GeniiCon 2017: Jim Steinmeyer’s advice to budding performers: “hang around magicians”

November 2, 2017

Learning from videos and websites is a great way to start out and get off the ground, but if you want to be a great magician, Jim Steinmeyer has some advice for you: hang out with other magicians. In the final part of our six-part interview with Steinmeyer at GeniiCon 2017, he talks about how ‘sessioning’ with other magicians can provide instant feedback on your work, and how even Houdini had colleagues he bounced ideas off of.

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 five: How Bozo the Clown made Jim Steinmeyer a better magician