Pops Haydn Lecture @ Fantasma Sept 29.

Sep 28 2016

Lecture with Whit “Pop” Haydn
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor (enter on 33rd Street)
Free for PA1 members,
Pop’s Lecture:
Pop Haydn started out as a street performer in the 1960’s, and has worked all over the world in every type of venue. He is a seven-time Magician of the Year award winner at the Magic Castle. Pop will talk about the psychology and routining of magic. He will discuss the philosophical principles that underlie his approach to magic using his own original routines to illustrate his thinking. He will explain how to use patter to strengthen the effect of the trick and to develop humor out of the situation rather than through “lines” and jokes. The routines he will be discussing include both stage and close up magic, and are all award-winning routines designed for real world situations. He teaches useful principles, sleights and ruses that can be applied to any routine.
Four Ring Routine, Mongolian Pop Knot, and Six Card Trick
Close Up:
Chicago Surprise, Multiple Peeked Cards to Pocket, Specific Resonance, The Intricate Web of Distraction (color- changing knives)

September meeting At Fantasma

Aug 22 2016

The first meeting of the new season will take place on Thursday September 8 @

 ** NOTE: This a change from prior announcements! **

Fantasma Magic

421 7th Ave entrance on 33rd street.

Meeting will begin 7:00 –

The after meeting event will be a lecture by Levent

At the one night only event, Levent will do a special multi-media lecture and will teach his Fundamental Rules of Stage Magic, as well as the little known secrets of many highly commercial and practical magic tricks such as:

The Long Pour Salt Trick

The Half Dyed Color Changing Silks

The Linking Rings

The Multiplying Billiard Balls

The no gimmick Diminishing Cards

Charlie Miller’s Three Rope Trick

The Potassy Wave Deck

And his masterpiece “Misers Dream.”

This will be followed by a hands-on workshop on the Misers Dream. All participants will be given special materials to take home and practice the Misers Dream. This special workshop is at no extra cost and is exclusive to Levent’s lecture at Fantasma.



Upcoming Events

September 16 Doug Edwards Workshop @ Gemini Diner

September 29 LEcture by Pops Haydn @ Fantasma NY


Broken Wand Bronwyn Claire

Jul 02 2016

We regret the passing of our dear compere  Bronwyn  Clare  Pipitone  (Devlin  July 1)

If you wish, you may make donations in  honor of Bronwyn’s memory;

you may send check   payable to The Society of American Magicians Endowment.

Indicate  that it is for the Bronwyn Clare SYM  (Society of  Young  Magicians ) fund.

Mail to   S.A.M  MEF  at  234 Towyn Ct- Ambler PA  19002.  

Workshop Friday June 17@ Gemini Diner

Jun 13 2016

The Final Workshop of the fiscal year will take place on Friday June 17th at the Gemini Diner

The Topic is

The Latest & the Greatest, Oldies and Goodies

As Always expect a variety of things to learn. Come on early and enjoy the diners Early Bird specials

641 2nd avenue @ 35th street

6:30 pm to eat, workshop starts around 7:30 pm,
Please support the diner!

Norman Beck Lecture @ Fantasma

Jun 03 2016

SAMPA1 will be hosting a Lecture by Norman Beck on Tuesday June 7th at

Fantasma Magic

421 7th Ave

Enter on 33rd street.

The lecture will begin at 7:15. The lecture is free to SAMPA1 members, $20 to SAM members and $25 to others.

Next Meeting Friday June 3 @ Chelsea Studios

May 31 2016

The next meeting of the parent assembly will be held on FRIDAY June 3

at ** Chelsea Studios **

151 West 26th street
6th floor

The Meeting will begin at 7:15. Show to begin @ 8PM.\

The nominating committee receommended the following slate:
President- Bob Bruan
1st VP- Nina Schindler
2nd VP- Herb Scher
Treasurer- George Schindler
Controller- Rene Clement
Secretary- Steve Gross
Trustee(3yr) George Schindler
Trustee(1yr) Ted Lee
Board Member Joe Cetti
Board Member Ken Ferst
Board Member David Kaye
Board Member Harrison Kramer
Board Member Sterling Lee


The after meeting event will be a Meber Close up show produced by Herb Scher. The Show is open to the general public.

Next Meeting Friday May 6 @ ** Chelsea Studios **

Apr 27 2016

The next meeting of the parent assembly will be held on FRIDAY May 6

at ** Chelsea Studios **

151 West 26th street
6th floor

The Meeting will begin at 7:15. Lecture to begin @ 8PM.


The after meeting event will be a Lecture by Will Houston. Dr. Will Houston is the Magic Circle’s Close-Up Magician of the Year for 2015. He has completed his PhD in Victorian Conjuring and will present his new lecture based around his recently released DVD set “Modern Magic”. Included will be card and coin magic suitable for close-up and parlor. Genii’s review of his DVD set wrote ”This is a remarkable collection that serious students will enjoy for quite some time”

Michael Vincent Lecture Monday May 2 @ Fantasma

Apr 27 2016

On Monday May 2 PA1 will present a lecture by Michael Vincent @ Fantasma Magic. The lecture will begin around 7:15

Michael is widely regarded in the magic community as one of today’s great master conjurors. He has been named “Best Close-Up Magician” three times by The Magic Circle in Britain. His DVD’s are terrific and he has made frequent television appearances, including two on Penn & Teller’s…Fool Us. Michael performs elegant, classic magic, and the rare opportunity to learn from him in person should not be missed. The lecture is free for Parent Assembly members, $20 for other SAM members and $25 for other non-member magicians.

2016 Salute to Magic

Apr 07 2016

The 2016 Salute to Magic will take place on Saturday May 7 At the Queens Theater in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Click on poster for more information

Next Meeting Thursday April 7 At Fantasma

Apr 06 2016

The next meeting of the parent assembly will be held on THURSDAY April 7

at Fantasma Magic

421 Seventh Avenue
Entrance on 33rd street

The after meeting event will be a Lecture by by Flavio Iacobini, a magician from Italy, who specializes in magic for children. Flavio, better known as Mago Iaio, is the creator of Hocus Bimbus Grand Gala, the most popular live magic show series for children in Italy. The lecture will cover a wide range of magic which will be of interest to anyone who performs for children but also has applicability to general audiences. His lecture will cover warm-ups, actual routines from his show, marketing tips, costuming advice and the importance of your performing name when trying to set yourself apart as a professional family and children’s entertainer.

Please come early to join in to the pre meeting Jam session. Jam begins at 6:15.

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