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An evening with James Randi


THE AMAZING JAMES RANDI is a magician and scientific skeptic best known for his challenges to paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Randi is the co-founder of Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), and the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). He began his career as a magician named The Amazing Randi, but after retiring at age 60, he chose to devote most of his time to investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims, which he collectively calls “woo-woo.”

Held in five cities, An evening with James Randi will feature a discussion with Richard Saunders (Australian skeptic, podcaster, and professional origamist) or Lawrence Leung (comedian, writer and director), a Q&A session with the audience and a meet and greet with selected guests.


Adelaide: Monday 1 December 2014, 6pm

The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide

Perth: Wednesday 3 December 2014, 6pm

Octagon Theatre, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley

Brisbane: Thursday 4 December 2014, 6pm

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane.

Melbourne: Friday 5 December 2014, 6pm

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southwharf, Melbourne

Sydney: Sunday 7 December 2014, 6pm

The Metro Theatre, Sydney.

Think Inc. is proud to announce that this December, The Amazing Randi will be bringing his unique superheroic brand of sceptic justice to Australia!

Magician James Randi (known as ‘The Amazing Randi’) has spent the bulk of his career debunking the claims of self-proclaimed psychics and paranormalists. Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but he is perhaps best known as the world’s most tireless investigator and de-mystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.

The event is run as the first and exclusive public screening of Randi’s new biographical documentary, ‘An Honest Liar’ followed by a fireside chat and Q&A session to hear the tales of this (de)mystifying 86-year-old.

Those attending the event will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the wonderful world of magic and skepticism in an entertaining light with this mastermind. With a cult following, An evening with James Randi will be another sold-out Think Inc. event.

The Amazing Randi has pursued ‘psychic’ spoon benders, exposed the dirty tricks of faith healers, investigated homeopathic water ‘with a memory,’ and generally been a thorn in the sides of those who try to pull the wool over the public’s eyes in the name of the supernatural. Randi is also starring in his own biographical documentary ‘An Honest Liar,’ which will be screened alongside his fireside chat across four Australian cities.

He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship (also known as the ‘MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant’) in 1986. He’s the author of numerous books, including Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions (1982), The Truth About Uri Geller (1982), The Faith Healers (1987), and An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural (1995).

In 1996, the James Randi Education Foundation was established to further Randi’s work. Randi’s long-standing challenge to psychics now stands as a $1,000,000 prize administered by the Foundation. It remains unclaimed.

For all media enquiry please contact suzi[at]novacane.com.au, laura[at]launchgroup.com.au or louise[at]launchgroup.com.au

Tickets available now

Monday 1 December – Adelaide | The Science Exchange

Wednesday 3 December – Perth | Octagon Theatre

Thursday 4 December – Brisbane | BCEC

Friday 5 December – Melbourne | MCEC

Sunday 7 December – Sydney | The Metro Theatre

Student​ ticket:​ $49 ​[​+BF​]​
GA ​ticket: ​$69 ​[​+BF​]​
VIP​ ticket:​ $89​ [+BF] – [This includes: signed poster of James Randi and A reserve seats]
Meet and Greet​ ticket:​ $169​ [+BF] – [This includes: signed poster of James Randi, premium seating and an hour to mingle with James Randi after the show, with canapés and drinks {NB. WA guests – only non-alcoholic beverages available due to University restrictions}]​

*we cater for people with disabilities

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