When: Saturday, September the 9th, 2023 at 2 PM
Place: Jasper Theater Club at Magic, Inc.
1838 W Lawrence Ave.
Cost: $25.00 Paid on or before the 8th of September
$30.00 Paid the day of the event
Tickets will be available for pick up at Magic, Inc. the afternoon of the lecture.
"Nothing New, Just Different"
“Vinny Grosso is a true gentleman, one of the most gracious guys in magic. That said, he also fooled us badly and made us love it.” -Teller
“Not only did he fool Penn & Teller, he also fooled me. Which I believe to be way harder.” -Mac King
Who is Vinny Grosso? Las Vegas headliner and the first comedy magician to fool Penn & Teller twice. Vinny served as National President of The Society of American Magicians, is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, world record holder for jumping on broken glass (RHR) and former tour manager and technical director for artists like Cesar Millan (the dog whisperer), Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood (whose line), Ina Garten (the barefoot contessa) & Mel Brooks.
What’s in this lecture? As the title suggests - unique handling, technique, and performance premises for several existing routines including a tossed out deck (without a deck!), name a card, Kellar rope tie, mental epic, and more. In addition Vinny will discuss his routine Tasteless that fooled Penn & Teller and wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent. Vinny will reveal the genesis of the routine, earlier methods and all the behind the scenes info including walking off the stage thinking he didn’t fool them!
“Vinny Grosso is one of my favorite magicians. Anytime he talks, I listen, and so do lots of other magicians in the know. Don't be fooled by his nice guy image, it's real. And like most top magicians, he realizes that sometimes the best material lies in uncovering a classic and making it new again. Vinny also knows that the real secret to success is in how an entertainer treats an audience and being likable, and he's a master at both.” -Michael Mode
“Vinny Grosso is one of those rare magicians. He has experience in almost all areas of magic, from behind the scenes to theater booking other acts and creating rare, unusual, off-the-wall yet highly entertaining performance pieces. Vinny is hands-on funny, and amazing. You need to see, to learn, and to experience Vinny Grosso. You will walk away with your life changed. Oh, and if that was not enough, he is kind of okay as a human being as well." -Banachek
Monday, September 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse, Chicago, IL 60626
The return of an ancient and annual tradition!
Assembly 3 will hold the longform Initiation Ritual for any member in good standing of the S.A.M. who wishes to participate. This is the only meeting we hold each year that is strictly MEMBERS-ONLY - and we'll be checking that your dues are paid!
It's important we get an accurate headcount! Please RSVP to let us know if you wish to participate in or observe the ceremony.
RSVP by clicking here.
Should you have any questions about your membership status, or about the ceremony (and there's only so much we'll answer about that, wink), please contact us at email@example.com
Monday, June 5, 2023
What Every Magician Can Learn From Mentalism
It's not your imagination: Magic shops are selling more mind-reading tricks than ever these days. But how do you add them to your repertoire for the strongest response?
Find out on Monday, June 5th at 6:30pm from experienced mentalist Neil Tobin in this exclusive S.A.M. Assembly 3 lecture:
What Every Magician Can Learn From Mentalism
Pick up these practical, real-world insights:
• What mentalism teaches to improve ALL your magic
• Which mental effects to avoid
• How magic and mentalism are different (and why it matters)
• When to mix the two effectively ... and when NOT to
Original and entertaining effects to be explained include:
• Compatibility Test
Teach half of a couple how to pick up their partner's vibrations using a pendulum. Then take it one step further by telepathically revealing the name of the loved one they've been thinking of! Packed with emotion, this is a closeup stunner.
• Psychic Spelunking
You and a participant imagine diving into a borrowed, shuffled deck of cards they're holding—and clairvoyantly "see" two cards at its center! Can be performed standing up, impromptu, and without a table, so it's useful almost anywhere.
• Epic Blockbuster
Your audience creates the basis for an imaginary, big-budget movie. Then, show how you anticipated their every choice (with a twist ending they won't see coming)! A dynamic parlour piece that gets multiple people involved.
• Unannounced Surprises
Guess you'll just have to show up to find out. ;)
"A release from the ever-creative Neil Tobin is always a delight."
