Maine Magician Conjuring Carroll on a roll…….

Well I’m on a roll! I’ve been busy with a bunch of activities. I just finished up my April Foolish library special and have a number of libraries booked for this years summer reading program. Check out this picture of me! Image

It’s my facebook page right now and here’s my neat logo for this years show…Image

The neat thing about this is the 793.8 is the dewy decimal listing for magic books!

I have been bless to volunteer at Maine General and it brings me such joy to hear the nice thank you’s for coming in and visiting.

This past weekend was crazy being April Vacation! Here are just a few photos of where I was this week.


The Children’s Discovery Museum of Augusta!


Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union!


The Spaghetti Spring Sling for Lithgow Libraries Capital campaign to raise funds for a new addition! Plus my regular appearance at The Red Barn and a few birthday parties. I love this time of the year!

I’m still booking birthday parties and if you’re interested in my rates please check out my birthday page here at

Until I get a chance to write again have a wonderful spring and remember to find the magic in life!



Magician in Maine: It’s been awhile…

Hi Fans and friends! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve made a post here. If you’ve checked you probably saw I change the weblog format and the address name. It seemed to make sense. So what’s been happening with Maine’s Fun Magician & Family Entertainer you ask?! Well let me tell you of a few adventures and new upcoming things.

Where to start, that’s the problem…..Hmmmm….well I guess I’ll just share what comes to mind!

Ah yes! First, I have had the honor and privilege to become the new president for Maine’s Society of American Magicians! I love meeting with this group of guys and it is really great that the guys have bestowed this “Most Illustrious” title. I look forward to help bring magic to a new caliber this year in Maine!


I met with many folks again during the Maine Fair Association Trade show in Portland in January. I have already booked Skowhegan State Fair again, Piscataquis Valley Fair, Harmony Free Fair, and possibly some new ones! This year I started pushing my new magic show called M-AG-icultural which is a magic show about agriculture. I didn;t have as much material ready this year as I had hope for the fair conventions, but will hopefully have everything up and running by the end of the year.

My “Nutrition by Magician” program has been given a bit of new life this year working with Ben Hodgdon of 5210 Let’s Go for Somerset County. We’re hoping that I can present how I tried in the 5210 message into Nutrition by Magician to other county representatives to do extra shows throughout the state. I’m hoping that this new relationship will help me present a healthy message to schools and communities. I know that making healthier choices with more vegetables and fruits, less screen time, a bit if exercise and and removing sugary drinks is a goal that can easily be accomplished! I have officially been working on making healthier choices, since January and I have currently lost 13 pounds without even really trying! 5210 works! I’m looking forward to reporting at the end of this year how my health is by this shift in thinking and making better choices!



Thanks to Square up and my new smart phone (which I think may be smarter than me!) I will now be accepting credit card payments for my services. I hope that this new feature will encourage more bookings and help me be able to do more birthday magic shows in Maine and throughout New England!

After almost 4 months or work and meetings I officially got the ok to start volunteering as a magician at Maine General. In fact, I did my first appearance the other day going from room to room in the rehab wing showing those who are healing some magic to take their minds off of all their stuff for a few moments. It was super fun and everyone was so happy for the visit. I would encourage anyone to try volunteering and see how rewarding it is. Here a picture of my blue lab coat and badge! Image

Well that’s what comes to mind right now…I’m sure other things will pop up in my head as life goes on and I’m going to try (note I said “try” that means no guarantees!) to make a better effort to update this blog a bit more often. It’s nice to share what’s going on in my life with my friends and fans and I do hope you enjoy what I share. Also if you haven’t become a friend of my Facebook page I encourage you to become one! That is the most up to date happenings of Maine Magician Conjuring Carroll as I am frequently posting new info about shows and happenings. You can become a friend by following this link I look forward to having you as a friend!

Remember to find the Magic in life!

