I am so sorry that I have not been blogging recently, but we have been pretty busy with different projects in addition to the increase in my work on the road schedule!
My previous post about the Harry Potter release of the “Cursed Child” is right on track and I have a new show in the works for that release date of July 31st. I am hoping to capture pictures of the event for you. Suffice it to say that I will be appearing at the Books A Million book store with my show in Muncy PA at the Lycoming Mall for the special event. Details will be forth coming. If you are in the area and would like to stay up a little later to watch the late evening show, stop on by and check it out! It will be a huge celebration, the show time will be 11:00PM July 30th!
I have been increasing the number of school shows these days and that is right in line with what we have been working on in the marketing department. We want to market to both adult and children with clean family friendly quality magic shows and so far, it is going just fine!
I just got back from my Pittsburgh PA tour 2016 and it went very well. By that, I mean that I didn’t have any break downs with the car, nor were the hotel provisions lacking in any way. We budgeted very well for this one so that the over head for the trip was lower and that was a huge relief to me!
I payed off my car and it is a huge load off my mind now that it has a fair number of miles on it. I have about 468,000 miles on it, but it is highway miles and so that is better for the engine than just stop and go in the city, or so I have read. I guess I shall see. So far the only thing that I have replaced on the old vehicle is the alternator. That kicked out on me last winter during a blizzard in the middle of the night as I was returning home from Washington DC. The car is shaking rattling and rolling down the road and I suppose that as long as I continue to take care of it and watch what I do, I should be able to manage another year off of her.
This week is lighter than last week. Last week I performed 11 shows while this week is only six. But that doesn’t mean that I am slowing down, it just means that I have the aforementioned projects in addition. I will tell you more details in the near future!
I did a couple of shows for a school festival a couple of days ago and that went well. At first, I thought that the festival would be low in attendance due to the crazy weather we have been having lately, but I was wrong and both sets were full. It kind of reminded me of when I was at the Magic Castle some years ago and I was told not to expect a large crowd for my shows because of the weekend, but all shows were full capacity and the energy level was really high!
This series of shows afforded that same feeling, and I got some repeat business as a result of this.
It is critical to be good at what you do. I am not boasting, but am stating a necessity for continuing in any kind of business endeavor. If you want return or expanded business, be good at what you do and the word tends to spread around. Of course, it helps if you help it along the way also by telling people about your goods and services.
Till next time!!!