Secretary Report – October 2012

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:

President William Rader provided the following review of a lecture by Danny Archer: I.B.M. Ring 46 in Oklahoma City just had Danny Archer lecture here on September 24th. His lecture was around two and a half hours and was filled with commercial effects. I could tell that Danny performs these routines professionally. He has touches and tips that only working professionals can add to their routines. The routine that stood out the most to me was “The Archer,” which is an effect where two selections from one half of the deck are “shot” into the other half. It was a great lesson on how we should add routines to our own performances so the audience can more easily remember our names after the show. Overall, I am glad I attended the lecture as I learned quite a bit. I give it five arrows out of five.
Our annual “Pandemonium of Magic” public show was a great success. Jeff Gray presented his professional card magic, culminating with the revelation of multiple audience selections. Lee and Myra Woodside demonstrated their two-person mind reading skills and finished with the “Gypsy Mystery.” J. David Teeman kept getting bigger wands until he accomplished his magic. He and his assistant, Ashley then performed a beautiful synchronized linking ring routine. William Rader amazed everyone with his mind reading abilities. Joe Comet performed a hilarious card sword routine and produced a previously vanished twenty-dollar bill from a tomato. Justin Teeman demonstrated his mastery of close-up card magic before the show, during intermission and after the show.
Lee Woodside was the featured performer and lecturer at our October meeting. The theme was bizarre magick and Lee performed two of his original routines: “Grandpa’s Fishing Knife” (a card stab) and “Beyond the Other Side” (contacting the spirits with a Ouija board.) He then discussed bizarre magick and offered some good sources for those wishing to pursue it.
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to our annual magic auction. The highlight was David Roper selling many of his items he used in his shows. David is well known for his comedy magic and many of the items were original routines he had worked up. There were plenty of bargains and we thank David for being so generous.
Lee Woodside

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