Secretary Report – April 2015

Jon Armstrong came to Denver for our April meeting. He performed a wonderful 3 Card Monte using blank cards. Needless to say for the first few guesses, we found the blank card every time! Then, Jon had one of the two spectators; Mike and Gary, sign their name on the blank card. They found their card a few times, then Jon changed it up by adding a sticker on the back of their card to help them keep track of their card. Obviously they lost, but what a cool idea to use blank cards.

Next he taught us an easy way to do a fool proof classic force and did his version of an Eddie Field’s card trick where the spectator dropped a poker chip randomly on a face down spread out deck of cards. Their card was found and Jon shared with us the proper way to do a top change.

He also performed his Tiny Plunger routine, which was amazing, a rubber band through the neck, a gin pick to double lift cards that were tabled! Lastly, Jon performed his Out of this World card trick.

Our second magic lecturer for April was magician David Corsaro. David performed and shared his secrets for Mad About You, Getting to Know You – which is wonderful way to make your magic more personable for your audience. Wild Birthday can be perform at children’s magic show where the birthday guest goes home with a gold coin.

Mallrats is a Peter Duffy effect that had us all confused until he told us the secret! He shared many ideas to increase the number of your shows and profits, how to select a person from the audience so they feel they are a valued helper, how to approach a table while doing restaurant magic. David also shared what he keeps in his ‘Emergency Kit’ in case he is asked to perform.

The Baby Gag was fun to see, and Baci is a great trick where Hershey Kiss’s appeared! His last effect was Can I Call You Sometime? His collection of female phone numbers written on cocktail napkins was presented. Matt, our past president, randomly picked ‘Nicole’s’ number. The deck was cut into four piles. The cards were shuffled face up and face down, what a mess…. in the end, magically all of the cards turned face down except Nicole’s phone number to a great applause!

We meet the second Thursday of the month at RiverPointe Senior Community (5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123).

About the Author

Glenn Proulx

A neighbor showed me a trick when I was in fourth grade and I was hooked ever since on magic! My sister and parents would sit on the basement stairs and I would do a show. I got my first magic set that year from Santa and I still have most of the tricks. I enjoy close-up and parlor tricks.