SINGAPORE RING 115 - April 2018 Magic Meeting Report

Written by John Teo

 

Our April meeting was moved from our usual date of 15th to 18th April 2018 to accommodate the visit of magician Tony from France.  The venue remained the same at Chinese Success Media at Bras Basah Complex.  The meeting was well attended by 41 people including Tony, his guest Min Hui, and 3 other guests Wyiki Wyone, Zhe Rui, and Ong Wee Choon.  Ms Wyiki Wyone had signed up to be our member.

Our April meeting was moved from our usual date of 15th to 18th April 2018 to accommodate the visit of magician Tony from France.  The venue remained the same at Chinese Success Media at Bras Basah Complex.  The meeting was well attended by 41 people including Tony, his guest Min Hui, and 3 other guests Wyiki Wyone, Zhe Rui, and Ong Wee Choon.  Ms Wyiki Wyone had signed up to be our member.The first half of the evening featured Tony.  Known only as Tony, he made a presentation introducing himself and Magic Brothers World, a world-wide organisation that he set up to provide magic shows for charity.  This was followed by a short performance of his children magic act.  Please refer to a separate write-up on his visit to Ring 115.


One take-away from Tony’s presentation was how we could make our magic performances for charity more professional.  We ought to request for the charitable organisation to provide an appreciation certificate or a thank-you letter to the performer, to provide photographs or video recordings of the performance, and help in defraying the transportation costs.


After the break, the creative Ning Cai performed a book test with 3 spectators using her newly launched magic novel “Misdirection”.  Members who bought her book got a $10 voucher to be used in their purchases from her dealer booth next month.


Jeremy Pei put up a dealer’s demonstration that included an emoji cushion, Shoot Ogawa’s DVD “Laws Of Attraction”, locking metal hot rod, Nick Einhorn’s super soft nest of wallets, a key-chain drawer box, net forcing bag, and his very own Magic Cube.


Kenneth Yeo performed 2 card effects.  His first effect involved how a Mathematician, a Psychic, and then a Magician does a card trick.  In the second effect, both the magician and a spectator picked each other’s card.


Jeremy Pei returned with a short performance.  He showed a deck vanish ending with an Omni Deck, prediction of one of 6 colour markers, and an interesting Rubik’s Cube effect that involved a Rubik’s cube inside a small glass bottle, and the solutions of 3 other regular sized Rubik’s cubes.


Tommy Chiang hosted the first session of the evening while Victor Heng conducted the second session.


The evening ended with members crowding round the dealer tables of Jeremy Pei and Cassidy Lee as well as chatting with Tony.