APPEARANCES AT 2010 MAGIC CONVENTIONS
Michael performed at two magic conventions in 2010! In July, at the Society of American Magicians (SAM) National Convention in Atlanta, GA, he performed his "4M" comedy music routine in the Saturday night gala show ("Great American Magic Convention Spectacular"). In September, Michael was the M.C. for the Friday night Stage Contest at the Texas Association of Magicians (TAOM) Convention in Austin, TX.
APPEARANCES AT 2009 MAGIC CONVENTIONS
Michael was honored to perform at two magic conventions in 2009! In August, at the Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States (MAES) Convention in Carlisle, PA, he performed his award-winning "4M" comedy music routine in the Friday night stage show. He also performed his award-winning "Duo Cups & Balls" routine in the professional close-up show Friday morning! In September, Michael performed his "4M" routine in the Friday evening stage show at the Texas Association of Magicians (TAOM) Convention in Houston, Texas! On Saturday evening he performed strolling/walk-around close-up magic, and on Monday morning he performed his "Duo Cups & Balls" routine at the Bill Palmer Cups & Balls Lecture/Museum.
MICHAEL TALLON WINS TWO NATIONAL AWARDS !!
In July 2009, Michael was one of only nine acts selected to compete in the prestigious S.A.M. Stage Contest of Magic. Performing his "4M" routine, Michael walked away with two awards: the rarely-awarded Seabrooke Red Seal Comedy Award (Michael is only the fifth person in the history of the S.A.M. to win this award!) and the Brad Jacob's People's Choice Award (voted on by the 500 members of the audience)!!
See the Testimonials page for some comments about Michael's award-winning performance at the SAM National Convention!
SAM AUSTIN ASSEMBLY 206 CONTEST WINNER!!
In June 2009, Michael was one of only eight acts selected to compete in the 2009 Austin Magic Contest, held at the KLRU Studios - better known as the world-famous Austin City Limits! Michael performed his "4M" comedy routine and won second place in the contest!
2008 TAOM COMEDY CONTEST WINNER!!
At the 2008 Texas Association of Magicians (TAOM) Convention held in Fort Worth, Texas, over the Labor Day weekend, Michael performed his new "4M" comedy routine and won first place in the comedy contest!
Here are some comments about Michael's performance:
There was a lot of talent and many acts at TAOM 2008. But I can say without a doubt that Michael's act to music was the best act of the convention. Michael is a creative genius!
--Diamond Jim Tyler
Michael, your show at TAOM was incredible. More laughs and production per minute than most acts have per hour! I was pleased to be in the audience and I enjoyed the act tremendously.
Michael Tallon has the rare ability to break the mold of most "so-called" originals. His act was the most uniquely different show I have ever seen. Michael has combined his love for classic pop music with his love for great stage magic and has combined it into an unforgettable and entertaining stage experience.
Be sure to check out the Testimonials page for more comments about Michael's performance at TAOM 2008!
MICHAEL TALLON A FINALIST IN THE
CLOSE-UP CONTEST AT THE
I.B.M./S.A.M. COMBINED CONVENTION IN LOUISVILLE, KY!!
In the summer of 2008, for the first time in 35 years, the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) and the Society of American Magicians (SAM) held a Combined Convention – billed as "The Spectacular Event the Magic World Has Been Waiting For!" – in Louisville, Kentucky. Approximately 1,500 magicians from all over the world attended the convention and the highlight for many was the two magic competitions: one for stage magic and one for close-up magic. Entry into the competitions was limited and determined by a panel of professional magicians.
There were only 42 acts in the stage contest and only 24 acts in the close-up contest. Michael Tallon was a contestant in BOTH the stage competition and the close-up competition! In the stage contest, Michael performed his new "4M" comedy music routine...and received a standing ovation! In the close-up contest, Michael and Doug Gorman performed their "Duo Cups & Balls" routine...and received a standing ovation! Not only that...Michael and Doug made the finals (one of only six acts, and one of only two acts from the United States)!!
Here are some comments about Michael's performances at the Combined Convention:
Michael, congratulations on making it to the finals in the 2008 IBM/SAM Convention in Louisville. That was a pretty heavy competition. I really enjoyed the Duo Cups and Balls and the underlying message of the act. Your spot as one of the finalists was well deserved!
Three-time World Champion Magician in Close-Up Magic
Winner of three Magician of the Year Awards from the Magic Castle in Hollywood
I just wanted to write to say you rocked in both the stage and close-up at IBM/SAM. Standing ovations in both is not an easy task... Well done!
Two-time World Champion of Magic
Michael, your stage act was FANTASTIC! Hope all is well with you and that you have a booming season lined up. Keep up the fantastic magic!
--Markus Almodarr Steelgrave
Be sure to check out the Testimonials page for more comments about Michael's performances at the IBM/SAM Combined Convention!