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

JUNE MEETING OF THE SAM ASSEMBLY 24 
SAM Assembly 24 will meet on Tuesday, June 12, at 7:30 at S. W. Pitts Hose Company, 226 Old Loudon Road, in Latham, NY.  Bruce Barnett has asked us to move his lecture to July, August, or September, so he will not be doing his lecture in June as originally planned.  In June we will have  a “no-card-trick” meeting.  That is correct; no cards or card tricks. This includes jumbo cards, alphabet cards, ESP cards, tarot decks, and any other cards you can think of.  Let this be a challenge.  Put your cards aside for one meeting, and do something else.

THE INNER CIRCLE OF BIZARRE MAGICK’S 25TH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND GATHERING OF THE MAGI

This fun convention will be held on November 8, 9, 10 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel,
100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT.  Last year this convention was cancelled because they lost their usual slot at the motel.  New management and all that stuff.  

They will gather at a new location this year only a short distance from where they gathered in the  past. This year’s gathering will be dedicated to the memory of Eugene Burger.  For more information and registration go to: http://www.icbmmagick.com/the-icbm-gathering-2018/ 

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.

June 26:  David Blaine at the Palace Theater in Albany.  Other than the show starts at 8:00, I have no additional information at this time.

July 29 (tentative date): Annual picnic on Lake George at Ken and Sara Beckley’s place.  Always a fun day.

September 29: Annual banquet at Dunham’s Bay Lodge.

November 8,9,&10:  ICBM 25th Annual New England Gathering of the Magi at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT.  For more information and registration go to:  http://www.icbmmagick.com/the-icbm-gathering-2018/ 

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.netC

Blind taste testing the magician's way...

Vinny Grosso gives a guest lecture.


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