We were perusing the Magic Castle web site seconds ago and came across what would be a fantastic lecture to witness first hand.
Fellow Chicagoan Jim Steinmeyer will take the spotlight at the Parlour of Prestidigitation on Sunday, Jan 13th 2013 at 3:00 pm. His lecture is titled, “Allow Me To Give You Some Really Awful Advice,” focusing on what magicians do wrong.
According to the Magic Castle’s advertisement, Mr. Steinmeyer “will demonstrate a number of original and useful effects, from close-up, to mentalism, and stand-up magic, and discuss the development and the selection of new material for your performances.”
This sounds like a lecture not to be missed. Mr. Steinmeyer has not only invented just about every magic trick in the history of magic, he also has written about every magician and magic event ever. We know that sounds like hyperbole but it could be true. We haven’t done our fact-checking and we’re just kind of going with our gut on this one.
You can judge for yourself by going to his website and reading the list of effects he has brought forth from his imagination to the world.
Check out Mr. Steinmeyer’s website for some great information, history and insight.