GeniiCon 2017: Hannibal on knowing what to take (and what not to take) from his inspirations

January 24, 2018

Like any craft, magicians find inspiration from other magicians. They might have gotten into magic because they saw one of David Copperfield’s spectacular specials, or Dai Vernon’s sleight of hand, or fell in love with Eugene Burger’s charm and wit. 

In the third part of our interview with Hannibal at GeniiCon 2017, the illusionist talks about the magicians who inspired him, the experience he got from exposing himself to all kinds of performers, and knowing what to emulate—and what not to.

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

Part one: On making the leap from actor to magician

Part two: On capturing an audience and managing expectations