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Event Planner Makes Simple Math Mistake!

If you are in charge of planning the entertainment for your next large event, don’t let simple math get in the way. All too often event organizers will call me or one of my colleagues and request a price for one balloon twister at a large outdoor gathering, which is expecting hundreds of kids. Remember when you were in school and you read a word problem like this:

The expected attendance at the Hometown 4th of July event will be 300 people. 50 percent of those attending will be children expecting to get a balloon animal or adults with a fun sense of humor which would like to get a balloon. If a balloon twister averages making a balloon creation every 5 minutes for 4 hours, how many people will he be able to make happy?

No matter how you slice it, the answer is simple…NOT ENOUGH! Therefore, before trimming the entertainment budget and hiring only one balloon twister, double the pleasure and double the fun with at least 2!  You want people to talk about how much fun they had and not how much fun they could have had.

Seriously though, the answer is an easy choice.  Ask for a demo video of the creations that your twister makes. Are these all one or two balloon creations?  As fun as balloon swords and balloon flowers can be, let’s be real…it’s going to be a lot more entertaining to see people walking around with a Fire Breathing Dragon Balloon Mask, a Giant Palm Tree with a Monkey on it or a life like Giraffe Hat on a smiling kid or someone who is a kid at heart.  Trust me, I know. I see the difference and hear the difference from every onlooker that I meet.

I train with the best balloon artists in the area and we have formed an inner circle of greatness. So, if you would like to make your next outing really STAND OUT and I know you will, call Vynn Credible and his Amazing Friends to come out and astonish you with our feats of twistology!

Tinkerbell ready to hit the town

All dressed up and plenty of places to go, at least that is the motto for this weekend. Got a few balloon gigs to attend this weekend. One will be at Chillis on Friday then the next one will be at the Brevard County Manatees Basball stadium on Saturday and then Vynn Credible will be making a very special appearance for a birthday party on Sunday.

First I would like to announce the arrival of a Tinkerbell-like Fairy. I have been working on a few different new balloons for the girls. Here is the first one.

New Balloon Creation for this weekend

Next is a mermaid that lives under the sea. You will have to click the link to see the video. No big fancy YouTube box to click on here. Enjoy though as I know you will!

Mermaid

Parties are customized to fit your interests!

The first gathering of the Balloon Ninjas took place last Thursday at Applebees in Melbourne. We are a bunch of friends that enjoy twisting unique creations for special events or entertainment. These are not your typical one or two balloon animals and Yes I can make a bicycle! Ok, I get it, you saw Party Crashers. HA Ha Ha…. leave the jokes up to me. Trust me, it’s funnier that way.

The Velvet Rhino, Brocko the Clown (not the scary kind…unless you are scared of tiny people, sorry Brocko I couldn’t resist) and I had a jam session showing each other the new creations we were working on. Although we had asked to sit in the back in a secluded corner, it didn’t take long for the masses to find us. Being no stranger to crowds, it was no bother. In fact, quite it became very enjoyable since we didn’t have to bring anything home or throw anything away. The servers were all convinced that the management should make us a regular gig, as the crowd waiting to sing karaoke came to see us first for balloon creations that they could wear. From giant elephant head hats, to large bat wings and then a giraffe that attached at a man’s waist to appear he was riding it, we were creating some very unique balloon sculptures.

I have no idea where the 1980s Valley Girl accent came from all of a sudden. The only thing I can come up with is that the sheer enjoyment of getting a balloon took her back to her youth for a quick moment. Whatever the case may be, I never heard her speak like that again the rest of the night. The blonde waitress behind her wore a butterly in her hair the whole night courtesy of my sidekick the Velvet Rhino and the little boy in the red shirt got a Spiderman style superhero complete with web. I’m going to need to remember a tripod or bring a friend that doesn’t twist who can run the camera. Between blowing and twisting multiple balloons, I started to forget about taking pictures.

