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GeniiCon 2017: Randy Pitchford on inheriting Genii and bridging the gap between the classical and digital worlds


With roots in both magic and game development, Randy Pitchford find himself in a unique position—which of course makes him the best person to take over for Genii Magazine and continue its legacy. In part two of our seven-part interview with Randy at GeniiCon 2017, he talks about inheriting the Genii brand, how he hopes to bridge the gap between the classic magic world and the modern, digital age, and how he attempts to find his own way beyond his own family’s magical legacy.

For more clips from the interview, check out the links below:

Part one: On his start in magic

Part three: On discovering magic in the 21st century: “We have something that’s both worse and better”

Part four: On the two kinds of magicians

Part five: On curating his social media experience

Part six: On the most important thing young magicians have: time

Part seven: Randy Pitchford’s first time at the Magic Castle