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FOCUS SESSIONS – AFTERNOON Darwin Ortiz: Creating Drama Through Conflict. David Sandy and Christopher Hart: The Workshop. From what I saw, they must have been teaching, I believe … nuances of the Dye Tube. CLOSE UP CLINIC: Eight tables with a magic expert at each location. Attendees could approach any table and learn directly from each expert: Norman Beck – Talked about the Stripper Deck Bill Goodwin – Card magic Howard Hamburg – Card magic Joshua Messado – Miniature Linking Rings Jamy Ian Swiss – Memorized Deck work Paul Vigil – Fast and Loose effect Paul Wilson – Coin Magic Tyler Wilson – Card magic JOHN ARCHER – IN CONCERT This was a one-man show. John is an engaging performer. He presented several mentalism type routines. In between each effect he sang and played the ukelele … he was hilarious. THE FINAL THAYER MYSTERY – 49 BOXES EXPERIENCE A special interactive experience … “ We were seated in groups of eight. Several boxes were brought to our table. The object was to open the boxes and solve mysteries and puzzles giving us clues to open all 18 locks closing the main box on the center table. All eight people at our table had to participate as a group in accomplishing the task. The audience managed to open all the locks in the main box within an hour. Inside the box was a recording of Thayer commending us for our efforts and praising us because we learned the meaning of “collaboration”. THERE IS NO CONVENTION LIKE IT IN THE WORLD. WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 16, 2017 – FINAL DAY GENERAL SESSIONS MCs: Johnathan Levit and Julie Eng They did a wonderful job with a delightful chemistry between them, and they kept the sessions flowing smoothly and on time. Here are the speakers: Michael Borys, Alex Lieu: The Curious Histories of the 49 Boxes VANISH M QVSB˕[\XY^[KB