This month I attended the Texas Association of Magicians convention in Houston. This is the first convention in a long while that I’ve attended just for the fun of it. The convention was awesome. There were about 30 dealers from around the world. The talent was phenomenal. I attended several lectures, shows and contests. If you ever get the chance to see Charlie Frye perform, then make a point to do so. Charlie has got to be one of the best magician/jugglers on Earth.
My biggest source of inspiration was Wayne Dobson. Mr. Dobson made a name for himself in the early 80’s in the field of comedy close-up magic. Many years ago Wayne developed MS and is now wheelchair bound. During the Saturday night show, in his wheelchair, next to his two seated volunteers, doing a 15 minute card trick, Mr. Dobson had the whole theatre rolling on the floor with laughter and received a much deserved standing ovation. Mr. Dobson stands tall in my mind as simply one of the best!