Corporate Events in the Age of Covid

Seattle corporate magician Jeff Evans wows the hospitality room
Seattle corporate magician Jeff Evans works the hospitality room

It’s October 2021 and the latest “wave” of the pandemic featuring the delta variant is in the news. Masks are required inside all businesses and even at large outdoor events. Most large indoor events aren’t even happening. But Gensco Inc. isn’t afraid of jumping through a few hoops, and their annual Dealer Meeting was hosted in grand style at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. The theme: 50s and 60s.

The theme for the event was 50s and 60s, so I tried to play the part. (Although the masks are very 2021!)

Rapid Covid Testing

Because the coronavirus is still a huge health concern (locally as well as globally), most large conferences and meetings are cancelled or happening virtually. For the safety of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors, everyone was required to go through a rapid covid test prior to being admitted to the banquet room. It was professionally set up with outdoor tents and helpful and knowledgeable testing staff. I estimate that they had the capacity to test about forty people at once. I breezed through in less than fifteen minutes, so it wasn’t an inconvenience at all.

After the negative test you could choose one of three wristbands; green for handshakes are OK, yellow for limited touching, and red for please provide space. Not only did the band get you into the venue, but the colored bands would make it easy to know how others wanted to interact. Smart!

Virtual meetings and entertainment can be successful; they’re just different than in-person! Learn more about Jeff Evans’ interactive and amazing virtual magic show.

Huge thanks to Judy with Gensco. She’s a fan of magic and we’ve worked together for several annual meetings since 2014!

To learn more about bringing world-class close-up entertainment to your convention, meeting, or banquet, call Seattle magician Jeff Evans toll-free (877) 412-5064 or e-mail jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Harry Potter Fans Board the “Wizard Train”

Experience magic, mystery, and managed mischief on the School of Wizardry Express, featuring award winning magician, Headmaster Jeff Evans. This new adventure at the Chehalis Centralia Railroad Depot pulls out all the stops with fun and festivities for everyone. Get in the spirit and be part of the atmosphere by wearing your own cloak, wizard hats and any supporting costume attire. During your magical ride you will have a chance to solve unimaginable puzzles in the Escape Room on board the train. Expert magician Jeff Evans will teach Mystic Arts while you prove your prowess and boast your best at trivia and adventure games.

A young “Harry Potter” assists Headmaster Jeff Evans in his “Secrets of Wizards” magic show.

Many of the book and movie fans came in costume, which made it even more festive and fun. The experience was the creation of Mickey Gunter and a collaboration with the Centralia-Chehalis Railroad and Museum.

Chocolate frogs were hopping, butterbeer was flowing, and muggles packed the Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum‘s “Wizard Express”! Many thanks to Mickey Gunter for creating the event and Mary Kay Nelson for promoting it.

The Wizard Express was a sold-out one-day-only special event on October 2, 2021. But keep your eyes open for the 2022 edition! Be a fan at www.facebook.comjeffevansmagic to learn about upcoming public shows.

Jeff Evans can bring his “Secrets of Wizards” show to community and school events and private parties, too! It’s ideal for Harry Potter-themed birthdays and more. His interactive virtual magic show means location is no longer an issue. It’s great for getting together with your friends and family all over the world, and no one needs to travel by broom, flying carpet, or apparate. No more splinching! (Muggles: disregard this nonsense.)

Call Jeff in Olympia, Washington toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com to learn more.

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80th Birthday Party Magic

Magic makes celebrations more fun. Kristin was planning a 80th birthday party for her mom and wanted something fun and different. Her brother came up with the magic theme, and Kristin did a search online. Magician Jeff Evans arrived on time, dressed sharp, and brought amazement to each table.

Olympia magician Jeff Evans at Deanna’s 80th birthday celebration

Jeff did a magnificent job working his magic for my mom’s 80th birthday. He mingled with the crowd holding everyone’s attention and sharing the fun of magic. We all loved him. Thank you Jeff for your fun energy. We hope to see you in the future.

-Kristin Rondeau

River’s Edge Restaurant in Tumwater, Washington

Read her review and others at https://www.linkedin.com/in/amazement/.

To learn more about having magician Jeff Evans for your special birthday or celebration, call him in Olympia, Washington toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Northwest Washington Fair Magician

Lynden, Washington is home to the Northwest Washington Fair. It’s a picturesque town not far from the Canadian border. Jeff Evans brought his strolling and stage magic to the fairgrounds in August 2021. It was a star-studded, action-packed lineup of talent featuring comedy juggler Mark Wilder, hypnotist Jerry Harris, ventriloquist Vikki Gasko-Green, funny man Bill Robison, Slim and Curly (on horseback), and more!

Magician Jeff Evans gathers a crowd at the Northwest Washington Fair
Magician Jeff Evans gathers a crowd at the Northwest Washington Fair
WANTED… for deceiving the public! Photo by Mark Wilder.

