Rich Ferguson: The Ellusionist Interview

November 26th, 2008 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under Artist Interviews, Products

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.

Click the “play” button below for the interview:

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:


  1. steve mellinger on:

    Mr. Rich,
    Your magic is unreal. I am what I would call a beginner in this field and I am amazed at what you can do. I was really struck when I heard about your childhood life and to see how far you have come. Keep up the great work and maybe one day I can pull one of your tricks off myself as well as you have.
    Thanks for showing the world your stuff . I also want to thank you for your generous time you donate to the less fortunate youth in todays society. I, like you work with kids as a program manager for the local county recreation dept in the athletics division.
    Again, Thank you.

  2. can’t hear rich

  3. I just got his Tagged and Serial biller. I heard that people are having difficulties finding the materials for serial biller, but is the issue that serious or what? I ordered this with a bit of hesitation but decided get it anyways

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