Mark MacDicken


Professional entertainer for four decades, Mark MacDicken performs comedy magic
as the eccentric wizard “Flabbergast”. Mark is also an accomplished actor, puppeteer,
and balloon sculptor. Formerly known as Spiffy the Clown, he has performed at literally
hundreds of family celebrations, as well as theme parks, fairs and festivals, company
picnics, summer recreation programs, mall events, and on local television. In recent
years, “Flabbergast” has embraced the Mid-Atlantic region fan convention scene,
performing at Awesome Con DC, Balticon, MystiCon, Geek Mob, Farpoint, Shore Leave,
ConGregate, MarsCon, and adding more appearances all the time! The Wizard and his
puppet friends are quickly becoming staples of local Renaissance Faires around Virginia
and North Carolina.
When he’s not dressing up in costumes and playing with his toys, Mark is an elementary
school special education teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama from
the University of Southern California, and a Master of Education degree in Special
Education from George Mason University. Mark lives in Northern Virginia with his wife