Gregory Wilson (magician)

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Gregory Wilson is an American magician[1] and a two-time FISM award winner,[2] also known as "The Honest Conman" is a magician specializing in close-up magic, sleight-of-hand, confidence trickery. He is the subject of a chapter in magician Paul Harris's book, Art of Astonishment, Vol. 1. He is a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, as well as large corporate events all over the world. He is professionally represented by Secret Source Entertainment, Inc. Gregory is also one of the resident "Wizards" on Syfy's magic show Wizard Wars with Penn & Teller.

Career[edit]

He is a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, as well as large corporate events all over the world. He is professionally represented by Secret Source Entertainment, Inc. Gregory is also one of the resident "Wizards" on Syfy's magic show Wizard Wars with Penn & Teller. Between 1992 and 1998, Gregory Wilson became Erik Seidenglanz's teacher, the youngest magician ever accepted into the Magic Castle Junior Group on his own merit, training in advanced prestidigitation, patter, psychology of perception, and misdirection.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

Wilson has contributed to numerous journals, magazines and books on the topic of performing magic. He wrote a column for now-defunct The Magic Menu entitled, "Gregory's Greetings."[4]

Notable areas of expertise[edit]

He is best known for his work in the close-up areas of impromptu,[5] ring/rope, and card magic.

Award/Titles[edit]

  • Third Place, FISM 2000, Close-up Card magic [2]
  • Second Place, FISM 2003, Close-up Card magic [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwartzwald, Gary (October 1996), "San Diego Ring 76 Installs", The Linking Ring, 76 (10): 129–130 
  2. ^ a b c "FISM Winners 2000 - 2009". Federation ISM. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Washburn, Jim (Jan 17, 1995). "Corona del Mar's Abracadabra Boy Busy Learning Tricks of the Trade". LATimes. Corona Del Mar: The Los Angeles Times. p. Special to the Times. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Gregory (March–April 1999). "Gregory's Greetings". The Magic Menu (52): 612. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Gregory (2007). "Freakey by Gregory Wilson". MJM Magic Videos. Retrieved 2008-01-11.