GeniiCon 2017: Randy Pitchford on the two kinds of magicians

February 9, 2018

When Randy Pitchford was just getting his start in magic, he quickly learned that there were two kinds of magicians: those who acted as mentors and helped budding performers like himself, and those who prefer to keep their knowledge close to their chests. In part four of our seven-part interview at GeniiCon 2017, Randy talks about learning magic from the greats, hiding his lineage and learning who people really were as a result, and how we need their knowledge more than ever in the digital age.

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

Part one: On his start in magic

Part two: On inheriting Genii and bridging the gap between the classical and digital worlds

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

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