Listed in the order they accepted our invitation)
McComb and Steve in Lisbon, Portugal for FISM '2000
Our Esteemed Panel of Magic Advisors is
made up of a very special, well-respected group of magic
notables. I personally asked each of them to be a part
of this ground-breaking project, and they all answered
with a resounding "YES".
consider them the "Royalty" of the magic
world, and I'm sure most in the magic community would
agree. This is not a closed group in any sense, but rather
a constantly growing assembly of magic's luminaries, who,
together with future additions, are forever locked together
in a common love and respect for the Art of Magic. We
are very proud of their support and enthusiasm for the
goals of The Magic Web Channel.
Dacri MIMC, Founder, Web Host, Project Director
Dacri MMC, Director of U.S. Operations
Brook MMC, Director of International Operations
Wilson MIMC, Chief Magic Advisor
multiple-award winning Sleight of Hand Entertainer, television
personality and Las Vegas headliner. Steve is also a writer and
director for TV, film and live shows. A former student of Slydini,
Frank Garcia and Dai Vernon, Steve is considered one of the foremost
magic lecturers and performance coach.
of The Magic Castle and the Academy of Magical Arts, creator of
Caesars Magical Empire, Las Vegas
was the first to share our vision and offer his support for Magic
outrageous comedy magic act "The Carpenter" has taken
him all over the globe, including featured performances in Las
Vegas at the Golden Nugget. He is a creative thinker, a true visionary,
and inventor of magic routines and special effects that await
guests nightly at the Magic Castle.
foremost magician, multi-award winner, producer of the first Magic
Specials for television
well as being a major celebrity himself, Mark has been magic instructor
to Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Peter Falk, Dick Van Dyke, Bill Bixby,
Jackie Gleason, Cher, Johnny Carson, & Burt Reynolds, magic
consultant to top TV series such "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman;"
"The Nanny;" "Columbo;" "Odd Couple;"
"The Magician;" "Simon & Simon;" "Love
Boat;" & many more.
authored the "Mark Wilson's Course in Magic" which has
been translated into Italian, French, Chinese, and Russian. With
over 750,000 copies published, it is the most popular book of
magic instruction in history. Mark may be the world's most honored
magician: Twice elected "Magician of the Year" and received
a "Masters Fellowship" from the Academy of Magical Arts
/ Magic Castle; is in the "Society of American Magicians
Hall of Fame"; named "Superstar of Magic," by the
International Brotherhood of Magicians, and most recently received
the prestigious "David Devant Award" from The Magic
winning producer, consultant, and wife of the late Harry Blackstone,
of magic, FISM award winner, star of Las Vegas magic show at the
Lance Burton Theater, Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
Billy McComb MIMC
(his spirit continues on)
Irish magician, recognized the world over for his performances
and magic inventions, will remain here and as he does in our hearts
and minds, and sometimes in our bars and taverns.
president of The Magic Circle and award-winning performer
Superstar magician and celebrity television performer. Paul Daniels
is one of the most recognized personalities in the UK, and most
of Europe. His television shows were always among the most popular
shows on television. He has since "retired", that is,
he performs on stage with his unique and enjoyable one man show..
He has had an amazing career in magic, and it still continues,
although not at the same frenetic pace as when he was appearing
on television every week. Now, he likes to spend a lot of time
with Debbie,travelling and enjoying the finer things in life,
like his recently purchased boat and the comforts of his beautiful
home, when it's not flooded.
We are honored to have Paul as a member of our esteemed Panel
of Magic Advisors as well. He was one of the first people to accept
our invitation. That's the kind of man he is. He is generous with
his time and his knowledge, and together with his wife, Debbie,
they are truly one of the most respected couples in the world
of Marvin's Magic, London, and performer. Marvin gave us lots
of advice early on, and truly lived up to the labael "advisor"
in our first year. We couldn't have done it without him, he was
wise and gave generously of his time to help us.
card man and prolific magic writer, pictured here with fellow
Magic Advisors Dan Garrett and Tony Brook.
