Anthony Lindan Lecture

OCT 14, 2013 (MONDAY) 7:00 PM

ANTHONY LINDAN Corporate Entertainer
“I’m SO OLD, I’m NEW AGAIN*” LECTURE: STAND-UP MAGIC & MORE!

Admission @ Door:
2013 Ring 211 Members: STILL Free!
All Others: just $15.00
Brann’s Sizzling Steaks & Sports Grille,
4157 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. Lecture in back banquet room. Arrive 5:30 P.M. or so if joining other magi for dinner and fellowship.

SO OLD, I’M NEW AGAIN!* (* in accelerated internet years)

ANTHONY LINDAN (who IS NOT old) is a hugely popular corporate magician and speaker in Canada, based in Toronto. In addition to his corporate work, his client list reads like the Fortune 500, Lindan has performed in every major convention city in North America. His magic has been featured in The Linking Ring, Minotaur, Apocalypse, The Trap Door. He’s been invited to the Fecture’s 4F Convention 13 times, founded and co-produced The Magic by the Falls convention for 3 years.

LINDAN is the creator of the hilarious Incredible Suit Jacket Escape, and the stunning newspaper test, REDONKULOUS, both released by Bill Abbott Magic. He is the creator of Star Gazer, Fortune & Fate, Presents of Mind videos.

LINDAN’s LECTURE FEATURES STAND-UP / PLATFORM MAGIC. LINDAN COVERS HIS TOP MATERIAL INCLUDING:

THE INCREDIBLE SUIT JACKET ESCAPE! A comedy escape routine that fits in your briefcase!

REDONKULOUS! THE NEWEST HOT NEWSPAPER TEST- AN AMAZING REVEAL OF A THOUGHT OF WORD FROM an ordinary newspaper! Magic Reviews have rated this a 10 out of 10!

PEOPLES CHOICE OPENER- The audience decides what show you’ll perform!

UNKNOWN PSYCHIC! A hilarious version of Ari Soroka’s “Red Carpet”

UPDATED MAGICIAN’s INSURANCE POLICY: a classic updated, complete with new templates. (But does it work with Obama Care??)

AND MORE … but if you must have CLOSE UP MAGIC, LINDAN has you covered!

For CLOSE UP DIE HARD’s: Free Fall: selected card appears in a photo;Happy Face: spectator draws a “sad face” and it changes to a “happy face” IN THEIR OWN HANDS; Psychic Connection: specatator cuts to 3 cards revealing the identity of his selection; Blank Card Ideas: great magic using just 1 blank faced playing card!

THIS IS GREAT & FUN MATERIAL FROM A PRO WHO ENTERTAINS CORPORATE AUDIENCES! You’ll want to attend this NEW Lecture!

Coming Up In NOVEMBER: STERLINI!

June in August

June Horowitz’s 100th birthday isn’t until September 12, and her official Ring 211 Party doesn’t take place until September 21 (see the Events calendar for time and place!), but the unofficial acknowledgements, accolades, and celebrations started more than a month earlier, culminating in a barrage of events during the first few weeks of August.

Even before August, Randy Vander Wal and Jim Parkes started the June Horowitz ball rolling with a video-taped interview in June’s home. There’s about twelve minutes of Q&A with our Grand Lady of Magic, followed by more than twenty minutes of Show & Tell as June talks about some of her magic memorabilia. To comply with YouTube’s 15-minute limitation on uploads, the full interview has been edited into three sections.

On August 8, during the Abbott’s Get-together, a two hour ceremony was conducted at FAB Magic in Colon to present June with her own star on the village’s Magicians Walk of Fame and, of course, help celebrate her upcoming centennial birthday. The presentation was organized by Carole Ryal, who was also responsible for spearheading the month-long drive to finance the $1,275 Star. Donations came from far and wide, from both individuals and institutions, easily covering the cost of June’s Star. The plaque will be installed, probably in September, in the sidewalk outside the old Abbott’s building on State Street, just up from the old Opera House (now the village bank).

June’s Presentation was very well attended, including newspaper staff (see articles in Sturgis Journal and Michigan Live), and it seemed like everyone in town wanted to get their picture taken with the beaming Ms Horowitz. Punch, iced tea, and 100 decorated cupcakes (carefully laid out by Carole) were offered to those celebrating June’s birthday.

