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"He likes magic, he likes good magic, and he likes sharing good magic." - Jeremiah Zuo

"Okay, "The Contest" by Tom and Ed Oschmann: Best. Party. Trick. Ever. Hands down, they've crafted the finest handling of the classic "Poker Players' Picnic" I've seen. What a great trick!" John Bannon

"Your notes are inspirational." - Ross Johnson

“I performed Tom's Oil and Water this week as a closer, it played beautifully. The procedure allows for a lot of flexibility in terms of how you routine other effects around OiATER. This routine is a keeper. Well done Tom.” - Mike Vincent

“Tom’s version of the poker deal (“Big Four Poker”)is the real deal, a superbly constructed routine.” - David Parr

“If you like Wild Card and you often find yourself working in a walk around situation, then this routine is for you. The routine is extremely visual, has no apparent discrepancies, and no awkward moves. I really like this handling and have added the routine to my repertoire.” - Allan Ackerman

What will he teach?

The Contest: Poker Players Picnic REDUX by Ed Oschmann/Tom Dobrowolski

Hana Ho Card by Curtis Kam - With a pedigree that includes Michael Weber and Curtis Kam, Tom has honed this trick into a masterpiece. "Hana Ho" means "Do it Again!" in Hawaiian. And Hawaii magician Curtis Kam uses this simplified moving hole effect to answer that call. It's a quick encore to any effect using a signed card that transforms that card into something just a little more special for the lucky person who gets to keep it.

Naked Deck Opener/Wait? What?? by Trent Ketchmark/Tom Dobrowolski - The perfect opener to a card or close up set. A blank deck becomes instantly printed with faces and backs. Very fun, simple, visual magic and a variation where a card is selected, the deck turns blank, faces and backs reappear, and the card is found! At the end you can hand out the deck!

Neither Short-Sighted nor Mad by John Carey - John's great take on Tamariz’ classic “Neither Blind nor Silly”. This one, like so much of John’s brilliant material, is SO much fun to perform!

Away We Go by Tom Dobrowolski - A no-fuss and direct handling for a selected “cards across.”

Jim Ryan's Last Trick by Tom Dobrowolski/Jim Ryan - From Tom's first lecture, this is an absolutely GREAT opener based on two of Jim Ryan's classics, The Portal.

Increasing the Odds by Patrick Flanagan - One simple, strong, entertaining demonstration in “cheating at cards” that you can use to lead into another routine or as a stand alone effect.

Misdirection:The Way of The Monkey by David Kuraya - David sent me a clip of this strange and wonderful effect and I HAD to have it for the notes!

Something Borrowed, Something New by Jack Carpenter - You’ll be doing some amazing visual magic with very little effort and a freely selected card. You’ll love this!

Whitewall by Jeff Prace - A wonderfully simple concept, limited only by your imagination, that turns your iPhone/Smartphone into an even more magical device. Heck, it’s so simple even I can do it!

What You “Wynnn” in Vegas, Stays in Vegas by Tom Dobrowolski - Dubbed semi-automatic coin magic by Curtis Kam (Mr. “Palms of Steel”). With just 3 coins you hit the Jackpot and then just as quickly hit the road, busted out. You’ll learn a few easy moves and displays that will make you look like you have Curtis Kam “Palms of Steel”.

BBQ Ribs Three Coins Across by Jeremiah Zuo - More semi-automatic coin magic. It is a simple handling of the 3 Fly/Visible Coins across which maximizes each magical moment by reducing the number of coins in the hands during each phase.


The REAL Theory 11 Magic Theory Summarized in 11 Words by Tom Dobrowolski - Yep, Tom’s condensed magic theory down to 11 well-chosen words!! Agree or disagree, you’ll want to hear this!

Also, performances of OiATER, In the Hands Wild Card, and Tom’s Poker aka Big Four Poker, a four card Poker game that Tom developed to sell to casinos to make BILLIONS!! 4 players, 4 cards, 4 Rules “4” loads of fun! You'll also here stories and thoughts from Tom’s 40 + years in magic. Don't miss it!

Who is he?

Magic Performer, Lecturer, Demonstrator, Lifelong Student of the Art, Chicago Guy,Tom Dobrowolski has been studying and performing magic for over 40 years and these days can be found most Saturdays demonstrating magic at Midwest Magic in Franklin Park, Illinois. A long-time Chicago area resident, Tom was exposed early on to great magic and was fortunate to have mentors like Tommy Edwards, Jim Ryan and Jay Marshall.

His many years of experience include performances as diverse as cruise ships and Hawaiian resorts, birthday parties and illusion shows walk around close up and TV appearances. Tom has been an active participant on the Chicago magic scene for many years. His friends include magicians from around the world and his unique brand of magic reflects their creativity as well as his own. This, combined with his extensive knowledge of magic, enables Tom to find innovative solutions when developing new and reworking classic magic effects.

His “In The Hands Wild Card” DVD and “OiATER” (oil and water) manuscript have become best sellers and recognized as standards in the world of magic. His more recent series of highly acclaimed lectures/lecture notes bring together his own magic along with some of his favorite magic from his friends like Jack Carpenter, Jeff Prace, Curtis Kam, John Carey, Ed Oschmann, Trent James, Jeremiah Zuo, Richard Hucko, Joe Cole, Benny Lau, David Kuraya and Patrick Flanagan. Tom’s goal in every item he releases is to provide strong fun magic that you will learn and perform.

If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?

If you've never been to a magic lecture, there's never been a better time. Sunday, November 8th, at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming Tom Dobrowolski LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions, and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

Tom Dobrowolski PENGUIN LIVE Lecture 1

  • This is NOT a physical DVD.  You will receive a unique download link to receive my complete 3 hour Penguin Live lecture.

    Make sure to use the code: NOSHIPPING at checkout! :)

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