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.
Ring 46 hosted a lecture by Devon Knight on February 9th. In addition to his innovative mentalism, Devon showed us a very practical salt in light bulb effect and a stunning one-at-a-time vanish of 4 Aces. What fooled me was his tossed-out deck, which was way beyond Hoy.
Jeremy Stillwell kicked off our March meeting with a display of his card skills punctuated with his unique brand of humor.
Marty “The Magic Dad” Ludlum used a trick with the venerable Popcorn Dye Box as an example for a very thoughtful discussion of props. Marty emphasized that the magic should come from the magician and the prop should only be incidental to the performance.
Michael King proved that he has been working hard to master the pasteboards. In the midst of many fancy cuts and shuffles, he allowed a participant to freely select four cards, each of which turned out to be an Ace. After mixing the selections back into the deck, he then proceeded to very fairly cut to each of the four Aces.
J. David Teeman demonstrated the routine he uses for the coloring book when doing kids’ shows. Zach Heath performed a very innovative routine where as the cards became shuffled, his words also came out all jumbled up. As he began to once again speak normally, the cards were shown to have magically returned to new deck order.
Lance Pierce was scheduled to present a lecture on sleight-of-hand, but showed up with his arm in a cast from playing with his grandchildren over the weekend. He was still able to wow us with a one-handed ace assembly. He then performed a routine that he has devloped based on Dai Vernon’s “Trick that can’t be explained.” The effect was mind-blowing. Lance was generous enough to explain the method and the subtleties involved in performing the routine. We’ll be looking forward to Lance’s lecture when his arm heals.