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GCMC monthly Meeting 9th July 2016

Posted by Lawsoni on July 18, 2016 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Change... The theme of our July meeting.

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We are endeavouring to take the club on a journey with the help of the people who make our club….YOU!

CHANGE! The theme at our July meeting. We are changing the way we do things, so it’s a fresh new approach.

The success of the clubs future is dependable on like-minded people that can keep the magic alive & burning in our club.

Are you one of those like-minded people?

** Our website, Facebook & Instagram pages

are now updated & in full swing so please check them out regularly to keep posted on all things Magical.

Our meeting started off with an awesome slide show presentation that you can view here……….

 

 

** Our meeting this month was one full of great performances, lots of fun & laughter & loads of participation. Our three educating presenters gave us so much to think about & to take home & learn. It was a pleasure watching them & all who presented.

It was the most performances we have had in a long while.

Performances this month were out of sight...Liquid was the theme.

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Dan said there was a leak in the ceiling so he placed a silver tin on the stage to catch the water. Every so often he had to empty it as it filled up. But amazingly none of us could see the leak…

Where was that water coming from???

Michael Pinter showed us an old trick that was performed in the vaudeville days…. He showed an empty box & told us he was going to pour liquid into this box and it would remain clean & dry. He told us the magician in the old days would place a cup in the box (which he did). But he said he wasn’t going to do that & he took the cup out, poured the liquid in & then said he would use a super soaker cup to dry it up. He then put his cup into the box & moved it around & sure enough it soaked up all of the liquid he had poured in & showed us a full cup of liquid & a perfectly clean & dry box.

 

Narayan performed a teleporting card trick. Darin helped him by signing a card with a smiley face, Narayan then folded it up & had Darin clench it in his teeth. Narayan then signed a card himself & clenched it in his teeth. He told Darin this is where it gets romantic (if he was a girl) with us staring at each other. After a few moments, he took his card out of his teeth & it was the card Darin had put a smiley face on & magically, the card Darin had was the one Narayan had signed.

It blew us away, so cool!

 

Dan asked if he could empty his silver container again, but obviously it had no water as none of us saw it dripping… but low & behold it was full again!

Darin taught us how to tie a knot without letting go of the rope. Arthur was his volunteer & had to follow Darin’s exact moves, he did exactly as Darin did & amazingly got it first time. (Darin had paid him to get it wrong but he got it right). Then Darin’s sister Julie helped & proceeded to follow Darin & after two attempts still failed. So Darin helped & blew on the rope & passed the magic knot to Julie’s rope. I think he imported his rope from Eur rope!

 

Jamie amazed us with his balls, sponge balls.... It went from here to there, one turned into three then none. He kept making it disappear through the table. Someone's maths was wrong as we always counted three but two was the lucky number. Such awesome sleight of hand!

 

Silloo had a magic blackboard, she wrote the word rope on one side then turned it around & wrote magic on the other side. She then proceeded to click her fingers & the side with the word rope turned into a magic rope imprinted into the board which she pulled out & showed everyone. Simply ropable! Silloo also performed a four joker card trick.

 

Darin had a full glass of water & asked if we would like to see him turn it up side down without spilling a drop…… He then proceeded to pick the glass up, move it to the side & put it down, up, side, down. He had done it precisely as he said! To add to the finale he actually did turn it upside down & spin it around without spilling a drop.

 

Holy moly.... Dan emptied his water container yet again, blowed if I could see a leak.....

Drew showed us his cool card case that protects his cards & he had Narayan examine the card case. Drew then took out a card & gave it to Silloo to show everyone. He said he wasn't just going to make Silloo's card disappear but the whole deck. By stroking the whole deck with the one card, when he placed the single card back into the box the whole pack had disappeared except the one card Silloo had picked.

Drew has many pocket magic tricks for sale that he will bring along to the next meeting.

 

The first of our educating performers, Drew took to the stage to show us “Water Suspension”. He had a bucket of water & a glass. Drew filled his glass three quarters full then placed his hand over the glass to produce a seal & then turned the glass upside down, a little water leaked out & when he removed his hand the water stayed put. It’s upside down , how is the water not falling out????? Wow, Magic water suspension! Drew gave us a few variations & also the do’s & don’ts regarding water suspension.

Thanks Drew, awesome magic.

 

Our second Educating performer Dan, showed us a magic red potion; he poured it into a glass & asked us if was half full or half empty. He then turned it upside down & the magic potion stayed in the glass. He then produced a red silk out of the red liquid that he then made disappear into his hand (no thumb tip in sight) & produced a red strawberry, which he ate! It really was a magic potion.

 

Our third educating performer, John, our lifelong member performed Midnight Nip or as it is also called In the News. John said he is a closet drinker & said his wife doesn’t like him drinking.

He had a drink in his hand & he heard his wife coming up the stairs, he had nowhere to hide it except in his newspaper so he folded it up & poured the wine into the paper hoping it wouldn’t leak.

Amazingly it didn’t.

 

He unfolded the paper & opened the pages & after his wife left he poured the wine back into his glass.

 

Arthur showed us an extension to Drew’s Water Suspension trick. He had Michael as his helper & they had two empty beer bottles that he had Michael fill with water. He said he had trouble emptying the beer out & not sure where it disappeared to but something tasted cold! Arthur asked Michael to follow exactly what he did. He asked the audience what would happen if he turned the bottle on the side or upside down & obviously we all said it would fall out. He put his hand over the lip & said he would produce a seal. When he removed his hand the water stayed in the bottle even though it was upside down. He had Michael repeated the exact same steps, over the bucket, just in case…. And of course Michael’s water poured out. Arthur still holding his bottle upside down proceeded to push pencils up into the bottle. Michael still did not have the magic that Arthur had as he couldn’t get he water to seal.

Arthur you’re a legend!

 

After all of our fantastic performances from our members, the educating performers revealed how they achieved the magic they had presented & gave us tips & advice on how to get the best out of these awesome tricks they had performed for us.

 

Michael Pinter was the lucky raffle winner. Thank you to all those who supported our club & bought tickets, maybe you will be lucky next time.

