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AlakaSam Magic and Science

Seattle, WA 98133
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Located in Seattle, Washington, AlakaSam is a professional magician who serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. With more than forty years of experience, AlakaSam entertains audiences of both children and adults with magic and balloon sculpture entertainment. A specialist in tabletop and close-up magic, AlakaSam also performs stage shows. His act includes such illusions as coin and rope tricks, sleight of hand card tricks, mentalism, and more. Additionally, AlakaSam is available for corporate shows and larger events such as senior presentations, weddings, family celebrations, school assemblies, fairs, festivals, class workshops, and more. He also performs at libraries, churches, synagogues, and other gathering places.

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Black Magic Entertainment

Kirkland, WA 98034
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Black Magic Entertainment is a company in Kirkland that stages unforgettable, amazing shows. The founder and lead artist, Mr. Joe Black, is a hypnotist and magician with more than 20 years of professional experience, and he enjoys the reputation as a performer who infuses comedy and audience participation into his art. Mr. Black has appeared on America’s Got Talent, and he posts videos of actual shows on the company website. Black Magic Entertainment caters to audiences across North America, and it also wows audiences in other continents. The practice carries a $2 million entertainer’s liability insurance policy, and some of its corporate clients are the Kellog Company, Frito-Lay, and Expedia.

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Brian Cook Magic

Seattle, WA 98101
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Brian Cook Magic is an entertainment company in Seattle that brings the art of illusion on stage. The founder and lead artist, Mr. Cook, has been bewitching large and small audiences for more than 20 years, and he blends sleight of hand with comedy to bring down the house. Mr. Cook is the territory vice president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians – Washington State, and he is a recipient of several industry honors. Brian Cook Magic welcomes requests for performances at private parties, corporate functions, and fundraising events, and it holds lessons in creating magic effects. The company’s client list includes the United States Navy and Frito-Lay.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Evan Reynolds: The Great Magician

Seattle, WA 98126
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Voted Best Children's Entertainer by the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Evan Reynolds is a professional magician in Seattle, Washington who performs for clients in the local metropolitan area. Mr. Reynolds has served as the President of the Georgia Magic Club and received the Magician of the Year title for Atlanta. Among the performances provided by Evan Reynolds are variety shows, larger illusion shows, and birthday party performances. Additionally, Mr. Reynolds works with charities and has donated to aid Syrian refugees. The magic performed by Mr. Reynolds is a family-friendly, comedic brand of magic. A software engineer, Mr. Reynolds can be booked on weekends except for occasional corporate events.

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George A. Magician

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
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George A. Magician is a performing artist in Mountlake Terrace, whose bag of tricks aims to mystify and dazzle the audience. The magician is a past president of Seattle Magic Ring, and he is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Pacific Coast Association of Magicians. George A. Magician welcomes requests to appear at parties of any size, and he does not charge for project consultations. Some of the clients are the City of Kent, Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Center of Excellence for Soldiers & Families, Costco, Argosy Cruises, Columbia Tower Club, and Washington State University.

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5.0 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (11)

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It’s Charles the Magician

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
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It’s Charles the Magician is a provider of entertainment in Lake Forest Park. The company delivers astounding shows in various formats, such as stage and close-up magic, and it performs during school activities, fundraising events, private parties, and other occasions. It’s Charles the Magician holds teen workshops, lectures, and one-on-one lessons for enthusiasts and aspiring professional artists, and it welcomes requests for appearances outside of Washington. The artists have a long list of corporate clients, and this features Nike, Delta Airlines, IBM, Exon, Kraft Foods, Holiday Inn, LMN Architects, Woodinville Water District, and Echo Lake Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association. The founder, Mr. Charles Kraus, is the author of The Teen Magician That’s You! that customers can buy from the University of Washington bookstore.

