Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gearing up for our new season

As I am writing this I am also brainstorming and working out the kinks of several new effects for our summer illusion show season.       
We are working on several new effects: 

* Houdini’s metamorphosis: I have never performed this classic of magic because most magicians who perform it do it poorly. Natalie & I will be trying to add our spin to this classic of magic. 

 * A haunted packing crate: a new illusion where a box is wheeled out on stage and shown to be light as a feather then it starts to move and levitate all on its own. As it is floating Natalie pops her head out and is reveled to be also floating inside the box. 

* Our new comedy routine where we turn a spectator into a magician 

* A signed bill to impossible location: We borrow a bill, it is signed and disappears only to be found later in a single portion box of cereal that has been hanging above the stage the entire show. 

Here are a couple photos from
 rehearsals this year: 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Headlining FCM Convention in 2013

What is the FCM? The Fellowship of Christian Magicians is an international organization of people, from all walks of life, dedicated to using a high standard of presentation of the Gospel and to leading the lost to the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why do we use the various performing arts to teach and preach the “Good News?” Because a person will only retain a small percentage of what they hear, but if you give them visual illustrations along with the lesson, their retention factor increases greatly. Add to the illustration a mystery or surprise ending, and you lock in on their curiosity and they will long remember what you’ve taught. Natalie & I are honored to have been asked to headline the 2013 Fellowship of Christian Magician Convention in Columbus, Ohio. We will not only be performing in the Gala show, but we will also be lecturing and setting up a vendor booth to sell magic I have created and more. I have been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians for over 10 years now and I have performed at churches all over the East Coast. Even though I have worked in this field for a while now, this will be my first FCM convention. If you are reading this and are a member of the FCM please try and make the 2013 convention, I have heard just some of the things they are planning and it sounds like this is the year not to be missed…

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wes Iseli's Electric deck of cards

This is one of my newest card tricks I love to perform, it takes everyone off guard and people seem to really love it. This was filmed in Charlottesville Va after my show at a retirement community. The guy in the video was the night clerk at the front desk.