|Bits and Pieces of Interesting StuffAUSTIN MAGIC AUCTION – Saturday, February 28, 2015OFFICIAL! The World Famous Austin Magic Auction is set for Saturday, February 28, 2015
February 28th – that’s right! The World Famous Austin Magic Auction will be earlier than usual. In fact it will take place in just a little over a month. We have moved the auction date way up to February 28th because the Austin Magic Community is also very busy planning the 2015 TAOM Convention (September 4-7, 2015.)
The auction committee processed the first 300 items on January 14th. Check out our website later this week for photos! Illusions, card, silk, sponge, kid show effects, books, dvd’s, we will have it all. http://austinmagicauction.com/
Interested in selling this year? Good news…there is still time! All you need to do is send an email to email@example.com and you will get a reply with your seller number and the link to the seller forms. If we can’t sell your items, you owe nothing. All items need to be in good working order and have some type of instructions. The deadline for receiving your items is February 20th.
We are pleased to be back at the Twin Lakes Fellowship Church located at 1150 South Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78750.
The church has plenty of free parking and outdoor picnic areas. It is close to a variety of restaurants and hotels.
There is a brand new hotel within walking distance of the auction site: The Bungalows Hotel & Event Center, 1000 South Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613. They offer a discount to our attendees.
There will be a Texas Collector’s meeting the night before the auction – Friday, February 27th. More details to come!
Our experienced team of outstanding auctioneers (David Hira, Scott Wells, & Grant Walsh) will be back!
Save the Date! Saturday, February 28th 9am-5pm
Trixie Bond. Chairman
2015 Austin Magic Auction
IBM Ring 39 Namesake Honored
IBM Ring 39 President Dick Olson (right) presented the club’s namesake, Scott Hollingsworth, with a certificate proclaiming him an honorary life member of the club. Scott was (almost) without words. He did express his appreciation for being named a life member as well as the momentous honor of having the club members vote to re-name the club for him.
Walter Blaney Honored by Houston SAM
Jeff Lanes (right) representing the Society
of American Magicians National Council as Regional Deputy presented a 50 year certificate and pin to Walter “Zaney” Blaney. Then, as President of SAM Assembly 19, Jeff presented Walter with an Assembly 19 Lifetime Achievement Award and the title of Assembly 19 Ambassador of Magic.
The Magic Word Podcast
The Magic Word is a great podcast hosted by Scott Wells filled with magic convention coverage that is not posted anywhere else on the internet. It also includes photos, chats and interviews with magicians about what’s going on in and around the magic world. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the RSS feed so you receive the latest as it is posted. You can download an iPhone app for this podcast at: http://app.cat/themagicword Scott also continues to contribute convention reports on the major magic events to the MagicNewswire podcast. Be sure to tune in and listen. You can listen online or by downloading any of these podcasts and carry it with you for your daily commute. If you have any news items, comments or suggestions, then please contact Scott at Scott@ScottWells.com with your news bits. You can also follow
Magic on the Grill at Tokyohana Every Thursday and Saturday Nigh
David Rangel coordinates a covey of local area magicians who perform close-up magic each week atop hibachi grills at Tokyohana Grill and Sushi Bar. Come enjoy some excellent oriental cuisine or sit at the sushi bar and enjoy some sushi and a drink with some magic on the side.
Where: Tokyohana Grill and Sushi Bar,
3239 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027
When: Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Second Saturday Magic Show at the Magic Attic Theatre at Main Street Magic & Fun Company in McKinney
Family-friendly shows at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. February 14.
In other exciting news, the Society of Young Magicians, sponsored by Dallas Society of American Magicians, will have regular meetings beginning February 8 at 1:00 p.m. This world-wide organization for youth, ages 7 through 17 promotes interest in magic as a wholesome hobby that will help develop self-confidence and skill, the ability to speak in public, discipline that comes from learning, practicing and performing magic, and a sense of service to others through helping others learn magic and by performing magic at charitable events. To learn more or to let us know that you will be attending, please email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown McKinney merchants are having a Sidewalk Sale on February 7 and Main Street Theatre will provide tables for magicians who want to sell the “well-loved but looking-for-a-new-home” magic items. Email Jennifer at email@example.com for more information.
Magic at the Improv
In Addison EVERY SUNDAY at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:00 for lunch and pre-show entertainment.
Click here for discount tickets.
