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Magic in a small town

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Stories from the Trenches 


 

This past weekend I had the chance to perform in the small communities near Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming. I had three performances in two days in an area with less than 2,000 inhabitants. Upon reflecting on this little adventure, a couple big ideas emerged.


1) Small Communities need good entertainment as much, or more, than bigger cities do. When you go to a major metropolitan area, it is easy to find some form of a show any night of the week. You can see live theater, comedians, mus...


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Inspiring Awe, Making Magic: Why your wedding can benefit from a professional magician

Posted by Andi.Jaspersen on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, In : Wedding 


The trend began, as most do, overseas; first in the UK, then in Hong Kong, and now it’s gaining popularity in some of the larger cities in the United States. In fact, this unique service even claimed the 2012 “Best of Weddings” top vote on The Knot. You’re getting curious—we can tell!—so we won’t keep you in suspense any longer. What is this trend, you ask? Hiring a magician for your wedding reception!


Now, before you roll your eyes and click out of the screen (“Magician? At m...


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Magic at a Wedding?

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, January 3, 2013, In : Magic and the Magician 

Getting Married in 2013?

Congratulations!


There is a lot to plan and prepare for the big day. Dress, Food, Venue, Entertainment, Tuxes, Entertainment and so much more.


Have you ever considered hiring a magician to entertain at your wedding reception? Magicians have a unique skill set that can bring people together and entertain for the whole evening. A well-versed magician can add an element of class and memorability to you event. At the end of the night most people won’t remember th...


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On the Juggler's Mentality

Posted by djaspersen on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : Magic and the Magician 

On the Juggler's Mentality

I recently awoke from a pleasant night of sleep with a thought lodged in my noggin. It was one of those concepts that you end up pondering for many hours to come. During the quiet moments in a hectic schedule, you return to the topic.

“There is a fundamental difference in the mentality of a juggler and a magician.”

My mind mulled this idea around for a couple days. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The thought was triggered by a questio...


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Headline Prediction

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Stories from the Trenches 

Pushing Mentalism

More than a simple magic trick. During the month of October, I was a special guest on the local TV Morning Show. They asked me to perform once a week for the entire month. On my first appearance, I handed a large envelope to the host to safe-guard. She locked it in her desk until four weeks later. Sealed in the package was my prediction of the Newspaper headlines for the date of October 29, 2012.

This is one of the most difficult feats in all of mentalis...


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On Inspiration

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Magic and the Magician 
“How do you learn magic?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I get while performing. Many people are genuinely curious about where I get my material from. As with many things, there is a long answer as well as a short one.

The short answer is: Books, DVDs and other resources that are available for purchase through various magic shops.

The longer and more accurate answer involves many factors. It’s true that I have a library of magic books and videos that I reference on a regu...

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Blur

Posted by djaspersen on Friday, July 13, 2012,
In my work, I try not to make a massive leap into the obviously impossible. I don’t walk through walls, saw ladies in half or levitate elephants. I like to be at the very tip of what is possible and then dig around in the blurry area that is the unknown. What you will see in Beyond Reason is blend of very real techniques involving psychology, science and suggestion alongside more devious methods taken from magic, psychics and my own imagination. This is where blurry ambiguous area is where ...
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Part 1: Magic, more than tricks

Posted by djaspersen on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Magic and the Magician 
The Question before me this evening: Does magic have any importance for the real world?
If so, what?

Magic is an art-form. If we can accept that art is the creative expression of one’s self, than there is no question that magic is a form of art. It’s true that there are those who simply learn to work a pack of cards and can deftly fool you. They are more tricksters, and craftsmen than artists. However, there is also a line where a magician (any artist really) opens his soul to the audienc...

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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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Mommy, where does magic come from?

Posted by djaspersen on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,
The following is a semi-true story. 

I didn't get into magic as a kid. When I was 11 years-old I told myself how to juggle. From then on I was a juggler. There is a difference between knowing how to or being able to and being a juggler. I live, breathed, slept and occasionally ate juggling. (So far, its all true)
When I was in college, I was working a store in the Mall of America called Air Traffic. They sell high-end strategy games, stunt kites and juggling gear. I was 20 and a resident juggle...
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