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When Thrillist asked me to write the article, I immediately said yes. Why? Partly because I’m a 10-year Magic Castle member… but mostly because I wanted the article to treat magic, magicians AND the Castle with the respect they deserve.
Treating Magic with Respect
No matter how popular magic becomes, there’s still a lazy tendency in the media to portray magicians as nerds, and magic as a mediocre hobby. I know better. In all of my years as a Los Angeles magician and Magic Castle member, I’ve seen first-hand just how much audiences LOVE magic. Great magic is always a huge hit. :-)
I knew that if I wrote the article, three things would happen:
- Readers would get the REAL inside scoop on the Castle
- Thrillist would get fun content and incredible photos
- The Magic Castle (and magic) would get the respect it deserves
The best news? Response from my fellow magicians has been overwhelmingly positive!
Special thanks to…
I couldn’t have written the article if not for Jeff Miller… great guy, bandleader, and Thrillist LA editor. He’s also an insanely talented writer, and he magically turned my “good” article into a “GREAT” one. I also owe my pals at the Academy of Magical Arts for providing some truly fantastic photos.
Check it out, won’t you?