Saturday, August 15, 2009

Heavy Mental + Science, Skepticism, and Magic

World-renowned magician and mentalist is coming to Washington, D.C. for two special events!

Saturday, October 24
AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Science, Magic & Skepticism: A Natural Relationship
(Daytime Lectures & Demonstrations)
1:00 - 5:30 PM

(Evening Performance)
7:30 pm
"Don't miss ASTONISHING magician Jamy Ian Swiss!" — Vanity Fair
"STUNNING!" New York Press "DAZZLING!"TimeOut NY
"Professional magician Jamy Ian Swiss, who describes himself as 'an honest liar,' is one CONFIRMED SKEPTIC with a finely tuned sense of the absurd." — The Washington Post
"You're freaking me out." — Matt Lauer, The TODAY Show

1:00-5:30 PM - Science, Magic, & Skepticism: A Natural Relationship
Workshop/Lectures and Demonstrations - AAAS Auditorium
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:
    Séance 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.
7:30 PM - HEAVY MENTAL Show - AAAS Auditorium
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.
$35 ($30 for CFI and NCAS members and $15 for students)

$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)
  • 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) 546-2332 or email

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