When people think of the various magic headquarters of the world, their minds inevitably turn to large entertainment capitals like Las Vegas or New York. But there are conjurers plying their trade in all corners of the globe, from the street corners of Spain to the convention halls of middle America. Our new series, called Magic Everywhere, aims to seek out and find good magic, wherever it may be.
Our first episode takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina at The Carolina Close-Up Convention (or TRICS as it’s affectionately called). It’s an intimate gathering that takes place every November, where around 100 magicians convene to show off their latest effects and give each other tips on improving their performances. We got a chance to check out the con back in 2017 and spoke with several illusionists who attended the event. Check out the video above to find out why they think close-up “is where magic really is right now.”