Ryan Plunkett has been added to the dealer lineup! Ryan is a Chicago-based close-up magician who has been performing for the past two decades. Ryan is also a highly sought-after magic consultant and magic creator. He has two books on the market: A New Angle is Ryan’s second published work and follows his debut book, Some Assembly Required. He is also a Founding Ensemble Member of the Chicago Magic Lounge, a show aimed at reintroducing the art of Chicago-style magic to local audiences and to establishing a home for the Chicago magic community.
He will have his two new books available for purchase in the dealers’ room. We may also be able to talk him into performing a few of the routines during the Attendee Show. 🙂
A New Angle
A New Angle is filled with magician foolers, hard-hitting practical effects for laymen, and off the wall new ideas to springboard your own ideas. Many of the effects are all three. That’s because Ryan and Michael have dusted off a secret weapon that you probably already have buried in the back of your magic drawer: the Stripper Deck (or the Tapered Deck).
By combining some subtleties, sleight of hand, and new ideas with this nearly forgotten tool that every magician already has, Ryan and Michael will show you how to unlock mind blowing effects you never thought possible.
A New Angle was written by Ryan Plunkett and Michael Feldman, photographed by James Murphy, designed by Heather Wood, edited by Susan Palmer Marshall and Pedro Nieves-Bosque, with a foreword by Lance Pierce, A New Angle contains more than twenty routines and concepts, with additional contributions by Harapan Ong, Edward Boswell, Nathan Colwell, Frank Fogg, and Brian O’Neill.
A New Angle was published by Magic, Inc, one of the oldest brick and mortar magic shops in the world.
Some Assembly Required
1. Patet Pondus is a utility concept that gives the illusion of producing or vanishing a deck of cards from an empty card case. Included are two routines using the concept.
2. The Mexican-American War is an adaptation of Paul Curry’s effect “Touch.” Three predictions are placed on the table and any three cards are selected. The predictions are then revealed to match the selections.
3. Stock Lines takes a game by Harapan Ong and explores it’s magical potential.
4. Pac-Man Sam is a clever take on Stickman Sam. A card is selected, signed, and lost into the pack. A Pac-Man card is introduced and begins to jump through the deck in search of the selection; only to run into surprising twists and turns along the way.
5. Ms. Pac-Man is a simplified handling of Pac-Man Sam by Justin Purcell.
6. Fly By Night is a three-fly for the visually impaired. Three different colored disks roughly 2 1/2 inches in diameter jump from hand to hand.