Thursday, March 19, 2009
Lights, Candles, Action!
A couple of weeks ago, my good friend, Paul Romhany, contacted me regarding a magician he had met in Canada named Zoran Krezic. Paul was excited about a magic effect that Zoran had created. Wanting to get his product on the market, Paul immediately suggested he contact us, which he did by phone. I was surprised when Zoran told me that, rather than send pictures or even a video demo, he wanted to show it to me personally. Imagine believing in a product so strongly, Zoran was willing to drive 2.5 days from his home in Vancouver, BC all the way to Fresno, California! That's exactly what he did. Monday morning, bright and early, Zoran, his wife Zdravka, and son Tony arrived here at Hocus Pocus. Within minutes, Zoran was set up to perform his Lit Candles Mystery:
Zoran presents his Lit Candles Mystery
No one saw the finale coming!
Everyone on hand gathered around the stage to watch Zoran perform this miracle. Everyone, including Mike and myself were completely fooled. So much so that Mike didn't even want to know how it was done! I must say that I see hundreds if not thousand of magic products come through these doors every year, but I have not seen anything of this caliber, quality, craftsmanship, and uniqueness in the last 20 or so years. Zoran is not only a master award-winning magician, but he is also a master craftsman the likes we haven't seen for a long time. While this is not an inexpensive prop or one that is suitable for every single performer out there, I urge you to take a few minutes and watch the online video right here!
My only regret is that I can't show you how it's done or the fine machining and craftsmanship along with all the steps Zoran has thought out with this incredible effect. We enjoyed our visit with Zoran and his family. Nicer and down-to-Earth people like them are a rarity in this day and age. I look forward to this new relationship with Zoran and his family, and I'm excited and honored that he chose Hocus Pocus to be the exclusive dealer to carry the Lit Candles Mystery. And just a tip: he's already told me about the next effect that he'll be releasing soon. I can't wait!
Other news here at Hocus Pocus: this coming Monday, my good friend, Bruce Calver, will be here to lecture. If you haven't seen Bruce before, you are truly missing out on one of the most practical performers out there. Bruce has something for everyone in his lecture, whether you perform close-up magic, mentalism, or stage magic; Bruce has something just for you. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. The lecture is Monday, March 23 at 7:00 PM here at Hocus Pocus. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. I hope to see you here.
Calling All Allakazamers! Where will you be Saturday, April 4th 1-4 PM?
The excitement is certainly building for our Afternoon of Allakazam event with Mark and Nani Wilson on Saturday, April 4th from 1-4 PM. So many of you have already signed up, and if you haven't please do so soon. Remember, this is limited to only 100 people, and you must pre-register to attend. Everything that you'll need for the tricks taught will be supplied to you at the door, and remember, this is a FREE event. As excited as I am about this event, Mark and Nani are even more excited to be here and meet all of you and share their experiences, knowledge, and Mark is excited about teaching you several magic effects. We'll have a special prize drawing and more surprizes in store! What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with two of magic's biggest legends and most beloved performers! I guarantee this is an experience you'll never forget.
On the home front, our oldest son, Cole, just called to inform us that he has just gotten a job working for an accounting firm. This was quite a long process as the firm was narrowing down the prospective employees. It went from 40 applicants to 20 to 10 to 5 to 4, and then Cole! We're very excited and proud, so Betty and I will be leaving tomorrow morning to visit Cole and celebrate his success.
So, it's time to wrap it up. Try to make it to the lecture if you're in the area Monday night, and make sure to sign up for our Afternoon of Allakazam.
Until next time,