PERFORMERS

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Presenting our National Headliner Shawn Farquhar!

Shawn Farquhar has traveled the globe entertaining television, movie theater and corporate audiences with his magic for over two decades. His performances were featured on the X-Files and Highlander, in movies like Spooky House and the Fly II, and for commercial clients such as IBM and Konica. Luxurious cruise vessels, such as the Norwegian Star and Radiance of the Seas, have also invited Farquhar aboard to delight audiences with his baffling abilities. We’re excited to share Mister Farquhar’s astonishing talent for magic with you!

Check out some of Shawn Farquhar’s work:

Penn & Teller (fooled them …)                   Ellen                    Penn & Teller (fooled them again …)

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Learn about our entire magician cast!

Matthew Brandt
Matthew BrandtStand Up Tent
Magician Matthew Brandt, a.k.a the nerd in a suit, is funny, charming and just a bit neurotic. Brandt served as president of the Mile High Magicians Society twice and currently co-stars in the Sleightly Impossible Magic Show, now in its eighth season. In addition to his 15-year career as a magician Matthew is also a prestigious, gold-level member of the Starbucks Rewards program, carries a coupon for one-free drink at Sipping N’ Painting in his wallet and has an irrational fear of goats. Although Brandt rarely discusses the incident, he once had to be removed from the diving platform at Casa Bonita. His tricks will definiately be a treat!
Teegan Brown
Teegan Brown
Teagan Brown is a tap dancing magician from Fort Collins Colorado. He began his performance career in tap dance and even received a scholarship from Choreographer Mia Michaels to attend the Broadway Dance Center when he was just nine years old. Teagan went on to develop a knack for magic. He was awarded the title of “Magician Champion” at the Portland Magic Festival in 2017 for originality, skill and entertainment value. Teagan was also voted “Wizard Winner” at the Unicorn Festival in Denver in the category of best overall entertainer. Despite the accolades he’s garnered, Teagan is committed to learning more about magic. He recently attended the prestigious Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas, Nevada to further his mystical education. Keep an eye out for his new production that combines his aptitudes for both dance and prestidigitation entitled, “Dance Dance Magic.”
Cliff Davidson
Cliff DavidsonKids Tent
“Mr. Cliff” as the kids like to call him works as a librarian during the day, and learned that he loved to tell stories to the kids, so picked up story time as his favorite bit of fun for the week. After a bit of time he added in magic to help the stories come alive … and the rest is history. Kids love him and parents adore his unique combination of kid friendly magic tricks and fun storytelling adventures.
Dave Elstun
Dave ElstunStreet Magician
Magician Amazing Dave Elstun has entertained audiences in theaters, festivals, comedy clubs and special events for 3 decades. Featured as Mr. Money at The Lodge Casino Dave also entertained at The Riviera and Desert Diamond Casinos. Recently Dave “Crushed it” as the headliner in the comedy club at Sunray Casino.
You may have seen Dave’s hilarious strait jacket escape featured on the hit CBS TV series Diagnosis Murder with Dick Van Dyke. The Denver Post called Amazing Dave Elstun… “A Crowd Pleaser… (he) filled the lobby (of the theater) and had adults and children mesmerized!”
Anthem & Aria Flint
Anthem & Aria FlintFamily Stage
Anthem and Aria are rising stars in the world of magic and mind reading.
Join them as they take you on a journey into your own mind to your hidden magic powers. Combining music, magic, and mentalism into an unforgettable experience, their show has something for everyone.
Joe & Carol Givan
Joe & Carol Givan
Joe Givan and Carol Massie traveled to Performing Art Centers and Casinos, including their own show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Desiring a theatre of their own, in 2003 they opened the Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock and feature their own show as well as featuring other world class performers each and every month. They also teach private lessons to magicians across the country and have designed magic tricks for some of the world’s greatest magicians.
Jude GriffinTeen Magician
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Phelyx Hopkins
Phelyx HopkinsStrolling Magician
Phelyx is a Colorado native who currently tours his one-man mentalism and magic show across America and in Europe. The show entitled, Professor Phelyx, From the Vest opened in Las Vegas and has earned widespread acclaim for this career entertainer.
Jeff Jenson
Jeff JensonKid's Variety Show
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado Jeff Jenson didn’t fall in love with magic as a child. Instead he became entranced by the art as an adult, when he happened upon magic shop in Las Vegas.
After reading many books about magic and studying with other magicians, Jenson’s ventured out into the world and began growing his audiences from small family shows to Fortune 500 Companies. The moment Jeff takes the stage you’ll recognize that he is not your typical magician. His shows are filled with audience participation, clean comedy and pure sleight of hand. This magician that will leave you amazed and filled laughter!
Richard Kwesell
Richard KwesellBar Magician
Richard Kwesell has performed in over 30 countries since he was 18 years of age as a Magician, Mentalist, Corporate Trainer and Speaker. Richard is a member of the Society of American Magicians, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, The Enchidad Magico Argentina, Masonic Lodge # 76, the Lions Club, and is one of a select handful of foreigners to receive the honor of “Special Member” status in the Circle of Brazilian Illusionists.
Dennis MichaelKids Tent
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Alec Mueller
Alec MuellerTeen Magician
Fifteen-year-old, Alec Mueller, was diagnosed with type-one diabetes in 2016. But, what might have presented a debilitating blow for some people, Alec saw as an opportunity to share his passion for magic. “I have struggled through highs and lows of this auto immune disease,” Mueller said. “Getting through the hardships, and trying your best to win whatever fight you’re battling, makes each … of us who we are.” When times were tough for this young magician he’s even used a deck of cards to lighten the mood in his hospital room. “Nurses would come in and check on me and I couldn’t help but feel down,” Mueller said. “I brought out a deck of cards, and maybe ten minutes later, I was doing what I loved in front of a crowd at three in the morning.” His philosophy is “as long as you believe, who knows what’s possible?”
Come see the magical impact of Alec’s positive thinking in action at Magic Fest.
Rich Nakata
Rich NakataStreet Magician
Rich Nakata is a full-time magician who’s been studying magic for over 50 years and entertaining audiences professionally for over 15 years. He inherited his interest in the art from his father, a comedic magician, called “The Great Ah-Phooey.”

