Guests

Here is a list of just some of the very special guests that will be appearing at Bizarre Hauntings! More will be added regularly, so please stop by regarily, or sign up for updates!

Vince Wilson

Vince has been practicing magic since he was 12 and hypnosis since 1993. He is a master mentalist and has even invented several original illusions and reinvented several others. His specialty is “bizarre magic”. Bizarre Magic is story based magic mixed with mentalism and some sideshow demonstrations. During Vince’s performance, you may not hear much applause. You might, however, find yourself in silent awe when he seemingly reads your mind, predicts the future and defies the laws of science! Vince is also a real parapsychologist!

David Parr

David Parr is an internationally acclaimed magician who has devoted his life to sharing the experience of mystery with audiences around the world. Magic fans will recognize David from his appearance on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. There, David’s magic was put to the ultimate test in front of the cameras, an audience of millions, and two very savvy Las Vegas magicians. (Spoiler Alert…) David fooled their faces off, and not only took home the coveted Fool Us trophy, but also won a guest spot in their show at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas!

Christopher Taylor

Many of the world’s greatest mentalists and magicians have used Christopher’s handiwork to achieve astonishing and impossible feats. Feats that have been featured in dozens of television magic specials filmed in locations from New York to Budapest, Turkey to the Netherlands, Tel Aviv to Tokyo and more. While Christopher is well known as a pioneer in electronic mentalism, he is also a master Storyteller and has lectured on the application of storytelling in magic at the famous Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas. He has lectured and performed thought the UK and continental Europe as well as in Australia and the USA. That includes lectures for Penguin Magic and “At the Table” for Murphys Magic.

Vlad

Mysterious, hauntingly original, and completely innovative- these words best describe the Gothic Magic of Vlad. Some magicians create a show, Vlad created a genre of magic. This charmingly dark and slightly twisted style known as Gothic Magic stems from the heart of the classic horror genre. Combining this style with amazing stories, Vlad creates a performance that’s like “watching Stephen King live”. Take a step inside and give into your fears.

Paul Prater

Paul Prater is an award winning mind reader, performer and entertainer. Paul knows the importance of connecting with his audience, making the entertainment the most important aspect of the show. Paul’s unique blend of storytelling and performance will delight and enchant your audience. Paul has taken part in stage productions and recently finished filming an upcoming movie.  He is a published author with six books of his effects on the market.  Paul has also contributed writings to many other published works.

Prof BC

‘Prof BC’ has been acting professionally since the 1960’s in legitimate theatre, beginning his professional career as Prince Arthur in Shakespeare’s King John at the age of 8. He has performed magic since nearly that time, going professional in his late teens when he performed an escape act throughout the US and Canada. He learned his craft from his great-uncle, who was a professional Mandrake-style illusionist called Lytell during the heyday of magic in the 1930’s through the 1960’s; he also studied briefly under the tutelage of Dai Vernon.

Paul Voodini

As a child, Paul became obsessed with science fiction movies, super-hero comics, and the Victorian horrors and melodramas such as Dracula and Frankenstein. With these obsessions and influences, little wonder then that Paul was drawn as an adult into the murky world of the stage magician, and for many years Paul worked professionally as a mind-reader and hypnotist. In this environment, Paul discovered that his wild imagination was a distinct advantage, and allowed him to dream up (one could say conjure up) new presentations, new angles, and new performance styles for magic shows. He began writing manuscripts and instructional booklets for other performers, outlining his somewhat unique perspectives and ideas. These became very popular within the magic world, most especially in the subset of magic occupied by mysterious mind-readers and pseudo-psychics.

Careena Fenton/ Sylvia Sceptre

Like many of her peers Careena Fenton caught the magic bug at a young age watching the Paul Daniels Magic Show. She later began to hypnotise her school friends in the playground A chance visit to the International Magic Shop in London saw Careena taking her first course in close up magic in 2006, and by 2008 she had successfully applied and been unanimously elected into ‘The Magic Circle’. Careena has also trained in theatrical performance with Phillippe Gaulier in Paris and Desmond Jones in London. She studied magic with Master Magicians, Eugene Burger, Jeff McBride as well as the Godmother of Magic, Fay Presto.

