FISM has been called the World Olympics of Magic. It’s not quite that, but it is an international competition where performers attempt to wow their fellow magicians. This year’s winner was the amazing Eric Chien who turns some common tropes of card and coin magic upside down and inside out. For me, he’s the most refreshing card man since Shin Lim.
Click on the video to see some powerfully entertaining magic that will leave you shaking your head, “How?”
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Not bad. I caught some of the sleights but there were a lot of baffling effects as well. I do suspect lighting was involved, though…
Yes, I count at least four different categories of methods going on here and he is pretty seamless in executing them into one whole.