Magic is Sizzling in Summer 2014

I’m taking off tomorrow so I can take my wife to lunch and to the movies later. We’re going to see Jersey Boys tomorrow to start our weekend off right.

Tim’s Recent TV Appearance

Last Friday our Tim Mannix appeared on the Central Valley Today show. They called to ask him back since they enjoyed his last visit so much. Here’s the clip:

It’s summertime. That means plenty of library shows for working family entertainers, so over the next four weeks Tim will be out of the shop performing 31 shows all over the county. Luckily, we have Cole here now to pick up any slack.

Tim will also be performing at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood for a return engagement for the brunch shows. If you’re in the Los Angeles area or going to be visiting, he’ll be there the last weekend of this month, June 28th and 29th. Stop by and check out his act.

This Week’s Hottest New Offerings

Okay. Can I just tell you that Sheer-Luck The Comedy Book Test by Shawn Farquhar and Christopher T. Magician’s new book, BEYOND Look, Don’t See: Furthering the Art of Children’s Magic, and the companion DVD, LIVE from the LIVING ROOM are flying off the shelves!

But first a few words about Shawn Farquhar’s Sheer-Luck. In short, it’s utterly brilliant! But, before I say more watch this clip from a show aboard the Disney Wonder.

As you can see it plays beautifully and the best part is it’s easy to do and has been thoroughly tested in the trenches from a top working magician’s repertoire, Shawn Farquhar.

Inspired by the magic of David Downs and Kirk Charles, Shawn Farquhar introduces this fun-filled comedy driven mentalism routine that is fun for all audiences. Created and first performed for the 42nd annual 4F convention, this routine is designed to be easily performed by ANYONE with even the most basic of skill levels.

Do yourself a favor and get Sheer-Luck by Shawn Farquhar NOW and get it shipped FREE worldwide.

A brilliant new book test that actually hilarious, fun and easy-to-do.

A brilliant new book test that actually hilarious, fun and easy-to-do.

This hilarious routine has fooled, amazed and amused audience all over the world and has been a part of Shawn’s show on cruise vessels and corporate events since its creation.

If you can READ, you can perform this unique mentalism routine.

Christopher T. Magician Makes a Splash

Christopher T. Magician is consistently one of the top children’s entertainers in the New York and New Jersey areas.  A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and BMI’s very exclusive musical theatre songwriting program, Christopher is in a level and class all his own.  An experienced kid show specialist who takes his magic, comedy, and goofing around very seriously!

One of Christopher’s long-term goals has been to write a book about his take and approach on children’s magic. He did and called it BEYOND Look, Don’t See: Furthering the Art of Children’s Magic. And we at Hocus Pocus are pleased to tell you we have the EXCLUSIVE on it.

Delve into NYC magician Christopher T. Magician's proven and practical techniques for establishing more memorable magic presentations.

Delve into NYC magician Christopher T. Magician’s proven and practical techniques for establishing more memorable magic presentations.

Not since Silly Billy’s acclaimed book hit the shelves has there been such positive response to a book on the subject of presenting magic to children in a highly effective way. In short, it is essentially a roadmap and a new way of thinking about kids, magic and changing the way magicians think about controlling the little rascals.

And now comes, its companion DVD, LIVE from the LIVING ROOM, a 3-DVD set featuring a LIVE living room show with 7- to 9-year-olds, showing both the uninitiated and the veteran performer, the how-to’s of maneuvering the dreaded kid show market with technique, skill, humor and new ideas on scripting.

No joke; we sold all the books in the first shipment within 48 hours and now it looks like the DVDs will be gone within the same time-frame as well. Apparently, magicians are craving additional information on this rewarding and sometimes challenging genre of our business.

But, rest assured there are MORE on the way!

And both the DVD and Christopher’s book will be delivered FREE to your door, anywhere on planet earth.

The companion 3-DVD set to Christopher T.'s wonderful book on presenting magic to children.

The companion 3-DVD set to Christopher T.’s wonderful book on presenting magic to children.

America Really Does Have Talent

And finally, I’ve been keeping up with the significant number of magicians that have been appearing on America’s Got Talent and I am glad to see that several of them are continuing to give the Art of Magic a good name. Chris Philpott’s 100th Monkey was featured on the program not long ago to uproarious reaction — and rightly so.

Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini really did a fine job as you can see from the video below. It reminds me of the importance of how profound our magic can be on laymen. We just forget that the simplest, most direct magic can bring an audience to their feet.

What we’re REALLY excited about is our friend and longtime customer, Mike Super will be performing on this Sunday’s Special edition of America’s Got Talent. Be sure to watch.

Watch Mike on America's Got Talent this Sunday night.

Watch Mike on America’s Got Talent this Sunday night.

As is my custom, I’ll be spending time in the yard this weekend. Do have yourself an enjoyable weekend.

Until next time my friends,

Paul

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