Peoria Magicians Assembly

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2014 June Meeting Report

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The June meeting began with updates on upcoming events, including the Riverfront Museum, the HOI Fair, Farmers Market, the Teach-in and the Houdini tribute. We learned the date for the Diamond Jim Tyler lecture will be September 18.


Jerry Tupper won the first of our incentive program $50. Prizes. Congrats!


Next, we went straight to the magic part of the evening with our theme Grab Bag. Grant Golden had gathered a nice array of various magic tricks that were all then hidden in bags. Each attendee was given a bag by a drawing, and each had a few minutes to study their trick and then perform it.


Jay Zentko was able to make a silk vanish and reappear with a unique gimmick, not often seen. Regis Kormick demonstrated rope through neck and body. Michael Baker made coins appear in two small cups, and Jerry Tupper performed Comedy Split Deck.


Brock Cassidy did the One Ace Trick, Grant Golden showed a wand and silk trick. Rodney Nordstrom had a Die, Rod and Tube penetration, and also performed Devil’s Nails. Kyle Bassett made salt poured from a shaker change to a ball and then demonstrated rope through neck.


Barb Griffin showed three cards and one disappeared. Grant Golden then read the risqué patter that Barb was wise enough not to use. Bob Sumner showed a torn and restored bill. Michael Couri performed with a deck that caused selected cards to vanish. Brad Borland performed a growing wand and a rattlesnake prediction effect.


Many comments were heard that this was a fun meeting. Several of us gathered at a nearby restaurant for dinner, drinks and more magic.


~ Michael Baker

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Reply Robert Carter
11:45 AM on September 19, 2014 
It's great to see the PMA still thriving. Grab Bag meetings are always so much fun. Grant must have prognosticating the debut of Wizard Wars on SYFY with the timing of this magic theme! I regret that work has made it very difficult to attend any PMA functions over the past couple of years. It certainly hasn't been because I"ve lost interest.

I love the revamping of the PMA website, especially the ability to pay dues online. I hope that sometime in the next few months I'll be able to attend a PMA function and apply for reinstatement yet again! What a wonderful year it has been for magicians and the promotion of magic! I hope to see you all soon, an hope everyone is doing well.

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