Tag Archives: Pete Biro

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SME History

Jay Marshall performing with "Lefty" Jay Marshall performing Amy Stevens, Martha and Joe Stevens Stevens Magic Dealer’s Table at World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas Erika Larsen & Buma Joe & Martha Stevens John Saline, Jay Marshall, Gene Rump, Paul Stone, Billy McComb, Roger Crabtree, Ron Wilson, Joe & Karrell Fox. Photo taken at WMS. […]

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Personally Speaking – Apr09

Joe’s Personally Speaking – April 2009 32nd WMS Program honoring my friend John Gaughan. “One of the best Seminars in years!” The talent, acts, contests, teen programs and spirit of this year’s event were – fabulous! Over 600 in attendance and all who attended had a good time. Martha Stevens, Deana Murray, Siegfried and Cilene […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar09

Joe’s Personally Speaking – March 2009 Welcome to a new “Personally Speaking” article by my good friend Pete Biro, (One of the most knowledgeable magic guys I know) and a great supporter as well. Pete was very close to Ken Brooke and was instrumental in advising us in 1982 to pursue the “rights” to the […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 7

After several years, it was Jay Marshall idea to move this conclave to Las Vegas , and in doing so the Desert Magic Seminar was born. While already off to an impressive start in Wichita , when this idea hit Las Vegas it caused a cataclysmic” event. With the sponsorship of Siegfried and Roy at […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 4

Kudos also go the Bill and Becky Wells, Nick Saint-Erne and Pete Biro for keeping this group organized, energized, transported, informed, well fed and ready to perform. The collective goal was to create an opportunity to define their magical talents in an atmosphere that nurtures friendships for life. You could see that by the time […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 2

This is such an anticipated event because every year they mix the known with the unknown. This year, “Dinner with the Stars”. This event raised money for the Encore Foundation, which helps out magicians in un-ordinary circumstances. Even Siegfried showed up. And there’s been a Midnight Bowling Tournament for the last 3 years. There is […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar07

Personally Speaking – March 2007 WMS 2007 Review One by Deana Murray Living in Kansas – we all cringe when someone asks, “Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?” But there is no doubt about who gets to be THE WIZARD FROM OZ or who decorates his dominion with the horses of different […]

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Personally Speaking – Aug06 – Part 8

Joe Porper’s Card Trimming Machine (Click the product name to learn more!) “Like they used to make them in the old days!” –Joe Stevens Joe Porper’s Card Trimming Machine is modern and state-of-the-art! For years gamblers and magicians have searched the “world over” for such a Card Trimming Machine and if you can find one […]

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Personally Speaking – Feb05 – Part 2

A big thank you goes out to Mark and Nani Wilson who in addition to being two of the classiest people in the art of magic, also helped me make sure everything went smoothly. Nani is one touch cookie! We were all cracking up because one gentleman come into the room while we were still […]

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