Carroll Chapman aka Conjuring Carroll


Periodicals 2013

So once again I am trying to get myself into the blogging mood. I have slack on this and most anything web related for about a year! Not that I haven’t thought about it it was just one of the craziest years I have ever had. I finally figured out how to do some video editing and have a lot of respect for those who do it for a living. there is a lot involved. I officially have 4 videos on youtube. With the crazy year I have had some wonderful opportunities and great memories. My family and I got to travel to Hershey, PA and also a visit to the Statue of Liberty. I also got to work with some new fairs this summer and it was a pleasure as well. The summer reading program was “Dig into Reading” this year so I based my magic show around agriculture which not only gave me a great show for the libraries, but also provided a platform to present it to the Fairs this year. The program is called M-AG-icultural. I’m hoping next month when fair booking starts I will entice a few extra fairs to try this new magic show about agriculture. Well until my next periodical…Remember to find the Magic in life!



New Weblog for 2012

Happy New Year! Boy looking back, did I ever drop the ball on updating my blog!!!!! So sorry to those that checked it out to find it so outdated. Hopefully I can make a resolution to be better at posting my happenings. Instead of talking about what happened in 2011 which was a lot. I’ll strive to talk about this year and what’s going on.

First things first I have accepted the position as Vice President of The Society of American Magicians for the Maine assembly 174. This was the first magic club I ever joined back when I started magic 16 years ago. I would never have thought I would be honored to hold such a position. Secondly I have established yet another business!!!! I know how am I going to keep up this blog if I’m busier that I was! We’ll I’m going to try! My new business is a hobby that I have been doing for several year, photography. Chapman Photography is official established Jan of 2012. I have won several awards for my photos including 2 best in shows! I have been enrolled into a professional photography course through the New York Institute of Photography. Please check out my new website for this business at

SO whats happening for January? I started off the New Year with a show for Belfast by the Bay with Zeke doing a balloon show and a magic show. Then from there had a couple of unexpected shows and one repeat show for Healthy Island Project. I’m now gearing up to meet with all the fairs in Maine at the annual convention this weekend. I always have such a great time at these conventions, as I get to see so many performers and friends that I hardly ever get see otherwise. It’s a great time of fun! Zeke is super excited as we gear up as well promoting Maine-ly Balloons this year at the convention. He’s truly got a knack for making some of the best balloon anyone in the state has seen especially at his age! Well until my next post….remember to find the magic in life!


Carroll Chapman

Weblog 4 of 2010 or 1 of 2011?

It’s been awhile since I have written a blog update. Not sure if this counts as blog 4 of 2010 or 1 of 2011. Kinda like is the jar half empty or half full. Anyways so let get you updated.

Fall has come and gone and winter is clearly here. I had a great fall season and did many shows. Zeke has also done a lot with his ballooning and is excited to be partner in a business. It’s great to see his enthusism in what he does. December and January were a bit slow this year with booking but we managed. It was great to go back to Belfast’s New Years by the Bay again this year! They always put on a great event. In January I had to cover for a good friend and magic mentor Amazing Lou as he needed to have emergency surgery and have a kidney removed. He’s recovering well but is very sore. He had us all scared for a while. I also had the pleasure of being invited back to Winterfest in Deer Isle. The event went great and the new venue this year was awesome. January is almost over and I’m planning to head to the Maine Fair convention tomorrow with Zeke. This will be his 1st time promoting the ballooning and I hope he does well. I think people will be impressed. We didn’t make the MA Fair convention due to schedule conflicts but hopefully we’ll make it this coming year. VT/NH Fair convention is next weekend and Zeke and I will be staying in Fairlee for a couple of days. Should be fun there too! February Vacation Week is pretty well booked and is looking good. I’m now starting to work more on my summer reading show and have had several libraries already wanting to book. Things are going well!

