He is magic's leading expert on all things Erdnase - the most influential card magic book of the past century. He is an authority on casino gambling - more specifically, cheating with cards. He has some of magic's most dangerous hands, able to switch, change, and maneuver cards in the most clandestine manner imaginable. His hands are quicker than your eyes.
Jason England is a living legend of the conjuring arts. Influenced by Steve Forte, Richard Turner, Dai Vernon, and Darwin Ortiz, Jason is well studied, well rehearsed, and unique. His attention to detail and intense study of original texts make him one of magic's most sought after historians. But his hands are far more adept at handling cards than turning pages.
Jason is based out of Las Vegas, yet travels the world giving lectures on proper card technique, card magic, and advantage gaming. A close friend and confidante to Steve Forte, Chris Kenner, and many other icons of magic, Jason also serves as a writer for MAGIC Magazine, the largest printed periodical of the conjuring arts. In 2009, Jason joined forces with theory11 in an effort to continue progressive, proper education of the next generation of magicians. In 2012 and 2013, Jason hosted the World Game Protection Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Q&A with Jason England
Who are some of your inspirations in magic?
My early influences include Brother John Hamman, Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne and Larry Jennings. I learned almost exclusively from books written either by or about these men. Later came Ed Marlo, Richard Turner, Darwin Ortiz, Martin Nash, and Steve Forte. A
What are your favorite kind of playing cards?
I can use just about anything in a pinch, but I prefer a good deck of Bicycle or Tally-Ho cards. Even with some of their consistency problems, Bicycle cards when they're good - are very good. For gambling demonstrations, or when I don't need to secretly r
Do you think technology (internet) has helped or hurt the art of magic?
There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai being asked by Richard Nixon, during Nixon's 1971 visit to China, about the historical impact of the French Revolution, which had been fought nearly 200 years earlier. Premier Zhou's repl
What advice would you give to someone starting out learning magic?
Well, there are many things I'd like to tell someone just starting out, but I'll limit myself to just three for the purposes of this response.
1. Learn from all available sources in these approximate ratios: 85% from books and 15% from videos/DVDs/insta
What is your favorite effect?
As a general rule, my all-time favorite effect is Vernon's Triumph. I rotate other routines in and out of my sets, but Triumph is almost always in there somewhere. I perform essentially his original routine, with the only difference being a Zarrow shuffle