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Mark Schaefer Magic

Redmond, WA 98052
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Mark Schaefer Magic is a practice in Redmond that entertains with professionalism, reliability, and clean fun. Mr. Schaefer, the founder and illusion artist, injects interactivity in his shows, and he knows how to cover up wait times at dinner parties, wedding receptions, product launches, company outings, and other occasions. Mr. Schaefer performs his world-class, close-up acts throughout the Seattle metro, and he has also appeared in Las Vegas productions. The client list of Mark Schaefer Magic includes Audi, Infiniti, Microsoft, and the 24-Hour Fitness chain.

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Nash Fung

Seattle, WA 98125
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Nash Fung is a Seattle magician who incorporates mind tricks, magic, and psychology into his shows. He performs at private events, colleges, weddings, and corporations. Nash offers stage shows that are 30 to 60 minutes long and mingling shows with mind reading and sleight of hand magic. He also provides a speaking program that is 45 minutes long. The college shows incorporate humor, magic, inspirational messages, and psychology. He was a The Knot’s Best Of Weddings Pick in 2011 and 2012, and Seattle Bride’s Magazine named him Best Wedding Entertainment in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Customers appreciate his punctuality, talent, and sense of humor.

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Nate Jester

Seattle, WA 98104
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Nate Jester is a magician in Seattle, who brands himself as the “Ace of Illusions.” The artist brings magic through his mind-reading, pickpocketing, and other tricks, and he has appeared on various nationally broadcast television programs. Mr. Jester entertains crowds of any size at parties, on stage, and during roving shows, and he routinely wows audiences across the United States and parts of the world, such as China, Hungary, and Ukraine. Mr. Jester has more than two decades of experience in performing stage illusions and sleight-of-hand tricks, and his corporate clients include the University of Washington, Oprah Winfrey Network, Wendy’s, Walmart, Intel, Google, FedEx, and Facebook.

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Steffan Soule

Mercer Island, WA 98040
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Steffan Soule is a close-up and stage magician in Mercer Island, whose creative and interactive theatrical art makes events extraordinary. Mr. Soule caters to audiences of any age and lifestyle, including infants, doctorate holders, and members of the United States Congress, and he can perform in private residences, banquet rooms, school gymnasiums, stadiums, and gardens. Mr. Soule’s enchanting and comedy-filled brand of entertainment has earned a Kennedy Center Award and various spots on nationally aired television programs, and he routinely brings awe and laughter to people in Washington, Vermont, Utah, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maine, Idaho, and other states. Some of Mr. Soule’s corporate clients are AT&T Wireless, Boeing Company, Chicago Bulls, Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, McDonalds Corporation, Space Needle Holding Corporation, and Washington State Library.

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The Magic of Master Payne

Seattle, WA 98103
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The Magic of Master Payne has been entertaining audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest for more than 35 years, including prestigious clients such as Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, The City of Seattle, and King County Libraries. Payne has also been the official house magician at Camlann Mediaeval Fair for three decades and a favorite performer at the Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire since 1986. Clients can choose from a range of themes and costumed acts when they hire Payne for performances for small audiences or hundreds of guests. The Magic Castle newsletter once named Master Payne one of the best children's entertainers in the world.

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Xakary the Magician

Auburn, WA 98092
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Xakary the Magician is an entertainer in Auburn, who performs jaw-dropping tricks, brings smiles on kids and adults, and sparks thought-provoking conversations throughout the Seattle metro and the country. The artist appears in ParentMap Magazine’s Top Children’s Entertainers in the Puget Sound lists for 2013 to 2015, and he has proven his talent on America’s Got Talent, where he cut celebrity Heidi Klum in half and got astounding yeses from Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum herself. Xakary the Magician enjoys the reputation as a provider of amazing lifetime memories, and he guarantees that the audience will have a great time, or he will refuse the payment for his services. The company website features videos of actual shows.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Hiring a magician can be a great way to liven up birthday parties, corporate events, festivals, and conventions, and bring a surprising and memorable experience to all who attend. There are a wide range of magicians working across the country, and each has their own specialties, skills, and rates. To help you hire the right magician for your next event, it's good to familiarize yourself with some industry basics, so you can be sure you're working with an experienced professional who offers services tailored to your needs.

What does a magician do?

