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.

Meeting this Friday, May 16

May 14th, 2014 by Steven Peer

Fridays theme is money magic.

Bring your money,

hand it to our treasurer, and watch him disappear

ASSEMBLY #12 Meeting Place, 7:30pm
Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville

Auction this Friday

October 15th, 2013 by Steven Peer

Society of American Magicians, Assembly 12


The Society of American Magicians, Assembly 12: Minneapolis | St. Paul
A reminder that this Friday could be the day!The day you de-clutter your magic trunk, closet, shelf, or room.

The day you de-clutter your mind

The day you get to recycle unused magic to compeers

The day you support SAM 12

The day you make a little money

And, as a buyer, there are always great deals.

See you, there!

Items we can not auction: live animals, copied tapes, DVDs, or moon rocks.


Society of American Magicians, Assembly 12 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of September through May at  11995 County Road 11, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, right under the Remax sign.) Bring potluck “snacks” to share.

President Larry Kahlow Vice President Steven Peer
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September 27th, 2013 by Steven Peer announcement is a bit early, so you can sort through your luggage and closets for unused magic to sell/recycle.
Imagine that, getting PAID to declutter your life!

Bring your tricks, DVDs, VHS-tapes, and 8-tracks to Eagle Magic, October 18 at 7:30pm
11995 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337

And if you want to leave with a great deal, bring a checkbook!

This is our club’s primary fundraiser so tell your (magician) friends!

Below is a handout you can print!

Hey S.A.M. folks: Long time no see

September 16th, 2013 by Steven Peer

SummersEndAfter taking summer off, SAM is meeting this Friday, Sep 20

Let me prime the topic-well with this idea:  Pocket management



Eagle Magic,

11995 County Road 11,
Burnsville, MN

Meeting this Friday

June 19th, 2013 by Steven Peer

Brush off your wands, fan your cards, and tip your hat this Friday at the SAM 12 meeting.  Oh, and bring a nomination for an offer position, too.

Be there or be square-to-circle.


ASSEMBLY #12 Meeting Place, 7:30pm
Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville


Meeting this Friday

April 15th, 2013 by Steven Peer

Meeting Reminder: April 19th, 2013

In anticipation of Saturday’s magic event, we’ll look at two of Mark Mason’s techniques (Mark has a booth at Saturday’s event).  Bring a technique you want to share — and, of course, a trick to share.


ASSEMBLY #12 Meeting Place, 7:30pm
Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville

Sam 12 Meeting Tonight (March 15, 2013)

March 15th, 2013 by Steven Peer

Meeting Reminder: Feb 15, 2013

March 15th, 2013

Brighten-up an otherwise dreary, slippery, wintery-mix-of-a-day by heading on over to tonight’s SAM meeting.

Last meeting we talked about viewing/discussing media clips of illusions, patter, or presentations; we’ll start that tonight.



ASSEMBLY #12 Meeting Place
Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville

Meeting Reminder: Feb 15, 2013

February 8th, 2013 by Roger Schmidt

Collapse your wands and deflate your shoes; it’s time to trek to Eagle Magic for the February* SAM 12 meeting  (it’s a warm, welcoming place, unlike your home after you forgot to get your loved-one a Valentine’s Day gift)!

In addition to the share-a-trick portion of the meeting, we will continue the lively discussion we started in January on the pitfalls and rewards of Restaurant Magic by treading into a conversation on the pitfalls, rewards, and special considerations for corporate party gigs.

Also, please bring your thoughts on a question we floated last month:
“What methods could we use to attract new magicians to SAM-12, albeit meeting content, separate events, or new markets and messages”

* Latin februarius (mensis) ”(month) of purification”; from an annual Roman festival

Elections this Friday

January 15th, 2013 by Adam Moore

We will be meeting this Friday, January 18, 2013. Elections will be held. Nominees include Larry Kahlow, Steve Peer, and Roger Schmidt (a.k.a. Roger Wells). Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Bring a trick to share.