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Magic Lecture by Alain Nu

Announcements IML Lecture Series Special Events

IBM Ring 10 and SAM Assembly 31 invite you to a Magic Lecture by Alain Nu.

Join us for a special lecture from an underground legend who has his own TV show!

Throughout his entire life, Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows, has been looking at life with an unusual perspective and doing amazing things. Starting at a very early age, with interests in uncanny phenomena, hypnosis, eastern mysticism and illusions, Alain realized for himself a fantastic world of possibilities and interesting explorations.

Alain Nu,  The Man Who Knows, will present a magic lecture at the the Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219. It will be on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm. Admission $25, magicians under 18 $15.  See what he will teach in the lecture below.


Also, Alain would like to give a Workshop from 4-6 pm prior to the lecture. Prepare to learn metal bending from a master of the art.

The cost is $125 for 2 hours and you will receive one of his $50 manuscripts for free.

There needs to be a minimum of 5 attendees with a maximum of 12.

You must email Jim Croop (317-726-0811; jcroop@iu.eduas soon as possible so we can determine if we will have the workshop and if you want to reserve a space.


More information on Alain Nu at his webpage  and his Facebook page 

Alain Nu's lecture will include:

  • Deep philosophy on the subject of mind reading and mentalism

  • An impromptu multiple object test

  • Nu's unparalleled thoughts on the Any Card At Any Number premise

  • Astounding (and entertaining) over-the-phone mentalism principles

  • Diabolical synchronicities using ESP symbols

  • Alain's modern classic impromptu book test

  • A super-clever impromptu newspaper test

  • Secret thoughts on determining the zodiac sign of a spectator

  • A truly amazing impromptu drawing duplication

"I've known Alain for more than 20 years. He is a mentalist with a message. He amazes and inspires... He walks the edge of belief and disbelief." - Jeff McBride

"Alain Nu is someone who quite literally practices what he preaches. His Zen-like approach to performance is a lesson we can all benefit from. You'll be pleased that you spent time learning from his masterful approach to mentalism." - Colin McLeod

"When I am with my friend Alain Nu, I always learn something. Now, so can you. When Alain speaks, I listen. Alain is one of mentalism’s great thinkers and teachers. His creations are practical, incredibly well thought out and thoroughly entertaining. His work will delight you, amaze you, and make you think. If you have even a passing interest in the art of mentalism, Alain Nu’s lecture will be an enlightening experience." Jon Stetson

"Alain's knowledge is so in depth it is hard not to be excited by the principles and techniques he shares. Anything Alain shares listen, it's real-world, working, hard hitting and really clever. Me and Alain have talked frequently over the last few years and jammed on many occasions, I feel I am a better performer for knowing him!" Peter Turner 

Workshop Information

For those who attend this workshop, I will offer one FREE copy of one of my manuscripts which used to retail (before going out of print) for $50 plus postage. They will be offered to LIVE lecture attendees for $35 as a special lecture discount, as well. But it is technically a FREE $50 manuscript of their choice, just for attending the workshop... Which basically means that they are technically getting to attend the workshop for only $75! Interested? Please read on:

Mind Over Matter & Metal Bending with The Man Who Knows  Workshop: 2 hrs: $125

In this introductory workshop, Alain will feature the art of his rarely-seen work on moving objects while allegedly using the powers of his mind as well as a sample excerpt of his annual metal bending workshop, Systems of Transforming Metal. Here, he plans on revealing the real world of metal bending along with two (or more) of his original handlings to bending spoons as well as his thoughts on bending coins.  The principles and presentations taught during this class will require a deeper and advanced understanding of both magic and mentalism, which is why it is best to experience them first-hand from a true master of this art-form during an intensive workshop environment. Prepare to have your minds blown in ways you will not expect. Alain Nu presents for mostly corporate and special events, casinos, cruise ships and theaters. In other words, he is a real world performer who specializes in his own original form of creativity and expression. Prepare yourself to witness personal principles, techniques, ideas and philosophies that will take you into realms you may never have thought possible. It is a rare treat when anyone gets to see what lies beneath the surface of The Man Who Knows!

