Paul Richards often jokes that he's the most successful magic creator no one has ever heard of. But couldn't we all use a little more mystery?
As founder and former owner of Elmwood Magic, Paul worked quietly behind the scenes to polish and produce magic with a long list of industry notables including: Jay Sankey, Peter Duffie, Cameron Francis, Mark Elsdon, Joshua Jay, and Jon Allen - just to name a few. In 2014, Paul sold his business to focus solely on performing and creating magic. It was then he decided to try something unusual for a 21st century business – he took everything offline. Since that time all of his creations are available ONLY direct from Paul at LIVE events, nothing is sold online – not even on his own website!
Paul says of this unorthodox approach, “I like having something special to show when I’m standing in front of a group of magicians. I remember as a kid going to a shop or convention and seeing miracles I had never seen before. I’m trying to foster that same feeling for modern day magicians.” It’s definitely been a popular move. That’s why you’ll see Paul's booth crowded by magicians at events across the globe - but don’t think you are in for a “dealer lecture” - far from it! His lecture is jam packed with real world magic that you will be able to do immediately.
It’s for just that reason that Paul has been invited to lecture and perform across the United States and in over 15 countries. He’s appeared in numerous publications including MAGIC Magazine, Genii, South America's Mystica Magazine, the UK’s Magicseen, and the Linking Ring (for which he won Best Parade of the Year).
In this fun and surprising lecture, Paul fully explains several of his favorite secrets - including:
- Visually push a selected coin into a balloon - and then go in after it!
- A three phase impromptu card rise that plays for a few people - or a few hundred!
- An offbeat transposition using surprising childhood props!
- A progressively impossible prediction!
- A utility card move with vast possibilities!
- Transform a spectator into a mind reader using just a handful of business cards!
- And much more!