As seen on PBS, CW44, and Fox 13 news- Cory Van Valin guarantees to surpass your expectations, while redefining what great magic is supposed to be! You won't be thinking: "He does great card tricks!" but instead "He IS magic!
Cory is booked across the nation, including multiple Las Vegas performances where he even opened for the Paris Hotel's headlining act Anthony Cools.
Since the end of 2016, Cory has hosted over 10 sold out headlining stage shows at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa, and will be having his next headline stage show at The Straz Center in August 2018.
Cory performaned a little mini show and mostly the strolling magic performances for my son’s high school graduation party at my aunts home. He did such and amazing job and is the REAL deal! So personable and made sure to mingle and perform for every guest in the multiple rooms inside and outside of her house. So many of my guests wanted his card and commented on how amazing he was! It was a great element to add to the party and again he was VERY impressive. He knows his stuff! Would definitely hire him again and anxious to see his future shows.
Whenever you are getting entertainment, especially that of the 'magical' persuasion, you never know what you are going to get. For me, I chose Cory based on a video he sent me. That's it. No reviews or friends who has used him, since we were out of state, just the video.
We had him come in during our company's opening night of our conference after the CEO did his presentation as a strolling magician. It's always a little nerve racking as the event planner to do something like this because you aren't sure if people are going to be into it or if the entertainment is going to be good.
By the end of the night we had guys excited like children waiting to have him do his next trick. He really won over the crowd and at the end we even had him up on stage doing an impromptu finale with the CEO! The attendees were talking about him all week and all in all in went really well. I was very pleased.
We had a Casino Holiday Gala at our home for approximately 180 guests on December 5th. There were a lot of people to entertain but everyone I asked said they had been dazzled by our amazing magician. Not only had they been entertained, but wowed! Everyone said they tried to see and spot how he was doing his tricks, but couldn't figure it out. It apparently was "magic". Not only was the magic great, but his personality was very entertaining. I would highly recommend him for any event and would use him again should the occasion arise.
Cory was on time. However, his act consisted of repetitive card tricks. He needs to expand his performance beyond card tricks and minimize his nervous laugh.
We hired Cory for a 40th birthday party! He did not disappoint! He has some amazing card tricks, loved his humor that he had with his performance! We really enjoyed it. He had great energy and really kept us guessing! Would def use him again!
Cory was prompt, courteous, on time, and highly entertaining. The 8-12 year olds at the party really enjoyed his performance and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a party magician. He kept the adults entertained with his witty commentary as well!
Cory came to our small house party and made the evening! He was absolutely fantastic with kids and adults alike. We alternated between laughing and gasping in amazement the whole performance. He is top notch and I cannot recommend him enough. Cory was a dream to deal with throughout straight up to performance day. Thanks again Cory, can't wait to have another reason to hire you agin!
My guests absolutely loved Cory and were very impressed with his tricks! Communicated well with me throughout the booking process and on the day of my event. Would absolutely use him again for another event.
He was great! The tricks were just amazing. People are still talking about him. I loved the way he just mingled into the crowd that's what I had asked for.
I would highly recommend him.
Magic Man Van Valin is more than a magician! He is a skilled entertainer. Our party guests loved him & we were thrilled with his performance. He worked my 60th birthday party as a strolling magician, mingled around the room amazing small groups with his tricks, illusions, jokes and friendly professional demeanor. He was a tremendous source of enjoyment for all ages. I highly recommend Magic Man Van Valin! Thank you, Gigsalad for helping us find the right entertainment for our party!
My son's 13th birthday was treated with the awesome talents of Magic Man Van Valin!! He related to the young and the young at heart and we were all WOWED!!! Magic Van is such an asset to the "Magic World" and my entire family and friends in attendance are honored to commend him - and commend him highly - we do!!!
Magic Man Van Valin was a great addition to our Michigan Reunion at our Senior Park. He kept people amazed at his tricks, one after another. I would definitely consider having him come again in the future. He arrived on time and kept it short and sweet. I received much positive feedback from our group.
