Upcoming: 2015 Walk-Around Magic Competition

Sign-ups are open for the 2015 Walk-Around Magic Competition. This friendly competition will be held on our regular meeting night — Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center.

Whether you're a past winner, a brand-new entrant, or something in between, now's your chance to share your routines and show off your skills. If you've won a competition in the past few years, you'll take part in the Masters Competition. Everyone else will take part in the Standard Competition. (We need at least four contestants for the competition to be valid.)

Want to read the rules? Check them out>

Ready to sign up? Send an email to David Martinez at davidhmartinez@gmail.com

And even if you don't want to compete, we still want to see you there. Join us to watch the magic and bring your friends and family, too!

Next meeting: Teach-In Session and Wayne Houchin Lecture

Here's info about the July 8 meeting:

6:30 p.m.: Teach-In Session about False Counts

Fred Rasmussen will lead a pre-meeting teach-in session on the Elmsley and Jordan Counts. He will demonstrate and teach these sleights, and he will show and teach Twisting the Aces and Elmsley’s  “One Poor Lion,” which use the Elmsley and modified Jordan Sleights.

7:30 p.m.: Professional Lecture with Wayne Houchin

Strange Ideas is the new presentation from Wayne Houchin whose work as a performance artist, magician, and dare-devil has made him one of the most popular mystery entertainers in the world. Part performance and part lecture, Strange Ideas features a variety of new magic and surprising variations. Attendees will learn magic with needles, string, a helium balloon, dollar bills, cards, and more. Houchin’s magic is powerful and practical, and is suitable for both closeup and parlor style performances.

The lecture will start at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The cost will be $15 for paid Ring 216 members, $30 for non-members.

We will meet at our regular location at the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center.

See you then!