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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Arthur H. Buckley The Strip injog and strip-out
Related to 1946 Card Control 12
Edward Marlo Aces over Kings Aces and Kings, third quartet comes in, should be named "Aces, Kings & Tens"
Related toVariations 1947 Marlo In Spades 52
Unknown A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 16
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (First Version) two card prediction written with different colored pencils, one ahead
Inspired by
  • "The Bombay Mystery" (George Kaplan, marketed)
Variations
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 148
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Sydney Bergson Another Force bottom slip force with beveled deck
Related to 1972 Card Cavalcade 112
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
Variations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 8
Bob Farmer Hand O' Doom Triumph with thought-of card, card vanishes and travels into spectator's pocket to some other cards already there, cue card on card with a hand design on it
VariationsAlso published here 1975 Hand O' Doom 1
Edward Marlo Flexible Switch Out in the deck, spreadswitch
Related toVariations 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 15
Edward Marlo The Synchronized Clock card at chosen Hour matches with value
Related to 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 174
Jerry Sadowitz The Whisperers four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Related toVariations 1982 Alternative Card Magic 8
Meir Yedid Thirteen Less One all cards of same suit as selection turn over in order, selection is missing and comes from pocket "or what have you"
Related to 1982 Best of Friends 247
Michael J. Gerhardt Super Triumph
Inspired by
  • "Triumph im Triumph" (Ernst Schösser, ZauBerlin, 1979, issue 2)
Related toVariations
1982 Best of Friends 251
Paul Harris Mixed-Up Perfectionist reds and blacks mix themselves
Related toAlso published here 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 64
Bob Stencel The Stencel Aces
Variations 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30) 281
Brother John Hamman The Magic Cards four cards change to three selections one after another, gemini counts (general cards with packet)
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30) 289
Ron Wilson The Highland Hop signed red selection travels into other half with black cards
VariationsAlso published here
  • "The Highland Hop" in "Genii" May, 1968
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 20
Karl Fulves Eventual Ace Cutting spectator cuts to Ten, then to a Jack and first Ten becomes Jack, then to a Queen and first two cards become Queens, and so on, posed as problem
Variations 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 47) 187
John Bannon Real Secrets card to card box, then folded to small box
1989 Avant Carde I 1
John Bannon Misdirection Card Steal choreography to palm off a card
1989 Avant Carde I 2
John Bannon, Tom Batchelor Creased Lightning II fourths, spelled "Tom Bachellor", for credit correction see reference, page 140
Related to 1989 Avant Carde I 4
John Bannon Creased Lightning III fourths
1989 Avant Carde I 5
John Bannon Ambitchin' ambitious card routine with wallet finale
1989 Avant Carde I 7
John Bannon OZ Deposit card changes to $100 bill, card in wallet
Variations 1989 Avant Carde I 11
John Bannon Steel Convergence card stabbed out of shower with knife, impromptu method for John Kennedy's "Mid-Air Card Stab"
1989 Avant Carde I 14
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1989 Without 1
John Bannon One is the Onliest one coin routine with signed coin and jumbo finale, coin to nest of boxes
1989 Without 4
John Bannon I/O Holdout Input/Output, clip for stealing and retrieving flat body loads
1989 Without 4
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card case
VariationsAlso published here 1989 Without 8
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag
1989 Without 9
John Bannon Metal Epic (pt. 1) three half dollars appear one by one, placed in hand, coins appear again and in fist is bill and 2 quarters
1989 Without 11
John Bannon Matrix Motivator coin sequence with purse frame, used as Matrix introduction by Bannon
1989 Without 14
Dick Cook Twilight's Last Gleaming with copper and silver coins
Inspired by 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 4) 1
John Bannon Foreword
1990 Impossibilia v
John Bannon Play It Straight (Triumph) ordered suit reversed & distributed as finale
Related toVariations 1990 Impossibilia 1
John Bannon Discrepancy City Prediction three mates used to predict free selection
Variations 1990 Impossibilia 4
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display showing four cards as four of a kind even though there are only 3 and one indifferent
1990 Impossibilia 5
John Bannon The Unreal Work queens placed on top, they jump to bottom, middle, top, sleeve
1990 Impossibilia 6
John Bannon, Jerry Sadowitz Cries and Whispers four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Inspired byVariations 1990 Impossibilia 8
John Bannon Oh Calcutta thought of and dealt-to card are predicted, one ahead
Inspired by 1990 Impossibilia 11
John Bannon Card Box Billet Switch see also page 16
1990 Impossibilia 13
John Bannon End Grip Bottom Deal bold, from small packet
1990 Impossibilia 14
John Bannon Twilight Zone Assembly four blank cards, progressive assembly with backfire
1990 Impossibilia 17
John Bannon Twixt The Devil
1990 Impossibilia 22
John Bannon Tourist Class Travellers
Related to 1990 Impossibilia 25
John Bannon Travelling Jack's Sideshow Aces jacks vanish from their packets, fourth packet transforms into aces, jacks from pockets
1990 Impossibilia 28
John Bannon Wild in the Straights Monte Routine with five cards (four Jokers & selection), transform to royal flush as climax
1990 Impossibilia 33
Larry West, John Bannon Mirage Display/Count Variation Rhythm Count alternative
1990 Impossibilia 34
John Bannon A Little T, T, & A "Topsy Turvy and Aces"
1990 Impossibilia 37
John Bannon Shock Treatment thought-of-card placed in pocket as prediction, another selection is found
Related toVariations 1990 Impossibilia 42
