House of Cardistry

House of Cardistry

I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands
and wrote my will across the sky in stars
To gain you Freedom, the seven-pillared worthy house,
that your eyes might be shining for me
When I came.

T.E. Lawrence

The infamous House of Cardistry is where all the headliners of Cardistry-Con are housed for the duration of the convention. This year's House of Cardistry was the Die Fabrik Hostel in Kreuzberg, Berlin. This was my first year staying at the House and it was legendary.

When I first went to check into the hostel I was told by the front desk that my name wasn't on the list. WTF? I thought, I came all the way to Berlin to talk at this convention. Of course my name is on the list. I told the desk I wanted to see the list so he handed it over and after a few seconds of skimming I realized that I wasn't on the list...

How was I suppose to sleep with Zach Mueller? :(

How was I suppose to sleep with Zach Mueller? :(

Thankfully, I found a Ho to spend the night with. Kevin Ho brought me up to his room and to my delight both Chase Duncan and Michael Stern were there. There was no extra bed but they offered to get me a cot or if that didn't suffice then I could sleep sideways at Michael Stern's feet.

Unfortunately we found out that Frank Sung had an extra bed so I couldn't spend my nights at Michael Stern's feet. I got over it.

Soon the evening turned to night and everyone had a good time, especially little Matthew Buchinger who was isolated by Zach Mueller. Many other things happened and many beers were consumed by all. The night was long and as it went on our numbers diminished as cardists went to bed dreaming of what tomorrow would bring.

zach mueller with buchinger

I perform wonders without hands and walk the earth without feet.