Andre Kole SAM Assembly 248 Upcoming Events
Thursday, April 19th Chris Rawlins (and election) 6:30
Chris Rawlins is a Professional Mentalist, from the North of England.
In 2010 Chris published his first manuscript Mind Experiments, with the guidance of Kenton Knepper, which received critical acclaim from the Magic and Mentalism community.
Since 2010, Chris has shared more of this thoughts in various forms, 2012 saw Chris’s release of Roulette. A book full of Mentalism routines and some theory, that received great acclaim and comments from Bob Cassidy, Luke Jermay, Graham Jolley, Mark Elsdon, Marc Paul, Banchek, Peter Turner, Colin Mcleod, Chris Cox and Luca Volpe, to name a few. Roulette has since seen a second printing, been released as an ebook and also been recently translated into French.
In 2013 Chris spoke at much respected The Sesssion Convention, about the release of his clipboard peek REVEAL. Luke Jermay said REVEAL was and is “The ultimate clipboard glimpse.” This, like the rest of Chris’ work, received fantastic reviews, acclaim and comments from the Magic and Mentalism community. Soon after Chris toured Europe, lecturing all over France, the Netherlands and beyond.
2014 saw Chris release his first stand alone DVD with Vanishing Inc Magic, Leading Thoughts. Featuring live performances of effects from Chris’s catalogue, alongside some previously unpublished routines and ideas.
In the past 5 years, Chris has gained a strong reputation for creating modern, unique and creative material. Uri Geller says that “Chris is a creative, original thinker and a truly great performer, his skills and talents mesmerised me. I highly recommend you all to see him in action.”
Currently Chris works full time as a Mentalist and Performer, entertaining the real world, and sharing his routines, methods and approach to Mentalism in the Magic world.
May 19th & 20 Sat./Sun. Combined Installation IBM/SAM with Show 19th by TOMAS & lecture 20th.
Limited to 60 participants ONLY contact Bob Cozzari firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP @ Pueblo Norte
June 3 Sunday Spain’s outstanding illusionist , 2017 European FISM winner Adrian Vega @ Park Terrace
IBM meeting Tuesday March 20th regular meeting topic “tricks you’ve learned from The Linking Ring”
IBM West is doing very well and more details as they develop
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Hope to see all my Southern Arizona friends there! I’ve added a bit of new material to keep it fresh for those of you that may have seen the show before. And if you’ve never seen the show, please don’t wait! This MAY be your last chance…thanks!
PS. Be seated a bit early to see Ms. Bre’s Vaudeville Sand Painting! You’ll be sorry if you miss this!
Hello Fellow Magicians,
Hello everyone this is Kene, Jim Pickrell’s Godson. I wanted to give all of you a status update on how Jim is doing after his massive heart attack. After 6 weeks of touch and go in the ICU he has been released to home care woohoo! not in the best of shape and confined to a wheelchair but still with us. He could use a bit of cheering up now so give him a call or shout out to him or send him a email at 602-973-7083 or email@example.com
Wacky Zack’s Magic
March Ring 55 Meeting
Our February meeting was well attended. We had 12 members and 3 guests attend. The theme for this month was “Magic you Love and I Hate This @$#%^& Trick” a true balance of love and hate. Most of our members performed effects they loved.
Roland Perry – Performed John Bannon’s Twisted Sister – Roland explained he bought and learned this effect from one of our long time members Gene Urban Roland has performed this effect thousands of times.
Jay Gorham – Performed and taught the Nine Card Trick. This is a pretty neat card trick that allows a large group to participate. Jay said he once performed this for an SAM Banquet and everybody participated.
Larry Wilfong – Larry talked about and showed a set of handcrafted “Rattle Box” made by Owen Brothers, a one-of-a-kind Rattle Box from the late 1950’s and two current Rattle Boxes of different sizes with a much improved size and design (one coin size and the other to accommodate a finger ring) developed by Craig Brooks from Atlantis Magic. Larry liked the effect but not the size of the box or the mechanics of it. Fellow member Craig Brooks crafted some newer smaller boxes with a different wood and rattle mechanism. Larry showed what he liked about those.
Gary Lazok – Performed a Nascar themed card effect. Gary laid out a “race track” and had a spectator select from a small stack of Nascar driver cards, then Gary brought out a small Nascar model. The driver cards were all laid out on the track and the Nascar model was rolled back and forth on the track and mysteriously stopped on the spectators selection.
Saul Shatz our guest from Chicago showed a very nice single deck Do As I Do card effect. Saul cut the deck and gave the spectator half and they both selected cards. Saul demonstrated how an app on his iPhone caused the selected cards turn over and one turned from a red back to a blue back. This was based on Rosini Double Reverse and Chicago Opener. Nice little routine.
Bob Coluzzi – Showed off Occular. Bob loves this effect because a spectator’s selected card visually appears in a small manilla envelope with a large hole in the middle. It is a very visual appearance.
Scott Israel – Scott did a very clean Color Monte effect using just 3 regular cards.
David Goldberg – The effect David liked was the Charming Chinese Challenge which is a multi phase coin routine using 3 Chinese coins and a red ribbon. One by one the coins penetrated the ribbon and there was a vanish and reappearance of the last coin. What David liked about this routine is how well constructed it is and could be immediately repeated making it a perfect walk around piece. The effect David hated was a poorly made Card To Wallet that fell apart while just examining it after receiving it. David performed a bonus effect called Double Impact. It was a 2 deck do as I do effect where both the spectator and magician both freely select a card and exchange them without looking at them. When reveled, both cards match. David created this effect based on an idea from fellow member Craig Brooks.
Joe Johnson – One of Joe’s favorite effects was Jack Sandwich. A selected card magically showed up sandwiched between 2 Jacks.
Jay Gorham – Jay closed out the meeting with a novel card effect from Jim Steinmeyer”s Impuzzbilites Book.
Lots of participation and exchange of ideas made this another great meeting.
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