Here’s a slideshow from my recent show at Tiffin University!
Click here for a link to the photos!
I visited Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on September 7th to perform the Inaugural performance in the new Theater in the brand spankin’ new Campus Center. The new theater is beautiful and well set up for a show like mine. I can imagine that room being fantastic for guest lecturers to the university. After some initial issues adjusting to the brand new sound system, we finally got up and running and had an absolutely fantastic show.
Halfway through the show, I recognized Stockton College’s own resident magician (Magic Chad)
I’m excited to announce that my original popped and restored balloon effect, repAIR, is now available for purchase worldwide, making it my first ever release to the magic community. repAIR is an effect in which a balloon is inflated, tied in a knot, popped, and then repAIRed and inflated once again. Your hands can be shown empty both before and after the trick.
repAIR is available exclusively through Theory11.com :: The Wire, and was one of the few tricks to be chosen to be launched along with the revolutionary new magic marketplace. From Theory11’s website:
Imagine it: You walk up to a group of people. After asking for one of the girls’ numbers and being rejected, you pull out a balloon from your pocket and begin to inflate it. You remove a pencil from your pocket and pop the balloon, scaring the crap out of the girl (whom you are probably too good for anyway) and she begins to cry. Let’s face it: there’s nothing worse than a crying girl. You immediately start to massage the broken balloon pieces until they fuse together, allowing you to blow the balloon up once again. She gives you her number, but you don’t call because she’s been with all your friends. You instead make a fart noise with the balloon and put it back into your pocket – she doesn’t deserve it.
repAIR happens right in front of their faces and you’re able to show both hands completely empty before and after the effect. There’s no need to load, ditch or swallow anything. It’s super practical, extremely baffling, and looks like real magic.
Also: Here’s a video of me performance repAIR to a packed house in Manchester, NH.
One of the most awesomest things ever.
I enjoyed performing for a unexpectedly large crowd at Muskingum University last night. It had been a few years since I had been there. In fact, the last time I performed there, the venue I was in didn’t even exist and the school was called “Muskingum College.”
A Senior student opened the show for me by singing and playing the ukulele and even read my intro as a song with the uke. Thanks to Jessica Durant for taking photos with my camera.
I performed last night for Saint Anselm’s incoming freshman class – a huge audience! I love visiting Manchester and performing at Saint A’s. This was my 7th or 8th appearance at this school. Will, the student who grabbed these photos for me, got a little trigger happy and took over 200 photos of the show!
Bowling Green once again proved to be an amazing audience last night. They got to witness some brand new magic that I had never before taken to the stage, including an awesome trick that happens in the middle of the audience. Here are some photos from the show!
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
I decided to speak about the conception of a magic trick. How does an original magic routine begin and develop into a commercial piece of magical performance art? I told an audience of hundreds at the event in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Below you’ll find my presentation!