Lance Pierce first showed an interest in magic when he was young, trying out his first magic trick when he was still in his single digits. From there it was Henry Hay’s The Amateur Magician’s Handbook, Walter Gibson’s The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic, and everything Martin Gardner ever wrote.
But it wasn’t until he was 22 and went to his very first magic convention that his interest in sleight-of-hand magic crystallized, thanks to a new friendship and the mentoring of Roger Klause. From there, Lance found himself influenced by Michael Skinner, Bob White, and many world-class magicians who continue a tradition of thoughtful and detailed magic stemming from Vernon and other giants in the field.
Over the years, Lance has field-tested and honed much of his thinking in restaurants, bars, at private parties, and corporate events. He’s performed both full and part time over decades, from bar mitzvahs to weddings to the world-famous Malone’s Magic Bar in Boca Raton, Florida, but he’s recently changed direction and found a new satisfaction in working primarily with magicians, behind the scenes and helping wherever he can. His current passion is finding more and better ways to give back to magic and magicians as much as he has benefited himself from those who’ve helped him every step of the way.