Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sep 30

Wishing My Wife A Happy 6th Anniversary!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I just wanted to take the time to wish my wife a Happy 6th Anniversary! Happy Anniversary to my wife, May Davenport! Love you! We plan on going to a nice Italian restaurant, Carrabba’s. I guess that’s how you spell the name. Not sure. All these crazy names with weird spellings, it’s hard to get every spelling right every single time. Anyway, the wife and I will also be heading to Alabama and Atlanta this weekend as I have gigs to perform in those two places. Maybe we’ll be able to see a little bit of Atlanta together while we are at it. Depends on how much it will cost! But I am up there primarily on business, so we’ll have to see first.

I will be performing at the Skyview in Atlanta, GA as well this Saturday, October 3rd from 7pm-11pm. The location of the Skyview in Atlanta is as follows: 168 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Hope to see a few of you there! Anyway, time for me to get a few more things done and be ready to go for my anniversary dinner with my wife. Y’all take care!

Sep 29

The Concept of “Family Day” and “Date Night”

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

The wife and I came up with two concepts that we use in our relationship. A “date night” where we occasionally go to the movies or to a nice restaurant and a “family day.” Family day is where the wife and I will play a good board game at the house like “Pay Day” or “Talisman” or “Alibi.” These “family days” are important because it’s very easy to get busy working all the time on the business or playing video games by myself (and my wife plays computer games on Facebook) that we don’t spend as much valuable time with each other as we should. So in comes “family day.”

“Family day” basically is a day where the wife and I set aside time to spend with each other having fun either watching a movie on blu ray or playing a board game or a card game. Tonight, we’ll be playing the classic family game of “Pay Day.” Personally, I would prefer to play “Conquest of Nerath” or “Axis and Allies” or the corporate conquest game of “Acquire” or “Memoir 44” but my wife isn’t into strategy, conquering and ruling the world. She’s into games like “Life” or “Talisman” or “Pay Day” or “Alibi.” Which I can play all three of those too and have fun, but my preference is for games with strategy and conquest. I guess it’s a guy thing!

But I am looking forward to playing “Pay Day” tonight against my wife. It doesn’t seem to be too complicated a game reading over the directions. The difference between “Family Day” and “Date Night” is that “Family Day” we don’t necessarily go out or spend money. We make it a day of family atmosphere where the family spends time with each other. Sometimes, that’s just my wife and I. “Date Night” is where we actually go out somewhere, spend some money and we treat like we are dating each other even though we are married. It’s designed to keep our marriage relationship strong and we feel it’s healthy for our marriage. “Date Night” places we like to go to are nice restaurants or a good movie playing in a movie theater.

These are just some ideas that my wife and I do to spend quality time with each other as a family while also dating each other as a couple even though we are married. I think these two ideas have made our relationship stronger and improved the quality of our lives.

Sep 28

Wife and I Planning On Going To Tennessee For Thanksgiving

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Thanksgiving is coming fast. So, the wife and I decided we would go up to Tennessee to visit the relatives on my dad’s side of the family. We visited my mother’s side this past July to visit with my grandmother while she was in Hospice care before she passed away. So, even though it was bad that my grandmother passed away, it was good to see the family on my mother’s side of the family and it was good to see my grandmother before she passed away as well. So now, I need to visit my dad’s side of the family! And that will be during Thanksgiving! The wife and I will also stop by my father’s grave and pay our respects to my dad. He passed away in 2002.

The wife and I will be staying at a relatives house and I think the Thanksgiving dinner will be at my cousin’s house. My wife, along with my sister, brother in law and a few other of my relatives also plan to do some “Black Friday” shopping after Thanksgiving. I am wary of going with my wife and other relatives shopping on “Black Friday” mainly because a lot of shopping places are just mad houses and people go crazy on “Black Friday.” So maybe I’ll stay and hang out with the family on one hand. But then on the other hand, I might want to go with my wife shopping to be sure she will be OK. I know people like to kick, shove and fight at these crazy events, so I feel that I might need to go with my wife to be sure she will be OK.

