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David Stone May 15, 2012

David Stone

At age 19, a chance encounter with a school friend allowed David Stone to discover the art of magic and of card manipulation which has led to his winning multiple awards in the magic world. At 23, he won the Diavol Grand Prix (France Championships of Magic). At 24, he won the Gold Dove (close-up category) award at the European championships of magic organized in France and the Close-up Grand Prix of South America in Las Tunas, Cuba.

In 1995, his video, Basic Coin Magic Vol. 1, became the first French magic program ever sold on the American market with over 28,000 copies sold in 40 countries. After obtaining a degree in Philosophy at the Amiens University, David became a full-time professional magician. He went to Saint-Tropez and worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants of the Riviera, including

seven years in La Voile Rouge, an amazing beach restaurant where he honed his craft. Because of his videos and a good comedic sense, Stone gained recognition in the world of professional magicians. Since 1999 he has performed his lecture on the art of table hopping at magic conventions in more than 19 countries and is one of the most famous French magicians outside his country.

His short film won first prize at the first ever “Magic Film Festival” in Las Vegas (2006). In 2003 at Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic (F.F.F.F.) convention, David was voted as the “Most Valuable Performer.” His most recent book (2005) Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic is a best seller in France and was sold out I less than 15 days after its release. The DVD “The Real Secrets of Magic” (2006) adapted from this book was nominated Best Magic DVD by Genii Magazine (U.S.), Magie Magazine (D.E.) with over 14,000 copies sold in 13 months. David won the third prize at the 2006 World Championships of Magic (FISM) in Stockholm, Sweden and was voted in April 2008 the TMW Award for Best Magician 2008. David will be lecturing across the U.S. following the 2012 F.F.F.F. convention where he will be the Guest of Honor.

The Lecture

The lecture is about general close up magic. It is usually a two hour lecture separated into two parts with a 20 minute break. It is a funny and dynamic lecture.

The tricks are very, very, varied! Many ideas, concepts and routines will be discussed and explained including full glass and bottle productions, card and coin sleights, misdirection routines, shoe apparitions, advice for the restaurant workers, and more. Many routines fromDavid's latest trick,the best-seller "TOOL",(over 7,500 copies sold in eight months!) will also be explained.

There are over 20 routines showed and explained in the lecture!

For more information, visit: http://david-stone.fr/ 

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