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'''Tyler Wilson''' is a professional close-up magician and author from Alberta, Canada. He is also the owner of [[Cherry Villain]]<ref>[http://www.cherryvillain.com Cherry Villain website]</ref>, a boutique magic publishing company. Tyler is known for his inventive creativity, both on the stage and on the page. His methods and style of presenting are widely recognized for their innovation. When he first arrived on the scene, magicians compared Tyler to the likes of [[Paul Harris]] and [[David Williamson]], but he has since forged a path of his own incomparable style.
  
Tyler Wilson is a close-up magician and stand-up comedian from Alberta, Canada who is quickly becoming known for his creative plotlines, methodology, and presentations. To date, a small sampling of his material has appeared in both [[MAGIC]] and [[Genii]] (“Deep Vernon,” in the August, 2005 issue, and “Stick it to The Man,” in March of 2006), and he has written two books of his original magic - [[Dominatricks]] ([[Andi Gladwin Publications]], 2006), and [[Movers & Shakers]] (with [[Andy Gladwin]], [[Andi Gladwin Publications]], 2007). Tyler’s material has also been published in [[The Magician’s Ltd Cookbook]] (by [[Jack Parker]] and [[Andi Gladwin]]), [[Magic From The Session 2]] (by [[Andi Gladwin]]), and [[The Cheetah’s Handbook]] (an e-book with multiple contributors).
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Little seems to be known about Tyler's personal life, and he doesn't have much of an online presence, rarely posting on forums, and only one Youtube video to his name. This lack of online activity is balanced by his copious in-person appearances, lecturing extensively across Canada, the United States, and Europe on various tours and convention appearances.
  
== A Sampling of Quotes ==
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Tyler began his proto-professional career at the age of eighteen, performing magic as a bartender. This led to him becoming a full-fledged professional, working restaurants, private parties, and corporate events. Tyler became the resident magician at the world-class ski resort, Lake Louise for several years. In 2007, he performed a week-long engagement in the close-up room of [[The Magic Castle]]. Some of Tyler's notable performances include his Canadian TV appearances, a private event for the Prince of the  United Arab Emirates, and at a television taping with Hollywood celebrity, [[Neil Patrick Harris]] in Las Vegas. Primarily a close-up performer, Tyler's limited stage appearances include a three-man show he developed with fellow Canadian magicians, [[Donovan Deschner]] and [[Ryan Pilling]], called [[Magically Delicious]]. Due to the conflicting schedules of all three performers, the show only played on two occasions. On the other side of the Atlantic, Tyler also performed in a three-night limited run stage show in Cheltenham, England called [[An Evening of Deception]] with British magicians, [[Rob James]], [[Steve Knibbs]], [[Andi Gladwin]], and [[Steve Falkner]]. Throughout the 2011 season, Tyler was a resident magician at [[The House of Illusion]] in Costa Daurada, Spain.
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== Tyler Wilson in Print ==
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'''2004'''
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* Twisting to the Acers (lecture notes)
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* Rub ´N Tug (card sleight in the October issue of [[MAGIC magazine]])
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* The Shocker (card sleight in the November issue of [[MAGIC magazine]])
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'''2005'''
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* Just Be Glad My Name Isn´t Greg (lecture notes)
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* Dirty Ape in the Middle (card trick in the January issue of [[MAGIC magazine]])
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* Striptease (card sleight in the April issue of [[MAGIC magazine]])
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* Paul Mase´s Trick (card trick in [[Freebie 6]] by [[Jason Alford]])
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* Clean Sanchez and Matrimoney (card trick and coin trick, respectively in [[The Cheetah´s Handbook]] by [[Jamie Badman]] and [[Andi Gladwin]])
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* Deep Vernon (card sleight in the August issue of [[Genii 2005 August]])
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'''2006'''
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* [[Dominatricks]] (hardcover book)
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* Cherry Bomb (card trick in [[The Cheetah´s Handbook Volume 2: Another Bite of the Cherry]] by [[Jamie Badman]] and [[Andi Gladwin]])
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* [[Movers & Shakers]] (softcover booklet with [[Andi Gladwin]])
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* Hit It & Split It (card trick co-created with [[Jack Parker]] in [[Freebie 7]] by [[Jason Alford]])
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* Dirty Stinkin´Ape in the Middle (card trick in [[Magic from the Session]] by [[Andi Gladwin]] and [[Rob James]])
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* Session 2006 Lecture Notes
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* Stick It To Me (mentalism trick in the March issue of [[Genii 2006 March]])
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'''2007'''
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* Snatch (card trick in [[Magic from the Session 2]] by [[Andi Gladwin]] and [[Rob James]])
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* Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (card trick in [[Freebie 8]] by [[Mark Tams]])
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* T&A Tour Lecture Notes (with [[Andi Gladwin]])
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* Oscar the Grouch (card trick in issue 11 of [[Antinomy]] magazine)
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'''2008'''
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* Bling, Token, Call Girl, Running Man, and Guns ´N Roses (ring trick, coin trick, and three card tricks respectively in the Tyler Wilson one-man issue of Talk About Tricks in the [[MAGIC magazine]])
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* Ah, Very Near Sloth control (card sleight in [[Deal or No Deal]] by [[Mark Tams]])
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* Slacker (card trick in Jack Parker´s [[The Magician´s Ltd. Cookbook]] by [[Andi Gladwin]])
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'''2009'''
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* Hello Clelumbus (lecture notes)
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* Green Eggs and CAM (lecture notes)
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* Coronation Street Sucks (lecture notes)
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'''2010'''
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* [http://www.cherryvillain.com/ Reinventing The Real] (hardcover book)
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* Sideways Eight and Filler (two card tricks in [[Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 8]] by [[Steve Beam]])
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* Freudian Slip (card sleight in [[Above the Fold]] by [[Rich Aviles]])
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'''2011'''
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* The Big O (card trick in the May issue of [[MAGIC magazine]])
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== Quotes ==
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* ''“Reinventing The Real is the best and most exciting book on close-up magic I've read in a long time. In it Tyler Wilson shows himself wonderfully inventive, a serious student of his craft and very funny. The only fault this book has is that I'm not publishing it.”'' '''Stephen Minch'''
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* ''“There are very few magic books that make me laugh on purpose. This one did. I have not met Mr. Wilson, but it is clear that he is impressively well read, and threateningly clever. Had I not read it first, this material would have fooled me. Thus, I’d probably find it difficult to like him.”'' '''Max Maven'''
  
