December, 2008: 3rd place in the Favorite Routine Contest at the 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in Auckland, New Zealand.
2022 Society of American Magicians Finalist in the Close-Up Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada
2020 Society of American Magicians Finalist in the Penn & Teller Auditions in Las Vegas, Nevada
2005 IBM Gold Medal Finalist in the Stage Competition in Reno, Nevada
2005 SAM Finalist in the Close-Up Competition in Boston, MA
2003 Texas Association of Magicians - 1st Place Stage Contest Winner
2003 PCAM K9 Balloon Olympics : 2nd Place
2000 Pacific Coast Association of Magician - 1st Place Stage Contest Winner
1998 Pacific Coast Association of Magician, 2nd Place, Children's Entertainment
1998 International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), 1st Place, Strolling Olympics
Kelvin Chun is an award winning teacher, magician, balloon artist and kite engineer.
Kelvin has performed magic and balloon since 1992 and competed in magic and balloon competitions all over the world since 1998. He is currently Hawaii's IBM Territorial Vice President.
He is the only magician in Hawaii who has accomplished so many magic and balloon awards and is recognized internationally for his performing and lecturing abilities.
Kelvin has over 30 years experience as an educator teaching students from grades kindergarten - adult.
He has the experience to communicate effectively with people of all ages and also be a life-long learner. Kelvin was a guest performer at numerous conventions.
He is best known for his educational technology background, stage magic and inventive balloon sculptures.
Throwing a birthday party, company party, or even a wedding - every show is tailored to the client's individual needs. Kelvin performs for people of all ages.
His cartoon balloon and magic show is customized for audiences of any size.
Kelvin has performed at a variety of events including carnivals, 1st birthdays, Christmas parties, and other special events.
The show features Kelvin 's infamous "Cartoon Balloon" twisting and his amazing production of animals.
At Oahu events, the fun filled magic show could include both green male and red female exotic eclectus parrots,
beautiful white doves, and a miniature grey lion head rabbit.
It can serve as a wonderful start to a convention or dinner entertainment for a banquet.
Whether appearing in public or private settings, Kelvin offers the same high standards of professionalism and unique entertainment that mesmerizes people of all ages and backgrounds.
Having been an educator, Kelvin believes in the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with clients.
He understands the need to be flexible and to tailor his act to clients' specifications in order to best meet their goals, which may include product marketing, inservice training, or simply entertainment of the highest quality.
Kelvin blends magic from all over the world. He attends national and international conventions learning magic and balloon techniques that is incorporated in his act.
Kelvin is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians! The I.B.M. is the world's largest organization for magicians boasting nearly 13,000 members worldwide. With over 300 local groups, called Rings, in more than 73 countries! The I.B.M. is considered to be the most respected organization for amateur and professional magicians in the world!
Kelvin is also a member of the Society of American Magicians, founded on May 10, 1902 in Martinka's famous magic shop in New York City, New York, is the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. The S.A.M. offers the opportunity to unite and associate with leaders in the World of Magic - not only professionals, but with amateurs, manufacturers, magic dealers, book authors and magic collectors. Through its monthly publications, annual conventions, and with over 250 "Assemblies" throughout the world, the S.A.M. provides the necessary forum for the advancement of magic through discussions, lectures, research, performances, and exchange of magic secrets within the magic community.
Kelvin has competed in both stage and close-up international competitions for many years and is honored to represent Hawaii.
Kelvin was a 2005 International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) Gold Medal Finalist in the Stage Competition in Reno, Nevada, and a 2005 Society of American Magicians (SAM) Finalist in the Close-Up Competition in Boston.
Kelvin placed 1st in stage magic at the Texas Association of Magician's (TAOM) 2003 Convention, and also the Pacific Coast Association of Magician's (PCAM) 2000 Convention.
Kelvin placed 3rd in the Favorite Routine Contest at the 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in Auckland, New Zealand (2008).
He also placed 2nd in the PCAM 2003 Balloon Olympics and the PCAM 98' Children's Entertainer competition.
He has been a guest performer and lecturer at numerous international conventions and events from around the world.
