The Event 2020 - mentalism convention

London - September 19-20th 2020

The Event is the UK's premiere gathering for mentalism. What started four years ago as a Mentalism "day" at The Session has, by popular demand, blossomed into its own event September 19-20th 2020, in Heathrow. Curated by Luke Jermay in conjunction with Vanishing Inc. Magic, The Event brings together seven of the world's finest mindreaders and mentalists for an elite, intimate weekend of shows, lectures, interviews, and more.

We recognised that magic conventions don't serve mentalists in the way we need. Sure, there's always a mentalists booked, but we believe that true improvement--real insight--can only be uncovered when a dedicated group of minds come together for a common interest. That's why Luke Jermay has invited some of his most esteemed colleagues, and prepared a schedule dedicated ENTIRELY to the craft and concerns of mentalism.

You'll learn dozens of ways to reveal information, new ways to capture information, we'll explore the intersection of technology and mentalism, the ethics of mind reading, and much, much more. You won't see "standard" lectures at The Event either. Each of the performers have been asked to prepare original, "bespoke" presentations just for this gathering, so you'll be seeing content you can't see anywhere else.

We're DELIGHTED to welcome China's Lu Chen--a megastar in his own country--as our Guest of Honour. Lu Chen will perform and discuss the material he has used to transition from a magician and stage illusionist to a mind reader.

We anticipate a complete sellout, so take a moment to register now, here:

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Speakers

Luke Jermay

Luke Jermay

Your host and a lifelong student of the mystery arts. His favourite word is abracadabra but you probably already knew that.

Lu Chen

Lu Chen

China's most famous mentalist and magician, Lu Chen sells out arenas all over Asia. His television specials have shattered previous records, and it's a great privilege to welcome Lu Chen as our Guest of Honour at the Event. Lu Chen will present a show and lecture exploring the material he has developed to transition from a magician and illusionist to a mindreader.

Keith Barry

Keith Barry

Ireland's Keith Barry is a renowned television presenter and performer. As a mentalist, Barry has toured the world performing high-energy feats of mind reading, but he has never shared his unique approach to mentalism...until now. We're VERY excited to have Keith Barry at The Event.

Paralabs

Paralabs

Rainer Mees and Thomas Heine collectively known as the brains behind Paralabs have quietly established themselves at the forefront of European mentalism over the last 10 years. Whether with the expertly crafted gimmicks and props or thoughtful performance philosophy their work can only be described as of the highest professional grade.

Michael Weber

Michael Weber

What would Weber do? That's a question many of the finest performers in our industry ask of themselves when they're stuck. Weber is a legend, an enigma, and a brilliant creator. Based in California, Michael Weber has designed material for all of the finest magicians and mentalists in our craft, and his original creations have been heralded as modern classics. This year Michael Weber brings a new suite of material and principles to share with Event attendees.

Max Maven

Max Maven

Perhaps the greatest living mentalist, Max Maven has starred in his own television specials in his native USA and abroad. He has consulted for stage and screen, and is the most prolific living magician, having published THOUSANDS of original tricks and compositions in trade publications. A veteran of the Event, Max Maven returns to share his unbounded wisdom and theory with us once more.

Marco Fida

Marco Fida

Italy's premiere mind reader is most famous for his ability to "muscle read," or pick up tiny non-verbal tells from a spectator. Marco will explore this as well as several other original pieces of mentalism he has, until now, never shared.

Anthony Jacquin

Anthony Jacquin

Anthony Jacquin proved “reality is plastic” long ago with his innovative and no nonsense approach to hypnosis. Uniquely placed in his understanding of both hypnosis and mentalism he will present a lecture on “hypnosis for mentalists” that is sure to mesmerise.

Timon Krause

Timon Krause

Timon Krause is an exciting emerging talent in contemporary mentalism. Having gained critical and commercial success in his native Holland he is sure to impress with his creative effects and innovative methods.

Your Questions Answered

If your questions are not answered below, we are always available to help. You can email us at any time.

Will The Event be an annual convention?
We hope so! An enormous amount of work goes into planning The Event, and this is our first year we're hosting The Event as a stand-alone convention. We intend to continue this tradition every year.

The Event used to be in conjunction with The Session. Why did you separate them?
Due to popular demand! It became increasingly clear that the people attending The Event were serious about mentalism, and that they wanted and needed more than one day to explore the topics. Moving The Event to its own weekend in September allows us to dive deeper, and take our registrants further down the rabbit hole.

Is registration refundable? And will there be a lot of people attending?
No. We believe that keeping The Event intimate and limited to serious practitioners will allow us to explore advanced topics and pack in more content. As usual, there are no refunds or cancellations. You must book in advance.

Will Luke Jermay be presenting?
At Vanishing Inc., we think a great deal about Luke Jermay, and we INSIST that he present something new each year. Although Luke is always hesitant at first, we've convinced him to present a new lecture for The Event 2020.

What's the venue like?
The good news is that we've secured the same hotel we use for The Session, The Park Inn Heathrow. It's an IDEAL convention space for both performing and jamming. There are ample food options and meeting spaces, and the rates are reasonable.

Extra workshop: Marco Fida (£100 per person)

What single secret staple do legendary performers such as Reese, Annemann, Fogel, Dunninger and Cassidy had in common?

What is the most versatile and closest approach to direct, no-nonsense theatrical telepathy, along with psychological techniques such as cold reading and contact mind-reading?

At The Event 2018, Marco Fida’s lecture on b****t work was highly praised. His lecture notes sold-out in a few minutes. Given the lecture format, Marco emphasized history and the potentialities of this pillar of mentalism methodology, aiming to inspire the serious student to further explore the field. Now, this unique, live workshop will be the opportunity to properly focus on technique and learn by direct experience the crucial details which turn innocent, plain objects into secret, powerful tools for mind-reading.

Moreover, Marco will cover further techniques and finesses that update some of the classics, adapting them to contemporary performing conditions.

Here is the workshop program, spanning three hours of in-depth teaching:

Marco Fida

• Forgotten secrets of the past masters
• Foundational and advanced techniques
• Favourite approaches to the “C.T."
• Secrets of naturalness and invisibility
• Routines for close-up and parlour
• Hands-on experience and coaching
• Given the experiential nature of this workshop, admittance will be limited to a small number of attendees. They will be required to commit in writing to a non-disclosure agreement.

Each participant will receive, as a bonus, a copy of Marco’s expanded lecture notes.

Sign up for the workshop

The workshop is only open to attendees of The Event. You must sign up to the convention before registering for the workshop.

Park Inn, Heathrow, London

Bath Road, Heathrow, Middlesex, UB7 0DU, London Heathrow
+44 208 759 6628 (request Meetings & Events team)

To book, call the hotel directly on between 9am and 5pm Mon to Fri only – you must mention the code VINC0920 and call during office hours to get our special rates. Booking on their website will not give you our discounted rate.

You can also email confirmations.heathrow@parkinn.com.

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