Ozzy Dee Lecture
Anglian Magic Society
17th June 2014
Reviewed by Steve Majes
Ozzy has been a professional entertainer I think since birth, he has the ability to generate new ideas for entertainment games and magic as well as store ideas from many moons ago and bring them back into the light as those forgotten gems. Our members really enjoyed Ozzy s fun and informative lecture, I say fun as he had us in two teams competing again each other with the games and magic that he was lecturing on. There was so much material that after a visit to The Range (or any other such shop) you would be able to entertain for hours.
Ozzy explained how he can turn a possibly low fee paying fete into a big earner by up-selling and offering extras to the fete to generate more money for them, and for them to see your higher fee as a profitable investment. Ozzy explained long forgotten side show games that could not only be used at a fete or carnival but with minor changes play very well during a children s or a family party pitting the adults against the children, you can guess who would win!
It s all about the entertainment and fun, getting to show off your personality and having material that you could do at a drop of a hat to fill in during your own show or to use during a compere spot if a fill is needed. And the fun Ozzy explained would play well with adults as equally as it does with the children on a large stage, in a house or in a village hall.
Also along the way Ozzy explained he pet effects with close up magic for children and a great animal balloon prediction called Twisted . He also gave us his top tips for surviving on the road as an entertainer. There was something for everyone and the time flew by. After Ozzy had many items for sale including his own originals and the members were buying it up, I bought a few items that will go straight into my shows. They say that if you get one thing out of a lecture then it is worth it, I got at least half a dozen! A big thank you to Ozzy for traveling all the way from Exeter in Devon to lecture for us in Norwich, I look forward to seeing another lecture from him in the future.
© Steve Majes, June 2014