November 2009 Update


Well it’s been awhile since my last blog and it’s been way to long since I’ve updated the site with some new content.

As some of you already know, 2009 has been an incredible year for me. I have had the opportunity to travel quite a bit, perform my magic in new venues and make a lot of new friends. 

In the last few months I’ve been to Montreal, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Vancouver, Charlotte, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Not to mention regional trips to Philadelphia, New Haven, Carlyle and Boston. Whew… I racked up a lot of air, road and even nautical miles!

In September, I was inducted as the new Dean of Parent Assembly # 1 of the Society of American Magicians. It’s difficult for me to express how honored I am that this prestigious organization has entrusted me with this extraordinary title of distinction and lifetime position. Next to being the National Dean of the organization, it is the highest distinction that the organization can bestow on a member. 

The Board of Directors of Parent Assembly # 1 said that they wanted a dean that is active not just in the magic community but who is active in sharing the art of magic with the general public and the community at large. A person who embodies the ideas and principles of the assembly and who would serve as our ambassador of good will for our fraternity and our craft. In succeeding my dear and old friend Sam Schwatrz as dean, I know I have some very big shoes to fill. 

Additionally in September, I managed to make my life long dream of performing at the world famous Hollywood Magic Castle a reality. Not only did I manage to perform at the Magic Castle, they allowed me to perform the entire program of my one man show, Eric DeCamps PURE MAGIC – A Performance of Contemporary Conjuring. Not just a single time but three times at the Peller Theater. To say it was a thrill for me is a huge understatement. I would like to personally thank Max Maven for this amazing opportunity. I would also like to thank Matt Patton and Ben Roman for all of their help and for making the experience such a wonderful one. I would be remiss if I didn’t also recognize my two guests hosts Bill Malone and Joe Monti and all of the Magic Castle members who supported my show, thank you!

I’ve updated the Photo Gallery section of the site with a lot of new pictures chronicling my adventures. Please take a moment to go there and check them out. If you have any comments please feel free to share them.

Until the next update, I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season.

Eric DeCamps