Coming Sept. 13: Workshop and Lecture with John Lovick

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Where: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center

John Lovick lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a performer, writer, and theater director. His secret alter ego, Handsome Jack, performs regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he was been nominated eleven years in a row as Parlour Magician of the Year (which means he lost eleven years in a row!)

John is the author of 2016’s Handsome Jack Etc. and Switch: Unfolding the 100 Bill Change. He is also known for his product reviews and performer profiles that have appeared in MAGIC and Genii magazines. He is the creator of “The Reparation,” a popular torn and restored card handling that has been a best selling item for the last fifteen years. He is the co-author of Aaron Fisher’s The Paper Engine and wrote Experience: The Magic of Jon Allen, and Mayhew about the magic of Steve Mayhew.

He has performed throughout the United States and has lectured to magic organizations in Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. In 2015, he fooled Penn & Teller on their TV show.

Watch Handsome Jack fool Penn & Teller >
Learn more about Handsome Jack >

LECTURE: 7:30 - 10:00 P.M.
His lecture focuses on material that can be done both in close-up and stand-up/parlour settings, and are all routines right out of his working repertoire. He will also share some of his ideas about performance, character, and scripting.

Lecture cost: $15 for paid Ring 216 members, $30 for non-members. No need to sign up for the lecture. Just show up!

WORKSHOP: 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
The workshop will be split into two parts. The first half will be an examination of character and scripting with exercises for everyone. In the second half, everyone who wants to perform shares something they're working on, and then I (and attendees) give feedback and notes.

Workshop cost: $30 for paid Ring 216 members, $45 for non-members. Please sign up for the workshop by sending email to