AlakaSam LLC
AlakaSam LLC

AlakaSam LLC

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$300
starting cost


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Introduction: AlakaSam provides magical performance for adults and children of all ages! AlakaSam will appear virtually and provide an amazing and interactive magic performance for your special event. He performs magic that includes cards, coins, money, silks and rope that will baffle you all even though everyone has a front row seat! AlakaSam is quick-witted and ready to adapt his show to your audience. He has an impressive background as an educator working with children and AlakaSam has been performing magic since he was a child - for more than 40 years! For 24 years, Sam taught for Pacific Science Center’s Science On Wheels program for children and families across Washington State. Magic by AlakaSam provides a fun shared experience that will get all your guests - children or adults - asking “How in the world did he do that?” It brings me joy to share magic and laughs with others!
Overview

Hired 60 times

3 similar jobs done near you

Background checked

1 employee

5 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

42 reviews

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Kala G.
Jun 4, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

AlakaSam was a hit at our PTA’s family fun night! He was kept VERY busy and graciously agreed to stay late to finish up the line, so all students went home happy! We would recommend him for events and hope to hire him again in the future!

Details: School event • 101 - 150 guests • 7 - 10 years old • 4 - 6 years old • 11 - 14 years old • Simple balloon twisting (e.g., one-balloon dog) • Face painting is not needed

AlakaSam LLC's reply
Kala: Thank you for the 5-Star Review and for including AlakaSam with your Family Fun Night! It was indeed FUN and I look forward to future events! Magically, AlakaSam
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Matt F.
Dec 4, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Sam was excellent with kids aged from newborn to 12 or 13 as well as the adults. I received many positive comments and not one negative comment. Look no further for your Magician!
AlakaSam LLC's reply
Matt: Thank you for your 5-star review! Magic shows and balloons by AlakaSam was a perfect fit for your corporate holiday open house! The event was very well planned and executed I look forward to entertaining your kind folks again in the future! Magically, AlakaSam
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Angela W.
Nov 21, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Best magic show ever. He was great with the kids. Really made sure to get them all involved. My sons had a blast as well as everyone else. I definitely will recommend him and hire him again.

Details: Birthday party • Close up magic show • Balloon twisting • 11 - 20 guests • 7 - 10 years old • Party host • Park • $ (basic) • Under $200

AlakaSam LLC's reply
This may be a record breaking review! I don't mean that it is more than the 5-Star rating I usually get, but it may be the MOST VINTAGE review I received. This glowing review is from a show I did in 2019! Do you remember then? Congratulations on your great memory and thanks for the glowing review! Magically, AlakaSam
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May S.
Sep 27, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I’m so glad I found AlakaSam on Thumbtack for my son’s first birthday! He was super professional and was a hit not just for the kids, but all the guests. I got several confirmations by email and phone, which I appreciated. I didn’t have to do much, and the outcome was a success! Thanks again for providing our entertainment for the day!

Details: Birthday party • 151 - 200 guests • Younger than 4 years old • 4 - 6 years old • 11 - 14 years old • 15 - 17 years old • 18 or older • Simple balloon twisting (e.g., one-balloon dog) • Face painting is not needed

AlakaSam LLC's reply
May: From toddlers to teen and beyond, balloon sculptures by AlakaSam were a hit! It was so much fun entertaining your guests during your son's 1st birthday celebration...folks were so appreciative. I look forward to future presentation. Thank you for your kind review and the 5-Star Review. Magically, AlakaSam
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Katya Y.
Jun 10, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Thank you Sam for being so easy to work with, and making the kids very happy with your balloons and magic trick!

Details: Birthday party • 11 - 20 guests • Younger than 4 years old • 4 - 6 years old • Detailed balloon art (uses several balloons) • Simple balloon twisting (e.g., one-balloon dog) • Face painting is not needed

AlakaSam LLC's reply
Katya: Thank you for including AlakaSam with your son’s birthday celebration! You assembled a fabulous audience… Young and Old alike seemed to enjoy the balloons and magic. Magically, AlakaSam
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Credentials
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Samuel Chamberlain

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing is seasonal and depends on the type of event, how many people will attend and the location. My lowest prices are reserved for parties in private homes.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My profile on Thumbtack and my website at alaka-sam.com introduce customers to the magic and balloon twisting services I provide. I am always available to respond to messages and to talk on the phone to answer any questions you may have and to book your event and save the date and time. Once booked, I continue to be available to answer and questions you may have and I provide confirmations one week and one day prior to the show.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Sam Chamberlain is AlakaSam the Magician! AlakaSam started studying and practicing magic when he was 10 years old. He was an apprentice magician for five years at Howard’s House of Hocus Pocus in Buffalo, New York. He was the assistant to the shop’s owner Howard Eldridge at magic performances and demonstrated and Sam sold magic tricks to customers at the shop. At Cornell University, Sam completed an epistemological study of magic and developed a magic course curriculum that he has since taught many times. While attending Cornell, a housemate came up with the name "AlakaSam" and it has stuck. AlakaSam has now been performing comedy magic and twisting balloon sculptures for over 40 years! He incorporates lots of audience participation and it is a very uplifting experience as the volunteers help accomplish the magic.

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