Making his first appearance on stage at Abbott’s, Dan actually visited his first Abbott’s convention way back in 1972. Just after that, Disney World called Dan away (from Wisconsin) to be one of their “demonstrator’s” in their new Merlin’s Magic Shop. Dan then opened his own magic shop, a few years later, in a new tourist spot called the Mystery Fun House, also in Orlando. But in 1978 Dan had his work cut out for him, accepting the position as the star of his own show for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus World theme park where he would be performing fantastic illusions, six times daily, six days per week. Dan had an offer to perform on the high seas and for 23 years, was considered one of the most sought after “cruise ship magicians”. In 2005 Stapleton was awarded the Best Parade trophy for Linking Ring magazine. Dan will bring some of his colorful and entertaining magic to Abbott’s along with a lecture filled with idea’s for the stage and parlour magician in mind. His original “Human Deck of Cards” effect will be spoken about long after the convention is over. Don’t miss it!
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