My name is Chris Severson and I'm a 22 year old magician from Waukesha, WI. I started my magic interest when I was very young but never really picked it up until around 2004-ish. I called up my local magic shop looking for a deck of cards, and that is when my life literally changed. By the time I was in middle school, The Shop was literally right down the road, and I would ask my parents to walk there after school everyday. If I were to tally the total amount of hours I have spent in that shop, it would total well over a year.
After learning basic sponge ball and coin work, I found flourishing and remember seeing Dan and Dave's DVD "The System." I was hooked. I searched every source on flourishing and XCM, now called Cardistry, even the older "flourishes" that are now considered basic. I remember the Trilogy by the Bucks coming out, and the impact and smoothness it added to my performance and style.
Over time I began to learn more about this amazing art, dedicating all of my free time to learning and practicing. I was raised "old school" in terms of magic, as if you wanted to learn the "real card work", you came down to The Shop, sat down, shut up and listened. I've meet some of my greatest magic friends at The Shop, and they continue to help me grow to this day. Along with my families support, magic and the online magic community has molded who I am today.
This site is a place for me to share my creations and love of magic and cardistry with all of you! Please, take a look around and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.
-Christopher C. Severson