Things that have been happening around the house….Lets see, Ivan is not only walking (started at 10 months!) but now has discovered how to climb up on the furniture. I think he’s trying to give me a heart attack! April and I made a new years resolution to lose some of the weight we put on from Thanksgiving and Christmas. So we joined Weight Watchers and I have been working out at home. I cleaned the basement of our home and put down some interlocking foam padding so Ezekiel can practice his Tae Kwon Do and I can do my exercises. It has been really nice. I’ve lost 13 pounds in about 3 weeks! My goal is to get to 195 which is about 40 or so pounds away. I figured if I could lose 4 pounds a month I’ll hit it by the end of the year. Although if I keep losing like I am right now I’ll make it by summer! Wouldn’t that be nice! ūüôā¬† April position is going to be changing and she’s not to fond of the change but I’m sure it’ll all work out. Zeke is doing really well in school and is getting really close to his black belt test now! He had been practicing his board breaks and went from being only able to break one board to breaking 4 of them stacked together! He can help chop wood this winter for me! ūüôā April and I are really proud of him and how he has stuck to his training. The plow truck died on me this winter but our neighbor next door has been keeping us cleaned out so I don’t have to snow blow quite as much as I though I was going to have to. It’s nice to have such good neighbors! I started a photography course with The New York Institute of Photography and I’m very pleased with the course. I put together a website where some of my pictures are posted it’s Please go check it out. I may start to do photography as another profession once I finish my coursework. Probably in 2012.¬† I’ll keep you posted!

Well I guess I better end while Ivan is still sleeping and I need to pack my trade show materials for the early drive in the morning!

Until my next post… remember to find the magic in life!

Maine Magician Weblog 3 of 2010

Wow did the summer ever fly by!!!! Here we are in the middle of September and heading into Autumn. My favorite time of year. Campfires at night, no bugs, cooler weather to work outside, fresh harvest vegetables, beautiful colored trees, apple picking. The only down side is that it’s so short and then the dreaded winter comes! My least favorite time of the year other than Christmas of course!

So the summer has past and I have been truly blessed this year with bookings. I did several fairs this summer (Houlton, Piscataquis, Harmony, and Skowhegan State Fair) I’ll be at the Farmington Fair starting September 19th and that’ll be the last fair of the season for me this year. I did a bunch of community events this year and 26 libraries from So. Berwick to Fort Kent!!! What a blast!!! September is my “Church Month” as I’ve been booked every weekend at a different church to kick off their Sunday Schools. October is Shaping up nicely and November is well November (worst month of the year for booking!). Ezekiel and I have been teaming up at the fairs and at several community events strolling and doing balloon twisting. It’s amazing to see how far he’s come and help me improve at balloon twisting. We’re hoping we can promote the ballooning to the Fairs in MA this November at their annual convention and possible get some bookings with them. Of course Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to get the Booking reminders out to clients that have used my services in the past.

As for family life…I have been working on my office and putting in a photo studio for me to practice my hobby of photography to the next level. I actually contemplating investing in a course on Photography. I really enjoy it. My wife is planning to take some time off for Fall and during Christmas Break which will be nice to have her home. She has a high stress job and for her to take some time off is a good thing. We actually will be going to wedding this weekend of a boy who was in our children’s church many years ago(I guess). I know I’m getting old when we received the invitation. LOL! Ezekiel is back to school and in 7th grade! It scares me a bit, as I can remember what I did in 7th grade and it wasn’t entirely good (oh my!!!). He’s a good kid, just the hormones get the better of him sometimes when as ask him to do things. ūüôā I remember that too! Ivan is crawling at lighting speed and is able to walk with a walker thing all around the house. He got 5 teeth and working on the 6th one and my patience. It’s great being a stay at home Dad though and seeing how much he absorbs. I’m looking forward to strolling for walks this fall and letting him see the things of Fall. Well, that about here for now, I look forward to sharing with you again next time.

Until my next post…remember to find the magic in life!

