Cleveland Magician Drew Murray
It has been awhile since I have posted anything here. Been extremely busy finishing up school at Ohio State and the busiest December to date. As a matter of fact the busiet month I have every had. Nearly 40 events in one month. Truly blessed and so grateful for all those who have booked me or reffered me for an event. Thank you.
BIG NEWS! I have also started ANOTHER business! I am a graphic/web/video designer available for freelance work. So here's the deal, refer me for design work and I will knock 20% off any magic show booking for you. Business cards, websites, logos, videography, cat costumes (actually I don't know about that one), whatever you need, just let me know. You can see examples of past work here
Thank you again to all those who have enabled me to live my dreams. You guys rock.
This past weekend was the annual Magi-Fest convention in Columbus, Ohio. This convention features some of the biggest names in the magic industry and is complied of talks and performances in every genre of magic. Some magicians this year included David Williamson, Michael Weber, my good friend Michael Kent and the legendary, Juan Tamariz.
Each of them spoke and taught new material for fellow magicians to benefit from. For example, Michael Kent gave an amazing talk about integrating social media with a magic business. He is a pro at knowing what to tweet, when to tweet it and how to allow those simple messages to increase audiences interest in the show.
Juan Tamariz is not a name many non-magicians in the United States would know. But he is respected as the greatest living magician by his peers. Juan, from Spain, is a high energy card magician that throws everyone for a loop with his exciting stage presence blending with what can only be described as truly impossible. During his set, he asked an audience member to call a friend and ask them to name a card. Without every speaking to her, or getting any clue he pulled out one card of the deck and put in on the table. She was then asked to name her thought of card, which matched his prediction. Perfect.
The Magi-fest is a convention for anyone interested in magic all the way to a full time pro. It allows younger guys to meet their idols and the professionals to get feedback from over 900 magicians. Anyone interested in attending can visit www.magifest.org I am extremely lucky to have such great group of friends and resources that the fest provides so close to home.