Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ring 50 2014 - 2015 Officers

Congratulations to our new 2014 - 2015 officers!

Tom Kee

Vice President
Stan Hillard

John Cloninger

Bob Patterson

Kevin Sievers

Magi-Gram Editor
Bob Patterson

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.
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.

Friday, August 15, 2014

September 3rd Meeting Brings Out the Mentalist

    The September 3rd meeting will feature Mentalist of Ring 50. But some of you already knew that. This will be an exciting program with a lot of predictions that you did not expect. Mind reader, mind magician, mentalist - call it what you will, this is unique entertainment.

So far we have five performers. We still have room for a few more. If you are interested in being one of the performers for the September 3rd Mentalist Night send an email to President@IBMRing50.Org.
Ring 50 meets at Bishop Ireton HS, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA at 7:30 PM.

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!