Tuesday, August 29, 2017


    Get a crash course in easy-to-perform tricks using cards, coins,
rope and ring tricks, and mentalism at the Wednesday, Sept. 4 meeting.
The popular Ring 50 Teach-In will be conducted by members Sam Brothers,
Mike Peckham, John Roberts and Augie Arnstein.
The instructors will provide written instructions covering their tricks
and sleights.
To get more out of the evening, members should bring their own deck of
cards, Three large--half or old dollar--coins (and a matching shell if
you have one), a few feet of rope or string, a large ring (a few inches
in diameter if possible) and paper and pen/pencil.
The instructors may provide some props, but probably not enough for 
All members will see all four instructors.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ring 50 Summer Events

Ring 50 does not meet in July to allow the members to attend the conventions and vacations during the month.  Hope to see many of you at the combined IBM/SAM convention in Louisville Kentucky, July 12 -15.

Change in Venue
    Ring 50 is changing its’ meeting venue beginning with the August 2nd  meeting from the present location to the Holiday Inn Alexandria – Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Unlike the former place, the Holiday Inn has a restaurant/bar and is more accessible to the Metro.

Ring 50 Officers for 2017-2018
President:    Larry Lipman                  president@ibmring50.org
Vice Pres:    Stan Hillard                 vicepresident@ibmring50.org
Secretary:    John Roberts                  secretary@ibmring50.org
Treasurer:    Marc Carrion                 treasurer@ibmring50.org
Sergeant-At-Arms: Richie Klein       sgtarms@ibmring50.org

Board of Directors
Sr. Director:       Danny Selnick
Dir. at Large:     Dwight Redman
Dir. at Large:     Arnold Fuoco

Lecture Slated for August 2 Meeting
Ring 50 meets August 2nd  with a lecture by Rich Marotta, the Comedian Who Does Magic.  Rich has appeared on numerous Television shows as a great magician well established in the magic world. He has lectured on magic to his fellow magicians in in all fifty states and over 20 countries. You can find his comedy and magic effects for sale in every magic shop in the country.  
The lecture is free to Ring 50 paid-up members. All other magicians may attend the lecture for a $20 fee.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ray Kosby to Lecture June 7th

    Ray Kosby is one of the most creative close-up magicians you will see. He comes up with original and often offbeat effects and his methods are just as wild. The strength behind his magic is that his routines will fool you. Audiences gasp at his effects -- when they are not speechless all they can say is, WOW! He will absolutely fool you.
You will learn how Ray accomplishes some of these impossibilities. His card magic is quick, visual, and is guaranteed to have a powerful impact on any audience. Ray has been a magic creator and hobbyist for decades. His routines are very creative in both effect and method.
          His effects are direct and often visual. If your magic skills include sleight of hand, you will find something to use. The skill level ranges from basic to are you kidding. Ray has lectured in Great Britain, France, Japan, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. His material has been published in DVDs, books and magazines.
The lecture will be held at Hampton Inn and Suites, 5821 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA at 7:30 PM. The lecture is free to Ring 50 paid-up members. All other magicians may attend the lecture for a $20 fee.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Dan Lacey Competition to Pick Title Holder “Magician of the Year”

Sharpen up your skills and compete at the May 3rd meeting for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The winner will receive a rotating trophy and a spot to perform at the 2018 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl and a free 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 Louis Meyer: President@IBMRing50.Org  or 703-765-1923 if you are interested in being in the competition.