Auckland magician Alan Watson

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Alan and Michele Watson - 2002 DRAGON Award

Alan Watson - magician

Alan and his wife Michele are recipients of the prestigious DRAGON Award. It was presented at the Centennial Celebrations of the Society of American Magicians in New York on the 4th of July, 2002 by the previous recipients Paul and Debbie Daniels from England. The DRAGON Award recognises a lifetime achievement by a team in Magic who excels in Drama, Romance, Artistry, Glamour, Originality, and Necromancy.

The late J. Marberger Stuart, President of the DRAGON Awards wrote, "Please come to the United States more often. New Zealand should share its star performer with us all.
"I can honestly say that I consider you to rank among the top magicians in the world." from Jane Stuart, President The J. Marberger Stuart Foundation, Inc. [Press release] from Jane Stuart, President The J. Marberger Stuart Foundation, Inc. - 2002 DRAGON Award].

Alan was awarded the Benny for Top Magician from the Variety Artists Club - for four consecutive years. In March 1995 The Magic Circle in England presented Alan his M.I.M.C. - Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.

In 2006 he was awarded The Grand Master of Magic® - This is the Supreme Award for excellence for a New Zealand magician. Also in the same year he was awarded The Golden Benny - Lifetime achievement - The most prestigious and highest Award of The New Zealand Variety Artists Club.

A career highlight was being invited in 1987 to perform at the Magic Castle. The late William Larsen, then President of the Castle, wrote, "He delighted our audiences with his unique technical skill. They are at once astonished and well pleased, a rare combination for any professional to master. His act is of the highest quality and he is one of the finest talents to appear at the Magic Castle in a long time."

Alan has since been invited back, performing over 100 shows in the Close-up Gallery and Parlour of Prestidigitation at this world famous Hollywood venue. Alan has regularly performed overseas, winning many international awards.

e-mail: alan@watson.co.nz