Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jan 31

Looking Forward To Relaxing Sunday!

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

Looking Forward To Just Relaxing Today!

Worked really hard last night and was on the road all day yesterday. Went to bed late last night and got up early this morning. That’s the story of my life. Work all day, got to bed late at night and get up early in the morning. It’s the story of most Americans lives. I need to start taking more pictures of my shows with my cell phone camera. Problem is, I get so busy going back and forth setting up my shows. Then I want to take good care to make sure everything is ready to go. Also want to be sure the client who has hired me is happy. You begin to forget about taking pictures for a blog or your website. The primary focus is making sure the show goes well and the client is happy.

At least that is how I do things. It’s a good way to be. But I reckon I also need to get a few pictures with my client’s permission to show off too of my shows. I found this article on tips for spending a relaxing day: Tips For Spending A Relaxing Day. I don’t want to write a blog post too long because I am interested in simply relaxing and recuperating for the day. In the article above, it discusses getting lost in a book store. That sounds like a good idea to me for today.

Exploring bookstores is one of my favorite activities:

Looking Forward.

Family is also planning on a big Super Bowl party bash next Sunday too. So we are looking at getting some Zaxby hot wings and chicken fingers as well as sandwich wraps. I am definitely looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday. My brother in law seems to think that the Denver Broncos are going to win. We’ll see. I don’t know much about football but I do enjoy watching it once and awhile. It is after all an American past time. Anyway, time to end this blog post here and start relaxing and spending time with the family!

Jan 30

Busy Weekend Ahead of Me!

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

Busy Weekend With Two Magic Gigs Today

I got busy weekend ahead of me. Got two gigs today and will be helping my brother in law and sister move into their new place. My step-son is in town so he will be helping the brother in law move in. Today, have two children’s magic show gigs. So, I will be doing plenty of balloon animals and levitating birthday kids on my floating magic carpet illusion. I’ll be heading out here at about 7:45 to pick up my rental car for the day and loading up it up for my first gig. Should be a great day! I am always glad to have these busy days when I am working.

I talked to a friend of mine and he was talking to me about how if you are not busy and just laying around the house, that gets to you. so, it’s always good to be busy and working. Then, you are not bored and laying around the house. When you are just around the house all day, I imagine that gets pretty boring, especially if you are used to working all the time.

I also had a great night at Applebees last night! I performed my usual strolling close up magic with balloon animals. Boy, I am getting fast at making some complicated balloon animals. My speed has really began to pick up! I guess that is something that comes with experience. Anyway, here is a picture of me performing at one of my restaurant gigs I had in the past:

Busy Weekend

Probably one of the important things to do, if you are going to go out to eat, is choose a great restaurant. If that restaurant doesn’t have me performing magic at it, you might want to think twice! Ha ha ha! But perhaps I am being a bit biased! Anyway, found this website which offers tips to choosing a great restaurant to dine out. I hope you find it useful: Tips For Choosing A Great Restaurant

Well, I have to end this blog post here. Fixing to have to head out! Take care!

Jan 29

Lost Again in Conquest of Nerath

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

Lost Again and Am Now 1-2 in Conquest of Nerath!

Step son and I played a game of Conquest of Nerath! It was boatloads of fun! I lost this particular game against my step son. Here is a picture of our game as we played:

lost

I am really beginning to appreciate the in depth strategy of this particular game. It’s a very in depth game given the various different pieces and their different attack dice. In addition, each empire in the game has different abilities in their event deck which adds to the unpredictability and replay ability of the game. You can check out a link to this game on Board Game Geek: Conquest of Nerath On Board Game Geek.

Right now my record on this particular game is 1-2. One win and two losses. Trying to improve my record here! Another thing that adds to the replay ability and depth of the game is the treasure card deck and the dungeon monster tiles. In the game, you send your “heroes” of the particular empire you are playing to dungeons to fight dungeon guardians. You have no idea which dungeon guardians await your heroes until you flip the dungeon tiles over in that space. Some guardians are very strong and then some are weak. So you have an unpredictability factor there when sending your heroes off to dungeons.

If your heroes are able to beat the dungeon guardians, then your empire that you play in the game is able to draw a treasure card. This treasure card grants your empire special abilities you can use throughout the game called “properties.” Sometimes they grant “powers” which are one time use once you play that treasure card. In addition, the treasure cards specify when they can played in the game. Some can be played immediately and some can be played only at certain specific times.

one of the things my step son and I want to do is play the long game version. I think the long game version will be far, far more interesting. It will also be very long! But I think it will be well worth playing and very interesting. Another thing we want to do is get in on a game of Twilight Imperium. We plan to play Conquest of Nerath again as well with my brother in law. He enjoys the game too. We’ll probably play the medium game version when my brother in law and my step son play. Should be fun!

