June 2018: Deceptive Dining: A Lecture on Restaurant Magic by Shawn McMaster

posted Jun 4, 2018, 3:32 PM by Brian Hoffman
    Ring 280 will present Deceptive Dining: A Lecture on Restaurant Magic by Shawn McMaster at our June meeting on June 14th, 2018. The lecture will start at 7:30pm and will be free for all Ring 280 members who have already paid their 2018-19 dues. Non-Ring 280 members are welcome to attend for $TBD, payable at the door.

    Shawn McMaster is a corporate entertainer who has performed around the world. He has shared his brand of comedy magic with audiences in clubs, theaters, Las Vegas showrooms, off-Broadway venues, and cruise ships. Shawn is a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and has appeared on TV shows such as Masters of Illusion and America’s Got Talent.

    Shawn has also written books and many articles on magicians and the art of magic that have appeared in numerous magic and mainstream publications. He was associate editor of MAGIC Magazine for three years and remained a contributing writer right up until its final issue. He was also the creator and editor of The Mandala, the first all-digital magic publication… yes, even before Vanish Magazine!

    Shawn McMaster has been working in the trenches making his sole living with magic for the last 25 years. During that time, he has rarely been without at least one weekly restaurant gig, working two to three a week during his early years. These days, while Shawn primarily works corporate events, cruise ships and private engagements around the world, he still keeps a very successful presence within restaurants, making both patrons and restaurant owners very happy with his work. His lecture Deceptive Dining is a highly-informative study on the ins-and-outs of restaurant magic based upon over two decades of real-world experience. In addition to discussing the best type of effects to perform in a restaurant setting and teaching a few of his favorites, Shawn will present a detailed blueprint of how to gain, keep, and profit from a regular restaurant magic gig. The similarities and differences between restaurant performing and other types of strolling/walk-around gigs will also be discussed.