Monday, June 4, 2018

Houdini Nuts gathering 2018

When ever friend and Houdini mega collector Arthur Moses comes into town we arrange a gathering of hardcore "Houdini Nuts" for a round table lunch and a lot of (very lively!) conversation in the Houdini Seance Room at the Magic Castle. Last time we gathered was in 2015 for The Grim Game premiere in Hollywood. This year it was all about the Terror Island exhibition on Catalina Island.

At each gathering Arthur surprises us with a special commemorative Houdini Nuts gift that he creates himself. Here's the 2018 gift -- a Terror Island puzzle! A great gift, and what you'd call an "instant collectible."

Thank you Arthur.

Houdini Nuts 2018
Arthur Moses
Patrick Culliton
Gene Franklin Smith
Mark Willoughby
Lisa Cousins
Joe Fox
Joe Notaro
Neil McNally
Ron Mondz
John Cox
Julie Perlin Lee
Bill Goodwin
Brian Verkuylen
Duffy Hudson
Adam Glass

Okay, tomorrow I'll return to some proper Houdini history posts. Did Houdini ever receive any bad reviews? He did indeed, and I'll share a doozie! But there's a story behind it...

UPDATE: Check out Joe Notaro's account of the 2018 "Houdini Nuts" gathering at HHCE.



  1. Nice puzzle! Send me one Arthur!

  2. Sounds like great fun! Hope to be joining everybody again soon...

    1. Good to hear from you, Bullet! We were wondering where you have been.

  3. Hi All

    Sure wish we could be there.
    Booked solid now till Labor Day weekend.
    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini

  4. I'm so glad I made the list. Next time I hope to have more time to talk to this fine group of Houdini fanatics.

    1. I'll make sure to invite you to our lunch next time. That's where it really gets nutty. :)