Tell all the truth -- but tell it slant --Success in circuit lies.

-- Emily Dickinson

 

Copyright 2019 by John Bannon

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$55.00—plus $5.00 priority postage and handling

In the Rest of the World:

 

$55.00—plus $35.00 priority postage and handling

Original, Modern Self-Working Card Magic

209 pages - hardcover - 25 tricks

LIMITED EDITION REPRINT

Fasten your seatbelt.

You are travelling to a special province in the world of magic:  Self-working card magic.  Deceptive, automatic, and turbo-charged.

Join John Bannon on a twenty-five stop wide-ranging tour of self-working card magic.  Not your typical non-sleight-of-hand tricks, Bannon has thoroughly analyzed these effects and backed up subtle principles with the careful, layered construction he is known for. 

Anyone can cobble together a couple of principles and call it a “trick.”  Bannon looks for synergies and leverages the method as much as possible.  His objective: “One plus one should equal three—or more. Otherwise, why bother?”

You get the trick and you get Bannon talking about the trick, all in his precise, but easy-to-read style. The perfect travel companion on this exciting journey.

All with regular cards, without gaffs, crimps, pencil dots, “punches,” or marks.  These highly-refined constructions will change the way you think about self-working card magic.

 

It’s not just the destination, it’s the journey.  Enjoy the ride.

You know, as I get older, my ability to impress an audience with brute sleight of hand, wanes ever so slightly with each passing day; and the thought of that inevitable day when my decline will be glaringly obvious to even the uninitiated is a source of gnawing depression.

But then I remember the Bannon stuff, and I get a warm happy feeling. Thanks to John’s material, not only will they think I'm still good, they might even think I'm getting better!!

Sooner or later, everyone does Bannon.

 - Jack Carpenter

What’s great about Destination Zero is the way that John has wrung every ounce of deviousness from the underlying methods and principles of these tricks.

 - Michael Close,  www.michaelclose.com 

These effects are not mathematical monstrosities; rather, they are cleverly constructed card tricks that anyone can do. If you want to add some self-working material to your repertoire, then John Bannon’s Destination Zero is a good place to start .

 - Peter Duffie, Magic Magazine