From First Order Historians:
Shawn Farquhar has been entertaining audiences around the globe for over two decades. His magic has been seen on Television shows like the X-Files and Highlander, in motion pictures like Spooky House and the Fly II, for corporate clients like IBM and Konica, and on the most luxurious cruise vessels such as Norwegian Star and Radiance of the Seas. Recently Shawn has been a key note speaker/lecturer for the world’s best magic events including London’s famed Magic Circle, Siegfried and Roy’s World Magic Seminar and the world’s largest magic convention in Blackpool, England. Shawn’s unique look, flashy suits and infectious smile are all signs that you booked a professional. Shawn’s show is filled with incredible magic, gut busting humor and his dynamic personality which has earned him over 500 standing ovations over the course of the last five years. The Canadian Association of Magicians awarded Shawn the Magician of the Year Award in 2003 and 2010, the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians awarded him the Grand Prix D’Honneur, the International Brotherhood of Magicians awarded him both Stage Magician and Sleight of Hand Magician of the Year, making him the only magician in history to win both world championships and the Olympics of Magic in Beijing, China awarded him the highest award in magic, the Grand Prix World Championship of Magic in 2009! We are honored to have Shawn Farquhar as our guest today in 10 questions.
RM: How would you best describe growing up in a family comprised of entertainers? Did you feel a lot of pressure to constantly be a showman in front of your immediate relatives, or were your parents satisfied with you exploring all of your options before deciding on a career in their preferred industry?