Jan 28

Magician Amazing Parties Is Ready To Work!

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

Magician Amazing Parties Entertains Adult Events!

Hello everybody!

I am tremendously proud and happy to be a magician. I do offer children’s magic shows, but I also offer entertaining magic that will amaze an adult audience. One of my favorite tricks I really like to perform is an ESP, thought projection reading at the end of a formal parlor show or at the end of a strolling close up magic show. Basically people come in and write their ultimate dream vacation on some slips of paper and put it into an empty box.

Then at the end of my strolling magic show or parlor show I am blinded folded and the audience (not me) chooses a volunteer to pull a slip of paper from the box. The volunteer shows everybody what is written on the slip of paper. The magician (me) can’t see it because my back is turned and I am blind folded. I then have the audience focus on an object that is given to me. I explain that by the audience focusing on the object they leave impressions of their thoughts on the object. I ask the audience to visualize the dream vacation destination that is written on the paper. I continue and tell the audience to focus their visualizations on the object.

I explain that by focusing their thoughts and visualizations on the object, I can get “impressions” of them. This helps me in order to be able to tell what is on the slip of paper. I continue “feeling” the object to get “impressions.” As I do so, I get a picture in my mind as to the location of the dream vacation. I eventually am able to say outright what is on the paper. Very cool trick that floors people!

I have also posted a link on tips for booking good entertainment for your event: Tips For Booking Entertainment. So if you want a magician amazing parties for your event, then you can join my email list on my home page. Or you can pick up the phone and call (478) 213-3991! Book William Davenport today for your event!

Magician Amazing Parties

Jan 27

Birthday Party Magic Show

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

William Davenport’s Birthday Party Magic Show Offers 3 Package Choices!

Been extremely busy here lately! Worked a birthday party magic show here recently. Also get a lot of requests for the “floating magic carpet” illusion. In case you haven’t seen a picture of my floating magic carpet illusion, here is a picture of it:

birthday party magic show

Been booking some magic shows that are children’s magic shows. I have also been booking shows that have a combination of teenagers, kids and adults. So, I have been constructing magic shows that entertain an audience that is just kids and then an audience that is kids, teenagers and adults. I have also been booking a combination of a children’s magic show that is only to entertain kids and the same client also booking strolling magic to entertain the adults. So you get a lot of various requests where you really have to learn to customize everything to the client’s needs. If it’s one thing that being a magician in show business has taught, it is that you have to be flexible and customize everything to the client’s needs.

I have found that people really enjoy the “floating magic carpet illusion.” My presentation of this illusion has improved tremendously! It really boils down to getting that stage time that you need. Experience is the best teacher. There is no substitute for experience. If you want to get experience, you have to take action. If you never work or take action you will never the get experience you need. Action is more important than education. However, when possible, educated action is best. This is not always possible though!

Another thing I really enjoy is the floating magic sphere illusion that I perform. I have gotten better with this particular illusion and include it in my children’s magic shows. Perhaps what is important is when talking with my clients, is checking to make sure I know the age of the audience. This is important for my magic trick selection for the show. Kids are different from teenagers. Teenagers are different from adults. So, as a magician, it’s extremely important to know your audience.

Knowing your audience is not just important for magicians. It’s for everybody, in any profession. It really is and I honestly truly mean that when I say that. I have included a Forbes article here that talks knowing your audience: Know Your Audience To Achieve Success. If you ever decide to have a magic show birthday party, then you want to book a magician who definitely asks about your audience. You also want to book a magician who understands your specific audience.

Jan 24

Magic Show Birthday Party

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

Had Another Magic Show Birthday Party!

Well I am having so far a very busy weekend! My “floating magic carpet” illusion definitely got a workout this weekend. In case you haven’t seen a picture of my floating magic carpet illusion, here is a picture of it:

Magic Show Birthday Party

Been booking some magic shows that are children’s magic shows. I have also been booking shows that have a combination of teenagers, kids and adults. So, I have been constructing magic shows that entertain an audience that is just kids and then an audience that is kids, teenagers and adults. I have also been booking a combination of a children’s magic show that is only to entertain kids and the same client also booking strolling magic to entertain the adults. So you get a lot of various requests where you really have to learn to customize everything to the client’s needs. If it’s one thing that being a magician in show business has taught, it is that you have to be flexible and customize everything to the client’s needs.

I have found that people really enjoy the “floating magic carpet illusion.” My presentation of this illusion has improved tremendously! It really boils down to getting that stage time that you need. Experience is the best teacher. There is no substitute for experience. If you want to get experience, you have to take action. If you never work or take action you will never the get experience you need. Action is more important than education. However, when possible, educated action is best. This is not always possible though!

