Dear Mr. Fantasy: Card Tricks by John Bannon 2004 first edition


Dr. Mister Fantasy:Card Tricks by John Bannnon: John Bannon: 2004 self -published first edition and print.  Very good condition.

First editions are tough to find.  2 copies on amazon for $985 each. Seems a little steep to me.  Great book though! See contents below.

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Bullet Train

Iconoclastic Aces

Syncopated Aces

Interrobang Aces

These ace assemblies play around with the internal timing on the reveal of the effect.  They are simple to do and work well together as a routine.

Secrets and Mysteries of the Four Aces

I love how these effects fit together.  I love all the material in this book, but these stand out for me.

Line of Sight (control)

This effect is simple and direct, and sets up for the next effect in this routine.

Final Verdict

The spectator cuts to the four aces.

Cull De Stack

This is the method for setting up for Beyond Fabulous.

Two Classics

This is John’s thoughts on Daley’s last trick, and twisting the aces.

Beyond Fabulous

While telling a magical anecdote, the magi demonstrates this version of the four-ace trick that ends with a royal flush.

Mark of the Fabulous

Alternate ending for Beyond Fabulous.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

You are just going to have to read this.  Pick a card, find a card, but the concept is incredible!

Out of Touch

A card is thought of, and remembered, and a second card is touched.  The second card is the card that was previously thought of.

Dawn Patrol

A card is selected and buried in the deck.  2 queens are placed face up in the deck and are buried.  One shuffle places the previously selected card between the 2 queens.

Degrees of Freedom

Degrees of Freedom

The spectators favorite suit is all that’s left after a series of spectator choices, that are out of the control of the magician.  I keep fooling myself with this one.

Origami Poker

Simplified version of Degrees of Freedom, where the royal flush in spades is the uncontrollable result.

Perfect Strangers

A prediction matches the result of the result of uncontrollable choices.

The Works

This is a detailed explanation of the methods used in the effects used in this chapter.

Impossibilia Bag

Wait Until Dark

Blindfolded the magicians instructs the spectator in shuffling the cards face up and face down, and the magicians knows the results down to the last detail.

Last Man Standing

A card is selected and replaced in the deck.  The cards are mixed face up and face down.  In the end, all the cards face the same way but the selection.

Trait Secrets

Two spectators and the magician find the mates to selected cards.  The magician finds the four of a kind.

Dave’s Game

A very different presentation for Trait Secrets.


The Power of Poker

The spectator makes all the choices, but the magician always has the better hand, even when the spectator picks the cards for them in this bonus effect.

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