President of Society of American Magician and respected inventor
and magic columnist
President of Assembly 272 of The Society of American Magicians
Brook got the magic bug at age 5 when his father showed him a
card effect. It was the beginning of a passion that has endured
to date, which is over 50 years. Currently, he performs as 'The
Magical Mind of Tony Brook ' or as Anthony Darkstone. Having Native
American connections he also performs as a shaman called Tony
Two Eagles. He has covered all the areas of magic from close-up
to illusions, well known internationally for his special brand
of magic that he refers to as ' Magic of the Mind'.
was featured on the front cover of the January 2001 issue of M-U-M,,
the magazine of the Society of American Magicians.
is a highly experienced magician and his advice is eagerly sought
as a Magical Advisor. He moved to Portugal in 1987 he has become
well known as a Producer and Director of magic shows, several
as fund-raisers for charitable institutions. He is also a Marketing
Strategist & Communication Specialist. Over the years, he has
been involved in Radio and TV. At one time he was both the Producer
and Host of the only English speaking nationwide radio show in
Portugal. He has appeared several times on RTP, the International
Portuguese TV channel with many original mental effects. He has
been a judge at magic contests including S.A.M in New Orleans
2001. His work on magic has been featured in many publications
and sites including ABRAcadabra, The Linking Ring, MUM, The Wizard's
Report, O Magico, Smoke & Mirrors, Mr.Gadfly, The Banshee,magicwebchannel.
Gold Medal Winner and Multiple Award Winning Performer and Inventor,
known as "The Magician's Magician"
continues to keep a very busy performance schedule, flying internationally
for private and corporate shows in addition to his regular lectures
for magicians. In January 2001 Daryl was honored to perform for
President Bush's Inaugural Candlelight Dinner in Washington DC.
addition to this Daryl is a busy teacher of magic - offering private
and group magic lessons to visiting magicians from around the
world. These popular lessons are held at Daryl's home in the Sierra
International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians
and current International President of the World Alliance of Magicians
Dickson Actor / Magician You may not realize it, but you have
probably seen Abb's special guest appearances on some of the top
primetime sit-coms, variety specials and talk shows- most recently
featuring his newest Abb-tastic Magi-Comedy on Television! He
is a veteran character actor who worked on 7 films with the Great
Orson Wells. As well as many recurring roles in such known television
show like Different Strokes. It's nearly impossible to summarize
Abb's incredibly versatile background! In the Magic World, Abb
is known as a top performer, creator and lecturer In the early
1970's he had the largest touring magic show in the United States
with performances for the Bicentennial show in Washington DC.
In the Business World, his talents range from Corporate Speaker
and Consultant, to Motivational Speaker and Entertainer. In the
Architectural and Interior Design World, Abb's work has been featured
in such prestigious publications as Architectural Digest, Smithsonian,
and Forbes Magazines.
of Magic Conventions, including the world famous, invitation-only
close-up magic convention, FFFF, held each year in Buffalo, New
to the SAM and IBM for their public shows and conventions.
Lovell is a world-renowned close-up entertainer incredibly gifted
in the art of sleight-of-hand. His level of skill is second only
to his ability to entertain and create laughter.
Simon's live engagements have received wide acclaim. Simon has
performed all over the world, from the famous Magic Castle in
Hollywood to the London Palladium, through the Middle and Far
East to Australia, and South America. Whatever the group, he has
never failed to please them!
is a highly experienced performer with over two hundred television
credits to his name. Additionally, Simon has produced fourteen
videos, published sixteen books, and written hundreds of magazine
articles, short stories, and scripts. In recent years, he has
been professionally engaged advising other performers in live
and film situations, lecturing worldwide to casinos, and also
to specialist groups of magicians.
the years, Simon has appeared in all kinds of venues from theatres
to comedy clubs. His unique style and audience involvement makes
him one of the most popular magical entertainers around. Reviewers
have described his "trademark" straitjacket routine
as one of the funniest tricks in the world!
Convention and FISM judge and official with the Society of American
of Davenport's Magic in London, and board member
of the London Society of Magicians
Zaney Blaney MIMC
Walter Blaney was born in Dallas, Texas, February 11, 1928, on Thomas
Edison's Birthday, which seems appropriate: Walter always wanted
to be an inventor. He saw his first magic show at age nine, and
from then on he also wanted to be a magician. He has since gone
on to become one of the most well-liked and respected magiciasn
and inventors in the magic world.
