Secretary Report – August 2016

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:           

            Prior to our August meeting, President Cassidy Smith presented a workshop on a four-coin production routine, which he credited to Shoot Ogawa.

            Our featured performer for August was Michael “One-Man Circus” King. Michael even has his own custom vehicle tag: 1MNCRCS. Michael interspersed juggling, balancing and riding a unicycle with amazing feats of card magic. He then led a discussion on high-tech magic, which was the theme for the meeting.

            Cassidy Smith reviewed the DVD “Vanishing Coins,” by John Carney. He gave it his highest recommendation. He then showed us miniature baseballs for use in cups and balls routines, which are once again available from Penguin Magic. He also showed a very nice ring and string by Larry Barnowski.

            After a very brief business meeting, David Teeman led off our member performances. He used “high-tech” patter in his performance of the venerable “Future Fungus,” showed a “hot rod” type prediction effect using a Jacob’s ladder apparatus, and changed a duck to a rabbit (Duane Laflin silk scarf.) He concluded by showing a die box type effect using a Rubik’s cube. He claimed that the small cabinet was a disintegrator, a transporter, and a reintegrator.

            Michael Stephanic showed us a new effect he is planning to market using human emotions as the basis for an eight-card brainwave effect. Michael King then performed an effect using Chinese coins and a cord.

            The names of the performers were put into a hat and the lucky winner was David Teeman. He won the “Casino Cut Card” DVD.

            Cassidy Smith concluded the evening with a coins and wand routine. Three coins appeared and then went back to where they came from. He credited the routine as “Money Talks” from WILLIAMSON’S WONDERS. We had enough time left over for sessioning and visiting.

            Lee Woodside

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