Great for the older kids and especially boys. Lots of card tricks. No props or fancy stuff.
I witnessed a few amazing magic tricks that i have yet to figure out and had a conversation with the fellow afterwards and he is a very talented and respectable young man. I would definitely recommend him for any type of event!
I hired Magic Man Van Valin for the open house for my business. There were over 100 guests in attendance and I had various forms of entertainment. The room where Cory performed his card tricks was packed with observers, mesmerized by his magic, and he was the talk of the entire party. I highly recommend Magic Man Van Valin for parties, social events, etc. Very entertaining!!
I have been friends with cory for a couple years now and since I have known him he has always had a smile on his face and was always there for me , yesterday he came to my birthday party and did some magic for everyone and the tricks he did were thing I have never seen before and left me wondering how he did some of the tricks and he did it with confidence and kept the energy goin throughout the party.
"My cheeks were hurting after Cory (magic man van valin) walked away from the smile he left us!"- one of the many guests at my party came to tell me.
He made sure to show my kids special birthday tricks to make them look very special for their friends, and there was a point that I've never seen my son smile the way he did when Cory involved him in for his trick.
I can't wait for next year when my son is one year older to see what else Magic Man Van Valin has in store for us!
What to Expect
You can expect a boost in excitement and energy, with your guests laughing and smiling uncontrollably as they compliment your choice to invest in my special service.
My show is self contained, where I supply everything needed in order to put on a successful performance. I pride myself on being extremely easy to work and communicate with, and have unwavering confidence that my performance will exceed any expectations!
Cory Van Valin is the TOP up and coming magician from the Tampa Bay area! He is not just 'a magician'. Cory Van Valin is THEE Magician! His performance will re-define what INCREDIBLE magic means!
"My ability to connect with each individual in an audience on a personal level truly makes what I do a sensational experience to be remembered for years to come.
From improvisational humor to the devotional mastery of my craft, my best magic trick is how I bring that familiar child-like essence of mystery and astonishment!
I'm recognized far and wide for how I've custom handled hundreds of shows at a multitude of venues, ranging from all over Florida to Vegas!
I pride myself on going above and beyond to please crowds of all diverse demographics, from birthday parties to VIP events, and everything in between.
I have been honored with the title of Tampa Bay’s Top Up & Coming Magician by radio station 93.3 flz.
I've also been blessed with having opportunities to perform for many celebrities and well known companies through out my 6 year career.
I have even opened up for the headlining act in Las Vegas, and I've personally sold out more than 10 headline stage shows at Stageworks Theatre, with my next headline stage show taking place at The Straz Center in August 2018.
In 2017, I was voted the #1 magician.. in my immediate family :-)
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 05, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 06, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Teen's Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|May 31, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 29, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 22, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 17, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 21, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 10, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 28, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 14, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 25, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 12, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 11, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Festival|
|May 14, 2016 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Teen)|
|February 27, 2016||Birthday (Child)|
|January 17, 2016||Dinner Party|
|December 05, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 05, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|August 08, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|March 20, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 14, 2014||Birthday Party|
|November 29, 2014||Birthday Party|
|November 01, 2014||Birthday Party|
|October 18, 2014||Birthday Party|
|September 13, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 10, 2014||Birthday Party|
|May 22, 2014||Other|
|April 25, 2014||Birthday Party|
|March 22, 2014||Birthday Party|
|February 04, 2014||Reunion|
|November 02, 2013||Halloween Party|
|October 31, 2013||Halloween Party|
|July 20, 2013||Birthday Party|
Influences & Inspiration
My love for magic and my excitement to perform starts from an early age, but my skills didn't become refined and focused on until the age of 17, and my career began to launch in the beginning of 2012 when I was asked to perform weekly in the top venues of the populated cities of Tampa and St Petersburg.
From one day watching magic for the first time in David Blaine's special in 1999, I now look back and see I am living the wildest dream doing everything and more that shattered my mind at an early age.