Maine Magician Weblog 2 of 2010

Greeting friends,

I hope you weathered the winter ok. It’s been fun and challenging to run my business and take care of¬†an infant! I wouldn’t trade it for the world though. I have been steadily¬†getting bookings for libraries and community¬†events this year and have several Fairs booked for the fall. The end of¬†school is just around the corner and I’m very excited to see how the summer shapes up. I hope we don’t have as much rain as we did last year! I only¬†got my motorcycle out twice! The baby is doing great! It’s lots of fun seeing all the changes that happen so quickly. I’m truly¬†blessed. Easter is this coming weekend and speaking of being¬†blessed I just want to say Jesus is the Reason for the Season! I love Easter…it’s one of my favorite holidays! I have been working on sending out postcards to Maine and New England Churches for my ministry Magic Outreach. See my website for more detail¬† Ezekiel has been helping in our church¬†at our carnivals and has taken to making balloon animals. He asked if he could start a business doing ballooning. After some discussion I decided to join forces with him. We have a team ballooning business called Maine-ly Balloons. We already have some bookings for the summer and he’s super excited. I think it’s great because not only does he learn about responsibility but I get to spend some time with him! We have a website up it’s¬†Please check it out. Oh I almost forgot! I have created a fan page on Facebook! Please check out the link and become a fan!¬†¬†Well, Thats about it here. I hope you have a great summer and I’ll tell you how mine’s going on my next post.

Until my next post…remember to find the magic in life!

Maine Magician and Family Entertainer Weblog 4 of 2009 & 2010 1st Weblog

Well today is Jan 1st and this is my last blog for 2009. It should have been posted yesterday but , I¬†was busy performing my New Year’s gig. Anyways since my last post there’s been a ton of stuff going on. The biggest thing is the new addition to my family. Ivan Lee-Norris Chapman was born Dec 4th at 11:35A! He weighed 8lbs. 9oz. and was 21.5″ long. He’s just as handsome as his big brother. It’s been quite awhile since I last had a little one in our house. (11 years to be exact!!!) So things have changed on how much get’s done in a day. Thus I have decided to change my weblog to quarterly as time seems to slip though my hands lately.

My new son Ivan

Ok so an update on what’s been happening magically, I and several other magicians have been meeting once a month in Augusta sharing¬†and learning from each other. It’s the best “magic meetings ” I’ve¬†attended in Maine.¬† October was a good month with several birthday parties and Halloween Shows. November was also a good month. Typically it’s a slow month but I was blessed with several private parties. Christmas…well thats a different story. Typically one of the busiest months was one of my slowest for the year. I was able to get a couple of shows but typically I have a lot. The reason I guess is because of the financial¬†mess that happened earlier in the year. Companies cut back on their spending and axed a lot¬†of Holiday parties. I understand though and was prepared for it. It was also a blessing in disguise as it gave me enough time to complete the addition on my home and prepare for our new baby. So far the outlook for 2010 is ok. I’m looking forward to speaking with many friends in the next couple of months at the fair conventions. God has been good to my family and business for 2009 and I hope that he finds favor with me in 2010.¬† I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Until my next post…Rember to find the magic in life!

Maine Magician & Family Entertainer Weblog 3 of 2009

Ok So I might have to start making this a quarterly weblog instead of a bi-monthly. I have had a great summer with many new and repeat shows. My last post was in May and I was talking about going to SoulJAM which was a wonderful time. My family and I got to perform some gospel magic for the patrons that day and then were given passes for the day. Ezekiel and I went on the Excalabur rollercoster. It was a blast and his first time on a big rollercoaster. we’re already looking forward to going back again next year.

June was a blessed month with several end of school bookings which were mostly my nutition by magician magic show. The kids had a great time and so did I.¬† That month I also a couple of gospel magic shows which were a blast. I got to tag team perform with one of my all time favorite band raging grace ( June also kicked off my Creative Magic library show for the public libraries in Maine. I rounded out the month with Flagstaff Days which was great strolling but the show itself got rained out, we’re looking to see if we can make a make up¬†by the end of the year, and my 13th anniversary topped the list.

July was a steady month with Ezekiel at camp for a week for the first time, my wife and I were going nuts! I’m glad we’ve got another one on the way because I don’t like the quiet. Windsor days was a great time again this year and the library & campground shows kept me busy. I ended the month with Oakfield’s Rail Fan days which was a hoot. My wife is originally from Oakfield and we got to see many of her relatives. I also booked a gospel show the next day up there and there was 3 kids who asked Jesus to be their BFF!

