A few days after appearing at The Magic Castle, I traveled straight to the UK’s own Las Vegas … Blackpool! It was the world championships of magic; an event called FISM. Much like the Olympics, it is held every four years and countries bid on where it will be each year.
This year it was Blackpool! Hundreds of acts compete for the Grant Prix award, which has been won over the years by some very famous magicians (such as Lance Burton, who starred in his own Las Vegas show for many years).
The standard this year was exceptional. The winning stage act brought many people to tears at just how good it was. I watched it twice in the same day and could have watched it a dozen times more! It was an incredible atmosphere and I can’t wait for the next one, which will be held in Italy. Who knows where magic will be in four years!