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PLAY IN THE PLAYGROUND


Please enjoy a selection of stories, essays, interviews, youtube clips, and gems such as free tricks, posters and other downloadable goods. Below is just a brief collection of what I have to offer. Join Asher's Announcements (on the ace of clubs to the right) and get access to much more.


FEATURED ARTICLES: a collection of great info, stories, essays, & interviews

Making Real Connections With Your MagicMaking Real Connections:

Have you ever seen a performance that maked you reflect on your own life? These types of special pleasures don't happen often. Fortunatly, I just witnessed one. Now I want to share it with the world.

Magic Community info by Lee Asher

Summer 2015



Origins Playing Cards Gaff Card InstructionsOrigins Gaff Card Instructions:

Learn how to use the Origins gaff card. Also, with a little creative thinking, you should be able to discover some very interesting and intriguing ways to use this gaff card in other tricks of your own devising.

Magic info by Lee Asher

Spring 2014



Playing Card ForumPlaying Card Forum:

Anyone interested in collecting playing cards from the rank amateur, to the seasoned pro, will find much to capture their attention. Forge strong friendships and indulge in a guilt-free passion.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Winter 2013



Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp Documentary 2013Magic Camp Documentary:

Watch this fun 30 min. documentary & see what Sorcerers Safari Magic & Performance Camp is all about - getting pied, mentalists battling, card flourish showdowns at the Magic Camp Corral & famous magicians all over the place!

Magic Community info by Lee Asher

Winter 2013



Internet Connections: Luxor Gali GaliInternet Connections:

The Internet helps me connect with others who share similar interests. These kinds of associations force the examination of my own thoughts and feelings, and I learn more about myself because of them.

Magic Community info by Lee Asher

Summer 2013



YouTube Exposé: A Different Perspective by Lee Asher with help from Steve FearsonYouTube Exposé:

At its core, the sharing of information is the same way we've been passing magic along for generations. But this time, it's digital.

Magic Community info by Lee Asher with help from Steve Fearson

Spring 2013



BJ Bueno presents his beautiful false shuffle - The Muy Bueno ShuffleBeautiful Sleight of hand:

After seeing Steve Forte execute a legitimate shuffle that ended with the cards being bowed and cascaded together onto the table, BJ sought to develop a false shuffle with a similar appearance.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Winter 2012



Jerry's Nugget Playing Card Launches 2012 on LeeAsher.comJerry's Nugget Launch 2012:

The wait is almost over! Authentic Jerry's Nugget Playing cards will be sold Thursday October 18th, 2012 at 9pm EDT. You can now purchase real Jerry's Nugget cards with peace of mind. No knockoffs. Just the real thing - guaranteed.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Fall 2012



Cláudio Décourt knows a good playing card when he sees one. Read more about his passion for card collecting.Card Collector Interview:

As past president of the International Playing Card Society (IPCS), Cláudio Décourt knows a good playing card when he sees one. Read more about his passion for card collecting.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Summer 2012



Learn to break in your deck of playing card with these techniques.Break in your deck of cards:

Although specifically designed for the 605s or any varnished deck, the conditioning techniques found within this free PDF work with any brand of playing cards.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Spring 2012



Magic Video Blog: Using the tools of today, to teach the youth of tomorrow, abou tthe magicians of yesterday..Magic Video Blog:

Watching professionals only increases the chances of you improving your own magic. It also helps educate you about magic's rich past. In turn, the art of magic advances. It's a free resource to study and benefit from.

Magic History info by Lee Asher

Winter 2011



Magic Camp Lip Dub - Sorcerers Safari 2011  A magic camp lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching, audio dubbing and magic to make a rockin' music video.Magic Camp Lip Dub 2011:

A magic camp lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching, audio dubbing and magic to make a rockin' music video.

Magic Community info by Lee Asher

Summer 2011



Study Bicycle, Lee Asher 605s and Jerry's Nugget playing cards under a microscope.Study playing cards - Up Close:

Using digital cameras, light and laser scanning microscopes, zoom all the way into a Bicycle 808, Lee Asher 605 and Jerry's Nugget playing card.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Spring 2011



It's important to make sure quality magicians are bred for generations to come.Stopping Time in the Dominican:

Imagine gathering your best friends together, all professional magicians, and taking an entire country by storm. That's exactly what we did!

Live Performance info by Lee Asher

Winter 2010



It's important to make sure quality magicians are bred for generations to come.For Magic's Sake:

Let's take a moment to focus energy onto us - the community of magic. It's important to make sure quality magicians are bred for generations to come.

Magic Community info by Lee Asher

Summer 2010



Grade your personal playing card collection with help from experts Tom and Judy Dawson.Grade your own card collection:

Listen to a short interview with playing card experts Tom and Judy Dawson, as they casually talk about how to grade your own playing card collection.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Spring 2010



Jerry's Nugget Playing Card Launches 2010 on LeeAsher.comJerry's Nugget Launches 2010:

The wait is almost over! Authentic Jerry's Nugget Playing cards will be sold Monday March 15th, 2010 at 4pm EST. You can now purchase real Jerry's Nugget cards with peace of mind. No knockoffs. Just the real thing - guaranteed.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Spring 2010



Travel through Japan as Lee Asher's guestJapanese Lecture Tour 2009:

Be my travel partner as we visit exotic locals, eat extreme delicacies, and watch awesome magic all while trekking around Japan. We are going to have a great time, but most importantly - we are going to live the CardStar Lifestyle!

The Japanese Travelogue by Lee Asher

Winter 2009



Attend an international playing card convention with Lee AsherAttend a card convention:

Spend a moment looking at some rare playing card ephemera and watching a small interview about the Fournier playing card museum.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Winter 2009


PREVIOUS ARTICLES: a collection of archived stories, essays, and interviews


The 605's Fantastic Voyage

Despite the chances of hitting an iceberg like the titanic, getting raided by Pirates, enduring massive Pacific Ocean title waves, and being delayed in United States Customs - the 605s landed in my California shipping bay.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Summer 2009


Jerry's Nugget Launch 2009:

The time has come to begin the annual Jerry's Nugget Playing Card launch. May 08th, 2009 marked a very important day for J Nugg fans.

Playing Card info by Lee Asher

Spring 2009


Lee Asher and Michael Ammar on tourOn Tour with Michael Ammar:

Travel 9 days with Michael through the Pacific Northwest as he experiences the highs and lows of being a magical superstar.

A Short Mockumentary by Lee Asher

Summer 2004


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