“100 Days Before Christmas” Event

We were really happy to be featured and part of this this early Christmas event last weekend – at Vista Mall Taguig (Manila, Philippines).

Yes, they really start celebrating Christmas early in the Philippines!  🙂

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More Pics from Ever Gotesco Commonwealth

Some more ‘behind-the-scenes’ pics from our recent appearance in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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The stage crew putting the finishing touches on the stage set & backdrop for our show at Ever Gotesco Commonwealth.

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Justin is putting the finishing touches on our ‘step-and-repeat’ photo backdrop area.

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Joe Conrad & Jaz (dancer in Joe’s show) in front of the photo drop area.

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Joe, Jaz & the mall management team from Ever Gotesco Commonwealth.

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The stage area nearly all set up and ready to go…

How To Appear In Las Vegas

las-vegas-opening-a-showLots of magicians have dreams of having their own Las Vegas production or theatre in their name. As many on the inside know, it is always more business than show in this modern age…

For the first time (in my experience), IN PLAIN LANGUAGE, here is a two part series from the folks over at Vegas Chatter that explains the process of “four-walling” & “two-walling” a production in a casino showroom:

Four Walls And A Dream: Opening A Show In Today’s Vegas (Part 1)

Four Walls And A Dream: Opening A Show In Today’s Vegas (Part 2)

The same principles and business models apply in other casino-related markets like Reno, Atlantic City, Branson, etc. Reading the below article carefully can let you in on how the game is played and literally save you years of ‘real-world‘ experience. Along with saving you trail & error & marketing mistakes.

The good news that the dream is still attainable if you have (or can get) the financing, investors and/or sponsors to make it happen. Talent is important for your longevity, but it is not the only component for long-term success and profit – not by a long shot!

Personal Note: I realized the above early on in my career and decided to put my own show in less-competitive markets within Asia, where the exposure to Western magicians is fresh & new. All of this is being chronicled in my upcoming book on the experiences of having my own dedicated magic theatre in Thailand previously, along the the highs and lows, mistakes learned and so on. Also it will detail my new magic theatre upcoming in China, a mega-magic project in the middle-east and much more . I will keep everyone informed on its publication through this blog.

Another Great TAF Product – Tower 05

As you all know from my previous post, I am a big fan of TAF – Truss Aluminum Factory. I own many of their excellent Trussing products (through my main Orlando, Florida dealer Stage Equipment & Lighting, aka SEAL).

Known as the Tower 5, it is a solid option as a multi-option trussing tower. Maximum lifting height is 6.5 meters (21.33 feet) with lift loads of 500 kilograms (1,100 lbs).

It is not replacing my trusty Applied Electronics L16’s just yet, but it is pretty damn close and is a viable future option.

Great job to the folks over at TAF!