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phoenix trade show magician

phoenix trade show magician

For much of my career I’ve worked as a trade show magician, infotainer. Trade show magic is a highly specialized field within our art. It is a mix of entertainment, marketing and branding that I truly love. For many years I worked in corporate sales and marketing so mixing magic with a sales message is a wondrous mix of my past and present. I just finished performing magic at the WM Symposium...

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the experience of magic

the experience of magic

I’ve been drawn to read a number of novels and books with a base theme of magic. The most recent is “The Discovery of Witches”. It is a well crafted novel that mixes a love story mixed with alchemy and history. Another is a series known as the “Dresdin Files”. Both have an underlying them of magic and the experience thereof. There are a number of  interesting thoughts posed about how...

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paul gertner coming to phoenix for a lecture

paul gertner coming to phoenix for a lecture

I got a call from my old friend Paul Gertner. He said he was coming to Phoenix and would love to give a lecture to the magic community. What a treat that will be! Paul is a world class magician and I got to know him during my time with Eddie Tullock and days on the trade show circuit. Paul has won most every award a magician can receive including 1st place at FISM, IBM, and SAM. He blew the socks...

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magician and mentalist gene urban body talk

magician and mentalist gene urban body talk

In the late 1990’s magician and mentalist Gene Urban joined several of the country’s top mentalists to film the Desert Brainstorm series. Gene, along with Larry Becker, Kenton, Docc Hilford, Mark Strivings, Lee Earle and Christopher Caldwell traveled to Sacramento California to tape the first instructional video on the subject of mentalism. Body Talk is one of three mentalism effects Gene...

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gene urban performing intuition times two

gene urban performing intuition times two

Several years ago a few magician/mentalists were asked to produce a training video for others in the magical arts community. The result was a 3 DVD set called the Desert Brainstorm Series. I was honored to be included in this group of some of the country’s top performers including Larry Becker, Docc Hilforld, Kenton, Lee Earle, Mark Strivings and Christopher Caldwell. Each of us created two...

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mane attraction holiday party magic in phoenix

mane attraction holiday party magic in phoenix

by Gene Urban magician and mentalist The staff from Mane Attraction gathered at Tomaso’s for their 2010 holiday party. Beate and Kendall’s award winning Salon on Camelback has a great group of stylists who really like each other. Along with the adults were lots of young kids who were great fun to play magic with as well. Everyone loved the great Italian food  Tomaso’s prepared. They were...

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need an incredible new years party entertainment idea? Gene Urban

need an incredible new years party entertainment idea? Gene Urban

Gene Urban is an incredible choice for entertaining your guests at your 2010 New Years Eve party. Others have looks for the best entertainment idea for their party and they found Gene Urban was it. Since Gene only performs at one New Years party each year… you may be too late or maybe not. The only way to know for sure is to contact Gene Urban at 602-788-9400, or use the handy and safe form...

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a night of magic at the duce

a night of magic at the duce

Normally I perform magic at The Duce in downtown Phoenix on Thursday nights but this week I had a corporate gig so I came in on Friday night instead. Friday was a busy night with the first opening game of the Sun’s basketball and a wedding rehearsal dinner.  Thus there were a lot of people to play with. Besides the normal card, coin, rope and cups and balls magic, I was able to introduce a new...

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magic is great wedding reception entertainment AZ

magic is great wedding reception entertainment AZ

Magic is a very popular entertainment idea for weddings and wedding receptions in much of Europe. We don’t see it as often in the United States though. If you Googled magicians in England, Ireland and Germany you’d see their web sites focus on the wedding market. So why don’t wedding planners in towns like Scottsdale, Phoenix, Santa Barbara, and Sand Diego hire magicians to entertain guests...

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Magician For Halloween Party in Phoenix or Scottsdale

Magician For Halloween Party in Phoenix or Scottsdale

Have you thought about hiring Gene Urban to perform magic and mind reading at your adult Halloween party? Over the years, Gene has entertained at dozens of Halloween parties in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona. From hotels, to private parties, Gene’s combination of magic, mentalism and mind reading adds something very special and memorable to most any party or event… especially on a magical...

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