Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Come hear me talk Houdini and the spirits at "Ticket to the Twenties"

This Saturday, October 6, I will be giving two talks about Houdini's crusade against fraudulent spirit mediums at the Homestead Museum's Ticket to the Twenties festival at 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm (same talk twice). The festival runs two days and celebrates the 1920s. It sounds like a lot of fun and it's free!

My talks will run a half hour with Q&A and will not be slide presentations as I normally do. But thanks to the festival organizers, I will have some cool onstage visual aids, and I will share something I only recently discovered hiding in plain sight in a well-known Houdini spirit photograph. But you'll have to come to the festival to find out what that is!

The Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum is located at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry, CA. For full details visit the official website or Facebook. In the event of rain, the festival will be canceled.

Hope to see you there!

UPDATEHaunting the "Tickets to the Twenties" festival.



  1. John's talk on "Houdini vs. Spiritualists" was lightning fast (20 minutes with 10-15 minute Q&A), but was fascinating. I learned at least three new Houdini facts that afternoon, and look forward to another Houdini related lecture by Mr. Cox in the future.

    1. Thanks!

      Yes, they gave me a half hour and wanted 10 mins for Q&A, so 20+10 was the plan. I can see why now. The Q&A was great. On my second talk I tightened things up and made a cut (probably one of the things you learned) and then didn't need to rush the end. It timed out beautifully and we had a great Q&A.

      I really enjoyed it. I hadn't done an extended talk without slides, so this was new for me.