4th March - 'Speed Dating' Night
The club's March meeting offered a second opportunity to take part in the magical speed dating experience!
Completely unlike the usual meaning of the term, our speed dating session consisted of three magicians visiting each of three different tables in turn to present mini lectures. Each presentation lasted around 20 minutes after which a bell was rung to signal the changeover.
Adrian Fox, Mick Geraghty and Mike Leach visited each table with a varied selection of things to talk about. Adrian discussed and demonstrated the use of the breather crimp in card magic and then went on to take a look at David Roth’s coins across routine, a simple version of the classic effect making clever use of a shell coin.
Mike talked about elements of performance, showing and reading snippets from various books such as Derren Brown, Eugene Burger, Juan Tamariz and Tommy Wonder.
Mick covered an ESP card routine showing how, through randomness, we can be subliminally influenced. He also covered his handling of the invisible deck to give the appearance that it is a normal pack of cards. After the formal sessions Mick also presented a demonstration reading with a small group.
It was hopefully an interesting night and we hope you found it useful and entertaining. Also at the meeting, Simon Richardson took and passed his membership audition. Well done Simon and welcome to the club – we’re really pleased to have you with us and hope that you enjoy your membership!