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.

Mini-lectures debut at October meeting

October 15th, 2014 by Steven Peer

BIG meeting this Friday. Big because we’re introducing mini-lectures. What are mini-lectures? Join us and find out.

We’ve also reformulated the agenda so we dive into magic within the first 15 minutes. Of course, you are part of making this happen, so please bring a trick, technique, or utility to share.

September Meeting

September 15th, 2014 by Steven Peer

Summer is winding down, and we are winding UP for the next meeting; this Friday.

The theme is sharing outdoor magic cautionaries: advice or disaster stories about performing outdoors.

And, an outdoor trick (so most would qualify)