Monday, July 21, 2014

August 6th Meeting Brings a Teach-in to Ring 50


Welcome back from the summer full of Magic Conventions. 
    The August Ring 50 ‘Stars of Magic’ Teach-in will be shaping up for an educational evening to enhance our Art of Magic. The lecturers may present a bit of related magic history, techniques, and then teach a trick or two. Each of the lectures will last about 25 minutes. The group will remain seated and the instructors will move to the next group.
    The teach-in will take place at the Bishop Ireton HS, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA following a short business meeting at 7:30 PM.  See you There!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

“Magician of the Year” - Eric Henning

    The May 7th meeting was the event of the year, the competition for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The late Dan Lacey was a president of Ring 50 (1999-2000) who inspired others--especially newcomers to magic—to hone their skills. The contest provided an opportunity to recognize the exceptional magic skills of our members. Larry Lipman (president 2002-03) established the contest in 2003 to honor the deceased magician. The winner received a rotating trophy and a spot to perform at the 2015 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl and a free convention registration.
    The contestants were: Rick Beatty, Reggie Rice, Stan Hillard, Arnold Fuoco, Dr. Bob Carnathan, Tom Beutner, Eric Henning, and Dwight Redman. After some stellar performances that amazed the Ring 50 members, the panel of judges declared the winner. Eric Henning had the top score!
    Second place went to Reggie Rice with third place Arnold Fuoco adding to the fierce completion. CONGRATULATIONS ERIC!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Shoot Ogawa to Lecture at Ring 50 June 4th



    On Wednesday, June 4th the Ring 50 meeting will start at 7:00 PM. This will give us time to induct the new officers into Ring 50, present a check to BIHS, and not take away time from Shoot Ogawa’s lecture.

    Shoot was just nominated for the Magic Castle AMA Magician Lecturer of the Year (he's previously won close-up and parlor Magician of the Year the maximum number of times) so you can be assured his lecture will be a memorable experience.  His lecture is new for 2014, besides his standard requests for the Ninja Rings, Thimbles, and Coin Matrix, he will be presenting all new effects and routines that he uses in his current close-up show that he previously hasn't revealed. 

    The lecture will take place at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA. The lecture is free to Ring 50 members. All other magicians must pay a $15 fee.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dan Lacey Contest at May 7th Meeting


    Sharpen up your skills and compete at the May 7th meeting for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The winner will receive a rotating trophy, a spot to perform at the 2015 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl Gala show, and a free 2015 convention registration. All paid-up Ring 50 members both new and veteran members can seek the title. A panel of judges will declare the winner.
The late Dan Lacey was a president of Ring 50 (1999-2000) who inspired others--especially newcomers to magic—to hone their skills. The contest provides an opportunity to recognize the exceptional magic skills of our members. The contest was started in 2003 to honor the deceased magician.
Contact Danny Selnick, Ph 703-347-5540 or daniel.selnick@yahoo.com if you are interested in being in the competition. 
IBM Ring 50 Dan Lacey Performance Evaluation 
At least four Judges will use the IBM Ring 50 Performance Evaluation form. 
There is an eight minute time limit. 
The Sgt-at-Arms will collect the forms. The points will be totaled by each judge to determine the winner.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Magi-Whirl 2014, Washington, D.C. “The best little convention in the National Capital Area”



Don’t miss International Brotherhood of Magicians, National Capital Ring 50, Magi-Whirl 2014, April 25 and 26, 2014. There will be four lectures, plus three close-up performances, and a Gala evening show. Magi-Whirl is being held at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria VA. Only $75 until April 24th.  After April 24th it’s $80 for everyone. You can register and pay by credit card on our website: http://www.Magi-Whirl.Org  or mail in the attached registration form with a check and save the credit card fees.  Save money and register early.
Come to IBM Ring 50’s Magi-Whirl 2014, and hang out with other magicians and people devoted to magic. You may learn new tricks, ideas, presentations, and of course see some great performances.  You won’t want to miss the great lecturers and performers.
We have lots of dealers scheduled for the dealer room. You can see and talk to professional magicians and look at new magic items for sale. This gives you the chance to see them, touch them and see them in action before making a purchase. The dealers are: Sorcery with Class - Scott Correll, Mercy Me Magic - Martin Mercy, Mike Hummer Magic, Elmwood Magic - Paul Richards, DoveLite Silk - Bob Sanders, Paul Hallas Magic, Wayne Alan Magic, Eugene Burger Magic, John Tudor Magic, and Danny Orleans Magic. On Friday night, April 25th, there will be a dealer’s show with the dealers demonstrating the latest magical items, silks, accessories, and supplies.
The 90 minute Saturday night Gala Evening Show is a fund raiser for Bishop Ireton High School. It includes: Master IllusionistJohn Tudor,  Int’l Acclaimed MagicianEugene Burger,  Premier MagicianDanny Orleans, Master Mentalist – Jan Snow & Jan Rose, DC Magician of the Year – Noland Montgomery, and Master of Ceremonies – Eric Henning.
For details go to: www.Magi-Whirl.Org. Come and join the fun and meet new magical friends, learn some new techniques, tricks, and perhaps pick up some of the latest magic items.
If you are staying the weekend, Remember to book your hotel reservations through the hotel. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Hotel in nearby Springfield VA, the official lodging for the convention talent, dealers, and out of town attendees. If you want to secure a room at a discount, you need to call the hotel soon! Ask for special rate reservations under the name of “Magi-Whirl Convention”, group code is: MW0425. The Magi-Whirl rate is $99 per room, per night, plus 10% tax. You may make reservations directly with the hotel Reservations Department at 703-971-8900 or 800-717-3691. Check-in time is 3:00 pm.  Hilton Hotel , 6550 Loisdale Road , Springfield, VA 22150.
Hope to see you there!