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about paul

Hi, I’m Paul Newin. That’s me in the picture.

I’m a Bay Area close up magician, enchanting discerning crowds at corporate events, trade shows and private functions.


I fell in love with the magical arts at 11 years old. It was the day my father brought home my first magic set from the local magic shop in San Jose. The style of magic that really grabbed my imagination was close up. Magic that you could touch. Magic where you didn’t just spectate — you got to participate. Magic that somehow felt real.


I was hooked. I learned everything I could, studying the techniques of the masters, devouring all the literature I could find. And, from what they say, I got really good.


Powerful Magic. Captivating Style.

I started booking shows at 15. I would  head all over the Bay Area, performing at parties, restaurants and events. All the while I was honing my craft, creating an impactful and personal style of magic.


I enlisted at 18 and trained as a communications specialist. I travelled all over the world, connecting with people from diverse cultures. I learned the psychology behind human interactions, behind building rapport and creating emotional connections.


But Enough About Me...

You want your event to be a triumph. You want the entertainment to go without a hitch. You want to hire somebody who understands your vision, and can help you achieve it. You want a consummate professional, who’ll take away all the stress.

You want to be the hero that pulled it all together, to have adoring crowds falling over themselves to congratulate you on your event-planning superpowers .


You want your guests to go away perplexed, delighted and itching to come back.

Paul Newin is your answer. How can you lose with Newin?


close-up magic

parlor magic

Paul's close-up magic is the perfect way to blend elegant and interactive close-up magic  into your next social gathering.


Paul will casually mingle with the guests and perform small miracles mere inches away from their faces!  Their hands are his stage and with his superb ability to not only approach groups in a very low-key and non-threating manner, he will also leave them spellbound and remembering your event for thr rest of their lives!

In addtion to amazing your guests in close-up settings, Paul's 30-minute parlor show, "An Evening of Impossibilities" is sure to amaze and delight!

Here, your guests will gather in a small room - ideally no more than 50-60 and enjoy themselves to a very personal and intimate show as they play part in a series of unexplainable events!  This show involves magic, music and audience participation and compliments the strolling magic perfectly.

my amazing


“Paul was super easy to work with and stays professional through every step. He handled my event like a pro, from the initial booking to show day.”

vee l  |  millpitas, ca

"Paul was very easy to work with and gave a great show!"

anna  |  santa clara, ca

“From the start of the evening till end of the night, Paul kept the party entertained, he was professional, and he was REAL most of all.”

Allan V  |  san jose, ca


What information should I have before contacting you?

The type of event, event date, preferred performance time, location of the event, event setting, and the number of expected guests. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have all this information yet, we can collect that information later.


What setup is needed for your show?

Paul’s show is entirely self contained. Paul will bring everything necessary for his show to the event. You just provide the space.

how do you take payments?

You may pay by cash, check, or Paypal


But I thought magic was just for kids?

Although Paul's magic might have you feeling like a kid again, magic is suitable for adults as well! Magic is a universal art. Paul can overcome any age or language barrier!


Is it suitable to book you for weddings?

How much do you charge?

Every event is different, and requires different needs. Before a quote can be given, Paul will just need some basic info about your event.

Paul can be incorporated into the many phases of a wedding. Table side magic during the reception or close up magic to entertain your friends and family while they wait on the day of wedding photos, are just two creative solutions for your guests!


What is your booking process?

What if I am not satisfied?

The first step is by contacting Paul, and give him your event info. Once you are ready to book , all you have to do is send Paul the event address and a 50% deposit. The remaining balance will be due on the morning of your event.


100%  satisfaction guaranteed or your money back if Paul delivers anything less than his best.


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Paul Newin is a San Jose magician performing his brand of magic all over the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Los Altos. Paul has performed at many private events, parties, and corporate events. His brand of comedy and magic blend together for an unforgettable experience. Book San Jose’s own, Paul Newin now!


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