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October 8th, 2015 by Steven Peer

It was back-to-back fun as Assembly 12 hosted two great magic-talents in as many days.

IMG_2537First up was Doc Haydn, who shared his skill and thoughtful approach to the story behind each of his effects. His set included

  • Chicago Surprise,
  • Multiple Peeked Cards to Pocket,
  • Specific Resonance,
  • Color-changing knives,
  • a Four Ring Routine,
  • Mongolian Pop Knot,
  • and The Six-Card Trick.

His approach to the psychology and routine-ing of magic brought everyone to great applause.

IMG_1061The following evening, David Ginn, author of dozens of books and DVDs focusing on “Kidbiz”, Magic Secrets! David shared his secrets on a great Kid’s Show, including

  • the Sixth Finger Countdown,
  • Blooming Blossom,
  • Magic Top Hat,
  • Stripes Blendo,
  • Giant NEW Picture Silks,
  • Giant Bouquet Appearance,
  • Linking Ropes in Color,
  • Sherlock Bones,
  • the Mind Reading Sheepdog,
  • and a half-dozen others.

Our October will be our annual auction.







At our January meeting, we welcome guest lecturer Nick Diffatte.nick

Pop Haydn & David Ginn Sept 17 & 18

September 10th, 2015 by Adam Moore

We have some exciting programming planned for Assembly 12’s 2015–2016 season — starting with two lectures in September followed by the auction in October!

On our regular meeting night — Friday, September 18th — David Ginn will lecture. This is free to members who have paid their Assembly 12 dues ($10) for 2015–2016. NOTE: We will start at 7:00 p.m. (30 minutes earlier than usual).

The night before — Thursday, September 17th — Pop Haydn will lecture. Members who have paid their Assembly 12 dues ($10) for 2015–2016 will receive 40% off ($15 instead of $25).

Please help us prepare for the lectures by letting us know if you will be there for one or both by clicking the Register links below.

Lecture Price Assembly 12
Member Price
Thurs, Sept 17, 7pm
$25 $15 Register »
Fri, Sept 18, 7pm
$25 $0 Register »
Both $40 $15  

Steve Carlson Mini-lecture at June Meeting

June 16th, 2015 by Steven Peer

This June meeting will be a great one!

Steve Carlson will present one of his gambling routines! Here’s a preview from his website:

Bring your favorite gambling trick, bar-bet, or con-game. And hang on your your wallets and watches.

Mini-lecture by Bruce Cleland at April Meeting

April 17th, 2015 by Steven Peer

Local magician Bruce Cleland will do a mini lecture on his performance of the ring on string. It’s very commercial and practical.

April Meeting

April 16th, 2015 by Steven Peer

The theme for this Friday’s meeting will be other things one can do with a thumb tip.

Comedy Magic at March Meeting

March 16th, 2015 by Steven Peer

The theme for this Friday’s meeting will be Comedy Magic. Bring your funniest:

  • presentation bit,
  • sight-gag,
  • comedy prop,
  • or even just a story that pertains to comedy.

To whet your appetite, here is one of my favorites — Pif, the magic dragon.

February Meeting

February 20th, 2015 by Steven Peer

In addition to our usual magic, we’ll be celebrating the life of Jack. Bring a story.

Justin Alan Mini-lecture at January Meeting

January 8th, 2015 by Steven Peer

We’ll be continuing with our successful mini-lecture format. We have a member/guest-lecturer Justin Alan on bill switching, with a minimum of three effects/routines.

November Meeting

November 19th, 2014 by Steven Peer

We’ll be continuing with our successful mini-lecture format. Member/guest-lecturer Roger Wells will be asking the question when to use gimmicked or non-gimmicked props, focusing on the classic coins-across routine.

We want to spend a record SHORT time nominating new officers (President, V.P., and Sec/Treasurer), so bring your nominees.

Mini-lectures a big hit

October 28th, 2014 by Steven Peer

With our October meeting we introduced mini-lectures, where someone volunteers in advance to demo a single illusion along with context, patter, convincers, and even the genesis of that illusion — as well as sharing the method.

We also circulated a poll to collect opinions about what works (and doesn’t) regarding our meetings.  (sample here:

Nominations and elections for all positions will be held at the next meeting in November.

SAM member Jack Nordin was pleased to share with us an award of recognition presented to him by the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Larry Kalow presented our first mini-lecture. It was a seasonal (Halloween) rope and silk illusion. He was followed by a seven other SAM members presenting a myriad of other excellent illusions.