(This workshop requires a minimum of 5 interested participants / maximum of 12)

Magic Lecture by Mark Leveridge

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A very special lecture by MARK LEVERIDGE! Friday, April 22 at 7pm.

A performer with over 30 years experience, creator with a large line of effects at Mark Leveridge Magic, Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star…

Mark Leveridge will present a magic lecture at the The Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219.

Admission $25, magicians under 18 years of age $15. Admission can be paid by cash or check.

Please bring CASH for purchases from Mark due to exchange rate and check cashing issues abroad.

Visit Mark Leveridge Magic.

Info about his lecture.

More information about Mark.

For additional information contact Don Miller (317) 507-4951 or Jim Croop (317) 726-0811.

Magic Lecture by Bizarro

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Saturday, April 2 - BIZZARO! 

Bizzaro the Optical Illusionist will present a lecture on his unique style of magic at the The Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219. Start time 4 pm. Admission $25, magicians under 18 years of age $15



For additional information contact Don Miller (317) 507-4951 or Jim Croop (317) 726-0811.


Indy Magic Clubs Winter Spectacular and more ...

Announcements Member and Club News Special Events

It's Here!

The new year has started and Magic is BIG in Indy!

Next Sunday, January 10th is our Club Winter Spectacular!  We gather for a pitch-in lunch at 1:00 at Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 North Audubon Road in the basement Fellowship Hall.  

The Show begins at 2:00. Slated to perform are Doug Jave, Magic Don Miller, The Amazing Barry Rice, Mike Root, Steve Spence and Corbett Troyer.

The Magic Clubs will provide the meats (ham and turkey), drinks and glasses.  Please bring food to share and your own plates and utensils. Pitch-in etiquette suggests that the dish you bring to share is enough to feed at least number of folks in your party. Feel free to bring what you like, or follow these suggestions:

  •     Last names beginning from A to H - bring a salad or appetizer
  •     Last names beginning from I to O - bring a side dish of casserole
  •     Last names beginning from P to Z - bring a dessert or bread

If you can't make it to the pitch-in, join us for the Show!

If you would, please take a minute between now and Thursday to reply to this e-mail with the number of folks you intend to bring to the pitch-in.

Then, plan to make it to the 

2016 Indianapolis Winter Magic Festival
featuring Shin Lim
2015 World Champion
Christian and Katalina

The showcases will be Thursday, January 21 through Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 24th at  6:30 pm. Check out this website for more details and how to purchase tickets:

February 15th is the last day to register at reduced a rate for this summer's S A M National Conference being held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. 

Click on 'Register' on the middle of this page:

On a different note, the February Fundraising Show has been postponed.  New details will be available later.

Magically yours,
Karen Miller
Secretary, SAM Assembly 31.

Preble County Auction on Facebook!

Announcements Member and Club News Special Events

The Preble County fall 2 day magic auction will be Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 beginning at 10 am at 210 Nation Ave, Eaton, Ohio (25 miles west of Dayton, Ohio). The auction is filled with magic tricks, illusions, magic antiques and collectibles, stage and lighting equipment, books, dvd's, cd's and much more. 

Their Facebook listing has a link to photos and more information




Magic Lecture by Chris Randall

Announcements IML Lecture Series Special Events

IBM Ring 10 and SAM Assembly 31 invite you to a Magic Lecture by Chris Randall.

One of the top sleight of hand artists in the world today, Chris spent his childhood on the back stages of Las Vegas, developing a love of this craft from the masters of Las Vegas entertainment. He has been the house magician of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino and has toured with his magic around the world. He is also the creator of over 50 magic effects which have been published in Magic Magazine, MUM, the Penumbra, and released on the DVDs; Sweet, Live at the Magic Castle, Sugar High, and Magic at the Bar. Chris presents many lectures across the globe and has been featured at the famed Magic Castle . He has also acted as a consultant to top magicians and shows.

