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Monday October 28th 7:00pm!

Bill Wisch Lecture.

Members Free, Guests $20.00


Bill Wisch is Slydini’s protégé. Bill is the only student ever given written permission to teach his effects. But Bill has gone on way beyond that with his own creations that have rocked the magic world. He has not been on a lecture tour since 2012 and even then, some of you were unable to book his lecture, or you may not have even been on the distribution list at that time. So, here is your opportunity to book an outstanding lecturer for this Fall. Here is what he has to say:


Bill Wisch is a full-time professional sleight-of-hand artist, performer and innovator. He is the only student ever authorized, in writing by Slydini to lecture his magic on his behalf. Bill is the inventor of over 30 original sleights, winner of multiple awards in magic and is proud of the fact that at least 98% of the magic he does is of his own creation. He currently resides in Hackettstown, NJ and is the magic instructor-in-residence at Sparta Stage Theater in Sparta, NJ.

Bill Wisch Lecture Overview
I am delighted to present to you my newest lecture, “Bill Wisch - Slydini Inspiration”. This lecture is a natural follow-up to my original “Slydini- The Lecture” that I presented in 2012.

I will begin by performing and explaining what I call my “Killer” set. This is the set that I do whenever I want to ensure the audience is absolutely killed. These effects were chosen because they floor audiences and I believe they embody of the spirit of misdirection, wonder and fun that Slydini inspired in me throughout my 48-year career in magic.

I will then perform and explain the classic, Slydini Knotted Silk Routine. I have chosen this routine because it was the first effect I wanted to learn. Slydini told me personally that I was his best student with the knots. I am honored to bring them to you.

Finally, I will present to you effects available for purchase that I believe will be very useful and inspirational for you in your magic.

Bill Wisch Effects, Sleights and Tricks included in the Lecture

The “Killer” Set
Impromptu Any-Card at Any-Number – this is my version of “Any Card at Any Number.” It is, to my knowledge, the only version that requires no gimmicked/set-up deck and no props besides a single, standard deck of cards.

Slydini’s Helicopter Card-Standup Version – this is my stand-up version of the Slydini Classic “Helicopter Card”. I believe this version embodies the spirit of the original effect while allowing the performer to do the effect stand-up.

My Stand-Up One Coin Routine – This is my one coin routine which I have performed literally tens of thousands of times and was inspired by Slydini’s seated version.

Ultimate Card In Box Effect – This effect showcases the Wisch Fold and its many uses. In this effect the spectator selects a card, signs it, the card is put back into the deck, the deck is put back into the box and the card folds itself inside the box!

Other Routines/Magic Featured In the Lecture
Vanishing Penny/Dime Reel effect
- The New Wisch- Craft Wonder Deck
- Double Take Monte Demonstration
- The Magic Die (Claude Rix) Demonstration
- Explanation of available “Personal Lesson Videos” including: Wisch-Craft Overhand Shuffle, Any Card at Any Number, One Quarter Wonders and Standup Paper Balls to the Box
- The Wisch Wedge video (demonstrated using Slydini’s Oil and Water)

Bill Wisch Testimonials

“To my knowledge, Bill Wisch is the only Slydini student to conceptualize and internalize Slydini's magic to fit their own style.” – Karl Fulves


“Bill, my friend - you put on one of the best lectures I have ever seen….and believe me I have seen sooooooo many !!!” – Mickey Silver


"Bill's 'Wisch Wedge' as applied to an 'Oil & Water" routine gives Rene's routine a run for the money. If you get a chance, check out this lecture-session." – Jon Racherbaumer (as posted on The Genii Forum)


"It was almost as if Tony Slydini’s hands had returned from the grave.” – “The FlashPaper” – Fort Worth, Texas – Magicians Club Newsletter May 2012.

...Come on out to see the lecture on Monday October 28th at 7:00pm for Conjuror’s Corner Magic Club at Mr. Beef and Pizza 1796 S Elmhurst Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL.

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Past lecturers have included the following:  
Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bill Cook, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Curtis Kam, Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Dave Marcus, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Don England, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew (twice), Jay Sankey, Jeff Prace, Jeremiah Zuo, Jim Krzak, Jim Sisti, John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Cobb, Keith Fields, Kieron Johnson, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael, Shawn McMaster, Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers. Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Scott Alexander, Sean Bogunia, Shawn McMaster, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (6x), Tomas Medina (twice), Tony Noice, Trent James, Vinnie Grosso,   Whit Haydn, Eric stevens, & Thom Peterson.

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Upcoming lectures:

November 25th, Monday  Brent Allen

December, 9th Monday Holiday Party
Annual holiday party, $5.00 per person club picks up the rest.
pizza & pop provided, guests welcome. Bring a trick or routine to share with the club.

January: David Stone

February 24th, Martin Cox


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