Here’s a short video of the actual presentation, including June’s as always pithy response.

The following Saturday, August 10, June was again honored, this time by Greg Bordner and Abbott’s, when she was awarded the Jerry Conklin Magic Family Award for her many contributions to the Get-together. June is quite probably the only person in the world who can claim to have attended every single one of the 76 Get-togethers (though Greg tells me at least one other is close to June’s record).

Following is a gallery of some of the photos taken during the presentation of June’s Star on August 8. There are also a few pictures from the Abbott’s ceremony on August 10, included here with permission from Greg.

Photo Gallery

June Horowitz would like to wholeheartedly thank the following Friends and Family for making her Star a Reality!

Evan Ginsburg
Mike McNee
Bruce and Sarah Wehr
IBM Ring 211 Grand Rapids
The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Eugene Burger
Irving Shapiro
Bob Bloenk
Milt Larson for the Magic Castle
Bill Watson
Carole and Krag Ryal
IBM Ring 386 Colon
Jim and Michele Parkes
Bill Rasmussen
Wayne Ramsdell
Ron Carnell
Raven Keckler
Michael and Harriet Jacobsen
Rick Fisher for FAB Magic
Jeff Nalazek
IBM Ring 36 Flint
Merlin Terrill
George Shindler for SAM
Sonny and Allison Tgiros
Dick Oslund
Steve Weikel
Gene Anderson
Al Leoni
Tim Ogden
Mr. and Mrs. Don Wiberg
Jerry and Kathy Herdegen
Dr. and Mrs. Rick Howell
Ardan James
Mrs. David Weikel
Mark Ginther Family
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reinstein
Carson and Doug Gancer
Roger Bus
Pete Stobie
Vince Russo
and anonymous donors.

Ring 211 July 2013 Report

Our July workshop was presented by Bob Panlener. Bob is always ready to perform. In his “real job” he takes opportunities to amaze his clients. It makes them feel good and who knows . . . it can lead to gigs. For Bob it has. His topic was Money Magic. He performed and demonstrated a torn and restored dollar bill by Terry Seabrooke, having a two dollar bill fold and unfold into two single dollar bills, magically taking the face off of a dollar bill, and the Wonderland Dollar. Thanks Bob.

img_3161Tonight’s program was “Deckless.” Magi were encouraged to perform a card packet routine. Our chairperson was Gil Scott. He amazed us with a signed card and a Three Card Monte.

Ron Carnell (He is our web master. View our site!) astonished us by having four Jokers magically change to four Fives. Dr. Jack Vander Wal nicely performed Five Card Royal. Jerry Herdegen (AKA Choo Choo The Clown) impressed us with the penetration of a jack knife through a balloon and topped it off with the formation of a turtle balloon. Bob Panlener intrigued us with Chance Or Fate.

img_3179Gil wanted to perform another and got us with Open Prediction. Krag Ryal further challenged us with and ESP prediction routine and another prediction involving the date on a coin among five coins. Jim Parkes added to the entertainment value by showing Doug Henning’s See Through Card. P. J. Weber continued the astonishment by having a selected card vanish from the deck only to be revealed from his pocket. Dennis Favreau thrilled us by a having the ashes of a burnt piece of paper containing the selected card revealed upon his arm the name of the chosen card.

img_3146Ring President Michele Parkes presented the following awards: Peter Stobie (Workshop of the Year, Excellence in Stage, and Service — Program Chair), P. J. Weber (Excellence in Close-Up), Kathy Herdegen (Most Service to Club), Dave Bogdan (Service — Lecture Chair), Ron Carnell (Service — Web Master), and Randy Vander Wal (Service — Ring Scribe). She announced that Christian & Katalina received Outside Lecturer of the Year.

Wow, another night of magic and fun. Big thanks to all who came to the meeting and our performers. Also, a thanks to my nephew, Jesse Shira, for taking notes for the submitting of this report. Check out our web site for information regarding the 2nd Annual Bob & Judie Kramer Stage Magic & Novelty Act Competition and our upcoming 27th Annual Earl Ray Wilcox Memorial Hocus Pocus Party. We dedicate the Hocus Pocus Party this year to our own “centennial lady” June Horowitz.

