Sponsor Exclusive Event: The Parlor Magic Show

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Wylie Art Gallery

Master of Ceremonies: Mayor Eric Hogue

Eric Hogue was elected as the 45th Mayor of Wylie, Texas on May 10, 2008, and is currently serving his third term. As the mayor of Wylie, Hogue is the legislative head of Wylie’s city government and proudly serves as a representative and spokesman of the community at local, state and federal functions. 

What many residents of Wylie may not know is that Mayor Hogue put himself through college as a professional magician and family entertainer. He has traveled around the country speaking performing magic to organizations and companies. He is a member of the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Dallas Magic Clubs. In 2014 Hogue received a presidential citation from the Society of American Magicians for his work in getting magic recognized as an art in the 113rd United States Congressional Record. Eric is also a published author of the children’s book, Clinky the Clown and the Secret of Happyville.

The Mayor and his wife, Tammie, have been married for nearly 30 years and have two grown children.

Magician: Mike Squires

Mike Squires will "Casually Blow You Mind" with a combination of his storytelling and warm personality.  Expect a very dry wit and an understated punchline with every magical movement he makes.  His skills as a conjurer are a cut above the rest, having perfected old standards of magic and creating some of the most cunning original effects of the modern age.

October 23 - 26, 2017

Deputy Chief Medical Examiner and Magician: Dr. Reade Quinton

Reade Quinton, M.D. is the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner of Dallas County, the Director of the forensic pathology fellowship training program at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, and an associate professor in the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

In addition to forensic pathology, medical school inadvertantly led Dr. Quinton to a second interest: the art of magic and sleight of hand.  He first began learning magic as a way to connect with patients, but this hobby blossomed into much more after completing his training and having his own family.  Reade is currently a member of the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.), and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.), and serves as a board member for the Dallas chapters of both organizations.

Dr. Quinton has combined his forensic work and his passion for magic by partnering with the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) to develop magic workshops for the DCAC summer and spring break camps, focusing on the theme of “good” secrets versus “bad” secrets.  He has lectured at Children’s Health Dallas on Medicine and Magic and was the Keynote Speaker at the Children’s Health Pediatric Emergency Services Network annual conference in 2014.  This year, Dr. Quinton and two other magicians from the Dallas Magic Clubs provided entertainment and a magic workshop for Camp Phoenix, a camp hosted by the Children’s Health Trauma service.In 2015 Dr. Quinton was awarded a Presidential Certificate from the Society of American Magicians for his services within and outside of the magic community and his service to the Society.

Magician: Ian Richards

Before he moved to Texas, Ian Richards lived in Tennessee, but he speaks with a real southern accent because he is from Australia. Ian became interested in magic late in life after learning a rope trick to provide the entertainment for a kite flying birthday party...that never happened.

For the last fifteen years it has been an obsession. So much so that Ian’s wife Maria thinks they should sell their condominium and buy a house to store all of Ian’s valuable magical apparatus (i.e., magic junk). He is a past president of the Dallas Magic Clubs and performs stand-up magic regularly at the Improv Comedy Club in Arlington, Texas.

The Magic of Wylie

Night of Wonder Show

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm at the FBC Wylie Event Center

Wylie Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:30am at the Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie, Texas

Magician: Trigg Watson

Growing up in Townsville Australia, Trigg Watson first caught the “magic bug” after witnessing a magician at a young friend’s 4 year old birthday party.  Following the show, TRIGG exhausted the local library of it’s books on magic and feverishly worked to hone his skills. TRIGG’s passion for magic and performing  literally brought him around the world. In 2001, TRIGG moved from Australia to the  States at the age of 11.  Since then, audiences from Boston to Anchorage to Las Vegas have praised TRIGG for his fun and energetic stage presence and original magic.

At twenty-five years old, Trigg received several awards for his magic, most notably placing as the highest scoring American magician at the World Magic Contest in Las Vegas, and recent winner of the Texas Magicians Stage Contest. He was also named the 2013 Dallas Performing Artist of the Year and 2015 Dallas Magician of the Year. You can catch Trigg on POP TV's hit reality magic show "Don't Blink." Just fresh from his national television appearance on CW's Penn & Teller's "Fool Us", don't miss this rising magic star!

The Third Annual Magic Festival in Wylie, Texas

Magician: Fred Becker

Fred and Bobbie Becker mix magic, music and comedy to create an exciting show you won’t forget! Fred, the magician, has starred in revue shows, theaters, resorts and at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he once performed for President Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Bobbie, the singer, comes from the world of musical theater. Bobbie has also held the lead role in many musical performances, such as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, The Bakers Wife in Into the Woods, and Lola in Copacabana as well as many production shows.

Fred and Bobbie hold the honor of performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. under the direction of the late Marvin Hamlisch accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra. Now they travel the world spreading wonder, music and laughter wherever they go.

Night of Wonder Show Producer: Frank Seltzer

Frank Seltzer is a second-generation magician and two-time EMMY award winner. His father was a professional magician and introduced Frank to the art at a very young age beginning his life long love affair with magic. In 1975, Frank performed for the Society of American Magicians convention in Chicago and a few years later opened for Harry Blackstone, Jr.

Most of his life has been spent working in the media—radio, television and the Internet—garnering many prestigious awards including two EMMYs.  He was a news anchor and reporter for many local stations, and correspondent for both the Voice of America and CNN.  He also has worked as a producer for NBC and ABC News. More recently, Frank has devoted time to writing for publications and the Internet. His company, Singing Pig Productions, continues to provide content for Fortune 500 companies.

Frank is a magician member of the Academy for Magical Arts (aka The Magic Castle), the Texas Association of Magicians, is a life member of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Society of American Magicians.  He currently is President of the Dallas Magic Clubs and Vice President of the Texas Association of Magicians.

Magician: Jared Kopf

Jared Kopf is a sleight-of-hand expert, magician, and mind reader trained in the classics and spurred by innovation. His unique approach to the art of legerdemain has bewildered audiences all over North America. He has entertained billionaires and millionaires, actors and sports heroes, law enforcement officers and gaming experts, even his fellow tricksters. With only his brain, hands and occasionally some everyday objects—from playing cards, dice and currency to lemons, coffee cups and phone-books, Jared creates memorable amusement, mystery, and wonder!