Here are the full details on the 2013 Official Houdini Seance which this year will be held at the historic Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also check out the cool video below that promotes the event. Sounds like this will be a seance to remember!
Official Houdini Séance will Haunt theHalifax Citadel on Halloween
Famous Canadian fort to host an evening of
magic, mystery and history
Harry Houdini spent a month in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1896. This Halloween, some are hoping the legendary escape artist will return to the harbour city. The 2013 Official Houdini Séance is set to convene at historic Citadel Hill, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 31.
Before he died on Halloween in 1926, Houdini promised to send a message from the Great Beyond. His widow Beatrice held the first ten séances on the anniversary of his death, and each year since the Official Houdini Séance has been held in a city where Houdini performed. It is now organized by an American consortium of Houdini experts, piloted by Tom Boldt and Bill Radner, son of Sidney Radner who was caretaker of the Séance from 1947-2010. Halifax organizer is Nova Scotia author and Houdini historian Bruce MacNab.
The Séance will be conducted by world-renowned medium Alan Hatfield of Pictou Landing First Nation. Some of Houdini’s personal possessions will be placed on the Séance table. Award-winning singer Laura Smith will sing Rosabelle, Houdini’s favorite song.
Doors to the Garrison Room will open at 7pm. The opening entertainment will feature New York magician Margaret Steele along with two Canadian performers who have appeared on CBC’s Dragon’s Den—popular local magician Mister J and illusionist Lucas Wilson, holder of three Guinness World Records. Houdini biographer Bruce MacNab will open the evening with stories of Houdini’s tumultuous time in Halifax.
Tickets are $45 with a portion of each sale going to FEED NOVA SCOTIA. Ticket requests can be sent to HalifaxHoudini@gmail.com.
UPDATE: Daughter of Jack Price to attend the Official Houdini Seance in Halifax.