 

Attendance for our July Meeting

Dan Brand, Drew Glebow, Julie Collins, Darin Cousin, John Lawson, Arthur Coghlan, Silloo & Cyrus Taraporewalla

Micheal Pinter, Jamie Schirmer, Matt Lees, Jo & Beau, Narayan Johnson.

Apologies: Mish & Rachel Riggall, John & Joanne Prada

 

Catch Joel performing at our NOVEMBER Meeting....

You're crazy if you miss this one.

 

GCMC monthly meeting for 13th of June2016

Posted by Rachel Riggall on June 28, 2016 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (6)

Meeting: at Nerang RSL on Monday the 13th of June 2016

Annual General Meeting (AGM) nominating and voting in new committee members

Committee Members in Attendance:

Chadd Small, Mish Riggall, Arthur Coghlan, John and Joanne Pada, John Lawson, Silloo Mahernosh and Anna Macdonald.

Members in Attendance:

Chris Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Dan Brand, Julie Collins, Darin Cousin, David Evans, Andrew Glebow, Ben Macdonald, Rachel Riggall, and Cyrus Taraporewalla.

Parents/Carers/Guests:

AJ (friend of Dan Brand) and Narayana Johnson (found the GCMC at the Mad on Magic shop in Coolangatta).

Apologies:

Michael Pinter and Danny Beveridge.

June Birthdays:

Happy Birthday to Dan Brand, Paul Chamberlain, Darin Cousin, Matt Hollywood, Alan Long, Dave Lord, Nicholas Pearce and John Roth.

Meeting commenced: 7.00pm

Club News:

There is a new award which will be given to a member who has helped another member throughout the year. It will be awarded at the end of the year. The award is to honour a founding member who has helped many members since the club first began and to continue his legacy. The award is titled The Lawsoni Award in honour of John Lawson. Thank you for all of the work and your commitment to the Gold Coast Magic Circle!!!

Daz Buckley who was going to provide a lecture for the GCMC next month in July, is unfortunately having to postpone his lecture until later this year. Ideas were put forward for a theme for next month

• Novelty

• Roving

• Close up

• Liquid

Joel Howlett has a regular TV series on Newcastle channel 9 every week. The TV show is posted onto the website

For any news about all magical things – keep checking the website www.gcmc.webs.com

Member News:

Visitor Narayana has been practising magic on and off for 6 years and he wants to meet more magicians.

Rachel Riggall showed everyone how to walk on a runway and the she spoke about her fantastic time in Sydney and Sydney fashion week. Rachel was in 7 shows, she modelled for Aje, Han, Raffles, Georgia Alice, Rebecca Valance, Daniel Avakian and P Jame. (Fashion designer labels, check out shops in Pacific Fair). Rachel loved the experience and is now working towards modelling in Paris Fashion week in September. In 2 weeks Rachel Riggall will be flying back to Sydney to live there to continue with her modelling career.

Theme for July:

In July the theme is Liquid magic. So anything that involves liquid.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Nominating and electing new committee members. All positions were available. The committee needs to consist of 7 people, has to be an odd number for voting reasons.

President Dan Brand nominated

Moved Drew Glebow Seconded John Lawson Carried.

President Chadd Small nominated

Moved Mish Riggall Seconded Arthur Coghlan Carried.

Vice President Drew Glebow nominated

Moved Dan Brand Seconded AJ Carried

Secretary Mish Riggall nominated

Moved Anna Macdonald Seconded Chadd Small Carried

Treasurer Mish Riggall nominated

Moved John Lawson Seconded Arthur Coghlan Carried

Committee members

John Lawson nominated

Moved Mish Riggall Seconded Anna Macdonald Carried

Julie Collins nominated

Moved Anna Macdonald Seconded Mish Riggall Carried

AJ nominated

Moved Dan Brand Seconded Drew Glebow Carried

Darin Cousin nominated

Moved Julie Collins Seconded Mish Riggall Carried

Votes were taken and counted. The new committee is as follows…..

President Dan Brand

Vice President Drew Glebow

Secretary Mish Riggall

Votes were taken for assistant secretary.

Assistant Secretary Julie Collins Moved Mish Riggall Seconded Anna Macdonald Carried

Treasurer Mish Riggall

Committee Members

John Lawson, AJ and Darin Cousin.

Meeting performance:

• Arthur Coghlan – was our first performer with an amazing trick. Joanne Pada was the volunteer and she was in for a treat. Arthur uses a cutting device. Where he explains that once upon a time if people were convicted of a crime they had their hand cut off. And Arthur’s cutting machine was very clever as it could tell whether the person was innocent or had committed the crime. If innocent then the cutter wouldn’t cut the hand. He demonstrated his cutting machine by first using a carrot explaining that the carrot is innocent so shouldn’t be cut. But oh no the carrot was cut. Arthur placed Joanne’s hand inside the cutting machine and making sure that she couldn’t remove her hand, Joanne covered her eyes and then chop …. Luckily for Joanne the machine knew that she was innocent.

• Jeff Bennett – performs a trick using rubber bands with Rachel Riggall as his volunteer. Rachel checks the rubber bands ensuring that they are all good and are proper rubber bands. Jeff passes rubber bands through each other and then places them on Rachel’s hands completing the same trick where the rubber bands seem to pass through each other.

• Drew Glebow – performs a card trick with the visitor Narayana Johnson as his volunteer. Drew asks Narayana to choose a card and sign the card. Drew then places the card back with the rest of the cards and places the entire deck of cards back inside their card packet box. He then uses a lighter, placing the flame just under the box explaining that this type of heat which is called radiant heat will be able to find Narayana’s card. Drew opens the box of cards and the only card that has been heat scorched is the card that Narayana had signed.

• John Pada – performed a trick using rubber bands. He breaks the rubber band and then he restores it. He performs this trick again but slowly so that the audience can hear the break and the rubber band re-joining. Now using 2 rubber bands, John places a ring on a rubber band. John stretches out the rubber bands and the audience can see 4 lines or both sides of the rubber bands outstretched. He is able to move the ring up and down the rubber bands. Very clever.

• Narayana Johnson – performs a card trick. Where he displays cards face up and then he waves his hand and the cards end up being face down. He also shows that when he is holding 4 cards that he can manipulate the cards so that 2 are face up and the other 2 are face down. Well done to our visitor for performing on his first night and what a great trick!!!

