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Enigma of the Seas
John Born is dubbed the “Enigma of the Seas” as his presentation Miracles and Mindgames is sought out by the owners and charters of superyachts all over the world.

Custom Branding and Audience Engagement at Trade Shows
We love creating partnerships to help businesses reach their goals. Offering custom branding that really turns heads for your next product reveal, trade show, or client appreciation event. Below you will find a recent client talk about their experience at the recent AWS Re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas:

ISOLATION - The John B. Born online experience
We are very excited to announce ISOLATION, the perfect entertainment solution with customized packages for your virtual corporate and private events. An interactive, mind-blowing, one-of-a-kind experience combined with best in class video production for the Zoom platform. Now is your chance to experience a true mystery artist close-up and personal.

Cheating At Texas Hold'em
John Born releases his latest book Cheating at Texas Hold'em: A modern guide to the art of deception and illicit play at the card table. 560 pages. Over 1,300 photos. Foreword by Simon Lovell. Learn more at

Penguin Live
Join John B. Born at as he gives a 2 and a half hour lecture on the innovation side of psychology, theatrics, and sleight-of-hand. See the performance teaser here

National TV Appearance
John Born is featured on MSNBC’s "The Rachel Maddow Show" to demonstrate secret CIA techniques from the 1950’s. Click below to view.
John Born Wins Major International Close-Up Magic Competition
New York, N.Y. — John B. Born wins first place in one of the most prestigious annual international competitions for close-up magic in the world… the International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Cups competition, which was held this year in Miami, Florida June 27th-July 1st. This competition is held annually by the International Brotherhood of Magicians — the largest organization for professional and amateur magicians in the world with nearly 13,000 members in over 73 countries (

The competition took place over a two day period. The first day all competing acts (from over 20 from different parts of the world) performed three shows. That evening the top six acts were selected, and the next day the six acts chosen performed four shows in what is known as the Gold Cups Finals. At the final theater show of the convention, John B. Born was awarded the first place award.

This is not John's only competition achievement this year. In February John won first place at the close-up magic competition at the Magi-Fest in Columbus, Ohio — the largest convention in the Mid-West (approximately 1,000 magicians attend).

John Born wins two National Magic Competitions
John Born win first place at the two largest competitions in the Midwest for close-up magic - The Midwest Magic Jubilee in St. Louis, Missouri and the Columbus Magi-Fest in Columbus, Ohio.

JB in 3D
Panasonic utilized John Born’s magic and contact juggling in a live feed to show off Panasonic’s new 3D camcorder prototype at the Sabre Awards at Cipriani.

Back from the Mediterranean
John Born returns after 4 months of exclusive superyacht performances in Monaco, Barcelona, Nice, Antibes, Capri, and the Almalfi Coast.

International TV Appearance
John is featured on NTV, one of the premier television stations in Istanbul, Turkey.

Yachting Matters Magazine Review
Issue 33 of Yachting Matters, a premiere magazine for superyachts, reviews John Born’s performance at the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona. “I have never seen anything quite so mesmerizing before. To say that what he does is incredible or unbelievable is an understatement.”

John returns from the Caribbean
John returns after another 3 month season of delivering exclusive superyacht and beach villa performances in St Barts, St Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua, St Lucia, and the British Virgin Islands.

Book Tour in Asia
John Born returns after a month in Asia, featuring performances, lectures, and workshops for mentalists and magicians in Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

A Born Coincidence for the MYBA Charter Show
John Born delights the members of the MYBA Charter Show at the Born Cultural Center in the Born District of Barcelona

Back To NYC
John returns home from his international lecture tours, with over sixty performances in Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Wales, and England.

TV Appearance
John Born is featured on the Huffington Post Live as a special guest in a presentation about NYC Bar / Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

John B. Born’s Academy of Magic
John opens the John B. Born Academy of Magic for kids! Give your child an awesome evening of magic and learning from an international champion magician. Two types of classes designed for ages 7-adult. Learn more about our Academy of Magic workshops.

Illuminae – A Show of Music and Mystery
Elegant. Sophisticated. Unbelievable. Brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind collaboration of two international champions – John B. Born (Magician) and Edvinas Minkstimas (Concert Pianist). Designed for the discerning audience. Click NYC Magic Show to learn more.

Television News Appearance
John Born get feature Christmas Eve news story on Kake Channel 10 for charity work

Recent Magazine Sighting
John is featured in L’Illusionniste, France’s premier magic magazine, following a recent European lecture tour.

Google Commercial
John Born is chosen by Google to represent their Adwords Success Story Campaign.

Liam Neeson’s Upcoming Film Nonstop
John is hired to train actors in pickpocketing for Liam Neeson’s upcoming film Nonstop.

John uses magic to help transition into an amazing marriage proposal!

2 Truths and a Lie
Look for the hands of John B. Born in the intro to the upcoming ABC show 2 Truths and a Lie as he creates sleight-of-hand visuals and flourishes with cups, cards, and crystals.

International Television Appearance
BBC News brings John in to discuss online marketing experiences.
Hope Lodge
John donates his fourth show for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in NYC.

Hold’em Magic
John Born is featured as one of the who’s who of gambling demonstrations in Tom Frame’s latest book Hold’em Magic.

TV Appearance
John Born is featured guest on "The New Yorker’s" Show to wow Jim Chladek and talk about his latest book.

John Born feature entertainment for LG “Good News” Billboard in Times Square

John is featured on a TV commercial for Jabber Jaw Mobile.

Magic Castle
John is featured for a week as a performer and speaker at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Adding a Little Cheer to the Holidays
John Born collaborates with singer Erica Lustig to perform their holiday charity program “Music and Magic” for retirement homes and cancer care facilities.

Pancakes for Parkinson’s
John donates his services in another year of Pancakes for Parkinson’s. Congratulations to the Epstein family for organizing an incredible community event that raised over $35,000 for the Parkinson’s foundation.

Nursing Home Entertainment
Special thanks to VNSNY, who sponsored John to perform over 50 shows at nursing homes and adult dare care facilities in the NYC area.

Card Magic USA
John Born is featured in Card Magic USA – over 280 pages of mostly unpublished card magic from many of America’s finest magicians.

John's Second Book, MEANT TO BE... is Now Available
In late April, John released his second book, Meant To Be… Principles and Techniques for the Sophisticated Magical Artist. This book exemplifies John's eight stage creation process through the analysis of what magicians consider to be the holy grail of card magic: the Any Card at Any Number plot. Not only does John detail his approach to creativity, but also details his award-winning solutions as well as the solutions of some of the greatest minds in the magic community. An instant best seller for 2006, this release will soon be sold out. Click here to read more about Meant To Be...
See if John is Lecturing in Your Area…
John is currently on a lecture tour across the country. Check the schedule to see if he is coming through your area…