Member of the week for August 9th Wesley Negron!
Wesley Negron gained an interest in magic at the age of 10, which was the year 1988. He flirted with it on and off until he reached the age of 25. He worked a security job in New York at a residential complex. One of the young teen tenants would show him the vanishing hanky effect all the time. That awoke his curiosity and he began to pursue magic on his own.
From about that time on he began to learn tricks and perform them for his friends and family. One of his inspirations was the famous David Blaine. He continued to practice magic as a hobby for several years. He fell in love with sleight-of-hand card magic, and that introduced him to his next big influence.
At around the year 2005 or so, he came across card magician Paul Gordon’s website. He was fascinated by what he saw and purchased several of his books. Wesley became a big fan of his and purchased every one of his books that was available. Wesley loved Mr. Gordon’s realistic, no-nonsense, practical approach to entertaining with cards in real world settings. No pipe dreams or “bedroom tricks”.
From studying Paul Gordon’s material, Wesley also became familiar with Harry Lorayne’s card work. Paul Gordon also inspired Wesley to get out there and begin making money with his magic. Wesley always thought of the idea as nothing but a pipe dream. However, Mr. Gordon made it seem doable and a goal worth pursuing. Wesley began doing small paid gigs in late 2011. He’s nowhere near a full time professional today, but he got the ball rolling. He performs strolling magic at local charity events, small house parties, and larger celebrations at dining and catering halls. He’s currently in the process of offering a children’s show as part of his available services.
I, Welsey Negron, thank the admin staff at FCM for considering and bestowing on me the honor of Member of the Week. It has been a pleasure to be in this group ever since I joined it. It is full of very helpful, wonderful, and knowledgeable people. Thank you all.
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