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

FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE SAM ASSEMBLY 24

SAM Assembly 24 will meet on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:30 at S. W. Pitts Hose Company, 226 Old Loudon Road, in Latham, NY.  The topic for this meeting will be silk magic.

If you haven’t already paid your 2018 dues, Treasurer Ken will be on hand to collect them.  After the break there will be a wide-open, open-mike session.  That means you can do anything you want, but effects with silks are preferred. 

Helen Pattie has signed up to bring refreshments.


FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE IBM RING 186

IBM Ring 186 will be meeting on Tuesday, February 27, at 7:30 at S. W. Pitts Hose Company, 226 Old Loudon Road, in Latham, NY. This is the meeting you have been waiting for.  It is the NINTH ANNUAL SELF WORKING OLYMPICS OF MAGIC !!!  This is being offered in conjunction with the Winter Olympics being held in South Korea.

As usual, David MacDonald will be officiating at this year’s games.  At this meeting everybody gets a chance to participate, beginners and experts alike.  Since everybody is working in a group, no one is singled out for glory or shame. It’s all a team effort, and it’s all for fun 

GENE ANDERSON LECTURE

We are pleased to announce that we have invited Gene Anderson to be our lecturer on the fifth Sunday in April, and he has accepted our invitation.  Rob Penner has requested the Fort Hunter Fire Station for April 29, and while it hasn’t been confirmed, we are hoping to hold the lecture at that facility.

As soon as we have more details, I will send out a separate announcement about the lecture

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.

February 17:  BIZARRE MAGIC OF BRIAN BRUSHWOOD, host of YouTube’s Scam School, at Proctors in Schenectady.  For more information visit:proctors.org or call: 518 346-6204.

UP-COMING SHOWS AND EVENTS   If you know of a magic related event or show which might be of interest to the capital area magicians, send that information to me in time for me to announce it in this newsletter.  Send your information to:

cliffordbruce@earthlink.net

Blind taste testing the magician's way...

Vinny Grosso gives a guest lecture.


Directory Sign Up Attention SAM Assembly 24 Members:   We would like to put a Membership Directory on this website. It will be a password protected page, so only other members would have access to it. Please consider signing up by clicking the button below and filling out the form.  Thank you.