Attendance: Rick Swaney, Mark Paulson, Felix Huang, Randall Chin, Sam Chamberlain, Larry Dimmitt, Brian Cook, Jim Earnshaw, Ralph Huntzinger, Roger Sylwester
The theme of the evening was Valentine’s magic. There was plenty of good magic, even when it didn’t follow the theme.
Jim Earnshaw presented an original Okito box routine that he had been working on a new script for.
Brian Cook presented a very vexing card reveal trick using a borrowed deck and a very hands off handling he was able to divine the thought of card.
Roger Sylwester presented the “President’s challenge”. This is a rotating challenge taken up each month by a club member to present an effect from a set of lecture notes the previous performer provides. The current performer then provides a new set of notes for the next challenge. Rick Swaney took the challenge for the next month. Roger displayed an in the hands false riffle shuffle and the club discussed some options for false shuffles.
Randall Chin presented a very nice themed sponge ball routine scripted around bacteria, and the club offered some suggestions to enhance the routine.
Mark Paulson is really trying to get his new sleeving routine down which provided some great laughs. Mark also presented a nice bit of mind reading involving thee spectators and knowing three randomly chosen cards.
Felix Huang presented some very nice mentalism where he was able to divine not only who wrote down something from a mixed set of note cards, but also what they wrote.
Sam Chamberlain presented a baffling trick where he was able to tear a playing card in two and show that information written on half by a spectator magically changed places with the information Sam had written down on his half.