Well, I will see how I feel when the time comes. I have an idea of what to do for these Thanksgiving Holidays as well. I am thinking about bringing my game, “Conquest of Nerath” and getting my brother in law and a few of my relatives in on a game. I think we would really have a great time playing! We’ll probably see about playing a long game instead of a short game this time around. We might be able to get 4 players too, but if we can’t as long as we can get at least two players, we’ll still be good to go. I am hoping at least 3 players though! But if we can get 4 players together, we might see about playing a “free for all” game. I think that actually might be a good plan. While the women go out to shop, the guys can stay back, play “Conquest of Nerath” and conquer the D&D fantasy world!

Sep 27

Performed The “Floating Magic Carpet” Illusion Yesterday At A Gig

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Well, I performed the “Floating Magic Carpet” illusion at a gig yesterday and people video taped and recorded it. After watching the video taped recording, I have to say, it looked really good! I think it’s a great illusion for a children’s birthday party! I also floated my nephew Lex just in front of the family earlier this morning. My relatives couldn’t figure out how the illusion was done, so they really liked the illusion and were impressed! So, I will be putting together some package deals to offer for my children’s magic shows so that my clients have a choice between the 3 package deals. Clients like to have a choice. Anyway, right now, I have family over and I need to spend time with the family. Family is priority!

Sep 25

Performing At Applebee’s Tonight From 7pm-9pm in Perry, GA

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Hello everybody! Been extremely busy but I wanted to get a quick blog post in! I will be performing at Applebee’s tonight in Perry, GA (100 Valley Drive) from 7pm-9pm! I will be performing cool strolling close up magic that is really amazing and doing balloon animals as well. I hope to see some of my readers there! Anyway, I am VERY busy doing a lot of things at once, so this is going to have to be a short blog post. Y’all take care and hope to see you guys at Applebee’s in Perry, GA!

Sep 24

I’m Ready To Relax A Little Bit Today

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Been very busy these past few days getting things updated on the blog part of my website and sending out information as well as getting new gigs booked and working gigs. I think today is a good day to relax a little bit. Probably spend some time with the wife after she gets back from work. But even so, I’ll still do some work today too. Just about every day I’ll be doing work for my company. But today, I am going to try to relax a little bit, maybe play the PS4 or something. Anyway, this blog post is going to be short and sweet. Tomorrow, I plan on having a longer and bigger blog post.

Sep 23

I Really Had A Great Time Performing Yesterday

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Worked a gig yesterday for a client and I had a wonderful time.  It’s good to be a performing magician.  Yesterday’s performance was close up magic.  There is just something really amazing about close up magic that is right there in your face and just seeing everybody’s faces lighting up with astonishment.  I love my job being an artist!  Anyway, I have a lot of catching up to do on admin work this morning.  Probably be following up on leads and clients who wish to book me.  Had to get up early this morning to turn in the rental car my company rented for the gig yesterday.   I also have some work coming up this weekend.  Anyway, this post is going to be short and sweet today.

 

Sep 22

Put Together My First Illusion Yesterday

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Yesterday was a good day.  I put together my first illusion.  I bought the illusion a few days back, got it in the mail this past Saturday and finally opened it up and put together yesterday.  The illusion is for my children’s magic show and it’s a flying carpet illusion.  I will now be offering a flying carpet magic illusion for my children’s magic shows!  I am very proud to have this illusion.  A lot of hard work went into building my company up and my own personal finances up (to where I prioritize saving for emergencies and investing towards retirement) to where I can also finally buy an illusion.  So, my first illusion is for children’s magic shows given that I get booked a lot for children’s parties.  I’m looking forward to using this illusion and I think it’s going to be boatloads of fun!

