Ramon “Wacko” Medellin

Best Kids’ Party Magician, August 2014

Let’s give a round of applause for Ramon “Wacko” Medellin, who has dozens of tricks up his sleeves. He caters to any kids’ party but holds that eight years old is the ideal age for total believers. I had a trick I worried might scare preschoolers: A snake jumps out of a basket holding your card. Turns out kids think magic snakes are hilarious,” he says. The Watts-born magician owns 26 bow ties and believes that magic can save lives. He also takes 1,000 balloons to each party.