Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Raving Fan!

Hi Shawn,

I just wanted to take another moment to express my sincere gratitude for having you here last night. It's one thing to be talented as a Magician, but it's another to be such a wonderful person and have the amount of patience that you have.  You really took the attention off of the food being an hour late and I can't thank you enough for being so flexible and wonderful!  You were the hit of our party and all of our employees are still talking about it today and how much their children enjoyed you.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, you are such a pleasure and I am so thankful to have connected with you.  If we ever need a magician again, you will be my only call :)

Lisa R.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Video!

Thank you Tom Frank for filming & producing this video!  

More Fun at the Magic Castle!

Another weekend at the W.C. Fields bar and crowds of beautiful, happy people!  Great audiences making great magic & memories. Thanks to Castle photographer Brian Ochab for catching this moment of wonder!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Raving Fan!

"Thank you for such a wonderful magic performance at our wedding. The guests raved at what a hit you were, and even the children from the neighboring bar mitzvah were enthralled. I especially loved your grand finale and am still racking my brain for how that trick was possible. We very much appreciate you being a part of our wedding and thoroughly enjoyed your performances."

Tom Z. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Raving Fan!

"I was at the Magic Castle last night.  My plan was to have a drink at the WC Fields bar and then go up and see Rafael Benetar in the Parlor.  I stopped down there and saw Shawn Eric.  I couldn’t leave.  He did a great set and filled the room with energy and personality; not to mention a great show.  The tip jar was filled, the customers were enjoying his performance and not merely waiting to go to another venue. 

I was hooked.  I stayed and watched one show for me and was entertained and loved his work.  I decided to stay to see the second show to see the audience reaction to his work which was fantastic.  Then I stayed to watch his work and learn from it.  So all in all I saw three shows.  I had a hell of a time and it was vastly different and superior to those there just the week before.  We need this guy back!!!!"

Maurice N. (Magic Castle member) Excerpt from an email to Jack G., July, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

More Magic Castle Fun!

Another fantastic week at the Magic Castle in July!  
This time I had the pleasure of working the W.C. Fields Bar.  
These photos were taken by the house photographer Brian J. Ochab.  
What a guy with a great eye!  Thank you Brian!  

Thanks to many friends for any & all success:  
Jack G. and everyone at the Magic Castle!
Tom Frank for encouragement, hospitality, video work & show notes.
Alfonso for encouragement, cards & show notes.
Doc E. for advice & encouragement.
Maurice N. for a generous testimonial letter.
Dale P. for encouragement & spiritual guidance.
David R. for his book & dvds.
Tomislav & Adela Z. for their friendship.
And once again, Brian J. Ochab for these wonderful photographs! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Magic Castle!

"I'm still living the dream we had, for me it's not over."  NY

Tom Frank & I recently appeared at the Magic Castle in Hollywood!  We integrated our shows into a tag team montage of music, stories, adventures and magic we've shared from our youth.  Audiences were treated to our best material, including Cups & Balls and Linking Rings. We even took a few audiences "off road" when we shared the Knots, the Egg Bag, and completely into the ditch with Tommy's 3 Card Mental Problem!

The Magic Castle is the preeminent venue for magicians.  Everyone goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome.  As a performer, I feel like I'm working with a great team of hospitality and entertainment professionals.  I have so many people to thank for helping us make our performances the best.  From the start, I'd like to personally thank Jack G. for inviting me to perform, his feedback on our shows, and his cool wise demeanor.  Thanks to Trish A. & Jennifer H. for checking me in, handling hospitality issues (including a lifesaving new shower head!), and for help with my new AMA membership.  Thanks to Erin C. for reserving the Peller the night before for rehearsals.  Thanks to Rick M. our AV man in the Peller, a real pro who made us look & sound so good. Thanks to Joe F., the general manager, for his visit and a great idea for our introduction.  Thanks to Jim S. for his sponsorship for my AMA membership.  Finally, many thanks to the show hosts, the butlers, the cooks, the valets, and the whole team at the Castle, too numerous to name, but to whom I am deeply grateful!

I'd also like to thank the great audiences!  Both magicians & laymen came to see our shows, all dressed up and beautiful.  Great to see friends Alfonso, Robb Weinstock, Brian Gillis, Dennis Forel, Steve Silverman, Karl Hein, Danny Sylvester, Jon Stetson, Shane Cobalt & Daniel Ulin in the audiences.  Thanks for coming to see our show!

Most of all, I want to thank Tommy for all his hard work on this "project in the Peller".  We did a lot of brainstorming, planning, and preparing.  We did show notes & revisions after every night.  I can be a bit obsessive when it comes to details, so I thank him for his patience & willingness to ride along.  Thanks to him for handling the cameras and for the all resulting photos & videos.  Thank you Tommy most of all for your enduring friendship & love.  We are so lucky to still be living the dream!    

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Festival & Fair Photos

Austin Street Magic Festival, 2010

Crested Butte, 2007

Geeks Night Out, Tempe, Arizona, 2015

Tempe Festival, 2010

Stanislaus County Fair, 2012

Another time and place, another civilization

Somewhere HOT!