End of the magic performances.

After the magic performances, members came together to show magic tricks, ask questions and socialise with each other. Another amazing and magical night enjoyed by all that attended.

Final words:

This is what the magic club is all about.....presentation, learning new magic tricks and having fun. I encourage all members to come along each month as lots of magic tricks are being presented and members will be walking away having learnt at least one new trick.

There are raffle prizes drawn each month

Keep looking on the website - www.gcmc.webs.com for more information

Next month: the second Monday, the 11th of July

The theme for next month is liquid.

Meeting ended: 9.00pm

 

GCMC monthly meeting for 14th of March 2016

Posted by Rachel Riggall on March 23, 2016 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Meeting: at Nerang RSL on Monday 14th of March 2016

Committee Members in Attendance:

Chadd Small, Mish Riggall, Arthur Coghlan, John and Joanne Pada, John Lawson, Silloo Mahernosh, Anna Macdonald and Nathan Fearon.

Members in Attendance:

Austin Albert, Chris Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Danny Beveridge, Alan Blair, Dan Brand, Daz Buckley, Darin Cousin, Andrew Glebow, Matt Lees, Aleksanteri Leinonen, Alan Long, Dave Lord, Ben Macdonald, Michael Pinter, Rachel Riggall, Jamie Schirmer and Cyrus Taraporewalla.

Parents/Carers/Guests:

Greg Kachel (guest of Danny Beveridge), Alex Dane (guest of Matt Lees), Jennifer Pinter (partner of Michael Pinter) and Tristan Scott Berry (Jay Scott Berry’s son).

New Memberships:

Greg Kachel and Alex Dane.

Apologies:

Sam Ellis, Mimi Ellis, Rosalind Lawson, Sifu, Tristan, David Robertson and David Evans.

March Birthdays:

Happy Birthday to Julie Ellis, John Lawson, Anna MacDonald, Nikki Pearce and Michael Pinter.

Meeting commenced: 7.00pm

Member News:

  • Noel is closing Mad on Magic his magic shop business in Coolangatta. There is a 50% off everything sale on right now. Mad on Magic will close their doors in November. So get there and grab some magical bargains before they all disappear before your very eyes.

  • The acclaimed international entertainer Trevor Duffy is lecturing on the 10th of May in Brisbane. For further details please contact Dave Lord. Also if you are a member of Ozmagic there will be a mail out with further information. Closer to the date I will send a mail out to all GCMC members.

  • Danny Beveridge has a video of the cruise that he was working on. He performed the disappearing coin trick, the ring and string trick and tricks with sponge balls. The audience loved him, reacting in a big way. Brad Manual was another magician performing on the cruise. He was also fantastic to watch.

  • On the 13th of March Rachel Riggall flew to Sydney for a day of photo shoots and video reels which will be used to advertise Fashion week in Sydney, happening on the 15th to the 21st of May. Rachel has signed a 2 year modelling contract with IMG models. They are the world’s top number one Modelling Agency. IMG will be representing Rachel worldwide. Rachel will be spending 7 weeks in Sydney, leaving at the end of March, and then she will be modelling in fashion week, which is televised around the world. Many models audition for fashion week and only a few are chosen. This is a massive opportunity for Rachel. Congratulations Rachel well done!!!

  • Rachel Riggall and Chadd Small will be at Sanctuary Cove on Easter Sunday. Rachel will be Easter Bunny. So hop along to Sanctuary Cove for some Easter fun, 10.00am to 2.00pm at Sanctuary Cove.

  • On Australia’s Got Talent there is a magician who is in the finals. Very much worth watching and supporting.

Club News:

  • Each monthly meeting Arthur has made a very generous offer to teach a trick each month. So this is an excellent reason to come along each month to learn new tricks.
  • Joel Howlett has a regular TV series on Newcastle channel 9 every week. The TV show is posted onto the website
  • For any news about all magical things – keep checking the website www.gcmc.webs.com

Theme for April:

Comedy/eggs.

As it will be just after Easter.

Meeting performance:

John Lawson introduced our lecturer ‘Jay Scott Berry’

This is the third time that Jay has provided our magical club with a lecture. His performance was nothing short of being fun and interesting and of course magical. Jay captivated the audience, with his humour, finesse and the smooth transitioning of presenting his tricks. The expressions and quizzical oohs and arhs flowed throughout the audience as they watched in awe of this international performer. We were very lucky to have him lecture and then provide the secrets to his tricks. I would like to praise his son, Tristan who I might add is only 5years old, sat so very quietly throughout Jay’s presentation. Tristan was very well behaved.

End of the lecture.

After the magic performances, members came together to show magic tricks, ask questions and socialise with each other. Another amazing and magical night enjoyed by all that attended.

Final words:

This is what the magic club is all about.....presentation, learning new magic tricks and having fun. I encourage all members to come along each month as lots of magic tricks are being presented and members will be walking away having learnt at least one new trick.


If anyone has come up with a logo design for the club, if you could please present this to the committee next month or you can email Mish on [email protected] thank you.


Please dress up in something magical for each meeting


Prizes for the best dressed and there are raffle prizes drawn each month


Keep looking on the website - www.gcmc.webs.com for more information


Next month:

the second Monday, the 11th of April. We are having a theme. The theme is comedy/eggs as our meeting will be just after Easter. So come along with a trick that involves comedy, comedy and eggs or just eggs.

Meeting ended: 9.30pm

 

Jay Scott Berry Lecture 14/03/16

Posted by Lawsoni on March 8, 2016 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

                         Monday the 14th of March at Nerang RSL

                           The Gold Coast Magic Circle

                                Is proud to announce

 

              Jay Scott Berry

                                                     Lecture

              Doors open at 5.15pm enjoy a meal before the main attraction.

 

   Be seated by 6-45pm . This particular event must start no later than 7pm.

