Virtual Magic Show: How it Works and How to Include It In an Online Event

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Written by Tim Grable

May 20, 2020

In a time of physical distancing, a virtual magic show provide an opportunity to bring people together through shared experiences that are filled with wonder and joy.

But how does it all work for an online event?

It’s pretty straightforward. Every segment of an act – be it close-up magic, mind-reading, sleight-of-hand demonstrations – is done online via video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft Teams.

Multiple people from all over the world can join in the fun. Family members, friends, colleagues, associates can experience everything together. Plus, they get to see each other’s reactions, which makes things even more entertaining.

Virtual Magic Show: How it Works and How to Include It In an Online Event

Technology has made it possible for magic shows to be hosted online in front of large groups of people.

But it’s thanks to the creative power of talented magicians that a virtual magic show can exist without compromising engagement, interactivity, or that element of surprise, which makes this type of entertainment so great.

So, unlike watching magic tricks on YouTube, for example, the experience is unique for guests, as they don’t just sit and watch a show, but take part in it.

If you want this type of experience at your event, keep reading to discover four top acts that have been designed for an online event with remote audiences in mind.

Digital Deception

Experts in creating highly-interactive acts in which tech meets magic, Digital Deception have built a diverse repertoire of powerful illusions to help you create a shared experience for your virtual audience.

Doug and Ryan, the two tech-savvy magicians who make-up Digital Deception, have much experience with creating digital experiences that can engage guests through their screens.

It’s not by coincidence that they put digital in their name.

Plus, there are numerous magical moments to choose from if you decided to book Digital Deception for your online event – many of which can be customized according to your event’s details.

Mac King

Get ready for a mind-blowing and hilarious live entertainment experience like you’ve never seen, as Las Vegas’ #1 comedy magician streams interactive and exciting illusions directly to your living room via Zoom.

Your host for this one-of-kind magic experience is Mac King, the Las Vegas legend who, with his quick wit and captivating magic, has wowed audiences for more than 20 years. Penn & Teller have called him “the greatest comedy magician alive today.”

Now, for the first time ever, King invites you into his real-life home for a sidesplitting, interactive LIVE streaming experience.  Leave what you think you know about magic at the door as Mac King’s House O’ Magic brings incredible family fun that will keep you buzzing for days direct to your home.

America’s Got Magic -A Virtual Extravaganza Starring the Greatest Magicians from TV!

America’s Got Magic is an exciting compilation of the world’s greatest magicians, illusionists, and mind readers – streamed LIVE in the comfort of your living room!  Direct from your favorite television shows likeAmerica’s Got Talent,Penn & Teller: Fool Us, andThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, these mind-blowing and hilarious stars are teaming up to present an amazing buffet of live, virtual magic that viewers get to interact with, directly through their screens!  America’s Got Magic promises to have the whole family raving about this new and unique theatrical experience that will have you sitting on the edge of your… couch.

Justin Willman

Justin Willman, star and creator of the hit Netflix series Magic for Humans, puts on a virtual show of mind-blowing magic, comedy, and unexpected surprises that will leave the whole audience wonderstruck.

Derek Hughes –Standup Comedy Meets Astonishing Magic

As theStandup Magician, Derek Hughes’ unparalleled skills as both a world-class magician and expert improviser lend him the ability to find the humor within any group’s dynamic.  Hughes’ loveable sarcasm and charisma have paved the way to appearances onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show,Penn & Teller: Fool Us!, and NBC’sAmerica’s Got Talent, where he was voted a finalist.  In a virtual show that’s packed to the brim with astonishing moments that viewers experience firsthand through their screens, Derek is the refreshing through-line, keeping everyone energized and smiling during your next online event.  It is often said that laughter is the best stress reliever in these times of uneasiness.  And if laugher is the best medicine, then Derek Hughes is the perfect pharmacist.

Adam Trent – A New Generation of Virtual Magic 

Broadway and TV star Adam Trent exemplifies a new generation of virtual magic.  As one of the stars of the hit Broadway show ‘The Illusionists,’  with appearances on Good Morning America, Ellen, America’s Got Talent, Disney Channel, ABC, VH1, Rachel Ray, Travel Channel, SyFy, and others, he is one of the most in-demand illusionists working today.
His audience interactive online performances are part magic and part stand up comedy.  He promises that online audiences will leave his show feeling differently than they expected to feel after a virtual magic show.

