After completely selling out at Magifest, Adam Wilber is thrilled to introduce an exciting card-to-box gimmick that has been two years in the making. He has performed the card-to-impossible-location effect for decades, and has finally created the prop he's always wanted for himself—and it might just be the last card-to-box gimmick you ever need to buy.
"Adam Wilber has made a clever, low profile switch box that injects a quality of participatory playfulness into a classic effect" David Regal
The signed card to impossible location plot is a true classic of magic for good reason. If you've ever performed this gem you'll understand why. With "In Case of Emergency", you introduce a miniature fire alarm as a "back up in case you mess up your trick."
This little fire alarm stays in full view the entire time. At the end of the routine, the spectator's sign card vanishes from the deck. You ask them to pull the fire alarm revealing a folded card inside the box, when they unfold the card, it's their signed card.
"In Case of Emergency" is so much more than a simple card switching device though. You can switch out billets, bills, cards, or any other paper product small enough to fit inside the box.
Each set comes with both the carefully-crafted gimmick and more than 1.5 hours of in-depth teaching that includes 4 different routines from a no sleight of hand beginner version to a show-stopping advanced version. You'll even get a detailed explanation of the mercury card fold (which is only required for the advanced version).
This routine is for those who don't like sleight of hand. Even if you've never handled a deck of cards in your life, you'll be able to perform this routine in no time. A card is selected, placed face up in the deck, and then instantly vanishes. When the spectator opens the fire alarm the card is now folded inside for them to open.
This routine is for those who are scared of the Mercury Card Fold. A card is selected and a corner is torn off of it. The spectator holds onto the corner as a receipt, the torn-corner-card is placed into the deck face up only to vanish in the blink of an eye and reappear inside the fire alarm, and of course, the corner matches perfectly. This routine doesn't use a signed card but plays just as strong as if it did.
The Full Advanced Routine
This routine is for those who want to use the gimmick to its fullest potential by having any signed card vanish and reappear inside the box. Adam teaches an ambitious card routine that ends in the box but you can use any signed card routine you'd like with this gimmick.
BONUS: Signed Bill Routine
Adam goes through his signed bill routine where you borrow a bill, have it signed, and then test it to see if it's counterfeit...The bill vanishes in a burst of flames (you will need to get some flash bills for this routine) only to reappear inside the fire alarm box.
- This small, but durable, gimmick easily fits in your pocket
- Can be easily customized to any deck in just a few seconds
- You are also not limited to playing cards
- The card in the box is not attached to anything so they can see it move around as it should before the switch happens
- There is a fun and playful presentational hook based around the idea that everybody has wanted to pull a fire alarm at some point in their life
- Plays as strong on stage as it does in strolling or close-up settings
- Comes with a metal carrying case for safe transporting when not in use