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!

Monday, March 10, 2014

April 2nd “New Members Perform” Night

   New Performer’s Night is not a contest – there is no judging, no trophies.  It is merely a time to welcome and appreciate the talents of our newest members. If you are a new member and have not performed for the Ring 50 members, now is your chance. Contact Kevin McGuire at or 703-675-5323 to get on the agenda. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. So far we have a great line-up:Daniel Holton, Peter Ackerman, David Edelstein, Michael Russell, Alec Negri, Richie Klein, and Dan Miller. See you there for a great night of magic.

Magi-Whirl April 25 and 26, 2014
    Bishop Ireton High School will once again host IBM Ring 50’s Magi-Whirl and public show on April 25th and 26th. Please go to for information, convention registration, and for gala show tickets. Do it now before the prices increase. This is a fund raiser for Bishop Ireton High School.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Richard Osterlind to Lecture March 5th

     Richard Osterlind will be presenting his lecture at Ring 50 on March 5th at 7:00PM. The lecture takes place at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA
    Richard possesses the superior abilities of mindreading, psychokinesis and suggestion. Apart from being a specialist in the art of mentalism, he also harnesses a degree of flexibility that enables him to perform in various show settings. He has created numerous marketed effects and his own unique take on the classic “MENTAL EPIC.” His published works include "Three Miracle Routines," "Two Perfected Routines;" "Dynamic Mysteries," "The Very Modern Mindreader;" "Mind Over Matter," His "trilogy;" "Making Magic Real," "Making Real Magic" and "Essays" has gathered widespread critical acclaim.  

This is an exclusive Ring 50 lecture and Richard will have a lot of stuff with him at extremely reasonable prices.
The lecture is free to paid up Ring 50 members all other magicians must pay a $15.00 fee.

Magi-Whirl April 25 and 26, 2014
    Bishop Ireton High School will once again host IBM Ring 50’s Magi-Whirl and public show on April 25th and 26th. Please go to for information, convention registration, and for gala show tickets. Do it now before the prices increase. This is a fund raiser for Bishop Ireton High School.

Monday, December 23, 2013

2013-2014 Ring 50 Meeting Schedule

Our meeting location is:

Bishop Ireton High School

PLEASE NOTE: Please enter at the doors for the Whaley Auditorium, which face Duke Street and have a bog parking lot. Do NOT enter at the main school entrance facing Cambridge Road.

6:00 p.m.  Counts of Conjuring (Magic Youth International)
7:05 p.m.  Teach-in
7:30 p.m.  Meeting starts
9:30 p.m.  Meeting ends

The many fine restaurants nearby Bishop Ireton make it easy to visit with your friends before the meeting!

Jan 8 .......... Hocus in Focus Night
Feb 5 ......... Auction Night
Mar 5 ......... Richard Osterling Lecture (NOTE: Mtg starts at 7 PM)
Apr 2 ......... New Members Perform

Apr 25 & 26 ....... Magi-Whirl 2014

May 7 ........ Dan Lacey Contest
Jun 4 ......... Bob Sheets Lecture

July ........... No meeting in July, see you at the IBM/SAM Convention

Aug 6 ....... Teach-in by Ring 50 members
Sep 3 ........ Mentalist Perform
Oct 1 ........ Lecture of Event (TBA)
Nov 5 ....... "My favorite trick(s) and why"
Dec 3 ....... Annual Holiday Children's Magic Show – donations

Sunday, December 08, 2013

TLR Reviewers to Perform at January Meeting

     The January 8th meeting will be demonstrations of the latest magic items on the market by our Ring 50 Hocus in Focus Linking Ring reviewers. New items arrive at the I.B.M. TLR editor’s office for review. He sends them to the associate editor, Jason Goldberg, for his reviewers to 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.
     So come to the meeting on January 8th at Bishop Ireton High School 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria VA, 7:30 PM and see the newest in magic.