Jay Scott Berry has headlined Magic Festivals and Conventions from Las Vegas to London, from Melbourne to Monte Carlo. Highlights included standing ovations at the exclusive 4F Close-up Convention, The Oceanside Magic Invitational, The MAWNY Convention, Merlin’s Theatre, The Weekend of Wonder Festivals in Asheville and Hot Springs plus The 105th Salute to Magic in New York City. In Australia, he headlined The Melbourne Magic Festival before flying to Finland for The Kouvola Magic Festival. This year’s tour received Five Star Reviews from The Magic Circle in London, The Magic Art Center in Amsterdam, The Magic Bar in Stockholm and Smoke and Mirrors in Bristol. The next stop was Hollywood for a command performance at The Magic Castle. His three shows at The Theatre of Dreams in Colorado received three standing ovations! Finally, as icing on the cake, this one man, tour de force wound up his tour producing The Old Sacramento Magic Festival and appearing on five different TV shows in a single week. Pure magic!"You've got to see this guy. He's a great magician!" - Donald Trump

                                           Hellooooo Magical members.

Looking forward to a magical event. Monday night, the 14th of March at the Nerang R.S.L.

We really do hope to see everyone there!!! Jay Scott Berry is well worth seeing. This is an event NOT to be missed!!!

                                   Free Entry for Financial Members

 

Conditions for Lectures and Special Ocassions.


Parents/Guardians -----------------$10.00

 

Guests/visitors (18 years and over)       $25.00

  Junior Visitors................................    $15.00

 

 

   Why not become a member and enjoy the benefits 

             only extended to financial  members.

 

 

 

GCMC monthly meeting for 8th of February 2016

Posted by Rachel Riggall on February 24, 2016 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

GOLD COAST MAGIC CIRCLE INC.

Meeting: at Nerang RSL on Monday 8th of February 2016

Committee Members in Attendance:

Chadd Small, Mish Riggall, John and Joanne Pada, John Lawson, Silloo Mahernosh and Anna Macdonald.

Members in Attendance:

Chris Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Danny Beveridge, Alan Blair, Dan Brand, Darin Cousin, Tristan , Andrew Glebow, Matt Lees, Aleksanteri Leinonen, Alan Long, Dave Lord, Bert Lyster, Ben Macdonald, Michael Pinter, and Rachel Riggall.

Parents/Carers/Guests:

Sifu and Kornelia Kecskes.

Membership Renewal:

Austin Albert and Cole Kecskes.

Apologies:

Sam Ellis, Mimi Ellis, Rosalind Lawson, Arthur Coghlan, Daz Buckley, David O’Connor, and David Evans.

February Birthdays:

Happy Birthday to Chadd Small, Ben Macdonald, Chris Bennett, Dawie Ebersohn and Brodin Moate.

Meeting commenced: 6:59pm

Ice Breaker:

The members were given the task of telling two truths and one lie. One of the statements had to be magic related. Just a fun and informal way of the members getting to know each other and learning more about each other. There were some interesting facts and some funny lies told.

Member News:

Over the holidays Rachel Riggall participated in a modelling course and has had two photo shoots. From one of the photo shoots, 4 gorgeous modelling photos have been chosen and are on the Tamblyn’s Model Agency website for the next 12 months. As Rachel completed year 12 last year, Rachel has started her full time dance and musical theatre course at Dynamite Studios Australia in Upper Coomera. Well Done to Rachel, she is going places!!!


Bert Lyster shared with the club his recent travels to La Vegas. He was welcomed with a lunch at a restaurant with Lance Burton, Norm Nielson and Lupe, Bill Smith the illusion maker, Micheal Gordou, Pam Thompson, Johnny was away performing, Fieding West, and a few others. Bert saw the performances of Penn and Teller, Chris Angel, Mac King, Mat Franco, Mike Hammer, and David Copperfield. He spoke of the funniest show being Mike Hammer and the best was David Copperfield. Bert met all of the performers after the show. There was also a tribute to Frank Sinatra by some of the Vegas performers including Rich Little. It was Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday if he was still alive. He then had the privilege of performing with Lance Burton and about 4 other performers at 4 disadvantaged schools around Las Vegas. After that Lance drove him back to his house (more like a castle) and Bert had a private screening of his film he produced with others “Billy Topit”. Bert exclaimed that this was marvellous. Bert was also entertained with closeup and a small performance at a Christmas party of a Hotel that his daughter’s partner Chris is the manager of. Bert then spent a few hours at the home of Norn Nielson and Lupe as well as an afternoon with Bill Smith the illusion maker. Bert went on to say that Johnny and Pam Thompson invited him to have dinner at their place one of the nights. Bert finished with by saying “It was great, one of the greatest holiday’s I have had!” After which Bert showed us some fantastic photos. Thank you Bert how lucky are you to have spent time with these magical people.

 

Alan Blair made some card board boxes, which are the perfect size for cards and you can write on these boxes. He is selling them. They are good quality and great for a number of different tricks. He sold a few on the night. I believe he has more. If anyone wants these little white boxes. Please email Mish on [email protected] or speak with Alan at our next club meeting on March the 14th.

Club News:

Next month at our magical meeting on the 14th of March, Jay Scott Berry will be our lecture. Members get to see this fantastic lecture for free. Parents are $10.00. Guests and visitors are $25.00. Jay has lectured at our club for the past 2 years. His lecture is Not one to be missed. He offers an inspiring, informative and interesting lecture with new tricks each time. Make sure you come along to see Jay Scott Berry.


Dave Lord has kindly offered to help promote Jay Scott Berry on the ‘Ozmagic’ email out. Thank you Dave this is greatly appreciated. Hopefully there will be a huge crowd to come and see Jay as he is well worth watching.


Dave mentioned that there will be up and coming lectures in Brisbane. Firstly Trevor Duffy will be providing a lecture, Tuesday, May the 10th. Phil Cass is coming in March. As soon as Dave has the information, he will send this out through ‘ozmagic’ and on to the committee and then a mail out will be sent to all members.


Each monthly meeting Arthur has made a very generous offer to teach a trick each month. So this is an excellent reason to come along each month to learn new tricks.


Joel Howlett has a regular TV series on Newcastle channel 9 every week. The TV show is posted onto the website


For any news about all magical things – keep checking the website www.gcmc.webs.com

Magic Awards:

Best dressed costume – won by Michael Pinter and Austin Albert.

Theme for April:

Comedy/eggs.

As it will be just after Easter.

