2009 Lecture for Magic Clubs and Fraternities Only
SOME COMMENTS AND REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS LECTURES
Mark Kandel, IBM 22
The inimatable Martin Lewis was one heckova lecture. Martin served up great magic, huge laughs and wonderful insights. Martin's miniature card rise garnered a spontaneous "Oh, my God!" gasp from one of the guys - yes, it was that good, we had a ball!
Frank Dudgeon, IBM 122
And there was the pleasure of seeing a skilled performer use his subtle wit and years of experience to entertain and instruct us all. Martin Lewis considerable reputation preceded him and he delivered big time.
Earl Reum, SAM 37
The man is stupendous! We laughed and enjoyed and learned and added to our own personal philosophies of magic. Martin's explanations are clear, simple and knowledgeable. The Society of American Magicians, Assembly 37, had the time of our lives!
Sandy (WORKSHOP '97 + '99 convention)
Now that I've had a little time to absorb the feedback from the surveys, I am impressed with what I see. WORKSHOP participants indicated that your material was not only very educational, but also much needed. You did a fabulous job as emcee of Saturday evenings stage show... you are certainly one of the best!"
Bevan (in Oct.'98 Abracadabra-Magazine)
If you get a chance, see the lecture. Martin is instructive and entertaining with a friendly personality. You'll enjoy him, I'm sure. I certainly did."
Sibley MAGIC CIRCULAR (London Magic Circle, November 2nd '98)
"... In Martin's effortless style he offered us deft demonstrations (followed by explanations that were easy on the brain) and an engaging sense of humor that ranged from smart witticisms to outrageous puns...
...Speaking of one of his tricks which has been much marketed by others Martin observed that if imitation was indeed the sincerest form of flattery then he had been greatly flattered! After witnessing an evening of Martin Lewis' magic, it is not difficult to see why anyone would want to imitate him. And that's not idle flattery!"
Wieland, president MZvD, OZ München (spring '99)
"I would like to send you a big thank you for the very good and informative seminar you held at the magic circle in Munich, Germany. Your lecture was highly appreciated by all of our circle members. Your material was well presented and explained. In my opinion, your magic is clear, entertaining and not overhandled. Overall, a highly recommended lecture!"
Mancini, IBM Ring No 223, Milano, Italy (spring '99)
We had the honor to assist in the lecture of Martin Lewis, one of the great magical inventors. We spent two unforgettable hours with many visual and amazing card effects.
Prouty, TAOM Texas
"Martin Lewis blew everyone away with his ingenious creativity and humor."
Christian, Washington, DC
"If his schedule brings him anywhere near you, his lecture is not to be missed. All good highly workable material, thoroughly explained. One of the few I've attended that was well worth making myself unavailable to a paid engagement to attend."
Fields, Secretary SAM 194
"Martin Lewis is the ultimate professional and he has the credentials to back it up."
Ferguson, IBM 250
"Each effect provided absolutely stunning magic and entertainment!"
Barnett, SAM 24, Albany NY
"Last Monday Martin Lewis lectured to our assembly. We had a choice of his old (2000) or new (2001) lecture. We choose the earlier lecture. It's not often that you have a lecture that featured three effects featured on prime time TV by the most famous magicians in the world. I think that qualifies for the understatement of the year. If you prefer, I can drop an anvil on your foot.
After each piece, Martin would add some extra tips, and I had to write fast to make sure I captured all of his thoughts. It was a long evening, but time passed too quickly. The effects were all strong and practical. Nothing involved difficult sleights. Several of the items were easily worth the price of the lecture notes. In fact, most could be sold separately, yet Martin explained everything in the very reasonably priced notes.
It really was a 'something for everyone' lecture. My only complaint was that it was too short. I hear his 2001 lecture is equally excellent."
Patterson, IBM 308 Searcy, AR
"Martin Lewis did another fantastic job. We had our largest crowd ever due to his reputation and Martin did not disappoint them. Martins graceful, beautiful and professional presentations are what we should all strive to achieve. His ability to teach effects and theory at the same time while continually entertaining everyone are what makes him one of the top magicians today. Beginners as well as advanced magicians learned some great lessons last night. You must see his latest lecture when it comes to your area!"
Orlando, IBM 55, Phoenix, AZ
"In brief, Martin is the consummate gentleman. Lecturing to a full room, he managed to delight and entertain magicians (and YOU know how hard THAT can be) for almost two full hours. In all seriousness, it is easy to write a good review for this lecture."
Whitson, SAM 78, Las Vegas, NV
"Martin Lewis proceeded to show us why he is one of the most respected innovators in all of magic. The opening effect prismatic pencil is one that I will definitely use to add a few $$$ to my corporate work. It makes a great hand out! His chop cup routine using a can of peas is the most entertaining chop cup routine I have ever witnessed. At the conclusion of the first half I walked away with 2 items I will outright steal and 3 more items of research. Also in the second half Martin kept our group of over 45 members and guests entertained and educated. "
Morrison, Electronic Grymoire
"Go and see this man lecture! Drive several miles if you must!"
The list continues with good comments from Steve Burton, (TAOM 97 + 99), Mike Maxwell, (for multiple appearances at A1 Multimedia Convention at the Capitol,) The Magic Castle Hollywood etc.