Buzz Kill (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by John Bannon
"This is a really great little pack of cards with an interesting premise of flies, fly paper and squashed flies. You will learn some great routines on the tutorial including an assembly style routine with a surprise they won’t see coming. The cards themselves are extremely well made and I love the cartoonish graphics for the flies and the squashed flies. The routines themselves are fun and very magical. You will learn the main routine which is super easy to do if you can do an Elmsley count, and included is an Oil and Water style routine and a version where you are left completely clean. All routines are easy to do, and even the easy version is great because people aren’t going to want to inspect the cards because of the fun nature of the trick. It’s not a pick a card find a card and the storyline here is meant to be fun and I think this makes the impact even stronger. As far as packet tricks go this is a good one. Has a great story line and engages an audience." -Paul Romhany, *Reviews Vanish Magazine
A packet trick that packs a STING!
Buzz Kill is a brilliant bit of commercial magic that packs small (just a thin packet of cards) but delivers a mighty wallop. The nine specially printed cards make a compact, self-contained routine that will slip in your pocket or wallet, and will always be ready to perform.
Like all the best packet tricks, this is super engaging (with a fantastic narrative hook), fooling as all hell, easy to perform and FUN!
John Bannon has been performing it since it's inception in 1994, and you'll see immediately why it has lasted two plus decades in his repertoire.
The included indepth tutorials will teach you Bannon's tried and tested handling for this routine, plus a 'Fractal' version (where you end completely clean and examinable) and an 'Oil & Queens' handling that adds a lovely visual display at the start as you show the cards.
This is a killer slab of magic that will drop in your pocket, and is sure to be a smash hit wherever you perform.