For more formal events, Trade shows, banquets and awards ceremonies Captain Corbin removes the pirate costume, puts on a suit and entertains with his incredible sleight of hand skill. Captain Corbin has performed for many years as Corbin the charming cheat and as Corbin the trade show magician. At Trade shows Corbin draws a crowd to the exhibit booth and entertains the crowd while sharing the clients message. It’s always an incredible show of close up magic, but the real magic is in the fact that clients always see a noticeable rise in the amount of sales. The simple explanation is Corbin brings more people to the booth. for more information visit trade show magician
Performing at fairs and festivals are a lot of fun. It often involved stage performances and strolling magic. The magic stage shows are always large extravaganzas full of great magic and illusions to thrill the crowd. It’s a lot of family friendly fun and children’s entertainment. I really enjoy strolling magic, walking around the fair or festival entertainment with my close up magic. Strolling magic at a festival is fun because I get to meet and greet the people and talk with them at the same time as showing my awesome magic.
Recently at the Burford Fair in Ontario I not only performed my pirate magic on stage and walking around, but I also brought my pirate ship. The pirate ship ( I call it my shrunken pirate ship of fun ) is a 10 foot long wooden pirate ship on wheels. It’s full of detailed decorations – tiny skulls, little barrels, cannons and more! I’ve got a treasure chest on the main deck that kids can reach in to pull out a treasure of their own. Not only does the ship look great, it’s very functional at events. Inside I’ve hidden a very loud professional sound system that allows me to play my pirate music and amplify my voice. It’s a great draw at any event and I hope you get to see it very soon!
A strolling magic show performance is a lot different from a magic and illusion show on stage. There is less work setting up the show, as with a strolling performance I’m ready as soon as I’m in costume. A stage show however is not better or worse then the strolling wandering magic show, it’s just different. A strolling magic show performance is perfect for events where there is a lot going on, the attendees are all over a wide area, there is no performance stage or many other reasons. Recently I performed my strolling pirate magic show in St. Thomas Ontario at the Joe thorton community centre arena.
A magic and illusion show may take over an hour to set up the show. preparing equipment, sound systems, curtains etc. A strolling performance is almost good to go as soon as I arrive. When I recently performed in St. Thomas I was able to walk right into the event and begin as soon as I marched in the doors. And I did march in. I marched in to pirate music! Before I arrived on sight I stopped nearby for lunch and was able to change into my pirate shirt. That allowed me to be able to quickly hop out of my vehicle and put on the accessories in the parking lot. My pirate sash, hat and baldric was all I needed. When I stroll around the event performing magic I like to have a table to travel with me to perform on. It’s not required, but it helps when I want to show more formal pieces of close up magic. After experimenting with a variety of smaller tables I decided authenticity counts and I now use a huge 60 gallon oak wine barrel on wheels! this thing is big and to see a pirate pushing around a huge barrel is quite a site. The barrel also has a door which allows me to fill it with my equipment and a small sound system. Something I would not be able to do with a smaller table. So in the parking lot of the Joe thorton community center I finish my costume, remove my barrel from the vehicle, turn on my sound system which plays nautical themed music and I push the unit up to and through the front doors making quite the entrance as a pirate with great background magic. After my grand entrance the performance begins and I wander around the room performing my incredible close up magic on top of my barrel and in the spectators hands. Strolling pirate magic makes a huge impression and creates fun memories that will last a very very long time!