I am a proud member of the Mile High Magician’s Society. We are a group of magicians — professional, amateurs, and simple magic fans — who meet regularly to celebrate, teach and perform magic. I’ve been a magician since I was a kid.
But I my journey didn’t really start until my mom and dad brought me — after much begging and pleading — to the magic club that met at least 40 minutes from my home. There I saw magicians of all shapes and sizes, of varying skill levels, and from very disparate backgrounds joining together to “magish.” I was hooked.
And still am. I was one of the many Colorado magicians who performed last night at a meeting of the club — and was reminded how much I like it. As I become more deeply involved in the professional speakers’ world, I’ve tended to let the magician side of me grow still.
But after last night, I’m buzzed and hooked again. One of my favorite reasons for loving this magic club is that it makes me — as a magician — feel as though I’m part of something greater than myself. Magicians have a rich and fabulous history. But so too does our Colorado magician club. And performing on the same stage (if you can call it that!) as magicians I’ve emulated, grown with, and performed with for years made me feel like I was part of something special.
My point? Find your passion, and then find a corresponding organization to join. It’ll make you feel like you’re part of a rich tradition. Are you a Magician? Then for crying out loud join a local club (Society of American Magicians or the International Brotherhood of Magicians.) Or if you’re from Colorado, by all means contact me and I’ll hook you up with our club.
Check out some (admittedly amateur) footage of the show last night below — you’ll see that we had fun. You’ll see how casual it was, and that we enjoy each other. And that we all love magic.
Colorado Magician, Member of the MHMS, Part of Something Bigger
PS. Here’s the video: