The first meeting of the year started out with a magical attendance of fifty plus magic enthusiasts. Mark Weidhass and Lindsay Smith performed a joint IBM and SAM installation of the 2015 officers. The meeting, expertly organized by Lindsay Smith, was “From Page to Stage” and featured members of the Mile High Magicians’ Society that have been featured on the cover of MUM Magazine. It was a great line up of magicians from the front range. First up was Mark Weidhass and he performed at $10 to $100 bill change with large laminated money. A signed $20 bill vanished and stack of prize cards presented to the volunteer who picked. She chose a lemon! One lemon, freely chosen, contained her signed $20 bill!
Next up was Chris Manos whose magic had a movie theme. A movie trivia was part of his act. A rack of popular DVDs were brought on stage and a prediction movie was at the top. The volunteer picked a movie, turn the back of the DVD case toward the audience to eliminate it from the rest. The eliminated movie cancelled out that current row and column. As the movie choices were whittled down, the numbers on the remaining front DVD covers added up to the prediction movie “The Miracle on 34th Street”.
Our next magicians were Dan and Mano Rodriguez doing a seven bill repeat around a McDonald’s theme. The slow motion reveal was great for the “brief trick” that was performed also.
From there Bruce and Kitty Spangler were up and we watched movies of them performing on Gene’s Junction. They performed a silk color change after drinking a magical potion. Bruce presented Kitty with a white bouquet of flowers, after tossing them into the audience, they reappeared as a red bouquet Kitty was holding the entire time.
Danny Archer sent in a video of himself performing “coins across” since he was out of town.
Rich Nakata did a great job performing the classic cups and balls and “turned the table on each and everyone of us”.
Gary helped Autumn MorningStar with a TNR newspaper trick and helped him fix his torn pieces into a complete newspaper. She tied it all together into magical story.
Once again, Jeff and Karen Wake provided wonderful snacks and others volunteered to bring other goodies. Thank you to Lindsay Smith for organizing a wonderful meeting!