Entries in SIM (63)
The SIM meeting on 7th May promises to be another cracker with a talk from, amongst others, Social Media Trainer Noel Davidson. Anyone interested in joining the SIM should check out there website.
Jack Wise will lecture at The SIM for their April meeting. Jack is a busy full time pro and as such will have a wealth of invaluable information to dispense. Those who have seen Jack in action will know this is not to be missed. A massively fun night guaranteed.
Although I have no information as to the admission fee for non-members it typically isn't much. Those interested should contact The SIM directly. It all happens at Cassidy's Hotel on 2nd April from 8pm.
See you there!
The SIM have an exciting night lined up on Tuesday 5th Febuary. RTÉ star and children's entertainer par exellence Reuben will be presenting his first ever lecture. This is coupled with a bring & buy sale and the Auction. For more details please download the promotional material here.
Pat Fallon will present his lecture this coming Tuesday evening at 8pm in Cassidy's Hotel Dublin 1. The lecture is free to all paid up members of the SIM. Visiting magicians and non-members should check with the SIM of the admission price. It promises to be a great night.
Will Houstoun lectured last Tuesday at the SIM. Another full house were treated to an excellently presented and well balanced lecture that included just the right amount of tricks, history and funnies. Drawing on effects and stories from his published books The Notebook and Hellis in Wonderland Will lead us on his story of discovery, investigation and completion of these two lost notebooks. A wonderful night filled with mysteries of all guises.
The SIM are pleased to announced that Will Houstoun will lecture on Tuesday 4th Dec at 8pm. The venue is Cassidy's Hotel. The night is free of charge to paid up members of the SIM. Bone-fide non-member magicians will be admitted for €15. More info by clicking here.
This promises to be another great night at The SIM. See you all there.
The SIM had another jammed packed night when a crowd of 60 enthusiastic magi turned up to be thoroughly entertained by David Stone. Funny, charming, energetic and astonishingly good, David received a well deserved standing ovation.
Preceding the lecture the SIM held their AGM. Congratulations to President Joe Fortune on his election. Joe is a man who is passionate about magic and his appointment should see the SIM go from strength to strength. The new council in full for 2012 is as follows. President Joe Fortune, Secretary John Power, Treasurer Brendan McIvor and council members Steven Thompson, Jamie Skelton and Martin Duffy. Congrat's to all.
The committee of the SIM are delighted to announce that world class magician David Stone will join them for their AGM Lecture this coming October 2nd.
David is quite simply one of the top close-up magicians in the world. His routines find their way in to the repertoires of almost every working pro and his highly acclaimed DVD’s (Real Secrets of Close-Up Magic) and marketed effects are much anticipated.
Add in a terrific sense of humor and you know you are in for a treat.
The lecture is free to those who attend the AGM and are fully paid up members of th SIM. Non-members bone-fide magicians admission is €15.
The SIM AGM will start promptly at 8pm followed by the lecture promptly at 9pm on Tuesday 2nd of October at Cassidy’s Hotel.
Traditionally The SIM take a summer break for July and August. While this is is still officially the case, some members are planning to meet in an informal manner at Cassidy's Hotel bar on the first Tuesday of July. Anyone and everyone is welcome from 8pm onwards. For more information on SIM activity it is worth keeping an eye on the SIM Facebook Group.
The SIM's next meeting (and last before the two month summer recess) will take place in Cassidys Hotel on Tuesday 5th June. Meeting proper starts at 8pm. Room will be open from 7:30 for Bring and Buy.
Bring and Buy
Members have previously suggested that they would like to have a Bring & Buy session at the beginning of meetings. So here is our first one.
You are invited to bring a handful of items which you can sell from your chair or bag. The idea is for this to be informal. We don't want people coming along with rakes of stuff and turning it into a mini auction. It is as it "says on the tin". This is something teh commitee of The SIM hope may become a regular occurrence.
Emerald Magic Dealer Dem
Pat Fallon recently re-branded his dealing business as Emerald Magic and has some new original effects on the market. Pat will present mini Dealer Dem and will have effects, cards, rope etc for sale. So make sure you don't spend all your money at the Bring & Buy.