Photo Gallery

A Star for OUR Star – June Horowitz

To all Our Magical Friends,

As many of you know, our beloved June Horowitz will be celebrating her 100th birthday this September 12th. But, what do you get for a woman who has everything? Beauty, intelligence, skill, humor, and the love and respect of all who know her? Ring 211 would like to present June with a bronze star on the Walk of Fame, in Colon, Michigan, the Magic Capital of the World.

This beautiful star, inscribed with her name, and encased in the sidewalk location of her choice, would last for many lifetimes, and be a fitting remembrance of her lifetime devotion to Magic.

The cost for a star is Twelve hundred and seventy five dollars, installed. Our thought is that many of you would like to join us in making this tribute a reality. Not as a gift from one, but as a loving recognition from many.

If you would like to join us in this endeavor, please make a check to Ring 211, and mail it to June’s Star, Attn:Ryal, P.O. Box 93, Mason, Michigan 48854, or hand in a donation at your next meeting to your Ring Official. Those wanting to donate via Pay Pal can do so at www.hippityhop.com. Any additional funds collected above and beyond those needed for the Star will be presented to June to use at her discretion. All donors will be recognized at the presentation.

Please, join with us, as we say Thanks, to one of the truly Great Women of Magic, June Horowitz.

A Truly Great Woman in every way.

Sincerely,
Carole and Krag Ryal
Star Coordinators for Ring 211
cre8muse@aol.com

View star online @ MAGIC STARS WALK OF FAME/ColonMichigan

Dan Garrett Lecture

On Thursday May 2, Dan Garrett presented his “Forward Into The Past” Lecture to Ring 211 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to a full house of magicians. Dan has lectured at least three other times to our club over the past three decades. We welcomed him back again. Dan Garrett: Mentalist – Magician – Speaker – Humorist. Dan Garrett we observed wears many hats, as a performer, inventor, lecturer, author, columnist, publisher, teacher and reviewer. It is noted that he performs at ease with every conceivable demographic of audience, large or small, children or adults, family groups or corporate clients. Dan has been featured on the cover of the I.B.M.’s magazine The Linking Ring, and twice on the cover of the S.A.M.’s magazine M-U-M. In the November 2012 issue of M-U-M, Dan Garrett was first on a list of magicians described as “a living magic legend [and] an artist who defined close-up magic in the last years of the twentieth century.” He is Past President of the S.A.M., Past Territorial Vice-President of the I.B.M., Member of the Inner Magic Circle (M.I.M.C. with Gold Star) in London, and a Guest of Honor at F.F.F.F. (the original close-up magic convention, now known as “ Obie’s 4F”) where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. Dan Garrett has also been a feature writer for Stan Allen’s MAGIC. Dan is a M-U-M columnist and product reviewer, who has performed live on CNN Headline News. Dan has been a full-time pro for 40 years. He has lectured world-wide, in over a dozen countries. Dan has produced six lectures and three “fully-loaded” DVD’s on magic, plus his acclaimed “Over the Rainbow” routine for color-changing disks. He performs and teaches magic for many different audiences and situations. Stan Allen has called Dan a “general practitioner of magic.” Others have described Dan as a “great teacher of modern-day magic and methods.” Forward Into the Past was a brand-new lecture experience for us filled with magic from Dan Garrett’s working repertoire of both past and present. The contents included mainly close-up magic and mentalism with coins, knives, paddles and cards. There was serious magic and comedy magic; there was truly something for everyone. Emphasis was placed on improving one’s own performances and tapping into the emotions and intellect of one’s audiences.

Highlights of his lecture included:

  • Magi-Fest Jest – a hilarious MC gag.
  • The GodMother of All Book Tests – Easy to perform and nothing to buy. Two books, two participants, three minds, one thought.
  • Pocket Knife Act – A full close-up act for walk-around, no resetting needed. He sure got us on the surprise ending!
  • Up the Creek WITH a Paddle – See the classic paddle move in a whole new light. Dan made an offer we could not refuse.
  • Hello, Mr. Chips – Duke Stern’s coin routine with special touches from Dan Garrett.
  • Desire Under the Elms(leys) – a strange and wonderful biological circus routine with a few acrobatic cards.
  • Epic – Marked Down – A mentalism act for close-up or stage that fits in your pocket and costs less than $10 to make.
  • Two Foreseen – The miracle that everyone who witnesses this lecture is talking about. A double impossible CAAN (card at any number) with no memory work or technical skill required.
  • Even More Magic with cards, coins, rubber bands, character impersonations, and the awesome power of words!