These international conventions included the 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in Auckland, New Zealand (2008), International Fellowship of Christian Magician's Convention 2008, SAM 2007 Dallas, Texas Association of Magician's Convention (TAOM), Japan Cup 2004,
Hong Kong International Magic 2003 Convention, Hong Kong International Magic Convention 2002, International Fellowship of Christian Magician's Convention 2001-2004, Columbus Magi-Fest Convention 2002, and TAOM 2002.
Kelvin also continuously strives to improve his performances by traveling around the world to view great routines and compete with outstanding individuals. He often travels to Asia about four times a year. Kelvin strives to perfect his routine in front of the toughest critics - Magicians. Magicians know the performing art and is aware of methods and techniques used. By participating in international conventions, the universal language is magic. Secrets are shared from many cultures. Kelvin selects routines that fit his performing style and keeps up-to-date for the 21st century.
For professional development, Kelvin attended the following:
August, 2019: Magic Live, Las Vegas, NV
July, 2019: IBM - Arizona Convention (dealer)
June, 2019 Chicago Celebration SAM (dealer)
September, 2018 TAOM Houston (dealer)
August, 2018: Magic Live, Las Vegas, NV
July, 2018: FISM World Championships of Magic Beijing 2018
Nov 2017 FISM Asia - Gifu, Japan
August, 2017: Magic Live, Las Vegas, NV
July, 2017: IBM/SAM Combined Convention in Louisville, KY; (dealer)
August, 2015: Magic Live, Las Vegas, NV
July, 2014: IBM/SAM Combined Convention in St. Louis, MO; (dealer)
Fellowship of Christian Magician's Convention: 2014
Lectured, dealer and performed on Asian Magic & Cartoon Balloons at the Annual International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
December 2013, & March, 2014: China Magic Shops in Shijiazhuang & Beijing
October, 2013: International Magic festival (Happy Valley) and magic shops in Guangdong, & Shenzhen (China)
July, 2012: SAM National Magic Convention, Las Vegas, NV (dealer)
October, 2011: International Magic festival (Happy Valley) and magic shops in Guangdong, & Shenzhen (China)
July, 2011: SAM National Magic Convention, Pittsburgh, PA (dealer)
June, 2011: Magic shops in Guangdong, & Shenzhen
March, 2011: Magic shops in Guangdong, & Shenzhen
December, 2010: Magic shops in Guangdong, & Shenzhen
October, 2010: International Magic festival (Happy Valley) and magic shops in Guangdong, & Shenzhen (China)
July, 2010: Lectured, dealer and performed on Asian Magic & Cartoon Balloons at the Annual International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
July, 2010: IBM - San Diego Convention 2010 (dealer)
June, 2010: Magic shops in Guangdong, Shenzhen, & Tokyo
March, 2010: Magic shops in Guangdong, Shenzhen, & Tokyo
December, 2009: Magic shops in Guangdong, & Shenzhen
October, 2009: International Magic festival (Happy Valley) and magic shops in Guangdong, Shenzhen (China), & Tokyo
September, 2009: Texas Association of Magicians - Houston dealer & contestant
July, 2009: FISM World Championships of Magic Beijing 2009
July, 2009: IBM - Nashville, Tennessee Convention 2009 (dealer)
June, 2009: Magic shops in Guangdong, Shenzhen (China), & Tokyo
March, 2009: Magic shops in Guangdong, Shenzhen (China), & Tokyo
December, 2008: 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in Auckland, New Zealand (2008) (dealer)
October, 2008: Shenzhen Happy Valley International Magic Festival (China)
July, 2008: IBM and SAM 2008 International Convention in Louisville, Kentucky (dealer)
July, 2008: Lectured and performed on Asian Magic & Cartoon Balloons at the Annual International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
Hilo Elks "World of Magic" performance includes Taishoji Taiko of Hilo and magician Kelvin Chun of Oahu who will share the stage at downtown Hilo's Palace Theater on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11am.
