Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dan Lacey Contest at May 7th Meeting

    Sharpen up your skills and compete at the May 7th meeting for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The winner will receive a rotating trophy, a spot to perform at the 2015 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl Gala show, and a free 2015 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, Ph 703-347-5540 or daniel.selnick@yahoo.com if you are interested in being in the competition. 
IBM Ring 50 Dan Lacey Performance Evaluation 
At least four Judges will use the IBM Ring 50 Performance Evaluation form. 
There is an eight minute time limit. 
The Sgt-at-Arms will collect the forms. The points will be totaled by each judge to determine the winner.

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!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

2014 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 Osterlind Lecture (NOTE: Mtg starts at 7 PM)
Apr 2 ......... New Members Perform

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

May 7 ........ Dan Lacey Contest & Officer Nominations
Jun 4 ......... Shoot Ogawa Lecture

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

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