We are glad that we grabbed this chance to learn from one of magic’s most acclaimed performers and teachers. Rick Howell said of his lecture: “Some innovative twists on the paddle move and fun routining! Products very reasonably priced.” We recommend Dan to any club. We thank Dave Bogdan, our lecture chairman for connecting with Dan. To see what Dan has to offer, including this lecture on DVD, visit his web site at http://www.dangarrettmagic.com.

RING 211 PRESENTS Dan Garrett

Ring 211’ers and its many friends:

***** Note the location of the Dan Garrett Lecture — El Barrio Grill, 545 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. ***** Our original meeting place, Brann’s, was only able to give us half the room. But this is a Dan Garrett Lecture so a bigger facility was needed.

 

Inquiries please contact Jim or Michele Parkes, 550-4697 or 550-5406, hippityhop10@gmail.com

RING 211 PRESENTS Dan Garrett

Mentalist – Magician – Speaker – Humorist

Presents his “Forward Into The Past” Lecture! Thursday, MAY 2, 2013 7:00 PM!!
Admission: Ring 211 Members: Free
Other Magi & Guests: $15.00

El Barrio Mexican Grill
545 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Plenty of parking in their back lot. Join fellow magi for dinner and fellowship at 5:00 PM.

Forward Into the Past is a brand-new lecture experience filled with magic from Dan Garrett’s working repertoire of both past and present. The contents include mainly close-up magic and mentalism with coins, knives, paddles and cards. It has been rumored that there is even a grand illusion in this lecture. (?) Serious magic and comedy magic: there is truly something for everyone. Emphasis is placed on improving your performances and tapping in to the emotions and intellect of your audiences.

A Partial List of Contents
* Magi-Fest Jest – a hilarious MC gag.
* The GodMother of All Book Tests – Easy to perform and nothing to buy. 2 books, 2 participants, 3 minds, 1 thought.
* Pocket Knife Act – A full close-up act for walk-around, no resetting needed. You’ll love the surprise ending!
* Up the Creek WITH a Paddle – See the classic paddle move in a whole new light. Dan will make you an offer you can’t refuse.
* Hello, Mr. Chips – Duke Stern’s coin routine with special touches from Dan Garrett.
* Desire Under the Elms(leys) – a strange and wonderful biological circus routine with a few acrobatic cards.
* Epic – Marked Down – A mentalism act for close-up or stage that fits in your pocket and costs less than $10 to make.
* Two Foreseen – The miracle that everyone who witnesses this lecture is talking about. A double impossible CAAN (card at any number) with no memory work or technical skill required.
* Even More Magic with cards, coins, rubber bands, character impersonations, and the awesome power of words! Grab this chance to learn from one of magic’s most acclaimed performers and teachers.

If you miss this lecture, you won’t be able to sleep with yourself again!

About Dan Garrett:

Who is Dan Garrett?

Dan Garrett wears many hats, as a performer, inventor, lecturer, author, columnist, publisher, teacher and reviewer. He performs at ease with every conceivable demographic of audience, large or small, children or adults, family groups or corporate clients.

What are Dan Garrett’s credentials?

Dan has been featured on the cover of the I.B.M.’s magazine The Linking Ring, and twice on the cover of the S.A.M.’s magazine M-U-M. In the November 2012 issue of M-U-M, Dan Garrett was first on a list of magicians described as “a living magic legend [and] an artist who defined close-up magic in the last years of the twentieth century.” He is Past President of the S.A.M., Past Territorial Vice-President of the I.B.M., Member of the Inner Magic Circle (M.I.M.C. with Gold Star) in London, and a Guest of Honor at F.F.F.F. (the original close-up magic convention, now known as “ Obie’s 4F”) where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. Dan Garrett has also been a feature writer for Stan Allen’s MAGIC. Dan is an M-U-M columnist and product reviewer, who has performed live on CNN Headline News.

Dan has been a full-time pro for 40 years. He has lectured world-wide, in over a dozen countries. Dan has produced six lectures and three “fully-loaded” DVD’s on magic, plus his acclaimed “Over the Rainbow” routine for color-changing disks. He performs and teaches magic for many different audiences and situations. Stan Allen has called Dan a “general practitioner of magic.” Others have described Dan as a “great teacher of modern-day magic and methods.”