Kelvin has performed and been a dealer at the above conventions and others including the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) 2007 and 2005,
Society of American Magicians (SAM) 2007, 2005 and 2004, TAOM 2009, 2005-2001, 1999,
2005 IBM Gold Medal Finalist in the Stage Competition in Reno, Nevada (dealer)
2005 SAM Finalist in the Close-Up Competition in Boston, MA (dealer)
2005 Texas Association of Magicians - San Antonio dealer, contestant
2004 Texas Association of Magicians - Houston dealer
July, 2004: Lectured, dealer and performed on Asian Magic & Cartoon Balloons at the Annual International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
March 2004: Japan Cup 2004 (dealer)
2003 Texas Association of Magicians - Lubbock -1st Place Stage Contest Winner and dealer.
November, 2002: Magic on the Beach - Florida: Stage Magic & Balloon Contestant, and Dealer.
September, 2002: Dealer on Asian Magic & Cartoon Balloons at the Texas Association of Magicians Convention in Fort Worth,
2002: The 16th annual Magic Spectacular conjures up a pair of shows on March 16 at the Aloha Theater. This year's featured headliner is magician and ventriloquist Steve Taylor, who will be joined by Honolulu's Kelvin Chun, and local sorcerers The Great Barusky, Arnelio the Great, Alan Konno, Al Gulickto and Ken Broennimann. Proceeds from the 2:30 and 7 p.m. performances will benefit the American Cancer Society.
July, 2001-2002: Lectured, dealer and performed on Asian Magic & Cartoon Balloons at the Annual International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
September, 2001: Lecturer and dealer on Asian Magic & Cartoon Balloons at the 2001 Texas Association of Magicians Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Texas Association of Magicians Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas: Stage Contestant
2001 Japan SAM Convention Stage Magic Contest
Canadian Association of Magicians. President, & International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) 2008 President: Joan Ceasar (left)
Canada Association of Magician's Convention 2001,
2000 Pacific Coast Association of Magician, 1st Place, Stage Magic Contest
September,1999: Stage Magic Contestant 1999 Texas Association of Magicians Convention in Austin, Texas.
1998 Pacific Coast Association of Magician, 2nd Place, Children's Entertainment
and Florida's Magic on the Beach Convention (MOB) 2000/2002.
Kelvin was a hit at IBM's 98 Convention in the Strolling Olympics and named the most funniest (see the Nov.98 issue of Linking Ring).
Photo in November, 1998 Linking Ring Journal
Strolling Olympics Competition
at 1998 International Brotherhood of Magicians'
Convention in Los Angeles.
What you see is a union of magic and balloons from China, Japan, Europe, and the USA.
In Hawaii, Kelvin is an active member of all the local Magic Clubs (SAM, IBM, PRISM (Pacific Rim Inner Secret Magic) ).
Kelvin uses the best magic supplies from Japan including silk, rope, canes, and woodcraft.
Lots of interaction & participation
Magic, Mystery & Illusion Show!
Enhance your event with Kelvin's 30 minute presentation of magic, audience participation, spectacular illusions, live animals, sound system, and music that is guaranteed to make your event a success.
This is how most people have described Kelvin’s award-winning stage act. Imagine animal productions, rope magic, quick change and parasol production. This is the type of magic act and character you would have seen in the grandest of venues. Accompanied by popular music, Kelvin takes his audience on a journey where objects appear, disappear, transform, and take on a life of their own. His suave character will lure and mystify you. This 8-minute extravaganza of breathtaking magic has been hailed by some of America’s top magicians as stylish and full of surprises.
Stand-Up Magic Show
An entertaining solo magic show when a large illusion show is not required. Designed for company parties, picnics, banquets, conventions, schools, birthdays, churches, grand openings, fair, festival, Yakudoshi, and retirement parties.
Close-Up Strolling Magic
Enjoy walk-around close up magic designed to entertain your guests up-close and help them relax and enjoy the evening or party.
Personalized Entertainment for Impressive and Unforgettable Events!
Audiences that have experienced Kelvin’s magic close-up rave about it! Kelvin is very engaging, as he makes his way around meeting your guests and performing his close-up illusions one on one and for small groups. Whether it’s a cocktail party or gala event, your guests will love his casual style and humor. Kelvin's magic is interactive and mesmerizing. Your guests will see professional sleight-of-hand right under their noses, even in their own hands!
