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GeniiCon 2017: How Bozo the Clown made Jim Steinmeyer a better magician


Growing up in a time before the internet formed the backbone of modern life meant seeking out inspiration and instruction wherever you could find it. For Jim Steinmeyer, that meant watching Bozo the Clown on television every day after school. In part five of our six-part interview at GeniiCon 2017, Steinmeyer discusses how daily exposure to Bozo’s magic made him a better magician, as well as the contrast between learning visually and learning from books.

Be sure to watch the rest of our interview with Jim Steinmeyer, which can be found at the links below:   

Part one: Consulting for Doug Henning and Walt Disney Theme Parks

Part two: The different types of Disney Magic

Part three: On digital media: “I don’t know if it’s changed everything about magic”

Part four: How new media can expand a magician’s bubble of influence “if they want it”

Part six: Jim Steinmeyer’s advice to budding performers: “hang around magicians”