Behind the Magic
Updated: Jan 7
Hey everyone! Thanks for taking a moment to check out my new blog; there's so much I want to share and this is just the place for me to do that. I figured I'd start off with a little introduction of myself!
My name is Anthony Dempsey, and I'm a Dallas magician and mentalist, serving the DFW area (in case you hadn't already figured that out). I love every minute of my job... who else gets to joke around all day and make people "ooh" and "ahh"? It's not just corporate events that I do, I also enjoy entertaining wedding guests, private house parties, team building events, and just about any kind of event you can think of. Magic is as versatile as duct tape.
A lot of people ask me, "How did you become a magician?"
This all began when I was granted a college theatre scholarship. Weatherford College (Weatherford, Texas) has an excellent theatre program, and I was fortunate enough to have played the lead for many productions on their stage. At that time, I had been dabbling in magic and hypnosis for fun, and I was asked to do a magic and hypnosis stage performance for a club fundraiser. We ended up having an incredibly HUGE turnout, which was surprising because we only tacked up a couple of flyers around campus! From then on, my interest in pursuing this kind of stuff as a career only snowballed.
I then became friends with a retired magician who became my mentor. We had weekly meetings where he'd teach me the history of magic, critique what I'd been working on, and introduce me to material that served him well over the years. I credit my success to those long afternoons with him.
So here I am now, working my dream job!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, there will be more to come!
Until next time,