I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to announce that my friend and mentor Darwin Ortiz has agreed to join us for our Seminar - WOW! I have known Darwin for the last ten years and in that time he has had a big impact on my life and magic.
In the last few years, when I began to entertain the idea of hosting my own Seminar, he was the first person to come to mind when I began thinking about possible guest speakers.
Darwin's contribution to the craft of magic and card magic specifically, has been quite outstanding. His performances are breathtaking and his ability to teach makes the Darwin Ortiz experience one not to be missed.
I have often wondered what it would have been like to have a session with Robert Houdin and Dr J.N.Hofzinser - one can only wonder. For our generation, we are very fortunate to have a performer and creator who we can have a one to one with and learn from.
His background is most impressive; he is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading sleight-of-hand performers with cards. He is also the author of some of the most popular and important magic books in recent years.
As a close-up entertainer, Darwin’s clients have included the Pentagon, Eton College, both the Barack Obama and George W. Bush Inaugural Banquets, and numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Darwin has been featured in over fifty newspaper and magazine articles, from The New York Times and The Independent in London to Penthouse and Poker Pro magazine. His television appearances include shows on CBS, NBC, HBO, CNN, CNBC, A&E, The USA Network, The Learning Channel, BBC-TV, and both America's Most Wanted And Britain's Most Wanted (As an expert on card cheating—not as a fugitive).
He has also worked as a consultant on the prevention and detection of cheating for gambling casinos and government regulatory agencies in fifteen countries. He was the keynote speaker at the 2009 World Game Protection Conference in Las Vegas, the major convention for casino surveillance professionals. He has also testified as an expert witness in casino cheating cases.
Darwin's appearance at The Mastering Magic Seminar represents a wonderful opportunity for magicians to learn from one of the finest teachers in magic today.
Darwin's contribution to the event will feature:
• A Very Special Performance • His Hands On Training Workshop • A Conversation with Michael Vincent: This will feature many topics relevant to "Communicating with Magic," particularly bonding with your audience. This will be followed by the mandatory Q & A.
I would like you all to consider this:
• If you had the opportunity to spend the afternoon would Darwin Ortiz, what would you like coaching on? • What questions would you like to ask him regarding you and your magic? • Do you have any questions regarding his books 'Strong Magic' & 'Designing Miracles'?
With this opportunity now before you, what needs to happen now - today, to secure your participation in this Seminar?