NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring
Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at City Arts Center, Oklahoma State Fairground.
LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email: WoodsideLee@hotmail.com.
Several members showed items they had bought from the Williams Magic “Mobile Magic Shop” the previous Saturday. A semi-trailer holds an amazing selection of magical apparatus and books.
The theme of our meeting was a close-up contest for those members wishing to participate. Participants were scored on stagecraft, appearance, stage presence, entertainment value, and presentation.
Cassidy Smith presented a well-rehearsed “coins across” routine.
Lee Woodside showed his “Poker Machine”, which is able to determine an opponent’s hole card in 5-card stud based on his four face-up cards.
Michael Stephanic offered a $1,000 prize to an audience volunteer if Michael were to be unable to divine in which hand the person held a quarter. Not only was he right, he was right five times in a row.
Phillip Mosness had four cards selected by four different audience members and returned to the deck. He then revealed each in a different, startling manner. He then performed a coin routine, which climaxed with coins ending up under a joker, which then magically changed into a previously selected card.
Jeff Gray showed a “self-portrait” drawing he had done in black and white. He had a volunteer color in the picture with his choice of colors. Jeff then showed that his prediction exactly matched the participant’s choices of colors. As a kicker, he removed his shirt and pants and showed that he was wearing the outfit in the picture with the exact same colors!
When the scores were tallied, Jeff Gray took first place, Phillip Mosness second, and Michael Stephanic third.
Enough time remained for a couple of member performance. Jeff Gray showed four “frog” cards. He invited audience members to blow kisses toward the frogs, which then changed to four princes (jacks). They then changed back to frogs and as a kicker, Jeff produced a 3-D frog.
David Teeman showed his Rubik’s cube and showed that it fit within a top hat. He then placed the cube into a small cabinet, from which it disappeared after much comedy byplay ala the venerable die box. Not only was the cube now back in the hat, it was also solved.