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Danny Archer
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So happy to announce that the one and only Max Maven will be our special guest of honor and recipient of the MINDvention Lifetime Achievement Award.

Orson Welles wrote that Max Maven has “the most original mind in magic.” Fortuitously, he died before he could revise that opinion. The New York Times observed that Max’s “category-defying mind-reading show veers into conceptual art.” People magazine hailed his work as “a new form of participatory theater.” The Los Angeles Times stated that his “improvisational skill is enhanced by a charismatic animal magnetism.” No, we don’t know exactly what that’s supposed to mean, but apparently audiences in over three dozen countries agree, as Max Maven’s mysteries transcend linguistic and cultural boundaries: He’s performed on six of the seven continents (and, with all due respect, he feels he can live without Antarctica).

His television credits include guest-starring on such diverse shows as General Hospital and Top Chef Masters, hosting eight network specials in Japan (performing in Japanese), starring in series in Italy, Taiwan, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Israel, England and Canada, and appearing on shows in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Chile, Singapore, Thailand and South Korea. Behind the scenes, Max has been a consultant for most of the top names in contemporary magic, and an advisor on over one hundred television shows. He has published approximately two thousand articles, tricks and essays, and now he is very tired
volcane
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I caught Max's intimate one-man show in New York in May 2013 and it was an honor, a pleasure, and an education to see Max in action. His audience control was terrific, his selection of demonstrations (mentalists: we don't do tricks or effects!), and all the elements of costume design, stage design, music and lighting as produced by Sandy Marshall, were spot on. There is nothing better than watching a pro perform live with muggles -- I mean, people -- and Max is an original that must be seen up close and in person. I starting buy material from him BhwM (Before he was Max) in Boston, and it's high time that the mentalism community gathered to think his praises (just send your thoughts and he'll pick 'em up). I'm looking forward to seeing what topics Max will choose for his lecture at MINDvention 2015; but whatever he does, it will be worth the trip. Huzzah! Smile
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I will only attend if Max wears black. 😄
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Justin Lewis
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Hahah max may surprise us!
“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”- Anonymous
Justin Lewis
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This year will be my first mindvention. I'm very excited to learn a lot and meet Everyone!
“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”- Anonymous
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I own and watch regurlarly both VideoMind and Nothing.
This is going to be a big event to see him in real life!
I can't wait!
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Max is simply brilliant although I did love watching sweep up Tom Stone's sponge balls at Genii 75th.
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I definitely have to make MindVention again this year. Last year was my first and I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want it to end. Having Max on the bill lights my fire even more. In an APPROPRIATE way, that is...
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I saw Max in August at the Magic Castle and again last month at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood in his "Knowing and Not Knowing" show. Always amazing. "Knowing and Not Knowing" was my girlfriends first-ever (and she's 40) "magic show' experience and she loved it! This will be my first MINDvention and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!
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I am new to this. Is mindvention happening every year?
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Perhaps instead of posting over 30 times in one day with one liners to hit the magic number, you actually take a look at the forum you are posting in and see the topics listed to answer your question.
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