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The Show Is The Mother Of Invention + Video Link by Doc Dixon

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  • Includes an Online Video Link!
  • 108 pages and 40 chapters!
  • Learn How To Pack Small & Play Big!

The Show Is The Mother Of Invention

Includes Online Video Interview Link

by Doc Dixon

Advice On Packing Small, Playing Big, And Living Large!

You don't have to haul around a huge magician table filled with half a magic shop that takes up most of your car trunk! You can stop worrying about lost luggage when you fly to a gig. In 108 pages and 40 chapters of help have arrived! For you! For your aching back! And for your audiences!!

Many magicians want to "Pack Flat and Play Big" but they don't know how to start. This book shows the way. Every magician performing today should read this book! Doc Dixon will teach you how he Packs Small and Plays Big with his Act!

A Little About Doc Dixon:

Doc has fooled Penn & Teller on their hit TV show Penn & Teller; Fool Us. He has performed on The Lat Late Show with James Corden and has twice entertained at The White House. He performs for corporate events, theaters, and cruise ships worldwide.



“Hi Doc I loved your book and I loved it so much that I’m putting a new show together for carry on ! Both Adult and children’s show. I’ve been carrying a lafler table around for years and it’s starting to get too heavy lol … thanks !!”
Brent Smith

“And magicians, Doc Dixon released a new book on packing small and playing big. I drove 4 hours to see his pack in a carry on, 90 minute show for 400 adults. He killed. This book is a gift to workers …my Mom was a librarian. I respect books and hold them holy from years of familial osmosis. But your book has sooo many gems that I couldn’t help dog earing pages for future reference. The problem is there are now fewer read pages without dog ears than with!”
Alyx Hilshey


Love the book! Both routines are super solid, too!!”
Tim Hannig



5. Fewer props can play more venues. 
It can fit in the smallest room. And with the lesson shared in this book, it can play to the biggest room. Flying to a show becomes a much easier option. 

4. What the heck are these “magician tables” in real life anyway? 
Some of these magician tables weigh as much as forty-five pounds …empty. That’s more than TWICE my carryon case FILLED. No disrespect intended if you use one or more of these, but there’s a better and easier path to take. This one case path will be a much better showcase for your talents.

3. It worked for magic greats including Emil Jarrow, Paul Rosini, Roy Benson, Harry Anderson, and the wonderful Scott Alexander.
And with effort and the smarts in this book, it can work for you, too. Playing to the back of the room isn’t about big props or a lot of props. After all, a great stand up comic just needs a microphone. It’s about planning, preparing and presenting properly.It’s about incorporating the methods and choices to make the show play to the back of the room. That’s what this book teaches.

2. Stairs and airports.
If you don’t understand this point, trust me, you will after your thirty-fifth birthday. 

1. Less props can equal more YOU and a BETTER show. 
Yes, you’ll learn how to present a better show from a carryon case. 
More importantly, You’ll learn how to present a better show PERIOD.


“I’m reading the Chicago Closer now and giggling at it. 
It’s SO GOOD!”
Bill Cook

If you heard a weird sound this morning, that was me applauding after finishing your book. Scholarly works are nice, but it doesn’t replace the veteran who spit wisdom to the lesser experienced hanging out at a magic shop or elsewhere; it is sorely needed like your book did, and a it was a breath of fresh air. Great job again.
Al Hastings

A few of the topics included in the book are:

  • Decide Why You Want To Do This
  • Choosing The Right Case
  • What To Pack In It
  • Your Biggest Prop
  • The Biggest Prop At The Venue
  • How To Magnify Your One Case Show
  • How To Fortify Your One Case Show
  • Resources For Your One Case Show
  • Pack small / play BIG routines
  • 108 pages and 40 chapters
  • Inside the book on the Resources page is a link to a 60 min. video discussion with Michael Misko & Doc.

The Show Is The Mother Of Invention was written from over twenty years of professional experience, and is now available for your show. 

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“When an experienced road warrior like Doc Dixon speaks, I listen. This book has so much incredible information about every aspect of performing. Not just how to pack and what to perform, but about how you present and perform more effectively. I have been a performing magician for over sixty years and I learned so much that I will be applying to my own performances. This could well be the most important, life-changing book you will read. It should be required reading for every magician planning to perform in the real world. Seriously, this is a tremendous book that made me think…a lot. This is pure gold!”
Marc DeSouza

Details: The Show Is The Mother Of Invention by Doc Dixon

108 pages, perfect bing, size; 5 1/2" by 8 1/2".

Media Type Shipped Product

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