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Collection of selfies and photos by Lupe Nielsen researcher and Psychology Professor who researches human cognition. Joshua and Dr Grimm conducted a study of how humans react to and what they like about magic. The biggest tip of this lecture was that audiences remember entertainers who have a proper introduction before a performance, which includes a list of their credentials, creating more fanfare. Danny Creed: Lectured about Personality Profiling. The bottom line is we all have a product to sell – in this case our act, show or presentation – and there is someone on the other side of the receiving end willing to buy it. Twenty-two months ago something went very wrong during their rehearsal of the double levitation. VANISH MAGAZINE Abbey Goldrake: For me, this was the highlight of Magic Live. Abbey is David Goldrake’s wife. David is the current resident magician at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Twenty-two months ago something went very wrong during their rehearsal of the double levitation. They fell and Abbey broke her C3 and C4 vertebrae. She became paralyzed and some doctors predicted a life where she would be unable to walk or do the most basic tasks without assistance. After months of physical therapy and excruciating pain she stood and walked by herself. There wasn’t a single dry eye in the theater after her talk. She continues to overcome the odds, and it is a sight to behold. David, who as the main caretaker, gives her his love and full support. He is an angel. www.VanishMagazine.com 41