Simon has selected his favorite creations for you. The performances are fun, friendly-and utterly fooling. The explanations are done in Simon's typical style: clear, in depth, and full of the tips, subtleties, and explanations of why Simon has chosen a particular approach. It's like a session with Simon that lets you share in his creative thinking.
Volume 1 includes:
O'Aronson Aces - Simon's amazingly visual handling of the O'Henry Ace plot, with an engaging poker presentation. At the climax, all four Aces magically land under the spectator's hand!
Among the Discards - A surprising effect . . . about surprise! A card sandwich, including the spectator's freely chosen Ace, suddenly appears where the spectators least expect it - in full view.
Side-swiped - An Instruction Card actually becomes the spectator's signed selected playing card while in full view! Creates an impossible object for the perfect souvenir! Used by top professionals around the world.
Mark-a-Place - An easy utility move, with a host of practical applications. Instantly locate four Queens (or Aces) at any place in the deck the spectator chooses.
Under Her Spell - A humorous vanish and reproduction of four Queens, while taking the spectator on a blind date.
Ringleader - The cleanest, most visual, finger ring and rubber band routine you'll ever see! The illusion of linking and penetration is instantaneous, with no extraneous moves.
Self Control Lie Speller - The performer finds a card which is merely thought of, in a borrowed shuffled deck, without ever once touching the cards! Simon's favorite location.
It's the Thought that Counts (performance only) - Simon and his wife Ginny demonstrate the incredible two-person mind reading act they've performed around the world for over 35 years. You won't believe your eyes and ears-it's that good!
"Simon is one of the great minds in modern card magic."
- Darwin Ortiz
"Simon's routines are designed to bamboozle the most discriminating and intelligent of spectators and he's willing to go to whatever lengths are necessary to accomplish that goal."
- Michael Close