Walter graduated in 1950 from the University of Texas with a degree
in drama, having worked his way through college doing his magic
shows at birthday parties and company banquets. He married and "went
on the road" with a stage show around his home state of Texas. Soon
he was more in demand for banquet affairs, and this became his primary
field of entertaining. He has appeared at over 3800 banquets in
47 states and 15 foreign countries. Being a six foot six inch (6'6")
tall Texan Walter added a Texas/Western flavor to his shows. He
has been commissioned by a succession of six Texas governors as
official Texas Ambassador of Good Will. Walter's comedy style and
humor became as important as his magic. He adopted the stage name
of Walter "Zaney" Blaney, and he does indeed present a zany image
on stage Walter's Levitation Illusion has also fooled his audiences
everywhere over the years, even the space scientists and astronauts
at NASA in his home town of Houston. They all wanted to know if
Blaney's method of levitation could be used in the United States
Blaney has presented his levitation illusion on all the top TV shows,
floating in the air Johnny Carson's secretary on The Tonight Show,
Dinah Shore on her Dinah Show, Kitty Carlisle on Garry Moore's "To
Tell The Truth," and other audience participants on Mike Douglas,
Merv Griffin, NBC's Nashville Palace and CBS's Vaudeville series.
Walter's oldest of his three daughters, Becky Blaney, followed in
her father's footsteps and is also a professional magician and comedian,
already appearing in comedy clubs and corporate dates in all fifty
states throughout the nation. In 1998 Walter helped create the World
Alliance of Magicians and served as its first international president.
This is an umbrella federation of all the magic societies of the
world to promote the magical arts and protect its secrets for enduring
top magician and internationally-acclaimed performer, and famous
bull fighter and cigar company owner
of American Magicians Hall of Fame member and former president
of the Magic Collector's Association
pictured at left, with Ann Goulet, Jay Marshall and Steve, performing
the famous Elevator Routine)
H. Radner MIMC
foremost Houdini expert and advisor on magic collections and Houdini
foremost magician and entertainer and inventor
A professional magician since the age of 14, Bev is a Past International
President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and a member
of the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame. He performed
for over 15 years in Walt Disney World, and for nearly 5 years at
Sea World. For 5 years, he was the writer and performer (as Rebo
the Clown) on television in "The Magic Land of Allakazam".
Bev actually invented many of the illusions on that television show.
He has appeared with Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Merv Griffin, Andy
WIlliams, Johnny Carson and many other top stars, and in the magic
world, he is sought after by magicians for his inventive lectures
and performance teaching.
President of Tannen's Magic, star performer and inventor
top magician and inventor, now a US citizen. Two time winner "Parlor
Magician of the Year" Award at the Magic Castle - Holl;ywood,
performer on PAX-TV's Master's of Illusion
audiences in over 45 countries around the world
Marshall - (his spirit continues on)
the Dean of Magicians and probably the foremost comedy magician
of his time, until his passing not long ago. Jay was in a class
all by himself, an amazing performer, writer and magic historian,
with countless stage and television appearances all over the world,
including 16 appearances on the "Ed Sullivan Show".
President and Founder
of the International Magic Society, the world's largest magic
organization (listed in the Guinness Book of World Records) with over 35,000 members.
Here, Tony presents Steve Dacri with the Merlin Award for "International Close-up Magician of the Year in Las Vegas.
respected magic performer and writer
World's Greatest Magician
magic performer, and television and film star, there is ony one
comedy superstar in magic, only one Ballantine. The man whom British
star Tommy Cooper studied and copied on his road to success.
with his wife, Coral) Award-winning international performer, illusionist
and hypnotist; currently manager of Lance Burton; magic consultant.
Deputy of Society of American Magicians for New Zealand and multiple-award
performer, member of Board of Directors, Academy of Magical Arts.
award-winning British performer and inventor, one of magic's top
stars of stage and cabaret.
Las Vegas performer, illusionist, starring on the Las Vegas Strip
for over 10 years.
starring in "The Illusionary Magic of Rick Thomas" at
most successful daytime show in the history of Las Vegas.
International President of the IBM
Zealand performer and highly respected in the magic world for
his unselfish, devoted work for the art.
inventor, performer curator of the famous Darwin Magic Museum
and Library in Las Vegas.
Ali Bongo MIMC
President of the prestigious Magic Circle in London, Ali is an International Superstar in the world of magic. A gifted performer, inventor, author and technical advisor.