Biography

Larry (Doc*) Volz

Imaginologist

noun/title | imag·i·nol·o·gist | \i-ˌma-jə-ˈnä-lə-jist\

1.  An expert in focusing imagination into reality - either as entertaining theater of the improbable, unique interactive experiences or genuinely life-improving achievements.

e.g.  Escape Room Designer, Magician, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Trainer/Speaker

2.  Larry Volz 

Imaginology on Stage - Magic

Doc Volz's Mad Science and Medicine Show
Doc Volz is a time traveler with a bad sense of direction.  This esteemed mad scientist, mesmerist and medicine man is the inventor of the world's first fully-functioning teleporter -- which he enjoys demonstrating on stage with a flash of fire and a shower of sparks.  He is the amazing alchemist who formulated the elixer of life which he demonstrates by gorily hacking deep into his arm, gushing blood while laughing about it and healing it in moments.  A friend to the follicle-impaired, Doc's re-folliculator can re-grow hair on a bald man (although sometimes the head must be removed first).  And for any poor souls whose day needs livening he offers laughter, miracles and magic in the form of impossible inventions you have to see in order to believe.

 

Larry "Doc" Volz won the International Brotherhood of Magician's "People's Choice Award" in international competition.  He has appeared on TV on Animal Planet's "Guerilla Magic" with Penn & Teller where he made a white tiger cub appear in the middle of a circle of Las Vegas passer-bys.  

 

A 20 year veteran of stages, cruise ships, comedy clubs and renaissance faires Doc Volz is more than just a magician - he is a comedic actor who slips miracles into his roles when you least expect it.  He performs as an inventor/snake oil salesman character with elixirs, flea circuses and wild comedy and also as a grand illusionist doing things that make people think WTF for over 25 years.

Imaginology On Stage - Comedy Stage Hypnosis

Since 2000 Larry has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the globe as a comedy stage hypnotist.  He got trained as a hypnotist and hypnotherapist as a natural outgrowth of being an illusionist.  He  wanted to help people surrender into their imagination for the pleasure of feeling like a kid again.  After all, when you see a kid lost in play to the point that they don't answer when you call - that is trance.  We were born to it.

Larry won the International Battle of the Hypnotists and starred in the top-rated 2 episodes of the top-rated TV show in Tokyo Japan in 2002.  He has been a favorite at college campuses around the nation for years.

Imaginology On Stage - Comedy Stage Hypnosis

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Since 2000 Larry has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the globe as a comedy stage hypnotist.  He got trained as a hypnotist and hypnotherapist as a natural outgrowth of being an illusionist.  He  wanted to help people surrender into their imagination for the pleasure of feeling like a kid again.  After all, when you see a kid lost in play to the point that they don't answer when you call - that is trance.  We were born to it.

Larry won the International Battle of the Hypnotists and starred in the top-rated 2 episodes of the top-rated TV show in Tokyo Japan in 2002. He once opened for Randy Travis and hypnotized a group in front of 45,000 people (pictured) and has been a favorite at college campuses around the nation for years.

Imaginology to Help Others - Hypnotherapy and Coaching

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When Larry wanted to learn hypnosis the first class he found was for hypnotherapy and his fellow students were psychologists and social workers.  And the first time he used hypnosis to remove sea sickeness from over 100 passengers in his cruise ship audience - he was hooked.  He went on to earn the most in-depth education available in hypnosis and mentored under world-famous hypnotherapists.  He has supervised or taught over 200 full-time professional hypnotherapists during his career and has helped thousands of people personally quit smoking, lose weight and achieve many personal goals.

 

He now teaches and lectures on the process of succesful achievement and personal and organizational excellence.  And, knowing his background, you can be sure that they are more fun presentations that most your boss will drag you to. 

Imaginology for Challenge, Play and Team-Building

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And now his personal evolution has brought him into a new business venture that brings together all of his skills and passions in a form that is a part of an international phenomenon - escape rooms.

As owner and Cheif Super-Villain of Real Escape Room, Richmond he builds themed rooms where players come together in a group with only one hour to find clues, solve puzzles within puzzles and fulfill their missions.  Themed rooms at this writing include ones where you have to defuse a bomb, get your memory back after a bad hangover, prevent the zombie apocalypse and beat a laser-maze protected vault in order to steal millions in diamonds. 

He is working on a new concept where our new facility (working name Quest Quest) will also include PHYSICAL challenges as well as the traditional mental challenges of an escape room.  He hopes to have that up and running in April or May of 2017.

Through the project "Escape Room University" he also brings MOBILE escape rooms all over the country and the world to colleges and corporate events.

His troup of mobile game masters stay busy year around - to the point that we entertained at 70 different colleges in the Spring of 2016 making ERU the leader in on-campus and mobile escape rooms nationwide!

This next season we are offering Boom!, Patient Zero, Snow Globe.

We are also working on a new mega-game - an all day event for up to 50-60 people at a time called Watch the Skies!  Watch for it!

So call if you'd like to bring a top notch team bonding and building experience to your facility.