Nakata worked as a bomb technician, changing one element into another, for 12 years. So, he often tells people his magical resume should include the title of Alchemist. Nakata also worked for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in many aspects of law enforcement for nearly 24 years and achieved the rank of lieutenant. In October 2003 he left the Sheriff’s Office to pursue his dream of becoming a professional magician.

Nakata is what’s known as a buskar, or street magician. He amazes audiences with classic rope magic, card magic and a sleight of hand his fans call “The Orange Trick.” Come and be amazed, mystified and entertained by Rich Nakata.

AJ ParaeTeen Magician
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Brandon Parker
Brandon ParkerStrolling Magician/Stand Up
Brandon specializes in close-up magic, mostly with cards and coins. He focuses on engaging his audience and uses humor and wit to create memorable experiences. His performances are full of laughs and mind blowing magic.
Tim Pendegrast
Tim PendegrastBar Magician
“Tim Foolery” has performed for over twenty years in Colorado and Wyoming, specializing in family festivals. He also hosted weekly bar magic at the Fort Collins Marriott Hotel. The Tim Foolery experience combines magic, comedy and audience participation to create an event that will be truly memorable.
Shawn Preston
Shawn Preston
Shawn Preston is an award winning Magician, Mentalist, Sleight of Hand Ninja, Trade Show Guru and Corporate Entertainer. With more than 25 years’ experience, Shawn provides high-impact, astonishment and audience engagement.
William Rader
William RaderStrolling Magician, Mind Reading Stage
William Rader has been mesmerizing audiences throughout the country for the past decade. He entertains at trade shows, universities, and corporate events. William’s elegant sleight-of-hand will amaze even the hardest to impress. The magic with rope, rings, and cards will happen in your hands! He has spent years refining his repertoire to bring astonishment and wonder to the Magic Festival.
Erica Sodos
Erica SodosStreet Magician
For more than 25 years Erica Sodos has been entertaining and motivating audiences all over the world. Before hitting the speaking scene, Erica was an actress, magician, theater educator, mentalist, clown and palm reader. A performer extraordinaire Erica has made over 5,000 appearances nationwide. She holds a BA in theater and is a National Speaker Association Member.
Mark Strivings
Mark StrivingsSenior Center Magic Luncheon, Kids Variety Show
Mark Strivings is a Denver-based magician who specializes in performing for kids of all ages. Mark is known nationally (indeed internationally) as a creator and performer of some of the finest magical creations in the last 20 years, having written over twenty books for the magic trade that reside in the private libraries of magicians all over the world. His children’s/family shows are best described as a laugh-riot with many kids thinking he is the funniest person they have ever seen. Indeed, Mark has actually been called a ‘comedian for children’ (now THERE’S a distinction for you!) Bring the whole family and get ready to laugh and be amazed. Perhaps the most amazing thing being that a grown man can actually do this for a living. Mom is so proud.
Gregg Tobo
Gregg Tobo Mind Reading
“In answer to the question, “How did you get into magic?” David Blaine may have said it best when he replied, ‘You don’t get into magic; magic gets into you,’” Greg Tobo said in an interview.

