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Monday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm

Shawn McMaster: Deceptive Dining

A Lecture on Restaurant Magic

Shawn McMaster is a corporate entertainer who has performed all over the world. He has performed his brand of comedy magic in clubs, theaters, Las Vegas, Off-Broadway, cruise ships, and is a favorite performer at the Magic Castle. He has appeared on TV shows such as Masters of Illusion and America’s Got Talent.

Shawn is also a writer of many books and articles on magicians and the art of magic that have appeared in numerous magic and mainstream publications. He was the Associate Editor of MAGIC Magazine for three years and is still a contributing writer to MAGIC. He was the creator and editor of magic’s first all-digital magic publication (yes, even before Vanish Magazine), entitled The Mandala.

 The Lecture 

Shawn McMaster has been working in the trenches making his sole living with magic for 24 years. During all that time, he has rarely been without at least one weekly restaurant gig. Early on, he was working two to three a week. These days, Shawn is a world traveler, working engagements and corporate events around the world, yet he still keeps a very successful presence within restaurants performing for patrons and making restaurant owners very happy with his work. His lecture Deceptive Dining is a highly-informative study on the business of restaurant magic. Not only the best type of effects to perform in a restaurant setting, but an in-depth and detailed blueprint of how to gain, keep, and profit from a regular restaurant magic gig taken from over two decades of real-world experience will be presented in this lecture. If you have ever thought about performing in restaurants of any kind, you cannot afford to miss this.

Testimonials 

“I believe Shawn and his writing help fill the void of creative and informative voices in magic with his witty writing and expert reporting on all of the real goings on in the world of illusion.” - Jon Armstrong 

“Wow! I can’t wait to purchase a set of these notes!!!! Learning from a pro!!!!” - Paul Green

“When I think of Shawn McMaster, I think of an intelligence probing into the nooks and crannies of our craft unexplored by others.” - Stephen Minch

“Absolutely Terrific!” - Gerry Katzman (Referring to Shawn’s lecture notes)

“Without a doubt, one of THE best in magic and show business today.” - Gerry Griffin (Owner and operator of California Magic, Martinez, CA) 

Free for members. $20 for guests.


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Past lecturers have included the following:  
Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Curtis Kam,  Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, Dave Marcus, 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 (2x), Jim Krzak, Jay Sankey, Jim Sisti, John Jurney, John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Cobb, Keith Fields, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers (twice). Nathan Kranzo, Neil Tobin, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (5x), Tomas Medina (twice), Tony Noice, Trent James,Vinnie Grosso and Whit Haydn.

Coming Up - All meetings at 7pm

February 13th - Shawn McMaster (2nd Monday) - info
March 27th - Kieron Johnson - info
April 24th - Contest
May 22nd - Tom Dobrowolski Lecture
June 26- Scott Alexander Lecture (Exclusive!)

Past lecturers have included the following:  Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, 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, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers. Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (5x), Tomas Medina (twice), Tony Noice, Trent James and Whit Haydn.

In addition, we have an annual magic contest which is recorded and broadcast on Comcast Cable's "It's Magic" television show.

All meetings take place at Mr. Beef and Pizza in Mt. Prospect (1796 S. Elmhurst Road Mount Prospect, IL 60056) from 7-9 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, Conjuror's Corner meets on the 4th Monday of every month. In the event that Mr. Beef is closed (as it happened once), our alternate meeting location is the Denny's at Algonquin and Arlington Heights Roads. Map here.