Garrett Thomas is a wonderful performer, teacher and lecturer. He recently traveled across the U.S. and he stopped in Houston, Texas where he took time to sit behind the microphone to give us a mini-lecture. Well, it may not be so "mini" as he spoke for over two hours with the first part being posted in this podcast.
But before Garrett begins, we have to address the topical magic story of Stan Allen who prematurely "pulled the plug" on MAGIC Legacy plus he would publish one more issue of MAGIC Magazine and add another MAGIC Live! convention in 2017. After some of the dust settled in the magic social media, Stan took time to talk about the thoughts that went through his mind into making this hard decision.
In an effort to keep the podcast to about one hour in length, our conversation has been broken into two separate podcasts. In this Part One, Garrett talks about the importance of creating "astonishment" in the lives of our spectators. He will follow through with this discussion in the next podcast plus he will talk about his work as a consultant for David Blaine plus working at the fabled Forks Hotel in Buffalo, New York, original home of the F.F.F.F. close-up convention.
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:03:30 - Stan Allen decided to cancel MAGIC Legacy before it got off the ground. He talks about why he made this decision and also about the future of MAGIC Live!
00:22:30- Garrett Thomas gives us a lesson in "creating astonishment", approaching tables to entertain guests, and making magic an art.
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