John Carney is acclaimed as one of the finest magicians in the world. His books, Carneycopia and The Book of Secrets, are considered by many to be modern classics.
John’s seminars include stage and close-up magic using cards, coins, cigars and a variety of everyday objects. Each routine is a lesson in itself, containing the insights and ingenuities that have made John one of the premier teachers of magic today.
Topics include presentation, routining, misdirection and creativity.
Raves for John's Teaching
"One of the best lectures I have ever seen
... excellent advice ... His tricks are superlative...an expert in
pure sleight of hand."
"John is truly a man who understands magic."
"Carney has rediscovered and reinvented
classic platform magic. He talks to you like a guy, a mentor, a tough-love
teacher. He doesn't expect you to come to him with a 5th degree Elmsley-Aronson
black belt. But he does expect you to love magic as much as he does,
and be willing to earn your miracles."
"One of the top magicians around. A great
creator, student and performer."
"Here is a real insight into the way John
thinks about magic, the way he combines past inspirations with current
motivations, and the continual process of searching, trying, experimenting,
and improving to find the best result. It's more than just a new
format for a magic book; It's made me think about magic in a new
"His ideas are refreshing and his routines
are beautifully executed. I recommend him highly!"
"In the past few years I have drifted away
from being a true student of magic. John Carney has rekindled that
flame. To have regained this feeling is a gift. And that's what The
Book of Secrets is, it's a gift to magic and magicians. It has my
"John's routines are ingenious. I respect
and admire his artistry."
"Whether you are an amateur or professional,
you will derive both knowledge and inspiration from a Carney lecture.
This young man has the happy ability and the genius to impart it!"