John Bannon Creased Lightning into fourth or eighth under the deck, also right after convincing control
Variations 1990 Impossibilia 45
John Bannon Terrorist Card Vanish combining "Homing Card" with folded card in box
Inspired by 1990 Impossibilia 50
John Bannon Revolutionary Penetration coin with hole frees itself from shoelace, ungimmicked
1990 Impossibilia 59
John Bannon The Brass Zero ring rope penetration
1990 Impossibilia 63
John Bannon Chop2
1990 Impossibilia 66
John Bannon Glass Reunion four coins from hand to glass on table
1990 Impossibilia 72
John Bannon Shanghai Surprise silver coin to copper, silver appears again as well, both change to chinese
1990 Impossibilia 76
John Bannon Of Cups and Fuzzballs
1990 Impossibilia 82
John Bannon The Trick Pick - Something New ball removed from cup and reloaded at same time
1990 Impossibilia 84
John Bannon Shuttleball - Another "New" Sleight
1990 Impossibilia 85
John Bannon The Big Loads - A Few Words On Timing
1990 Impossibilia 86
John Bannon Triple Threat three coins, without table, also through table possible
1990 Impossibilia 100
John Bannon Silver/Silver Transposition half dollar and quarter transpose
1990 Impossibilia 104
John Bannon DeManche Change Variation
1990 Impossibilia 106
John Bannon Photologic on slip of paper, image of selection appears magically (spirit photography)
1990 Impossibilia 113
Jack Birnman The Birnman Revelation performer cuts deck swiftly into four piles, Ace on top of each, including a handling by John Bannon
1990 Impossibilia 118
John Bannon Split-Braue Reversal cards are reversed but also distributed to two different positions
1990 Impossibilia 118
John Bannon One-Handed Buckle Slip Cut
1990 Impossibilia 121
John Bannon Coins Across the Water three coins vanish one at a time, reappear in sealed envelope in wallet
1990 Impossibilia 123
John Bannon Shriek of the Mutilated torn and restored cigarette paper
1990 Impossibilia 128
John Bannon Real Men Don't Carry Purses concepts and ideas for a purse called "Coin Pouch":
  • Introducing the Coin Pouch
  • The Action Load
  • The Action Steal
  • Not so Secret Compartment
1990 Impossibilia 131
John Bannon Coin of Voodoo marked coin with hole vanishes from cord, reappears in coin pouch/purse
1990 Impossibilia 136
Emile Clifton, John Bannon Clifton's Ring Move Variation
1990 Impossibilia 136
John Bannon Pouched Copper/Silver one coin in pouch/purse
1990 Impossibilia 138
John Bannon, Al Koran Five-Star Engraved Prediction four cards selected, reduced to one, this is engraved on brass disc in purse, inspired by Al Koran's "Five-Star Prediction"
1990 Impossibilia 139
John Bannon Endpapers
1990 Impossibilia 142
John Bannon, Larry West Strangers' Gallery
1990 Secret Weapons 3
John Bannon (Mystery On The) Orient-Aztec Express routine for Connie Haden's Two Copper/One Silver or Presley Guitar's Copper/Silver/Brass set
1990 Secret Weapons 13
John Bannon Take Two Switch picking up coins from Two Copper/One Silver or CSB set
1990 Secret Weapons 15
John Bannon Adjective Dancing "Fred"/"Oscar"/... version with adjectives on the back instead of names, rough smooth, including "A non-rough-smooth handling"
1990 Secret Weapons 20
John Bannon The End
1990 Secret Weapons 24
Gary Ouellet The Touch Force
Variations 1990 Close Up Illusions 171
David Jones (reviewer) Impossibilia by John Bannon May 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 3) 6
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Impossibilia by John Bannon May 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 3) 15
Alex Elmsley Bare-Aced Hofzinser clean handling with aces in posession of spectator from the start
Variations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 253
John Bannon Acknowledgements
1991 Smoke and Mirrors
John Bannon Foreword
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 11
John Bannon Heart of the City card spectator cuts to is predicted, another signed selection travels to envelope which has been on table
Variations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 13
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display showing four cards as four of a kind even though there are only three and one indifferent
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 15
Edward Marlo, John Bannon "Signed Card" Switch tabled card is placed between apparent mates and switched for one of them
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 17
Edward Marlo On The Marlo Switch tabled card is placed between apparent mates and switched for one of them
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 19
John Bannon On The Elmsley Count brief
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 19
John Bannon, Bob Farmer Clock O'Doom clock trick with small packet triumph sequence, selection travels from packet to deck, see Racherbaumer reference for credit information
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 20
John Bannon Divided Biddle Steal alternative do Marlo's "Bold Face-Up Switch"
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 25
John Bannon On Sid Lorraine's Slop Shuffle
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 25
John Bannon Shake Well Before Using red black separated cards instantly mix
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 26
Alex Elmsley, John Bannon False False Shuffle faro fan
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 27
John Bannon One is the Onliest one coin routine with signed coin and jumbo finale, coin to nest of boxes
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 29
John Bannon I/O Holdout Input/Output, clip for stealing and retrieving flat body loads
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 30
John Bannon Fat City whole deck travels between isolated sandwich cards, leaving selection behind
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 35
John Bannon Tattoo You spectator's initials are transferred from red to blue card, red/blue double backer
Variations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 38
John Bannon Minus One Force here credited to Sid Lorraine
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 39
John Bannon Masquerade four jokers assemble and change to aces
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 44
John Bannon Broken Flushtration Count
