Jan Forster from Germany kicked off the first full day of the convention with some very clever mentalism ideas. Then from Finland, Pete Poskiparta shared his philosophy and international routines that will work anywhere in the world. Then after the lunch break we had a panel discussion about the use of electronics in mentalism. Then from Australia, Richard Paddon talked about the Knight's Tour and how to make this a feature in your performance. Ted Karmilovich finished the afternoon session with some of his groundbreaking and original material he has developed over the years. And closing the day was the "farewell lecture" from Rick Maue whose creative genious will be missed by us all.
The interviews today start with a chat with Richard Osterlind. He now knows what to do if he ever performs before a herd of elephants. Ross Johnson then talks about his growth in mentalism in Chicago. Jan Forster is up next with a chat about working nightclubs in Europe. The recorder was turned on during lunch where we talk with Lior Suchard and hear a few stories from Ken Weber, Ted Karmilovich and Ross Johnson. Then finally after the Rick Maue lecture we head into the Irish pub for a few pints and stories from Johnny Thompson and Robert Allen with a few people who stop by the table like Paul Vigil and Banachek.