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, but now, he's coming directly to your computer screen with this jam-packed month of Masterclass: Live.
If there's a trend to Andi's magic it is clear effects that have streamlined construction with an emphasis on building on little-known nuggets from magic's extensive history. He'll demonstrate this by teaching over a dozen tricks and techniques during his month with us.
Week One: Ubuntu & Stacking (June 5th 2022)
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 He'll demonstrate this philosophy with unpublished routines including "Collective Cutting," the most deceptive Spectator Cuts the Aces we have ever seen, a brand-new coin routine that you will want to perform,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 will then give 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'll demonstrate how a simple gambling idea can be shaped into a surprising and entertaining card routine.
Week Two: Beyond The Boy Who Cried Magic (June 12 2022)
This week is dedicated to the latest handlings of the magic from Andi's best-selling book. He'll share his favourite routines from the book (including "Perfect Order", "Ghost", "Monty Python', "Silent Movie" and more), along with all of the latest developments. Then he'll teach 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details on some of the lesser-known moves from the book, before extending the "Finesses" chapter with four brand new, unpublished card finesses.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 will close out with a discussion on what he has learned from publishing hundreds of magic books and effects, throughout his eleven years of co-running Vanishing Inc., with advice on how you too might publish your own magic.
Week Three: Ask Andi Anything (June 19, 2022)
The final week's Q&A really is your opportunity to ask Andi anything. Want to learn the secrets of getting booked for a magic convention? Or advice on becoming a professional magician? Or want to go over some more techniques from The Boy Who Cried Magic? Or learn his famed Master Pushoff? Nothing is off-limits.
We've packed this Masterclass: Live full of magic, intelligent commentary, and important lessons that you can take away. Andi's goal is for you to not just watch, but participate and make this a Masterclass: Live that you'll return to for many years to come.