Max Krause Lecture Free for SAM#12 Members

May 25th, 2017 by Tom O'Lenick

Max’s Lecture has Something for Everyone!

See you on Monday, June 19th at Broadway Pizza in Minneapolis at 7 p.m. The lecture is free for paid members of the SAM Assembly #12 members. 

May 12 Meeting Minutes

May 16th, 2017 by Tom O'Lenick

Following the SAM business (committee reports, upcoming conventions, lectures, Good and Welfare updates); during the Teach-a-Trick portion of the meeting President Tom O’Lenick showed a drawing pad effect appropriate for children’s shows. The assistant selects an image from a small note pad containing about 50 images of easily recognized colored designs. When the prediction was opened it contained a duplicate of the chosen design. A utility prop know as a “Sven Pad” was used and the method is variation on the well know Svengali Principle.

Tonight performers each showed tricks related to the theme “ESP, Mentalism and Mindreading.” Paul Ladig demonstrated “Future Mental” where one of three chosen colored balls vanished from a closed wooden box and end up in his pocket. Larry Kahlow used a Color Vision Cube in a different way that fooled many. Adam Moore chose a volunteer that somehow knew exactly what he had on his mind. Then, Drew Hansen demonstrated how he could find the card a person was thinking of.

Sandwiches that were provided by Paul Ladig and snacks, soda, water and coffee by others were prepared by Jennifer Kahlow and enjoyed while everybody talked about magic with each other for the rest of the evening.

Before everyone left, we conducted the drawing for this month’s attendance prizes. The “give-aways” were donated by Max Krause of; And, Andi Gladwin of Congratulations to the winners, Kevin Smith, Paul Ladig and Drew Hansen.

The group also voted to hold an additional monthly meeting on June 16th (third Friday of the month). We will get together earlier than usual (6 o’clock) and grill brats outside the store for supper. Join us when the theme will be: Your favorite trick with a Newspaper. I wonder who will perform Gene Anderson’s Newspaper Tear?

Upper Left: Drew Hansen. Upper Right: Larry Kahlow
Center: SAM members (left to right): Tom O’Lenick, Steve Peer, Paul Black, Drew Hansen, Paul Cook, Brad Gudim, Larry Kahlow, Paul Ladig, Kevin Smith, Jerry Martin, Adam Moore. Bottom: Paul Cook and Adam Moore.

SAM12 May 12 Mtg: Mind Reading

May 9th, 2017 by Steven Peer

Meeting on Fri, May 12:

Mind Reading & ESP


We are having our meeting a week early to accommodate the Abracorndabra event in Iowa.

The theme of our meeting is Mind Reading & ESP

Society of American Magicians, Assembly 12 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Friday of September through May at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, right under the Remax sign.) Bring potluck “snacks” to share.

April 21st SAM12 Meeting

March 28th, 2017 by Steven Peer

The Theme for our April 21st Meeting is I.T.

(and that’s not Information Technology).

Whether it be loops or reels, bring your best example and/or be prepared to learn one or two effects.

Thanks to Thomas OLenick who will be giving everyone that attends a special “I.T.” Gift.

Larry (Eagle Magic) will be having a door prize drawing.


Head’s up: The May meeting will be one week early (May 12) so as not to interfere with those attending Abracordable.


MARCH 17, 2017 SAM12 Meeting

March 14th, 2017 by Steven Peer

Guest Magician

Steven Paul Carlson

will perform and teach an “in the hands”,
walk around card trick, as our theme is:
IN THE HAND card tricks
Members should recommend this meeting to a friend.
March 17, 2017
7:00 PM (note newer start time)
11995 County Road 11
Burnsville, MN 55337
Remind to bring a snack.

February SAM Meeting this Friday

February 12th, 2017 by Steven Peer

The theme for the February meeting is self-working card tricks.

And, a an onging part of this (and future meetings), someone will have prepared a trick to show and then teach.


Reminder January 2017 Meeting & Auction

January 12th, 2017 by Steven Peer

 3rd Time is a Charm!!

We’ve rescheduled the AUCTION for the January 20th Meeting (7PM).

Mark your calendars. Details to come

Doors open at 7:00, bidding begins at 7:30 p.m.

Current assembly 12 members may participate for FREE!
Assembly 12 dues are now $15/year
There is a $5 fee for any non-Assembly 12 member (buyer or seller).

Fee allows you to bid on any auction items
Bring cash (small bills, please) or checks

Fee allows you to sell any auction items.
Each seller will have a limited time. Please bundle smaller items and be prepared with a minimum bid for each item (if desired).
Sellers will pay Assembly 12 a commission of 10% of the selling price.
All accounts are settled at the END of the auction.
Sellers will be paid with cash and/or check.


January 20, 2017 7:00 PM through 9:00 PM
11995 County Road 11
Burnsville, MN 55337
United States


December Meeting/Auction Cancelled

December 15th, 2016 by Steven Peer


With the weather services assigning 90% confidence of 5-8″ of snow tomorrow,

we’ve decided to cancel Friday’s meeting.

Everyone have a safe and fruitful holiday

AUCTION Dec16 2016

December 7th, 2016 by Steven Peer





December 16, 2016

Doors open: 7:00pm
Auction Starts: 7:30pm

Save time; Register HERE

Auction canceled

November 18th, 2016 by Adam Moore

Tonight’s auction has been canceled due to weather.