John Bannon is one of the most popular creators of close-up magic and his routines are regularly used by most professional and hobbyist magicians. If you don’t have a John Bannon routine in your repertoire you are missing out on direct, visual and impossible close-up magic.
* Detour De Force: Two predictions are placed in full view. Two cards are selected and match the predictions in the most unusual way.
* Lessons Are Extra: A gambling demonstration where you apparently teach the techniques of card cheaters and continually deal winning poker hands to yourself.
* Timely Departure: A spectator thinks of an hour while three cards are thought of. You name the though-of hour and spread the deck to show that the three selections are the only ones face-up.
* Trick Shot Production: A memorable routine that starts out with a selected card and ends with a surprise production.