Find out about upcoming public shows at www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic. For information about having magician Jeff Evans for your fair, festival, or special event, call him in Olympia, Washington toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Okanogan County Fair Magician

Sitting in a chair and watching something happen isn’t good enough anymore. People want personal experiences that happen for them.

Jeff Evans gives the people what they want. His strolling magic throughout the fairgrounds and his interactive stage shows are built around audience participation.

And, people love it!

Magician Jeff Evans and fans at the 2021 Okanogan County Fair in Omak, Washington
Magician Jeff Evans and fans at the 2021 Okanogan County Fair in Omak, Washington

In the midst of a pandemic, a small-town, traditional county fair is just the remedy! Jeff Evans brought his magic to the 2021 Okanogan County Fair and captured some candid photos of people and events.

Be a fan and find out about upcoming public shows at www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic.

For information about having magician Jeff Evans for your fair, festival, or special event, call him in Olympia, Washington toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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School of Wizardry Express

Magic, mystery, and managed mischief on the School of Wizardry Express

Award-winning magician Jeff Evans is your Headmaster and host for this once-of-a-kind experience presented by the Chehalis/Centralia Railroad Museum. The fun happens Saturday, October 2, 2021 with departures at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Enjoy a 75 minute train ride. Price is $25/passenger. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Solve unimaginable puzzles in the Escape Room
  • Learn Mystic Arts
  • Boast your best at trivia nd adventure games
  • Gear up for your adventure with treats and “to die for trinkets” at the marketplace at the Depot

Visit www.steamtrainride.com for tickets.

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Whidbey Island Fair Magician

Whidbey Island magician Jeff Evans gathers and wows a crowd

Jeff Evans performed magic for the Whidbey Island Fair in Langley, Washington. Attendance was through the roof; lines to park, lines to get in the gate, lines to buy ride tickets, lines for curly fries, etc. People are done with covid and ready to enjoy the summer!

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Summer 2021 Public Magic Shows

Magician Jeff Evans performs for a Tukwila Parks and Recreation summer event

Magician Jeff Evans performs for a Tukwila Parks and Recreation summer event


See Jeff Evans perform at one of these public events the summer of 2021! These events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
  • Thursday, June 24 at 3:00 pm-virtual Amazing Magic Show for the Lyons Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Saturday, June 26 at 11:00 am – virtual Science Magic Show for the Tacoma Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Monday, June 28 at 2:00 pm – virtual Amazing Magic Show for the Camas Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Wednesday, June 30 at 3:00 pm – virtual Science Magic Show for the Kitsap Regional Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Tuesday, July 6 at 10:30 am – North Olympic Library System (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Wednesday, July 7 at 3:00 pm – Independence Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Thursday, July 8 at 3:00 pm – Prescott Public Library (Prescott, WA)
  • Friday, July 9 at 10:00 am – College Place Library (outdoors at Lions Park)
  • Friday, July 9 at 12:30 am – Burbank Public Library
  • Friday, July 9 at 3:00 pm – Touchet Public Library
  • Tuesday, July 13 at 2:30 pm – Tigard Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Thursday, July 15 – Sunday, July 18 – Whidbey Island Area Fair (strolling/street shows daily throughout the fairgounds); gate admission required)
  • Thursday, July 22 at 8:00 am – Bucks Free Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Thursday, July 22 at 11:00 am – Buckley Youth Activity Center (outdoor stage)
  • Thursday, July 22 at 4:00 pm – Stayton Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 pm – Silver Falls Public Library (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Saturday, July 24 at 12:30 pm – Love Oly (downtown Olympia in front of the Capitol Theater)
  • Monday, July 26 at 2:00 pm – Spokane County Library District (inquire for Zoom link)
  • Thursday, July 29 at 4:00 pm – JBLM Book Patch Library (free for anyone who can access JBLM)
  • Saturday, July 31 at 12:00 pm – Wilkeson Handcar Races (held outdoors at Coke Oven Park)
  • Friday, August 6 at 2:00 pm – Ocean Shores Public Library
  • Saturday, August 7 at 7:00 pm – Tacoma Public Library Science Magic Show
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 6:30 pm – City of Lacey (outdoors at Huntamer Park)
  • Thursday, August 12 – Saturday, August 21 – Northwest Washington Fair (Lynden, WA – two stage shows daily); gate admission required)
  • Friday, August 27 – Pacific County Fair (stage shows at 1:00 and 5:00 pm; gate admission required)
  • September 9 and 10 – Okanogan County Fair (two stage shows daily; gate admission required)
"UFO Fest" magician Jeff Evans wows these Earthlings at the Thurston County Fairgrounds

“UFO Fest” magician Jeff Evans wows these Earthlings at the Thurston County Fairgrounds

Say hi if you’re able to attend a show! And be a fan on Facebook for updates about public shows. For more details about any performance or for booking information contact Jeff Evans at (360) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

 

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