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September Virtual Assembly Meeting

Monday, September 14th, 2020

David Jonathan Lecture!

This month, we’re hijacking our regularly scheduled Assembly Meeting to present a lecture by David Jonathan!

“Known for his clever thinking, David Jonathan has built a reputation for consistently releasing strong, practical effects to the magic community.His best sellers SNAPS (co-created with Dan Harlan), Fourtunate (produced by Mark Mason), You Know (UNO) and Fortuity have all received critical acclaim and have been performed by countless magicians across the globe.For this online lecture, David has handpicked some of his favorite creations to teach, including some of his marketed items as well as unpublished effects. Additionally, he will give a crash course on how to create original magic, which will not only spark your creativity, but it will also help improve your existing routines.Following the lecture there will be exclusive discounts and bundles for David’s products offered to all attendees.” 

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at kjsmith@umn.edu if you have any questions or agenda ideas.

Topic: SAM 12 Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 18, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 861 5659 9263
Passcode: 244674

August Virtual Assembly

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Time for a virtual assembly meeting! Our next one will be August 21st at 7:00 PM. As always, our Zoom room is courtesy of the SAM National Council and President Joel Zaritsky.

This month, our performance and teaching topic is Bar Tricks, Betchas, After-Dinner Diversions, and /or Scientific Amusements. (There are many names for this type of trick–let me know if you need examples!) Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others. I’m hoping everyone learns something new.

And I’m sure there will be plenty of time for the usual updates, stories, performances, and Show and Tell!

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at kjsmith@umn.edu if you have any questions or agenda ideas.

Topic: SAM 12 Zoom Meeting
Time: Aug 21, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83891908474?pwd=RU9ZUWlJT0VEUjBYby81NzMraWs1UT09

Meeting ID: 838 9190 8474
Passcode: 598246

July Virtual Assembly

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Once again, we’ll be having a virtual assembly meeting for July, this Friday, the 17th, at 7:00 PM. As always, our Zoom room is courtesy of the SAM National Council and President Joel Zaritsky.


This month, I’d like to do something different and look at a particular technique and have us explore it a bit. I was thinking, after last month’s lecture and the effects taught, our technique of the month should be Card Forcing. Be prepared to talk about your favorite card forces and where you learned them, demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others. If you don’t have a favorite force, you might after the meeting!


Of course, there will be plenty of time for the usual updates, stories, performances, and Show and Tell!

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at kjsmith@umn.edu if you have any questions or agenda ideas.

Topic: SAM #12 Meeting Zoom

Time: Jul 17, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87586777459?pwd=R1Z2NC9MOHBNK2d5N1dmOUtXQXR2dz09

Meeting ID: 875 8677 7459

Password: 830525

June Virtual Assembly

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

It’s time once again for a virtual assembly meeting, June 19th at 7:00!

This month, we have a couple of special guests!

The Other Brothers (Darryl Davis and Daryl Williams), of Abstract Effects, will be stopping by for the first 45 minutes or so.

They’ve offered to talk about their new magic and give us a bit of a lecture!

After the visit from the Other Brothers, we’ll do yet another Show and Tell—perform something you’re working on, do a book report, or just tell us a story.

As always, our Zoom room is courtesy of the SAM National Council and President Joel Zaritsky.

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows:

Topic: Assembly #12 Video Zoom Meeting

Time: Jun 19, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 874 2952 3692

Password: 661576

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Meeting ID: 874 2952 3692

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Email Kevin at kjsmith@umn.edu if you have any questions or agenda ideas.

May Virtual Assembly

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Once again, we’ll be having a virtual assembly meeting May 15th at 7:00. As always, our Zoom room is courtesy of the SAM National Council and President Joel Zaritsky.  Connection info will be sent out soon. I was thinking our theme should be “Magic that Can Be Performed Virtually“. If you’d rather, since the Show and Tell format worked so well last time, feel free to present a Show and Tell as well or instead!

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at kjsmith@umn.edu if you have any questions or agenda ideas.

Topic: SAM Assembly #12 Video Zoom Meeting
Time: May 15, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 863 7399 9840
Password: 525784
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Meeting ID: 863 7399 9840
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April Virtual Assembly Meeting

Monday, April 6th, 2020

We’ll be having another virtual assembly meeting April 17th, at 7:00. Thanks again to the SAM National Council and President-elect Joel Zaritsky for setting up the Zoom meeting. The theme is “Magic Show and Tell!” In other words, be prepared to show and talk about something you’re working on, a prop you made, a piece of magic history you’re proud of, the book you’re currently reading, etc.

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at kjsmith@umn.edu if you have any questions or agenda ideas.

Topic: Assembly 12 Video Zoom Meeting

Time: Apr 17, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 592 720 018

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Meeting ID: 592 720 018

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March Virtual Assembly Meeting

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

We’re having a virtual get-together! Courtesy of the SAM National Council and National President-elect Joel Zaritsky, we have a Zoom conference room available for Friday night, March 27th, at 7:00. We hope you can attend.

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at kjsmith@umn.edu if you have any questions or ideas for the ever-evolving agenda!

Topic: SAM Assembly 12 Video Zoom Meeting

Time: Mar 27, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 139 049 731

Password: 057923

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Meeting ID: 139 049 731

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Feb meeting/auction 1 week later

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

This month’s meeting will be held on the fourth (not the third) Friday and it will be the …

ASSEMBLY #12 AUCTION
Friday, February 28, 2020
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
at Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville

FEE:

  • Assembly 12 members who have paid their local dues ($15) for 2019–2020 may participate for FREE!
  • There is a $5 fee for any non-Assembly 12 member (buyer or seller).

Speed up check-in on auction night and REGISTER ONLINE

BUYERS:

  • Fee allows you to bid on any auction items
  • Bring cash or checks

SELLERS:

  • Fee allows you to sell any auction items.
  • Sellers go in registration order.
  • 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.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Holiday gathering with a “Magical Gift Exchange” on Friday, December 13th in Minnetonka

Friday, November 29th, 2019

All SAM, members, IBM members, and other local magicians are welcome to attend.

This event will be held at the Regency Wood’s Community Room at 2200 Plymouth Road in Minnetonka (just west of the Ridgedale Center Mall). We will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Please bring some food to share with the group.

Also, please bring a wrapped magic gift valued at $15 to $20 for the “Magical Gift Exchange.” It should be a “complete” performable trick (with instructions) in good condition, a magic book or pamphlet, a magic DVD, or magic memorabilia item. We will play a game for the wrapped gifts. Open them. Then everyone will have a chance to “steal” someone else’s present.

The community room has a small mini 12-seat theater. If you would like to bring a small performance, please do so. If we have time, we’ll do a round table discussion on Scotch and Soda (or Dime and Penny). Feel free to bring your favorite routine or ideas.

It promises to be an evening full of holiday fun. Please plan to attend. Bring a magic friend or family member! Don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift and food to share with everyone.

November Meeting

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Our November meeting will be held this Friday, November 15, 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 last minute theme is Magic with Something You Can Wear, like hats, socks, shoelaces, coats, scarves, rings, watches, etc.