Mac King to Perform at Vegas Valley Book Festival
Performance in honor of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour encouraging the importance of reading
Saturday, Oct. 18, comedy-magician Mac King will perform at the 13th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival to celebrate reading and literacy. The Vegas Valley Book Festival will take place at the Historic Fifth St. School, located at 401 S. Fourth St. in downtown Las Vegas.
In representation of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, King will celebrate reading and literacy by taking photos with event-goers and doing an autograph signing, as well as performing in the Storytelling Tent. Additionally, children and adults alike are invited to King’s booth where books and other merchandise from his award-winning show at Harrah’s Las Vegas will be available. At the festival, King’s schedule for appearances is:
· 12:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. – Storytelling Tent
· 12:45 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. – Autograph Signing
· 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Stage Performance
Attendees are encouraged to donate new or gently used children’s books at King’s booth, kicking off King’s annual book drive. Attendees have the choice to donate three new or gently used books to receive two passes to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show, or five new or gently used books to receive four passes to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show.
To conclude Mac King’s “Why Reading is Magical” essay contest, three winning fifth-grade students will join King on stage to read their essays.
About Mac King:
Now in his 15th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, comedy-magician Mac King captivates audiences as he casts out a fishing line over their heads and catches live goldfish out of mid-air, performs amazing sleight-of-hand, makes his head completely disappear in a paper bag, and renders himself invisible, all while remaining unbelievably funny. Because of his quick wit and extensive audience interaction, no two shows are alike.
Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King is consistently praised by fellow magicians. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, called King “The best comedy magician in Vegas. He’ll fool you with his fantastically original tricks…” His numerous accolades include “Best Las Vegas Show” in the 2012 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for 10 straight years (2003-2013), “Best Family Attraction” in 2012, and “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. In 2011, he was deemed “Best Strip Headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s “Best Of” Awards. King also has been voted as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”
King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are between $30 and $45, plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.
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About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy. Since settling down in Las Vegas, he has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.
For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011, King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.
The tour kicked off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 10,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, Winder Farms, Sky Zone Las Vegas, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Las Vegas 51s baseball team.
About the Vegas Valley Book Festival:
The Vegas Valley Book Festival, scheduled Oct. 16-18, is the largest literary event in Las Vegas. Now in its 13th year, the festival is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the producing partners: the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at UNLV; the local chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design; Las Vegas Review-Journal; Nevada Humanities; and Barnes & Noble. For more information, visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org or follow on Twitter @VVBookFestival.