"...filled with incredible inspiration to make your magic better... the most fun thing you read this year!" Daniel Martin
As magicians, we all love having a full library of magic books. However, to truly stimulate your creativity, sometimes we need more than just a collection of new tricks. Brent Braun offers exactly that with Plots, Ploys & Other Cons, an exploration of one-of-a-kind concepts for those looking to create profound, magicial, and sometimes strange experiences, at a moment's notice.
Founder and owner of J&B Magic Shop, and one of the most trusted magic consultants in the industry, Brent is the man that professional magicians and other serious students of magic rely on for practical advice in crafting captivating effects and award-winning effects.
Plots, Ploys & Other Cons is the result of Brent locking himself in a hotel room for three days with nothing but his notebook full of ideas honed from a variety of practical, emotional and encouraging real-life experiences.
While it does teach you a variety of effects and tricks, this book is so much more than that. It is a thought-provoking discussion of the philosophy of magic and entertainment that you are bound to return to many times throughout your career.
Some of the contents include:
- A foolproof watch and wallet steal that even those who are terrified of pickpocketing can easily learn
- Advice on how to quadruple your income
- A simple principle that can completely change your performances
- A practical version of the famous 21 card trick that Brent actually uses
- How to cheat your friends at UNO and create a lasting memory
All this, and so much more, can be found across more than 130 pages of innovative information, effects, and theoretical concepts.
"...full of bold ideas and clever gambits...fun to read... the Chair Principle truly rocked my world and instantly elevated my professional walk-around performances. This simple idea is worth the price of this book many times over. I think you're going to love living inside Brent's head for awhile." Caleb Wiles
"...create moments that will become the stuff of legend." Kevin Reylek