Welcome to the Capital District's magic club. Members of our club include illusionists, close-up magicians, kids show magicians, magic collectors and magic enthusiasts.

The purpose of our organization is to promote the art of magic by learning to perform it well, to preserve its history and to assemble collections of past magicians and paraphernalia.

Assembly #24 is one of the oldest Assembly's in the Society of American Magicians. It is named after Past President Jay A. Gorham.  Jay was a Professor and Mathematics Chair at Hudson Valley Community College. He is an active magician and magic collector. After moving from this area to Arizona, Jay became the National President of the Society of American Magicians in 2004.

THE CAPITAL MAGIC CONNECTION NEWS

APRIL MEETING OF THE SAM ASSEMBLY 24 

SAM Assembly 24 will meet on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 at S. W. Pitts Hose Company, 226 Old Loudon Road, in Latham, NY.  Our Vice-President, Allan Alexander, suggested rope, string, and shoelaces as a topic for this meeting.  We hope this topic will inspire you to come up with something other than a card trick


VOLUNTEERING IN THE NAME OF MAGIC 

Last month Dan Sclare contacted me about recruiting a few magicians willing to do some magic for the juvenile diabetes walk at the Great Escape in May.

Sometime ago, Scott Payne announced that he was looking for some magicians to help out with a magic summer camp sponsored by the Schenectady Children’s Theater.  

Volunteering is a great way for novice magicians to gain some experience performing for real people, not just other magicians or family.  It is also a good way for us older guys, who may have packed our magic wands in moth balls, to stay in the game.  Volunteering is fun, it is rewarding, and it is a good way to promote magic as a performing art.  It is also a way of giving something to the community.   It is a win-win situation for everyone involved. 

 If you are interested in contacting Dan about the juvenile diabetes walk, his email address is:  dansclare@gmail.com

If you are interested in contacting Scott about the summer camp, his email address is: merdwin@gmail.com

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS   

Every Tuesday: THE MORNING MAGIC GROUP: meets at 7:30 at Panera in Saratoga.  Call Cliff, Dave, Roger, or Helen for information or directions.

Sunday, May 19, 2019: Assembly 24, Spring lecture at the Fort Hunter Fire House with Craig Dickson.  The doors open at noon and the lecture starts at 1:00. 

UP-COMING SHOWS AND EVENTS

If you know of a magic related event or show which might be of interest to capital area magicians, send that information to me in time for it to be announced in our next newsletter.  Material should arrive on or before the first or third Tuesdays of the month to be included in the next newsletter.  Send your information to:  cliffordbruce@earthlink.net

Blind taste testing the magician's way...

Vinny Grosso gives a guest lecture.

 


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