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 47
John Bannon Outer Limits spectator cuts off half the deck and thinks of any number card, fishing
Related toVariations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 51
John Bannon Beyond the Pale no totally free choice
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 51
John Bannon "Double No" Fishing Binary-Majority Sort in Bob Farmer's terminology
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 54
John Bannon Alternate Indexing Schemes index methods for eight cards
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 57
John Bannon Alternate Fishing Systems commentary
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 58
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card case
Also published here 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 59
John Bannon Bottom Bluff Force see also page 61
Also published here 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 59
John Bannon (The Mystery on the) Aztec-Orient Express routine for Connie Haden's Two Copper/One Silver or Presley Guitar's Copper/Silver/Brass set
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 61
John Bannon Take Two Switch picking up coins from Two Copper/One Silver or CSB set
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 63
John Bannon, Larry West Strangers' Gallery
Related toVariations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 68
John Bannon, Richard Himber The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Card Trick in case all cards are shredded to pieces by themselves except selection
Inspired by
  • Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab"
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 74
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 79
John Bannon Reversal of Fourtune
Variations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 82
John Bannon, Bernard Bilis Biddle Grip Bilis Switch
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 84
John Bannon Boogie Woogie Aces royal flush kicker
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 87
John Bannon The Ace-Man Cometh matching the cards with transformation after every phase
Inspired by 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 92
John Bannon, Ron Wilson Hop Two It two cards from red half to black half, two-card variation of Ron Wilson's "Highland Hop"
Inspired by 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 96
John Bannon Detour de Force humorous prediction effect with obviously but wrongly marked cards
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 102
John Bannon Directed Verdict actually "Directed Verdict IV"
Related toVariations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 106
Gary Kurtz Overhand Shuffle Placement set-up
Inspired by 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 106
John Bannon SWAK - Swindled With A Kiss transferring a card from packet in end grip to packet in other hand
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 107
John Bannon, Edward Marlo "Bold Control" Bottom Deal
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 108
John Bannon Directed Verdict II
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 109
John Bannon Directed Verdict III
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 110
John Bannon Directed Verdict V
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 110
John Bannon, Brother John Hamman Duet To It two cards transform to resemble other cards, then become two previous selections, two handlings with and without duplicates
Inspired by 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 113
John Bannon, Jerry K. Hartman On The Secret Subtraction Switch see also page 114
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 117
John Bannon Steel Convergence impromptu method for John Kennedy's "Mid-Air Card Stab"
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 118
John Bannon OZ Deposit card changes to $100 bill, card in wallet, with variations:
  • Way Ahead Variation (Bob Kohler)
  • Compromise Variation
  • No-Palm Variation
  • The OZ Envelope and Remote Change
  • OZ Recombinant
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 122
John Bannon Return of the Magnificent Seven ungaffed
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 127
John Bannon Ton-Toid royal flush ending, ungaffed close-up handling for Ton Onosaka's "Tonte"
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 133
Larry West, John Bannon Mirage Count Variation Rhythm count alternative
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 136
John Bannon Creased Lightning Again Creased Lightning III, also right after convincing control
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 138
John Bannon Real Secrets card to card box, then folded to small box
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 141
John Bannon Misdirection Card Steal choreography to palm off a card
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 142
John Bannon Underhanded
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 144
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 148
John Bannon Care And Feeding of Folding Quarters
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 151
John Bannon, Alex Elmsley Vicious Rumors
Inspired by 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 153
John Bannon Assisted Switch Elmsley Count type switch in the spectator's fingers
Variations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 155
John Bannon Do the 'Twixt
Inspired by 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 157
John Bannon Timely Departure three cards are thought-of via "packet is cut off and counted..." procedure, they disappear and reappear face up
Related toVariations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 160
Jack Birnman Dragnet Queens are tossed in deck, they split up and sandwich two selections, Birnman's original sleights replaced with standard sleights
Variations 1992 Card Finesse II 222
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection
Inspired by 1992 Don't Blink 37
John Bannon, James Swain John Bannon's Discrepancy City Prediction
Inspired by 1992 Don't Blink 71
Larry Becker Power of Suggestion with the power of suggestion the selection becomes invisible for the spectator, then chosen card is divined
