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Shawn Farquhar's Magical Insights: Books, Originality, and the Competitive Edge

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

In this insightful interview with Shawn Farquhar, a master magician with a deep passion for the craft, we delve into the intricacies of magic, from the significance of a well-curated library to the essence of originality in performances.


Farquhar, a magician who blends skill with a keen understanding of the art's history and future, shares valuable insights on the competitive landscape and the importance of collaboration among magicians.


Join us as we explore these themes and more, unveiling the layers that make magic an ever-evolving and fascinating art form.


Magician Shawn Farquhar being interviewed by Ryan Joyce
Shawn Farquhar's shares thoughts on learning magic, originality in magic, and insights on competing.

Interview with Shawn Farquhar


This is a great interview for magicians who are interested in adding the title of World Champion Magician to their resume.


Watch the interview with two-time world champion magician Shawn Farquhar!


Key Takeaways:


  • Shawn Farquhar emphasizes the importance of a good library for magicians, having a collection of around 10,000 books.

  • He discusses the significance of original ideas in magic and the benefits of creative collaboration.

  • Farquhar shares insights into the competitive world of magic, including the need for preparation and understanding the judging criteria at events like FISM.


Shawn Farquhar proves how hard work and originality can change your life.


"Competing at FISM is one of the best things for me. Deadlines are necessary." - Shawn Farquhar

This interview was captured with Shawn for the FISM North American qualifying convention. He shares a look into competing in magic, how it has changed his life, tips and advice for magicians, and so much more.



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