Meeting performance:

John Pada – was our first performer of the night and what a performance. He performed a rope trick to music, as John was inspired by Daz Buckley. (Daz Bukley gave us a rope workshop, at the beginning he performed a rope trick to music).

Dave Lord – performed a card trick using business cards. Where one is different The cards say “this card” and the odd card says “that card” volunteer chooses a card and Dave says you could have picked this card or this card but you picked that card and reveals the card saying “that card”. He repeats the trick and on the third performance the cards are opposite and they all say “that card”.

Dan Brand – performed a card trick, using mental magic. He asked his volunteer (Drew) to think of a pet and then the name of a pet. Drew says a bird named Cheeky. Dan was incorrect at guessing the pet and the name. Then Dan asks for another volunteer (Bert) and asks him to think of his favourite food and then Dan guessed this and he was incorrect again, as Bert’s favourite food is pavlova. Dan then asks the audience to think of a card, while another volunteer (Tristan) shuffled the cards. Dan then asked Tristan to stop and Tristan chooses a card. Then Dan asks Kornelia to choose a card and Dan guesses what the card is and he is correct. Dan asks Cyrus to choose a card and again Dan guesses correctly. Silloo is the next volunteer and she is given 3 pieces of paper and on the papers are a bird named cheeky and a pavlova. And then Dan guesses Tristan’s card correctly. Dan brings all answers together at the end.

Michael Pinter – performed a card trick. Cole was the volunteer. Michael asks Cole to place the cards into 4 piles. Michael asks Cole to pick up a pile and place 3 cards on to each pile. And repeat for the next 3 pile of cards. Michael asks Cole to turn over the top card of all 4 piles, revealing that they are all aces. Michael then places all of the cards face down. He asks Cole to choose 2 cards, Michael then chooses a card and it’s not the aces, but Cole’s cards are.

Silloo Mahernosh – performed a card trick, using a deck of cards, Silloo places the ace of spades face up in the pack and all of the other cards are facing the other way around. Then Silloo was able to produce all of the aces facing up, mixed through the deck of cards.

Danny Beveridge – performed a trick using Joanne’s ring, Joanne was the volunteer. Danny ask Joanne how long has she been married, 10 years was her reply. Meanwhile Danny places the ring on the rope and ties a knot, symbolising John and Joanne tying the knot 10 years ago. Danny places the rope and the ring in Joanne’s hand and the ring comes off into her hands.

Alex Leinonen – performed a card trick with music. He asks for volunteers (Tristan, Cyrus and Chadd). Alex gives a pike of cards to each volunteer. He asks each volunteer to shuffle their cards and then they hand them back to Alex. Alex chooses cards and then changes them into Aces. He uses a board to place the cards on.

Alan Blair – performed a trick with ‘post it notes’ and pens. Having Kornelia as his volunteer, asking her to hand out the ‘post it notes’ and pens to different people in the audience. Alan asked each person to write down a secret. Then Kornelia using a large glass collects all of the ‘post it notes’ and pens. Alan asks Silloo to choose a ‘post it note’ and to give it to Kornelia of whom Alan asks Kornelia to draw what’s on the ‘post it note.’ Alan doesn’t see what is on the ‘post it note’, but he also draws a picture as well. Kornelia then reads out the ‘post it note’ and shows her drawing “ I once totally ignored a traffic light” Kornelia had drawn a traffic light and a road. Alan shows hiss drawing to the audience, he had drawn a traffic light.


End of the magic performances.

After the magic performances, members came together to show magic tricks, ask questions and socialise with each other. Another amazing and magical night enjoyed by all that attended.

Final words:

This is what the magic club is all about.....presentation, learning new magic tricks and having fun. I encourage all members to come along each month as lots of magic tricks are being presented and members will be walking having learnt at least one new trick.


If anyone has come up with a logo design for the club, if you could please present this to the committee next month or you can email Mish on [email protected] thank you.


Please dress up in something magical for each meeting


Prizes for the best dressed and there are raffle prizes drawn each month


Keep looking on the website - www.gcmc.webs.com for more information


Next month: the second Monday, the 14th of March. Jay Scott Berry is providing a lecture. In the past these lectures have been well worth watching and I am sure this one will be as well. So make sure you are at the next meeting to see Jay Scott Berry. It will be another fantastic evening.

Meeting ended: 8:48pm

 

GCMC monthly meeting for 9th of November 2015

Posted by Rachel Riggall on November 19, 2015 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

GOLD COAST MAGIC CIRCLE INC.

Meeting: at Nerang RSL on Monday 9th of November 2015

Committee Members in Attendance:

Chadd Small, Mish Riggall, John and Joanne Pada, Arthur Coghlan and Anna Macdonald.

Members in Attendance:

Chris and Jeff Bennett, Danny Beveridge, Alan Blair, Dan Brand, Darin Cousin, Tristan, David Evans, Dave Lord, Bert Lyster, Ben Snelling, Michael Pinter, Rachel Riggall, Jamie Schirmer and Timm Stay.

Parents/Carers/Guests:

Sifu,  Andrew Glebow, Aleksanteri Leinonen and AJ.

Membership Renewal:

Darin Cousin aka Smartie Pants the Clown.

New Memberships:

Aleksanteri Leinonen and Andrew Glebow.

Visitor Information:

Andrew aka Drew, 42 years old, has loved magic since the age of 7 and he was inspired by Matt Hollywood. Drew uses animals in his performances. He gave up full time employment to pursue magic as a career, his full time profession is now being a professional magician, and he performs theatrical magic work.

AJ is an entertainer, he has worked in New Zealand and Australia as a singing telegram. He was diamond mining for 6 years. He currently does Elvis and Tom Jones impersonations. He wants to get to Vegas to work there. He was on the X-Factor.

Apologies:

Silloo and Cyrus (travelling overseas), Alan Long (in LasVegas – going to a lot of magic shows), Austin Albert (in hospital), John and Rosalind Lawson (looking for a new home), Nathan Fearon (working) Daz Buckley, Christan Stay and the Ellis Family.

November Birthdays:

Happy Birthday to Jeff Bennett and Bert Lyster.

