I just got back from the IBM convention and had a blast seeing old friends and making new ones. While I was there I talked with several big names who will be attending the Las Vegas Magic Invitational convention in September (see www.lvmi.com) but are not on the schedule. This will be a VERY VERY exciting event. I heard Chris Korn is going to be lecturing which will be worth the whole event in itself. Also, Garrett Thomas just told me he'll be there - if you haven't seen Garrett work go for that alone. His magic looks like trick photography (he has a video coming out through Danny Archer in about 3 weeks - BUY IT... you won't be disappointed- if you saw him at IBM youll already have an order in for the tape as I did). I think the LVMI will be one of the best small conventions going. From talking with Danny and Robert, I know registrations are filling up VERY quickly as the buzz is going around so I'd recommend not waiting. I got my registration in a few weeks ago. They are trying to limit the number of registrants so it is a small tight convention. So if you are procrastinating you may lose out. This, by the way, is an unsolicited post- I don't have anything to do with the convention.