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April Meeting Report

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

April Meeting Report

 

President Jerry Tupper opened our April meeting, by introducing guests and giving a briefing on the public shows. VP, Rodney Nordstrom briefed us on the riverfront shows this summer.

 

Our theme was “Magic from Books and Magazines”. Michael Seyfert wanted ropes tied together, but ended up with ropes tied to a box of TIDE. Regis Kormick described a card prediction that he likes from “Magic Digest. Michael Baker performed “The Great Rope Trick” from “Magic Digest”.

 

Grant Golden began by demonstrating and then teaching “The Jumping Bands”. He then did likewise with “Copper and Silver Coins in a Hanky”. Finally, he brought three people up and tied them together with long ribbons, only to have them magically penetrate through all the helpers.

 

Mike Tate described a book by Paul Winchell, from which he learned his skill at ventriloquism. Mike’s “distant voice” is one of the best I’ve ever heard. Jay Zentko showed us “The Piano Trick” from “Scarne on Cards”. Alan Broomfield reminded us all of the great information found in “Royal Road to Card Magic”.

 

Next month is “Magic with Flowers”.

November meeting report

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We began with election of officers, followed by updates on banquet and auction. Magic theme "Turkey Tricks (tricks that turned out to be turkeys). President Jerryt Tupper showed several items that were questionable, and turkey quality. We managed to figure out one card trick, and somewhat figured out a candle trick that seemed to have missing pieces. Michael Baker showed a Christmas theme Nest of Boxes using a ring borrowed from Barb Griffin.

July Meeting Report

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

President Jerry Tupper opened the meeting with a few bits of news and business, including an update on the Central Illinois Get-Together in October, and the annual picnic which will be held on September 9th.

C.J. Diamond gave a report on progress of our appearances at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

We had one guest this month, Joseph Zompetti, who is from the Bloomington-Normal area, and a member of the Champagne, IL club.

Our theme this month, considering what was expected to be a light attendance was “Video Night”. We all enjoyed watching several performances of magicians from the near and distant past

June 2012 meeting report ? Peoria, IL

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

President Jerry Tupper kicked off the June meeting with some quick updates on the Farmer’s Market Shows, Schnuck’s Family Day, and the revision of the club’s by-laws.

CJ Diamond briefed us on the Heart of Illinois fair schedule of performances.

Jerry displayed a nice hand lettered Peoria Magicians Assembly sign made by Mike Tate.

Michael Baker provided the mini lecture on the topic of pocket magic. He discussed a variety of ways that pockets may be used in the course of magic performance, and gave examples with an eight ball trick and a card to match box. CJ added to the discussion with a few extra ideas.

Michael Seyfert asked us for suggestions regarding his rope routine. Several members pitched in with their thoughts.

Jerry Tupper was the featured performer and demonstrated a nice prediction effect with small colored bears. He then performed Paul Hallas’ ESPecially Wild, and then showed us all how to make Bob Knigge’s Mini Pearl

Gambit gave demonstrations of some of the magic he uses in the bar, including ice to coin, ice to dollar bill, and a card routine with a nice card to pocket sequence.

As always, there was some after-meeting discussion and sharing of ideas.

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