Meeting commenced: 6:51pm

Ice Breaker:

The members and guests were presented with a toilet roll and asked to take as many sheets of toilet paper that they felt that they wanted. Little did they know what each sheet of toilet paper meant. Each person had a turn at standing up and telling everyone something about themselves. With each sheet of paper, something new was told. So the more sheets of paper that you had, the more you had to tell. It was a lot of fun and quite interesting listening to everyone. A great way for everyone to learn something new and get to know each other better.

News:

Rachel Riggall entered into a Modelling competition with Tamblyn’s. She won the semi-final and this gave her a spot in the Grand Finale for the Young Model Discovery with Tamblyn’s Model Management Agency. The Grand Finale was on Sunday the 8th of November in Brisbane. There were 35 juniors, 35 intermediates and 34 seniors. Rachel was in the senior category. Rachel won a spot in the top 10, from the 10 that were chosen, the most photogenic and the best cat walk categories were won by two other girls. Rachel was very happy to be in the top 10. Then the judges announced the girl who won the overall top prize which was the international winner, the international winner is Rachel Riggall. She wins a 3 year modelling contract, photo shoots, a portfolio and she receives an all-expenses paid for trip overseas. Rachel is the international winner, this is the top prize, and you cannot get any higher than this. Both Rachel and her Mother Mish are very excited and happy. Well Done Rachel that is fantastic news!!!

Rachel is performing in a Christmas parade on Saturday the 15/11/15 at Tweed City and on the following Saturday the 22/11/15 in Runaway Bay. She is also assisting Santa from December the 14th to December the 18th at Sanctuary Cove. Rachel will also be in the White Christmas Parade at Movie World, 2 weeks before Christmas and the week following Christmas. So if you are out and about why not support her and enjoy some Christmas cheer.

Last month Daz Buckley presented a rope routine, and then did a rope workshop. To all of the members that attended in October, Mish will be sending out a set of instructions for the rope routine, so watch out for the email.

In October Arthur performed a trick using a rope and a brass ring, which was tied onto the rope and then he was able to remove the ring which was hidden under a scarf and the rope was being held by someone else. In December Arthur will reveal the secrets to this trick, but until then he has suggested spending the coming weeks working out how this trick is performed and then next month (December), members can perform or explain how they think the trick is done and then Arthur will explain and teach how to perform this trick. This was a trick worth seeing and learning, so another reason to come along in December to learn how the secret and presentation of this trick – thank you Arthur!!!

Each monthly meeting Arthur has made a very generous offer to teach a trick each month. So this is an excellent reason to come along each month to learn new tricks.

Joel Howlett has a regular TV series on Newcastle channel 9 every week. The TV show is posted onto the website

For any news about all magical things – keep checking the website www.gcmc.webs.com

Magic Awards:

Raffle ticket prize – won by Arthur Coghlan

Best dressed costume – won by Jeff Bennett

Meeting performance:

The children’s workshop presented by Chadd Small was very successful and a lot of fun. Members were put into groups to work on presenting a trick. The groups worked on the patter, presentation, teamwork, concepts and being creative, to present their version of a child’s magic trick. The workshop was about taking the important aspects of presenting magic to children like storytelling, age specific magic, and the ability to engage the audience with comedy, fun and simplicity.

Groups that performed on the night:

With an interesting patter, using the effects of 2 hollow tubes, with a soft drink standing upright in each were presented. A volunteer was asked to hold one of the tubes and the presenter held the other tube. The volunteer followed the instructions of turning the tube the same number of times as the presenter, only to reveal that the bottle of soft drink was upside down and the presenters drink bottle remained the correct way up. This was presented a few times, with the same result.

The next performance using a magic box and a lovely story of a birthday gift, 2 people presented the hidden secrets of this magical box. The box was shown as being empty and then time and time again it was revealed that this magical box contained a number of things, from silks to fruit and vegetables.

With the use of a rectangled shaped cylinder, a red sponge ball was placed inside, though the performer was hoping for a large dice to appear, instead a rubiks cube was presented. Thankfully the trick ended with a large dice being revealed.

Then we were tempted with pizza, appearing and disappearing inside a box. Only to discover that there was pizza to be found magically appearing inside a tree.

The last performance wanted to get some laundry done. The presenter wanted to wash his socks. With a great story, two presenters entertained the audience with socks that went into a washing machine, and then more came out, more socks were added only to end up with the colours being mixed. (now I know where all of the missing socks go).

This was a great workshop for members to work with each other, help each other and get to know each other.

End of the magic performances.

After the magic performances, members came together to show magic tricks, ask questions and socialise with each other. Another amazing and magical night enjoyed by all that attended.

Final words:

This is what the magic club is all about.....presentation, learning new magic tricks and having fun. I encourage all members to come along each month as lots of magic tricks are being presented and members will be walking having learnt at least one new trick.

If anyone has come up with a logo design for the club, if you could please present this to the committee next month or you can email Mish on [email protected] thank you.

Please dress up in something magical for each meeting, in December, come in something that is Christmas, a character, Christmas colours, have fun with the fancy dress.

Prizes for the best dressed and there are raffle prizes drawn each month

Keep looking on the website - www.gcmc.webs.com for more information

Next month: the second Monday, the 14th of December. Theme is Christmas, any trick that is Christmas related.

Christmas is soon going to be here. So next month the theme is Christmas. Present a trick that includes Christmas. It could be as simple as a card trick and all of the cards have a Christmas pattern.

Meeting ended: 8:30pm

 

 

GCMC monthly meeting for 12th October 2015

Posted by Rachel Riggall on November 19, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

GOLD COAST MAGIC CIRCLE INC.

Meeting: at Nerang RSL on Monday 12th of October 2015

Committee Members in Attendance:

Mish Riggall, Arthur Coghlan, John and Joanne Pada, Chadd Small, Anna MacDonald and Nathan Fearon.

Members in Attendance:

Chris Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Danny Beveridge, Alan Blair, Dan Brand, David Evans, Matt Lees, Dave Lord, Bert Lyster, Ben Snelling, Louis Peyrieux, Michael Pinter, Rachel Riggall, Tristan  and Jamie Schirmer.

Parents/Carers/Guests:

Sifu  Austin Albert, Daz Buckley, Julie Ellis, Aleksanteri Leinonen, John and June Riggall.

