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Hello!

My name is Greg and I'm over in Spokane, Washington. I've been studying magic for about 8 years now, which is hard to believe when I think about how fast the time has gone. I was born in Vegas, which answers most people's questions on how I got into magic, but it all started when I was 6 years old and saw Lance Burton performing on TV. He was performing his dove act and I remember thinking that it was about the coolest thing I had ever seen, although I'm pretty sure I just wanted to be able to make doves appear on command.

I always loved watching magic, but I thought that since magic was a secret art that you could only learn by having another magician teach you, and we moved from Vegas not long after that special so I never thought I'd be able to learn, if only 6 year old me could see my collection of books and videos now haha. It wasn't until I was in college that I had a roommate that did some card magic and I pretty much forced him to teach me and I've been going at it ever since. 

I mainly do close up magic with cards, although I have been expanding into other fields as well in the past couple of years. I'm not a professional by any means, but I would love to perform more frequently in the future. Since starting into magic I've been able to perform in different capacities in 4 different countries and last year I started working with a local men's homeless shelter to do special events for them.

Really looking forward to getting to know more of you all here and am excited to be here!
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Welcome. You'll find a lot of friendly folks here willing to help and ready to receive too [smile]
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Welcome aboard Greg!

You have found THE place to be for magic camaraderie.

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Hi, Greg.

I am also a Washington state resident.  Unfortunately I’m not near any magic clubs or fellow enthusiasts. 

Nevertheless, welcome to The Magicians Form!  You’ll find some very friendly and knowledgeable people here.

All the best,

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Hi, Greg.

Good to hear your story. Thanks for sharing it and saying hello. I look forward to chatting magic with you.

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Welcome Greg. [smile]
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Welcome GregB!  In addition to the forum itself, don't miss out on participating in the Saturday Sessions and the many lectures that take place throughout the year.  The Saturday Sessions are generally announced well in advance and are free to join in to on Zoom.  You needn't contribute anything but your time and attention, but if you do wish to demonstrate something you'll be met with respect and positivity.  

Make sure to check out the upcoming 2-day live event.  It is dirt-cheap for what you'll get and you will get a recording of it to watch afterwards.

Take advantage!
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Let me add my welcome to the others. BTW, Lance Burton's dove act is STILL one of the coolest things I'VE ever seen. Also, how great that you're using your talent as a magician for such a good cause. Keep up the good work.

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Thank you so much for the warm welcome everyone! 

RayJ I plan on attending when I can, they sound fantastic! And yeah the 2-day live event is such a great deal, I plan on signing up for sure
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Thank you so much for the warm welcome everyone! 

RayJ I plan on attending when I can, they sound fantastic! And yeah the 2-day live event is such a great deal, I plan on signing up for sure


Even if you don't participate, it will be great to put a name to a face!  By the way, watching IS participating.
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Welcome, Greg!

Lance Burton was my boyhood hero and I also focus on close-up with cards, so we have that much in common.

That's great that you found your way to doing special events for the homeless shelter. It's always nice to see magic used in such a prosocial fashion.
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