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Wand - Tim Conover - Magician & Mentalist
from Peter Reid
am very sad to report on the passing of Tim Conover. More
details to follow shortly.
Tim Conover is widely considered one of the world's leading mentalists.
A mentalist uses the five physical senses to create the illusion
of a sixth sense. Tim performs a sixty minute, high speed, interactive,
thought reading presentation for corporate audiences around the
globe. He will make you believe it is possible to capture thoughts
you are only thinking. Tim performs at a breathtaking, energetic,
dramatic extreme which will bring any audience to the edge of
their seats. Thoughts and ideas are exchanged in an entertaining
whirlwind of revelations.
1974, Tim began exploring the magical arts at the age of fifteen.
In those early years, Tim studied, organized, and practiced nearly
eight hours each day and performed at every opportunity. He performed
at leading magical conventions, on the auto train traveling from
Washington D.C. to Florida, and in Washington area night clubs
throughout his high school and college years. He became known
for his meticulous attention to detail, disciplined approach to
study and practice, and passionate pursuit of the most astounding
effects ever created. Tim worked for five years in telecommunications
before transforming his passion for magical entertainment into
his primary vocation.
1986, Tim creatively combined his experience in the magical arts
with his knowledge of the high technology industries into a full
time trade show and corporate promotions career. Tim initially
performed each year in twenty-five to thirty three day trade shows
for major corporations. His skills where sharpened by performing
two shows an hour, every hour on the hour, during each convention.
1989, Tim expanded his interests to the world of mentalism. He
combined a lifetime of experience in the magical arts, an electric
enthusiasm, and a powerful collection of some of the finest mind
reading effects in history into a thunderbolt series of presentations
which received rave reviews from his peers and thousands of corporate
1993, an international magical arts competition offering a large
grand prize, a gold medal, and the title of the best magician
in the world, was held in Washington, D.C. Magical entertainers
around the globe gathered to compete for the championship at the
World Summit. Tim Conover was awarded the grand prize, the gold
medal, and the title of a lifetime. He was the first and only
mentalist to ever capture the coveted prize.
1995, the Psychic Entertainer's Association awarded Tim Conover
the Dunninger Memorial Award for distinguished professionalism
in the performance of mentalism. It is one of the most prestigious
awards achievable in the art of mentalism.
2005, Tim received the Milbourne Christopher Award for his notable
contributions to the art of mentalism. The Milbourne Christopher
Foundation was established to encourage excellence, originality
and leadership in the performing art of magic. Milbourne Christopher
Award winners are selected by a panel of judges comprised of leaders
from the magic community. The judges look for performers with
distinctive personalities and style whose work has won public
acceptance and helped to keep magic in the forefront of contemporary
entertainment. The winners' plaques are presented at the yearly
convention banquet of the Society of American Magicians - the
oldest organization of professional and amateur magicians in the
extensive list of corporate clients have taken Tim across the
United States, to Canada, England, Israel, Australia, Hawaii,
Mexico, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. These clients include names
like American Express, AT&T, Avon, Bank of America, Bankers
Trust, Bayer Corporation, Bear Sterns, Bell Atlantic, Booz Allen,
British Telecom, Canon, CBS, Chase, Cisco Systems, CitiCorp, Compaq
Computer, Computer Associates, Credit Suisse First Boston, Computer
Sciences Corporation, Dell Computer, Deloitte and Touche, Deutche
Bank, Dunn and Bradstreet, E3 Associates, Freddie Mac, General
Chemical, General Dynamics, Goldman Sachs, GTE, HBO, Hewlett Packard,
Home Depot, IBM, Liberty Mutual, Long & Foster, Lucent Technologies,
MCI, Mellon Bank, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, New York Times
Magazine, Nextel, Nortel, Nynex, Panasonic, Pitney Bowes, Price
Waterhouse, Soloman Smith Barney, Tandem Computers, Texaco, The
New York Times, Thomson Learning, Towers Perrin, Trammel Crow,
USAA, Westinghouse, and Xerox.
of Tim's audience members and clients include people like Walter
Cronkite, the renowned news anchor; Shimon Perez, the past Prime
Minister of Israel; Alice Cooper, the famous rock star; Bob Newhart,
the comedian; Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon; Dick Van Patten,
the television actor; Ben Rosen, the founder of Compaq Computer,
and a host of corporate executives running some of the largest
corporations in the United States.
mentalism is a high energy, fast paced, whirlwind of miracles
that are original combinations of the classic routines of the
greatest magical mind readers in history. He currently performs
at corporate events, sales meetings, conferences, banquets, seminars,
conventions, and trade shows for major corporations around the
has over 30 years of performing experience.