A magician is a stage performer who entertains crowds with sleight of hand tricks, special effects, and illusions. Often, they create illusions by taking advantage of the way our senses perceive and process information. Such illusions often take hundreds of hours of practice to perfect.

What is a corporate magician?

A corporate magician is one who specializes in entertaining crowds at corporate events. Often, they incorporate logos or slogans into their routine to help promote brand awareness for their corporate employer. In some cases, they may even incorporate new products into their act.

What makes a good magician?

A good magician needs to have two key qualities. First, they should have a natural stage presence that allows them to be entertaining, even while performing complex maneuvers. Second, they should be willing and able to put in the many hours of practice required to perfect sleight of hand tricks.

What is the difference between a magician and a wizard?

Magicians are real-world sleight of hand artists who practice rigorously to create illusions in front of crowds. Wizards, on the other hand, are fictional characters who acquire arcane knowledge of magic for the purpose of casting spells.

How much does it cost to hire a magician for a children\'s party?

On average, you can expect to pay between $200 and $250 per hour for a magician to perform at a child's birthday party. However, this range can vary widely, based on your location, the type of magician you're looking to hire, their travel costs, and the number of children attending the party.

How much does a magician cost for a birthday party?

Magicians qualified to entertain at adult birthday parties tend to charge a bit more than those who perform at children's parties, and you can expect to pay around $500 for an hour-long act. Depending on how notable and respected the act is, you may pay as much as $1,200 for a performance.

Who is the highest-paid magician?

David Copperfield is the wealthiest magician in the world, with a net worth of around $1 billion. His rates for individual shows aren't known, although he earns between $40 and $60 million each year and performs at more than 500 shows.

Can a woman be a magician?

While men have traditionally been more likely to fill the role, the truth is that anyone can be a magician. Fay Presto, Misty Lee, and Kristen Johnson are all notable female magicians.

What does a magician wear?

In the United States, magicians are most well-known wearing black suits and top hat, which has become their classic clothing choice. However, magicians have been performing for centuries all around the world, and have worn many types of traditional costumes. Some modern magicians even wear street clothes.

Why do magicians use rabbits?

The classic choice of a rabbit for a magician's act comes down to practicality. Unlike cats and dogs, rabbits don't make noise, which makes them easier to conceal in hidden compartments. Their small size also makes them well-suited to many tricks.

How to disappear like a magician?

Magicians use various techniques to create the illusion of disappearing. One well-known technique is for the magician or an assistant to enter a large cabinet with a concealed trap door in the back. Once the cabinet is closed, the participant slips out through the trap door and "disappears."

Does a magician never reveal his secrets?

Generally speaking, magicians never reveal their secrets. The reason for this is because these secrets are their livelihood. Audiences who know the secret behind a trick will be less entertained by it and be less likely to pay admission to a show.

Who is the world\'s best magician?

David Copperfield is the best-known magician in the world, performing on many television specials and in numerous live performances. Other notable magicians include Penn and Teller, David Blaine, James Randi, and Shin Lim. In history, Harry Houdini is one of the most skilled and best-known magicians.

How did Houdini the magician die?

As part of a performance in 1926, Harry Houdini asked to be punched in the stomach several times. Unfortunately, he was suffering from appendicitis at the time, and the blows caused the organ to rupture, leading to his death just days later.

Which N*Sync member is a magician?

While Joey Fatone has never performed magic as part of his work with the band N*Sync, it's well known by fans that he practices magic as a hobby. He's skilled at making coins, cards, and other small objects disappear.

How do you become a magician?

Learning magic is different than learning biology or painting, as most magicians don't learn their craft through formal education. Instead, many recommend learning magic tricks from books, and then practicing them for many hours until they're perfected. With enough experience, you can even devise your own tricks.

What skills do magicians have?

A magician's skills largely depend on the type of magic they perform. A mentalist will be well-trained in the art of persuasion and psychology. A card magician will need to be very dexterous and nimble with their fingers. Stage magicians typically put a lot of work into creating elaborate props and routines.

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