May Meeting: Open Performances & Feedback

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Where: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center

6:30 PM - Pre-Meeting Workshop
Our very own John Jones (2013 Walk-Around Co-Champion & two time People's Choice award winner) will offer detailed instruction on his "Quicker Silver" routine as published in The Real Magic of Silicon Valley Vol 2. In this effect three coins travel from the performer's hand to the spectator's hand one at a time. Prior to each flight, the coins are shown in their proper places. Note, this routine requires three coins and a matching expanded shell -- please bring your own coins & expanded shell to the workshop in order to fully benefit from this hands on instruction. [If you still don't have your copy of The Real Magic of Silicon Valley Vol 2 contact David Martinez.]

7:30 PM - Main Meeting
First, we'll have a raffle of items donated by fellow magicians. All paid members get a free raffle ticket.

Our main meeting in May will be devoted to open performances. Please bring your works in progress, or even your favorite gem looking for that extra bit of polish, to share with the group.

There will be two specific goals in the evening's open performance session. First, we call on our newest members, those who have not performed at a meeting before, to join us by performing in this evening's session. Second we will be emphasizing the sharing feedback on the performances, so come ready to help your fellow magi improve his or her craft with your constructive feedback.

If you're not ready for feedback that's okay too -- simply let us know that you'd prefer to perform only. However, to maximize the evening's theme of sharing feedback those performers preferring to forgo feedback will be asked to wait until after all of those seeking feedback have performed.

  • New member performances (with or without feedback)
  • Open performances with feedback
  • Open performances without feedback

To accommodate as many performers as possible please plan to perform a piece no longer than 3-4 minutes in length in order to allow for an additional 3-4 minutes of feedback and discussion.