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Dick Christian
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After hearing so much about the Café, I've finally gotten around to joining.

FYI here's a little background. I am a full time performer (both magic and mentalism and -- years ago, vent). Gave first paid performance (vent) at age 11 (1949), continued to perform part-time (vent and magic) through high school and college (attended Penn State on NROTC Scholarship). Upon graduation/commissioning, spent 20 years in USN, 13 of them at sea in destroyers including 2 commands, retired as CDR in 1979. Resumed part-time performing (magic only) while on shore duty in DC (1973), performing became a 2nd full-time job in 1976 and sole job in 1979 when I opened my own independent entertainment agency offering services of other variety and musical performers. Long time interest in mentalism and added it to my repertoire in late 1980s. My performances include stage/platform/cabaret, close-up and, since 1990, mentalism. (I never mix magic and mentalism in same program, i.e., I offer programs of either magic or mentalism but never combine the two.) Former member of S.A.M. and P.E.A., currently only I.B.M. (Order of Merlin)and M.A.E.S. Have effects published in Apocalypse, article (History of Book Tests)published in The Linking Ring (April 2008), also reviewer for TLR.

I have a special interest in forcing books and book tests and extensive collection of same and am in the process (over 5 year effort to date) of compiling the first ever encyclopedic reference work on the history and evolution of the genre with goal of publication in late 2010 - early 2011.

Although vehemently opposed to gratuitous exposure I am looking forward to sharing information with other serious performers and students of the art with a legitimate "need to know."

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Welcome to the Café. This is a great place where magicians really can help other magicians. I hope you will enjoy it here and get a lot out of it. It has helped me a great deal and I have met some really great people in the process. If I can be of any help to you at all, please just simply let me know. Enjoy and welcome.

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Hi Dick:

Welcome to the Café. We had Chuck Hickok at our club meeting a couple of months ago, this was my first foray into mentalism.

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