One of the biggest sayings in magic is that a true magician never reveals their secrets. This has become taken at face value in our culture. Some people accept it for what it is, while others become frustrated. No matter your feelings on the matter, many accept it as an inevitability.
Many people do not bother to ask “why” this code exists. No, it is not to make the magician feel smarter or to hide some dark conspiracy from our patrons. Magicians simply recognize that keeping tricks a secret is the very reason why our trade is so entertaining. Continue reading →
When magicians are able to impress a huge number of entertainers, politicians, athletes and working professionals alike, they want you to know that they have the utmost credentials to captivate a wide variety of clientele. They also want to communicate that they can delight even people who have seen and done amazing things throughout their entire life. Continue reading →
Having a professional magician attend your fundraiser can potentially be a major contributor to its success. A magician’s natural showmanship makes perfect sense in a fundraiser setting, and here is why: Continue reading →
By now, most people know that the secret to close up magic lies in misdirection. The term “misdirection,” does not just refer to getting people to look the opposite way while you fumble around with some sleight-of-hand. Misdirection can also refer to the way you guide your audience’s expectations through use of careful performance.
When you shatter these expectations, the audience becomes astounded – the goal of any true magician.
Many people are unfamiliar with the term “close up magic” and what it specifically refers to. The reason that the term was created was to differentiate this type of magic from “stage magic” or large-scale performances.
I’ve been performing close up magic in NYC for years now and have made a reputation as a mentalist in NYC as well. Occasionally I like to board a cruise ship and get my traveling in by performing magic and mentalism in the ship’s lounges or theaters. Recently, I boarded Oceania’s Marina and last night while performing there was an especially lively crowd, with lots of energy generated!
There were several gasps when the signed card came out of the sealed envelope in my wallet, and a real scream from a woman from New York City when her card rose out of her hand. I’m looking forward to my mentalism stage show in the main theater near the end of the cruise.
I’ve added a new special effect and I’m excited to see how it’s received! Stay tuned for the update!