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How far in advance should I book my event?
Richard takes bookings up to 18 months in advance with a deposit.
It is best to book the event when you know the exact date.
If the event is far away but you know the exact date and NOT the exact time, then you will need to decide if the event is going to be in the morning (8am-12pm), the afternoon (12mp-4pm), the evening (4pm-8pm) or a night (8pm-12am).
What is the deposit?
The deposit is half of the total fee.
The deposit must be paid in order to hold the date and time of the event.
Is the deposit refundable?
Yes. The deposit is refundable up to 72 hours after it is paid. After that it is non-refundable.
The deposit WILL roll into the total fee for the event.
What do I do if I have to cancel or change the date?
If Richard’s services are canceled after the 72 hour grace period, the deposit will be forfeited.
You may reschedule the event once without paying any additional fees.
A rescheduling fee will be required if the event is rescheduled more than once.
Is there an exception for rescheduling an event if the event is far out on the calendar?
Yes, there is an exception for events that are scheduled 9 months in advance or more.
It would be preferable if the event is 9 months out or more for you to choose two alternative dates. You WILL NOT be charged any additional fees if the event date needs to change to one of the alternative dates.
You will be notified if another client wishes to schedule an event on an alternative date and you will be given the option to choose one more alternative date.
The alternative dates only apply if the event is schedule 9 months out or more. Once we are within 9 months of the scheduled date of the event, rescheduling fees may apply if the event needs to be rescheduled.
You WILL receive a curtesy call confirming the event date once we have cleared the 9 month mark.
Do you do kid and family shows?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance (PLI)?
Of course. It is stand for all professional performers to caring this policy.
Do you perform publicly?
Yes, Richard does regular public performances. You can see where he is performing next by visiting his Now Appearing page or by clicking here.
Why are there no prices on the site?
There are no prices because every event is different. Richard customizes his services to your needs.
What goes into determining price?
Richard charges per event, NOT per hour. He looks at when you want to have your event, how long would you like for him to be at the event, what sort of prep work will go into making your event successful and so on.
How much prep work is needed for the event?
That will be discussed in the consultation.
Do you offer a demonstration?
Yes! As part of the consultation, Richard offers a FREE in person demo of his services and how he can customize them to surpass your needs.
Is Richard expensive?
Richard is known for his high quality, not his low prices.
Richard can guarantee that his prices are fair for the services he provides.
What happens during the consultation?
Richard will give you a FREE demonstration of the type of services that he provides. He will show you video and materials from other events like yours to illustrate the type of custom work he is capable of.
He has a system to determine a quote right there on the spot, so you don’t have to wait, by asking a questions and determining the best course of action.
Richard can also adjust the quote based on your budgetary needs.
He will provide you with different quotes if your budget is not clear.
You will also be provided with 3 quotes as an incentive to commit sooner, rather than later.
Richard will cover this during the consultation.
Does the consultation have to be in person?
No. It can be over the phone. But, you will want to schedule at 30 minutes so Richard can ask all of the necessary questions to provide you the best quote possible.
How long is the in person consultation?
The first 15 minutes will be FREE demonstration.
The next 20 minutes will be a question and answer session. Richard will provide you with a questionnaire before the meeting so you can have answers ready for him and so you can come up with more questions of you own.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes. Payment plans sound horrible, but they are there so you can afford the best quality while on a budget.
Depending on your budget and the quote, Richard will devise a payment to fit your schedule.
You can make payments via PayPal, which ensures security on both ends.
When does the final payment of the fee need to be made?
Depending on the event, the final payment will either be due one week before the scheduled date or at start of the event. This will be determined during the consultation.
Are there discounts to paying all at once?
Yes. That is part of the 3 quotes Richard will provide during the consultation.
Doesn’t this sound like a lot for someone to come and show some magic tricks for a couple of hours?
Not at all. The process for hiring a magician is no different than hiring the photographer, florist or caterer. They all provide an essential service for the event. The process is for your benefit.
Imagine hiring someone to make the wedding cake without a consultation!