To begin our August meeting, Gene Gordon brought in some of his favorite old magic books. Some were older than us! Aiden and Tyler helped with a coin trick from Tarbell’s coins across. Tyler Vanourek performed an original trick where a card was chosen, vanished, and reappeared inside a Pringles can. First from the can was a snake, which scared us! Connie Elstun was helped by Steve Aldrich and drew a picture on a pad of paper, which after a magical gesture, the picture magically had color.
William Rader showed us his Edward Brown magic book: Mental Magic. Jonathan and Scott helped with this trick which was a fun cards across where a card that was merely thought of traveled across. Jean-Luc demonstrated he ability to capture snaps in a clear bowl. Chris Shore showed us a broken and restored match inside of a hanky. Chris used a toothpick randomly picked out a box of toothpicks by his helper Mysto. The toothpick was covered, broken, and it was fully restored to he handed back to Mysto.
Chad Darnell had Jasmine volunteer to be a Princess. There was also a Frog, Prisoner, and a Fire Breathing Dragon. Jasmine had a tough time trying to figure out which one she wanted to kiss so a Change Bag was used to help her make her decision. Eventually the Frog changed into a Prince even without the kiss.
Mysto (Mitch Harwood) brought his antique Card Sword. Dave selected a card, tossed them in the air and voila, the selected card was stabbed. Steve Aldrich performed 4 of his wonderful homemade tricks: first was his version the Magic Switchboard with the help of mini-Tesla. His Malini bag produced DOZENS of eggs, a card selected was vanished and ended up inside a scotch bottle. Finally, Tyler selected a card and the deck was put in a bowl of water. The entire deck vanished except for his card!
The highlight for us was having Penguin Magic Live Expo, over 100 local magicians attended, and their crew of Brent Braun, Chris Smith, Nick Difatee, Paul Richard, and Greg Wilson amazed us with their magic products and mini lectures. If you get the chance to have them come to your city, DO IT!
We meet the second Thursday of the month at RiverPointe Senior Community (5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123).