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Topic: Dennis Dowhy- November 2001 New Member
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Nov 8, 2001 02:05AM)
Hi Gang,

Iíve been asked by Steve, this BBS administrator, to add my name and a bit of info about me here in this section.

Quite obviously, my name is Dennis Dowhy, (54), and still very much interested in magic. I started out at 10 years of age and my specialty is Kids Shows.

Iíve been studying magic for many years, with my favorite type being comedy magic. I like Copperfieldís Style, McBrideís Training Videos, and have entensive knowledge in numerous fields. (One of which is NOT spelling.)

I spent 28 years fighting fires in an urban city in NJ, (now retired) Iíve got three college degrees, one in fire admininistration with a minor in theater, and two BS degrees in Computer and Informational Sciences, and have done tons of magic shows over the years.

Iíve managed numerous BBS over the years, extensively involved in Scouts (Assistant Cub Master) and still fall back to the entertainment and enjoyment of magic. I run two corporations, one computer related and another fire fighting training seminars.

During these recent months, Iíve put together a woodshop and plan to build some illusions.

Youíre probably saying "My God, how is he doing all that?" Well, Seminar training is only a few months a year, I donít sell computers anymore but I do web site designs occasionally, I retired from the fire service, and have an 8 year old son, hence scouting.

I do magic shows whenever, family picnics, school assemblies, scouting, things like that. While I was in college and working full time, magic had to take a back seat to the basic needs of life, food, shelter, education, raising kids... that sort of stuff.

Now that I have the time available, the skill and knowlege of the ages, I plan to do school assemblies full time. Maybe a cruise or two, and a comedy club act.

Well enough about me you get the picture. My website (Now in construction) is: [url=http://www.magic-magic.com]Magic-Magic.com[/url]

One final message, Iíve been to numerous Magic BBS on the Net but this one seems to be run with a touch of professionalism in the field. Great job guys! (non-gender specific)

:bunny: [b][i](Like this signature a lot because I use rabbits in most of my shows.)[/i][/b]
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Nov 8, 2001 02:17AM)
Wow Dennis,

sounds like you're a pretty busy fellow!

We really appreciate all those nice comments,

thanks for joining our magic community!

:bigdance: :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Nov 8, 2001 04:21AM)
Welcome. Feel free to use the smilies :P :P :P
Message: Posted by: Bengi (Nov 8, 2001 05:12AM)
Welcome to The Cafe!!!!!!!!!

I know you'll feel right at home here.

Bengi :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Nov 8, 2001 07:42AM)
Great to have you join us here at the Cafe! :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Mya Angel (Nov 8, 2001 07:48AM)

Welcome to the "Magic Cafe" Dendowhy! :P

We're so glad you decided to join us,

and that you like our little spot. :nod:

We love it! :nod:

And, love having you here. :nod:

We hope you come back often,

And invite your friends! :bg:

We're always open,

And, we aim to please. :goof:

Mya :angel:
Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Nov 8, 2001 07:58AM)
Welcome Dennis!

Itís great to have you!

Twenty eight years fighting fires, plus a wood shop!

Youíre a busy guy!

What type of illusions are you working on?

Are you planning on working on anything to emulate Copperfieldís style (you wrote heís one of your favorites!)


Steve Landavazo

:dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Nov 8, 2001 12:02PM)
Welcome aboard, Dennis.

I know what you mean about the professionalism found here versus other boards.

I've dropped off most of them because of the wannabes and neverwillbes who "speak from on high" as if they were a combination of Copperfield, Blackstone, and Houdini.

I've been in magic for more than 50 years and if I could spend another 50 in it, I might start to learn about it.

Welcome again.


Peter Marucci

Message: Posted by: Magicman0323 (Nov 8, 2001 12:22PM)
Welcome to the CAFE !!!! :) :wavey: :yippee: :bigdance: :dance:
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Nov 8, 2001 03:26PM)

To answer your questions. I like Copperfield but many of his illusions are very expensive. Even if I had his money, looks, girls and illusions, I would not come off as Copperfield, I like his style, his way with the illusions in his story telling and justifications for his stage presence. I am no Copperfield, I have my own personality which would fit a comedy magician more than the youthful style of Copperfield.

My projects now are making four suitcase tables each of a different bright color, a flash appearance similar to íOsboneísí Plans. I have a couple of hundred other plans, but right now I am not billing myself as an illusionist.

If anything, Iíd make a good comedy magician, screwing up the floating lady or messing up the sawing a person in half illusion. I am considering to be the home built screw-up magician. This is all in the planning stages at this point. Just thinking about it.

I am rebuilding my Kids Show which is about 3 hours long. The most difficult challenge is to determine what to keep and what to eliminate so the show is down to 40 minutes. (I do have a 45-60 minute show but I have some new illusions I want to try out)



Dennis Dowhy (800) 927-6671


Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Nov 9, 2001 01:20AM)
Ever do anything with B.I.F.C. in Idaho?
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Nov 9, 2001 03:09AM)
No! I'm from NJ

What is B.I.F.C.?



Dennis Dowhy (800) 927-6671