2013 October

Happy Holidays

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Yes it is that time of year…time for the annual S.A.M. 206 Holiday Banquet!

When: Monday December 9, 2013 doors open 5:45 p.m.  Dinner at 7:00, and show at 7:45 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church 901 Trinity Austin Texas (9th & Trinity St–downtown Austin)  There is a map at the bottom of the page.

What to Bring: We will do pot luck as in the past.  Meat will be provided.  Below is the breakdown of what you can bring.  If your last name starts with…

                    A-F bring an appetizer

                    G-N bring a side dish

                    O-Z bring a salad




Our Charity this year: Safe Place

Here is a wish list to help you with deciding what you would like to donate.  Many families come to Safe Place with very few, if any, of their possessions. Community donations help provide for a family’s basic needs and are an important first step in helping survivors start over.

The Wish List **Please do not wrap any items **


  • Full size bottles of unopened adult shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Unopened body wash/soap
  • Razors and Shaving Cream
  • Shower Sponges
  • New pillows
  • Twin Sheets/Blankets/Comforters
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Diapers sizes 3-6
  • Pull-Ups sizes 2T-5T
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Powder
  • Brushes or Combs
  • Mouth Wash
  • Deodorant

General Needs

All clothing, all sizes, in season

  • Purses, wallets and suitcases
  • Date books & journals
  • Gas station gift cards
  • Gift cards for clothing stores, discount stores, restaurants, etc.
  • Grocery store gift cards

Infant and Toddler

  • Push-and-pull toys for toddlers
  • Clothing
  • Diapers/Wipes

Arts Sports and Entertainment

  • Entertainment passes for bowling, movies, skating, museums and amusement parks
  • Nonviolent books and toys (*No Toy Guns/Knives/Swords*)
  • Stickers
  • Gift cards for toy and book stores
  • Picture Books
  • Youth and Adult Books
  • Spanish Youth and Adult Books
  • Project paper: contact, butcher, art,  construction, writing and tissue
  • Art supplies (for our school and after school activities)
  • Smocks
  • Playing cards and board games
  • Sports equipment for all ages: balls, scooters, skateboards, baseballs, gloves, roller skates,

basketballs, footballs and appropriate safety equipment
ENTERTAINMENT:   It’s a surprise!!!
YOU NEED TO R.S.V.P. to Tammy Dietz at cantutg@sbcglobal.net no later than Nov. 29th We will need to have a count of attendees including any children.  If you have any other questions you can contact Tammy Dietz.


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David Gabbay Lecture

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dgA creator of original magic, and regular Magic Castle performer, David Gabbay is modern approach to this age old art can make your magic amazing. In 2010 David Gabbay starred in his own one man Hollywood theater show, “Caught In A Miracle” to sold out houses and critical acclaim. A multiple award winner, most recently in 2011, David competed with magicians from across the country at the prestigious TAOM convention to earn himself the First Place Award for Close-Up Magic. David is a really impressive magician who is just starting to break out in our magic community. He is really fun to watch with some cutting edge techniques and misdirection. One of those you don’t know what’s going to happen next kind of shows and really original. Almost all of his stuff is original, he’s done a few lectures now and wants to do more. Here is a video of him on youtube.com (including his whole close-up show):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A04QI_Tu9AU)


David Gabbay is a talented, award winning magician and creator of some of the most visual, cutting edge effects put out in recent years.  Fresh off a successful one man Hollywood show – soon to be featured in an upcoming MAGIC Magazine article – his abilities transcend the perception of what magic can look like performed on any stage or just inches away.


Through his lifelong devotion towards refining and perfecting every aspect of his art, David has received awards and recognition from the magic community.  He is currently one of the Magic Castle’s favorite performers and is in constant demand by seasoned veterans and members alike.


David’s interactive lecture is meant to be an entertaining, informative discussion on some of his original effects and creative thinking, with something for magicians at every skill level.


♠       David’s Coin opener – This original opener creates huge reactions right off the bat and is a mini masterclass in misdirection and deception.  There is little cover, and once mastered, will give the performer confidence to perform other bolder effects.  A must see!

♠       Coins Through Silk & Sanchez Fly – These two original coin routines produce a powerful one two punch.  Spectators get up close and personal, seeing and hearing the coins melt, vanish, and reappear in these comedic yet daring handlings you will love to perform. (Demo only)

♠       David’s Topit – Need to make something vanish fast?  David’s use of the topit enables different vanishes and switches, using a three coin routine as an example.  He shows how to vanish multiple coins silently, with further thoughts on using a topit and sleeving sparingly but effectively.

♠       Coin in Purse to Box – Highly visual award winning effect, this is David’s modern twist on Nest of Boxes that helped win first place at the 2011 TAOM Convention Close-up Competition.  Also includes David’s thoughts on how he masters his timing and misdirection that’s his calling card.

♠       Card to Impossible Locations (2 effects) – A demonstration on being bold, taking chances, and most importantly, controlled timing with a clever close-up black art principle effect.  Also includes a surprising pen from purse that can be used anywhere, anytime.

♠       Coin in sugar packet – A fully impromptu effect that has gained notoriety.  This was originally featured in Genii Magazine and brought David well deserved national recognition.

♠       Tic-Tac box and specially designed card case – A solid original effect that will soon be part of your repertoire, complete with a chop cup-esque routine.  For the first time, David reveals how to make his brilliant Tic-Tac box gimmick that even has real Tic-Tacs deceptively appear.  The ingenious card case also allows you to steal objects even when it’s closed.

♠       Tossed Out Tech – A new, original jelly bean effect based on “tossed out deck” that plays around with the sense of taste.  A really cool, new concept in magic you won’t see anywhere else.

♠       Stitch – Visually move your polo shirt’s logo in full view. Ends by showing the logo is permanently stitched on, and is fully examinable.  Crazy unreal!

♠       Bounce/No Bounce Balls – A really fun routine with bouncing balls where you finish up by bouncing the ball that just previously wouldn’t bounce.

♠       Bonus – David presents a method that allows one to hand out their business card in the context of a card effect.


*Throughout the lecture David will discuss his experience on topics ranging from timing & misdirection, keeping a magic journal, goal setting, blending techniques, connecting with the audience, managing the peaks and valleys of your performance, tips on beginning and ending a show, and routining an act that flows and blends to keep audiences fully engaged in this twitter age.




“David Gabbay takes dusty classics and gives them a fresh, young, entertaining twist that makes them not only watchable but HIGHLY entertaining!” – Joe Monti


“David’s magic is smartly constructed, visual and designed for the enjoyment of the laity. Watch him closely.” – Eric Jones


“David Gabbay likes magic to be fun, and all his tricks reflect that.” – David Acer


“…interesting magic by a thoughtful young creator” – Jamy Ian Swiss


For more information, take a look at his website at: www.gabbaymagic.com