Officially opened January 1, 2017, following extensive renovations which included paneling of the walls, new light and plumbing fixtures and new employee attitude. In addition to renovations, both a library and lecture rooms were established. The extensive library contains hundreds of books covering every phase of magic. Magic tricks for purchase in the Shoppe cover all the ground from beginner to professional. The lecture room can seat up to 25 people for lectures or meetings. Besides books, an extensive collection of DVD’s is available for purchase. We are very customer oriented and our mantra is “we want you to be the best magician you can be.” If we do not have want you want, we will order it for you. The Top Hand Wand Magic Shoppe is also the meeting place for the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Fantasma Ring 257. Come see why we are “where the pros shop.”
John McClenahan, Owner
John is the owner of the Top Hat and Wand Magic Shoppe. He has been involved with magic since an early age and performed during high school and college with time out for the US Army and Hotel Management positions. He and his wife volunteered at local hospitals entertaining sick children for 18 years. John is the President of International Brotherhood of Magicians, Fantasma Ring 257 and Territorial Vice President for Nevada for the I. B. M.
Scott Brown, Resident
Scott’s first taste of what would become his profession was at the Magic Kingdom of Disney World and was inspired by Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride. He is best known for his magic research and knowledge of magic. His primary expertise is in mentalism and has originated and released several mental effects. Scott was the inspiration for the birth of the Top Hat and Wand Magic Shoppe.
Anthony discovered his love for Magic at a young age when his father, also a magician, introduced him to it. Together they would frequent the magic shops around town. As he grew he pursued performance art, and has worked as an actor and singer across the US.
He missed magic, so he took a job at Circus 1903 at Paris Las Vegas, working alongside David Williamson. David was the inspiration to get back into magic.
Jeff McBride and Howard Hamburg became his mentors.
Randy first began to perform magic at age ten and one of his early teachers was Allen Ackerman. He has worked in Las Vegas magic shops for the past 16 years. Randy has been a magic associate at the Top Hat and Wand Magic Shoppe since February 2017.
Scott started learning magic at the age of seven, with that first magic trick. He built his first prop (a guillotine) at 10, the same age he turned pro!
Proficient at many types of magic, he has performed everything from close-up to big illusions, parlor to stage, with every size audience.