Another thing I really enjoy is the floating magic sphere illusion that I perform. I have gotten better with this particular illusion and include it in my children’s magic shows. Perhaps what is important is when talking with my clients, is checking to make sure I know the age of the audience. This is important for my magic trick selection for the show. Kids are different from teenagers. Teenagers are different from adults. So, as a magician, it’s extremely important to know your audience.

Knowing your audience is not just important for magicians. It’s for everybody, in any profession. It really is and I honestly truly mean that when I say that. I have included a Forbes article here that talks knowing your audience: Know Your Audience To Achieve Success. If you ever decide to have a magic show birthday party, then you want to book a magician who definitely asks about your audience. You also want to book a magician who understands your specific audience.

Jan 22

Magician Birthday Party Is A Lot Of Fun

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

Have A Magician Birthday Party To Entertain Everybody

Having a magician birthday party will make it way more fun! I also entertain grown up birthday parties as well as children’s birthday parties. My last post I wrote about the three choice package deals that I offer for my children’s magic show, which is the “Great Package,” “Super Package” and “Grand Package.” However, for my adult birthday parties, currently I offer just one package, which is a parlor magic show. I think I have a pretty killer adult parlor show now. I usually start out with popping a balloon and making a bottle of water appear from the balloon. That probably needs to be changed. Probably needs to be changed to a bottle of wine. Their are some issues I need to work out though when using glass bottles. Might be able to find a wine bottle that is not glass but plastic. Have to see about that.

I usually then follow up with bottle cap through the glass coke bottle, then into putting a signed quarter through a steel bar. I then take the signed quarter, vanish it and have it magically appear in a nest of wallets. The beginning routine flows pretty well together. Probably should see about making the glass coke bottle appear out of the balloon but not sure if that would make sense. I don’t want to give away my entire grown up magic show, but it also includes some pretty amazing card tricks too! I will say this, one of the final tricks that I do is a trick that uses a thought projection, ESP reading. Pretty amazing trick that really floors everybody! So my magic show also includes some mentalism in addition to coin and card tricks. Adults really enjoy mentalism as it is seen as more sophisticated.

Some people who book me for an adult birthday party don’t always want me to perform a parlor show. Sometimes they prefer that I perform strolling magic. Strolling magic works very well too for an adult birthday party event. Sometimes it works better than a parlor show, sometimes not, depending on your audience and what is going on at your birthday party event. Here is a picture of me performing strolling magic at one of my events:

Magician Birthday Party

Consider very carefully which will be best for your event. A strolling show? Or a parlor show? The difference between strolling and parlor is that one is informal, strolling around to people while the other is a formal show. This is important to know when considering which service you would like to book. It’s also important to know your guests, what they prefer to do and what will be going on at your event.

So, if you want a magician birthday party, then you have come to the right place! Magicians are not only for children’s birthday parties, they are also for grown ups too! I have worked many adult birthday parties and I will say it certainly made the party much better! I have also included a link that offers tips about booking entertainment for your event. Here it is: Tips For Booking Entertainment For Event Hope you find these tips useful in helping you to book entertainment at your next event!

Jan 21

Birthday Party Magician That Offers Choices

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

Want A Great Birthday Party Magician For Your Child’s Event?

Hi! I just wanted to tell you about the fact that I offer a children’s magic show with a 3 choice package deal. My children’s magic show is ideal for kids aged between 4 to 9 years old. The 3 packages that I offer are detailed below:

Great Package- 45 minute children’s magic show. This magic show includes the use of silks, sponge balls, magic coloring book, “paper eating” trick, floating magic sphere and much more! I also have “Brillo the Dog” as part of my magic show. Brillo the Dog is not a live animal but a box that I have constructed that can make lollipops “magically” appear when I want them to. The box is made to look like a dalmatian dog after my real life dog that I own named Brillo. I bring this drawer box to life in my magic show and the kids actually enjoy and like “Brillo.” Meet “Brillo the Dog” below:

Birthday Party Magician

In addition to “Brillo the Dog” I also throw in an “Ask the Magic 8 Ball” magic toy for the birthday child. Here is what the toy looks like:

Birthday Party Magician

My main website DOES NOT contain my children’s magic show demo video. To see my birthday party magician for a children’s magic show demo video, click on the YouTube link below:

William Davenport Children’s Magic Show Demo Video

Super Package- This package is a 45 minute children’s magic show and then balloon animals after the show.

Grand Package- Includes a 45 minute children’s magic show, balloon animals after the show and then at the end of the 45 minute magic show, a floating magic carpet illusion. The floating magic carpet illusion is help up by a box and two swords. I remove the box with the birthday child on the floating carpet and it’s supported by the swords. I then remove the swords and the birthday child is floating on the magic carpet. Finally, I take a hoop and pass it all around the birthday child a few times to prove nothing is holding up the floating carpet. Pretty cool illusion!

