A magic trick without meaning is a puzzle. The same is true for most things in life, which is fine if you’re looking for a puzzle but most of us want amazing not confusing. At the heart of everything you do there should be meaning.
Pete Wardell has started a side-project from his Magic State of Mind interview podcasts, he is posting once a week on one of the 4 key elements that make up a successful career as a performer. Subscribe and if you haven’t listened to the Magic State of Mind Interviews go and do that now!
Having got out of the blogging habit I forgot to post a link to my Internation Magic Convention reviews that I wrote for Magic Convention Guide, it was a fantastic convention, in a great location. The Flicking Fingers were amazing, and to spend an hour in the company of Juan Tamariz is always good! Anyway if you like and you haven’t seen it already you can read my ramblings:
Featuring Simon Pierro via @denisbehr
Akira Fujii as filmed by Eric Jones mildly NSFW due to some swearing, but I think if I’d have seen that live, I would have said the same! Very Magical.
Had a great night tonight with my first visit to Illusions Bar in Manchester with Vicky, Jo and Kate. I first saw the portable bar at the Session convention last year but it was great to see the concept in it’s natural home along side a working bar that any member of the public could walk into and get to see some magic.
We saw three magicians, Frank a Chinese Magician was great, very skilful, we also saw Nemed Phoenix and Kris Naylor who were both excellent. Great to see magic in the wild, you have to cope with all sorts the drunks and tonight a hen party of cheerleaders! But I think the bar format really works and having it separate from the main bar area gives it a bit more space, and people seemed to be really enjoying it, so a great night all in all and the first visit of many I think.