Ring NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring
Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at the Contemporary Arts Building, Oklahoma State Fairground.
LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email: WoodsideLee@hotmail.com.
Our featured performer for April was President Cassidy Smith. Cassidy was attired in Victorian era dress and amazed us with his very polished presentation of the cups and balls. He ended with final loads of a lemon, a lime and a Kiwi fruit. He then performed a beautiful coins across routine, with the final transfer ending in a spectator’s hand.
Jim Green showed off the beautiful new apparatus he had custom made. He loaded a bunny into a cannon, which was aimed at a box that he had shown to be empty. When he fired the cannon, the cannon sprang open and was seen to be unmistakably empty. The target box fell open to reveal the bunny inside.
Our meeting theme was our annual “Let’s Make Magic,” which is always one of the most popular meetings of the year. Several magicians each teach a trick and send the members home with the props necessary to perform it.
Derrick Beeson punched a hole in his business card and then proceeded to move the hole to the other side of the card. He then moved the hole onto another business card, which he handed out to a member of the audience. He said that it is a great way to get one’s business card into the hands of a potential client.
J. David Teeman showed a routine where a selected card ended up turning into an “embarrassment,” which is the term used for a group of pandas. Sure enough the card had pandas all over the back and a panda where each of the spades was on the original selection.
Ezekiel Jump had a card selected. He went to his pocket for a book of matches and the matchbook cover proved to be a folded playing card that matched the selection. He then had the participant put the matchbook behind his back and remove one match. The selected match proved to be the only one Ezekiel had marked with his “magic” marker.
Cassidy Smith taught us how to do a very flashy four ace production. The end result was a perfect pose for a publicity photo.
Lee Woodside gave a review of the Eureka Springs Cavalcade of Magic from which he had just returned. He reported that it was a wonderful convention held in a resort town in the hills of Arkansas and one of the best-kept secrets in magic.