Live chat with magician Lance Burton on Friday


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Master magician Lance Burton was a teen magician once. In fact, he won his first magic competition as a teenager in 1977. So maybe that’s part of the reason why the busy Las Vegas mainstay is giving his time to the documentary ‘Make Believe,’ which follows six young magicians as they compete to become the ‘World’s Best Teen Magician.’

Burton, who appears in the film, will be chatting live with readers at 11 a.m. PST Friday, the day ‘Make Believe’ opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles. He’ll be talking about magic, teen magicians and ‘Make Believe.’ Don’t bother asking him how he does his tricks -- but you probably knew that already.


The film, executive-produced by Ed Cunningham and Seth Gordon (the guys behind the cult classic documentary ‘The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters’), was a hit at last summer’s Los Angeles Film Festival, where it won the award for best documentary. It also won the audience award at last year’s Austin Film Festival.

Below is the trailer for ‘Make Believe’ and the place to sign up for a chat reminder. We’ll be chatting in this same space on Friday.


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--Patrick Kevin Day