Watch: The Official Houdini Séance, Oct 31 – Halloween!

Can the greatest escape artist even escape death? In the spirit of scientific skepticism, TWO on-stage séances will summon the ghost of Harry Houdini — on Halloween, the anniversary of his death. The first séance will be earnest, conducted by a professional “psychic medium.” The second will be full of illusion and special effects, conducted by master magician Paul Draper. Other magicians will perform: Brian Brushwood, Robert Strong, & Justin Willman. Skeptics and scientists will speak: Michael Shermer, Jamy Ian Swiss, and Dr. Melina Uncapher (UCSF neuroscientist). Even if/when we don’t make contact with the great Houdini, this spectacular event will be a memorable evening of science, skepticism, and wonderful magic.
Buy tickets — and support the cause of scientific skepticism — at the Brava Theater box office.
  • WHAT:  The Official Houdini Séance, part of the Bay Area Science Festival
  • WHO:  Skeptic Michael Shermer, Magician Jamy Ian Swiss, UCSF Neuroscientist Melina Uncapher, ?The Ghost of Harry Houdini?, et al
  • WHEN:  8:00 PMSaturday, October 31 (HALLOWEEN!), 2015
  • WHERE:  Brava Theater, 2781 –  24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • HOW:  Produced by Wonderfest, Robert Strong, and the Bay Area Skeptics.
  • TICKETS:  Only via the Brava Theater box office
  • WHY:  Because we’re curious creatures.

BIG THANKS to these generous donors for supporting Wonderfest through the Official Houdini Séance Kickstarter campaign:

Alicia Dattner
Joshua Finnell
Perkeo Flarg
Maribel H. Fraser
Eric Gamonal
Yvonne Lin
Brendan Simon
Joseph Zompetti


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