Honoring Tim Glancey

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Tim Glancey was born September 21, 1958 in Philadelphia, PA. His family eventually moved to Boise, Idaho, where he graduated from High school in 1974.

Tim was always fascinated with magic and began learning from books. His skills improved rapidly and he moved to Orlando where he got a job doing close-up magic in a fine dining restaurant. His magic expanded to doing corporate, trade, and school shows, plus motivational speaking. In 1989 he became the original magician for the newly formed NBA Orlando Magic. Tim was founder of Sports Magic Team. His crew would entertain the fans before and during the games, and he would also create magical half-time shows making lions and tigers appear center court. He built his company to 200 performers who worked with the NBA, Major League Baseball, NFL, NHRA, George Strait, and many more. He positioned his interactive squads around the country and traveled with them around the world.

While doing magic in the sky boxes at an NBA All Star Game, Jimmy Buffett hired Tim to entertain his Parrot Head fans in the parking lot and before the show. For over a decade Tim toured with Jimmy. He was the creative mind behind Jimmy’s tour entertainment.

On Tim’s first trip to Key West, he fell in love with the Island and soon called it Home. After being on the road 300 days a year, he enjoyed the slower pace. He met his life partner, Donna Carpenter, together they opened the long running Theatre de Seance. Tim developed the Haunting of Fort Taylor. Tim was an amazing storyteller and developed walking tours around Jimmy Buffett and the haunted history of the Island, Key West Ghost and Mysteries Tour.

Tim created smiles wherever he went, frequently doing magic at the Magic Bar and charity events. He lived life to the fullest and made everyone he met feel special.

He was a MasterMagician and belonged to the IBM and Order of Merlin.

He Left his mark with his vast contributions, and our lives were made richer by knowing him.

He died peacefully on August 23, 2017.