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Next Meeting
3rd Wednesday of the Month

7:30pm - Come early for dinner at 6:15pm

I-HOP   5203 Kirkman Road Orlando, FL 32819 (map)  (across from  Hooters near Universal Studios

Back Conference Room)

The Society of American Magicians will hold their 2018 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. It is going to be the BEST magic convention in 2018.

 

Performers: Perter Samelson, David Penn, John Bundy & Morgan, Dameon, John Kimmons, Sean Heydon, Michael Menes, Leland Faulkner and Tom Wright.

 

http://www.samconvention.com/orlando-2018/performers/

 

Registration: http://www.samconvention.com/orlando-2018/registration/

 

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I.B.M. Ring 170 & S.A.M. 99

Board of Directors

 

Mike Matson– President – Mike Magikmaker@msn.com

 

Craig Fennessy - Vice President – CraigFennessy@gmail.com

 

Dennis Phillips- Secretary – dphillips13@cfl.rr.com

 

Treasurer - Bev Bergeron - Bev@bevbergeron.com

 

Josh Arroyo - Talent Booking/Finance Asst - jarroyo18@gmail.com

 

Chris Dunn- Sgt at Arms - Youngdunns@yahoo.com

 

Phil Schwartz - Magic Historian - phil@philschwartz.com

 

Dennis Phillips – Editor of “Famulus”- dphillips13@cfl.rr.com

 

Craig Schwarz - Website - craig@ibmsamorl.com

 

 

Magic History Moments

Ring 170 & S.A.M. 99

 

2007

1. Floyd Thayer and his Magic Company – September 2007

2. Doing Magic History Research – The Top 10 for 1950 and The Linking Rings

3. Dr. Samuel Hooker’s Impossibilities – November 2007

2008

4. The History of Brookledge and the 75th Anniversary Celebration – April 2008

5. Humboldt and the Globe – May 2008

6. The Great Herrmanns

7. The Magic of Carl Williams, Part I – July 2008

8. Magic Convention Programs – September 2008

9. NEMCA’s Yankee Gathering

10. Those Marvelous Thayer Boxes - Part I – March 2009

11. Those Marvelous Thayer Boxes - Part II – April 2009

12. Thayer at War - Bonus Geniuses – May 2009 & Hocus Pocus (13)

13. Thayer Magic Tables and the Owen Auction – July 15, 2009

14. Chung Ling Soo – William Robinson – Posters, postcards, history

2009

15. Silks! and the Silk Cabby – August 2009

16. The Card Pickers from Jo-Anne to Fifi – September 2009

17. Illusions - Torture on Stage (including the Demon of Doom) – October 9, 2009

18. 11th Conference on Magic History – November 18, 2009

2010

19. Magic Paper, Printing Process from Broadsides to Lithography – February 17, 2010

20. Magic Sets from Mysto to Remco (Sneaky Pete) – March 2010

21. Chung Ling Soo (William Ellsworth Robinson) – April 2010

22. A Treatise on Trays – May 19, 2010

23. The Marvelous Professor Hoffmann (Angelo Lewis) – June 2010

24. The Magic Wand – July 2010

25. Magic’s Greatest Secret: S.W. Erdnase – September 2010

26. Thayer’s Unpublished Catalog 10 and the Printing Plates – October, 2010

27. Harry Kellar, Part I - November 17, 2010

2011

28. Carl De-Voy Williams, Inventor & Builder – February 16, 2011

29. Bevely Bergeron aka Rebo the Clown – March 16, 2011

30. Edward Maro, The Prince of Magic – April 20, 2011

31. Claude Conlin, The Great Alexander – June 15, 2011

32. Richard Himber and Milbourne Christopher – July 20, 2011

33. Etta Ion, Vonetta – August 17, 2011

34. Halloween – October 1, 2011

35. The Story of Brookledge – November 16, 2011

2012

36. Thayer Blueprints – January 18, 2012

37. Frederick Eugene Powell – February 15, 2012

38. Howard Thurston – March 20, 2012

39. The Thayer Magic Catalogs – April 2012

40. Ten Basic Magic Books, Hoffmann to Erdnase to Tarbell – May 16, 2012

41. Will Goldston, magic entrepreneur, author, publisher & dealer – June 20, 2012

42. Bautier de Kolta and his Inventions – July 18, 2012

43. My First Magic Tricks – August 2012

44. The Great Wizard of the North (John Henry Anderson) – September 2012

45. Nineteenth Century Books – October 2012

2013

46. Thayer Die & Drawer Boxes – February 2013

47. John Daniel and Irene Larsen – March 2013

48. Chautauqua and Lyceum Performers – April 2013

49. Carter the Great (Charles Carter) – May 2013

50. Leroy-Talma-Bosco, The Triple Alliance

51. Harold Rice and his Silks – August 2013

52. The History of the Playing Card - September 2013

53. The Séance – October 16, 2013

2014

54. Magic Firsts – January 12, 2014

55. Signor Antonio Blitz – February 20, 2014

56. Raymond the Great (Maurice Raymond) – March 2014

57. Harry Kellar, Part II – April 16, 2014

58. Virgil and Julie – May 20, 2014

59. Golems, Chess Players and Clowns – June 18, 2014

60. Thimbles – July 14, 2014

61. James Barton (El Barto) and the Billiard Ball Box – September 2014

62. The World’s First Superstar, Harry Houdini – October 15, 2014

2015

63. They Do It With Mirrors – January 21, 2015

64. Artiface, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table – A Treatise on the Science and Art of Manipulating Cards – February 18, 2015

65. Carter The Great – Charles Carter – April 15, 2015

66.6 The Role of A Magician – May 20, 2015

67. Just In Case The Saw Slips? – Horace Goldin – June 17, 2015

68. It Was The Autopsy That Killed Him – Washington Irving Bishop – July 12, 2015

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70. Philippe Talon – September 16, 2015

71. The War Magician – Jasper Maskelyne – October 2015

72. Bonus Genius - The Vanishing Doll – November 18, 2015

2016

73. Who Knew? – Alexander (Part 2) – February 17, 2016

74. Second Sight – Hellerism – March 16, 2016

75. David Abbott and the House of Mystery – April 20, 2016

76. Giving Props To Antique Apparatus – May 18, 2016

77. Magic Catalogs and, sometimes,  Misleading descriptions -  June 15 ,2016

78. Magic Stands, Racks and Easels. -   August 17 ,2016

79. “Dell O’Dell, the Queen of Magic.” -   September 21 ,2016

80. “World’s Greatest Jailbreaker” -  George Brindamour - October 19 ,2016

81. "How To Present Magic." It was a look at Dariel Fitzkee - November 16 ,2016

2017

82. The story of  “Rhia Rhama Rhoose” - February 21, 2017

83. A look at his collection of letters between Charles Carter and Floyd Thayer - March 21, 2017

84. John Nevil Maskelyne ( 1839-1917) - June 21, 2017

85. Dr. James William Elliott  (1874 - 1920) was a physician and  magician from Rumford, Maine

86. Phil Schwartz - restoration vs repair  of antique magic apparatus

87. Magic Exposure over the years

88.  “And Now, For My Final Illusion”, which was a sad list of 17 performers who died.

89. This month is was about Paul Valadon.

2018

90. The strange history of The Swastika Magic Company.

91. The subject was Frank Van Hoven, an unusual comedy magician who specialized in absurdist humor

92.  Phil Schwartz presented an array of wood-turned ball vases by Floyd Thayer

93.  “Boy with a Puzzle, Boy with a Toy or Cherub with a Game of Patience” 1520 Painting, Jacob's Ladder Effect