Hired 139 times
19 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
1:00 a.m. to midnight
Credit card, Cash, Paypal, Square
Top Pro status
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Jan - Jul
Jul - Dec
Photos and Videos
9 photos and 2 videos
Age of guests
7 - 10 year olds,
11 - 14 year olds,
15 - 17 year olds,
18+ year olds
Type of magic
Close up magic show,
Walk around magic
Professor Snape joined us at Girl Scout Camp Pamunkey Ridge. To say this was the highlight of our Harry Potter week would be an understatement. Vick was amazing with reading the audience and also his knowledge of all things Harry Potter was outstanding. The girls were convinced he was the real deal. We will book again next year for our Harry Potter week.Jun 28, 2018VerifiedMagician Illusions by Vick's reply
Thank you Amanda. Sinceely enjoyed performing at Girl Scout Camp Pamunkey Ridge's Harry Poter week. YOu were a great audience. After all this time? "Always"
Vick was awesome! Showed up punctually and pulled a cool Prof. Snape. Kids were very impressed with his performance, so were us adults! My friends saw my post on social media and immediately are interested in his services. I highly recommend him!Mar 13, 2017Verified
I am very pleased that Vick was our magician of the night - he has been very thorough in preparing the event in order to blend his art to our brand event.Feb 21, 2017VerifiedMagician Illusions by Vick's reply
Thank you Tim, it was an honor and a lot of fun to be a small part of the Georgetown BoConcept relaunch. Sincerely enjoyed coming into the showroom and working with you prior to the event. Great People, Wonderful Company, Outstanding Furnishings. Thank you for allowing Illusions by Vick to be a small part of it!
We hired Vick for our wedding reception! I was thinking of a simple way to entertain older folks, young children, and everyone in-between -- he was the answer! Vick had a wonderful story line and great tricks that kept everyone's attention! We had some guests that are very skeptical of magic tricks, and he still blew them away! I'm so happy we had him! We ended up starting his show a little late, unfortunately, but he was incredibly patient, set-up, and mingled with a few guests while he waited! He then put on a 45-50 minute show for all of us, and included some guests, my father, and us in the show! I highly recommend him for ANY event -- weddings, birthdays (children AND adult), social events, etc. Thanks, Vick!Jan 21, 2019VerifiedMagician Illusions by Vick's reply
Thank you very much Anna for allowing Illusions by Vick to be small part of your very beautiful and special day , Was an absolute pleasure performing for and meeting everyone at your reception.
Vick was quick to respond, started his show on time, and put on a great production. The audience ranged from age 3 to 80. The kids under 5 years old were a little nervous about the fire tricks, but the rest of the audience was wowed. Everyone was highly entertained and couldn't figure out how he did the tricks. You can tell that Vick is very passionate about his work and it shows. Fantastic show!Jul 31, 2018VerifiedMagician Illusions by Vick's reply
Thank you Jean. Had a great time, was wonderful to meet and perform for everyone
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?19+ years intense study, practice and rehearsal. Magic/Theater. My interest in and performing magic started as an adult, not as a child. Am always learning, the works of Sam H. Sharpe have been a huge influence as well as the Fitzkie Trilogy, "Our Magic", the works of Tommy Wonder, Robert-Houdin, Henning Nelms "Magic and Showmanship" and Jim Steinmeyer. Incredibly fortunate to be given guidance by an enigmatic figure (an actual card man) whose name I obviously cannot mention and to whom I am extremely grateful. Also the very talented and respected Denny Haney has been kind enough to assist with direction in the art (and putting up with my questions). As part of my continuing education I regularly attend lectures, notable favorites being Joanie Spina, Michael Weber, Richard Osterlind, Banachek, John Carney (twice), Darwin Ortiz, Michael Ammar, Axel Hecklau, Howie Schwartzman, Christopher Bolter, and Christian Painter. Was extremely fortunate to have worked briefly with Joanie Spina as a director. She made a huge, positive impact on my work, enhanced how I create and view the art of magic. She was an amazing talent, director, teacher and humanitarian. Most of the influences on my work and performing come from outside of the world of magic and include film, literature and music. Create something that engages minds, enables viewers to think and feel and you have created art.
- What types of customers have you worked with?For the past 18 years in over 3,600+ shows Illusions by Vick has the pleasure to perform for a wide variety of clients and venues. The Smithsonian, John Hopkins, Google, Oracle and Mercedes Benz are a few examples plus over 2,000 private events including fund raisers, adult birthday celebrations, graduations and performing for Harry Potter theme events as Professor Snape. Illusions by Vick works with you to create an amazing magical entertainment experience. Filled with magic, fun, laughs, wonder, amazement, incredible moments and heart. Connecting with you and your audience to create and share a special and memorable experience. Presented for your enjoyment Unique, Fun and Amazing Magical Entertainment Experiences. p.s ask about the magically appearing bottle of wine for adults events.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Please try to hire as early as possible. This is even more critical in October and December. Also please consider contacting ONLY Illusions by Vick Directly through my Website for a quote. if you allow Thumbtack to send your info you could be inundated with 10 or more replies. People (maybe not even magicians) who buy the right to reply to you. You could get flooded with emails, calls and requests you didn't expect. If Illusions by Vick isn't the right fit for your event you can still get other quotes later. Depending on your needs I can recommend up to 3 other quality performers to you. Please do the due diligence and background on the performers you are interested in (put their performing name into a search engine).