Secretary Report – April 2016

Duane Laflin and Mary came to the Mile High City this month and did a lecture for our club. It was a fun and extremely educational as he had a bunch of fun, entertaining, and great magic effects that would work for all magicians and performers.  Duane did his growing sponge ball magic and explained his do’s and don’ts when it comes to this type of magic.  His three-color rope effect can be performed for children as young as two years old and up, easy to do and his was a good effect.  He also performed a rope that would link and unlink at his command.  His multiple cut rope was restored with the ease of magic.

Next, he showed us a paper tube, added a few silks and with the help of a magic wand, the silks blended into one!  The paper tube was unrolled and was empty!  His card effects were a freely selected card matched his prediction, a 3 card Monty fooled many of us and the gimmick is ingenious.  Duane also showed us his handling of a thumb tip silk routine and how to show both hands and thumbs so you are clean.  Then. he took 3 silks, which vanished and ended up producing a silk fountain.

Lastly, he let us look at his magic table, explained how it was organized with the many holders so he can find his props without looking. Thank you Duane for an outstanding lecture for The Mile Magicians Society!

Our Mentalist night was well attended.  Performers where Matt Brandt had a prediction, which was correct of where someone would say stop with scissors. Anthem and Aria correctly identified a necklace, pen, dime, candy and the serial number on a bill while Aria was blindfolded!  Bob Brown, wow, random people named and he drew their picture! Gregg Tobo correctly figured out 3 cards with and insurance policy and taught us black magic. The Great Loudini, predicted recipe cards and the ‘end’ was a ‘gas’. Kier Mather performed his version of a gumball machine prediction. Gene Gordon did card to wallet, and a dime vanished from a spectators hand and ended up 10’ away on their chair.  Mark Strivings made us all promise not to cross the line with his paper sack and balls routine. What a fun evening!!!

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.