Membership Renewal:

Tristan

Apologies:

Silloo and Cyrus, Sam and Mimi Ellis, John and Ros Lawson, Timm and Christan Stay, Kevin Robertson,, Alan Long and Jamie Schirmer.

New Visitor Information:

Aleksanteri Leinonen is from Finland. He found out about our magical club through the internet. He likes card magic and he has been learning magic for about 6 to 7 months, by completing google searches. Aleks hopes to learn more magic.

Meeting commenced: 7.15pm

October Birthdays:

Happy Birthday to Mish Riggall.

News:

The Variety Concert on Saturday the 10th October was very entertaining. There were lots of laughs, and plenty of claps and cheers. The music, jokes and magic was well worth watching. Arthur thanks Chadd for his assistance. Chadd responded with "That it was an absolute pleasure to work with Helen and Arthur."

It was noted that the torn and restored trick that it all comes down to the Presentation. This is a reminder and a positive message that you don't need big illusions, you just need to have good presentation.

Rachel Riggall won a modelling competition. She was the major winner in the Country girl Australia modelling competition for her region. Her prizes included being crowned, a huge bunch of flowers, clothes, jewellery and make up. Rachel has made it through to the Nationals which are being held at Jupiters Casino, next year in July. Rachel entered into two categories, talent and modelling. Rachel performed a hoop, poi and dance routine and she also modelled on the catwalk in a group, a duo and solo. This was a whole day event, with photo shoots and rehearsals, accumulating with a red carpet event in the evening, where the winners were announced.

The website is being updated, as the old website was out of date. So keep checking the website as updates and changes are taking place. The home page has changed and there are extra tabs with relevant information. One of the new tabs that has been set up, is for magicians, entertainers and performers to advertise on our website. Check out the tab called "Book a Magician". You don't have to be a magician, you could be a circus performer. This is not just for magicians.

If there are any questions regarding advertising please send through an email with relevant information regarding who you are and what you do to Chadd or Mish. Check the website for our current email addresses.

We also have updated the magic circle Facebook. The website and Facebook are linked. Facebook provides a massive avenue within social media to attract many interested people. If we all shared the Gold Coast Magic Circle on Facebook and our friends did the same, imagine the large number of followers we would have as a club. Credit goes to Chadd, as he has spent many hours, days, a lot of his time on updating and adding content to the magic circle Facebook. We need members to like and share the magic circle Facebook. The main way to find the club is through Facebook, so let’s all like, tag, comment and share. It is the fastest way to spread the news and lets people learn about the club.

For any news about all magical things – keep checking the website www.gcmc.webs.com

It has been suggested to change the logo, due to the upgrades of our website.

Competiton:

Do you want free membership for one year, then this is a competition for you. Design a new logo for our magical club. The logo needs to be square or round and be able to be printed on to a shirt. Committee members will choose the best three and these 3 logos will be put back to the members to vote on which logo that they would like to be used for our club. So get your creative caps on, dabble in photoshot. Please submit it by the next monthly meeting. Colour and black and white. The winning logo will be used on the website and we will transition to the new logo over time. To win a year’s membership for our magical club, design the winning logo.

The logo needs to use bold text, be simple, no clip art images, and it must represent a broad image of magic. Come up with concepts and ideas. What do you think of when you think of magic? What do you see as an image that represents magic. The logo must say the Gold Coast Magic Circle Inc. and have the website address on it. Good Luck!!!

Please note the winning logo then becomes the property of the Gold Coast Magic Circle Incorporated. If for any reason the member doesn't renew their membership the following year, the member cannot ask for their logo to be removed from our website, Facebook and all club related items.

Meeting performance:

Each monthly meeting Arthur has made a very generous offer to teach a trick each month. So this is an excellent reason to come along each month to learn new tricks.

• Last month, Arthur Coghlan – performed a trick called ‘cards on a clock stand’. At the start all of the cards are from a blue pack, but at the end one card has a red back. This month, Arthur performed the same trick and then he revealed the secret to how this trick works.

• Arthur then performed another trick using a string and a washer. Where he covers the washer and ties the washer onto the string, and it appears as if you cannot remove the washer. Having David Evans as his assistant, David wasn't able to undo the knot and remove the washer. But as quickly as ever, Arthur removes the washer from the string.

Arthur has suggested, everyone spend the coming weeks thinking of how this trick was executed and then next month (December), members can perform or explain their version of how they think the trick was done. Arthur will then reveal the method and show step by step how to perform this trick. This was a trick worth seeing and learning, so another reason to come along in December to learn the secret and presentation – thank you Arthur!!!

• Daz Buckley who is a professional magician, has been practicing and performing magic since the age of 12, he was on television at 16. He also sings and uses music in his magic performances. Daz has been a member of our club for 6 years. When Daz was 12 years old, he was inspired by Arthur, when he first saw him at The Magic Castle. He also did a comedy act with Austin Albert for 2 years. At the October meeting, Daz performed two amazing rope tricks the "Professor’s Nightmare" and "cut and restored" to music. He then went through how to perform the rope tricks. Daz went through step by step, with guided hand positions and clear explanations. Using the tables set up with scissors and rope. Members gathered around to learn the secrets to the amazing presentation of the professor’s nightmare and the cut and restored rope tricks. Thank you very much Daz. Your rope workshop was enjoyed by all and I am sure everyone learnt something new.

End of the rope workshop.

After the magic performances, members came together to show magic tricks, ask questions and socialise with each other. Another amazing and magical night enjoyed by all that attended.

Final words:

We were very lucky this month to have 2 tricks explained. Thank you to Arthur Coghlan, and Daz Buckley. Everyone walked away having learnt one or more tricks. This is what the magic club is all about.....presentation, learning new magic tricks and having fun. I encourage all members to come along each month as lots of magic tricks are being presented and members will be walking away having learnt at least one new trick.

Please dress up in something magical for each meeting

Prizes for the best dressed and there are raffle prizes drawn each month

Keep looking on the website - www.gcmc.webs.com for more information

Next month: the second Monday, the 9th of November, there will be a workshop.

Working in groups to be creative in coming up with a routine when given a magic trick to perform for children. It’s all about team work, communication, performance and presentation, but mostly having fun and lots of laughter.

