Secretary Report – May 2013

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:

I was unable to attend the April 30th lecture by Dan Harlan, but those I spoke with said that it was great. I’m told that Dan spoke about scripting and said that a great trick plus a great presentation equals real magic.
President William Rader introduced Jordan Johnson as our featured performer for May. Jordan proceeded to fry a room full of magicians with his excellent presentational abilities and his skillful handling of participants. Two participants each mixed a deck of cards and selected three cards, putting two of the three cards in pockets. The remaining card that each held matched! Each removed a card from one pocket and those matched. The cards from the other pockets also matched. Jordan then had a participant think of a playing card and think of a number. The card turned out to be at that very position in the deck. After performing a magazine test and then a book test, Jordan ended by having a participant merely think of a card in a blue deck. When the deck was spread, the card had vanished. The guy who had been holding the red deck opened it and sure enough there was one blue card in the deck – the selected card!
The May meeting was “Let’s Make Magic,” which is always one of the favorite meetings of the year. William Rader supplied everyone with a length of rope and taught how to tie a knot in the rope without letting go of the ends.
J. David Teeman taught his very own “Psy-Color Card Choice.” Four cards of different suits are shown and an audience member selects a suit. That card is then shown to have a different colored back from the others. Best of all, this can be repeated and the cards can be handed out for examination at the end of the effect.
Lee Woodside taught a trick where the magician states that a card can be merely thought of and he will announce the name of the card. When the participant concentrates, the name of the card is announced as “Jim”. It is then shown that all the cards in the deck have names written on the backs, but only the thought of card has the name “Jim” written on it.
The performance them for the evening was to present a trick that you have made yourself. J. David Teeman performed his block release with a gospel theme. This is a trick that he had taught at a “Let’s Make Magic” meeting several years ago.
Steve Crawford showed several props that he had made for various themed shows, including a “Topsy Turvey Rockets” routine for a space-themed show that he had performed.
Lee Woodside

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