Secretary Report – February 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:

We hosted a lecture by Jon Armstrong at Dean Johnson’s Costume Fun House, home of the last brick and mortar magic shop in Oklahoma City.  We had a great turnout.  The sponsors got enough money back that they actually experienced the lecture cheaper than everyone else.

Of course, everyone came to see that little item that is a necessity in any Barbie Dream Home:  The Tiny Plunger, as seen on Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us.”  No one was disappointed.  The little guy lived up to the hype as he cut to selected cards and was also proficient at cutting any number of cards called for.

Jon also presented and explained several other card routines and offered his expertise on the execution of several sleights, including top changes, double-lifts, the Mercury card fold, and the classic force.  Jon’s lecture is highly recommended.

Our featured performer for the February meeting was Terry LoSawyer, AKA “T. Lo”.  He began by producing several silk scarves and then used a silk tube to change them into a bouquet of flowers.  He then donned Chinese garb and performed a beautiful routine with a giant Pagoda, from which he produced two beautiful six-foot silk scarves, one a giant butterfly and the other a dragon.

David Teeman continued the theme of silk magic by demonstrating and then teaching a barehanded silk production.  He then showed us how to tie a disappearing knot in a silk scarf.  Gary Trosper performed Duane Laflin’s “Snap Silks.”

Jim Green tied two colored silk scarves together and placed them in a goblet.  He then tied a white silk scarf around the stem of the goblet.  After covering the goblet briefly with a foulard, he whisked away the foulard to show that the scarf tied around the stem was gone.  He then pulled the two scarves from the top of the goblet and showed that the white scarf was now tied between them.

Justin Teeman presented a tribute to the late Barrie Richardson, giving his three books a very high recommendation.  He performed an “any card at any number” routine that he said Barrie had shown him at a Texas Association of Magicians (TAOM) convention.  John Shackelford then showed us his ACAAN routine.

Mike Stelzer performed a juggling routine and then presented his “Mike & Ike” ventriloquism routine.  Kyle Uhlich used two one-dollar bills and origami to produce a t-shirt and a pair of pants.

President Cassidy closed out the meeting by presenting a wand and silk routine that he has been working on.  It was a very enjoyable meeting.

Lee Woodside

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