Ron Fitzgerald

Ron Fitzgerald (AKA Master Ron Fitzgerald) is an Actor, Gothic Illusionist and Host for dark, sticky fun! Fitzgerald has appeared in mutiple Horror and Sci-Fi films and has performed live from Hollywood to Hong Kong with his sinister style of wickedly, theatrical, Gothic Illusion. He’s a unique and inventive Dark Artist that is so much freaky fun, he’ll leave you screaming for more!

Paul Noffsinger

Master Magician Paul Noffsinger will guide your group through an evening of mystery, magic and storytelling like you have never experienced. Paul has studied the Art of Magic for many years and is an experienced performer and story teller. Paul will not only amaze you, make you wonder about what is real and what is not, but also have you laughing half the time with his unique sense of humor!

Robin Strom

Robin has been researching, investigating and writing about the paranormal for more than a decade. Sh has always had an interest in the macabre, from the time she was a youngster to the first episode of Ghost Hunters. Attempting to answer life’s greatest mystery has always been her passion. Just out in October, 2017 was her first book on the paranormal, Anatomy of a Ghost: A Guide to Analyzing the Dead.

Gemini Artifacts

Gemini Artifacts was founded in 2012 with one goal in mind, to create stunning high quality effects for the distinguished professional or amateur performer. Everything at Gemini Artifacts is hand crafted by our team of professionals, allowing us to offer you unique items at affordable costs.

Blind Eye Magi

This story starts way back in the early 1980’s when a young man of 13 discovered magic for the first time and he was immediately hooked. He read every book he could get his hands on. He studied the classics, practiced his sleights, worked on his showmanship and developed a love that would last for a lifetime. Over the years he never lost his enthusiasm for magic although his interests have shifted slightly. Now after 30 plus years he is drawn to the genre that is best described as bizarre. There is a special feeling that goes down one’s spine when one embraces the slightly out of the norm. He is enchanted with the storytelling aspect of this genre that delves into the spooky and spiritual. He realizes the power that words and imagery has over people and how it can transform an effect into something on the verge of supernatural. Today he invites you to into his world to see some of the props, products and routines that he has available for your performance consideration. Many items are handcrafted and hand-aged and are available in limited quantities.

Joseph Daniels

Joseph Daniels is the last figure of the true bizarre theatre underground. For the past 6 years in Columbia, SC Joseph and his collaborators have been operating The Dark Cabaret a venue show in the capital city of South Carolina. It has transformed from an underground invitation only evening, into a paranormal phenomenon that requires reservations to avoid disappointment. Joseph a lecturer, designer, published author, a film and stage actor, and stage combat expert. After over 25 years as a full time professional magician he now works for the publishers of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Guinness World Records. His affiliation with them was kept a secret when The Dark Cabaret applied for and won the prestigious B.I.O.N. (Believe it or Not Award).

Roger “Nobody” Jones

Nobody Jones has been performing spectacular magic for more than 3 decades. He is extremely well-known in the Carolina’s as a paranormal performer and has entertained hundreds over the years. Nobody Jones is has also performed at popular haunted attractions such as The Nightmare House and others. Nobody has a never ending curiosity in regards to magic and continues his research and learning to this day, constantly pushing the boundaries of illusion.

 

Dr. Chistopher Sipes

Chris Sipes is a seasoned professional with an extensive body of work. While preforming his world class mentalism programs for corporations, he integrated magic and mentalism into a visual tapestry of dazzling magic and psychic phenomenon in a variety of programs; it’s that sense of mystery and enchantment that made him one of the hottest acts in the pharmaceutical industry. Chris, as a qualified Doctor of Psychology, demonstrated a stunning array of complex psychological influence and interactive mind reading in every performance. Today he spends his time giving back to the magic community by building and developing Magical Artefacts, these artefacts can be found at www.MagickArtifacts.com.

John Ferrentino

John Ferrentino is from New York, but that’s not his fault. Known as the godfather of magical comedy, he realised audiences loved to feel like they were watching somebody who wasn’t necessarily very skilful, but very funny in failure. The fact that John is also an accomplished magician meant he always had the last laugh, and he has delighted audiences for at least the last 137 years (he just had a birthday and won’t say which – this is a guess). John has appeared on over 50 television shows on HBO, VH1, SHOWTIME, A&E and THE COMEDY CHANNEL, and was a was a regular guest on FOX’S COMIC STRIP LIVE for 5 years.

The guest list is subject to change up to the day before the event. Folks get sick you know 😕

 

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