Secretary Report – June 2016

June was our parlor, comedy magic contest. The following performers made it a fun night.  Gregg Tobo performed a wonderful trick using a raffle ball cage. The ball number was multiplied in his head. He can square, cube or multiply any number to the 4th or 5th power in his head! He spoke on the subject of how the Egyptians were able to do this and show us he is a human calculator.

Glenn Proulx had a magic Teakettle where water poured from it would change colors.  Water vanished and inside the kettle was colored scarfs.  Next, a yellow scarf turned into a lemon, a white scarf turned into an egg and everything vanished and ended up inside a helium balloon.  When the lemon came out of the balloon the egg was inside it.

Max Davidson had a prediction held in an envelope then page randomly picked from a book, then a card was chosen. Using mentalism he guessed the page and the card! When we looked in the book the page was missing but the missing page number was in the envelope and marked with the chosen card, the page fit back in the book!

Bob Brown mesmerized us with his Miser’s Dream and Rat Trap Roulette. One trap was real and the others were not but they could smash a Frito and not crush his hand and fingers.

William Rader had us think of a category and his predictions matched perfectly for all choices the spectator made. Next he did a card trick and then a small object was mixed in their hand. His final prediction matched NYC, pizza, and the Statue of Liberty.

Steve Aldrich provided his own intro music by singing as he hung money on hooks in mid air, made them disappear and reappear. He then took some scarfs and made them appear and change colors. Sword swallowing gag, juggling and card magic had us in stitches.

Shawn Popp produced a tall glass of lemonade then borrows and vanishes a ring from a goblet. Inside a red bag is a quarter, which buys a prize from a gumball machine the bag and machine have been on stage the whole time. The quarter buys the prize, which ends up being her missing ring!

Results were–1st place Shawn Popp, 2nd place William Rader, 3rd place to Steve Aldrich. What a great night in Denver!

Diamond Jim Tyler came through town and made a flaming introduction at the beginning of his lecture with a TNR tissue.  He had escape tricks, found your ACAAN using a magic square, had an X on appear on your hand, and had LOTS of jokes, gags and one liners from his Bamboozled books.  His handling of Ring on String is smooth. DJT floated a pencil on his palm and could magnetize coins and credit cards.  He showed us how to use a $20 bill at a store and still have $10 left.

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.