Coming May 13: Magic Lecture from David Gabbay

What: Lecture from master magician David Gabbay
When: May 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center
How Much: $15 for Ring 216 members, $30 for non-members

About the Lecture:

David Gabbay is a talented, award-winning magician and creator of some of the most visual, cutting-edge effects put out in recent years. He's starred in two critically acclaimed theatrical shows in Hollywood, messing with the audience’s perceptions to take them on a reality defying journey.

David is a consummate perfectionist, always playing around and tweaking his show based on his audience. This refining has allowed him instant flexibility and control over the flow of his shows as well as recognition from the magic community. In 2011, he won the Texas Association of Magic's 1st Place in Closeup and today is currently one of the Castle’s favorite performers, always in constant demand.

The lecture is meant to be informative as well as an entertaining discussion on some of his original effects and creative thinking, with something for magicians at every skill level. Throughout his lecture David will also discuss his experience on timing & misdirection, advantages of
keeping a magic journal, blending techniques, connecting with the audience, managing the peaks and valleys of your performance, and routining acts that flows fluidly to keep audiences fully engaged.

Here's what he'll be teaching:

  • David’s Coin Opener
  • Coins Through Silk & Sanchez Fly
  • David’s Topit
  • Coin in Purse to Box
  • Card to Impossible Locations (2 effects)
  • Coin in sugar packet
  • Tic-Tac box and specially designed card case
  • Stitch – Visually move your polo shirt's logo in full view
  • Impromptu book test
  • Fan Force
  • Classic Ninja Rings

Information about the next meeting — April 8, 2015

Two things coming up at the next meeting:

6:30 p.m. — Pre-meeting workshop
David Martinez, our Ring 216 webmaster and editor of our publication The Real Magic of Silicon Valley, will present and teach his routine "The Nothing Deck," which he performed at the last meeting and published in the book. This effect is simple to do and packs a powerful punch. At the workshop, we'll go over the method and handling, and we'll also discuss David's presentation as well as alternates. This is a free workshop and all members are invited to attend.

7:30 p.m. — Professional lecture from Lee Earle
Join master mentalist Lee Earle for his farewell lecture. Full details are available here (or just scroll down). The lecture will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center, so please be on time. The cost is $15 for paid Ring 216 members and $30 for non-members.

See you all there!