PERFORMER: In years past David has presented 300-400 live performances yearly at schools, libraries, conventions and churches. During his 47 years in full-time magic, he has traveled to every part of his State of Georgia, plus presented convention shows across the USA and 25 foreign countries. His total number of lifetime performances ranges around 16,000 shows.
AUTHOR: David has written 94 published books and DVDs teaching other performers how to ENTERTAIN children with comedy magic. Also books about promoting yourself as an entertainer and thus booking shows. In the magic and clowning trade magazines, he has written over 300 articles to share his experience with others.
LECTURER: To groups of magicians and clowns, plus conventions of entertainers, in every major USA city, across Canada, and in 24 other countries. From 1995 – 2002, along with Sammy Smith (now editor of THE LINKING RING magazine) and Steve Taylor, David presented 147 all day Komedy Kidshow Klinics in cities across North America. His international lecture tours have taken him to Australia/New Zealand, Norway, Denmark & Sweden, England/Scotland/Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and South Africa.
EDITOR/PUBLISHER of three major magic hardbound books: Gene Gordon’s Magical Legacy (1980), The Comedy Magic Textbook by David Roper (1986) and Safety Magic for Children by Karl Wagner (1991).
INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS: Performed/lectured in 25 countries and every major USA city. In addition to those citied above, David has lectured & entertained in Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia
CREATOR of three shows yearly for 38 years: an educational school show, a pre-school age show, and a summer reading show for libraries.
MARRIAGE and FAMILY: In March 2019 David will celebrate 50 years of marriage to Lynne Miller Ginn, the editor of his life. Lynne works as Admin Assistant to the Music Minister of a large church. Their daughter AUTUMN GINN is in her 18th year of teaching elementary school music to 600 students in public school. In the summer she takes students on educational trips to Europe and Australia.
CELEBRATING: His 48th year of doing school shows for a living, and wondering if he’ll make 50! Due to his tiring of travel and unloading equipment, David has reduced his performances to about 100 per year. “It is easier to stay home and work the magic mail order business,” says David. “And I don’t have to get all dressed up to process orders! But doing school shows within an hour of home is simply still FUN! So maybe I’ll never quit. As Grammpa said in a Neil Young song, “I won’t retire, but I might RE-TREAD!"