We start this report talking with Robbie Wilmarth while we are seated at the theatre waiting for the opening night's show. Following the show we take a walk from the theatre with Joe Turner, Registration Chairman, and we talk about the entertainment on the evening's bill plus the registration numbers and the selection of the theatre itself. Back at the hotel we chat with I.B.M. Past President Roger Miller, co-chairman of the convention, who talks about the planning and promoting of the event and some of the activities we can look forward to experiencing.
The picture above was taken in the Dealers' Room and shows two of the young magicians who attended and were having fun showing off their dexterous moves with decks of cards. Extreme Card Manipulation (ECM) indeed. I didn't know their names, but thanks to comments (below) from Joe Turner and Avi Hoffman, the mystery is solved. The young man on the left is Arthur Chiu and Avi Hoffman is on the right. Thanks, guys. You're awesome.