Monday, August 28, 2023

Coin Work at the Silver Dollar Fair!

Here's a quick sequence of coin work that I perform to entertain & inspire my audiences, usually young people, to collect coins, save their money, and practice to strengthen their hands for sports, music, and of course, video gaming!  Over the years, I've challenged myself to perform these moves while my arm is extended over the railing of a river boat and while standing over subway gratings in NYC.  Yes, I've dropped a few coins over the years.  This sequence of moves is preceded by coin productions (aka the Miser's Dream) and followed by a few coin magic effects.  This coin routine is perfect for the Silver Dollar Fair and is an integral part of my all of my shows.  It's also ideal for money management and financial industry audiences.     

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Raving Fan Tom DiGrazia!

I had a great time last month working the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, California!  Thanks to Tom, Nick, and all the team, I got to work with some other great entertainers and share a stage with Ernie Guderjahn aka Dr. Goodjohn.  The weather was beautiful, the silver dollars were flying around, and the crowds were awesome!  

Monday, October 11, 2021

#PhotoMagicFun on Instagram!


Why are all these people smiling and laughing?  
Let’s Take Photos of Your Guests doing Magic!

Shawn Eric is a photo taking, memory making, gifting magic machine!

He’s like a one man, magical photo booth who mingles with your guests and presents his Photo Magic Card Trick as a gift of astonishment.

The guests gather as couples and small groups.  They pick their favorite card and after lots of comedy and shuffling the cards, they hold the fan of cards while Shawn Eric takes their photo and works his magic.  When they look at the photo on their phone/camera, they see the impossible!  Not only are they amazed, they also have a memento souvenir that they can share with their friends and on social media (which further promotes your event hashtags).  Give your guests a highly interactive, fun, memorable, magical experience at your next event by inviting SE to work his Photo Magic Fun!

(The above graphic is our first using  What fun!)

Monday, July 26, 2021

Raving Fan!

"Thank you for bringing the Art of Magic!  You created such a fun experience for us all.  We will cherish these memories for years to come.  Thank you for your magical entertainment!"  ~Nkechi O.  

Nkechi gave her husband a 60th Birthday Party he will always remember.  I had the opportunity to work with an amazing team including our planner Jeryse Kelly, DJ and emcee Scott Faver, and photographer Alexxis Great who captured these reactions.  The guests were expressive, beautiful, and really fun.  It was a wonderful party!  

The Magic Pizza Delivery

Cheers to a Great Audience!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Take me out to the ballgame!

This was a fun project that developed over the course of a couple years. Although I've been performing the effect for many years, I added a baseball theme story presentation, and had the idea of doing it on an infield design. Then I read Dick Steiner's book, Trifecta, where he describes using baseball, football, and golf designed table tops for his effects. I wanted the design to be on a dinner napkin so I could use it in a more versatile manner. So I found the material with a green field like color and visited my tailor, Maya Diaz to cut and sew the napkins. Then it was off to Rick & Alison Ivansek at AG Werks to design and print the infield design.  These came out very nice. My friends Anne Philips let me wear the Diamondback's World Series Championship shirt and hat which was very cool, and Frank Frounfelker did the camera work which looks great. I'm grateful to all these team players for their help producing this video!

Finally, I'd like to dedicate this to the cherished memory of Daryl, a dear friend and one of the greatest magicians I've ever known, who taught me the effect almost 40 years ago. 

PS. This effect has an additional ending which has to be seen live to be appreciated. Seriously now, as an attraction, I imagine performing this in a private show for the Diamondback's team & organization, as well as the VIPs in the suites. If any of you know anyone who can arrange this, please let them know!  

Monday, June 14, 2021

Raving Fans!

"You are FANTASTIC, we will spread the word!!!"  ~Steve W.  

"You were awesome last night.  They all talked about how much they loved the magic and your personality!  You made an unforgettable night!"                                     ~Kristin F.    

At the Troon Country Club

"Thank you very much for making my birthday party a success!  You provided a fun, memorable, special evening that I will always remember!  Everyone thought you were amazing!!!  Your professional skills as a magician are superior!  Your personality is delightful and engaging!  Your effort in personalizing your performance is much appreciated!


A special thanks goes out to you for you kindness in doing some tricks for the staff as you waited outside the room.  They LOVED it!   You are welcome to use me as a reference for anyone who wants to hear from someone who has used you twice."

~Connie T. 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Shawn Eric Spotlight with Scott Faver

Here's an interview with Scott Faver, creator of the Event Ensemble, a network for event professionals.  He is a great DJ and overall entertainer.  Check out his website,  We had a great conversation about some of the effects I feature in my shows, the impossible gifts I present for birthdays, reunions, first dates, weddings, and anniversaries.  By the way, Scott and I have performed together at bar & bhat mitvahs, a dynamic duo of magic & music fun!  I highly recommend us!