Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TLR Reviewers to Perform at January Meeting

    The January 7th meeting will be demonstrations of the latest magic items on the market by our Ring 50 Hocus in Focus Linking Ring reviewers. The TLR associate editor, Jason Goldberg receives a list of new items for his reviewers to review. Then when the items are received, the reviewers examine, tear apart, perform, and evaluate. Many are new items, books, DVDs, and some are revisions or modifications to classic magic effects. This will be a good chance to see a demo of an item you saw advertise and wanted to know more about it.
    We appreciate the time the Hocus in Focus team spends on their reviews. It is not an easy task to critically examine the hard work of others. Ring 50 reviewers are: Jason Goldberg, Tom Bohacek, Sam Brothers, Eric Henning, Dr. Bob Carnathan, Jim Flanigan, Ed Spells, Dr. Arnie Levin, Larry Lipman, Kevin McGuire, Louis Meyer, Noland Montgomery, Bob Patterson, Dwight Redman, Dr. Scotty Scafidi, Danny Selnick, Dave Shepherd, Michael Taggert, Rucj Uffelman, and Bill Wells.
    Reviewers please contact Jason Goldberg if you want to perform an item or items for the January 7th meeting.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Children’s Holiday Magic Show

On Wednesday, December 3rd there will be a "Children's Holiday Magic Show" sponsored by I.B.M. Ring 50 featuring four of Washington's finest children's magicians: Arnold Fuoco, Noland Montgomery, Louis Hofheimer (Capt. Token) and Larry Lipman (Lorenzo the Great).
Danny Selnick is the chairman for this fun event and he expects 100 children or more and their parents.You saw how successful it was last year 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!
The show will be held at the Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

November 5th Features My Favorite Trick



This year we are introducing a new event for all Ring 50 members “My Favorite Trick (and Why). Everyone is invited to get in on the fun. Bring your favorite trick and show the crowd at Ring 50. It will be a great night with a variety of magic from our members. Contact Tom Kee (RailStop1@aol.com) if you would like to perform your favorite trick on November 5th.  Fool us with your favorite trick. Come on out and join the fun!
Ring 50 meets at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA at 7:00 PM the first Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ring 50 2014 - 2015 Officers


Congratulations to our new 2014 - 2015 officers!


President
Tom Kee
president@ibmring50.org

Vice President
Stan Hillard
vp@ibmring50.org

Secretary
John Cloninger
secretary@ibmring50.org

Treasurer
Bob Patterson
treasurer@ibmring50.org

Sergeant-at-Arms
Kevin Sievers
sgtarms@ibmring50.org

Magi-Gram Editor
Bob Patterson
magi-gram@ibmring50.org

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

October 1st Features Lecture with Wayne Houchin



Wayne Houchin's work as a performance artist, magician, and dare-devil has made him one of the most popular and exciting mystery entertainers in the world. He has performed in more than 30 countries, appeared on NBC’s Today Show, headlined the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
          He debuted his new lecture Strange Ideas last year in Europe to sold out audiences and rave reviews. Now, he’s bringing it across the United States!
          Strange Ideas features an exploration of original magic and surprising variations - including magic with glass bottles, dollar bills, a helium balloon, and more. This is a one-of-a-kind presentation by one of magic’s most unique performers and creators. Houchin’s new lecture notes Strange Ideas will also be available. www.WayneHouchin.com
The lecture will be held at the Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA at 7:00 PM.
The lecture is free to Ring 50 members. All other magician may attend the lecture for a $15 fee.