Back in March, we reported on two live shows held to raise money for Alan Fisher’s trip to the FISM World Championship of Magic in Busan, South Korea. Fisher had already earned his spot at the competition, but needed a little help rustling up the cash for travel costs. I recently followed up with Fisher, and I’m glad to announce that the shows made enough money to send him and his box of tricks to Busan. He currently plans to arrive a few days before the competition’s July 9th start date so he can catch up with some old friends, many of which he’ll likely end up competing against.
He also plans to write a blog about his experiences at the competition.
Personally, I’m glad Fisher made it into the competition, both because he’s a genuinely nice bloke and a skilled magician, but also because his old-timey prestidigitator act and jolly, Colonel Sanders look will be a breath of fresh air amidst all the sharply dressed, 2-cool-4-u card manipulators that insist every routine feature a Hans Zimmer track. In preparation for the competition, FISM organisers had Fisher put together a new promo vid, which you can see below.
Everyone here at GeniiOnline wishes Fisher the best of luck in the competition.
Part time prestidigitator Alan Fisher is one five North American magicians to qualify for the 2018 FISM World Championship of Magic being held in Busan, South Korea, this July. Unfortunately, the World Championships are holding out on that all important travel money, so Fisher is performing a pair of live shows in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to fund his trip. See the bottom of this post for more details.
At the World Championships, 100 stage performers and 50 close-up magicians will be performing and competing in front of an expected audience of between 4,000 people.
Fisher qualified for the World Championship during a regional event in Louisville Kentucky, with a jaunty act called, “Professor Time.”
In recent years, Fisher has settled into a day job producing provider directories for a health care company, but he’s no weekend wizard. Fisher starred in the national tour of the “Big Dad Burlesque” for six years (where he met his wife) and toured comedy clubs for another eight. He’s appeared on The Nashville Network and Comedy Central performing stand up and magic.
Fisher will be performing alongside Jimbo Hooten at 7pm on April 6th and 7th at The Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Ave. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now.