 
* ''“Tyler Wilson has a wonderful, creative mind. His work with cards is top notch.”'' '''Joshua Jay'''
 
* ''“Tyler Wilson has a wonderful, creative mind. His work with cards is top notch.”'' '''Joshua Jay'''
  
* ''“When I read Dingle's Deceptions I thought, 'My God.' When I read The Magic of Paul Harris, I thought, 'Thank God.' When I read Dominatricks I thought, 'Finally: the next leap forward.' I've waited a long time. I'm very happy that I didn't die before this came along.”' '''Steve Mayhew'''
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* ''“When I read Dingle's Deceptions I thought, 'My God.' When I read The Magic of Paul Harris, I thought, 'Thank God.' When I read Dominatricks I thought, 'Finally: the next leap forward.' I've waited a long time. I'm very happy that I didn't die before this came along.”'' '''Steve Mayhew'''
  
 
* ''“Part magical innovator, part North American sasquatch, Tyler Wilson is  primed and ready to hold the magic world upside down by its ankles and shake it into submission. Only then will he return to the forest.”'' '''David Acer'''
 
* ''“Part magical innovator, part North American sasquatch, Tyler Wilson is  primed and ready to hold the magic world upside down by its ankles and shake it into submission. Only then will he return to the forest.”'' '''David Acer'''
  
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== Tyler Wilson in Genii ==
[[Category:Canadian magicians|Wilson]]
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* [[Genii 2006 March]] (Magicana) -  Stick It To Me
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Revision as of 10:35, 15 March 2012

Tyler Wilson

Tyler Wilson

NationalityCanadian

Tyler Wilson is a professional close-up magician and author from Alberta, Canada. He is also the owner of Cherry Villain[1], a boutique magic publishing company. Tyler is known for his inventive creativity, both on the stage and on the page. His methods and style of presenting are widely recognized for their innovation. When he first arrived on the scene, magicians compared Tyler to the likes of Paul Harris and David Williamson, but he has since forged a path of his own incomparable style.

Little seems to be known about Tyler's personal life, and he doesn't have much of an online presence, rarely posting on forums, and only one Youtube video to his name. This lack of online activity is balanced by his copious in-person appearances, lecturing extensively across Canada, the United States, and Europe on various tours and convention appearances.

Tyler began his proto-professional career at the age of eighteen, performing magic as a bartender. This led to him becoming a full-fledged professional, working restaurants, private parties, and corporate events. Tyler became the resident magician at the world-class ski resort, Lake Louise for several years. In 2007, he performed a week-long engagement in the close-up room of The Magic Castle. Some of Tyler's notable performances include his Canadian TV appearances, a private event for the Prince of the United Arab Emirates, and at a television taping with Hollywood celebrity, Neil Patrick Harris in Las Vegas. Primarily a close-up performer, Tyler's limited stage appearances include a three-man show he developed with fellow Canadian magicians, Donovan Deschner and Ryan Pilling, called Magically Delicious. Due to the conflicting schedules of all three performers, the show only played on two occasions. On the other side of the Atlantic, Tyler also performed in a three-night limited run stage show in Cheltenham, England called An Evening of Deception with British magicians, Rob James, Steve Knibbs, Andi Gladwin, and Steve Falkner. Throughout the 2011 season, Tyler was a resident magician at The House of Illusion in Costa Daurada, Spain.

Contents

Tyler Wilson in Print

2004

  • Twisting to the Acers (lecture notes)
  • Rub ´N Tug (card sleight in the October issue of MAGIC magazine)
  • The Shocker (card sleight in the November issue of MAGIC magazine)

2005

2006

2007


2008

2009

  • Hello Clelumbus (lecture notes)
  • Green Eggs and CAM (lecture notes)
  • Coronation Street Sucks (lecture notes)

2010

2011

Quotes

  • “Reinventing The Real is the best and most exciting book on close-up magic I've read in a long time. In it Tyler Wilson shows himself wonderfully inventive, a serious student of his craft and very funny. The only fault this book has is that I'm not publishing it.” Stephen Minch
  • “There are very few magic books that make me laugh on purpose. This one did. I have not met Mr. Wilson, but it is clear that he is impressively well read, and threateningly clever. Had I not read it first, this material would have fooled me. Thus, I’d probably find it difficult to like him.” Max Maven
  • “Tyler Wilson has a wonderful, creative mind. His work with cards is top notch.” Joshua Jay
  • “When I read Dingle's Deceptions I thought, 'My God.' When I read The Magic of Paul Harris, I thought, 'Thank God.' When I read Dominatricks I thought, 'Finally: the next leap forward.' I've waited a long time. I'm very happy that I didn't die before this came along.” Steve Mayhew
  • “Part magical innovator, part North American sasquatch, Tyler Wilson is primed and ready to hold the magic world upside down by its ankles and shake it into submission. Only then will he return to the forest.” David Acer

Tyler Wilson in Genii

References

  1. Cherry Villain website
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