Who or What is Mysto?
Hello. I am Mysto the Magi. I have come to this Earth to have FUN. In that pursuit I have found a way to bring FUN and laughter to others. I grew up on the East Coast and there was a lot of yelling in my family. Not always bad yelling. Sometimes it was just being called for dinner or to "turn that rock music down!". Either way, I was always trying to lighten up the mood. To that end I have been a real live magician most of my life.
I have been performing since I was 12 years old. I did my first performance for the 4 year old daughter of a local policeman. The girl got so excited by my performance she had an asthma attack and had to be given oxygen. With that kind of reaction, I figured I must be pretty good. I made $5.
By the time I was 14, I performed on my first real stage for 300 people as a benefit for the Cancer Society. When I was in college I performed street magic in Austin, Texas on the now famous 6th Street. When I graduated, I joined the Renaissance Festival circuit where I was given the name "Mysto" (which in gypsy language means GREAT!)
In 1991 I swept the awards at the Texas Organization of Magicians Convention in Dallas as Best Close-up and Best Stage Magician. I repeated this extraordinary sweep in Florida in 2011.
In 2013 I performed my 10,000th show.
I still love magic, I still love bringing FUN to children and adults, and I would love to make your special day so magical. With all the laughter and experience I have to bring we should make a magical memory together.