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November ‘Hybrid’ Assembly Meeting!

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Once again, time for another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting, this Friday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) We strongly recommend you only attend in person if you’re fully vaccinated.

We believe we can correct the connections issues we had last month (apologies!) so please try the virtual connection again if you can’t make it in person! Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week.

Our theme this month, chosen by me from my Jar-O-Themes is Magic with Paper. This could include effects with newspaper, tissue paper, paper money, etc.

See you on Friday, either in-person or online! 

October “Hybrid” Assembly Meeting!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Time for another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting, this Friday, October 22nd, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) We strongly recommend you only attend in person if you’re fully vaccinated.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week.

Our theme this month, inspired by conversations from the last meeting, is Tricks from Tarbell (or other Classics). Choose an effect from or influenced by Tarbell, or another classic or beginner’s book. Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

And of course, there will be time for other performances, updates, and stories!

See you on Friday, either in-person or online!

SAM 12 July “Hybrid” Assembly Meeting!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

We’re going to try another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting this Friday, July 16th, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck “snacks” to share.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week. For now, we’ll use the same setup as last time as it seemed to work.

Since we didn’t talk about a theme at our last meeting, let’s do this: Think about one of the previous themes we’ve had and do something you were thinking about doing but didn’t or thought up later after the meeting. (If you need help remembering the earlier themes, look back through previous events).

See you on Friday, either in-person or online! 

SAM 12 June “Hybrid” Assembly Meeting!

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Our “hybrid” June meeting will be held both in-person and online and will take place this Friday, June 18th, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck “snacks” to share.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week. We’re using some cutting-edge, experimental technology, so I apologize in advance if it doesn’t work….

Our theme this month, chosen by May attendees, is “Misdirection.” Perform an effect that uses it, demonstrate a misdirection technique, or talk about misdirection theory. Or just enjoy being misdirected!

See you on Friday, either in-person or online!

May Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

It’s that time again! May’s Virtual Assembly Meeting is happening this Friday, May 21st, at 7:00. Connection info will be sent out later this week.

Our theme this month, chosen by April attendees, is “Big Box and Dollar Store Magic!” This is magic you’ve created using stuff found at a Big Box Store or a Dollar Store.

Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others. And if you can remember which aisle you found the stuff on, that’d be great, too….

As always, there will be time for the usual updates, stories, performances, and Show and Tell.

Let me know if you have any connection questions or other agenda ideas.
–Kevin

March meeting cancelled

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

The meeting originally scheduled for this Friday, March, 20, 2020, has been cancelled per public health guidance. We will evaluate and communicate plans for the April meeting closer to the meeting date, based on the latest guidance. Until then, take care!

January 2020 Meeting

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Our January meeting will be held this Friday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck “snacks” to share.

Our performance theme is Something New You Learned Over The Holidays. Our “Round Table Discussion Effect” Is The Gypsy Thread. Bring your favorite routines, ideas, or questions.

We’re also going to talk about potentially changing the day of our meetings–several people have brought this up–so if you have strong opinions please attend! We’ll see you on Friday!

Magic Library Sale

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I am a 30-year member of the S.A.M. and am moving to smaller quarters. I must reduce the size of my Magic Library. For the benefit of magicians I have listed 200 books on my Amazon Link (see below). New items are added daily. Kindly forward this information to your members so they can take advantage of this opportunity.

Thank you,
David Crasson

Illusion Show at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Hello Assembly 12 of the Society of American Magicians! I am writing to you on behalf of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. On March 8th, 7:30 pm we have the unique opportunity to host a fantastic show, Spencers Theatre of Illusion! Theatre of Illusion is a fun filled, family friendly production filled with original magical creations designed exclusively for The Spencers. People levitate, walk through walls, vanish, and reappear. And in one illusion, the entire audience is asked to participate in a stunning, interactive mind reading experience!

I would love if you could pass this information along to your society at your next meeting, we would love for you all to attend! Tickets are Orchestra = $32.00 Adults; $29.00 Students and Seniors 62+
Balcony = $18.00 Adults; $15.00 Students and Seniors 62+.
Tickets may be purchased at the BPAC Box Office via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

Broken Wand: Donn French

Monday, December 28th, 2009

 

Donn French

Donn French

Donn D. French age 80, of Bloomington, formerly of St. Louis Park. Survived by children, David French, Carrie (Larry) Haslerud, and John (Debra) French; grandchildren, Chet and Alysa Haslerud and Ava French; significant other, Rita Lee; sister, Joan (Bill) Robinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by wife, Mary. Donn was a member of S.A.M., I.B.M., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and the Minnetonka Men’s Chorus.