We are ABSOLUTELY THRILLED that Pop is able to bring his award winning one man show to the Melbourne Magic Festival
POP HAYDN: CERTIFIABLE GENIUS (8.15pm, July 7 to 11, 2015)
If you’re a magician, or would like to get involved in the art, we also recommend the
POP HAYDN LECTURE (12.30pm, July 11, 2015)
We have just heard that Pop was nominated ‘Stage Magician of the Year 2014’ at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. You will love his show! Here’s a sample:
Whit “Pop” Haydn is an American magician, the winner of six “Magician of the Year” performing awards (for performances in showrooms at the Magic Castle) from the Magic Castle, the Hollywood clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts. He has been nominated by his fellow members for “Magician of the Year” in Close-Up, Parlor and Stage, Bar and Lecturer more than thirty times. In February 2006, he also became Vice-President of that organization, and served for four years in that capacity.
He has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, the Smothers Brothers, Loretta Lynn and others, and performed on cruise ships of many different lines, including Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth 2, and the Diamond Princess. Haydn has worked hotels and casinos including Caesars Tahoe, and was one of the first acts chosen in 1996 to open Caesar’s Magical Empire in Las Vegas.
Bogus starring Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu and Haley Joel Osment as well as a consultant on multiple television documentaries including the Discovery Channel’s “Houdini, People Came to See Him Die” and David Copperfield’s television special, “Orient Express.” He has recently designed magic for television episodes of “Bunheads” and “Franklin and Bash.” He appeared on “Haunted Collector” as a consultant on gambling history.
In recent years, his folksy, home-grown persona of an “expatriate con man and medicine show huckster from the 19th century” have made him increasingly popular in the Steampunk community, and he has headlined such venues as the World Steam Expo. In September 2012 he sat on a panel, at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo on the subject of the steampunk subculture and its relation to other subcultures.