stuff is well thought out and they are "worker" material."

- Ken Spanola, Treasurer of Tampa Magic Club

"David performed 'workers' that can be used virtually or in-person with lots of 'no way!' moments.  It was unanimous among club members that David's lecture is a 'do not miss this' event!"
- Scot Grassette, Secretary of AM Assembly #174 (Atlanta Society of Magicians)

"The best Zoom lecture I have seen."

- Scott Hood, Vice President of IBM Ring 12
 

"I highly recommend David's lecture to any club looking to learn innovative magic and, more importantly, to learn the process of creating their own cutting-edge effects!"

- Lee Woodside, Secretary of OKC Magic Club
 

"You packed a lot of great magic and wisdom into a 2 hour timeframe.  Everyone has sent comments about how much they enjoyed it."

- Edmund Apperson, President of IBM Ring 63

"An excellent lecture that I recommend to everyone.  He is a great artist and creator of beautiful effects and ideas."

- Leo Monopoli, Conferenze Magiche (Italian Magic Society)

"Simply amazing!  Succinct, direct and incredible magic."

- Steve McCoy, President of SAM Assembly #30

"A very entertaining, enjoyable and informative lecture.  Good variety and very creative ideas - he certainly has a very deep knowledge of his craft."

- Mike Price, Vice President of The Leamington & Warwick Magic Society

"An incredibly wonderful lecture.  Highly recommended to any group looking for unique, practical, easy to do magic."

- Maria Ibanez, President of IBM Ring 390

"Our lecture series has hosted many well known, celebrated magicians and David is without a doubt one of the best.  He is very knowledgable, communicates concepts clearly and the effects are easy to do and understand.  Members have said that he's THE best lecturer we have had."

- JD Stewart, The New Magic Academy

"I’ve had the opportunity to be at many, many lectures over the past 50 years and David’s was certainly one of the best. Everything from his eye-popping effects, to his creative process and philosophy on magic was fantastic. At the end of the night I was truly inspired to start working on taking my magic to the next level."

- Ken Frehm, President of IBM Ring 74

"I highly recommend this lecture to any group looking for something different."

- Steve Zuehlke, IBM Ring 1

"Wonderful lecture.  Keep up the brilliant work!"

- Glen Mercieca, IBM Ring 202 (Malta)

"A fabulous lecture filled with great effects, ideas and inspiration."

- Gary Meyer, Oakland Magic Circle

"A big THANK YOU for a great lecture last night.  We all had a great time enjoying your outlook on magic and the jaw-dropping routines."

- Scott Hollingsworth, IBM Ring 39

"A brilliant lecture.  Every item was well thought through and very commercial.  It was good to see a departure from pure card tricks with some clever endings and novel twists"

- Bob Yelland, Winchester Magical Society
 

"David is an excellent communicator whose lecture was very well structured and presented.  His tricks were well thought out and depended on subtleties rather than heavy sleight-of-hand.  They all contain multiple levels of deception that is typical of David's devious thinking."

- John Teo, IBM Singapore Ring 115

"What a fantastic lecture you did for us all!  Everything was explained in great detail at a pace that everyone could easily follow and understand.  All of the routines are usable in the real world and I'm sure that everyone that attended went away with a few ideas to work with, and more"

- John Clayton, Vice President of the Merlin Magical Society

"One of the best lectures I've seen.  Entertaining routines, great teaching, brilliant methods and incredibly strong magic.  There's been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic feedback."

- Neal Austin, Secretary of the Portsmouth & District Magic Circle

"The best creative lecture - a true legend in magic thinking.  Amazing!"

- Michael Maxted, Orpington Magic Society