Inspired by 1992 Stunners! 205
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Vallarino Rumba Count explanation of the move and packet trick where four Jokers change into Aces
Variations 1993 Rumba Count 9
John Bannon Twisted Sisters two duplicate four-of-a-kinds from different decks, thought-of suit transposes
  • First Scenario: Apparent Transposition
  • Second Scenario: Implied Transposition
1993 Twisted Sisters 1
John Bannon Kiss Placement
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 88
Allan Ackerman Almost Consistent Cries and Whispers no mental presentation
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 163
Alex Elmsley The Mexican Prediction free selection is predicted with two cards (value and suit)
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 37
Billy McDonnell Tuned Fortune card put in box then two black queens change into red queens and card in case turns out to be selection
Inspired by 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 53) 971
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts, Magician Delivers
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 72
John Bannon Introduction
1995 Simply Simon
Simon Aronson, John Bannon Simon's and John's proof of the Red-Black Relationship Principle
1995 Simply Simon 18
Simon Aronson Suit Yourself one deck mixed face-up/face-down, other deck shuffled twice and named suit removed, in first deck this suit is reversed in same order
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 144
John Bannon Beyond Fabulous Royal Flush kicker
Also published here 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 2) 56
Allan Ackerman, John Bannon Impromptu Tattoo You performer signs back of odd-backed card, spectator front of other card, signature jumps on odd-backed card
Inspired by 1996 Al Cardpone 4
Michael Kaminskas Rainbow Connection rainbow deck climax
Inspired by 1996 Miracle Material 24
Roger Smith, John Bannon Maxi Twist - Bannon Handling transformation kicker
Also published here 1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 35
Jack Carpenter A Potent Presage three predictions, Gemini Twin type procedure, four-of-a-kind kicker
Inspired byRelated to 1997 The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 26
Nick Trost Double Shock! Two spectators find each other's card
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 141
Nick Trost Trost on Reset Easy handling with clean finish
Inspired byVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 172
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display
1997 Solomon's Mind 66
David Solomon, Steve Draun S/D Location key starts 20th from top, quarter cut off and shuffled, top card remembered, another packet cut off and put on top, this packet examined by performer
Variations 1997 Solomon's Mind 137
Pete Ottaviano Back to the West four Three of Diamonds are cut to in a deck, then their backs change color as well as the backs of the rest of the deck
Inspired by
  • Larry West's "Backgambit" in "Lecture 2"
Related to
1997 Trephine 25
Simon Aronson, John Bannon ExtraChicagothinks idea to incorporate "spectator sits on card"
1997 Simon Says! 60
Simon Lovell Super Quick Simey Fold into fourth at deck
Inspired by 1997 Simon Says! 71
John Moran Sloppy Triumph in the hands version of Play It Straight, slop shuffle
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1464
Joshua Jay Trumped Triumph Triumph effect, ends with thirteen values of the same suit magically appearing face up dispersed in the deck
Inspired byVariations 1999 Magic Atlas 61
John Bannon Take Two Switch picking up coins from hand with a gaffed one
1999 Tricks of my Trade 46
Paul Gordon ITHEC "In The Hands Elmsley Count"
Elmsley Count type switch in the spectator's fingers
Inspired by Mar. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3) 25
Gordon Bean (reviewer) Creativity: The Secrets of Invention by John Bannon, Mark Leveridge July 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 7) 65
Jon Racherbaumer Clocker Shocker clock trick with small packet triumph sequence, selection travels from packet to deck
Inspired by Oct. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 10) 53
John Bannon The Bottom Bluff Force
Also published here 2000 Card College — Volume 4 803
Baltazar Fuentes Two Intuitions card spectator cuts to is predicted with three mates, another previously tabled card turns out to be later signed selection
Inspired by 2000 I'm Dancing 23
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spelling
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 99
Michael Sibbernsen Triple Indemnity three prediction cards placed aside, selection completes four-of-a-kind
Inspired by 2000 Card File Two 107
Simon Lovell Super Play It Straight! wrong suit is turned over, then changes into correct one, or change with two selection, half the deck is double backers
Inspired byRelated to 2000 Son of Simon Says! 37
John Bannon, Simon Aronson An Interview by John Bannon
2001 Try the Impossible 278
Marty Kane Divide and Conjure! after several full-deck reverse faros, only three cards remain, one settled upon, it is the selection
  • Full Deck Handling
  • Further Notions on Divide and Conjure! (2)
  • External Thoughts (Robin Robertson, Jerry K. Hartman, Peter Duffie)
  • The Trouble with Seven
  • Partial Deck Handlings
  • Full Deck Prearranged Handling (named card)
Inspired by
  • "The Devil and His Disciple" (Robert Neale, Life Death, and Other Card Tricks)
Related toVariations
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 49
Gábor G. Szabó Wild Vegas several Aces of Spades turn to other Aces and Royal Flush
Related to
  • John Bannon's "Call of the Wild"
2003 NewCastle Notes 23
John Bannon Iconoclastic Aces unexpected early ending
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 17
John Bannon The Discrepant Fat Block Switch here for Ace assembly
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 18
Frederick Braue, John Bannon Deep Braue Addition & Switch
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 22
John Bannon Unlisted Ace Production
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 25
John Bannon Syncopated Aces
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 27
John Bannon, Bob Stencel Interrobang Aces (?!)
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 32
John Bannon The LOS Control to set up four of a kind for a following trick
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 51
John Bannon Final Verdict
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 55
Gary Kurtz Overhand Shuffle Placement to set-up for Final Verdict
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 56
John Bannon SWAK - Swindled With A Kiss transferring a card from packet in end grip to packet in other hand
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 58
John Bannon Cull De Stack cull-placement procedure with strip-out
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 62
John Bannon On "Daley's Aces"
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 66
John Bannon On "Twisting The Aces" doing it with jumbo cards
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 69
John Bannon Beyond Fabulous Royal Flush kicker
Also published here 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 71
John Bannon Mark Of The Fabulous
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 84
John Bannon Dead Reckoning floating key
Inspired byVariations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 88
John Bannon Out Of Touch spectator touches his previously thought-of card (from 5 possibilities)
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 100
John Bannon, Neal Elias Elias Multiple Shift Handling cards not only in top half
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 104
Gary Ouellet, John Bannon Out Of Touch Force Ouellet's "Touch Force" as multiple out
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 109
John Bannon Certain Insertion business card is stabbed in deck
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 116
John Bannon Dawn Patrol floating key and faro
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 120
John Bannon Degrees Of Freedom CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 128
John Bannon Origami Poker CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 144
John Bannon Perfect Strangers CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, prediction combo with rainbow packet
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 155
John Bannon The Works explanation of CATO principle and the Koenig's Tapestry fold (Dudeney Folding)
  • First Principles
  • Isolating Target Cards
  • Rlues Of Engagement
  • The Folding Phase
Related to 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 159
John Bannon, Simon Aronson Wait Until Dark Shufflebored combined with Ortiz' Human Blindfold idea
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 168
John Bannon Last Man Standing no table
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 175
John Bannon, Jack Carpenter Trait Secrets Gemini Twins with four Ace kicker
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 182
David Solomon Dave's Game Gemini Twins with dollar bills as markers with royal flush kicker
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 186
Wesley James Catch-Ace-Trap-ee "sewt", transposition effect involving four Queens and two black Aces
Inspired byVariations 2004 Enchantments 23
Joshua Jay Trumped Triumph Triumph effect, ends with all 13 values of the same suit appear suddenly in the deck
Inspired byVariations 2005 Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 61
Jon Racherbaumer Right-Brain, Left-Brain with extra Three
Inspired by Aug. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 3) 7
Jack Avis Left Side Double Deal top card apparently retained in left hand while balance of packet is tabled, bottom card is retained, with Directed Verdict application
Related to 2006 Rara Avis 170
Steve Duperre Under the Influence three cards from other deck used to predict selection, all Jacks
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 28
Michael Close (reviewer) Dear Mr. Fantasy by John Bannon Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 88
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display
2007 52 Memories 72
John Bannon Introduction
2007 The Wisdom of Solomon ix
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 3
David Solomon Hofzinser King City
Inspired byVariations 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 65
Stewart James Jamesway Poker Deal Deal a winning hand after shuffling a packet of cards any number of times, includes a version for a Five Aces deal
VariationsAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
2007 The Essential Stewart James 81
John Bannon, Roger Smith Maximizing Maxi-Twist transformation kicker
Also published here Mar. 2007 Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 1) 11
John Bannon, Bill Abbott Bottom Bluff Force Handling
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 13
John Bannon Foreword
2010 One Degree ix
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display
2010 One Degree 11
John Bannon, John Guastaferro Diminishing Lift Sequence
2010 One Degree 44
Claude Impériale Sans Skill three cards vanish and appear again reversed
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 16
Steve Beam Hooked with fishing sequence for six to eight cards
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 89
John Bannon No card on table is divined with other piles via down-under-deal using Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Principle
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 187
John Bannon The Daley Double presentation
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 211
Benjamin Earl Spectator's Holdout Shuffle spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 15
Steve Reynolds On Bannon's Poker Pairydox packet of cards shown mixed, then pairs are mated, contributing an instant reset
Inspired by
  • "Poker Pairadox" (John Bannon, Mega Wave, 2010)
2010 Trench Work 14
Lance Pierce Bannon's Mirage Again
Inspired by
  • "The Mirage Assembly" (John Bannon, Mirage, 1987)
2010 Elements 21
Ryan Schlutz Insignia signed card, back of magician's name tag predicts selection and then even has the signature
Inspired by 2011 Making the Cut 81
Robin Robertson Imperfect Strangers "Strange Interlude"
three prediction cards in envelope don't match selection, but the backs do which are suddenly rainbow backs
Inspired by 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 573