Here is a picture of the floating magic carpet:

Birthday Party Magician

So those are three package deals that I offer for my children’s magic shows. You might want to consider using a website called Evite too when planning your child’s birthday party. This website basically sends out virtual invitation cards to guests you wish to attend your event. They can then RSVP on the invitation you sent them or they can state they will not be able to make it or might be able to make it. So this enables you, as a parent to better plan your birthday party event because you have a much better idea who is going to come and who isn’t going to come and how many people will be attending your event. You can check out evite’s website here: Evite For Online Event Invitations

So you want to hire a good birthday party magician? Well, pick up the phone and call me at (478) 213-3991! Or you can send me an email at william@davenportmagic.com. If you want to get a one time only discount, you can go to my home page and join my email list!

Jan 20

Atlanta Trade Show Magician?

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

Looking To Hire An Atlanta Trade Show Magician?

One of the services I have just started offering is trade show magic. Many of you may wonder, what is trade show magic? Trade show magic is where a magician performs at a trade show. But why have a magician at a trade show? Well, the magic is not the main focus of the magician. The magic is just a hook to draw a crowd. The main focus of a trade show magician is marketing for a company and generating more leads. The reason that a company is at trade show is to get more leads to do business with. However, there are a lot of companies that are also at the trade show too!

Click Play To Watch The Demo Video!

So, how do you stand out then as a company exhibiting? You need to do something different and unique! Hiring a trade show magician is one way of doing that! People love magic and a trade show magician can build a crowd at your exhibit! What I do is write a script ahead of time for your company. The script talks about the specific benefits of your company’s product or service. It also talks about what makes your company different from your competition. The script is incorporated with a magic show presentation.

The best way in building a crowd as a trade show magician is approaching people that are in at least groups of two. People feel more comfortable being approached by a magician when they are in a group of people. It’s not a good idea to approach somebody who is walking by themselves at the trade show. People don’t feel comfortable being approached by a stranger when they are walking by themselves. Not only that, when you approach a group and start performing the script, it’s much easier to build an even larger group. Other people will see that a group is having fun and will go see what’s going on. It’s human nature. I continue with the magic presentation and when the script is finished, I turn over the crowd to the sales staff working the exhibit. This enables the sales staff to get contact information and generate leads for your company. It’s a simple and effective concept that works at trade shows.

So you want to hire an Atlanta trade show magician? Well look no further than William Davenport:

Atlanta Trade Show Magician

I am also willing to not only perform in Atlanta, but all over the US. Here are the top trade shows in America that you could consider exhibiting at: Top Trade Shows In America. Pick up the phone and call now (478) 213-3991!

Jan 19

Assassins Creed Syndicate Is Great!

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

Assassins Creed Syndicate Has been A Lot Of Fun!

Assassins Creed Syndicate is really fun to play!  I think this is probably one of the better Assassins Creed video games in it’s franchise.  One of the things I really like is how they added the rope device to make scaling walls of buildings much easier.  You get that rope device in the second sequence mission that is given to you in the game.   The graphics in this game are also amazing!  They really did a good job on the graphics!   The combat system is much better than in Assassins Creed Unity.  Assassins Creed Unity made it too easy to die!  They designed Unity with the idea of multiplayer gaming in mind.  It explains why it was easier to get killed in that game than it is in Syndicate.   Don’t get me wrong, it’s easy to die in Syndicate too!

One of the things I really enjoy about this video game franchise is how it teaches history to the player of the game.  Playing these games just sparks a wonder and vast interest of history.   The games make  you just want to pick up a history book!  Assassins Creed Syndicate takes place in England during the Industrial Revolution.  You can also go on missions in the game to save child laborers and help some famous people who came up with inventions that revolutionized technology and the economy during that time.

It sparked such an interest in the Industrial Revolution for me, that I felt compelled to check out The History Channel’s material here:  History Channel’s Industrial Revolution .  I love how this game just brings history alive!  You can just picture and visualize in your mind what it must have really been like.  It sparks that interest in history that makes people want to learn about the Industrial Revolution.  This time period sparked important inventions in technology that changed the economy.  It  made social mobility easier and sparked social justice issues such as the eradication of child labor in the factories and workers rights.  I found this picture from the Industrial Revolution period of England which shows a crew of child laborers who worked the factories.  This was childhood during that period of time in history:

Assassins Creed Syndicate

So as you play the game, one of the missions you have is to free child laborers from the factories and to help fight for the working class.  The game illustrates a lot of the social justice issues that were fought (and in many ways still being fought today) during that time.  Gangs were also rampant it seems during the time.  This is also shown in the game too as you are a leader of one of the gangs.  As you do missions in the game; you can upgrade your gang too.  So, your gang is fighting against the oppression of the working class in the game.  It is my view, that Assassins Creed Syndicate is a two thumbs up!  Highly recommend!