March Madness usually means basketball, but not in the Mile High City; we had one club meeting and three guest lecturers! We started off with our annual Flea Market, and members bought and sold magic treasures that were old to some and new magic to others. The sellers at the flea market each donated quality items, which were raffled to the attendees.
We also had Tom Frank demonstrate 4 Aces, 3 Fly, Cups and Balls with a cool way to load a ball under the cup, Tom’s Poetry Linking Ring routine was very good. Silk Scarf and Coin routine based on Dai Vernon’s Silk and Silver was presented and explained well. Tom also performed a very cool signed card to wallet. Seven of our members were called forward, each selected a card, the cards were then lost in the deck and Tom found all seven!
Martin Mercy was next and he demonstrated his opening acts, and talked about restaurant magic. Flash paper was used and magically a Hershey Kiss was produced that was given to Kitty Spangler. John Luong helped out with a gambling effect called Indian Casino Blackjack. Connie Elston helped with a ‘Love’s Me, Love’s Me Not’ card effect! Three different effects were presented with an Invisible deck that Chad Darnell helped with and then there was the Bermuda Triangle coin effect in which member Jim Murphy placed numerous coins in the Bermuda Triangle and they kept vanishing! Jeff Stark helped out with a Mentalism trick.
Eric Jones was another of our Magic Madness Month lecturers. He performed the coolest 3 Fly coin routine we have seen in a long time. Eric spent 45 minutes teaching us the moves, letting us practice and checking our progress. Members Dale and Mysto along with Preston and John helped with different card routines. Eric taught Chad a cool flying coin vanish that ended up in your pants pocket. When the coin vanished and you heard the “clink” of it landing in his pocket it was amazing! Eric’s last trick was a rising card trick that was spectacular. Thanks Eric and you got the standing ovation, well done!
We meet the second Thursday of the month at RiverPointe Senior Community (5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123).