School for Scoundrels, 2012
Photo by Billy Baque
Pop Haydn and Chef Anton will be teaching their eight-hour course on street scams at the Magic Castle again this November. This course has been taught every year at the Magic Castle since 1996.
The course covers the history, psychology, moves, ruses and application to magic of the three major street scams–Fast and Loose, Three-Card Monte, and the Shell Game–hands on instruction from two experts.
This class is open to anyone over 21, whether they are members of the Magic Castle or not.
We have had historians, magicians, police officers, lawyers and many others take the course over these many years.
It is a great class for steampunk writers and characters, as these games are easy ways to make local money when in a different culture or time period.
No prior knowledge or skill is required. All necessary props will be available for the students during class, and can be purchased from School for Scoundrels.
We have complete notes available in print and DVD.
The course is taught on four consecutive Sunday nights, and a second class is offered on Monday nights, beginning on Sunday, Nov 3rd, and Monday, Nov 4th. The course is taught at the Magic Castle in Hollywood in the Classroom which is next to our library.
It is $160 per person for the class, to be paid at the first class.
We accept up to fifteen people in each class.
If you would like to register, e-mail Nancy Magill at firstname.lastname@example.org