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GeniiCon 2017: Curtis Kam’s advice to new magicians: “Find a mentor”


The problem with learning magic these days isn’t that it’s hard to find guides and tutorials; it’s that there’s an abundance of information, and knowing how to sift through it all is vital if you don’t want to develop bad habits. In our interview at GeniiCon 2017, coin magician Curtis Kam talks about how it’s important for budding illusionists to find someone experienced who can curate their intake of instruction and knowledge, as well as other ways newcomers can learn how to improve.

For the rest of our interview, check out the links below:

Part one: On discovering coin magic in Hawaii

Part two: Simple rules for ending a magic trick

Part three: On finding your own voice

Part four: On crafting stories around magic

Part six: Curtis Kam’s fascination with the Museum of Broken Relationships

Part seven: Watch Curtis Kam make coins appear out of thin air