Joe Givan and Carol Massie Lecture to magicians

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jeremy Chisum


About the Lecture
    Joe Givan has presented magic lectures to rave reviews from tours and magic conventions in Europe, Japan and the United States. NOT a “dealer demo”, Joe’s features fun, original and practical effects using unusual objects emphasizing theory, psychology, and creativity.  He will reveal the details behind creating his FISM award-winning “Ring in Gumball Machine”, as well as his original effect using band-aids, recently seen on Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us”.
      Even if you don’t perform Joe Givan’s effects, there’s valuable information that can be applied to all of your magic!
     Carol Massie will be speaking about how to create a tech sheet, set list, performance movement and audience handling… many things used to teach magic classes.
A couple of quotes about Joe’s lecture:
Andre Cole says, “I particularly liked your thoughts on psychology and misdirection!”
John Fisher, producer of Britain’s “The Best of Magic” tv series says,” Most magicians use cards and coins, but when this master of  sleight-of-hand like Joe Givan touches them, the results are decidedly surreal”.
is a Colorado native and received a magic kit at the age of 4.  He was hooked instantly and did his first paid show at the age of 7.   He won many piano competitions and had to choose between a career in magic or music.  Choosing Magic as a career,  he designed a competition act and in 1986 won the International Brotherhood of Magician’s 1st place award in close-up magic.  In 1987,  he won the Gold Cups International award of Excellence (one of 5 recipient in the 75 year history of the organization).   The “Olympics of Magic”,  known as FISM, was held in Holland in 1988 where Joe was awarded first place in close-up magic.   As a creator and designer of magic and illusion, Joe consults for both David Copperfield and David Blaine, and others. Joe is a creator of original illusions.   He is a worldwide lecturer on the art of creating and performing illusions as well as an author of several magic books.  Joe Givan has designed custom illusions for major corporations – IBM, Xerox, Apple, AT&T, Pepsi, etc; his creativity has been sought by performers such as David Copperfield, David Blaine, Guns & Roses, as well as Alice Cooper’s “Brutal Planet” and Six Flags Amusement Parks.

was born in Ohio, and her first time on stage was playing piano as a Miss Ohio finalist.  During college, Carol began doing illusion shows at hotels and local resorts and set her sights upon cruise ship entertaining.  After graduating with two degrees, Carol was hired by Carnival Cruise Lines to  try her illusion act on board for 3 months.  Still on ships, 5 years later (after being a Cruise Director for 3 of those years),  Carol “landed” a job at Resorts International in Atlantic City, Germany,  Korea, Canada, Japan, “Spellbound” at Caesar’s Palace, and numerous other casino venues in Las Vegas. She wrote a column for Genii Magazine called Cruise News.  Carol met Joe Givan while performing at Magic Island in Houston, Texas and soon after, they created Dream Masterz Theatrical Illusion Show.She has been a full time professional magician since 1985.     Carol met fellow magician,Joe Givan while performing at Magic Island in Houston, Texas and soon after they created Dream Masterz Theatrical Illusion Show.  Joe and Carol opened their own “Theatre of Dreams”in April, 2003 and have received enormous accolades from the worldwide magic community for their contribution to the art of magic!   They were featured in a 4 page article in the June, 2015 issue of MAGIC Magazine.
Joe Givan and Carol Massie created their story line magic act because magic happens in dreams.   The first time Joe and Carol worked together was on “World’s Greatest Super Magician’s” T.V. show in Tokyo, Japan.   Their first U.S. performance together was at the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, CA,the “Magic Castle”.   For 3 years, they traveled doing Performing Art Centers and Casino shows, including their own show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.   Desiring a theatre of their own, in 2003 they opened their own Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock, CO. and feature their own show as well as other world class performers.