Hey Everyone! My name is Brian and I practice Mentalism and Magick here in Upstate New York. I do corporate and private strolling gigs part time. I do a “real” job, husband and dad gig full time.
I first became interested in magic 15 years ago when living in Atlanta, GA. There was a curious shop in close proximity to my apartment…I studied hard for about six years; then my son was born and the crates of books and props were put away for a long time.
Fast forward to present day. I sold my company and got a regular job in my New York hometown. I guess I am middle age now, my son is 9 and my daughter just turned 6. Two years ago I had a very strange sensation, one I had not felt in a very long time…I couldn’t place the feeling at first, then I realized what it was – I was bored!! I needed a hobby! I cracked open the old crates of mid-90s era magic props and classic books and have been back into it ever since. I quickly realized that I had little interest or skills in the areas of “traditional” magic and sleight of hand and I have been studying mentalism and bizarre “magick” almost exclusively.
I joined my local magic club, which is actually an odd thing for a loner like me to do. I have found that experience to be worthwhile and I am hoping that joining this community proves to be equally rewarding. Thanks for reading; I’ll try to post often!