What's the booking process?
Send an email with a request. Paul Draper will respond as quickly as he is available. Discuss needs, requirements, and rates. Paul will send a contract and once it is signed and the 20% deposit received the date is booked. Please have the rest of the payment available on the day of the show before the performance.
We are expecting a lot of guests. If we hire Paul to do strolling magic, will he be able to get around to everybody?
The general rule is 1 entertainer per 100 people for a 2 hour event. If more than 100 are attending, Paul Draper can recommend other high quality magicians and will book them on your behalf.
Can Paul provide customized magic for our product?
Yes. Paul Draper excels at creating customized presentations and has for many corporate clients like those listed on the Home Page.
Does Paul Draper perform at kids parties?
Usually not. Although if children are present at an event, Paul will still delight them. However, Paul Draper does not perform a children's show, his performances are best suited for adults and children 8 years old+.
Is Paul Draper really an Anthropologist?
Yes. He is an active member of the American Anthropology Association (AAA) and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (SAC) for whom he has presented papers, chaired panels, and performed research.
Is Paul Draper a Member of the Magic Castle?
Yes, he is a Member of The Magic Castle and the Academy of Magical Arts.
How do I go about booking Paul Draper?
Fill out the contact form with your request.
If Paul Draper is not available, are there any entertainers that he would recommend?
Paul Draper is a professional and works hard to be the best entertainer with the best value. If he is not available, he has a list of other high caliber professional entertainers that he can recommend and book for you directly.
Is the show clean and appropriate?
Absolutely. Paul Draper never needs to play dirty. The show is customized for every venue and can be slightly toned up with innuendo for university shows and comedy clubs and toned down for family gatherings and corporate events.
Does Paul Draper have any references from previous bookers?
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes. A deposit (normally about 20% of the fee) is taken to secure the date.
I have had a number of quotes from magicians and Paul Draper is at the higher end of the scale. Why is this?
Paul Draper's pricing reflects his work history, training, professionalism, and the quality of his performances and clientele. Be careful when choosing a performer to engage with your clients if they don't have a resume and video footage reflecting their ability to perform at the level your audience deserves.
What’s the best method to contact Paul Draper?
Email, text, or call--in that order. It may take up to 24 hours for Paul Draper to respond due to his busy schedule, but he often responds instantly to emails and texts.
What kind of events / functions does Paul Draper perform for?
Paul Draper performs at a wide variety of events for both private and corporate clients. This list includes: award ceremonies, banquets, weddings, dinners, gala functions, anniversaries, birthdays, family fun days, trade shows, exhibitions, product launches, sales conferences, anniversary celebrations, retirement party, Christmas parties, New Year parties, Grad Nights, university balls. Anywhere where there is a group of people that need entertaining Paul Draper can cater for your requirements.
There are no prices on the web site; why not?
Every event is unique and has its own requirements. Please drop a quick line via email and include the basic details about your event such as type of event, date, approx. times, number of guests, venue, and location. Emails are normally answered within a 24 hour period.
How long does Paul Draper perform for?
Stage: 20, 30, 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes
Strolling: 2-6 hours depending on size of event
Trade show: 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off for 4-8 hours per day.
Workshops: 2, 4, or 6 hours
Keynotes: 10 minutes to 6 hours as needed
How many people can Paul Draper entertain at a function?
Stage: 30 - 3,000. (More with video support)
Can you make my wife disappear, saw me in half, turn my dollar into a $100, make me levitate, etc.
For the right price, Paul Draper can find you someone who can.
How far in advance do I need to book the date?
Bookings can be taken up to 18 months in advance of the event. It does not hurt to check availability as soon as you have a date in mind, as many key dates tend to get booked in advance. All bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.
How far does Paul Draper travel?
Paul Draper is an international magician entertainer who performs all over the US and abroad. In just the last 5 years he has performed in England, Scotland, China and The Caribbean.
Time permitting, would Paul Draper be able to read the minds or control the actions of everyone in the audience?
Can Paul Draper read the minds of everyone he sees?
In his own words from a recent interview: "There is a very important process to the work that I do. As an anthropologist, I am a trained observer and ethnographer, as a Myers Briggs ENFP I am an Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver. And my mother always said I was an old soul that had a 6th sense about me! Through the study of anthropology, political rhetoric, psychology, intercultural communication, theater, performance magic, and the biographies of special people, I have been able to batch intellectual pursuits together that allow me to know amazing things."
Can you tell me how magic tricks are done?
Will you tell me how magic tricks are done?
Can Paul Draper speak to dead people?
"Yes, I often do. However, they very rarely respond." -Paul Draper
Can Paul Draper predict the lottery winner?
From a recent interview: "If the numbers were chosen by a person instead of a computer, and I could have 30 minutes with the person before they picked the numbers and be standing next to them while they picked them, I could influence them to pick the numbers that I wanted. So far, I have not been given this opportunity".
Can anyone do what Paul Draper does?
Paul Draper's own words "Yes, anyone who has read the things I have read, studied with the people and in the places that I have studied, and possess a drive to achieve the impossible will be able to make the impossible seem possible live on stage just as I do."