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Come to a special celebration of Martin Gardner’s 100th birthday

Martin Gardner was a titan in the fields of math, magic, science, puzzles, games, skepticism, optical illusions and was an avid fan of Alice in Wonderland and Sherlock Holmes. Twenty- plus years ago, to honor Martin, a group of magicians, scientists, gamesters, puzzlers, magicians, skeptics and fans of Alice in Wonderland hosted a gathering in which each of these domains was celebrated and explored. This bi-annual conference, The Gathering for Gardner, meets in Atlanta GA.

This year is Martin Gardner’s 100th birthday! G4G’s Celebration of Mind Committee, which formed after Martin’s passing in 2010, encourages everyone to hold an event or party to celebrate Martin’s legacy and continue his pursuit of a playful and fun approach to math, science, art, magic, puzzles, and all of his other interests.

We will be hosting a Celebration of Mind event on October 21, 2014 at the home of Brad Henderson, in Round Rock, TX. All people who share the interests of Gardner are welcome to attend, and participation is highly encouraged. Please bring something to show, perform, or discuss. Magic tricks, con games, puzzles and origami are all welcome – as are talks on mathematics, science, skepticism, and Alice in Wonderland. You can bring things to display and showcase, or get up in front of the group and dazzle us with your insights.

The event will be being at 7:00 pm with an hour of drinks, snacks and a viewing of items brought for display. (Soft drinks and water to be provided. BYOB welcome) The presentations will begin at approximately 8:00. If you would like to attend and/or present, please contact Roger Gorss at (254) 282-4305 or email (or RSVP via facebook with presentational topic). While there is no set time limit on presentations, we ask that all talks be concise and direct in effort to allow as many people as possible to share their experiences and expertise.

For more information on the Celebration of Mind:

PS, if you have a folding chair, please bring it. Depending on attendance we might need a few extra seats.

Venue: 1907 West Pflugerville Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78664 (the venue is a home In the city of Pflugerville, but the address is ROUND ROCK.)