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Paul Fitzgerald
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Panama City, Panama
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Well, what can I say!

I'm 33 years old, born in Liverpool, England.

I have an unplanned meeting in London with Uri Gellar (and strange happenings with my new!! watch) in 1999 to blame for my sudden devotion to all things mental.

That same year, I purchased Barrie Richardson's remarkable book "Theater of the Mind", and one day built up enough courage to perform "Any Card at Any Number - via the Aronson stack" to my Chief Executive at a Board meeting.

Following this, he decided to "volunteer" my services as a performer at the Corporate Convention three weeks later. I didn't let on I was new to all this!!

As you can imagine, I didn't sleep for the three weeks up to the Convention. In that time, I put together a twenty minute set (Thank you, Thank you Banachek - Bob Cassidy and Larry Becker) and managed to entertain 200 people for twenty minutes (I think!).

Following this, over the last two years I've managed to perform mainly in the corporate arena on a very, very part-time basis (work and family permitting).

I look forward to discussing all things mental in the future with my new friends at the Magic Cafe.
Philemon Vanderbeck
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Seattle, WA
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Well met Paul,

Sounds like you did a great job at the Convention!

Sometimes I think it is our own fear of failure that holds us back.

If we just go out there and do our best, we'll discover that people will appreciate it.

Trade shows can be very lucrative work. I admire anyone who is able to perform in that arena.
Professor Philemon Vanderbeck
That Creepy Magician
"I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five."
Michael Peterson
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Wow, that was quite an introduction. Smile

Welcome to the Cafe & I will be seeing you in the mentalism section

Smile I knew you would be joining us Smile

Steve Brooks
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Northern California - United States
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Greetings and Welcome Paul,
very nice of you to join our magic family here at the Cafe...enjoy. Smile
"Always be you because nobody else can" - Steve Brooks
Dr. JK
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Hi Paul,

Welcome to the Cafe! I have already immensely enjoyed the short period of time I have been a member, and I'm sure you will too. Although I have never worked with mentalism, it has always fascinated me...I look forward to reading some of your posts!
- Jeff Kowalk, The Psychic CPA
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Welcome Paul, Smile
Congratulations for having decided to join this magnificent Cafe. I am more than sure you will find lots of new friends here. Especially for Mental magic here, is a headquarters. wooow. Like myself, I have come across with many mentalists here and all of them are really good in knowledge. If you want to discuss on mentalism, this is a unique place. Be prepared for a new addiction.
Have your chair and coffee, and lots of time with you...
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
Magically Yours,


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Lee Marelli
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Aurora, Colorado
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Welcome! You have come to the right place. Enjoy, and by the way drop by the mentalists' table to discuss your views on mentalism. It is the table in the corner by the window under the sign that reads, "A Penny For Your Thoughts" but I sensed you already knew that.
"Mentalism is a state of mind." Marelli
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America’s North Coast, Ohio
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Welcome Paul!

Wow, That experience sounds to me that it counts as initiation under fire!

I am sure that your talent and preparedness rose to save the day. And we often are our own worst critics - both before and after.

But I certainly can understand your not sleeping much as the date for the
"performance" came near.

Congratulations on being a Survivor! I have always said that before you can prosper, you must first, survive!

Good to have you join us here!

I know that we will enjoy reading what you have to say!

If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.
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Hi, Paul:

I am glad that you have joined us. It sounds like you had a baptism under fire. I look forward to hearing about your experiences.

Peter Loughran
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Glad you could join us! It's great to get out there with your magic even though it may not be as much as you like. Look forward to your posts!

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Great intro into the world of mentalism. Welcome!
Greatly looking forward to hearing about your journey.
Ted (Leondo)
Merlyn of 8
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Hello and welcome Paul,
That is quite the intro, I'm glad that you have found us here at the Magic Cafe, I am looking foward to reading your posts so enjoy your visits and visit often and post, post, post away!!!!
Smile Smile Smile

Thomas Cleveland

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Peter Marucci
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Welcome aboard, Paul.
You've come to the right place, because some of us are as "mental" as they come! Smile
Peter Marucci
Jeb Sherrill
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Well Paul, it's good to have you with us.

Have a coffee.

Jeb (Sable)
I don't believe in reincarnation, but I may have in another life.
David Fogel
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Welcome aboard, Paul!

I was in London last year, and visited International Magic, on Clerkenwell Road. I hope to make it back to your part of the world someday.

"I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there, Please save me Superman!"

Homer J. Simpson
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