Joshua Kane, M-U-M
Award-winning performer and creator
Recognized with the prestigious Lederman Award for Creativity from the Psychic Entertainers Association (see pretty picture above), Neil has created material featured in Oracle, Vibrations, Genii and M-U-M; collected in publications by Neal Scryer, Ted Lesley, Kenton Knepper and Richard Osterlind; and trusted by working performers worldwide. Acclaimed effects, books and e-books include The Xpert, Cut & Color, Hands-Off Multiple ESP System, Rider-Waite Readers, Zoom Pendulum, and Alphadex.
As "Neil Tobin, Necromancer," Neil has performed in environments ranging from walkaround to TV, parlour and stage. Theatre productions: Near Death Experience (Audience Choice Award — Indy Fringe Festival), Palace of the Occult (Highly Recommended — Windy City Times), Supernatural Chicago (Top 10 Attractions — Tripadvisor.com). Broadcast: Ghost Adventures(Travel Channel), Dead Famous (Biography), Forbidden History (Discovery).
We look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 5th at 6:30pm!
Meet us at Magic, Inc. 1838 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago. Free for members, $20 for nonmembers.
Thanks again to Compeer Scott Lebin for the photos!
Thank you to Compeer Scott Lebin who shared all the photos from this past week's lecture by Henry Evans. The full Google Photo album can be seen HERE.
The 38th Annual Knights of Sleights Magic Flea Market
This is the largest flea market of its kind in the Midwest.
This annual event will be held at the Elm West (Formerly the Diplomat West) Banquet Hall 681 W. North Ave. on the north-west corner of RT 83 and North Ave in Elmhurst IL . The Magic Flea Market will be held on Wednesday May 10th, 2023 doors open at 7PM. General admission is $10.00.
We once again will have 40 tables, with rental remaining at $35 per, check in time for dealers will be in by 6 pm with doors opening for buyers at 7 pm. Let's once again make this annual affair a "Chicago Happening" as was described by our own Jay Marshall in the past! Hope to see you there.
KoS Flea Market Website
An intimate venue, amazing cocktails, and face melting magic are sure to leave you amazed!
Come get a peek behind the curtain at the underground world of card cheats… it is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Jason has lectured around the globe, published books on card magic, and has amassed a social media following of over a MILLION with his face melting demonstrations of magic and sleight of hand. He has performed all over the world including The World Famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles and The Chicago Magic Lounge. He has also been featured on 20/20 and Inside Edition where he exposed crooked gambling schemes.
This event is 21+ valid ID will need to be shown at the door
May 1, 2023 - 6:30 PM
1838 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago
Free to SAM 3 Members - $20 for guests at the door
In November 2012, Henry Evans was invited to compete in Beijing, China at the World Championship, comprising of FISM winners from the last 20 years. Henry Evans won The Gold Prize, First Prize, given in a real golden cup valued at $10,000.
Henry Evans will show his latest creations. As a world famous lecturer who has traveled around the world since winning FISM 2000 in Card Magic, Henry has amazed both laymen and magicians with his devious mind, producing miracles with cards, silks and coins with his particular twist. You will learn important magic concepts and effects from two FISM Winners, Henry Evans World Champion in Card Magic FISM 2000 Lisboa and Daniel Mormina Invention World Prize in FISM 2022 Canada. Each con- cept will be explained through effects as an example during the lecture.
For further information and please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday April 30th • 12:00 p.m.
A Joint Program of I.B.M. Ring 43 and S.A.M. 3
SPECIAL LOCATION: Rhapsody Theater • 1328 W Morse Ave • Chicago
Ring 43 and SAM 3 Members Free (admission may be applied to membership at the door)
Joshua has performed in over 100 countries, and was awarded the top prize at the World Magic Seminar in 1998. He fooled Penn and Teller, and holds a Guinness World Record for card tricks. Jay has done magic on numerous tv shows, including Masters of Illusion, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The James Cordon Show. His new, bespoke lecture, which will focus on new and unpublished material using cards, coins, matchbooks, and dollar bills. It will be an even mix of close-up and parlor, mentalism and magic, easy and difficult. Best of all, you’ll hear insight into how Joshua has developed an entirely new show, which he debuts this month at the Rhapsody Theater. This is a rare opportunity to see one of magic’s most accomplished performers, authors, and lecturers.
For further information please contact Mike at: email@example.com or (312) 213-3001.