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New Meetup: Heavy Mental + Science, Skepticism, and Magic (Jamy Ian Swiss, D.J. Grothe)

From: NCAS
Sent on: Monday, September 21, 2009 10:26 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for National Capital Area Skeptics!

What: Heavy Mental + Science, Skepticism, and Magic (Jamy Ian Swiss, D.J. Grothe)

When: October 24,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW Auditorium
Washington, DC 20005

Please note - these events are not free. A link for tickets is listed below.

This event is actually two events being promoted in tandem.

Event #1:
1:00-5:30 PM - "Science, Magic, & Skepticism: A Natural Relationship"
Workshop/Lectures and Demonstrations

Using discussion and demonstration, we'll explore the connection between magic and skepticism. Joining Jamy will be D.J. Grothe, magician, skeptic, and host of Point of Inquiry, CFI's radio show and podcast, and D.C.'s own Chip Denman, a founder of the National Capital Area Skeptics

* D.J. Grothe, The History of Magic in Skepticism

* Chip Denman, If the Spirit is Willing:
S?ance mediums and the scientists who investigated them

* Jamy Ian Swiss: The Illusion of Psychic Powers

* Q&A on Magic, Skepticism, Science, and Reason
- with Swiss, Grothe, Denman.

Event #2
7:30 PM - Heavy Mental Show with Jamy Ian Swiss

Witness an amazing performance of baffling, unnerving, "mind reading" phenomena - accomplished with pure, psychology, subtle influence, deft illusion, uncanny intuition, and a healthy dose of downright deception - what Jamy calls "sleight of mind."

If there was such a thing as psychic power, it would have to look like this! Come and see for yourself how five ordinary senses can convince you that somehow, some way - there must be a sixth.

Register Today! ( http://ga1.org/center_for_inquiry/events/jamyianswiss2009/details.tcl )

Workshop:
$35 ($30 for CFI and NCAS members and $15 for students)

HEAVY MENTAL Show:
$20 ($15 for CFI and NCAS members and $10 for students)

Workshop & Heavy Mental Show Package: $50 ($40 for CFI and NCAS members and $20 for students)

SPECIAL NOTES:

* The HEAVY MENTAL show is not recommended for children under 12 and
no one under 8 will be admitted.
* This one-time performance will not be video recorded or repeated.
Don't miss it.

These events are sponsored by the National Capital Area Skeptics and
the Center for Inquiry DC.

For more information, please call (202)[masked] or email [address removed]

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/capitalskeptics/calendar/11433028/

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