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Kostya Kimlat

Keynote Speaker, teaching groups how to Think Like A Magician™

Who Killed the King

PRESENTED ON JUL 08, 2016
IN ORLANDO @ VOL 18

"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."

In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 26th, 2017.

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King Magnus Ladulas

BY ANJA PRAESTO
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 06, 2013

Anja Praesto, an expert in Swedish history and tourism development, presents the story about the ancient Swedish king Magnus Ladulås, and what was discovered when archeologists opened his grave. (in Swedish) 

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Friendship Is Magic

BY DARBY TASSELL
@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Darby Tassell talks about the My Little Pony television show, Friendship Is Magic. She goes over the characters in the show, and explains how the show has attracted such a wide audience, which spreads across many age groups, and both genders.

 
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The Silk King - The Mystery Continues

BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 24, 2014

Is it creepy for an old man to be collecting silks? You will need to watch this presentation by Jim Thompson, the self-claimed unknown heir to the Thai silk fortune. But be forewarned, the mystery may continue.

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Indistinguishable from Magic

BY CINDY JOE
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke’s famous Third Law hints at the awe technology and science can inspire. In this presentation, Fermilab particle accelerator operator Cindy Joe explains why science is worthy of passion and makes a compelling argument that it makes magic accessible to everyone.

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Laughing with Magic

BY EDWARD LAI
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 20, 2017

Edward Lai, the comedy magician will talk about his journey of blending acting and comedy into magic, and also the hardships that he faced before and how magic and comedy helped him to regain confidence and self-esteem.

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The Magic of Africa

BY SARA DE MAINES KEARNS
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 08, 2018

Sara de Maine Kearns speaks of her life as a world-wide traveler who now organizes African Safaris.  She shares her passion for Africa, its wildlife and people.

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The Second Principle: Ode to the Physics of Magic

BY GLORIA DANVERS
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 22, 2018

Gloria Danvers delights with an ode to physics, rhyming us through the magic that we are, how we are all connected as dust of the old stars. 

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Dinner for a King

BY MELANIE TOUCHSTONE
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

Melanie Touchstone, from the Metro Atlanta Chamber, tells us about a dinner for Dr. Martin Luther King that almost didn't happen. 

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The wedding king

BY ANNE KRUITER
@ VOL 22 ON JAN 24, 2018

Anne Kruiter wants to make possible that every man kan marry like a king.
In februari 2016 he proposed to his girlfriend and started thinking about organising his wedding day. He discovered that all wedding websites are focused on the brides-to-be. There is no-one available to inform the groom about options, ideas, obligations and fun ideas for a wedding. On his blog Trouwkoning.nl Anne tells about all the steps he and his future wife took towards theitr wedding, so all grooms can steal his ideas and suggestions.