I never intended this to be controversial or as disregard for those who could not attend a live event. Between you and me, video was never my strong suit - I’m a live and in person kind of guy. This new approach allows me to share my magic in a way that I feel highlights it best. It also adds a bit more mystery to a business that ironically seems to have less and less.
Not everyone sees it that way.
I try not complain much about theft in magic. I've been a casualty more times than I care to remember. We all know it happens and it’s nearly impossible to police. I can’t think of a good reason to steal someone’s material – maybe there is one. However, I’m positive that not having easy access to it is NOT that reason.
Lately, I’ve seen a large number of my “live event only” items being sold online by a host of dodgy folks. I received an email recently from someone who purchased one and wanted me to replace the inferior copy. The idea that someone thinks I produced a shoddy product cuts way deep. Honestly, it hurts more than the theft of ideas and the loss of income.
Although, all of it combined feels like a solid punch to the stomach.
I assure you I have not authorized these items and I hope you won’t support them. It’s hard to address these issues more directly since I don’t want to shine a spotlight on thieves - which sadly often results in giving them more business.
So just a friendly reminder:
And if you are unsure if you are about to buy a rip-off:
Emptor email me.