Born 1969. New Hampshire-based performer. BA in Music from Plymouth State University. Background in music and theater. Taught theater for five years at Pembroke Academy in New Hampshire. Full-time performer since 1991. Performs stage, family, festivals and fairs, corporate and resort markets. Ran New Hampshire's only magic shop (Absolutely Magic) for six years (1991-1997). Creative consultant for stage, film and television. Received two awards at the New England Magic Competition, including first place in 2000. Recognized by New Hampshire Magazine as NH's Best Magical Entertainment in 2002. October 2008 saw the production of his original "magi-musical" Fantasmagoria Cabaret. In addition to a busy public performance schedule, Pinard has contributed to the magic industry in video, print and as a consultant. Locally he has served as a Selectman to the Town of Bradford, NH and currently represents Bradford on the Kearsarge Regional School Board and the Bradford Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Affiliations: Society of American Magicians, International Brotherhood of Magicians, New England Magic Collectors Association & The Conjuring Arts Research Center. Lifetime subscriber to Genii.
Served as adviser to the Society of Young Magicians Assembly #1 for four years. Held local offices in Society of American Magicians and International Brotherhood of Magicians. Served as Regional and NH National Deputy for Society of American Magicians for over a decade.
Taught magic at Kearsarge Arts Theater (summer program 1998-2000, 2009, 2010). Technical director and Lighting Designer for KAT, 2009-2011.
Editor: The Magic Menu (associate editor with Jim Sisti) Son of Simon Says by Simon Lovell (2000) Eric DeCamps: Compositions of Conjuring (2001) The Yankee Magic Collector #11 (co-editor with Ed Hill) (2004) The Yankee Magic Collector Style Guide (2006) Switch by John Lovick (2006) The Yankee Magic Collector #12 (co-editor with Ed Hill) (2006) The Yankee Magic Collector #13 (co-editor with Ed Hill) (2008) The Yankee Magic Collector #14 (2010)
Art Director: The Magic Menu (Issues 31-64) The Yankee Magic Collector #10 (2002) The Yankee Magic Collector #11 (2004) The Yankee Magic Collector Style Guide (2006) The Yankee Magic Collector #12 (2006) The Yankee Magic Collector #13 (2008) The Yankee Magic Collector #14 (2010)
Graphic Design & Composition (book design, dustjackets where indicated): Sonata for Ring & String by Dan Fleshman (1993) The Magic Menu (Issues 31-64) Switch by John Lovick (2006) In A Class By Himself by Jon Racherbaumer (2000) Book and dustjacket The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard (2001) Extending Magic Beyond Credibility by John Booth (2001) Best of Friends 3 by Harry Lorayne (2007) Book and dustjacket Mathematical Wizardry by Harry Lorayne (2006) Harry Lorayne's The Classic Collection by Harry Lorayne (2005) Harry Lorayne's The Classic Collection 2 by Harry Lorayne (2008) Book and dustjacket Harry Lorayne's The Classic Collection 3 by Harry Lorayne (2010) Book and dustjacket Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection by Harry Lorayne (2001) Doug Edwards Packs A Wallop by Harry Lorayne (1997) The Himber Wallet Book by Harry Lorayne (1998) Magic with Canes and Candles by Fantasio (2000) Billion Dollar Bunko (republished as How to Cheat at Everything) by Simon Lovell (2003) Book and dustjacket How to Cheat at Everything by Simon Lovell (2007) Simon Says by Simon Lovell (1997) Son of Simon Says by Simon Lovell (2000) The Magic Menu: The First Five Years (2001) Dustjacket only The Magic Menu: Years Six through Ten (2001) Book and dustjacket The Magic Menu: The Final Four (2002) The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius by Lance Pierce (2001) Constant Fooling 1 by David Regal (2002) Book and dustjacket Constant Fooling 2 by David Regal (2002) Book and dustjacket Ibidem Volume 2 by P. Howard Lyons (2001) Ibidem Volume 3/Aziz & Beyond by P. Howard Lyons (2002) Simon Aronson's Side-Swiped (2002) Side Show by Joshua Jay (2002) Restaurant Worker's Handbook by Jim Pace & Jerry Macgregor (2008) Dustjacket Art of Astonishment Volume 3 by Paul Harris (2004) updated dustjacket and frontmatter The Complete Ganson Magic Teach-In Series (2010) design, facsimile reproduction, introduction The Magical Arts Journal, design, facsimile reproduction
Publications: "Sweet Cents", trick printed in Jim Sisti's "Magic on the Menu" column, MAGIC magazine (May, 2002) "'Realizing' Historical Documents for Reproduction", article for The Yankee Magic Collector #10 (2002) The Magic Menu Genii Half-Baked Magicol
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Publisher: Serious Bizness (1996, 2000) The Shared Experience (2002) The Magic Menu: The Final Four Issues 61 through 64. (2002) Scatter Thought: Off-Center Tear (2006) The Three Shell Game by Tom Osbourne (PDF: 2005)
Video: The Shared Experience: The Nuts and Bolts (2003) Reel Magic Magazine (formerly Reel Magic Quarterly). Produces and hosts Continuum (interviewees include Harry Lorayne, Bill Kalush, Johnny Thompson, Jay Sankey, Todd Robbins, Eugene Burger, Charles Reynolds)
Manufacturer: La Maggiore (three shell game) 2000-present. http://www.threeshellgame.com
Theatrical consulting: American Stage Festival, Hampton Playhouse, Kearsarge Arts Theater, Lakes Region Summer Theatre, The ActorSingers, North Country Center for the Arts and New London Barn Playhouse.