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Topic: Hello from New Joisy
Message: Posted by: rallister (Aug 29, 2006 11:15AM)
My name is Bob and I am about a year into a renewed interest in magic. I really enjoyed it as a kid growing up in Chicago (remembering when I had saved a few bucks how I would take the bus downtown to visit the Treasure Chest to buy a trick or two).
Anyway, I'm 61 now and really, really enjoying magic again (as a hobby). Trying to get pointed in the right direction, I asked around (at Misdirections) and lurked at this website and have been impressed by the reading recommendations (Paul Harris A of A, Michael Ammar, and others).

At the risk of looking like some over-the-hill wanna-be, I have to ask: Is there a way that I can do magic professionally - at least part-time? I will still need to keep my day job, but I am wondering if there is a way to break in. I have heard about restaurant magic, but I don't remember having been in a bar or restaurant and seeing a magician (accept for the Magic Cellar when I was in my 20's).

I would appreciate any advice you folks have to offer. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: TannerJade (Aug 29, 2006 11:17AM)
Welcome to the Café Bob!

You can certainly still become a professional magician! I am sure everyone will be able to help you out with that!

Message: Posted by: MagiCanada (Aug 29, 2006 11:39AM)
Welcome to the Café rallister.

Sounds like you may want to check out Jay Sankey's The Real Work on Restaruants and Bars. It's a DVD.


What sort of trick did you buy when you were a kid?
Message: Posted by: rallister (Aug 29, 2006 11:45AM)

Hi, Svengali deck, penny to dime, shrinking die, card penetration frame, stripper deck, break-a-part fan, linking rings, balls and cups, etc.
Message: Posted by: Mike T (Aug 29, 2006 12:19PM)
Welcome to the Café Bob :coffee:
Message: Posted by: Jeff_Mash (Aug 30, 2006 10:48AM)
Welcome to the Café!
Message: Posted by: rallister (Sep 1, 2006 09:46AM)
Thank you Magicanada for the tip, Tanner for the words of encouragement, Jeff and Mike for the warm welcome.