Is this the right entertainment for your event?
Kelvin’s strolling or walk-around performance is adaptable. It can be performed under most conditions without interrupting the flow of events. Unlike other forms of entertainment, close-up magic doesn’t require the attention of the entire crowd. This type of magic is perfect for larger functions where a casual and upbeat social atmosphere is key. His magic also acts as an icebreaker and conversation maker. Your guests will be excitedly talking with one another about the fun they are having and what they’ve witnessed!
A great way to begin your evening with a professional magician who knows how to entertain your group.
Kids Magic Birthday Party Show
Your child is the STAR of the show at Kelvin's Kids Magic Birthday Party Show. Magic, live animals, audience participation, puppetry, music and prizes are part of this fun show for children. Kelvin was voted Best Birthday Party Entertainer and Best Local Entertainer!
Trade Show Infotainment, Promotions, Motivational Sales Magic
Designed to generate more traffic, leads, and sales at your trade shows (as a trade show magician or corporate magician). Also great for hospitality suites and adding excitement to your event.
Kelvin, the educational entertainment specialist, offers a variety of educational and entertaining programs for schools. Your students will be educated, motivated and entertained by Kelvin's excellent inspirational programs. Great for educational assemblies for students.
When you want educational and entertaining programs to get kids excited about reading, engage Kelvin's Magic of Reading program.
Kelvin can provide a variety of activities for your summer picnics, including Magic, Balloon Animals, Prizes, Strolling Entertainment, Call to schedule your picnic.
Kelvin has been performing at restaurants for years (TGI Fridays, Dixie Grill, Ronnie's Ice Cream Parlour and Chan's Buffet). He can perform balloon artistry and close-up table-to-table magic or perform on stage.
Kelvin promises to offer the best of magical entertainment available.
He offers a fusion of eastern and western magic that is exciting, versatile, and unique.
He also offers a wide range of magical services so you can find the right form of entertainment that will satisfy all of your guests. Kelvin is adaptable and can make any event a huge success.
Kelvin promises the best of service. He arrives early to set-up for the show and adapts all of his programs to fit your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you willing to travel?
I have performed all over the world and enjoy it. I will travel anywhere to perform.
What makes your magic different from other forms of entertainment?
Magic and balloons are enjoyable for all ages. My magic includes a wide production of animals (doves, parrots, and a rabbit) and a blend of eastern and western art. My balloons are popular cartoon characters that is familiar to all ages.
I design my magic to popular music and will have a lasting impact on your guests so they will talk about your event for years!
How do I get booked?
Call to make a reservation. Bookings are on a first-come, first-serve basis. I would recommend to book about 3 months prior to the event.
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 18:03:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Ashley L.
To: Chun <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Michael's 1st bday party
Thank you for doing such an amazing job at out son's party this past Saturday. Everyone loved the show!
Thank you so much for being a part of our Youth Week celebration at Hawaii USA! The children loved the balloon animals and your magic show was a big hit! Mahalo again!
Sales & Service Director
Hawaii USA FCU (mail 5/4/09)
Thanks for having a great magic show at my daughter's party last Sunday. My
guests had a great time!
C ( via email 3/3/09)
Again just want to thank you for the great magic show. Thanks for
showing up early by the way. I can tell you are a well organized
individual, so you must be a teacher. All the kids enjoyed it and I had
a lot of compliments from the adults. Again thanks for taking the time
out Saturday morning for my daughters party. Awesome job. (via email 2/23/09)
And thank you again for finding the time to be there. You
do a great show and definitely know how to connect with your audience!
Mahalo ( via email 1/26/09)
Performs advanced balloon sculpturing and magic for parties, schools, weddings and conventions. Live birds & rabbit .... Cartoon / multiple balloon sculptures
Entertained magic/ balloons at the following restaurants as "the balloon guy":
Chan's Gourmet Buffet (near airport)
TGI Friday's (Ward & Waikiki)
Dixie Grill (Ward)
Membership (and past membership) of the following: