Fast & Loose Book Launch

You’re invited to the launch of Nicholas J. Johnson’s brand spanking new novel of con artists and tabloid television.

Direct from the Melbourne Magic Festival, join the author as he launches Fast and Loose and tells the unbelievable true stories behind the fiction.


With special guest appearances from magician and certified genius Pop Haydn, circus star Tom Davis and comedian lounge singer Oliver Clark.

RSVP by 29 June to

Wednesday, 8 July, 2015

The Melbourne Magic Festival
Northcote Town Hall
High St, Northcote


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Joel Fitch used to be a con artist.

That is, until his scam paid off but his life went belly up. Now, two years later, at the ripe old age of 22, Joel has a mattress full of cash and no idea what comes next. The movies never tell you what to do after you’ve walked into the sunset.

Besides, Joel’s past is catching up with him. One of the victims from his con artist days has hunted him down. Far from exacting revenge, though, he wants Joel’s help. Danny Hemming is a TV journalist on television’s trashiest current-affairs program and he’s looking for someone to give him the inside scoop on the latest scams. And he’s not taking no for an answer.

Once again, Joel finds himself in over his head as he enters the murky world of tabloid television. Blackmailed into helping Hemming uncover and expose the country’s biggest swindlers, Joel is making more enemies than ever.





Nicholas J. Johnson knows scams.

After decades of rubbing shoulders with fraudsters and liars, he now works as a performer, writer and consultant, educating the public about the tricks of the con artist’s trade.

His live shows have featured at corporate events, schools and private events simultaneously entertaining and educating audiences about con artists and scams.

As an expert on fraud and deception he has appeared on A Current Affair, The Project, Sunrise, Kid’s WB, Today, Radio National, Triple J and more. He has consulted with everyone from magician David Blaine to Circus Oz.

So he’s got that going for him.

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