19th Annual MINDvention
For almost twenty years, MINDvention has taken place once a year, bringing together mentalism pros, students, and fans from around the world. As we did last year, we are conducting MINDvention as a virtual convention called MINDvention X. The X in the title stands for extra, as we hope to resume a live convention at the end of
2023. No matter where in the world you are, you will be able to enjoy the shows, lectures, and events of MINDvention X, whether you watch live or you watch when it’s
convenient for you. All content is viewable for one week after it airs live.
Last year’s virtual convention received very high marks and we have the same goals for this year’s event. Whether you are a full-time mentalist or just beginning your journey, you will learn, your knowledge will grow and you will enjoy meeting other mentalism fans at MINDvention X. Looking forward to seeing you online.
2023 Virtual Presenters
Andy has been doing magic and mentalism for over 30 years. Respected the world over Andy has created some of the most popular effects of the past 20 years.
One of the co-writers and creators of the acclaimed TV shows Derren Brown – Mind Control & Trick of the Mind. He and the show won a Silver Rose at The 2003 Montreux Television Festival – one of the highest accolades any writer and Television program can receive.
Andy also co-wrote and co-directed Derren’s hugely popular stage shows – ‘Derren Brown – Live’, ‘Derren Brown – Something Wicked This Way Comes’, ‘Derren Brown – An Evening of Wonders’ , ‘Derren Brown – Enigma’ and the current live show, ‘Derren Brown – Infamous’ & his latest show ‘Miracle’ six. All five of the shows have enjoyed sell-out UK tours and West End runs.
Andy is respected as a performer and teacher of Mentalism the world over.
In 2008 Andy was awarded the MIMC – this is the Member of the Inner Magic Circle, this is the highest award any Magician can receive and is bestowed upon very few performers.
Anca & Lucca
The Austrian Lucca has been performing magic for 20 years and became a professional illusionist and speaker in 2008.
Romanian-born Anca was not introduced to magic before marrying Lucca but had a comprehensive stage experience as a ballroom dancer since her earliest childhood.
In 2012 Anca & Lucca started re-designing and re-inventing the illusion of mind-reading and clairvoyance. Ever since they’ve been constantly pushing the boundaries of their art and trying to make their performances more entertaining and intriguing even for those who didn’t like magic before. They are the most awarded mentalists in FISM history and the current Word Champions of Mental Magic.
Pete Poskiparta is the number-one mentalist in Finland. In his home country, he’s well known for his numerous TV performances, his own TV- and radio shows, and several performances at international corporate events and theatres.
He’s also been rewarded many times in Finland for his excellent work as a performing artist. In addition to Finland, he has also performed in the US (Las Vegas, Boston, Washington D.C, Chicago, Seattle), Spain, Estonia, Germany, England, Israel, Croatia, and Sweden.
Nique Tan performs as a professional stage mentalist in Singapore. Performing as “The Real Mentalist”, he works mainly at corporate dinner events. He also currently produces magic and mentalism reviews on his YouTube channel on his show, “Nique Tan Chats”
A student of magic for over 3 decades, Nique is also a multiple award-winning magician. Involved in the magic and mentalism community whenever possible, he also lectures at magic events and has starred in 2 self-produced mentalism theatre shows, “Mind Magic” and “Curiosity?”. Nique is a respected figure in the Singapore entertainment scene and one of the pioneers of performing mentalists in the country.
In his first-ever MINDvention appearance, Nique will share a variety of routines, techniques, and utilities from his close-up, stage, and also his virtual shows. He will also share the basic handling of The Decoy Peek, a 100% full billet peek using a stack of business cards that received praise from Scott Creasey, Marc Paul, and Luca Volpe.
2023 MINDvention Workshop presented by Richard Osterlind
We are thrilled to be able to present a workshop by a modern master of Mentalism, Richard Osterlind. Richard is a past recipient of the MINDvention Lifetime Achievement Award and has taken part in several previous events. His material is in the working repertoire of thousands of mentalists and the producers are sure you will be adding some of his material to your sets.
Richard Osterlind has been producing materials for the Mentalism Community for over 30 years and has produced 21 top-selling videos, written 31 books, and produced and invented hundreds of effects. There is hardly a Mentalist who has not been influenced by Richard.
Richard is a traditionalist and loves to take the classics and bring them alive with modern approaches. This will be the primary direction of his workshop. Many of these topics will include Richard’s latest innovations and touches on his material as well as the works of others.