The lecture of John B. Born focuses on some of the most intricate and beautiful plots magic has to offer, and is divided into three main components (over two hours of instruction).

The first session focuses on how advanced preparation will reap great rewards in effect, and demonstrates how to construct routines and utilize principles (instead of difficult sleight-of-hand) in such a way that the performer becomes so far ahead of his audiences that it is not even fair. In this session John also exemplifies how to utilize theatrical principles and emotional hooks to greatly enhance the impact and status of your magic. This includes work on the “Any card at any number” plot, as well as several other mental magic miracles appropriate for stand-up shows.

The second session spotlights beautiful magical offerings from the table, and demonstrates how to take full advantage of gaffs to create miracles not otherwise possible. This session includes (but is far from limited to) extensive work on the “Chink-A-Chink” and “Translocation” plots.

The third session focuses on sleight-of-hand techniques for the coin enthusiast. John has created a whole new realm of coin technique out of the development of his “Balance Palm,” and demonstrates techniques that range from easy-to-learn to extremely advanced. This session also includes many great pointers on well known coin techniques with regard to the importance of movement and motivation.

The material covered varies in difficulty from nearly self-working to “I can’t believe he just did that.” Whether one is interested in thought and motivation behind technique, fascinated by intense principles with (and without) a memorized deck, or engrossed in knuckle-busting sleight-of-hand, the lecture of John B. Born will be an event not soon forgotten.

Recent Lecture Reviews

“The NYC SAM Parent Assembly members were entranced and amazed by John Born’s 21st century magic and creativity. Be sure to see John’s lecture for a truly memorable, magical learning experience. Guaranteed! - You will become an instant John Born fan.”
- Dr. Ken Krenzel New York City, NY

"John Born brings to light things that have been hiding in the shadows, showing that the "devil in the details" is worth the time and trouble. His "work" on the much overlooked back thumb palm is worth the price of admission. Alsdo, in person, John literally "fleshes out" his book. Be there. Now."
- Jon Racherbaumer New Orleans, LA

“John Born's lecture was an unqualified HIT! I've had so many great comments from the attendees and they all enjoyed it immensely. There are some great presentational lessons to be learned from it, as well as some GREAT MAGIC. The Any Card At Any Number was worth the price of the lecture...two great, very practical solutions for the real working magician. Thanks for coming and sharing your magic.”
- Marc DeSouza Philadelphia, PA

"John Born has some of the most visual magic that I have ever seen! His creativity and unique developments never cease to amaze me. I can always count on John to totally destroy my brain."
- Jason Dean St. Joe, MO Close-Up Magician / Musician

“John B. Born is not only one of the most talented magicians I've come across in all my years in magic but he is also a fantastic innovator of magic. I've had John lecture at my shop and he was rated, by all attended, as one of the best lecturers they have had the pleasure to see. I can only say that when I was his age, I wish I had his talent and mind for magic. To describe John, only one word comes to mind…Brilliant."
- John Blake (Owner/East Coast Magic in State College, PA)

“John's lecture in New York City was a big success. Not only is he a creative thinker and a skilled technician, he is a charming and entertaining performer. His material appealed to the novices and advanced members of our group. I highly recommend him to any magic club or convention looking for a great lecturer.”
- Ken Schwabe Vice President SAM #1 Manhattan, NY

“This is an excellent lecture. John does some really good stuff, and he teaches it well.”
- Bill Palmer Houston, TX

“He really blew us away. His lecture is well structured and his effects and references are solid. His skills and magic knowledge are beyond his years. Absolutely everyone in our group had glowing compliments on his lecture including our octogenarian member who still regularly performs weekly at restaurants. I must say that his thought process on creativity is the real ‘take away.’ His subtle touches and handling elevate tricks to miracles. Very powerful stuff that everyone will enjoy regardless of your skill level. Don’t miss him!”
- Scott Wells Houston, TX

“If you're looking for hard-hitting, visual close-up magic, look no further. John has developed a variety of effects for various skill levels that look like real magic.
- Danny Archer (organizer of the Las Vegas Magic Invitational)

“After seeing John Born presenting his magic, you can tell the difference between just a normal performance and real professional craftsmanship! John doesn’t just do a trick, but rather he baffles even fellow magicians by his mystical powers of illusion. His effects seem to defy modern day science. John’s ability to transform everyday items such as coins and cards personifies the attributes of a modern day wizard. A true and unique magical experience you wont want to miss!”
- John Bryant Secretary Society of American Magicians Assembly 16 Worcester, MA

"Don’t walk…RUN to see John B. Born lecture or perform! You will be happy you did!”
- Bob Dorchinsky President New Magicians Association Bridgeport, CT

“Ring 68 hosted John Born on Monday night and his insight and approach to magic is indeed well though out and right on the mark. We should have started earlier and allotted more time. If he is coming near your town be sure to catch him. Thank You John for a great lecture!”
- Pattrick Przysiecki, President Ring 68 Cleveland, OH