Sunday, October 08, 2017

Wednesday November 1st “New Members Perform” Night

  November 1st is New Performer’s Night. It's 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 would like to perform for the Ring 50 members, now is your chance. Contact Larry Lipman at or 703-859-8526 to get on the agenda. Come and enjoy the fun at Holiday Inn Alexandria – Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Silent Auction
   Don’t forget to search your magic closet for seldom-used magic that may be someone else’s treasure and bring to the Silent Auction held before each meeting between 7 and 7:30. As always, 10 percent of the sale price (rounded off to the next full dollar) goes to the Ring. Each person having items to be auctioned in the Silent Auction, must complete an IBM Ring 50 Silent Auction Bid Sheet for each item describing the items and any reserve bid if necessary. Each seller should provide a full and accurate representation of the item, such as missing instructions, repairs, wear and tear, etc. Otherwise it shall be assumed that all items are complete and in working order and includes instructions.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dan Fleshman Lecture Highlights October 4 Meeting


     Dan Fleshman, a longtime pro who specializes in restaurant magic, has lectured and performed all over the country and much of the world.  He will give a lecture to Ring 50 at the October 4 meeting. Free for Ring 50 members; $20 for guests and visitors. According to his website Dan has lectured in every state except Maine and Alaska. He has lectured and performed in Europe, Japan and Canada. Dan has also performed and lectured numerous times at the world famous Magic Castle and has been featured on the cover of Genii Magazine. Dan has lecture notes, DVD’s and many effects showcasing his magic.

      Dan's lecture means a slight rearrangement in our meeting schedule. We'll have the New Members Performance Night in November.

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        
Vice Pres:    Stan Hillard       
Secretary:    John Roberts        
Treasurer:    Marc Carrion       
Sergeant-At-Arms: Richie Klein

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.