Roberto Giobbi’s Dai Vernon Seminar


Here is what Joashua Jay & Andi Gladwin say:

“Roberto Giobbi has been known, on very special occasions, to deliver his Dai Vernon Seminar. Attendance is limited, and it’s expensive to attend. It has only been delivered a few times, and we were both fortunate enough to attend at The Session in 2015. It was staggeringly good. We realize not all of you would fit in the 50 seats in that room, so we did something even better: we captured the entire thing on film.”

“The seminar is all encompassing: Giobbi paints a detailed biographical sketch of Vernon the man, and Vernon the magician. We are treated to rare archival footage from several phases of Vernon’s career, and Giobbi’s anecdotes are at turns funny, insightful, and unexpected.”

“And then there is the material. What fabulous material!”

“The Vernon Seminar is the complete three-hour seminar, beautifully captured and edited so that you can revisit this densely-packed set over and over. Giobbi demonstrates and teaches the intricacies of the Vernon Cups and Balls routine, and also covers Vernon material that is far less known, including:

• Five Coins and a Glass
• The Peripatetic Walnuts
• Cone and Ball
• Mental Card Miracle
• A Poker Deal
• And much, much more

“The Vernon Seminar is two discs, and we also include the eighty-page booklet (in PDF form) that Mr. Giobbi sells only after conducting a Vernon Seminar (a $40 value). Everything is packaged in a beautiful slipcase with the Vanishing Inc. quality you have come to expect from us.”



  • Set with 2 DVDs in one attractively designed and practical slip-case
  • Total running time over 3 hours
  • Included: an 80-page PDF titled: Dai Vernon – His Life and Work . This full-length book is integral part of the Seminar and contains the detailed explanation and analysis of several items discussed on the DVDs.

Watch the trailer:

Dai Vernon is, arguably, the most influential magician of the 20th century. Yet, the man and his material remain largely misunderstood. In this unprecedented two-disc, three-hour seminar, Roberto Giobbi explores what makes Dai Vernon’s magic so special.

Recorded as a Live Seminar at Joshua Jay’s and Andy Gladwin’s The Magic Session in the UK, Giobbi discusses Dai Vernon’s tricks, techniques, presentations, theories, and how they have changed the way magicians look at magic. Along the way you’ll learn more about who Vernon was and how he thought through amazing and amusing anecdotes.

Studying Vernon is a fascinating and enlightening way of studying the essence of artistic magic. With The Dai Vernon Seminar, you will look through the eyes of the kind of figure who comes along once in a century and changes the way magic is understood and performed. This set also includes rare footage of Vernon himself, with commentary by Giobbi.

Who better to take us on a journey into the mind of Dai Vernon than Roberto Giobbi? Giobbi, greatly respected for his incomparable Card College series, is also a truly erudite lecturer, who has become one of the most sought-out voices on magic in the world today. This live Vernon Seminar is the culmination of a lifelong study, and has been delivered to magicians around the world for over 15 years. This is your chance to step into the front row.

Contents of Dai Vernon Seminar

Bibliography Overview
Cups and Balls
John Scarne Cups & Balls
The Peripatetic Walnuts
Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
Mental Card Miracle
Five Coins and a Glass
Retention of Vision Vanish
Silk & Silver (Fred Kaps)
Major Contributions, Master Works, Character & Influences The Banana Trick
Anecdotes & Life Stories
Triumph: Dramatic Construction
Climax for a Dice Routine
Details of Card Handling
Top Card Break (Back Breaker)
G.W. Hunter Shuffle Ruse
False Cuts & Applications
New Theory Second Deal
Classic Force
Post-peek Overhand Shuffle Control
Capping a Packet
Multiple Shift
Poker Demonstration
Linking Rings

Here is a video-review on YouTube by David: