Secretary Report – January 2021

Ring NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring

Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at the New Beginning Fellowship Church, 15601 S. Pennsylvania in OKC

LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email:

We started 2021 with a lecture that was free to paid-up members. Because of COVID, our 2020 memberships were rolled over for 2021. Twenty magicians signed onto the Zoom session hosted by our Vice President, Justin Teeman.

Comedy magician Matt Fore stressed the importance of good segues, gags, running gags and callbacks in creating a magic show that is entertaining to an audience and generates repeat bookings. He gave many good examples and gave some great ideas for improving our shows. For any magician who has been performing for a while, the material he taught was much more important than learning another new trick.

We had enough time following Matt’s lecture for our members to participate. Jerry Bowzer recommended the DVDs “How to Handle Cards.” Michael King showed off the new Tarot cards that are now available from our former President, William Rader.

John Shack showed his new and improved version of split cards. The cards will now magically restore themselves in full view. David Teeman showed a gift box with an interior that was red and white and held a green handkerchief. With a wave of his hand, the box changed to green and white with a red handkerchief.

Cassidy Smith gave a positive review of Al James’ CONJUROR AT THE TABLE, which is all about restaurant magic. He also recommended Kainoa Harbottle’s “Inferential.” Justin Teeman showed his signed copy of ULTRA CERVON, by Bruce Cervon.

To conclude the meeting, Cassidy Smith demonstrated his new handling of the false count for the Professor’s Nightmare rope trick. He said that the method gives him much more confidence in the performance of the sleight.

I was informed by Justin Teeman that our unofficial roundtable launched again on the second Monday of 2021 at Buffalo Wild Wings with appearances by Michael King, Jay Relkin, Zach Heath, J David and Justin Teeman, Derrick Beeson, Shaun Clark, John Shackleford, Jonathan Taylor, and new to OKC Anthony Bruno. Aces Assembled, coins traveled across, and rings visibly melted through fingers, making for a wonderful evening of good fellowship and a great time had by all. We hope to keep these going as the season allows.

Lee Woodside

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