Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Members Perform at January 2nd Ring 50 Meeting

The January 2nd meeting will have 10 Ring 50 members reach into the past and do something that has endured the years and become a "classic of magic".  
Yes that's right; we will have a membership performance night with the theme being "classics of magic".   Each performer will not only present their classic magic effect but give a minute or two of historical perspective. This is a chance as magicians to not only see some fine magic but also learn a little about the trick's history.  
So get on your time machine and let's go back "to the day when"…   

Ring 50 meets at the Holiday Inn, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA.
6:00 Counts of Conjuring (Youths), 6:00 Dinner, 7:30 Meeting.

Plan Ahead for Magi-Whirl 2019
Ring 50 has announced that Magi-Whirl 2019 convention will be held in a new venue, Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr, in Alexandria, Virginia which has ideal facilities including a 981-seat theater for the Gala Show. The line-up of talent so far, includes: The current president of I.B.M. Michel Finney, along with Gustavo Raley, Jessica Jane, Niels Duinker, Christopher T. Magician, and Ring 50’s Magician of the Year - Christophe Jelinski.  A Saturday lecturer features David Roth, King of Coins.
Negotiations continue for other topnotch entertainers, lecturers, and magic vendors for Ring 50’s premier event of the year. Magi-Whirl Co-Chairmen Danny Selnick and Craig Fifer are seeking your help in contacting and arranging for dealers to E-Mail them at or President Stan Hillard emphasized that we must make an all-out effort to publicize Magi-Whirl and for each member of Ring 50 to sell at least 10 Gala show tickets to ensure it is a financial success. See for current information and registration.
Hope to see you there!!

Friday, November 09, 2018

Ring 50's Annual Children’s Holiday Show December 5

Children’s Holiday Show December 5

On December 5 at 6:45 PM Ring 50 will present the "Children's Holiday Magic Show" featuring five of Washington's finest children's magicians. You saw how successful it has been the last few years for the children and the community!
The show will be at the Holiday Inn-Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA.
The performers will be Noland the Magician, Arnold Fuoco, Professor Fizzwiffle, JT the Unstoppable and Larry Lipman as MC.
Just confirmed from the North Pole that Santa will be greeting all the children as they arrive for the show.
Admittance is FREE – when you bring a donation of a new unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item to be donated to needy families of the area during this holiday time by the Alexandria Citadel, Salvation Army.
The Holiday show starts at 6:45 PM and will be over at 8:00 PM. Be sure to bring the kids and see a great Holiday show compliments of Ring 50.

For more Ring 50 information see:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Darwin Ortiz to Lecture at Ring 50 November 7th

Darwin Ortiz is a MASTER of close-up card magic and gambling techniques. Known worldwide for the many books that he has released on both subjects, Ortiz is sure to delight with his charming presentations and ridiculously smooth handling of some of the most intricate of techniques. Having spent decades deceiving others with his uncanny skills, Ortiz is sharing some of the many classic effects that he is known for and some unpublished material.
Ortiz was a consultant to a number of casinos in the United States, Europe, Africa, UK and Australia, and was a regular featured presenter for a succession of years at the World Gaming Congress in Nevada.
            This lecture will leave you wanting more, as he dives deeply into presentation, sleights and theory. The lecture will begin at 7:30 PM after a short Ring 50 business meeting. Be sure to see it at the Holiday Inn, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA. The lecture is free to Ring 50 members, all other non-members must pay a $20 fee. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mark Phillips & Brian Curry to lecture at Ring 50, Sept 5

  The September 5th meeting will be a lecture by Mark Phillips and Brian Curry. It will be a lecture with a good bit of the magic they use in their show intertwined with their narrative and how the process of putting their successful show together "Dueling Magicians" at the Mayflower,
The lecture will begin after a short business meeting (7:30 Meeting). Come on down for this event to the Holiday Inn, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA,

Thursday, July 26, 2018

IBM Ring 50 Meeting, 1 August 2018

August 1st will be performances from our members using  special, traditional, or classic magical apparatus – that stuff in the corner of your magic room that you always look past when choosing a trick to perform.   But now’s your time to get it out, dust it off, and amaze everyone with something that’s “An Oldie But Goodie”.   No card or coin tricks unless they are quite special and involve apparatus, please.   
Sign up today for your performance at the August 1st IBM Ring 50 meeting contact Stan Hillard [].   See you there.   

Monday, May 14, 2018

Ring 50 has Go-to Trick Night June 6

If someone asks you to do a trick, what is your go-to trick? When you are out and about and some knows you are a magician, what can you remove from your pocket and show them?  Are you prepared to show them some amazing magic? That’s the theme for the Ring 50 June 6th meeting night.  Come prepared to be called upon to show us your “Go-to Trick” from your pocket.
   The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA following a short business meeting at 7:30 PM.

In addition to this we will be having our annual elections for next year's Ring 50 officers.   If you would like to be a candidate for any of the Ring positions please let Marc Carrion (Treasurer@IBMRing50.Org) know so that he may include you on the list of candidates.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dan Lacey Contest at April 4th Meeting

Sharpen up your skills and compete at the April 4th 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 2019 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl Gala show, and a free 2019 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 Larry Lipman, Ph 703-859-8526 or if you are interested in being in the competition.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mike Hummer to Lecture at March 7th Ring 50 Meeting

   The March 7th meeting of Ring 50 will feature a lecture by Mike Hummer on Performing for Kids when you are not a kids magician. You'll learn amazing kid-style magic routines that work for birthday parties, churches, schools, and more! This lecture will teach you techniques that are EASY to perform, but is both FUNNY and AMAZING to your audience. These are routines that work as well for a small group of children in a home as they do for a group in an auditorium: bring a notebook and be ready to learn a ton of practical magic techniques for children. And of course, you’ll have a LOT of fun too!  
   See you at Holiday Inn Alexandria – Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Lecture will follow after a short business meeting.

Be sure to register for Magi-Whirl 2018:

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mentalism theme of February 7th meeting

On February 7th Ring 50 members will be treated to mental mysteries, mindreading, psychokinesis and spirit tricks at our February meeting. This will be a test of psychic phenomena. Mysteries will be unlocked and taught. Contact President Larry Lipman now if you want to perform and teach the mysteries of Mentalism. Let us read your mind. You won’t want to miss this night.  

The March 7th meeting of Ring 50 will feature a lecture by Mike Hummer on Performing for Kids when you are not a kids magician.

April 4th meeting brings the Dan Lacey contest. So start sharpening up your skills and compete at the meeting for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The winner will receive a rotating trophy and a spot to perform at the 2018 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl and a free convention registration.

May 4 & 5 is MAGI-WHIRL, no meeting this month. Watch for announcements about the fantastic performer/lecture line-up soon.

June 6th will be a Teach-in. Ring 50 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.