Special Meeting Night – April 14

The April meeting will be the night before the banquet. We will
concentrate on making sure that details about the banquet are taken
care of.
• Reception-Ed Cook & ???
• Raffle Ticket Sellers ???
• Raffle Helpers-???
• Stagehands-Toby Motcyka & ???
• Strolling Magicians-Tom Kozin
• Sound & Lighting-Royal Jenner & ???

I’ve Got the World on a String will be the theme of the April meeting. Perform a trick with string, thread, rope, shoelaces or any form of string.  All members who perform and or explain a
trick will have their names put in a hat for a
drawing of a special prize.

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2016 Magic Masters Banquet tickets now on sale

The Magic Masters Magic Club will present its Annual Magic Show and Banquet on Friday, April 15th in Oak Forest, Illinois at Gaelic Park.

Audience members will be treated to a full evening of magic including close up table-side magic, an intimate parlor magic show performed before dinner, and a professional stage show after dinner. Tickets are only $35 each which includes a full dinner served family style. The event begins at 6:30pm with dinner served at 7:30pm.

Gaelic Park is located at 6119 147th Street in Oak Forest, IL. Parking is free and there will be a cash bar.

Tickets can be purchased by calling our ticket chairman Ed Cook at 708-756-3169

The line-up for this year’s show is amazing!

Bill CookBill Cook, three-time award winner at the prestigious World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, has been hailed by his peers as the Young Master of Magic. Bill has been featured nationally and internationally on every major television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Showtime, SyFy, The Movie Channel, Telemundo, and Italy’s Cannale 5. Recently, Bill Starred in an episode of the hit SyFy TV Show Wizard Wars. He also appeared on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us television show. Bill is also one of the featured stars of Make Believe–the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival Winner for Best Documentary.

david sandyDavid Sandy and Lance Rich have been Lance Richentertaining professionally throughout the heart of America and along both coasts, including regular appearances in Las Vegas and at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif. They’re coming all the way from Kansas City to present some mind blowing illusions never before seen on the Magic Masters stage.

Trent JamesAward winning, comedy magician Trent James is bringing a fresh new feel to the “Classic Magic Show.” Trent’s high-energy performance, combines mind boggling magic with gut busting humor that has earned rave reviews in seventeen states. As winner of over twenty prestigious awards. Trent is quickly becoming one of the t op magicians in the country. His unique sleight of hand magic and hip vibe have made him a huge hit at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events.

JohnSturkJohn Sturk, Artistic Director of the new magic venue, Chicago Magic Lounge at the Uptown Underground will be entertaining with his stand-up act during the cocktail hour. You’re certain to enjoy his off-beat sense of humor as he fools you with magic right under your nose.

don wibergDon Wiberg, this year’s show Master of Ceremonies has been a long time Magic Master’s member. Don is no stranger to our audiences as he’s appeared on many of the banquet shows in the past. He brings years of experience and has gathered some of the rising stars of the magic scene to entertain at this year’s 71st Annual Banquet.

Tickets can be purchased by calling our ticket chairman Ed Cook at 708-756-3169

FAQs
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is for all ages.  But the night can be a little long for young children.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is FREE

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can call our ticket chairman Ed Cook at 708-756-3169.

What is the refund policy?
All sales are final.  No refunds.

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Diamond Jim Tyler Lecture – February 18

Diamond Jim Tyler 1Diamond Jim Tyler will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30.   Admission is $15.00.

The lecture will be held in the social hall at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Diamond Jim Tyler is a worker! He has practiced magic since 1976 and performed it professionally since 1986. Diamond Jim has opened for Jay Leno, performed for a-list celebrities like Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, performed for dignitaries, millionaires and billionaires.

Since 2001 DJT has lectured or performed in 45 of the 50 states, and in 27 other countries including The Magic Castle in Hollywood and the Magic Circle in London. The readership of MAGIC magazine voted DJT as one of the best lectures to see! He has also won awards from the Texas Association of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

His articles and trick contributions have been featured in over a dozen magic magazines and headlined at magic conventions across the country and around the world. Diamond Jim has authored books like Bamboozlers and Close-Up Magic Secrets and created DVD’s teaching some great tricks. He is a regular guest star on the popular online show SCAM SCHOOL that has over one million followers on YouTube.

TESTIMONIAL

“Diamond Jim Tyler lectured in Sydney to a full house at Taylor’s Magic Shop and I just wanted to take a moment to encourage my friends to attend his lectures. This is the first time I have met Diamond Jim Tyler but he truly is a really nice guy with a genuine passion for people and for magic. Rarely have I seen so much useable and commercial material in one evening. Jim had us laughing and amazed from the very first effect.

“Some twenty or so effects were shown and it was obvious throughout that Jim is a ‘worker’ and thinks deeply about how to make his magic straightforward, entertaining and easy to follow. His tips and bits with the ring and string were clearly the result of thousands of performances. He has a pleasing and engaging style and is not ‘in your face’ like some of today’s hyped up, over enthusiastic close-up workers. A sure sign of a good evening is an empty dealer table and Jim’s very reasonably priced books, DVDs and tricks were all gone by the end of the night. Diamonds shine and are rare and valuable. An evening with this much shine and this much value is a rare thing too. Get along – you won’t regret it.” – Sean Taylor, Owner, Taylor’s Magic Shop

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on February 18 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00 for non-members, FREE for Magic Masters.  Come on out for a great evening!

