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Calendar of Events

  • On June 24 the club will be supporting a magic summer camp at the Plymouth Community Arts Council and runs from Monday June 24 through Friday June 28. It runs each day from 9am to Noon. We expect up to 24 participants ranging in age from 9-14. We expect the participants will put on a show for their parents on the last day at 11:30. We need volunteers who are good at working with and teaching 9-14 year olds. We anticipate teaching a variety of performance types -- Magic, Balloon Twisting & Juggling. Go here to sign up for just one morning or all week.
  • Your Board is thrilled to announce an exclusive lecture by the phenomenal NICK DIFFATTE! Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
     Time: 11:00 AM
     Venue: Diamondback Music Hall, 49345 S Interstate 94 Service Dr, Belleville, MI 48111
    Admission: $20 at the door (Sorry, no member or partner discounts for this special event).What is better than a Nick Diffatte lecture? Only one thing! A Nick Diffatte lecture followed by A Nick Diffatte SHOW! Nick will be performing at the Diamondback the evening of the lecture at 8:00 PM. Tickets are heavily discounted on-line, so don't wait. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!

    Nick Diffatte is not just another magician. He’s a magic headliner, a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, a guest on the Late Late Show on CBS, a Disney Cruise Line star, a fill-in for comedy magic legend Mac King, and a headliner in comedy clubs nationwide. Now, he’s bringing his unique blend of magic and comedy right here to Belleville!

    Here’s what you can look forward to:

    Stand-Up Routines: Enjoy stand-up magic from Nick's act, featuring material from his bestselling book Offbeat and other unpublished works.

    Close-Up Magic: Learn close-up magic techniques, including some of Nick’s marketed tricks and fresh ideas from Offbeat.

    Stage Cueing: Discover the practice and power behind stage cueing—a rarely employed and highly secretive technique.

    Comedy Writing: Gain insights into writing comedy magic routines and finding the perfect balance between comedy and magic.

    ❓ Open Q&A: Have the opportunity to ask Nick anything about his lecture or live shows.

    Here’s what some of the biggest names in magic have to say about Nick Diffatte:

    • “Nick Diffatte is a rare breed. Clever, funny, a total badass.” - Chris Kenner
    • “I sure do love Nick Diffatte. He’s my hope for the future of comedy magic.” - Mac King
    • “A lot of entertainers TRY to be funny. Nick IS funny. He has the perfect blend of comedy and magic.” - The Amazing Johnathan

    This is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of his craft. Don't miss out on what promises to be an unforgettable experience. Mark your calendar, spread the word, and join us for a magical Saturday morning with Nick Diffatte!

     

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Past Events

A number of AAMC members were able to attend the Ondrej Psenicka lecture hosted by Ring 22, The Detroit Magic Club. Ondrej is the creator of Butterfly Playing Cards (in stock at Wunderground). Ondrej created miracle after miracle and this was for a room of magicians.

Imagine a deck is given to a spectator named Fred Lenter to shuffle, which he does a number of times. Imagine a Magician named Ondrej Psenicka takes the deck and fans it with their face turned away. A card is selected and held to the chest of the spectator. Only the spectator knows the card. With his head still turned the card is returned to the deck by the spectator and then the deck is shuffled by the spectator. The magician takes the deck and places it on the table in front of them. They place their hand hovering over the deck and name the chosen card. Then the magician states that the card is the seventeenth card in the deck. They count down and the seventeenth card is the spectators card.

This sounds like ad copy, but that is what happened. If you are into cards, you need to check out the Butterfly decks. A marking system so diabolical that miracles like the above can be performed. Wonderground sells them at the same price as the butterfly website, so get them from Josh.

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