So I generally get booked as a wedding magician, walking around mingling with guests and keeping them entertained throughout the wedding day and evening. I love it! I enjoy the atmosphere of a wedding and visiting all the lovely venues people get Married in.
However, it is nice to perform close up magic at different types of events and last weekend I attended my second Comic Con organised by Savage Beast Events.
When I first got booked to entertain at a Comic Con I was unsure how well it would work. But I shouldn’t have worried at all, everyone who attends these conventions are there to have a good time and they all loved seeing some ‘street’ style Magic close up.
There is a variety of ages who attend and most people dress up as their favourite character. It makes for a really interesting event, one minute I’m performing for the Spider-Man and Batman and the next minute it’s Harley Quinn and The Joker!
I love witnessing people who are truly passionate about something, the effort these guys put into the details of their costumes is incredible.
When I set out as a Close-up Magician I never thought I would perform at such a variety of different events. But that is the beauty of Close-up magic, it is so versatile, all you need is a group of people.
Hopefully I will be invited to more Comic Cons in the future and might even dress up myself, I’m told that Gambit from the X-Men would be a good character as he is supposed to be an expert at card throwing.
Take a look at the video below of me at Keighley Comic Con in March 2018 where I am performing one of my newest routines to possibly the cutest Hulk in the world!
Thank you to all the lovely people I met on the day including Inca Stinka N Zeus, Kerry King-Neale, Mike Kell, Ross Mullan, Andy Hutchinson with Meet Pete Dinosaur Hire, All the guys at The SuperHeroes Cosplay
Special Thanks to Judi Wilson for filming the videos and Allie Gosney for Organising the Event!
I have created this blog to give you a glimpse into the life of a working modern close-up magician. Hope you enjoy!