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kkaiser343

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What did you do for your audition? I skimmed over the above posts and didnt see it(sorry if I missed it). 
I consider this forum as my magic club. Sounds like you may have found a really good one.

thanks for asking... I was sitting outside of the meeting because I was early.. I was fooling around with a deck of cards working on the pass and a few other sleights.. one of the other early arrivals engaged me in conversation.. when it came to my interview and audition it was the gentleman I was speaking to earlier..he interviewed me than told me he had seen what I was working on and that was more than adeuate..so I really never did do a formal audition...
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That's great!  Can you share what you had planned?
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thanks for asking... I was sitting outside of the meeting because I was early.. I was fooling around with a deck of cards working on the pass and a few other sleights.. one of the other early arrivals engaged me in conversation.. when it came to my interview and audition it was the gentleman I was speaking to earlier..he interviewed me than told me he had seen what I was working on and that was more than adeuate..so I really never did do a formal audition...

Well that worked out pretty cool. Not much pressure that way. Those tricky magicians.
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Sometimes I like to wait and respond to a thread until I've allowed the subject to percolate a little bit.  Other times I just dive in and sometimes wish I'd let it percolate a little more.

After thinking about the question and reading the various responses, a couple of things seem clear.  Not all organizations are created equal.  Organizations, any of them, are simply a group of individuals.  I belong to a professional trade organization that has nothing to do with magic.  Still, I see behavior within the organization that reminds me of things that went on when I was active in the I.B.M. many years ago.

For example, there is a core group of people that tend to do most of the heavy lifting.  Others show up, sometimes, and add little to the group.  Some are worse in that they not only don't take any responsibility but are among the first to criticize when they don't like the direction things are going.

So, in answering the question of whether magic clubs are good or bad, I would answer, "depends".  Depends upon the group, the individuals in the group and the motivation within the group to achieve great things.


It has been more than 35 years since I attended an I.B.M. meeting.  Sometimes I miss the lectures and the competitions, but not enough to get motivated to rejoin and begin attending.  St. Louis has active I.B.M. and S.A.M. chapters and I'm sure they are still well run.  Maybe when I get more time?  Not likely at this point.

During my time in the I.B.M. the most enjoyable aspect was the regular lectures.  Ring One hosted lectures by Albert Goshman, Ali Bongo, Frank Pemper, Jerry Andrus, David Roth, Dan Fleshman, Flip Halema and countless more top flight performers.  The competitions were also fun and well attended.  We also put on a public show in the spring and the S.A.M. a show in the fall.  I performed in several of them, including one with Petrick and Mia, which was fun.  Watching Petrick load up his jacket with balls and such was simply amazing.  

The only negative I would say was a general lack of willingness to critique.  I think someone mentioned earlier in this thread about the value of honest feedback.  I remember one performer that tried to get "creative" with the cups and balls and produced so much junk from under the cups that you could hear folks muttering under their breath "Enough already", but nobody took the performer aside to tell them when to say when.  I'm guilty as I was there and didn't say a word.  We all politely clapped and said, "Great job".

So there is that aspect, but all-in-all, I'm glad I participated.  I think clubs are a good starting point.  For many, once they reach a certain level, their need or desire wanes.  But that doesn't mean they are bad or unuseful.  
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Thanks for sharing. Keyword that seems to come up is DEPENDS.
Definitely depends on the people who are members of a club

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Keyword that seems to come up is DEPENDS. 
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Maybe that's because most of the club members are a bit leaky?
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That's great!  Can you share what you had planned?

i was going to do "rapid transit" from rrcm.?...simple trick with 3dls...I think they are just looking to see if you are serious..traditionally I beleive it was to make sure you had some chops and were just not there to learn secrets..but now with you tube...you don't need to travel for that...I am sure that like with all organizations you get out what you put in..basically it is a fom of networking with those of similar interests..I have been to 3 meetings so far..meet madhi gilbert. David Roth .Alexander and puck..
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