For many magicians, their first visit to the Magic Castle is almost a religious experience. It’s a place where illusionists and magic fans can watch some of the best performers in an intimate setting, and perhaps even learn a thing or two from them. For magician and Genii Magazine/GeniiOnline owner Randy Pitchford, his first visit to the Castle was also the same day he auditioned to perform there. In the last part of our seven-part interview with Randy at GeniiCon 2017, he talks about his time at the Magic Castle and what it’s meant to him through the years.
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 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