This Wednesday, I will be practicing this illusion using my nephew.  So, my brother in law is going to be stopping by with my nephew and I am going to practice floating him on the “magic carpet.”  Should be fun and interesting.  Probably get some feedback from my brother in law and what he thinks of my performance of the illusion as well.   I’ll use this particular illusion so that parents can take a picture of their child being floated on the “magic carpet” during the children’s birthday party event.  So, it will definitely create a wonderful memory for the parents.  Anyway, time to end this blog post here.  Everybody have an awesome day!

Sep 21

Played Conquest Of Nerath This Past Weekend and Won!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Had a great time playing Conquest of Nerath this past weekend against my brother in law.  It was a very close game.  We elected to play the short game.  In “Conquest of Nerath,”  the rules give an option to play a short game, a medium game and a long game.  You also have a choice between playing an “alliance game” or a “free for all game.”  In order to play the “free for all” game you have to have 4 players playing the game, otherwise, you have to play the alliance game.   In “Conquest of Nerath” you have 4 empires vying for control of a fictional fantasy world.  This game is about conquest and strategy in a fantasy world setting.

If you have 4 players playing the game, then each player plays one of the 4 empires vying for control of this fantasy world.  If you have less than 4 players, then two of the empires are allied with each other and against the other two empires which are also allied with each other and in opposition.  That is what is called the “alliance game.”  If you have 4 players, then you can play either an alliance game or a free for all game.  But you have to have 4 players to play a free for all game.  In a free for all game, none of the empires are allied with each other, but they can strike verbal agreements with each other, just that none of the agreements are binding (so players can “backstab” each other in the game and play dirty pool).

When I played this past weekend, it was just my brother in law and I playing and we elected to play the short game version.  In an alliance game, if you elect to play the short game, then you and your allied empire must score a total of 20 shared victory points first to be the winner of the game.  it if was a free for all game, if I remember correctly, the victory point total for a short game is 12 victory points scored by one particular empire first.  So, in my brother in law and myself game, one of us had to score a total of 20 victory points first by the end of a game round.  However, if both sides have scored at least 20 victory points at the end of a game round then the side with the most points win.  If both sides are tied, then another game round is played to see who comes out ahead in victory points and continues until one side has more victory points in the other side.

So, the brother in law both played and we had a great time!  It was a very competitive game too!  My brother in law is very competitive in both sports and also playing a board game or video gaming.  He has a very competitive nature to himself, which I think is good and I respect.  However, in this particular case, he didn’t come out on top and I beat him by one victory point in the game.  I must say that I give this board game some very high marks.  The rules are easy to understand, the game is well balanced, the strategy is very in depth, the replaybility is very high, it’s not an overly complicated game and their is not way too many pieces either yet not too little.  So the game strikes the perfect balance in just about every area I can think of.  In my opinion, if you enjoy conquest strategy games like Risk or Axis and Allies, you would be crazy not to get this game.

Sep 18

Finally Getting To Play A Game of Conquest of Nerath!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Have a busy weekend coming up.  Looking forward to performing.  This evening, my brother in law is coming over for a game of Conquest of Nerath!  Finally!  I will finally be playing a game of Conquest of Nerath all the way through!  Thank god!  I am really looking forward to this game and it’s already set up and ready to go!  Set it up last night.  I’ll be playing against my brother in law and nephew.  We’ll elect to play a medium length alliance game.  You can play a short, medium or long game as either free for all when you have 4 players or an alliance game if you have 4 players and all 4 players choose to play an alliance game or an alliance game when you have less then 4 players but you can’t choose to play a free for all game when you have less than 4 players.

I played this game a little bit over at Vigilantes.   Vigilantes is a comic book shop in my local area and the owner is also in my family as well.  I went over there one time on a game day and played Conquest of Nerath for a little bit when I was there.  Pretty fun to play for the little time I got to play the game.  But not today.  Today, I get to play for a long time and the sole focus will be on the game.  So, it’s going to be an awesome time and I think my brother in law is really going to enjoy this particular game.  It’s not too simple and yet not too complicated, well balanced and the replaybility is awesome plus the strategy and fun factor is through the roof.  Looking forward to this evening!

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