Was recently asked by Brent & Sarah, a dynamic magical performing duo, to join numerous other Canadian magicians for a charitable compilation video. 5 seconds max was the request. Well, I came in at 5:01! Snort! This thingy is a wee bit long for a compilation but if you’ve got nothing to do for the next 8 minutes then take a gander. A well dressed, well lit performer appears at about 6:20. Modesty prevents me from mentioning his name. Cough, cough, ahem, ahem…!
Just in case the above link is wonky you can also click here.
How’s the social distancing going? I know, right! Niagara Falls magician Greg Frewin is back with a 4th edition of his popular online magic show collaboration. Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Magical talents from across North America. Woot!
YouTube link here or click image below. Link goes live on Wednesday night. Free to view with any donated proceeds to benefit the Niagara SPCA, a charity close to Greg’s heart.
Back in October 2019 I was a part of the Ontario Week of Wonder Magic Festival in Fergus, Ontario. At that time I got to meet Carisa Hendrix who performs a cool magic show in character as her charming and cheeky alter ego Lucy Darling. Carisa has just uploaded a lovely high quality performance of her show “Indulgence” recently performed at The Chicago Magic Lounge. It runs about an hour. It’s for adults, small kids won’t appreciate her wit, but if you’re a little older and looking to fill an hour of your ‘social distancing’ you could do worse! Enjoy!
Here is the YouTube link but the frame below should play too.
Was watching a webcast not too long ago and business cards came up. Are they still relevant in our digital age? The webcast host seemed to think so.
Haven’t actually had one for quite a while but motivated by the webcast I decided to play with an idea I had of splitting my top hat graphic. So I purchased a ‘gig’ on Fiverr.com.
Fiverr is a listing site where people all over the world who do digital jobs hang out a shingle. From business card design to Photoshop work, voice overs and much more. I’ve purchased about 75 gigs on Fiverr over the years with generally good results although there have been a few spectacular dogs along the way too. Caveat emptor!
After perusing a few pages of business card offerings I bought a gig from this chap in Peru. I sent him my rough sketch and this mock up arrived about a day later:
I liked the look. Didn’t request any revisions to his design. A happy Fiverr experience!
Next purchase was 500 biz cards from online printer Vistaprint. I use them regularly and they usually do a good job. This was the result:
Trimmed the bottom two with a corner rounder myself just to see what it looks like. Square or round, which corner look do you prefer?
So, if I’m at your house for a birthday party magic show, you now know the story behind the wee pile of business cards I might ‘accidentally’ leave behind!
Did a fun “Happy Noon Year” magic show program at Cedarbrae Library on December 31st. We wrapped up the show just in time to do a 12 noon countdown with the kids followed by snacks the librarian had prepared.
This lovely review was posted to my Google business listing shortly after the new year:
“I hired him for a family program (over 100 people in attendance). While the kids and parents were giggling and enjoying themselves, my colleagues and I were rolling on the floor laughing at his jokes. He combines magic and comedy perfectly. I would hire him again! Beforehand, he was very considerate and asked if it would be appropriate to do a Christmas joke, did we want him to touch on this holiday or not, etc. Was a pleasure to work with!”
Click here to see full review on my Google Business listing.