The Merchant of Magic Podcast 14
A Conversation With Shin Lim
In this magic podcast, Dominic Reyes and Ben Williams talk to magic creator, and international magician Shin Lim.
Shin Lim regards himself an international citizen. Born in Canada, he lived in Singapore until the age of 11 before moving to Boston, USA. His Oldest brother showed him a magic trick when he was 16 years old, a simple card trick it sparked a passion and drive to learn and practice sleight of hand. Within just a 4 year span, he moved from winning major youth magic awards & scholarships to winning adult magic awards of international stature, recognized by esteemed magicians & peers for his skill and performance. He turned professional in 2012.
Shin Lim's Magic Awards include:
F.I.S.M North-American Champion of Card Magic 2011
I.B.M International Champion of Close-Up Magic 2011
W.M.S World Teen Champion of Close Up Magic 2010
Shin Lim in action performing 52 Shades of Red Live in China
Topics of discussion include:
- His approach to creativity.
- How to relax when you are about to perform.
- Dealing with sweaty hands.
- The dangers of practising magic too much.
- Close up magic on stage.
- Card flourishing as magic entertainment.
- A detailed discussion of his Flash Deck Switch.
- Advice for beginners.
- How he develops ideas for his magic.
- and much more.