Fortune Machine

The Fortune Machine is a fun, portable live drawing interactive booth. Participants fill out a short questionnaire about themselves and are then given a magical token. Once the token is inserted into the machine, the curtains open and the all-seeing pen comes to life!  A real-life fortune teller is inside the booth who will draw a fortune that is unique and personal to each person.

Each custom drawn fortune comes packaged in a super fortune gift pack along with a third eye wooden pin, fortune decoder and an illustrated annual predictions sheet. Your guests will love the entertainment of watching the drawing happen right before them while receiving a take home fortune gift pack. It’s a fun experience and take home gift in one. Your future looks bright and promising!

YES! Its available to book for your party, festival or corporate event.
Please CONTACT US with information about your event and we can see if the fortune machine is available.

Past bookings include the High Museum of Art, Madewell, Art on the Beltline, corporate launch parties and private weddings. We are available for your party, wedding or store event. Many of our events are private but we will post upcoming public bookings on our Instagram page.

Book by the hour for a flat fee with a minimum of two hours. Available for events within the Atlanta area. Please inquire about opportunities elsewhere. Inquire for rates, they range from $500 to $2000 per event. Typical rates are below but note rates subject to change at any time.

Private Party Rates
Hosting a graduation or birthday party, these rates apply to individual private parties.
2 hours (set-up/load-out included) with 1 hour of active drawing time is $500
3 hours (set-up/load-out included) with 2 hours of active drawing time is $750
4 hours (set-up/load-out included) with 3 hours of active drawing time is $1000

Wedding and Corporate Rates
Special circumstances may alter rates, especially given the time frame of set-up and load-out. For instance, events that require set-up to occur earlier than one hour before the active drawing start time is subject to an additional fee.
Two hours of active drawing time is $1000
Three hours of active drawing time is $1500
Four hours of active drawing time is $2000
All-day events, please inquire for rates.

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit for all events and to hold your date. The remaining balance is due the day of your event.


Fortunes are drawn on the spot and take approximately 4 minutes per guest from start to finish. Most events do not anticipate every person receiving a fortune as the interactive booth is engaging to all who watch and listen. However, please estimate that we can draw about 20-25 fortunes per hour.

All fortunes are light hearted and playful. In other words, don’t worry, we won’t be telling your guests that they die in 6 years. We can’t see death and destruction. Our ghosts only smile.

The Paper Ghost Fortune Machine is a project by Mike Lowery, Sarah Neuburger and Katrin Wiehle.