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Ted Outerbridge Lecture – January 21

ted_outerbridgeTed Outerbridge will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, January 21 at 7:30.   Admission is $15.00.

The lecture will be held in the social hall at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

In this lecture that received rave reviews at the 2015 IBM Jacksonville Convention, Ted Outerbridge presents audience tested, bulletproof routines from over 25 years of performances and media appearances. His material has been presented and refined at venues ranging from theatres and comedy clubs to casinos, cruise ships and television. Ted and Marion will also answer questions during and after the lecture.

Illusionists Ted and Marion Outerbridge have been hailed by critics as “the most successful magicians in Canada” (Montreal Gazette) and “champions of magic” (Bergedorfer Zeitung, Hamburg, Germany). They have performed their touring illusion show coast-to-coast and on both sides of the Atlantic. They have also consulted for such entertainment giants as the Cirque du Soleil .

The lecture will include:

TIME OF DAY – This diabolically clever prediction was originally developed for media appearances on radio and television.

FLOATING BARRICADE LIGHT – The classic Zombie Ball reimagined as the light from a construction barricade.

PURPLE CARD – Hilarious entertainment for adults or children involving a water pistol loaded with grape juice and a selected card.

TP PREDICTION – The ultimate “packs small, plays big” comedy prediction using a roll of toilet paper.

PERFUME – Predict the perfume a volunteer is thinking of, with comedy.

TOURING SECRETS – How to book your show, what to do at media appearances, great publicity stunts, developing original material, a sample day in a touring illusion show, and more.

Testimonials:

“Highly creative… very well deserved standing ovation” THE LINKING RING

“AMAZING – congratulations” PAUL ROMHANY│MAGICIAN/EDITOR, VANISH MAGAZINE 

“Great for a person wanting to know the ins and outs of doing road shows.” OBIE O’BRIEN│PRESIDENT, OBIE’S 4F CONVENTION 

“It was a pleasure to have you at the IBM convention this year! Consider me a new fan!” JOE M. TURNER│INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE IBM

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on January 21 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00 for non-members, FREE for Magic Masters.  Come on out for a great evening!

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Martin Mercy Lecture – September 17 – 7:30 pm

MercyHeadShotMartin Mercy will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30.   Admission is $15.00.

The lecture will be held in the social hall at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

At four years of age Martin’s father, an amateur magician, amazed him by turning a paper tissue into an egg. Martin has been mesmerized by magic since then, and has been hooked on magic for life. Martin has been a member of the world famous Hollywood Magic Castle since 1996, as well as a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He served on the Board of Directors for International Brotherhood of Magician, Ring 21, in Hollywood from 1999 to 2006, and was its president from 2005 to 2006. He also served as an advisor and mentor for students of Ulysess S. Grant High School’s prominent Magic Club. Martin is proud to boast having two of his students as junior members of the Hollywood Magic Castle. He taught magic as part of the summer curriculum at Grant High School, and as part of the STAR enrichment program of Dixie Canyon Elementary School. Moving to Chicago in 2006, Martin is now a member of I.B.M. Ring 43 in Chicago, and serves on their Board of Directors. He is also a member of Wizards Club, Houdini Club, Knights of Slights, and a performing member of the Academy of Magical Arts (the Magic Castle).

Martin began working professionally for Granada Theatre in 1991 as their resident magician, and performed for audiences at this prestigious dinner theatre until moving to Chicago. He produced, directed and per­formed in magical productions for Granada Theatre’s special fund-raising events. He was also periodically seen on stage as a performer in many Southern California theatrical venues. Martin has established himself as one of the finest restaurant magicians today.

What you will learn

Martin lecture is called “Simple Magic to Please the Lay-Audience.” He will teach how to use simple self-work­ing effects to dazzle a lay audience at restaurants, as well as in walk-around and close-up environments, and how to promote more and larger tips with audiences more than willing to give. Some of the effects he will be demonstrating are:

  • Magic Kiss
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Numerology
  • Best Friends
  • Superman
  • Merlin’s Book of Spells
  • Loves Me . . Loves Me Not
  • Show Me Da Money
  • Here’s A Little Tip For You
  • Indian Casino Blackjack
  • plus a demonstration of his new portable and easy-to-carry Professional Close-Up Table.

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on September 17 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00 for non-members, FREE for Magic Masters.  Come on out for a great evening!

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June 18 – Pizza Party

pizzaPizza Party – Bring your Spouse.
Party starts at 6:30
All members whose last name starts with letters A-M please bring a desert item to
share, N-Z please bring a appetizer to share.

Entertainment will be provided by our own Internationally Famous Magician
Mr. Don Wiberg.

Please Don’t forget to call or email Jim Wisek if you are coming so that
we know how many pizzas to order. I can be reached by phone/text at (708)560-3094, or email jwisek52@sbcglobal.net.

