I am not a magician.

But I am a magic fan. I enjoy sleight of hand, magic theory and psychology, and watching good magicians.


I like to think of it this way: not everyone who loves basketball and plays pickup games every Saturday is a basketball player. And when it comes to magic, I freely admit, I'm just a fan.


But sometimes fans can productively add to the conversation and contribute to the art. That's what I want to do here.


I love reading magic. I get it: instant video downloads are the future. I'm not fighting against that. I just still think there is room for reading.  That's why I write.  I used to "do art" when I was little.  So I also illustrate too.

I spend just as much time thinking about how to teach a trick as I do thinking about how to perform a trick.  I am a teacher at heart.  I pride myself on being able to distill difficult concepts and make them accessible.  Therefore I aim for my lectures to magicians to be as entertaining and thought provoking as my performances for general audiences.   And I aim for my performances for general audiences to be as educational and illuminating as my lectures for magicians.


If you care about what I do when I'm not messing with this hobby, you can read my book on pragmatics in biblical Hebrew syntax.

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© 2020 by Jeremiah Zuo 

Elgin, Illinois