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July 2014 Activities

Announcements Schedule of Meetings

Compeers and Friends in Magic:

Everyone is saying they can't believe how fast 2014 is going and after that last winter, I don't want it seem like that. So, a little magic to help you along the way will make the speeding days more fulfilling. Our meeting is moved to July 14 and will be the installation of officers for S.A.M. #31. I'm so proud to serve as your president and thank you for all your support. 

We are also having a lecture this month on July 17 with Shelbyville's rising magic star Kyle Marlett. His "It's Tricky" tour and lecture will bring some new ideas to the magic you do. $25 admission.

Our meeting in August should be on the fourth, first Monday, as usual. We hope to see you there. 

Taylor Martin
S.A.M. #31 President, The Harry Riser Assembly

Kyle Marlett's It's Tricky 2014 Lecture Tour

Announcements IML Lecture Series Special Events

Kyle Marlett 2014 Lecture Tour PosterYou've seen him all over the web, now see him in Indianapolis.

The talented and off-beat, yet charismatic performer brings a mixture of deadpan humor, unexpected surrealism, and mind blowing personal twists on classic illusion, both small and large.

Marlett may be young, but he commands the stage like a veteran with an impressive poise and confident stage presence.

Marlett is a rising star who owns the nerd label so proudly that it's made him one of the most confident and hippest acts in las Vegas. Catch the horn rim glassies wearing rising starts It's Tricky Show at the Royal house or Tahiti Village! COmedy nerd is not an insult. In fact, it's a description that the talented illusionist came up with for himself. He's already impressed national audiences with an appearance on the Tonight Show and is the star of a new upcoming TV show premiering August 19th on the SyFY Network called Wizard Wars!

Kyle Marlett will present a magic lecture at the Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219. The date: Thursday, July 17. Start time 7 pm. Admission $25.

For additional information contact Taylor Martin (317) 431-1320 or Jim Croop (317) 726-0811.

June 2014 Activities - A Message From Our President

Announcements Member and Club News Schedule of Meetings Special Events

Fellow Compeers and Conjurers:

We have so much going on with #31 and Ring #10, that I just have not kept up with my newsletter for Assembly #31. Plus my performance schedule has been a bit demanding, so here's a quick update.

May 17-A Day With Joshua Jay?

Joshua Jay the current director of Magi-Fest and a very accomplished magician is going to lecture the Indy Magic Clubs at 4 PM on Sat. May 17. If you're an S.Y.M. member or parent, you have a great opportunity to meet with Josh at 2:30. All this is happening at our meeting location, The Irvington Methodist Church. The location is:

30 N Audubon Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219 which is located right behind Jockamo's Pizza.

The map to the location is this link: Irvington U.M. Church

May 22 is the S.Y.M. Year End show. This is being held at The Salvation Army Apartments, 4390 N. High School Rd., at 7 PM. I will perform along with Amazing Barry and the young magicians themselves. This should be a great evening and a wonderful look into the future of magic.

Our next Indy Magic Club Meeting is June 2 at 7 PM at the Irvington U.M. Church. Our theme is (Dale, please put the theme here, if you would.) We are also having S.A.M. elections. If you wish to run for an office, please let Dale Benson or Don Miller know at least a week before the meeting. We will be needing a new scribe to submit reports to M.U.M. I believe we have someone interested, but if you wish to take on the responsiblity, please let us know.

And our annual Indianapolis Magic Clubs Picnic is on Sunday, June 22 @ Noon with the lunch beginning at 1 PM. Admission to the park is $5 per car, $15 per van. We will have tables available for a bit of a swap meet, magicians will perform, and a good time will be had by all. We will provide the chicken, you bring the sides or desserts. It will be in Pavilion G at Eagle Creek Park. Location link:

Eagle Creek Park

Eagle Creek Park Map

And then we're into July. Where has 2014 gone?

All the best, M.U.M.,
Taylor Martin
President, Assembly #31, Harry Riser Assembly, Society of American Magicians

Possible Nathan Kranzo Lecture

Announcements Special Events

Nathan Kranzo has just notified us that he could do a workshop next week in Indianapolis on either Monday March 24 of Wednesday March 26.

The cost is $45 but here is what you get.