Jerry K. Hartman Strange But Perfect "Strange Interlude"
three prediction cards in envelope match selections, the backs also match which are suddenly rainbow backs
  • Strange But Perfect II
Inspired by 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 574
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Bullet Party (2-disc set) by John Bannon June 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6) 79
Darwin Ortiz Fast Company Triumph, second phase effect like "Play It Straight"
Inspired by 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 121
Michał Kociołek Colors "Miraskill" as a game, with prediction
Inspired by 2012 8 Effects and a Sleight 49
John Lovick (reviewer) High Caliber by John Bannon Nov. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 11) 96
Harapan Ong A Convincing Card Fold into quarters with Convincing Control cover
Related to 2014 Close Culls 107
Tomas Blomberg Tattwo You signed card from a red-backed deck matches with blue-backed card prediction. Signature travels from selected card to prediction
Inspired byRelated to 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 62
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display
Also published here 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 169
Joaquín Matas Doble Triunfo cards with same value found reversed of first selection, deck is squared and ordered suit reversed & distributed of second selection
Inspired by 2014 A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 77
Simon Aronson, John Bannon, David Solomon Among the Discards Selected Ace appears between the two black Queens in a surprising location - not in the deck where they are placed, but on the table where the other three Aces were
Inspired by 2014 Art Decko 70
David Oliver (reviewer) Fractalicious by John Bannon, Liam Montier Sep. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 9) 86
David Corsaro Can I Call You Sometime Spectator-shuffled deck of cards produces the phone number of a fictional female chosen by an audience member from twenty-seven different fictional females whose names are written on napkins.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 27
Ramón Riobóo Disparity Updated handling of the Dudeney Parity Principle. Cards are dealt into a grid on the table as directed by the audience. The cards are reassembled by folding rows and columns onto each other - again controlled by the audience - yet the selections are found reversed in the packet.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 88
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces I Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Inspired by
  • "Bluff Oracle" (Simon Aronson, High Caliber, 2013)
Related to
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 50
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces II Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 51
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Silver Where The knife and fork remain at their assigned location in the place setting, despite being repeatedly switched. Using the Delight Switch
Variations 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 111
David Solomon, John Bannon, Tomas Blomberg Mexican Poker
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Mexican Poker" (MAGIC, August 1999)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 278
Tomas Blomberg The Blomberg Variation
Inspired byVariations 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 282
Jon Racherbaumer, Harry Anderson Empowering Poker a Bit More
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Jonah Ploys, 2014
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 291
Will Houstoun (reviewer) Destination Zero by John Bannon Apr. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 4) 83
Jon Racherbaumer About a Procedure for the Clock Trick credit information
Related to 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 31
John Bannon, Andy (The Jerx) Spectator Cuts The Aces Three Ways Directed Verdict by John Bannon, but provides three very different ways of presenting the same trick

  • The Ocean's Eleven Version
  • The Creepy Child Version (prediction of four cards cut to)
  • Spectator Cuts Their Future (prediction of four cards cut to)
Inspired byRelated to 2016 The Jerx 27
Andy (The Jerx) Applied Cartomancy Part of a prediction effect for Spectator Cuts the Aces Three Ways (Spectator Cuts Their Future)
Related to 2016 The Jerx 103
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) Move Zero Volume 1 by John Bannon Sep. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 9) 97
David Britland (reviewer) Mentalissimo by John Bannon Oct. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 10) 102
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Move Zero, Volume 2 by John Bannon Nov. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 11) 99
Michał Kociołek You Know Better from a shuffled deck, three spectators find the mates of their cards, apparently by intuition, "Gemini Twins" with three cards, additional handling for five cards (Royal Flush)
Inspired by
  • "Four-Sided Gemini" (John Bannon, Destination Zero, 2015)
Also published here
2017 Michał Kociołek Live! 19
John Bannon Frontal Or Flank Attack: Transpositions
  • Dealing With It
comments on transpositions
Jan. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 1) 30
John Bannon Heart Of Glass card on top and bottom of glass, no duplicates, deck placed on top
Inspired by
  • "Crystal Clear Transpo" (Peter Duffie, ebook Card Secrets Unlocked, 2005)
  • "Touch My Heart" (Jack Carpenter)
Jan. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 1) 31
Helder Guimarães One Clean Transposition with glass
Inspired by
  • "Invisible Thread Routine" (Helder Guimarães, Small Miracles DVD)
Related toAlso published here
Feb. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 2) 46
John Bannon Cross-Eyed Jacks
  • Dealing With It
card sandwiched between black Jacks in center of deck transposes with selection
Mar. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 3) 32
John Bannon The Twist Switch sandwich on top of deck, deck cut, sandwich is apparently on one half but only one sandwich card is
Mar. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 3) 32
John Bannon Rendezvous
  • Dealing With It
"(A Brunette, a Redhead, and a Perfect Stranger...)"