In Arlington EVERY SUNDAY at 2:00 p.m. Featuring Christopher Lyle and Ian Richards on January 25, David Hira on February 1, and Mike Squires on February 8. Go to www.improvarlington.com for details
In Houston – Ted Schwank and Carter Blackburn take you on a high-energy adventure in magic, illusion, and comedy. For dates and times, go to www.improvhouston.com
Shane Wilson & Chris Alonzo Performing At Sakura Japanese Steakhouse
Shane Wilson & Chris Alonzo now appear regularly at Pearland’s superb hibachi restaurant, Sakura. Catch live performances every Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:00 p.m.See Chris Alonzo on Fridays and Shane Wilson on Saturdays.
See Ben Jackson Live Each Week at Campioni Restaurant in North Houston
Ben Jackson performs close-up magic on Tuesday and Friday nights when it doesn’t conflict with his busy professional schedule of corporate performances. Catch him when you can.
Campioni – 5419 FM 1960 West in Houston
Phone 281-893-2267 for current information and to make dinner reservations.
Second Saturday Magic Sale at Magic, Etc., 9:00 a.m.,
Forest Park Blvd. at 1-30 in Fort Worth.
Cards in South Austi
The South Austin Card Group meets on the last Saturday of each month, usually at the home of Ron Cartlidge. Get in touch with Lou Hornung at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to be added to the meeting notice distribution list.
Rick Hebert Every Other Weekend at Claudia’s in League City
Rick Hebert is performing restaurant magic every other weekend at Claudio’s Restaurant& Piano Bar in League City. Their website is: http://www.claudiospianobar.com/
Rick will be strolling table-side magic, as well as doing a short magic show on the main stage every other weekend. Check the website to dates and times.
Monday Night Magic in Arlington
All magic aficionados are invited to attend informal gatherings at Humperdink’s Restaurant at LaQuinta Inn, #6 North Six Flags Drive every Monday night. Bring your cards and props to practice your “chops” in the back room.
But wait….there’s more:
Second Tuesday TOO!
The Dallas/Fort Worth Mid-Cities Magic Circle held their inaugural meeting on the second Tuesday in January. This special interest group focuses on performance. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9:30 at Humperdink’s Restaurant at Six Flags in Arlington.
The purpose of the Mid-Cities Magic Circle is to provide a venue for Dallas/Fort Worth performing magicians to study their art and improve as public performers. The meetings will focus on a single theme each month. There is no formal membership, no notes or minutes, no officers — each meeting will address the development of performance skills, routines, and other elements important to the public performance of magic.
For more information… forget it! There is simply no one in charge who will respond! Just show up each second Tuesday at Humperdink’s Restaurant at Six Flags in Arlington at 7:00 and join in the fun and magic!
816 Podcast by Alex and David Rangel
816podcast is the lovechild of David and Alex Rangel – the irregular, irreverent podcast featuring magic, magicians and talk about all things magic. Be sure to set this as one of your regular “must hear” and “must download” to your MP3 player. Also, they give away HUNDRED$ OF DOLLAR$ in prizes through their Twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/816podcast. It is quickly becoming the #1 source for current news and product reviews pertaining to the Art of Magic. “We keep it short and sweet, to the point with an unedited & unbiased opinion” While the 816podcast team makes all efforts to maintain a PG13 rating, well lets just say “You might learn some new words”
The website address is: http://816podcast.tumblr.com/#description
Marshall Brodien Museum
Dallas magician and former TAOM president Mark Jensen has acquired the
Marshall Brodien personal Museum. While he will keep the core part of
the museum together, he will sell part of it. Before putting these out
to the greater magic and Bozo’s Circus fan community, he is giving our
local community an opportunity to own a piece of history first.
A few historic notes about Brodien:
A Sideshow Barker and then a Magician at Riverview Park
A Hypnotist – one nightclub he worked in was bombed by the mob.
Magician – One of the first Trade Show Magicians
Wizzo the Wizard on Bozo’s Circus in Chicago
Producer of TV Magic Cards and Sets
Produced Lance Burton’s first Magic Special for television
Produced the first magic sets for Lance Burton and Siegfried & Roy
the past several decades, hundreds of magicians and Bozo Circus fans
have visited Marshall’s Museum. David Copperfield has toured the
museum multiple times, as have many other famous magicians from around
Marshall and his Museum have been featured on
numerous news programs. You can find footage on You-Tube and can see
many of the items pictured for sale in these videos.
The link below shows photos for the first batch of items being offered for sale. Some are priced, others are not.
items will be posted as the inventory continues. Please feel free to
share this information with magicians or Bozo fans you think might be
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT auditioning in San Antonio!!!
America’s Got Talent will hold open auditions in San Antonio on January 29th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at 200 E. Market St, San Antonio. America’s Got Talent is looking for exciting and entertaining acts of all ages and group sizes for Season 10! If you would like to audition, register today at www.agtauditions.com