This month flew by in a flash! I kicked off the month by flying out to Kentucky to work the Unconventional Convention in Corbin. The two-hundred attendees had me there as their guest of honor. The camaraderie and scenery were great at the Cumberland Falls lodge. Corbin was the home to famous magicians Mac King and Lance Burton. I hope to return to this inviting place again one day. Kentucky makes 32 states that I have now performed in.
My friend Brian Brushwood at Scam School shared another one of my effects from my book Close-Up Magic Secrets. Check out the episode below.
I performed many functions for clients like La Finca, Jackson’s Pottery, Clark HS, etc. Plus, I had the pleasure of performing for the Dallas Magic Club in Irving, TX at Crystal’s Pizza where I myself have learned much about my art. It was very nice to have the local guys come out and support me and see so many friendly faces looking back at me while sharing things I’ve learned over the last 25 years performing. It was actually somewhat surreal for me.
This month was full of fun leisurely events like Thanksgiving at my grandparent’s home in East Texas where much of the family reminisced and ate way too much. My sister Chelsye and I took in the movie Paranormal Activity 3 which I thought was as good as the first one. I also played Poker with some friends and gave back some of the money that I won last time. 🙂
This month has mostly kept me busy creating new products and replenishing past effects. My new DVD Collateral is due out in the next couple of weeks. Magicians, for the first time, will be able to learn my effect where a borrowed ring vanishes and reappears inside an envelope in the spectator’s own pocket!
My DIAMOND brand cards, that were released May of this year, are now out of stock and fast becoming collectors items. I’ve seen this deck, that originally retailed for $10, listed on Ebay for as much as $30.00. While surfing online I found these beautifully done pics of my brand name cards… click here.
Seeing a demand for this product I went back to the drawing board to make them even more commercial. The new cards will be called the DOOMSDAY DECK and will be printed on a nicer stock from the United States Playing Card Company who makes Bicycle cards. The new deck has a completely new box and few other surprises. These cards will not be in stock until Feb. 2012 but they are already selling fast! The decks theme is based on the Mayan calendar and the prediction about the end of days. So you’ll want to buy these before 12-21-12.
For those of you who might be looking for a nice holiday gift for someone interested in magic, then don’t forget about my books Bamboozlers: Volume Two, Close-Up Magic Secrets, and my instructional DVD Pockets Full of Miracles. These are three of my best sellers! Regardless… my best to you and yours this season!