March 26, 2023
It was a beautifully sunny early spring Sunday. We headed to McDaniel College to attend Scott Alexander's memorial. It felt weird to think a memorial was going to be on a stage In a place of entertainment, despite who it was for. Memorials are solemn things. No one laughs. If they do surely it's fake laughing.
Everyone I've spoken to has said something similar about the contributions Scott made to magic. How it's a tremendous loss for the magic community and the gaping hole Scott left. Mostly I hear how grateful people feel for what he helped them accomplish. Many relied on his friendship, professional opinions, magic collaborations, advice and mentorship.
Scott's heartwarming family videos and photos projected on a big screen on the stage which gave us smiles and really exemplified the deep love Scott had for his family.
Keith Stickley, joined by Glenn Edwards and Wayne Gonce, lovingly presented the traditional International Brotherhood of Magicians Broken Wand ceremony. Sentimental guitar interludes by Andrew Goldenhersh were so thoughtful.
Scott's friends from various stages of his life presented a performance in remembrance. Joe Romano (Star Wars), Ken Scott (color changing silk and shot production), Steve Myers (Malini egg bag and shot production), Puck (shot production and wishes). Each gave us a little insight of their love for Scott through their magic acts. We cried. We giggled. We laughed. Not fake laughs! Real laughing. Scott would have loved it. His family was kind, and full of grace. He must be beaming with pride from the Heavens!
Steve's assistant, BFF, go-to, collaborator, planner, biggest fan, manager, P.R. girl, ride or die... Oh, and wife.