Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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

    Sharpen up your skills and compete at the May 4th 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 2017 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 Danny Selnick President@IBMRing50.Org if you are interested in being in the competition.

   Contestants for the May 4th contest are: Tom Beutner, Arnold Fuoco, Tommy Halliday, Stan Hillard, Louis Meyer, Reggie Rice, John Roberts, and Benjamin Tran.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

February 3rd - Open Magic Night

Be prepared to perform when called upon.
    The February 3rd meeting will be Open Magic Night. We want as many members involved as possible performing any type of magic effects that you can bring to the meeting. This can be anything like card tricks, coin tricks, thumb tips, balloon magic, silks, rope magic, ninja rings, mentalism, parlor, etc.
    These tricks are usually short so we need as many of you to perform as possible. Contact Danny Selnick (703-347-5540 or if you want to perform. Others may be called upon to perform, be prepared! Can you fool us?
    If you haven’t paid your 2016 dues bring a check for $15.
    Bring your completed Magi-Whirl registration and check.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

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

    Start the New Year with increasing your magic skills, knowledge, and meeting more members of Ring 50.
    The January 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 20 minutes. The group will remain seated and the instructors will move to the next group.
This is one the best meetings -- because everyone learns a lot of new magic. The teachers are: Augie Arnstein, Arnold Fuoco, Joe Mielnicki, and John Roberts. 
    The teach-in will take place at the Bishop Ireton HS, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA following a short business meeting at 7:00 PM. You may want to bring a deck of cards and a note pad, don’t forget a pen too.
    See you There!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Children’s Holiday Show December 2

On Wednesday, December 2nd there will be a "Children's Holiday Magic Show" sponsored by I.B.M. National Capital Ring 50 featuring four of Washington's finest children's magicians: Noland Montgomery, Louis Hofheimer (Capt. Token), Larry Lipman (Lorenzo the Great) and Eric Henning.
Danny Selnick is the chairman for this fun event and he expects 100 children or more and their parents.
You saw how successful it has been the last few years for the children and the community!
Admittance is FREE -- with donation of toy (preferred) or can of food for the Alexandria Citadel, Salvation Army. The Holiday show starts at 7:00 PM and will be about 1 hour in duration. Be sure to bring the kids and see a great Holiday show compliments of Ring 50 and Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA!

Register NOW for Alexandria Magic Expo

The Alexandria Magic Expo presented by Penguin Magic will be on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Hilton Alexandria, at Mark Center (5000 Seminary Road), 10 AM through 4 PM. See and buy magic you won't find anywhere else. Not even online!
You must be registered to attend. The early registration fee is only $9.95. For every registration with this URL:  -- Ring 50 will get "Penguin Dollars" to buy magic -- ideally to be used with Counts of Conjuring classes (once we get that up and running again) OR magic to be used as giveaways at the Club:  * Penguin Magic, * Paul Richards, * Mark Mason, * Meir Yedid, * Nathan Kranzo, * Chris Smith.

Hope to See you there!!!