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Did a wonderful job entertaining kids and adults. We had about 100 guests and everyone was entertained. Will hire again in the future.Feb 13, 2020VerifiedAlakaSam LLC's reply
Irene: Thank you for your 5-Star Review. Your request for a 30-minute show geared to the adults that included the kids worked brilliantly! I look forward to future performances. Magically, AlakaSam
He was very good at following up and following through with timeline and expectation. He was punctual and we felt very comfortable having him as a guest!Nov 8, 2019VerifiedAlakaSam LLC's reply
Willow: Thanks for your 5-Star Review! I enjoyed entertaining at your daughter's birthday celebration and look forward to future performances! Magically, AlakaSam
He was fantastic! All the kids loved the balloon animals, hats, flowers, etc. I would definitely recommend him for future events.Jun 22, 2018VerifiedAlakaSam LLC's reply
Courtney: Thank you for your 5-Star review! Your school's BBQ was a wonderful end-of-year celebration. I look forward to providing entertainment for your future special events! Magically, AlakaSam
Alakasam came out to our sons 6th Birthday party and he was a huge hit! The whole audience ages 2 1/2-80 were all into his show. He also did balloon animals which the kids loved!! I will be recommending him to everyone!!Dec 11, 2017VerifiedAlakaSam LLC's reply
Amber: Thank you for your great review and for recommending me! You assembled a great audience -- true fans of magic & balloons! And the addition of the silk magic trick party favors and magic lesson was a big hit! Magically, AlakaSam
AlakaSam made our Back to School Night an amazing experience for the kiddos and families of Queen Anne Elementary! He was a joy to book, punctual, very kind toward the children and all around amazing! Everyone loved the balloon twist hats, animals, and sabers that he created. And he does magic! We will definitely have him back!Sep 5, 2017VerifiedAlakaSam LLC's reply
Christa: Thanks for including AlakaSam and glad to add balloons and amazement to Queen Anne Elementary's special event -- it was a wonderful evening! I look forward to future appearances for your community! Magically, AlakaSam 206.522.4889
- 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.