$45.00 includes:

  • Old School Kranzo Lecture DVD
  • Grumble Glim DVD with glim and gimmick

Bonus download bundle

  • Royal Oak Lecture notes
  • Comedy for Magicians and Mentalists - Volumes 1 and 2
  • Rice Crispy Coin (change a dollar into four quarters and back)
  • Bill Plots (bill switch booklet)
  • Age of Travel (solutions to Dai Vernon's Travelers plot with cards and then borrowed objects and food)

Over $200 worth of magic!

Please email Jim Croop by Friday (tomorrow) if you would attend the workshop and which days you would be available. Probably start at 7pm.

We know this is very short notice. If there are 5 who are interested I will confirm and get more details including location.

Jim Croop

President's Letter

Announcements Member and Club News

President's Letter

Compeers and friends:
Welcome to the magic city of Indianapolis. If you're a fan of magic or practice the world's oldest performance art yourself, I hope there's something here to make you want to come to an S.A.M. #31 meeting. The Indianapolis magic clubs, which includes Ring #10 of the I.B.M., meet together every first Monday @ 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church at 30 N. Audubon Ave. in Irvington. The church is right behind Jockamo's Pizza on Washington St./U.S. 40. Please enter through the east side doors, go up the stairs, turn left at the top, and we are usually in the first meeting room on the right. 
As the President of #31, I bring not only a love of magic to the position, but as a professional performer and producer of magic shows, I hope to make the meetings a fun time to learn and share magic and illusion. My personal passion is magic history, so I always try to add a bit of our art's past to my presentations. Also, with our magic shows here in Indy, that include Christian and Katalina's "Mindtripping" weekends at the Hilton Downtown and my own Indy Magic Monthly, allow the public to see shows weekly. 
The theme of our March 3, 2014 meeting is Dangerous Tricks ("Et tu, Brute!")   The theme for our April 7 meeting is Money Magic. These could be interesting. Hope to see you on the first  Monday evening of each month.
Taylor Martin, President Assembly #31, S.A.M.

Sad News - Aldo Colombini

Announcements Member and Club News

Maria Ibanez shared the following sad news with S.A.M. members from Rachel Colombini through Simone Marron.

"Terrible news. Aldo suffered a catastrophic stroke yesterday. Left side of brain dead spreading fast to the right side, paralyzed, no speech, hospice taking over now.  It will be just days, nothing we can do.  Sorry to have to give you this news."

As Maria said, please keep our dear friends Aldo and Rachel in your thoughts and prayers.

SAM/IBM Magic Winter Spectacular

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DonĂ¢??t forget that our annual SAM/IBM Magic Winter Spectacular will take place on Sunday, February 9.

The location and time are the same as last year. The show will start at 2pm at the Carmel Playhouse at Clay Terrace.

The show is being produced by Barry Rice and includes featured performers Ryan Siebert and Jamahl Keys.

All invited. Bring your family and friends!

The traditional pre-show luncheon will be at the MCL Restaurant and Bakery (1390 Keystone Way, East Drive, Carmel) from 12:00 until 2:00.

It is about a 10 minute drive to the theater.

See attached maps for directions.

Our regular first Monday combined SAM/IBM meeting at the Irvington United Methodist Church will not be held. Plan instead to come to our holiday magic show on Sunday the 9th.

Margy Riser Memorial


Margy Riser, wife of Harry Riser, passed away three days ago. The funeral will be next Friday, December 12, 2013 @ Crown Hill Cemetery. Calling for 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and service from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

A memorial will be either the following Saturday or Sunday at Highland Country Club.

A Message From Tom Winterrowd

Announcements Member and Club News

My wife and partner for 66 years 8 months and 25 days died at 5:20 AM this morning,
October 31, 3013
We, our sons, Mike and Aaron, and daughter Ann, I plan to have a party celebrating her life.

It will be at Freeman Family Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN (this is St. Rd. #  9)

Sunday, November 3, 2013 From 1 to 3 pm with a celebration of her life at 3 pm

Grave side services will follow at Flat Rock Cemetary.

You are all Invited to attend

35 Years! Congratulations to Phil Dubbs

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Congratulations to Phil Dubbs who has recently been recognized by SAM for being a member for 35 years!  A certificate recognizing his magical longevity is being prepared.

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