May 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 5) 30
John Bannon Conflexing Control
Inspired by May 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 5) 31
John Bannon Queenpins
  • Dealing With It
black Queens on case, red Queens in deck, red Queens catch two cards which are the black Queens, selection is now on case
  • Credits and Background
Inspired by
  • "Royale with Cheese" (Luke Dancy, Penguin video download, 2004)
July 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 7) 38
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Move Zero, Volume 3 by John Bannon Aug. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 8) 96
John Bannon Uprising
  • Dealing With It
Ace through Four and three red spot cards are used, as a kicker three Aces transpose with the spot cards
Sep. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9) 34
David Regal (reviewer) ESP By the Numbers by John Bannon Oct. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 10) 99
John Bannon Well-Tempered Aces
  • Dealing With It
backfire transposition
Nov. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 11) 34
Asi Wind Not-so-Straight Triumph two cards chosen, cards shuffled face-up/face-down, all cards straighten out except first suit in order, then second suit in order
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Repertoire 129
Harapan Ong Play It Crooked
Inspired by 2018 Principia 74
Harapan Ong Checkmate chess figure appears behind card on hand
Inspired by 2018 Principia 187
David Solomon Folded Discovery 4x4 matrix layout, folding tapestry, all of one color end up reversed except selection
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 31
David Solomon Gemini Match two cards chosen by counting to numbers and Gemini Twins procedure, one decided upon, added numbers counted down to find mate
Inspired by
  • "Four Sided Gemini" (John Bannon, Destination Zero)
2018 Solomon's Secrets 72
John Bannon, David Solomon A Christ Session four Sixes produced, starting with a Christ force
2018 Solomon's Secrets 77
David Solomon Smaltzy Penelope card chosen and lost, number of cut-off cards used to count to selection, faro
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 142
David Solomon Party of Two selection lost, four Queens between two Jokers, thought-of Queen divined by eliminating the other three, selection then sandwich, other Queens change to match selection
Inspired by
  • "Party of One" (John Bannon, Duplicity DVD)
2018 Solomon's Secrets 151
John Bannon Touch Force as Multiple Out
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 154
John Bannon Chicago Fire
  • Dealing With It
two cards chosen, a post-it note appears on the back of one of them which is tabled, the card changes into the second selection
Jan. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 1) 40
John Bannon Dos Equis Force cross cut variation
Jan. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 1) 41
John Bannon Face-Up Touch Force Switch
Inspired by Jan. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 1) 42
John Bannon Rockstars
  • Dealing With It
Aces held in right-hand end grip, they are lost in the deck one by one, last one changes into all four again
Inspired by
  • "1-2-3-4" (Jack Carpenter, Seattle Sessions 1, 2009 DVD)
Mar. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 3) 38
John Bannon Three-Part Harmony
  • Dealing With It
performer produces the Kings, spectator cuts four piles on table, a King is placed on each pile, they assemble on one pile, Aces are found on other piles
Inspired by
  • "Vivace" (Aldo Colombini, Carlos Vaquera, Baroque Cards, 2006)
May 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 5) 64
John Bannon Prophet Motive III
  • Dealing With It
after some shuffling and dealing procedure the spectator cuts to a predicted card
Inspired by
  • Mentalissimo, John Bannon, 2016
July 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 7) 56
John Bannon Hybrid Holdout dealing and shuffling combination
Related toAlso published here July 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 7) 56
John Bannon Deal and Cross-Cut Force
July 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 7) 58
Daryl Martinez, John Bannon La Gioconda
  • Dealing With It
black Jacks appear face-up in deck, set aside, selection made and lost, Jacks dropped on top and one penetrates to bottom, three-card catch to find selection
Sep. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 9) 68
John Bannon Underdog Control tilt to near bottom
Sep. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 9) 69
John Bannon On The Border
  • Dealing With It
two cards predict value and suit, spectator stops dealing anywhere and that card is predicted by the two cards
Inspired by Nov. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 11) 68
John Bannon Bullet Catcher Production Apparently find four of a kind in the deck
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 187
Rajneesh Madhok Remote Rosetta Control top card retained during spectator "shuffle"
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Destination Zero (John Bannon, 2015)
