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Here is a list of questions, I am most often asked about my show.  While I can’t cover every possible question you might have, here is a list of questions people most often ask.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1505774899802{padding-top: 5% !important;padding-right: 2% !important;padding-bottom: 3% !important;padding-left: 2% !important;}” addstyles=”border:10px solid #ffffff;”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][dt_sc_toggle_group style=”frame” type=”type2″][dt_sc_toggle title=”Why Is Your Show Different?”]I am a 30 year professional with experience performing at hundreds of shows every year.  I know what makes kids laugh and know how to get them involved in the show.  The birthday boy/girl always receive a magic book or magic DVD.  Not only that but every child who attends my event walks away with a free magic trick.  I also offer more than just a magic show.  I offer a full range of party services to include magic party invitations, decorations and goody bags.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”How Much Space Do You Need?”]I only require space about 4ft by 4ft generally speaking.  I am pretty good about getting into some tight spaces.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”How Far In Advance Should I Book A Show?”]You should be looking to book as early as possible.  I am a first come first serve business and if you procrastinate I may not have your date or preferred time available.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”Am I In Your Performance Area?”]I perform shows all over the greater Bay Area from San Francisco to Stockton and many other places.  If you have any concerns about whether or not I perform in your area, just give me a call at (925)381-4288.  You can also send me a message via email from my contact page.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”Do You Perform For Children Under 5?”]Unfortunately I don’t perform at children events where the majority of the children are under 5.  My years of experience have taught me children under 5 aren’t developmentally ready to understand or appreciate the magic tricks, however a few younger children accompanied by their parents is perfectly fine.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”Do I Need To Provide Anything?”]No, you don’t need to provide anything at all.  I will bring everything to perform at your event…except the guests.[/dt_sc_toggle][/dt_sc_toggle_group][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][dt_sc_toggle_group style=”frame” type=”type2″][dt_sc_toggle title=”How Many Guests Can Attend My Party?”]You can have as many guests as you can tolerate.  Although I have found parties between 10-20 children seems to be about perfect.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”When Should We Start Your Show?”]I always recommend starting the magic show 30-45 minutes after the start time of your party.  People will arrive late to your event, this has been true of every party in which I have performed.  If you start the magic show 30-45 minutes after the party it will allow people who run late the opportunity to see the show.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”Do You Perform At Venues Outside The Home?”]I do perform at a multitude of venues however I would check with the venue to ensure having live entertainment is allowed.  Make sure you inquire about amplified sound equipment. I will need a microphone to overcome the ambient noise of the venue.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”How Much Time Will It Take To Set Up?”]It will take me about 15 minutes to set up the show.  It takes about the same amount of time to put everything away.  I will arrive in time to set up and be ready to go at our agree up time.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”What Is Your Cancellation Policy?”]If you book a show please remember that I turn away other potential bookings, any deposits paid will be non refundable.  Of course if there is an unexpected emergency you can re-book withing 60 days and your deposit will be credited to the new booking.  Rescheduled bookings will be made upon my availability to perform at your event.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”Can I Take Photographs Or Record Video?”]You are free to take as many photographs as you like.  It is your event and photographs make for good memories.  You can also video tape portions of the show if you like.  I do ask if you video tape the show please don’t post the entire video to any social media or websites.  My show is my intellectual property and once in the public venue can be easily .[/dt_sc_toggle][/dt_sc_toggle_group][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][ultimate_spacer][vc_custom_heading text=”Have any other questions?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][ultimate_spacer][vc_column_text]

If you do, lets talk in person about your concerns.  Please feel free to contact me at (925)381-4288.

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Here are some questions most people ask about my show.

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I am a 30 year professional with experience performing at hundreds of shows every year.  I know what makes kids laugh and know how to get them involved in the show.  The birthday boy/girl always receive a magic book or magic DVD.  Not only that but every child who attends my event walks away with a free magic trick.  I also offer more than just a magic show.  I offer a full range of party services to include magic party invitations, decorations and goody bags.

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Generally speaking I only require space about 4ft by 4ft.  I am pretty good about getting into some tight spaces.

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You should be looking to book as early as possible.  I am a first come first serve business and if you procrastinate I may not have your date or preferred time available.

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I perform shows all over the greater Bay Area from San Francisco to Stockton and many other places.  If you have any concerns about whether or not I perform in your area, just give me a call at (925)381-4288.  You can also send me a message via email from my contact page.

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Unfortunately I don’t perform at children events where the majority of the children are under 5.  My years of experience have taught me children under 5 aren’t developmentally ready to understand or appreciate the magic tricks.  However a few younger children accompanied by their parents is perfectly fine.

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No, you don’t need to provide anything at all.  I will bring everything to perform at your event…except the guests.

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You can have as many guests as you can tolerate.  Although I have found partys between 10-20 children seems to be about perfect.

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I always recommend starting the magic show 30-45 minutes after the start time of your party.  People will arrive late to your event, this has been true of every party in which I have performed.  If you start the magic show 30-45 minutes after the party starts this will give people who run late the opportunity to see the show.

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Yes, I do perform at a multitude of venues.  I would check with the venue to ensure having live entertainment is allowed.  Make sure you inquire about amplifed sound equipment.  A microphone will be needed to overcome the ambient noise of the venue.

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It will take me about 15 minutes to set up the show.  It takes about the same amount of time to put everything away.  I will arrive in time to set up and be ready to go at our agree up time.

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If you book a show please remember that I turn away other potential bookings.  Any deposits paid will be non refundable.  Of course if there is an unexpected emergency you can rebook withing 60 days and your deposit will be credited to the new booking.  Rescheduled bookings will be made upon my availability to perform at your event.

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You are free to take as many photographs as you like.  It is your event and photographs make for good memories.  You can also video tape portions of the show if you like.  However if you video tape the show please don’t post the entire video to any social media or websites.  My show is my intellectual property and once in the public venue can be easily duplicated.

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If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me any time at (925)381-4288 or send me a message though me contact page.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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