Daniel Jaspersen Magician@Play

Browsing Archive: April, 2012

The (Catholic) Druid

Posted by djaspersen on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Stories from the Trenches 
Working for various groups means that I get to meet people from many different walks of life. Many times the people I get to chat with are relatively normal. They are professionals in the fields of medicine, law, education, etc. They have families and weekend hobbies and all in all, they are interesting people to get to know. 
One evening, I was performing close-up magic at a bar. Sitting at the end of the bar was a guy in his late forties. He wanted to see a little magic. After the trick was ...
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A success

Posted by djaspersen on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Stories from the Trenches 
I recently performed some magic at a very casual gathering of friends. There was a woman there who is in her early sixties and very (very) chatty. It's a good thing that I have the experience in performing that I do, because she did not play by 'the rules.' She would talk whenever she wanted, take the cards from my hands and shuffle them, watch from every which angle and generally be a magician's nightmare.
At the end of the trick, I still managed to find the right cards, fool the pants off o...

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Ignite Cheyenne 4: The Topic

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, April 5, 2012,
I'm in the middle of putting together my talk for Ignite Cheyenne 4. The format of the event has forced me to focus my thoughts onto one small area. I only get 5 minutes. In reality, I could carry on about this topic for hours and hours, but I don't know that anyone besides me would find it interesting. Sadly, I won't be performing any pieces of magic for the talk (maybe afterward). 

The topic that I have decided on is very important to me as a performer. I believe that the audience (of any li...
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