Secretary Report – October 2016

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

Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at the Contemporary Arts Building, Oklahoma State Fairground.

LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary.   Email:

We were pleased to host a lecture by Garrett Thomas at Dean Johnson’s Costume Fun House. Garrett showed us several wonderful effects, including the instant solution of a Rubik’s Cube, a 3-Card Monte routine with multiple surprising climaxes, an Anniversary Waltz routine with playing cards, and coins moving to and from the spectator’s own hand. His most stunning routine was the movement of a finger ring from finger to finger on a participant’s hand. I believe he called this “Banded.”

Our featured performer for the October meeting was Shaun Clark. Shaun amazed us with his card magic, using “Pokemon Go” cards to perform well-known effects, such as the ambitious card.

Our theme for the month was “Bizarre Magick.” Lee Woodside presented a Voodoo ritual, allowing guest Nancy Brooks to determine upon whom the spell would be cast. He credited the routine to Liam Montier.

Jim Green showed a broom that talked and moved around on its own and a book of spells that talked while the pages were turned by an unseen force.             Treasurer Michael King announced that our Garrett Thomas lecture was successful enough that the sponsors of the lecture were getting part of their sponsorship money back.

In his first public performance, new magician Darryl Brooks showed a box to be completely empty and then produced a silk streamer from it. Justin Teeman showed that the top, middle and bottom cards of a stack of three cards were all the Ace of Spades. He then showed all three cards to be Jokers.

Malaki drove all the way from Enid, Oklahoma to attend our meeting. He showed off his hand-turned wands and then presented a Scotch and Soda effect with his own unique routining.

Jay Relkin asked Derrick Beeson and Shaun Carter to help him with an effect. He then performed a version of Pyschokinetic Touches.

The names of all the performers were put into a hat and the winning name was drawn. Justin Teeman won his choice of items from the “paper sack of enchantment.”

Lee Woodside


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