The 3rd Tuesday each month 7:15pm - 10pm
Join us for fun, magic, and fellowship.
Non-members are welcome to attend.
Our next meeting is April 16, 2019
We also regularly have lectures and presentations from renowned professionals.
ATTENTION RING 22 Members, Friends, and Guests! Our last two meetings each hosted almost 30 of the Detroit area’s finest magicians, hobbyists, and fun-seekers – and our next meeting will be the biggest magical event yet! We promise to include something of interest for EVERYONE -- no one will leave disappointed! Mark your calendars – don’t miss this one!!!
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (7:15 – 10 PM) Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Ct; Clawson, Michigan 48017
MEETING ACTIVITY: “Magic-Go-Round” (new!) RING 22 provides opportunities for YOU to perform, regardless of the level of your magic. Whether you are new to magic or a seasoned professional, gaining real performing experience is the “secret of success”. At this meeting we’re introducing an activity NEVER done before – a “no-pressure” chance for EVERYONE to perform SEVERAL times, each time in front of a DIFFERENT close-up audience! Please plan on performing one item – a single trick, a puzzle, a poem, a joke, or simply introduce yourself – gain INVALUABLE PERFORMING EXPERIENCE doing whatever YOU are comfortable with! Best of all, you’ll only perform for the people seated at your table. If you want to improve your magic, this meeting is for YOU!
SHOWTIME: Fred Lenter You may have already experienced Fred’s highly entertaining magic, but you’ve probably never seen him completely unleashed in a “no holds barred” performance like this. His show will include two BRAND NEW routines — don’t miss it!
MYSTERY WORKSHOP: Tom Mosier Tom is a veteran performer with plenty of practical magic up his sleeve. At this meeting he’ll teach and explain THREE moves NEVER before published. Be sure to bring a half-dollar, large coin, or poker chip with you!
FRESH OUT OF THE BOX (new!) We’ll unveil the latest and greatest magical items available, demonstrated by the professionals at our neighboring Wunderground Magic Shop! What better way to see what’s out there?
BUSTING LOOSE There’ll be plenty of informal “fun” time to share magic with everyone – enjoy the wonder!
RING AFTER DARK (new!) Our meeting won’t end at 10 PM, and the gang will be heading over to the nearby Clawson eatery, BLACK LOTUS, for more magic, fun, and fellowship. Please join us if you can – it’s the magical party that everyone talks about!
RING 22 MEMBERSHIP We need your help and support – if you aren’t a registered member yet, there’s still time to join RING 22! At a mere $30.00 per year ($15.00 for those 18 and under) it’s the best magic deal in town, providing fellowship, tips, ideas, information, and huge “Member-Only” discounts for our upcoming lectures! Contact us anytime – guests are always welcome! Hope to see you at our March meeting!
7:30pm at Hunter Community Center
509 Fisher Ct, Clawson, MI 48017 unless otherwise noted.
Lecture fees (collected at the door) are only $10.00 for members ($20.00 for non-members). You can register as a member at any of our meetings or lectures.
Dates and related information are listed below. We’ve only just begun organizing an official Guest Lecture schedule for RING 22 members and guests for 2019. More lectures will soon be scheduled and this page will be updated often.
Olmac is famous worldwide for his amazing sleight of hand with cards, coins, and just about everything else. He won third place in the prestigious FISM World Championship XXIV in 2009 (Bejing, China), where he received standing ovations and rave reviews. He has been awarded with 16 other prizes in various competitions around the world, and his unique performing style of magic is breathtaking.
Olmac is also the inventor of many new extraordinary card techniques. He’ll be teaching and sharing many of his unbelievable routines with us, and he is sure to fool even the most seasoned magician big time.
Dan has been performing magic for more than 25 years, in hundreds of restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs with great success throughout the USA, Europe, Japan, and Canada. He has also performed numerous times at the world famous Magic Castle and has been featured on the cover of Genii Magazine.
At this lecture Dan will present and share effects that are visually appealing as well as highly commercial and entertaining, including routines with cards, coins, ropes, and misc items. He’ll give tips on routining, timing, and body language, as well as his thought process behind the selection of his “killer” effects. Gear up for a great night of magic!
The local IBM chapter in the Metro Detroit area is RING 22, established years ago as a non-profit organization with the objective of promoting magic and magicians within the area, is still going strong! We've been fortunate to have a long tradition of outstanding members, including past magic icons such as Warren Stephens (inventor of magic effects used worldwide), Milt Kort (the underground legend who contributed a majority of the work in BOBO’s "Coin Magic"), Detroit TV and radio personalities Karrell "The King of Korn" Fox and Claire “Milky the Clown” Cummings (household names in the 1950's and 60's), as well as countless others. Today our RING 22 membership includes magic enthusiasts of all ages within the Greater-Detroit community – amazing professionals, avid hobbyists, and aspiring amateurs who simply enjoy the Art of Magic.
Our organization has an interesting history. As early as 1927, an issue of the IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians) monthly publication, “Linking Ring”, contained an article referring to a petition to create an IBM Ring club in Detroit; however, the actual charter was not granted until several years later. In 1941 Harry Cecil attended the IBM convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his longtime friend, IBM President Bob Anderson, suggested that Detroit should have an IBM Ring chapter of its own. Harry returned home and set up a meeting with noted amateur and professional magicians attending. On November 17, 1941 the charter membership of RING 22 was officially established with 43 members, and the organization was officially named “The Harry E. Cecil RING 22”, receiving a unanimous vote from the membership. Some 65 years later, on July 11, 2006, the membership voted to rename our organization “The Warren Stephens RING 22”, in honor of Warren Stephens, a long time member, a previous Territorial Vice-President of IBM, an inventor of magical effects, and a generous contributor of ideas and workshops to RING 22.