Vanishing Inc. cofounder, Andi Gladwin, is the author of our best-selling book of all time (The Boy Who Cried Magic), has been featured on television in the UK and USA, and recently fooled Penn & Teller with a trick he designed specifically for them. He has also traveled the world extensively lecturing and teaching his magic. And now, he’s bringing his best material directly to you as part of the Vanishing Inc. Masterclass download series.
Andi is known for creating clear effects that have streamlined construction with an emphasis on building on little-known nuggets from magic’s extensive history. This will become immediately evident in the two unique lectures included with your purchase. The download is capped off with a special bonus video in which Andi answers questions from fellow magicians and subscribers to Vanishing Inc. Monthly about the lecture material and other discussions of magic theory.
The “Andi Gladwin Masterclass” features a mix of old favorites and brand new material, including updates to some of the best card magic tricks from The Boy Who Cried Magic. It is jam-packed with amazing card tricks, intelligent commentary, and important lessons that you’ll return to for many years to come.
Session 1: Ubuntu & Stacking
Separated into two parts, Andi will talk about the importance of “Ubuntu” and how that helps him shape his own magic routines. He’ll demonstrate this philosophy with unpublished routines including “Collective Cutting,” the most deceptive Spectator Cuts the Aces we have ever seen, a brand-new coin routine that you will want to perform, and his elegant handling of one of Hofzinser’s most famous routines.
After a discussion on practice techniques, Andi gives you three sleight of hand routines to practice that all give the appearance of riffle stacking the deck without actually stacking a single card. But this session goes beyond technique; he demonstrates how a simple gambling idea can be shaped into a surprising and entertaining card routine.
Session 2: Beyond The Boy Who Cried Magic (June 12 2022)
This week is dedicated to the latest handlings of the magic from Andi Gladwin’s best-selling book The Boy Who Cried Magic. He shares his favorite routines from the book (including “Perfect Order”, “Ghost”, “Monty Python’, “Silent Movie” and more), along with all of the latest developments. He then takes a deep dive into the finer details on some of the lesser-known moves from the book, before extending the “Finesses” chapter with four brand new, unpublished card finesses.
Finally, Andi closes out the discussion by examining what he learned from publishing hundreds of magic books and effects while co-running Vanishing Inc. Magic. This includes advice on how you too can publish your own magic.