Will Fern is a professional magician, performing close-up and stage magic internationally. During his 25 year full-time career as a magician, Will has been a member of the Society of American Magicians (SAM) and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), and has worked in a wide variety of venues, including all manner of private and corporate affairs, in theaters, on cruise ships, and much more.
Will was awarded the IBM International Championship in Close-Up (“Strolling”) Magic in 2011, competing against magicians from over 50 countries. Will has been awarded a “Star of Magic” by the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and has been featured as a guest performer for over 10 consecutive years at the world renowned Magic Castle, in Hollywood, California.
Primarily a corporate entertainer, Will performs nationally for Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Dun & Bradstreet and dozens more. He performs strolling magic and stand-up comedy magic at dinners and banquets, as well as providing booth entertainment at industry trade shows. His company, Team Magic, Inc., provides magically-themed team building programs for the same clientele.
In addition to private magic coaching, Will has also taught over 2,000 students (ages 7-18) the art of magic, mainly in summer camp settings, over the course of 20 years. He is currently a staff teacher/counselor and lecturer at the world’s most prestigious magic camp for children ages 8 to 18, Tannens Magic Camp, held at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Another acclaimed camp, the Summit NJ FLASH summer arts program, employed Will as their magic instructor for 6 years in what became their most popular class.
Will has a passion for magic, community service, and teaching, and in 2016 helped launch “Magical Healing,” a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, where he serves as Vice President. Magical Healing has a unique and magical vision: “To empower our youth to perform the timeless art of magic to entertain veterans, hospitalized children, seniors and struggling families. The young magicians experience themselves as people who make a powerful difference, uplifting everyone they touch with magic, wonderment and joy.” The Magical Healing program is a 6 week course, culminating with 8 young magicians performing for an audience of seniors, veterans, etc, as noted above.
Please learn more about Will at www.willfern.com, and about Magical Healing, at www.magicalhealing.org.