For Greg Tobo magic got “into him” at seven years old when his uncle, an amature magician, would do tricks for him and all the young nieces and nephews in his family. He became fascinated with the art of prestidigitation. In grade school Tobo met another budding magician and the two young artists began inventing their own tricks using popsicle sticks, paperclips, construction paper and coffee cans. Tobo grew up and joined the corporate world, but magic never let him go. So when a chance arose for him to make a career change, he seized the opportunity, and began learning the art of the entrepreneur. Today Greg is a proud artist who believes, “being able to start with nothing, and then create something of value, is the most powerful kind of magic.”

Christian Todd
Christian ToddTeen Magician
Christian Todd became fascinated with magic while watching a magician named Mat Franco four years ago on “America’s Got Talent.”Franco inspired this young magician to spend countless hours learning and practicing magic. Now Christian Todd loves to perform whenever and wherever he can. Todd was even the opening act at his high school talent show last year. Christian is very excited to perform at the magic festival and can’t wait to amaze you!
Steve and Carissa WaltersKids Magic Activity Tent
Join Steve and Carissa Walters in the Kids Magic Activity Tent where youngsters can make and take their own bag of tricks! Steve is a former Cub Scout Leader who’s been practicing magic for over 30 years! He even developed Magic Ceremonies for Cub Scout advancement. In fact, he became so popular in this role that he’s been hired by packs and troops all over Colorado and California. That’s not all! His mastery of the mystical arts earned him an opportunity to teach and perform magic on a Disney Magic Cruise Ship! Kids get ready to be amazed and inspired to make some magic of your very own!

Photo coming soon.

Brent Warren
Brent WarrenSenior Center Magic Luncheon
In 1954, Omaha, Nebraska I received a Gilberts’ magic set for Christmas. There was no turning back. Practice became a daily routine. Learning card slights, misdirection moves, tricks, and the art of performing. Now after forty some years, I take joy in the fact that the world of magic has allowed me to meet wonderful, amazing people,
both in the performing world and the public at large….. And travel: a bag full of magic memories from China, Mongolia, Scotland, Japan, New Zealand,
​and a few other exotic locations, as well as the many states of the good ol’ US of A.
Lew Wymisner
Lew WymisnerFamily Stage
Lew Wymisner, a.k.a The Great Loudini (Loo-dee-nee), started performing magic in his home town of Newark, New Jersey at just 10 years old. Fortunately for us he didn’t leave his magic on the east coast. The Great Loudini chose to grow his craft in Fort Collins, Colorado over the past 40 years. Not only have his awe inspiring abilities entertained families in Northern Colorado, he’s also performed at the Roxy Theatre and The Magic Castle in Hollywood, and opened for several musical groups including: The Temptations, Leon Redbone, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Russell Smith/Levon Helm and the Muscle Shoals All Stars, and Sara Evans. His family-oriented show combines comedic magic with plenty of audience participation.

Don ZellnerBar Magician
Photo and bio coming soon ….