Farewell Tour Or No Farewell Tour

Earlier in 2017, I mentioned that I’d be beginning my Farewell Tour this year. Well, as you might imagine, plans had to be altered slightly. Not everything worked out this year the way I had predicted it would. So, rather than finishing up my Farewell Tour now, I’ve really hardly begun, lol. I’ll continue doing…

Summer 2017 SOLD OUT!!!

I should have posted this weeks ago, but all the dates for Summer 2017 are sold out! It’s ‘possible’ a date might open, but I wouldn’t count on it. Right now I’m running three different shows (actually 4). I’m doing my Magical Builder Show at Libraries, and The Very Puzzling Magic Show & The Magic…

Speaking of Houdini

For a second year in a row, the group AtlasObscura.com asked me to be part of their ObscuraDay events in Washington DC. I had the honor of presenting a talk/demonstration on the escapes of Houdini. This year the event was sold out! My portion of the program was so much fun and so well received.…

Dean Presents A TED TALK

I presented my first TED Talk at the TEDx Foggy Bottom Conference April 22. I spoke about magic history. For those not aware, I’m a leading magic historian and have one of the best magic history blogs on the internet, themagicdetective.com. This was a wonderful event, and I can’t say enough positive things about the…

The Seuss Tour Another Great Success!

Though I still have a few dates left to finish, the tour of my Reading Show about the books and characters of Dr. Seuss is basically wrapped up. The show was a tremendous success this year. It’s always popular, but this year, I visited a lot of new schools who just fell in love with…

We Auditioned For America’s Got Talent

Yes, we did it! My assistant Denise and I drove to Charleston SC to audition for the #1 TV Show of the Summer. We were there with hundreds (maybe thousands) of other contestants who were anxious to share their talents. And let me tell you, there were some AMAZING individuals there! I think we were…

The Summer 2017 Shows Announced!

UPDATED: There will be three shows this summer. The first is The Very Puzzling Magic Show, which is a prek show. The next is for school agers called The Secret SPY Magic Show. And finally, the first of my WOW Shows, called The Steampunk Wizard. This is a condensed version of a theatre show that…

Did You Hear The News???

In my December Newsletter, I let the cat out of the bag that in January 2017, I will begin my Farewell Tour. Yes, you read that right, Farewell Tour! Before you freak out, my Farewell Tour will likely last most of 2017. And I will be available for shows from NOW until end of Summer,…

Contest Winner

I can hardly believe it myself, but now I can claim the title of contest winner! I won the ‘Most Creative’ award for a contest held at ItFactor LIVE, a business and marketing conference for entertainers. The contest rules were simple, find creative ways to take photos using the ‘talk bubble’, which can be seen…

Public Appearances

This year I’ve had a number of public appearances. The shows have ranged from libraries to parks to shopping malls. Some of the venues charge you to get in, others do not. Whenever I have a public show, I do my best to get as many people out as possible. Sometimes this can be a…