Monthly Archives: October 2021

November 1, 2021 – Texas Lecture Night

Monday, November 1st, 7:00 PM

11654 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

November will be the Annual National Lecture  Night of Texas

Several of our members have agreed to present lectures on their various areas of expertise. Notes will be available for $1.00
Bring some cash and share the magic.

There will be a BOARD MEETING prior to the general meeting.
6:00 PM

Sunday, January 16, 2022
4:00 PM
Installation Banquet

Michael Weber
Randi Rain

and a surprise CELEBRITY Performer!
more information & reservations coming soon 

Ron Cartlidge is recovering from another trip to the hospital for his foot and a bout with COVID. He is back at Brookdale Rehab Westlake Hills and doing much better. Recently, Kent Cummins had a nice visit with him and presented him with the posters from the 2021 TAOM Convention.  Ron was in good spirits, and talked about planning to go to the SAM convention in Las Vegas.
If you have the time, Ron would appreciate a visit or phone call from us. 

Peter the Adequate and Kent also had a nice meeting with
Will Mannis. Kent reported that he is also doing well, was alert, and very much himself.

Kent Cummins our soon to be appointed, “Good and Welfare Ambassador,” also reported he had a long telephone talk with Opie Houston, who is doing better and is willing to have visitors if fully vaccinated.

(see the trailer)
a feature documentary

By Jon Ornoy
A cinematic exploration of the long history between magicians and playing cards and the murder mystery hidden in their art.

I’m a Canadian filmmaker who is currently in development on a feature-length documentary on the long history between playing cards and magic called Lost in the Shuffle in collaboration with two-time world champion magician Shawn Farquhar. 

As a lifelong fan of magic I was thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet Shawn a couple of years ago and when, over a beer, he started to lay out the elements of his Court Card Conspiracy story to me, this movie immediately began to form in my mind. As a fourth-generation magician he’d been working with cards his entire life without ever really looking at them and considering their design. That all changed on a visit to Chateau D’Amboise in France where he realized that he recognized symbols on the castle walls from the King of Hearts; this epiphany has led to a theory that the card actually represents Charles VIII of France who died at Amboise in 1498. But where history holds that Charles died from hitting his head on a doorframe, Shawn believes that he actually died at the hand of his wife Anne and that this cold case murder story has been encoded in the cards we still use today.

We’re in the process of assembling a crowdfunding campaign that will launch on October 19th and I’m reaching out today because I thought the story might be of interest to your IBM Ring and hoped that you’d be inclined to share our efforts. I’ve attached a short summary here and you can head to our website here to see the trailer as well.

THE SENIOR TOUR, close-up mini convention
APRIL 1-3, 2022

December 6, 7:00 PM
“Past Presidents Night”…past presidents perform 
Election of 2022 officers