Wednesday, July 20, 2005

World's Largest Magic Yard Sale?

TOTH to Wayne Kawamoto:

According to a recent press release, illusionist Wayne Alan (FISM 1982-International Olympics of Magic Gold Medal winner for Grand Illusion) will host, at his home, a yard sale featuring stage illusions, close-up and stage magic, books, posters and memorabilia. It will be held Saturday, July 23, 2005-10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 3103 Newcastle Lane, Riva (Annapolis) MD, 21140-rain or shine.

When asked who can attend, Mr. Alan replied, “Only magicians (and the media) will be allowed entry.” A valid ID from a magical organization such as the International Brotherhood of Magicians or the Society of American Magicians, or other proof of a serious interest in magic is required for entry.” Over 500 magicians from the Mid-Atlantic region, including the members of the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States, have been invited.

Magicians from as far away as New York have indicated that they plan to attend.
Stage illusions made by John Gaughn and David Mendoza, both builders of illusions for David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy, will be available for sale. Many of the magician’s props are valued in the thousands of dollars.

Mr. Alan has performed on national TV on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC and CBS Network News programs. He’s also appeared with Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Will Smith and Maury Povich as well as seven times at the White House. He has acted as a consultant for David Copperfield.

Wayne is best known in the trade show/convention field. He represents large corporations in their convention exhibits and meetings as a goodwill ambassador and spokesman for their products. He has designed custom illusions for companies ranging from a vanishing automobile for Avis Rent-A-Car to levitating a laptop computer for Zenith Data Systems.

Photo opportunities of people floating in the air, being sawed in half, and disappearing into thin air will be available. The media will be asked to sign a secrecy agreement so as not to reveal any magician’s secrets.



Blogger Nate said...

I just moved from Maryland to Illinois. His place would've been like an hour away. F*ck!

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