MINDvention 2012 Pictures from Days 1&2

Danny and Robert really know how to arrange a convention schedule. The first event of the day didn't begin until 10:00 a.m. which left plenty of time to sleep in after a late night to early morning session. I finally retired to my room around 2:00 to work on an upload the podcast (which, BTW, I hope you enjoyed) and as I left the bar, there sat about 15 of the top mentalists in the world huddled around a table talking about the next best thing that I know I must soon have in my show...and probably yours, too.

But to go back in time a bit (which we mentalists are wont to do), Danny Archer hosted a fascinating interview with Eric Dittleman, finalist on America's Got Talent. I hope to grab him for a few words here on The Magic Word, too. Then followed a panel discussion on TV mentalism featuring a variety of international performers. From left to right in the picture below: Eric Dittleman (U.S.), Sartori (Germany), Haim Goldberg (Canada), and Lior Suchard (Israel).

MINDvention 2012 Pictures from Days 1&2
Paul Draper hosted the Attendee Show which essentially is anyone who wants to perform before their peers. Although it is a scheduled show, the performers are gathered from the registrants who tell Danny that they want to perform. There is a wide variety of performers and performances and personalities from this international group.

MINDvention 2012 Pictures from Days 1&2
Due to a technical error while trying to video record a first day lecture, Allison Campbell repeated her lecture on the "Do's and Don'ts of Corporate Mentalism". Essentially it was a short marketing course on getting work and doing work on the exhibitor floor. It was a fascinating presentation from a professional trade show worker. Not just another viewpoint from the distaff side, but an introspective look at what and how those interested in getting the work can get it.
MINDvention 2012 Pictures from Days 1&2
One fascinating point of view tip was to look at other trade show performers as friends and business associates and not as competition. Look at the pie being larger...not someone else trying to get a piece of your pie. The picture below is a phone number prediction taken direct from her act and sold after her lecture.
MINDvention 2012 Pictures from Days 1&2