2019 Triptych 14
Michael Powers Twilight Zone Monte five cards, monte type game with odd-backed monte card, transformations occur
Inspired by
  • "Montinator 5.0" (John Bannon, Triabolical)
2019 Tesseract 110
John Bannon Miracle Whip
  • Dealing With It
successive sandwich production of all Aces
Jan. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 1) 46
David Regal (reviewer) Paint It Blank by John Bannon Jan. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 1) 106
John Bannon High Five Poker
  • Dealing With It
twenty-five card packet is mixed face-up/face-down, five hands dealt, poker hands progress, Jamesway Shuffle
Inspired by Mar. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 3) 50
John Bannon Last Call
  • Dealing With It
two poker hands, one shown as five Aces of Spades, other as Aces, the first changes into Royal Flush
May 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 5) 52
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Dealing With It (Season 2) by John Bannon June 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 6) 96
Cameron Francis Sly Dog
  • Dealing With It (John Bannon)
selection lost, two black Jacks turn over in Jacks-packet, they are placed aside and transpose with the red Jacks, selection appears between black Jacks
July 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 7) 62
John Bannon Infinitum
  • Dealing With It
three spectators think of a black, a red and any card, performer finds mates
Sep. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 9) 48
John Bannon Triangulator
  • Dealing With It
triple transposition routine between four four-card piles
Related to Nov. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 11) 52
Lee Benzaquin Surprise Ace Collectors collectors as finale of Triumph
Inspired by 2020 Magic for BLM 26
Jack Tighe "Lemon Pie"
  • Dealing With It (John Bannon)
three Aces placed on table, one Ace held in hand, rest of deck scattered onto the three Aces, they are instantly in other hand with the single Ace
Jan. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 1) 66
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Fire When Ready by John Bannon Feb. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2) 91
John Bannon Blitzen: A Four-Card Production
  • Dealing With It
Mar. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 3) 66
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Buzz Kill by John Bannon Mar. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 3) 88
John Bannon Everything That Rises Must Converge
  • Dealing With It
a/k/a "Convergence", packet elevator routine in which Queens start in a row and end up transposing with the three Jokers used for the elevator sequences
May 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 5) 62
John Bannon BOLO
  • Dealing With It
two cards chosen and lost, Jacks tossed in deck face up, they split up and sandwich both selections
Inspired by July 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 7) 62
John Bannon Twist Switch ATFUS alternative
July 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 7) 64
Ryan Matney (reviewer) Dealing with It, Season 3 by John Bannon Aug. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 8) 81
John Bannon Bounce
  • Dealing With It
first selected card found with two Jokers, second selection appears between Jokers and is put to other card and instantly they transpose
Inspired by Sep. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 9) 56
John Bannon Diaspora 2020
  • Dealing With It
O'Henry kicker
Nov. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 11) 70
Harapan Ong Punchback Variation of Kickback by Ryan Swigert. Two black Kings used to locate two selections one by one, but in the process the two selections suddenly change places with the two Kings.
Inspired by
  • "Kickback" (Ryan Swigert, MAGIC Magazine p. 77, Dec 2001)
Variations
2020 The Four Treasures 75
Edward Oschmann Happenchance get-into for Shuffle-Bored from shuffled deck with Follow the Leader routine
  • Shuffle-Bored Phase
Inspired by 2021 Output (Issue 16) 1
John Bannon Autopsychic
  • Dealing With It
three piles of three cards each, on thought of from one pile and lost, later found again
Related to
  • "Little Vernon" (John Carey, Me, My Cards, And I, 2017)
Jan. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 1) 52
John Bannon Swindle Switch done by Spectator
Inspired by Jan. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 1) 53
John Bannon Generalissimo
  • Dealing With It
three cards change into duplicates of three selections one after another, using three odd-backed cards with different backs that change into Aces at the end (general cards with packet)
Inspired by Mar. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 3) 46
John Bannon Caramba Count
Inspired by Mar. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 3) 48
John Bannon (Close, But...) No Cigar
  • Dealing With It
spectator deals four piles of four cards out, Aces are shown on top, they then change into mates of four prediction cards
May 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 5) 56