News - February 2024
We were back to two meetings in January but they were both very lively and great fun, not the gentle introduction to the year we anticipated!
The meeting was an Ace of Spades night with the President hosting, as has now become traditional.
The format of our traditional seasons opener is very familiar. Everyone in attendance came prepared to perform and no one disappointed us. Our latest prospective member, Nicolas, joined in and had a great time. Everyone performed and Garry even convinced Marcus to do two spots! It was a really good night, finished off with a discussion about the importance of the history of magic.
The second meeting was called Anything But Cards (ABC) with the Vice-President hosting.
Everybody present performed at least one non-card effect and there was some brilliant stuff on show. Our President could not perform due to a nasty injury he suffered illusion building. We hope he heals up quickly. We had a televised performance on our big screen with Bill Seagraves performing in Taupo, New Zealand.
Another highlight of the evening was the induction of our latest member, Nicolas Maulet. We are certain he will be a valuable and active member of the Society.
There is a Society email list available, which James looks after. Contact him for all of the details.
Two meetings planned for February. An evening devoted to Wedding Magic, on the 13th, hosted by the modern-day Cupid Jim Aitken. The second meeting, on the 27th, is the held-over Quiz Night, hosted by Eoin Smith. Our Quiz nights are always brilliant and I cannot wait.
March looks fabulous. On the 12th is our competition for card magic, The Ron Gordon Cup. Garry will host that and a strong field on entrants is likely. The second meeting (on the 26th) is our first lecture of the year, delivered by Giancarlo Scalia. Jeff will host.