August was a great month. I invested in a new DSLR Nikon camera at the end of July¬†and started up a new hobby of photography. It has been really fun as Ezekiel inheireted my old camera and really got into it with me. We put some pictures in the Bangor and Skowhegan Fair and Ezekiel won 2 first place ribbons at the Bangor fair and 5 firstplace and Best in Show at the Skowhegan fair. I got a couple of ribbons too but I was more excited that he got ribbons. It’s a Dad thing! ūüôā¬† Zeik turned 11 in August and his big thing that he wanted was a “new camera” imagine that! August was also the end of the library magic show run and a couple of other community events. It was the best month for gospel magic shows as I had a show in¬†Fryeburg, North Livermore, and Bradley Maine. All were very please with the program and 2 more kids asked Jesus into their lives.¬† The and of the month was the start up of my fair gigs starting off with Piscataquis fair in Dover-foxcroft. The attendance was great 2 our the 3 days I was there.¬†A hurricane had to mess up one day where it rained all day!¬†There were a few people there that day but rain=bust when it comes to fairs. Thankfully the other 2 days were exceptionally well attended.

Looking into September and the fall season, I got a few more fair shows and then the slow time¬†until I get some bookings for Halloween and Christmas. That’s ok though, because with all the shows I’ve had¬†for the summer¬†I haven’t had anytime to work on my new addition. I just got the lumber order this week so Hopefully it won’t take too long to get the shell up. Zeik started middle school this year which¬†is a little disturbing as I feel like I’m starting to get old especially when I look at the middle school kids. Oh well, I can’t change time. I’m only a magician! ūüėČ

Well again sorry for my procrastination but I’m glad I finally got a chance to tell you about my adventures this summer. I hope you summer was as blessed as mine.

Until my next blog….remember to find the magic in life!

Maine Magician & Family Entertainer Weblog 2 of 2009

Well I missed my mark by a few days! Ok at least it’s the 1st part of May so I’m not doing too bad.¬† My goodness has there been a lot thats happened in the past couple of months.

Were do I start…March was a pretty dry month for shows this year with several community events I normally did either cutting back or closing shop altogether. April was a turn around month. I had the pleasure (eventhough I was a bit under the weather)¬†of returning to Lincoln Maine for a Expo. I saw many familar faces and a few new ones as well. I also had the opportunity to work with Old Town Parks and Recreation for their Easter Festival. It was a great day with a super turnout. April vacation was a bit weak this year but I was able to work for New Dimensions Credit Union for their National Youth Week called “The Magic of Savings”. I had a great time performing strolling magic and ballooning for their event.

As I mentioned in my last post I have been leaning towards my roots in Gospel Magic and with the mentorship of my pastor have established a ministry name called Magic Outreach. Please stop by the new website I’ve designed for this ministry at¬†¬†I have already booked several churches for outreach events using magic as a means to present the Gospel. Please keep this ministry in your prayers as I endeavor to do God’s work. I had the opportunity last week to work with a church in South Portland called The Journey. It’s a foursquare church out of Scarborough. Their website is¬† The¬†event went very well with as many as 50+ people coming out at one point. There was a band, a magician, face painting, ballooning, and bounce houses all free and for¬†one purpose, to share God’s love.

The really BIG NEWS that has happened in the past couple of months is that my wife and I are going to be Parents again! We found out that April is pregnant and her due date is Dec 6th! We are super excited and look forward to all the joys of having a baby in the house again. Speaking of the house…I will be putting on a new addition to my house this summer since we’ve only got 2 bedrooms in our house and my son isn’t willing to share. LOL…he’s 10 I guess I can’t blame him!

Well I guess thats about all I have the time to blog about for now. I do have some¬†upcoming¬† events¬†the end of May at Funtown/Splashtown for SoulJAM sponsored by Worship 95.3FM It’s a christian event where there are over 20 christian bands and artists performing throughout the amusement park all day long. I’ll be at the Kids tent starting at 11:30AM. Please come on by and enjoy the festival and stop by and say hi. I’ll also be on my way to New York for the annual Hall of Famous Unknown Magicians and Clowns Convention. It’s a great time to get together with many wise magicians and clowns and we just have a good old time sharing magic and performing. It’s my once a year treat!

Well until my next blog…Remember to find the Magic in Life!

-Conjuring Carroll Chapman