Assembly 3 hosted its annual Chicago Magic Competition on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Comedysportz Theater in Chicago. Normally, this event has been held at the Chicago History Museum, but the venue was unavailable. This was the first year we made the contest a public show. In attendance were 50 members of the public, along with a handful of magicians to cheer on their fellow compeers.
The contestants were given a time limit of 8 minutes, and were scored by three judges: two non-magicians, and one magician. The audience voted to determine the People's Choice Winner. This year's contest was organized and hosted by John Sturk.
1st - Anthony Stockton
2nd - Danny Rudnick
3rd - Jonathan Kamm
People's Choice - C. Magic
View the photos by clicking Read More below. Photo credits to Mark Presley.
Nearly all our meetings our open to guests - but October is an exception. To become a member, you can visit the Join Us page.
Monday, October 24
Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
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Co-sponsored by the Conjurors Corner Magic Club and S.A.M. Assembly 3.
Free for members of both clubs, $20 for guests.
If you care about magic as an art, you must see Garrett Thomas; He is like a motivational Speaker for Magicians. Why do you do what you do? Do you want to take it to the next level?
Just spend some time with Garrett, and you will soon learn how to further your magic in simplicity, clarity, and most importantly, how to evoke astonishment.
You will learn some of the effects that have made Garrett a favorite amongst top magicians. Also, learn many touches to be applied to your own magic. Many of his effects have quickly become coveted Favorites of Top Professionals in our Field.
A Real-World Magician Over the years, Garrett Thomas had quickly become recognized as a major creative force in magic. So much so, that luminaries like David Blaine, Marco Tempest, and many others, have retained his services as a consultant for their television specials.
Garrett has performed in the world famous Forks Hotel and Bar, and now performs in restaurants and nightclubs all over Western New York. A member of the FFFF magic society, Garrett Thomas has performed and lectured at clubs and conventions all over the United States, Canada, and the UK, and is now coming to your area.
Garrett brings back magic in its purest form. His effects are simple, clean, well-thought-out pieces of magical art.
Warning: This Lecture may Change the way you view your magic!
What will be taught in this lecture?
• STAND UP MONTE
• RING THING
• IMAGINATION COINS
• ANNIVERSARY WALTZ
• and More that can’t mention here...
• HOW TO DEAL WITH PROBLEM PEOPLE
• DIFFERENT WAYS TO SEE AND PRESENT MAGIC
• GIVE THE GIFT