Colin Cloud

A top cyber-mentalist, Colin Cloud has been dubbed the real-life Sherlock Holmes thanks to his incredible mind-reading abilities.

At your digital event, Colin will captivate the attention of your guests through unique, immersive mind-reading demonstrations. Plus, he will also share actionable takeaways, which will help remote viewers gain precious insight into how the human mind works.

Check out the video below to see Colin in action and gain a better understanding of how he can make your next event stand out from the rest.

Keelan Leyser 

Keelan has performed his shows to as little as 8 or 9 people all the way up to 1000 people, for larger audiences it would be good for the client to select up to 50 people to participate (they won’t all be selected) and for very large groups of 1000 Keelan has built up some tried and tested technique to keep everyone alert and engaged even if they aren’t actively participating.

If you would like to have a chat with Keelan to hear more about the show please let me know and we can schedule a Zoom call so you can experience his set up.

Ben Seidman

A regular at corporate events across the country, magician Ben Seidman has now created a live digital magic show, which is perfect for times such as this where in-person events are no longer possible.

His focus when designing the show was to make it as interactive as possible. As part of the show, your guests will have their minds read by Ben. Plus, they’ll have a chance to learn a few quick magic tricks, with Ben as their guide.

Watch Ben Seidman tell you more about the fantastic virtual magic show he’s created to wow remote audiences in the video below.

Eric Jones

Eric Jones is one of the big names in magic right now.

Known for his sleight of hand and his ability to use everyday objects to create mind-blowing illusions, Eric Jones has wowed some of the biggest celebrities from all over the world.

Your virtual attendees can be next, as you can now book Eric Jones to perform an interactive magic act at your online event.

Audience participation, incredible demonstrations of sleight-of-hand, high-impact tricks which engage guests through their screens; Eric Jones is a specialist in all these areas.

Learn more about him and his approach to online magic by watching the video below:

Shaun Jay

He’s been seen on FOX, ABC, NBC, Masters of Illusion on the CW Network and also the TEDx Stage. Magician Shaun Jay started his career at the early age of 12 and has studied under some of the biggest names in magic over the past 17 years. When not performing or speaking at events, Magician Shaun Jay is also trusted creative consultant for one of the world’s premiere and most respected magic brands,  Presents. Magician Shaun Jay is part of an exclusive team that helps invent some of the most cutting edge illusions that are then Paul Harris sold to other magicians across the globe. Currently Shaun is increasing interaction and retention at virtual events worldwide.

Zak Mirz

Magician Zak Mirz has converted his LIVE TOUR into a VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE.  The best way to describe this show is to cross between a “game show” and a “magic show” Everyone attending will be participating and will leave with an inspiring message.  Zak will have a special guest performer, emcee, and a giveaway or two.

The Virtual Magic Show from Simon Pierro

A brand new online experience, created and customized for conferences and business events. 
Interactive, visual and individually fitted to your company, ‘World Wide Wonders’ is an unforgettable online event, performed live and with your guests, which is sure to keep them glued to their screens. 
The Walt Disney Company was the first to book ‘World Wide Wonders’ brand new virtual entertainment from Simon Pierro for their guests. And it became a mutually unforgettable and interactive experience.   

Paul Wilson

When casinos suspect they have a con-artist at the poker table, they turn to one man for help… Paul Wilson.  Star of the BBC hit show, The Real Hustle, History Channel’s Scammed, and Court TV’s The Takedown, Paul’s expertise in fraudulent gambling methods is frequently tapped by agencies such as the FBI as well as movies and TV shows including Shade, Smoking’ Aces, Hustle, and Now You See Me.  Now you can see Paul in this live demonstration where he will deal from the bottom, switch decks, mark cards, switch in loaded dice, and share the psychology behind how anyone might get suckered. In this unique, interactive presentation, Paul will reveal top-secret techniques used by today’s card cheating pros and answer your questions, proving that anyone who thinks they can’t be taken… is the perfect target.

Ready to Add a Virtual Magic Show to Your Online Program?

If you’re looking for a way to engage people at your virtual event, you should consider hosting a digital magic show for a unique and powerful experience.

You can quickly get started with booking any of the acts mentioned in this article by reaching out to us at (615) 283-0039 and telling us more about your event.  We are the top booking agency for virtual events and virtual magicians.

Let’s work together to bring the best magic acts in front of your virtual attendees.

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