Pop Haydn’s Magic Castle Awards




These are the performing awards I have won from the Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle). The wands are all made from rosewood, ebony and silver by famous magic craftsman John Gaughan. The cases are made of cocobolo wood, except for the 1979 case which is made of walnut. They are engraved on the bottom with Johnny Gaughan’s signature. The crystal globe is from the year that Johnny didn’t make the wands, 2004. That was for “Close-Up Magician of the Year.”


Bob Sheets, Pop Haydn and Doc Eason, 2004.

All the awards I have won at the Castle up until now have been for the “Whit Haydn” character. This year’s award is the first for the “Pop Haydn” character, which I adopted in 2005.

The awards are these:

1979, Stage Magician of the Year

1995, Parlour Magician of the Year

2002, Parlour Magician of the Year

2003, Close Up Magician of the Year

2004, Close Up Magician of the Year

2005, W. C. Fields Bar Magician of the Year

2014, Stage Magician of the Year

About Pop Haydn

I am not originally from the 21st Century myself, but have been stuck here by accident--not entirely my fault--with a bunch of other maroons from another very different time and place... Nevertheless, my companions and I love it here and just like everyone else we are just trying to get by in this exciting and progressive era. With a variety show of steampunk-oriented magic, comedy and music, Pop's company entertains and sells a few bottles of Amazing Miracle Oil, Wonder Elixer, or Magnetized Water.

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