Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue & Paul Vigil – Penguin Live Lecture (October 7th, 2018)
This special Penguin Live lecture features three fascinating talents talking about mentalism and illustrating their unique perspectives with solid routines.
Of course, in addition to the top-quality routines taught, you’ll also be treated to the thoughts, philosophies, and stories shared by these three gentlemen.This is an event you don’t want to miss!
What will they teach?
Multiple Selection- His handling, touches, and advice will have you re-thinking your own approach.
Mental Epic- an incredible three-phase routine where he guesses a word, the total of imaginary dice, and the outcome of a game of tic-tac-toe.
Quadruple Coincidence- a truly remarkable version of You-Do-As-I-Do where your spectators random actions match yours in four unexpected ways.
Sympathy (for the Devil) Cards- a multi-phase take on Milton’s classic matching cards routine… with a kicker!
High 5- read four people’s mind while playing a pseudo game of poker.
H.D.L. (Human Lie Detector)- Rick impresses the entire room with his ability to discern the truth and discover which spectator from a group is holding an object. When he reveals the method, you’ll be pleasantly surprised and amused at how thoroughly baffled you were by something you already know.
Final Picture- learn how Rick correctly predicts the actions of a spectator trying to find an object hidden under one of four cups.
Who are they?
Within the magician community, Johnn Thompson is considered a virtuoso, widely known as a mentor and teacher of magic, and a creator of tricks, as opposed to simply a performer.
As a magical consultant and illusion designer he has written, developed and provided material for magicians Siegfried and Roy, Penn and Teller, Doug Henning, Lance Burton, Criss Angel and David Blaine. As theatrical special effects designer and consultant he has invented and presented a variety of unique optical illusions for trade shows, industrial shows, theme parks, musicals and plays. Bush Garden’s Williamsburg production of “The Ghost of the Globe,” a Shakespearean fantasy with over thirty-five unique special effects, was Thompson’s initial venture into theme park attractions. Many of his original optical illusions and special effects techniques have been featured in theme parks, The Smithsonian Institute, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and hundreds of trade shows, including the White House Conference on “The Industrial World Ahead Congress.”
In 1999, he was awarded one of the highest honors in the magician community, a Masters Fellowship with the Academy of Magical Arts.
Paul is known as one of the most discriminating magicians / mentalist in the world.
He has been practicing the art of magic since the age of 5, and 10 years later Paul under took the challenge of becoming a professional performer. Within a further year Paul had become one of the most in demand performers in his native Salt Lake City.
The center of magic, Las Vegas, soon called for Paul to join the ranks of the industries leaders and in 2002 Paul moved to Las Vegas, soon to establish himself as one of the finest performers the city has to offer.
Alongside a full and demanding performance career, Paul’s creative contributions have not gone unnoticed by his peers. Nominated multiple times and winning the award for “Magic Trick of the Year”, as well as being asked to present his theories, ideas and concepts to other performers in his noted lectures.
With numerous performances at every major Las Vegas casino and full-house shows at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, as well as entertaining the likes of Nobel Laureates – he is ready to bring his own type of wonder and astonishment to intelligent audience’s the world over.
Paul has appeared on several hit TV shows including the Emmy award winning Penn & Teller’s “Bullsh!t” and multiple performances on “Hocus Pocus” hosted by Fielding West and Teresa Livingstone, as well as being the featured performer at the World Famous Magic Castle, performances that garnered multiple standing ovations.
You might think that with all of this under his belt he would only be able to talk about one thing: magic. However nothing could be further from the truth. Paul is as smart as his magic and is known to be a wonderful guest and is often used as an ambassador of good will by companies incorporating his magic into mingling with guests as the ultimate ice-breaker.
After graduating high school Paul attended Utah State University on the “Minority Leadership Award Scholarship” and “All-American Academic Scholarship” for a number of years. He then became the recipient of the “Botanical Preservation Corp. Scholarship”, which led him into an academic study of the ethno-pharmacology and magic used throughout history; something that Paul has continued to study and combine with his performance thinking.
Rick’s interest in magic started when he was five years old.
He began working on Séances in early 1976, in preparation for a two hour Houdini Séance on the 50th anniversary of his death. Since then, has created/performed in well over a thousand séances.
Following a few decades of creating and performing a combination of magic, mentalism, and Haunted Magick, Rick began releasing material such as “Haunted Magick” and “Deceptions” to the magic community through Deceptions Unlimited, which he owns along with his wife Tammy. Rick released his first full-size book in 2000 entitled “The Book Of Haunted Magick”, which has sold in over 30 countries.