Aberdeen Magical Society

News - June 2024

May Meetings

We had two diverse and rather splendid meetings in May.

The first meeting was a lecture from the brilliant Billy Reid with Garry hosting.

Garry told us in advance that Billy is a tremendous lecturer and performer and that we would have a great night. Garry was absolutely right, understating how good Billy is if anything. Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the evening and took away valuable lessons, pieces of information and, in several cases, arms full of goodies that Billy was selling. I sincerely hope that we will see Billy again in the not too distant future.

The second meeting was an evening of Speed Magic with Ivor organising and hosting.

We started on a sombre note. Garry performed a Broken Wand Ceremony to mark the passing of our Brother Magician Ron Gordon. Garry gave a heartfelt and moving eulogy, culminating in the breaking of the wand which he asked Marcus to perform. Bill Seagraves also spoke movingly in tribute to his friend Ron. We were delighted that June Gordon, Marcus grandmother, was able to attend. We were even more delighted when she stayed for the entire meeting.

After a short break, Ivor took over. He explained how the event would work and gave brief guidelines as to what he expected and how long it would take. His instructions were obviously pretty good as it all went really well.

There was way too much going on to talk about here. I will just mention the performers who were Marcus, Garry, Jeff, Ivor, Nicolas, Norn, Jono, James, Chris Begg, Scott, Steve and Dave. Bill Seagraves also did a nice effect, all the way from Taupo. It was a terrific evening; we must pay a huge tribute to Ivor for hosting a really fun event in what could have been a difficult evening.

 

Announcement

There is a Society email list available, which James looks after. Contact him for all of the details.

 

This Month

June looks fabulous. On the 11th is our competition for Close-up magic, The Bill Duncan Cup. Garry will host that and award The President's Plate. A strong field of entrants is likely. The second meeting (on the 25th) is Magic Without a Helper. Jono will host.

 

Next Month

July will be great. Carl hosts Magic at the Movies on the 9th, with Cups, Balls, etc. hosted by the Seagraves Boys on the 23rd. What is not to love?

 

Lapsed or Errant Member?

Are you a former member of the Aberdeen Magical Society? Have you lost touch with any current members and want to re-establish ties? Then drop us an e-mail at mail@aberdeenmagic.com or click on contact us.

Dave G

 

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