Garrett Thomas On The Importance of Astonishment, His Life as a Conjuror, Working with David Blaine, and Much More
After his recent lecture here in New York to the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. Garrett Thomas stayed for what turned out to be a long interview for the Magic in New York blog. We covered a wide range of topics, from Garrett's start in magic to his work with David Blaine and how he threads together different pursuits in magic to make up his career. Garrett also makes a case for his strong preference for what he calls "conversational magic" and speaks in depth about the meaning and purpose of astonishment. As the originator of tricks like Imagination Coins, Ring Thing, and Big Coin, Little Purse, as well as a regular contributor to Reel Magic magazine, a working performer, and consultant, Garrett is having a big impact on today's magic scene. This interview provides a revealing view of one of magic's more influential figures.
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