I’m Jeff Hinchliffe, welcome to my Blog. Here you’ll find information about my upcoming lectures.
But wait, who am I?
Yeah, you’ve probably never heard of me. You have no idea who I am or what I do. Let’s change that. I’m a full-time magician, born and raised in Toronto. Cards are my passion. I fell in love with sleight of hand when I was in high school. The bulk of my material was born in the trenches of restaurant and walk-around work.
Over the years, my interests expanded from pure sleight of hand. I learned about various subtleties, discrepancies, and psychological ploys. I gained an appreciation for gaffs, and learned of the potential of stacks. My magic continued to grow.
Now my magic incorporates all of these elements, and I’ve reached the point where I want to share it with you.
I’m going to be in Ottawa on October 19th and Montreal on October 20th (with US dates being announced shortly) presenting my brand new lecture. We’ll be talking about close-up magic, specifically with playing cards. There will be variations and touches on classic themes (Triumph, Oil and Water) as well as routines which don’t fit into conventional frameworks (such as creating a déjà vu experience or demonstrating the ‘unique bond’ of twins). There will be self-working material, and material that is far from.
The memorized deck will also be discussed, it being one of the most powerful tools in any card-man’s arsenal. If you don’t believe me, come out and see why (or stay tuned to the blog, as my next one will be about this very subject).
Also, for you Canadian guys, I’m going to be demonstrating some great magic with Toonies and Loonies... powerful coin magic with coins people actually carry and use!
It’s gonna be fun!
JeffP.S. I just returned from the ‘Magic By the Falls’ convention (where I gave a mini-lecture in the hospitality suite Friday night). Man, what a fun time, and what a line-up! John Carney, Nate Kranzo, Tyler Wilson, Josh Jay... some top notch lectures. Thanks to all the guys who put this together, it was a blast to be a part of it. Here are a few photos taken at my ‘mini-lecture’.