About AlakaSam

AlakaSam Today


AlakaSam has been performing comedy magic and twisting balloon sculptures for over 40 years!  AlakaSam has performed for countless private parties and public events all over the United States.  Appearances include Starbucks, City of Seattle, Ballard Seafood Festival, Christmas party for the children and Governor of St. John, USVI, Chimicum Salmon Festival, grand openings and corporate events including holiday parties.  

Licensed and insured, AlakaSam is a proud member of the S.A.M. (Society of American Magicians).  

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Magic Mastery by AlakaSam


While studying education and natural resources at Cornell University, Sam created a magic course curriculum and conducted an epistemological study of magic.  Sam has worked as an educator for more than 30 years and for the past 24 years was the Lead Teacher with the Pacific Science Center's Science On Wheels program presenting hands-on science activities and shows to communities throughout Washington State.  While teaching science for Pacific Science Center, Sam created and presented science magic tricks. This picture of Sam in Olympia reveals his creative combination of balloon animals and liquid nitrogen!

AlakaSam's Beginnings


Sam Chamberlain is AlakaSam the Magician! AlakaSam started studying and  practicing magic when he was 10 years old. He was an apprentice magician  for five years at Howard’s House of Hocus Pocus in Buffalo, New York.   He was the assistant to the shop’s owner at magic performances and  demonstrated and sold magic tricks to customers at the shop.  By age 11,  AlakaSam was performing on his own!         

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