Tim Conover (1959-2011)
Corporate entertainer Tim Conover has mesmerized audiences for over 30 years with his fantastic feats of magic and mentalism.
Mentalist, Magician, Corporate Entertainer
Place of Birth
Conover possesses the extraordinary abilities in the fields of magic, mind reading, and psychic entertainment.
As a master mentalist, Tim's trademark is the divination of personal thoughts from members of the audience with the use of his crystal ball.
Tim Conover began exploring the magical arts at the age of fifteen. In those early years, Tim studied, organized, and practiced nearly eight hours each day and performed at every opportunity.
He performed at leading magical conventions, on the auto train traveling from Washington D.C. to Florida, and in Washington area night clubs throughout his high school and college years.
He became known for his meticulous attention to detail, disciplined approach to study and practice, and passionate pursuit of the most astounding effects ever created.
Tim worked for five years in telecommunications before transforming his passion for magical entertainment into his primary vocation.
In 1986, Tim creatively combined his experience in the magical arts with his knowledge of the high technology industries into a full time trade show and corporate promotions career.
Tim initially performed each year in twenty-five to thirty three day trade shows for major corporations. His skills where sharpened by performing two shows an hour, every hour on the hour, during each convention.
In 1989, Tim expanded his interests to the world of mentalism. He combined a lifetime of experience in the magical arts, an electric enthusiasm, and a powerful collection of some of the finest mind reading effects in history into a thunderbolt series of presentations which received rave reviews from his peers and thousands of corporate executives.
Tim's extensive list of corporate clients have taken Tim across the United States, to Canada, England, Israel, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.
In 1993, an international magical arts competition offering a large grand prize, a gold medal, and the title of the best magician in the world, was held in Washington, D.C. Magical entertainers around the globe gathered to compete for the championship at the World Summit.
Tim was awarded the grand prize, the gold medal, and the title of a lifetime. He was the first and only mentalist to ever capture the coveted prize.
In 1995, the Psychic Entertainer's Association awarded Tim the Dunninger Memorial Award for distinguished professionalism in the performance of mentalism. It is one of the most prestigious awards achievable in the art of mentalism.
In 2005, Tim Conover received the Milbourne Christopher Award for his notable contributions to the art of mentalism.
The Milbourne Christopher Foundation was established to encourage excellence, originality and leadership in the performing art of magic. Milbourne Christopher Award winners are selected by a panel of judges comprised of leaders from the magic community.
The judges look for performers with distinctive personalities and style whose work has won public acceptance and helped to keep magic in the forefront of contemporary entertainment.
The winners' plaques are presented at the yearly convention banquet of the Society of American Magicians - the oldest organization of professional and amateur magicians in the western world.
Some of Tim's audience members and clients include people like Walter Cronkite, the renowned news anchor; Shimon Perez, the past Prime Minister of Israel; Alice Cooper, the famous rock star; Bob Newhart, the comedian; and Donald Trump.
On February 2, 2011 Tim Conover took his own life; he was 51.
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