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Enigmatist: Magician and New York Times Crossword Writer

At a Glance

David Kwong : Biography at a Glance

  • David Kwong, with his expertise in puzzles and illusions, delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of magic
  • His one-man show, The Enigmatist, is enjoying a sold out run in New York City
  • A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Kwong creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal
  • Kwong has an extensive background in television in film, serving as the puzzle and secret code consultant for NBC's Blindspot, the head magic consultant on Now You See Me, and working on other films including The Imitation Game, Ant-Man, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and The Magnificent 7
  • A TED Talk favorite, Kwong routinely speaks at corporate events about the science of illusion
Biography

With his expertise in puzzles and illusions, David Kwong delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of magic. A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Kwong creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal.

Kwong was the head magic consultant on the worldwide hit film Now You See Me. Kwong has also worked on The Imitation Game, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Project Power and NBC’s Blindspot. In his book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Gain Influence, Captivate Audiences, and Unlock the Secrets of Success, Kwong shows us how to bridge the gap between perception and reality to increase our powers of persuasion and influence—in relationships, business, and beyond.

His one-man show, The Enigmatist, sold out a year-long run in New York City. It next moves to Los Angeles at the Geffen Playhouse. He is currently performing a virtual show with the Geffen, Inside the Box.

Reviews

It was a fantastic event. The team loved the puzzles and the history tied in. Was a very fun and unique experience and David was an incredible host

Deloitte
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