Asi Wind is one of magic’s most influential thinkers and performers. Magicians all over the world study and perform his creations. He is the author of two highly acclaimed magic books, Before We Begin and Repertoire. Asi has been the chief consultant to magician David Blaine for the last decade, working on Blaine’s ABC TV specials as well as his first live tour. Asi’s performance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us has over eleven million views and counting, making it one of the most-watched performances on the show. He holds the Merlin Award for the most original show (previously given to Siegfried & Roy and David Copperfield). Wind’s off-Broadway show, Concert of the Mind, completely sold out, extended its run, and received rave reviews and critical acclaim. The Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle (Hollywood, California) recently named Asi the Close-up Magician of the Year.