Stayed tuned and catch you sometime soon at a local venue where you will get your very own special balloon sculpture. Start thinking what you want now so you won’t ask for a sword!

Vynn Credible Magic Show Clips

Just a few short clips from the Vynn Credible magic show, however the real good stuff has been kept out to show at your next party. Booking Vynn Credible is easy and we now accept credit cards to reserve your show date.

Tonight’s Creation is Nemo!

Balloon twisting has been a lot of fun for me.  Lately, I have been getting a lot of requests and my clients can’t believe the results. In fact, this past weekend at the Grand Opening for Holmes Regional Hospital in Viera, I was asked to stay longer then was originally contracted.  Luckily, this was one of the days that I didn’t have another show to run off too, so I stuck around.   There were thousands of people that turned out for the hospital tour and it was a typically beautiful Florida spring day hitting almost 90 degrees.

Orlando Magic Fan Also Likes Monkeys in Palm Trees with Bananas!

Everybody was styling their summer clothes and most were showing their support for the Orlando Magic Basketball Team.  This next picture was no exception.  He wanted a zany hat that captured his excitement for his favorite team. Of course, I was all too happy to make him this crazy creation. Hours later, he was still wearing it and I was able to get a snap shot of him.

Orlando Magic Super Fan!

The last picture I will leave you with is a little something that I was working on tonight. This is a hat with a little bit of the sea attached. I know it sounds crazy but the twisted sandy base is the hat part and then a very famous clown fish is hiding between some seaweed as bubbles are seen escaping above his head.  Tune in next time to see what will be next!

Nemo hides in the seaweed.

Are you paying attention!

Recently, I was talking with a few friends and fellow magicians after attending a lecture given by Jonathan Levitt and we were discussing how easy it is to become distracted.  For instance, below is a video with people bouncing a basketball.  Half of the people are wearing black shirts and half are wearing white shirts.   Count the number of times the people wearing a white shirt bounce the ball to each other.

Did you get it right?  Did you rewind the video because you couldn’t believe how easy it was to distract you?

Here is another one that Magician Bob Brizendine brought to my attention.  You may have even seen the color changing deck trick before.  See if you can count how many times the color changes. I think you will be surprised.

Did you catch them all? Misdirection is truly a required skilled art that every magician must learn if he seriously wants to become a real entertainer. This is accomplished in many different ways, from voice inflection, to an actual touch, glance or look.

Appreciation for the art as a whole has really taken over my experience of watching others perform. I look for the entertainment and try to learn from those that really “get it”” because that is what the lay audience is really looking for when they come to a show. They want to be the side of the entertainer because people like to be part of a success.

Why else would everyone around the world want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler fan? It sure isn’t because Pittsburgh is a vacation destination. It is because they want to associate themselves with the success of a team that is about to win it’s 7th Superbowl Championship. All of my friends know that I have been a fan my whole life and just had to find a way to cheer on the Black and Gold as Superbowl Sunday quickly approaches.

Halloween Party

 Top 5 Ideas for Having a Grrrrreat Halloween Party


1.  We all know that there will be plenty of sugar consumed over the next few weeks, so how do we get kids to eat healthy?  One way that I have found is to make the food look spooky and fun.  This Family Fun website has ideas and pictures of 15 Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Snacks which will add a bit of flair as well as get you plenty of compliments at your party.

2.  Carving pumpkins has become more than just a spooky face. Now people are carving scary cats, skulls, ghosts, bats and more.  A few years ago I discovered that there are plenty of websites with free printable templates that you can use to cut that special design into your favorite pumpkin.

3.  How can you spook up your home on a budget? Simply making the decorations yourself is not only a great way to save money but also a lot of fun.  When the scissors and glue come out of the craft box, all the kids in our family like to get involved.  Here are 34 ideas of Halloween crafts you can make with your little demons when stuck in the house this fall.

4.  Games can be a lot of fun, but what kind of games are good for Halloween?  I haven’t seen anyone bobbing for apples in decades!  In fact, after you put all that make up on or spend time getting that special outfit on, sometimes you wouldn’t even be able to bob!  Well, you don’t have to play them all, but check out these 15 Fun Games.

5.  Make your holiday party stand out this year by having a Professional Magical Entertainer spice it up! This year’s party will be memorable for many years to come with the addition of a Holiday Magic Show.  Book soon before all the available times have been Spooked away!

*View some of my recent Video Testimonials and see for yourself what others have had to say with their Vynn Credible Experience.  Whatever your holiday plans include, I wish you and your family a safe, fun filled time! 

Sincerely,
Vynn Credible
321-890-6329
http://vynncredible.com
Magic@VynnCredible.com

Hobe Sound Golf Course – Celebrities Fore Kids

Magic at the Hobe Sound Golf Club

It was a beautiful day to be out on the links, but we were having a blast in the club house.  Celebrities Fore Kids is a great organization that I have had the privilege of meeting today.  The purpose of Celebrities Fore Kids, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer, and their families, who live on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Presently pediatric oncology services are not available in the Treasure Coast. To further this purpose, the organization works closely with agencies, physicians, schools, hospitals and pediatric care centers.  Their goal is to offer financial, emotional, and social support to these children and their families.

Vynn Credible in Hobe Sound Florida

Celebrities Fore Kids

 

I got to meet some great families today and would like to think that I had a part in the big smiles that I saw on all their faces.  Lots of audience participation was on the venue today and I think it we can say that everyone had a chance to participate in one way or another.   I had so much fun as a Family Magician today and look forward to more of these opportunities.

Now begins the prepartion for next years event, since I have already been told to set the date.  Stu has even started to get prepare by pretending to be a very still rabbit. He really impresses me that when it is showtime he behaves so well.  Here at the house, I am constantly having to tell him to get out of the dog’s food dish.  My dog eats cheeseburger flavored dog food. Maybe Stu is trying to tell me he wants to go out to McDonalds!  Either way, he is one crazy rabbit here at home.

Listen to what someone had to say after the show!

Lance Burton Retires

A Legend of Magic Closes the Curtain

The Dove Master

September's Cover of Magic Magazine

Hopefully this doesn’t mean an end to his career and just the beginning of another chapter in his magical life.  Talking with residents of Las Vegas, Lance Burton is more than just an entertainer, he is an a social icon of the city by always helping locally in many ways.

Please pick up a copy of this magazine at your local home town magic store.  This is MAGIC Magazine and can also be picked up at www.MAGICmagazine.com or order a subscription.  Both of these pictures have been used from the magazine and all credit for the pictures is given to MAGIC Magazine.

I am looking forward to see what this Magic Great pursues next and reading the article.  The local Vegas paper reported that Lance wouldn’t reveal his plans, but they do involve a fly rod and a frying pan.  Sounds like our buddy needs a little Rest & Relaxation.

Release of the Doves

Is there anything that Lance does that doesn’t look magical?  I saw a commercial he did once about adopting animals and his mannerisms alone just made you think a tiger was going to appear out of thin air!  We love ya Lance and hope your vacation won’t be for long.

As we aspire to be a great magician, it is  legends like this that we must study. Not just because of the trick itself, but mainly one must understand that these are great entertainers and this is what continually draws the crowds every night.  Learn this secret and you too can be very successful.

Hopefully, my subscription will come early because I am very excited to read all the articles relating to Lance Burton and his future.  If you  don’t have a chance to get the magazine, stay tuned for an update from Vynn Credible.

TropStock Kids Comedy Magic Show

Magic Show Poster for Vynn Credible

Pick a Card! Any Card!

Check out this poster about to be plastered all over Brevard to promote the largest Tropical Rock festival of the year featuring Magical Entertainment by the one and only Vynn Credible.

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