Chris Randall will present his Lecture on Monday October 26 starting at 7pm at the Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 Audubon Street.

Admission is $25,  Magicians under 18 years of age $15.

Special Bonus! Attend the Chris Randall lecture on Monday and get a $5 discount on Tuesday at Indy Magic Monthly where he will be performing!

Chris will also offer a Workshop on Wednesday at 7pm at the Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 Audubon Street. Admission $50.

The Workshop is a hands on, in depth training on Bill In lemon, itâ??s history and multiple options.

It also includes a Hummer card workshop with dozens of new and never before seen thread techniques and a complete course in invisible thread.

Please notify Jim Croop if interested in the workshop as attendance is limited (317-726-0811;


The lecture will include:

  • Fly by Night - Chrisâ?? handling of the hummer card. this has been his opener for over 15 years
  • 7 Digits - The greatest trick ever to get a girl's phone number! 
  • Balls from the Mouth - Chris' handling of this classic sponge ball routine now turned into mini illusion 
  • Swoosh - A simple and natural deck switch 
  • Desert Rose - torn and restored napkin rose and napkin rose magic.  
  • Scandal Switch - The ultimate solution for your linking ring routine. Only two rings are used and both are examined. This is the center piece of Chris' IBM winning act. 
  • Heavens Aces - 4 jokers are produced at the finger tips and then instantly change to 4 aces in a very visual way.   
  • The Inception - the history of the Bill in Lemon from Jarrow to Chris. 

Also you will learn the bill switch, Chris' rope routine, and all the elements that make up The Inception. This is worth the price of the lecture. The Inception has been hailed as the real work on bill in lemon.

"This has elements that I could see adopting into my routine and I have done it the same way for 30 years. This is pure gold. My hat is off to you pal. This is the last word on Bill In  Lemon" â?? Doc Eason

"You are buying is the output of years of trial and error â?? a routine that has been tested, ironed out, and works. If you want to add bill-to-lemon to your repertoire, and you seek a no-fuss method, put your dollars here." â?? David Regal

"It's the best I have ever seen" â?? Sean David Bogunia

"The Inception is Chris Randall at his best.  It's a solid working routine from a real working magician." â?? Shawn Farquhar F.I.S.M Grand Prix winner 

"A practical, professional solution that accomplishes the 'dirty work' way-ahead of the killer effect."  â?? R Paul Wilson 

"Chris' version of the classic Bill in Lemon trick is well thought out and extremely practical. If I were to do this effect, this would be the version I highly recommend it" â?? Levent

"All in all, an excellent approach to a timeless classic- and one that will easily be making it's way into the acts of many working pros" â?? Elmwood Magic

"Chris Randall has honed a classic effect to razor-sharp perfection" â?? Magic Magazine 

"Chris Randall has deeply thought about getting maximum impact OUT of a lemon and a bill to create a mind blowing experience" â?? Jon Racherbaumer

"A really good routine from a real worker." "Buy it now"! â?? Bill Malone

"With Inception, Chris has given us one of his "workers". That is, something he's performed literally hundreds of times in the real world. If you're looking to add a strong, complete routine to your set, this is for you. He's done all the hard work, going over every detail. All you have to do is buy it and do it." â?? Chad Long

"Chris Randall's bill in lemon will put you a mile ahead of your audience" â?? Farrell Dillion

"Chris Randall has pushed the signed bill in lemon routine further down the road to perfection" â?? Scott Alexander

"Chris isn't just teaching some tricks, he's sharing a honed act, and a damn good one at that." â?? Justin Willman host of Cupcake Wars

Kyle Marlett's It's Tricky 2014 Lecture Tour

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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

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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

SAM/IBM Magic Winter Spectacular

Announcements Special Events

Donâ??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.

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