Gary Brown is a magician, historian, writer, inventor and a United States Magistrate Judge. His magic writings include The Coney Island Fakir, an award-winning biography about magic dealer Al Flosso, as well as articles about magic and related phenomena for The New York Times, American Heritage, Emmy, Invention & Technology, and a plethora of conjuring periodicals.
Gary will be offering Tricks from the Fourth Dimension, a lecture featured at this year’s IBM National Convention. As part of that presentation, Gary will demonstrate, discuss and teach a series of effects used by 19th-century medium Henry Slade to baffle scientists, giving rise to the theory of the Fourth Dimension. These effects can be performed today with equal impact in a variety of settings.The lecture is free for members of the Parent Assembly, Society of American Magicians, $10 for S. A. M. members who are not members of Parent Assembly, and $40 for non-SAM members which can be applied to PA1 membership dues when application is received on the lecture night. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. but pizza and refreshments will be served starting at 6 p.m.
In the graphic novel After Houdini, author Jeremy Holt creates a revisionist take on Harry Houdini, putting the magician at the center of a spy thriller where the escape artist reaches out to his son Josef for help (in actuality Houdini and his wife Bess never had children). Holt will be on hand to sign books from 6 to 9 p.m. (After Houdini has art by John Lucas and coloring by Adrian S. Crossa.)
Fantasma Magic is located at 315 West 35th Street, room 401.