Richard McDougall Lecture
Richard McDougall has been a professional magician for over twenty years, having trained in mime and physical theatre. He is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, and has won awards at FISM and the Desert Seminar, and was a former winner of the World Open for Close Up Magic. He has been lucky enough to perform his close up and stage magic in 40 countries, and at a number of events hosted by HM The Queen, as well as for HRH The Prince of Wales at his 50th birthday.
As well as giving lectures to magicians on the subject of performance, Richard also presents keynote speeches and training for the business community in presentation skills, and in particular on the subject of body language. Last year he lectured to wide acclaim at The Essential Magic Conference. Expect a fun, informative and thought provoking evening.
The evening is free to fully paid up members of The SIM. For non-member bone-fide magicians admission is €15.
At last Tuesday evening's SIM May Meeting Tony Thursby was awarded as Honorary Life Patron of The SIM. Tony receives this accolade as recognition for his outstanding contribution to The SIM and Irish Magic. We managed to grab some video and pics which you can view below. The presentation video you see in the video below was compiled by Ruaíri O'Connor with many of the photos supplied by Nevill Wiltshire. Congratulations Tony, thoroughly well deserved.
The SIM hosted there auction last night. Money exchanged was definitely down from previous years, though through generosity of their members The SIM managed to raise €200 for their friends in Magic UnCorked. SIM President Nevin Cody sent us the following note -
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended our auction last night. As every year there was a fantastic turn out and lots of items and money changed hands. We had lots of sellers and I want to say thank you to all of you for bringing a long so many wonderful items for us to auction off.After the introduction and success of the SIM table last year we decided to continue this year and thank you everyone for the donations of items. Again the funds will be used for an Irish magic convention so will pass onto the UnCorked team and the SIM will round it up to the nearest hundred.I hope to see as many of you as possible in Cork its only once a year we get to have our own convention and it's also the Southern Brotherhoods first so let's give them as much support as we can. It's a fantastic line up and will be great fun too and a great chance to meet magicians from all over Ireland.Nevin
There was a huge amount of items to fit in and at times the Auction can seem like a tedious affair. Here is an idea to consider for next year -
Auctioneers only sell 2 or 3 items from each seller. This should take no longer then 40 minutes. Then the night opens up in to a car boot sale. Thoughts? leave 'em in the comments or head over to The SIM Facebook Page
The SIM Auction will take place next Tuesday evening at Cassidy's Hotel. The Auction will start at 8pm sharp, with viewing from 7:30. The SIM ask those of you who will be selling stuff to be set up for 7:30pm. There is no admission charge for anyone attending and wishing to bid. The SIM will take 10% from sellers.
Editor Note : As I am one of the Auctioneers I am going to write the following in the first person as it is easier that way!
In a bid to make the night snappier we are limiting the amount we will auction to 20 items per seller, to be taken 10 at a time. So for instance if we have our sellers as Mr's A B C D and E - Items 1-10 from Mr A will be first to be auctioned followed by items 1-10 from Mr B etc. Once all of the lotts have been run through once we go back to Mr A and start the cycle again from items 11 through 20. This is the to ensure every seller get the chance to have his items up "while there is money in the room". Note for sellers - This means you should order your items in the preference you would like them sold.
If you are considering selling items on the night please download the official 'auction form' by clicking on the image of it on the right. Please fill out the form and number your actual items with stickers or such like so as they correspond to your list. You will need two copies of your list. One for the book keepers and one for your own records.
If you are one of those who typically bring many items you can still do so and sell these privately after the official auction. This bring & buy aspect is something the SIM hope to initiate at regular meeting going forward.
Last year The SIM asked you to donate some items to a Club Table. the proceeds of this was exclusively used for the hosting of Shenanigans. This year the committee are asking you to the same. That is, donate a decent quality item or two to our Club Table. The SIM are delighted to announce that any monies raised from this lott will be gifted to our friends in The Southern Brotherhood of Magicians as a contribution towards this years Irish Convention, Magic UnCorked.
See you all there for a fun filled night.
Your humble editor is literally in the door from the David Regal lecture. What a great night. Fifty or so magicians from all over the country bore witness to a remarkable lecture jam packed full of usable, workable and commercial material delivered by a man who was warm, humble and thoroughly entertaining. Please have a browse of our slideshow below or click through to the Gallery proper here. Don't forget to leave a comment by clicking on the link below the post.