October 19th, 2016 by Steven Peer

SAM Meeting

October 21, 2016

The theme is an illusion/effect/trick that you:
– built yourself,
– invented, or
– improved

Appropriate for this month’s meeting, here’s an encore posting
of a video on how to make your own thumbtip:

Eagle Magic @ 7:30
11995 Co Rd 11,
Burnsville, MN 55337


The Dan Fleshman Lecture

October 9th, 2016 by Steven Peer

walletThe Dan Fleshman Lecture
October 11, 7pm, Eagle Magic

$10 for Sam12 members
$20 for others

Dan Fleshman has been practicing magic professionally for twenty five years, eight years with the famous Chop House Restaurants. Dan has performed in hundreds of restaurants, hotels and nightclubs.

He has lectured in 48 states, lectured and performed in Europe, Japan and Canada as well as numerous times at the Magic Castle. Dan was featured on the cover of Genii Magazine.

Come join Dan and see why he is one of the most sought after close-up magicians. Gear up for a great night of magic and fellowship with some of your friends and enjoy an Evening of Magic with Dan Fleshman!
What is in the Dan Fleshman Lecture?
• Effects that are both visually appealing as well as highly commercial & entertaining
• Effects pertaining to cards, coins, rope routines, and misc. magic
• Tips on routining, timing, and the use of body language
• Dan’s thought process behind the selection of his effects
• Tips on working in restaurants today

“Of all of the lectures
we’ve had at our shop
yours was by far the best!”
– Denny Haney, Denny and Lee’s Magic Shop

attendees can join/renew the local SAM12 ($15) and take advantage of the lower ticket-price!

Friday Sept 16th SAM-12 Meeting

September 14th, 2016 by Steven Peer

Psychic Magic


On the heals of a wonderful lecture by Paul Draper, SAM12 is starting monthly meetings again.

The theme this Friday will be (think about it; visualize it) — YES, Psychic Magic.

Bring your best example of psychic or mindreading magic.

We’ll also share 1-2 of the top gems from Sunday’s lecture.

7:30 Eagle Magic
11995 Co Rd 11,
Burnsville, MN 55337

SAM-12 Mtg This Fri: WE’RE ALL THUMBS (May 20, 2016)

May 15th, 2016 by Steven Peer

We’re implementing a new format this Friday that promises to make for richer, smoother evening.
This month’s topic: Revisiting the Thumb Tip

TTIn the first 12 minutes, we cover the business-portion
Then we’ll have Larry present a 5-minute slice of history.
This could be related to the theme or just be a magical moment in history.

The Theme is repeated; members can then:

• share a trick
• share a story on the topic
• share some disaster around the trick
• share something new you are working on  (preferably about the topic)
• questions you have about the topic

tt2Larry will put together a store-special relating to the theme.

Then we finish with the familiar chat-mode until Jennifer has the good sense to shuffle us all home.

BONUS: Paul Harris and Joshua Jay

remind us of just a few powerful effects:



SAM 12 meeting this Friday

April 13th, 2016 by Steven Peer

This month’s theme is penetration illusions.  Bring an example, story, background, or technique.




Meetings are are the third Friday of most months, at 7:30pm.

Eagle Magic, 11995 County Rd 11,  Burnsville, MN 55337

SAM Meeting this Friday, March 18, 2016

March 16th, 2016 by Steven Peer

SAM Meeting This Friday
the theme is magic for kids parties

Watch Williamson mistakenly tell a child to “Look closely”

… and 20 years later, Murray returns


7:30 Eagle Magic
11995 Co Rd 11,
Burnsville, MN 55337

The February SAM meeting is this Friday

February 17th, 2016 by Steven Peer

I know that many of you are still reeling from last month’s lecture on Casino Cheats & Magic (thank you again Nick)

This month’s theme revolves around Valentine’s Day, so:

A) Anything with a love-theme

B) Anything featuring the color RED

C) Anything utilizing candy

A favorite of mine:

Linking Cards by Axel Hecklau. Click for video

Eagle Magic, 7:30pm
11995 Co Rd 11,
Burnsville, MN 55337

Nick Diffatte featured at Jan 15 meeting

January 8th, 2016 by Steven Peer

On January 15 Assembly 12 welcomes Nick Diffatte for a casual demo of the effects he performs everyday: “magic stuff, gambling stuff, whatever people want to know about,” explains Nick.

Who is Nick Diffatte?
At 20, the unique style of dry humor and quick wit of Nick Diffatte has brought him all over the country for over 10 years, performing in variety shows, casinos, and private events. Nick has performed multiple times in Las Vegas including appearances at the Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Tropicana, and Royal House resorts. He has also accumulated multiple awards for his comedy and magic. Nick is also the current, proud manufacturer and distributer of the famous “Dr.X” line of high tech marked cards, loaded dice, and other high quality crooked gambling devices after being closely trained in the art by the original “Dr. X” himself.

Nov meeting 1 week earlier

November 9th, 2015 by Steven Peer

The November SAM meeting just moved to Friday the 13th. Same bat-time, same bat-place:

November 13 (Friday)
Eagle Magic, 7:30pm

The theme: Halloween, geek-magic, mentalism, or anything else around Friday the 13th.

Remember that there is no meeting in December.

Auction This Friday: Buyers and Sellers Wanted

October 14th, 2015 by Adam Moore

Bring your gently used magic tricks for sale and find a few treasures!

Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
at Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville

Click here for details »