Secretary Report – January 2016

Denver is off to an amazing start for the magical year of 2016!  We started off by bringing in an outstanding lecture with Martin Lewis! There were over 40 enthusiastic magicians in attendance that night.

The first trick that he performed was his Instant Coffee trick where two empty cups were inspected and one chosen by a spectator.  A bag of coffee beans was shown and one bean was dropped into an empty cup and it turned into a steaming hot, fragrant cup of coffee!  His two-color tissue TNR paper trick had a fun ending where it was completely restored.  Bank Job was a mentalist trick where prewritten magicians names were on a pad and we were asked to stole stuff from the bank and had a funny story to go along with it. His Pocket Technicolor predictions were inside of different colored envelopes freely selected by different spectators.  Once again, Martin correctly predicted who would be holding each envelope and he was left with the other.

Vanity was a car license plate trick where a personalized plate, changed into two different personalized plates for his car. His What-SAT trick is great for schools.  Using a random flash card, he can accurately predict what word on the card they choose.

Martin’s Rose Pad was a classic and huge hit!  His blank sketch-pad was shown, and after he drew a rose with a black sharpie, it magically turned, right before our eyes, into a beautiful RED rose. Die-Namic was another great trick that uses a die and it magically penetrates a glass container.  This is great for walk around.  The kids magic trick that he did was his Jumping Jelly Beans, where the different colored beans jumped from three different bags that the kids hold in their hands.

Another fun trick that he did was and egg bag where a borrowed watch vanished, golf balls vanished and in the end a full size golf club appeared from the bag!  His Side Walk Shuffle was a con game where we were asked to find the money card, the Ace of Clubs.  Well, we all lost!  It was a fun night and he earned the standing ovation.  Thank you Martin for coming to Denver and performing for us!

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.