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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

Highlights of School for Scoundrels

Pop Haydn, Bob Sheets and Chef Anton teach the 19th annual School for Scoundrels at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

The class teaches the history, psychology, moves and ruses, and application to magic of the classic street swindles Three-Card Monte, the Shell Game and Fast and Loose.

Here are some highlights of the class:

Pop Haydn and Dana Daniels appearing in Simi Valley April 2nd!


April’s Junkyard Magic features host Pop Haydn with this month’s Guest Star Dana Daniels. Dana, teamed with his Psychic Parrot Luigi ( yes, a Psychic Parrot ), have been  entertaining   audiences around the country. 

With Dana as the comedian, and Luigi as the straight bird, the duo never fail to fracture an audience with laughter. Dana sets out to prove his little green friend is truly clairvoyant by performing incredible magic blended with rapid-fire clean comedy and audience participation.

Dana has been recognized by his peers as one of the best comedian magicians working today. His past accolades include, Comedy Magician of the Year ( from the Academy of Magical Arts ), Two time Stage Magician of the Year ( from the Academy of Magical Arts ) and Awarded the Jimmy Durante Comedy Award.

Pop Haydn will demonstrate his incredible original invention, The Teleportation Device. Bring your goggles.

Don’t miss this exciting show. 

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Pop Haydn’s New Stage Routines for 2013

These are videos of the new original routines which I first introduced at the Magic Castle in 2013. I am very proud and happy to have been nominated once again for Stage Magician of the Year.

I last won this award in 1979.



Magic Castle Awards at Orpheum Theater

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