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5 to 7 minutes depending on how excellentyour spectator is.

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THE EFFECT: You ask a spectator to join you on stage to become an instant magician You show
spectator various cue cards which prompts your spectator what to say and do During the routjne' Your
spectator asks for another spectator to come up on stage who freely names any playing card Eventually
playing card. wowl
on the last cue card is an envelope which cootains the !rcgllLhglShlLqt
of which have
WHAT YOU RECEIVE: You receive 26 cue cards some of which are double sided and some
js
just right Any thicker
an index of jumbo playing cards on the back The weight of the cue card stock
joker
are covered These
and the whole stack would be ioo heavy to hold All 52 playing cards plus a

work well'
cards have been specially printed at optimal size for visibility and efficiency to make the trick

Thelastcuecardisofextrathicknessandhasaspecialenvelopegluedtoit.Thisiswhereyouwillload
the selected playing card into it.

sETUP:Placethecuecardsintheorderyouwantforyourroutine.Therearefoursampleroutines
you want to
enclosed which are printed on the inside ofthe back advertising card You can show any side
you want a shorter routine'
customise Your routine- You can even Iemove a couple of cue cards, if
however cue cardswith playing cards on the reverse cannot be removed or altered in order'

on the time
Use either the 'Good Morning', 'Good Afternoon' or 'Good Evening' cue card depending

of

your performance. The other two introduction cue cards are not needed for thet performance however
Your
you can turn one of them over and use it as a cover card for the entire set, blank side outwards
angled
slightly
chair or bar stool should be to one side (either teft or right) but slightly forward and
cards while you
towards the centre, You want your assisting spectator to see what is written on the cue
performance'
are sitting in your chair. The cue cards can be laying on your chairatthe start ofthe

to be a magician Choose someone to join


your
you on stage and position them so they are standing in the centre and facing forwards' Tell
WHAT TO Dor Ask your audience if anyone has ever wanted

Tell them theY


spectator that they are going to become a magician and that you will teach them a trick-

of course have no idea what to do or say but you will help them with the aid of some cue cards. lust
instruct yourspectetorto read aloud what is printed and follow any instructions. Apparently, you willnot
be doing any magic and are merely assistin8yourspectator.

When you are ready, pick up yourcue cards and sit down but be carefulnotto flash the underside ofthe
stack. lfyou are right handed, hold the stack vertically with your left hand underneath - supporting the

weight. Vice versa ifyou are left handed. The blank cover card isfecing youraudience.
Transferthe flrst blank cue card to the back ofthe stack by lifting it straight up and moving it to the back.
The first opening cue card is exposed. lf your spectator has not already started, tip them to start
speaking - clearly and loud. You can find some reaction lines to say for each cue card by looking on the
reverse ofthe front advertising card. Ofcourse learn these off by heart beforehand.
Continue to move cue cards from front to back as your spectator reads the script, At one point, another
spectator willjoin you both on stage. When you get to the point where a playing card is named, keep

transferring cue cards from front to back until you see the chosen playing card on the back ofthe stack.
When you transfer the !el! front cue card to the bacl! secretly steal the chosen playing card with your
right thumb and clip it to the back of the front ue card. Hold the playing ard in place as you move the
cue card tothe backofthestack. See photos below which showthe eight ofclubs being removed.

Now you need to secretly rotate the playing card to a horizontal position so using both thumbs swivel
the playing card to landscape position. You can use the reactions of what your spectator is saying to kill

time if need be. Also you can mask this by pausing to square up the stack. The playing card should now
be at the very bottom edge of the cue cards and in the middle.
Continue to transfer cue cards from front to back but as you do so, insert the moving cue card between
the horizontal playjng card and the rearmost cue card. You mayfind the best wayto do this is by feeding
the cue card in at a slight angle. lfthis is the ase, transfer AU cue cards the same way. See photo below.

Everysingle remaihingcue card is also inserted between the playing card and rearcue card. The face of
the selected playjng card is always in yourviewthe entiretime and is never covered,

Finally when the Envelope cue card comes into view of the audience, the chosen playing card should be
directly in line with the envelope even though there are many cue cards in between. The playing ard
ends up resting against the "PLEASE GlvE ASTANDIN6 OVAT|ON" cue card. See photo below.

from above, remove ALL of the cue cards with your right hand EXCEpT for the Envelope cue
card. Your left thumb holds bark the playing card and you will find it automatically now rests against the
By Srabbing

window cut out atthe back ofthe envelope. See photo below.

Place all the cue cards under your left arm pit (if you are right handed). Load the playing card into the

envelope by pushing it up with your left thumb and then down again so it is tucked inside the envelope.
see photo below.

You can use both thumbs if need be. Yourjob is done. You may find it easier to position the ball ofyour
ihumb on the playing card BUT directly in line with your little finger on the other side. This helps prevent
the card rotating slighily as you push it upwards.
Move to your on stage spectator, open the enveJope, pulloutthe card back outwards and hand itto your
spectator to reveal to the audience in dramatic fashion. You could also have your spectator remove the
playing card from the enveJope if you tease it out enough for them to grip it properly. Make sure not to
flash the back ofthe cue card which has a big cut out on the back.

the playing card to the audience, grab the stack from under Your
This reveals the
armpit and add it to the back ofthe Envelope cue card and turn the whole stack around
you fantastic
ovation prompt to your audience so gesture with your outstretched free arm towards
spectator, Thank both spetators and gesture to them to return to their seats'
As your spectator reveals the face of

you get to
try to transfer cue cards from front to back in the same speed and rhythm once
the index cue cards, you will find your left fingers can push upwards the front cue card slightly because
to remove the card
there is less friction. This raises the front cue card higher and enables the right hand

TIPS: Always

more easily. Repeatthjs action for allthe indexed cue cards'

YoucaneitherloadthecardintotheenvelopeAsyouplacethestackunderyourarmpitorloaditin
AFTER you have placed

the stack under your armpit. Loading it

AS

the stack is placed under your armpit

requiresmoreco.ordjnationbutisbetter.Youdonotneedtorushtheloading,justpushitinataslow
best for you You can also
steady speed. lf you rush it you may make it difficult for you Try what works
your spectator' You may
load the card white you are still seated or while you get up and walk towards
envelope for additional
also find it helps to place the fingertips of your free hand on the front of the
not strong enough
support and to prevent the envelop flap popping open ifyour double sided tape is

Youdonothavetoshowtheovationcuecardifyoudon'twanttolfyoudo,makesureYouare
magician'encouragingthe ovetion for your spectatoras your spectator was the'performing
cards by patting either side ofthe stack
Every now and again you may have to square up the stack ofcue
good excuse when You have
with your right hand as you rest them upon your knee This could be also a

to rotate the vertical playing card to a horizontalposition'


the playing card in the
To reset, just transfer the Enveiope cue card to the back ofthe stack and replace
reset is super qui'kcorrect pocket. The rest ofthe cue cards are still in the same order so the
pencil by writing a small number in the
lfyou want to you can number the cue cards in sequence with a
just in case you drop the cue cards and they get out of
lower corner on the back ofthe cue cards. Do this
order ofthe cue cerds
sequence however you can always refer to the advertising card whjch shows the

pressed against the double_sided tape to


Before each performance, make sure the envelope flap is
its stickiness'
prevent the flap popping open as you load the card lfthe double_sided tape starts to lose
just place another piece directlyoverthe top of itSpades and Diamonds'
The playing cards are in numerical order and in CHaseD order' clubs, Hearts'

purchased set' use the font EE!


lfyou wantto print your own custom cue cards to interweave with Your
software such as Photoshop to create your cards'
EqELlfg at a size ofgopt and use image editing

STORAGE:Pleasestoreyourcuecardsineithertheclearwalletprovjdedoranyotherflatstoragecase'
year' Goodjob
Speciot thonks to Jon Allenfot beto testing this efJect for over o

lon!

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enquiies. Alt manulocturing rights reseNed @ 2072 Angelo Carbone'
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THAN(YOU FOR COMINGTO MY SHOW!


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THAN( YOU FOR COMING TO MYSHOW!

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

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OFANY PTAYING CARD
FOR THE FIRST TIME NAME YOUR CARD
AMAZING!
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FOR THE FIRSTTIME NAME YOUR CARD

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HETP ME

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YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME?


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EARLIER ON TODAY

EARI.IER ON TODAY

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IHADTHIS FUNNY FEELING

I HAD THIS FUNNY FEETING

ABOUT ONE SPECIAL CARD


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ABOUT OI'IE SPECIAT CARD


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