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The NEW Spook

The June Edition of the NEW Spook is available to download:

The Spook June 2015

 

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May 21st Meeting

May 21st Meeting:
Magic Masters Presents The –est contest.
Front Table: 7:00 P.M.
Meeting: 7:30
-est contest immediately following the meeting.
Come One Come All! And bring your favorite magic effect and give it a name ending in –est,
example: funniest card trick, silliest trick ever. Greatest trick, or any name you want to call it.
Everyone performs one effect and when all are through performing everyone will be given one vote to cast.

After everyone has done their trick everyone will get one vote. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners will each walk away with some very nice Magic.

First Place is $60 value
2nd Place is $30 value
3rd Place $15 value

You are among friends so just let go & have some fun. See you here. Contest will start after the Business Meeting. If you have and questions please call me – Jim Wisek (708)560-3094

Remember this is just meant to be a fun night of MAGIC.

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Adam Flowers Lecture

adamAdam Flowers will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30.   Admission is $15.00.

The lecture will be held in the social hall at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Adam’s lecture is based on the past five years of working The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. Everything from how Adam builds crowds and turn hats, to stories and tales of debauchery in Sin City. He has gained the reputation as being a premier magician working private and corporate events in hotels and casinos. You can find Adam at the MGM emceeing and performing at Vegas’ hottest and most unique nightclub “Beacher’s Madhouse”. He is often requested to entertain at private events for celebrities such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, among others.

Television appearances include MTV’s hot show “The Osbournes”, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, and Univision’s “Ver Para Creer” to name a few. In 2012, Adam’s unique street magic was featured in the Bollywood film “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu”.

adam_streetAmong various routines and effects that Adam has put his unique twist on, he will be teaching his handling and routine of Fearson’s floating cigarette. This is a lecture you don’t want to miss.

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on April 16 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00 for non-members, FREE for Magic Masters.  Come on out for a great evening!

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Eric Jones Lecture

We originally had Rich Marotta scheduled to lecture for our March meeting.  Due to a shoulder surgery, he won’t be able to make it.  We wish Rich a speedy recovery.

Eric JonesThe good news is we were able to get Eric Jones.  Eric will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30.  Admission is $15.00.

The lecture will be held in the social hall at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Regarded by his peers as one of Magic’s Rising Stars, Eric Jones has made quite a name for himself in the world of magic. Armed with cunning sleight of hand and a charming personality, he will astound you with his digital dexterity. Eric creates intimate miracles for you and your guests, with the magic quite often taking place in your hands. When Eric performs, cards fly, coins multiply and audiences cheer.

An award winning performer, Eric’s magic has been showcased at The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, and NYC’s Monday Night Magic, the longest running magic show in New York. Eric has appeared on television in 13 countries 4 continents and has wowed the likes of dozens of A List celebrities. As an author, creator, lecturer and consultant, Eric fits sharing some of his pet effects with countless magicians across the country including The World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada into his busy schedule.

The Lecture

Eric’s lecture will challenge you to look at your magic in a whole new light after discussing ways to make close up effects play to large audiences, re-directing attention rather than misdirecting it, how to properly block/stage your performances to both conceal method as well as optimize the audience reaction to the magic. These and several other ideas will be discussed while you learn some of Eric’s award winning magic, including:

Audio – a four coin, coins to pocket routine that has to be “heard” to be believed.

Mirage Et Trois – a three phase coin routine without the use of any gimmicks, that plays great close-up and even better in parlor situations.

Ishkabibble Sandwich – This routine has gone down in history as the most visual sandwich to be contributed to the plot. Eric will share the real work on what David Regal said, “Looks like a Mark Mason gimmick…damn that’s visual.”

TWIZTED – a devious collection of tricks done with set of cards that do all the work, so you don’t have to!

Entrapment – A most visual two phase two card transposition done without the use of gimmicks that really looks like trick photography!

Surrogate _ A color-changing deck for the 21st century. A signed selection changes color then the back of the entire deck changes and then can be given out for examination. A real fooler!

New Era – This is a minor impromptu miracle. Borrow a hat, a coin and let the fun begin. You WILL do this one tomorrow!

The Famous 4 Card Trick – based on Woody Aragon’s effect from his Book in English, Eric has streamlined and strengthened the effect for American lay audiences. Be prepared to take notes.

The Pen – The PERFECT way to produce a magic wand, ink pen, pencil or Sharpie marker during your act, COMPLETELY SURROUNDED!

This and many other tricks and bits of information will be shared. Drop by and spend time with what many of the world’s top magicians are calling “The Real Deal”. Here’s what several had to say about Eric and his magic:

Testimonials

“Eric Jones has the Vernon Touch…” Etienne Lorenceau

“After watching Eric do some of the most innovate, amazing card magic for an hour he told me he was a coin guy and then proved it….Eric Jones is the REAL DEAL!!!” Chris Kenner

“Eric has confidence chops and charm….three reasons we must fear him.” David Regal

“The future of magic is in good hands.” Curtis Kam

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on March 19 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00 for non-members, FREE for Magic Masters.  Come on out for a great evening!

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