Testimonials

Even if he never taught a single effect, just listening to his voice, watching his style and enjoying his performance would be worth the entrance fee. [Epic Marked Down] used only index cards and 3 different colored pens – and no props. This, too, was worth the price of admission. We do know [that] no matter the cost of the lecture, the time spent absorbi ng Mr. Garrett’s knowledge is a great value… Do not miss one of the best lectures we have seen in years! – Tim Quinlan, MAGIC NEWS, _www.insidemagic.com_ (http://www.insidemagic.com)

A few reviews for Forward Into the Past may be found in the following locations:

6 reviews in The Linking Ring, Vol. 92, No. 11, November 2012 Ring Reports – Ring 46, Oklahoma City OK, pg. 129; Ring 58, Knoxville TN, pg. 131; Ring 64, Louisville KY, pg. 132; Ring 81, Sarasota FL, pg. 133; Ring 130, Jacksonville FL, pg. 138; Ring 198, Lexington KY, pg. 143.

For more on Dan and to watch video on his magic, visit _www.dangarrettmagic.com_ (http://www.dangarrettmagic.com/) . Go to “for magicians only” to see what he has available. You may view his lecture pdf file on the site.

Dan’s Lecture Reviewed in Ring Reports

The Linking Ring, Nov. 2012 (Volume 92, Number 11)

We had an incredible turnout for Dan Garrett, eagerly anticipating his new “Forward Into the Past” lecture experience. We knew this was going to be fun… In just under two hours, Mr. Garrett presented more than 15 varied effects. Most memorable was “Two Foreseen” was a double-selected-cards-at-any-number effect that had us all scratching our heads during the break. There was quite literally something for everyone, including two different Book Tests, a card effect with pictures of cereal boxes, a coin routine, and several uses of ambigrams, including a great paddle effect. He concluded with “Epic – Marked Down,” a triple prediction effect like Mental Epic. We thank Dan for including Ring 58 in his lecture tour.! – Tom Vorjohan, Ring 58, Knoxville TN

Mr. Garrett used items that most of us have in our magic supply or around the house. These included knives, coins, cards, books and markers. Dan also used poetry and ambigrams to make a point. Each of these items were used with a sleight, a shift, or a paddle move. Should you think you already know card moves, or how to do the Paddle move, you should reconsider. Dan Garrett used many different Paddle moves on knives, coins, and even business cards, as well as the “Hot Rod” type prop (with a twist, naturally). Mr. Garrett showed us the well-known moves on cards and paddles, then showed how these can be altered and improved. He gave us a few examples of his talent in impressionist style, saying famous lines from movies and from famous actors saying those lines. Thanks for the laughs, the sleights and the moves, Mr. Garrett. It made for a very different kind of night.! – Tom Crecelius, Ring 64, Louisville KY

The largest part of the evening was filled with the magic of Dan Garrett. Aside from his manipulative skills and engrossing patter, you can’t take your eyes off his perfectly groomed and waxed mustache. He is a master at telling stories that fit naturally with his magical performance. But most appreciated by me was his clear explanation of how to predict the first words in a book… I am pleased to say he made a number of sales that night as well as increased his number of fans. – Jerry Meketon, Ring 81, Sarasota FL

Dan opened with a funny bit which he called “The Magi-Fest Jest,” where the appearance is given that a card is firmly wedged into his forehead. Dan shared some excellent tips on the Paddle move, including several routines with blank paddles and ambigrams. Dan showed that almost anything can be used as a paddle, including business cards. Dan’s card effects were humorous and themed. In one of those he took on the role of a circus ringmaster/biologist. The strongest and most fooling card effect was “Two Foreseen” where two cards are predicted with two spectators in an ACAAN type effect. Some fine mentalism effects were shared [including] the “Godmother of All Book Tests.” Dan closed with a clever and extremely portable “Mental Epic” type routine. This was a fun lecture with lots of useful tips and tricks. Dan is entertaining and Ring 130 is happy that he spent an evening with us. – Simone Marron, Ring 130, Jacksonville FL

*********** Another “Cut Above The Rest” Lecture from our lecture chairman Dave Bogdan! Ring 211 welcomes Dan back for his third lecture with us! *****************