Meeting ended: 8:45pm

 

 

GCMC meeting 14th of September 2015

Posted by Rachel Riggall on September 25, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

GOLD COAST MAGIC CIRCLE INC.

Committee Members in Attendance:

Mish Riggall, John Lawson, Arthur Coghlan, John and Joanne Pada, Silloo Mahernosh and Cyrus Taraporewalla.

Members in Attendance:

Chris Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Danny Beveridge, Dan Brand, Dru Kennedy, Rosalind Lawson, Alan Long, Dave Lord, Louis Peyrieux,Tristan, Michael Pinter, Rachel Riggall and Jamie Schirmer.

Parents/Carers/Guests:

Sifu  and Jennifer Connell.

Membership Renewal:

Timm Stay.

Apologies:

Chadd Small, Alan Blair, Anna Macdonald, Ben Snelling, Nathan Fearon, Josh Norbido, David Evans and the Ellis Family.

Meeting commenced: 6:45pm

John Lawson suggested for each member to take 2 or 3 pamphlets to post and place on notice boards to promote the Gold Coast Magic Circle, to boost our membership and for the public to be aware that there is a magic club on the Gold Coast, for anyone who is interested in learning more about magic.

Ice Breaker:

Rachel Riggall made a poster representing MAGIC, she used various art materials to create an idea of magic.

September Birthdays:

Happy Birthday to James Honeywood, Nick Britt, Emma Lee, Matthew Lee, Sam Ellis and Louis Peyrieux.

News:

One of our talented and professional entertainers; Arthur Coghlan is performing in a concert titled “Music, Magic and Mirth”, on Saturday the 10th of October at Albert Waterways Community Centre, Broadbeach Waters. So come and support Arthur and other performers at the Variety Club. All of the proceeds go to the Variety club and brain cancer research. The show starts at 8pm and the cost is only $32.00pp.

Dru Kennedy mentioned that as the school holidays are starting on the 19th of September and that he and his family are going away to Frazer Island.

Shane and Nancy Lennon, who are members of the Gold Coast Magic Circle, are here on the Gold Coast with their circus ..... “The Moscow Circus.” The circus tent can be seen opposite Australia Fair. The Moscow Circus will be here until the 2nd of October, so go along and check out the circus. It is absolutely fantastic!!!

Joel Howlett has a regular TV series on Newcastle channel 9 every week. The TV show is posted onto the website

For any news about all magical things – keep checking the website www.gcmc.webs.com

Magic Awards:

Rachel Riggall was awarded a silver pen for making an art and craft activity representing the magic club.

Raffle ticket prize – won by Alan Long

Best dressed costume – won by Michael Pinter

Meeting performances:

• Dave Lord – performed a trick called ‘Finding the Fairest Maiden’. Using a wooden box with 3 buttons on top, a maiden is chosen, if she is the fairest maiden, then the button that she presses will light up. Joanne Pada was the volunteer and the fairest maiden.

• Dan Brand – performed a trick called ‘ four aces’, Dru Kennedy was the volunteer

• Jamie Schirmer – performed a card trick, where 4 queens and 4 jokers and the sets would interchange

• Arthur Coghlan – performed a trick using paddle pop sticks where dots appeared and disappeared on the paddle pop sticks. He then explained and taught how to perform the trick, providing members with paddle pop sticks to learn and practice the trick.

Each monthly meeting Arthur has made a very generous offer to teach a trick each month. So this is an excellent reason to come along each month to learn new tricks.

• Arthur Coghlan – performed a trick called ‘cards on a clock stand’. At the start all of the cards are from a blue pack, but at the end one card has a red back.

Arthur has suggested spending the coming weeks working out how this trick is performed and then next month (October), members can perform or explain how they think the trick is performed and then Arthur will explain and teach how to perform this trick. This was a trick worth seeing and learning, so another reason to come along in October to learn how this trick is performed – thank you Arthur!!!

• Danny Beveridge – performed a trick called ‘game of chess – know thy self’. Danny started explaining that he could work out a person’s personality by the particular chess piece chosen. Dave Lord was the volunteer and he chose the black rook chess piece. Danny went onto talk about Dave’s personality type and then he packed away the chess board and pieces, leaving a note on the table for Dave Lord to read out loud and this matched the personality description. Danny then explained and taught how to perform the trick.

• Silloo Mahernosh – performed a trick called ‘aces in their faces – the power of the mind’. Where an ace of spades appeared on the top of the deck and then all four of the aces were face up on the top of the deck

• Michael Pinter – performed a card trick using the svengali cards. This was Michael’s first performance. John Lawson complements Michael on his patter.

• Jeff Bennett – performed a rope trick called the ‘cut and restored rope’. Louis Peyrieux was the volunteer.

• Rachel Riggall – performed a card trick called ‘the changing diamond’.

• John Pada – performed a card trick called ‘the card transposition’. Dru Kennedy was the volunteer

• John Lawson – performed a card trick called ‘the 6 card repeat’. John went onto explain how to perform this card trick.

• Dan Brand – performed a trick using a tissue called ‘the torn and restored’. This was to show that some tricks you don’t need to purchase any materials, that you can use household objects, and that some tricks can literally be performed anywhere with little preparation time. Thank you to Dan for showing us this trick especially since the workshop presented by John Lawson. It is great to see members learning new tricks and then presenting them at future monthly meetings, using their own style.

End of the magic performances.

After the magic performances, members came together to show magic tricks, ask questions and socialise with each other. Another amazing and magical night enjoyed by all that attended.

Final words:

We were very lucky this month to have 3 tricks explained. Thank you to Arthur Coghlan, John Lawson and Danny Beveridge. Everyone walked away having learnt one or more tricks. This is what the magic club is all about.....presentation, learning new magic tricks and having fun. I encourage all members to come along each month as lots of magic tricks are being presented and members will be walking having learnt at least one new trick.

Please dress up in something magical for each meeting

Prizes for the best dressed and there are raffle prizes drawn each month

Keep looking on the website - www.gcmc.webs.com for more information

Next month: the second Monday, the 12th of October, there will be a workshop.

Working in groups to be creative in coming up with a routine when given a magic trick to perform for children. It’s all about team work, communication, performance and presentation, but mostly having fun and lots of laughter.

Meeting ended: 8:30pm

 


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