Rich Ferguson is not your typical magician. He couldn’t tell you the name of his favorite double lift — or many other tricks, for that matter. But then again, he was practicing magic before he knew he was practicing magic. The unique mind behind Tagged spoke with us about his rough upbringing and how it helped his powers of observation increase to Sherlock Holmes levels.
He also discussed how the main part of Tagged — getting a word written on someone’s skin — is really a small part of the upcoming DVD. He talked about how he presents mentalism, where he mixes it with magic and what poker players find fascinating about his shows. He even gives a little dish on his next effect to be sold through Ellusionist: Serial Biller.
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Here’s some details about the release of Tagged, which occurs at 4 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 3. The price will be $29.95, and the first 50 buyers will receive a rare copy of Daniel Garcia’s Warning. The below video is referenced in the podcast, and it is a good demonstration of Tagged: