John Railing is one of the country’s top close-up magicians. His specialty is sleight-of-hand magic.  He travels widely to perform for an impressive roster of leading corporate executives, celebrities, and foreign dignitaries.  John moved to Chicago in the early 1980s and was the featured magician at the dining tables of the renowned Pump Room restaurant for two years.  He has appeared on national TV, has written award-winning magic books for children, and has consulted on a variety of magic-related products and books.  His performances have taken him around the world to perform at private parties and corporate functions, both large and intimate.