BJ Hickman is the first choice among magicians in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and throughout New England. He's the entertainer who keeps getting invited back for corporate events, school assemblies, childcare centers, parks and recreation departments, Chambers of Commerce, birthday parties and other special events.
A regular entertainer at Hollywood's Magic Castle, and a New England favorite, magician BJ Hickman is one of the busiest magicians in America. He keeps people entertained at festivals, art centers, theaters, educational school assemblies, special events throughout New England to speaking presentations throughout the United States.
For fellow magicians, he lectures about the business of entertaining family audiences and using magic to motivate children. He has sold thousands of his instructional video tapes. For health care professionals, his “PediaTRICKS.com” program offers ideas to keep children relaxed in the doctor's office. In his professional development in-service for teachers and parents, “Inventive Teacher,” he uses magic, diversions, and curiosities to help adults communicate better with children. BJ is an approved special interest guest lecturer for the leading cruise lines.
His interest in magic began as a child growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire, “My dad taught me a little trick with a piece of string and I was hooked.”, recalls Hickman.
While still a child, Hickman joined The International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) and went on to become an “Order of Merlin-Shield” member and Territorial Representative. He is active locally, having held every office in the New Hampshire chapter of The International Brotherhood of Magicians. Internationally, he is the I.B.M.'s advertising Manager for the organization's trade publication, The Linking Ring Magazine, and He is also a member of several other organizations including the Academy of Magical Arts.
BJ Hickman has been reviewed as “a master of the double-take and one who connects with wonderful audience rapport.” He is credited with being “the magician who keeps getting invited back.” His comedy, audience participation one man magic show is suitable for audiences of all ages. People enjoy his dazzling deception, mind reading miracles, silly surprises, and sleight of hand.
In addition to his performing and speaking, BJ Hickman has produced several Showcases of Educational Performers, maintains his websites, authors two popular e-newsletters and a blog, publishes a magic and fun newspaper that he distributes at his shows, and has written numerous magazine articles. His book is Magic Speaks Louder Than Words.
Within BJ Hickman Communications, he works with fellow performing artists, corporations, and non-profits as The Marketing Magician, with a passion for positive publicity.
Member: The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.
Magician Member and performer: Hollywood Magic Castle
Order of Merlin (Shield) Member: International Brotherhood of Magicians
Treasurer, Former President: Black Richard IBM Ring 166
Member: Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce
BJ Hickman is a consummate professional! He kept our young audience enthralled and the older folks present enjoyed him just as much! BJ arrived right on time, set up and started on schedule. He is clearly comfortable working with small children and they were engaged throughout the entire 45 minute show. We will certainly recommend BJ Hickman to any group looking for a professional, high quality and entertaining show.
- Patricia P., Attleboro, MA