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Ricky Jay

“You wouldn’t want to live in a world where you couldn’t be conned. Because it would mean you’re living in a world where you never trusted anyone or anything.”
— Ricky Jay

Sadly, I never got to meet or see Ricky Jay perform in person. You’re lucky if you ever did because I can only imagine what it would be like.

Mr. Jay’s obituary in the New York Times can be found here.

2016: In Technicolor

We performed at dozens of events in 2016. Here are just a handful of highlights from some of our favorites.

Enjoy!

Toyota President's Award Dinner

Toyota Motor Sales rewarded their top dealers from the Boston Area to a weekend at Calistoga Ranch. We entertained these VIPs and their spouses on the closing evening of the festivities with our after-dinner mind reading show

#bringingyoutoboston

This way to the reception. please.

This way to the reception. please.

Stage is set for 30 minute mind reading show.

Stage is set for 30 minute mind reading show.

A short testimonial from the Toyota President's Award Dinner. #bringingyoutoboston

Team Building at Facebook

Facebook brought us in for a Team Building event for Halloween.

The recruiting team were working overtime and were in "lockdown mode" for months. We were brought in for a 30 minute mind reading show that brought down the house. What a great group.

Hands down the absolute highlight of the event! His performance was beyond incredible...off the charts, exceeded anything we expected and pushed the boundaries of what everyone thought was possible.
— Vivian T., Meeting Planner, Facebook
Post performance photo with some very happy Facebook-ers.

Post performance photo with some very happy Facebook-ers.

"The Year of The Trade Show"

2016 put a number of big IT Security shows under our belt. In fact, we were in Las Vegas twice in August for two different shows! 

We helped to build huge crowds with custom=scripted presentations and amazing magic over the course of multiple days on the trade show floor.

And 2017 is looking even better.

VM World, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

VM World, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

AWS re:Invent, Sands Convention Center, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

AWS re:Invent, Sands Convention Center, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

RSA Conference, Moscone Center, San Francisco

RSA Conference, Moscone Center, San Francisco

San Francisco Lithuanian Community Awards Gala

Performed at and hosted the SF Lithuanian Community Awards Gala.

We were honored to introduce and share the stage with Lithuanian dignitaries and ambassadors who were invited to celebrate with the local community.

Hosting and performing for the SF Lithuanian Community Awards Gala

Hosting and performing for the SF Lithuanian Community Awards Gala

Ken Fulk's Magical World Book Release Party

In October, we were invited to entertain at the book release event for Ken Fulk's Magical World.

Ken is San Francisco's interior designer du jour, having created some of the most elegant, sophisticated, and fun spaces and homes in San Francisco and across the country, including The Battery, where I entertain on Thursday evenings.

This event took place in the lobby and penthouse of The Harrison. A new, luxury apartment building, with interiors design by Mr. Fulk.

Ken Fulk's Magical World

Ken Fulk's Magical World

Lobby of The Harrison, in San Francisco. Awaiting to entertain guests.

Lobby of The Harrison, in San Francisco. Awaiting to entertain guests.

 

 

Blackstar Rising

If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.
— David Bowie

2015: In Technicolor

Thrilled to be recognized as the  "Best of the Industry"  for Entertainment by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events. Back when my company was known as Miracle Magic Entertainment.

Thrilled to be recognized as the "Best of the Industry" for Entertainment by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events. Back when my company was known as Miracle Magic Entertainment.

Holding the center and entertaining the masses at a holiday event at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco

Holding the center and entertaining the masses at a holiday event at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco

The stage is set! Mentalism performance for a 60th birthday party at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Most of the audience flew in from Chicago that afternoon to surprise the guest of honor.

The stage is set! Mentalism performance for a 60th birthday party at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Most of the audience flew in from Chicago that afternoon to surprise the guest of honor.

Entertaining at an corporate incentive weekend in Santa Barbara

Entertaining at an corporate incentive weekend in Santa Barbara

Cocktail reception for corporate incentive weekend in Santa Barbara

Cocktail reception for corporate incentive weekend in Santa Barbara

Yet another corporate incentive weekend for one of my favorite planners. This time at the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale, in Arizona

Yet another corporate incentive weekend for one of my favorite planners. This time at the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale, in Arizona

Entertaining as part of a team of international stars of magic in Las Vegas

Entertaining as part of a team of international stars of magic in Las Vegas

Opening reception for corporate conference in Sonoma.

Opening reception for corporate conference in Sonoma.

An intimate fundraising event in our home for my son's elementary school. Couples purchased tickets to an evening of wine, cheese, and magic.

An intimate fundraising event in our home for my son's elementary school. Couples purchased tickets to an evening of wine, cheese, and magic.

Watch this blog for more magic in 2016!

Best of the Industry

Back in 2013, I entertained at the annual gala for Silicon Valley National Association for Catering and Events. Had a great time and made some new friends.

Last night I was booked on an event by the past president of the SV NACE Chapter and before I took the stage, she presented me with this award for Best of the Industry 2014.

Had no idea and it caught me completely by surprise. Flattered and honored. Thanks, SV NACE!

A Beautiful Mystery and The Ugly Truth

I'm often asked if I know how all the magic works. If I were to see something performed, would I know how the secret. Sometimes yes, sometimes not.

So, let me introduce you to a beautiful mystery of the Piddington's -- a performance they gave over the radio, mind you. The Ugly Truth behind it is only a click away. I choose to #wonder about it. How about you?

Do let me know what you decide.