MINDvention 2011 - Day Three

MINDvention 2011 - Day Three
It's official. MINDvention is history and everyone agrees that it was one of the best. Today's activities started off with another attendee's show which featured some pretty good entertainment. After a quick burger it was time for Eugene Burger's lecture on his spirit theatre and seances that was hosted by Larry Hass. Richard Osterlind lectured on some dynamite stuff that included some of the subtle nuances that made the effects real magic. After the dinner break it was time for the evening Masters of Mentalism Show hosted by Robert Allen. If opened with Pete Poskiparta followed by Jan Forster, Eugene Burger, Ted "Saint James" (Karmilovich) in the middle with RIchard Osterlind closing the gala.

MINDvention 2011 - Day Three
(left to right) Scott Wells, Banachek, Lior Suchard, Ted Karmilovich, Ken Weber, Ross Johnson at lunch.(mobile upload)

I was fortunate to have a chat with Ted Karmilovich before the day's activities began. Next I pulled aside Lupe Nielsen and Simone Marron to hear from the distaff side of mentalism. Then it was into the dealers' room where I chatted with the men from down under, the lads from Oz, Sean Taylor, Nick Morton and Richard Paddon. After the evening show I sat down with Eugene Burger to recap a few details from his earlier lecture. Then it was off to the Irish pub for a recap of the convention from the perspectives of Dan Strange, Peter Studebaker and Bob Patillo. For a final wrap of the convention we chat with Rick Maue, Tom "Cue Ball" Cutts, and Banachek.

Next year's MINDvention dates are set for October 21, 22 & 23, 2012 back here at the Palace Station Casino. Mark your calendars and don't miss it.