Cover of The Linking Ring (2022)
January 9 1974
|Notable works||Lost Works, Death of Poe, Poe Brainwave, Poe's Magic Theatre|
|Known for||Bizarre and Storytelling Magic|
|Website||www.vincewilsonmagic.com www.poesmagic.com www.bizarrehauntings.com|
Vince Wilson, is an American magician from Baltimore, MD. He is mostly known for Bizarre Magic and Storytelling Magic. He is the co-creator of the Bizarre Hauntings Conference and founder of Poe's Magic Theatre in Baltimore.
Vince Wilson got his start in Baltimore, MD in the 1990s doing ghost tours, séances and underground Bizarre Magic. In 2009. Vince moved to Harpers Ferry, WV to open The Haunted Cottage Parlor Theatre. There he continued to do ghost tours, séances, hypnosis and bizarre magic in addition to séance based Murder Mystery shows.
In 2014 Vince moved from Harpers Ferry to do more mainstream and open magic in the Mid-Atlantic. Although he kept to his storytelling roots with popular shows such as Phantasmagoria (retooled from a show in Baltimore), Faery Tales to Tell in the Dark, and The Paranormalist. Vince has appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, NatGeo and Destination America as well all local TV stations in the Baltimore broadcasting area. He has also appeared on numerous podcasts, radio shows, and YouTube videos.
In 2017 Vince started the Mid-Atlantic's Premiere storytelling and bizarre magic conference - Poe's Magic Conference. Initially in Gettysburg PA, it now takes place in Baltimore MD.
In 2019 Vince opened Poe's Magic Theatre in Baltimore. Poe's is a magic venue that focuses on world-class magic and illusion, with an emphasis on narrative and connecting with audiences. Popular performers who have already performed at Poe's Theatre include Peter Samelson, Eric Jones, David Parr, Vlad, Ran'D Shine, Alain Nu, and many others.
Vince continues to be a prolific contributor, creator, lecturer, and scriptwriter. He performs regularly in the Mid-Atlantic and on the East Coast, but has also performed in Chicago, Los Angeles CA, San Jose CA, UK, and Italy as well as many other cities in the US. In September 2022 Vince appeared on the cover of The Linking Ring with a feature article inside and appeared in M.U.M. that same month. In May 2023, Vince performed and lectured at the historic Magic Circle in London.
- Magic is not tricks, but moments of wonder.
- The greatest magicians were storytellers.
- Lost Works (2019)
- Gloomy Sunday (2014)
- An Ode to Lovecraft (2014)
- Spirit Boxed (2020)
- Strolling Bizarre (2020)
- Haunted Baltimore (2021)