Will Fern is an NYC magic veteran with the kind of real world experience gurus are made of. He “made it there, and he can make it anywhere”…that’s what this lecture is all about…what he wished he knew 30 years ago about real world performing that he knows now…and wants to teach YOU, so you can make your magic dreams come true as well. He's an IBM Strolling Champ, a Magic Castle Close-Up and Parlour regular, a 4f and cruise ship guy, along with decades of countless corporate gigs, restaurant gigs, weddings, nursing homes, kids shows, and every type of party under the sun. A true road warrior and lover of the art.
What will he teach?
Strolling magic is his specialty, and in this lecture he will use several of his award-winning effects to illustrate important topics like:
What to perform for who and why
What makes a great opener
How to pack your pockets for the room you’re in
How to approach groups of people
How to turn a series of random tricks into a Show
How to (REALLY) find out who you are, and put it in your work
The 3 types of special tricks to have with you at all times
How to be in 10 places at once at a gig
And THE 3 GOLDEN RULES of performing magic in the real world that will GUARANTEE success wherever you are.
And much, MUCH more!
Shock and Awww…- Will's workhouse- the backbone of his strolling and Magic Castle Act. Practical, powerful, simple…and sets the stage for the party. This routine, and the coin routine that follows, are what won the IBM Strolling title for him.
Through and Through/Over and Under- This visually stunning "OMG you gotta see this!" coin magic barrage is Will's go to favorite routine, and is a beautiful, practical, professional masterpiece.
Sponge Game and Pearl Poodles- aka THE FUNNEST, MOST ENGAGING strolling set for kids you’ve ever seen. They'll laugh, you'll cry, and everyone wins in the end.
Sponge Bunnies -Will's turbo-charged routine is an act unto itself. You'll learn why people kept coming back to see him for YEARS at his restaurant gigs. Totally fun, totally jazzable.
Sol Stone's Abra-Viagra -Will's insanely fun presentations for an overlooked impromptu masterpiece that you WILL use…for all ages…a LOT!
Drop Box -Fooler Alert: Will tips a devious control and a WTH ending that's a huge crowd pleaser. In this trick…you will also learn Will’s best kept secret - a totally invisible palm technique you have to NOT see to believe. Many pros have called it among the best there is.
TECHNIQUES and IDEAS
Will has delivered two standing ovation lectures at Tannen’s Magic Camp…with barely any tricks in them…on how to be a Strolling Magic Superhero. Learn why pros like Doc Dixon have said "Will, you have completely altered how I think about, and do, strolling magic". Sharpen your pencils students, class is about to begin…
-The Golden Question- Will's pet technique to get the audience on his side and set the stage for a good time heckle-free show…in 3 seconds.
-What is Walk Away Power?- I’m glad you asked…because it’s the term Will uses to exemplify his strolling magic strategy that for 25 years has kept him in constant demand in NYC - the low attention span capital of the world. He’s “made it there” and he’ll teach YOU how to make it anywhere.
-Why every Batman needs a Robin at a gig- what that means, and how it will make your clients adore you.
-You’ll also learn Will’s popular technique for being in 10 places at once…literally…at a party or restaurant gig…you will LOOOOOOVE this, and it WILL transform your strolling work.
Finally…worth the price of the lecture…Will’s very practical lesson on how to Know Thyself…as others see you, and as you can use that in your work to deepen and strengthen everything you do. The real work on being a Performer.