RING 22 Needs Volunteers!

Will You Help Us?

John Smith ("Johnny NewYork")
Temple Israel Picnic, 2018

It’s time to ask for help - YOUR HELP!  We need magicians to volunteer and perform for Temple Israel’s Annual Labor Day Picnic, Sept. 2, 2019, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (5725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323).  Temple Israel makes a generous financial contribution to RING 22 (easing the cost of the top-notch lectures we schedule each year, etc.), and as a volunteer YOU will have loads of fun performing your favorite magic for large and friendly crowds of all ages!  

There are no restrictions for our volunteer performers - perform as much or as little as you want, and perform any kind of magic you want (it's the perfect opportunity to try that new effect you've been working on)!

Why not bring your family or friends to enjoy the Labor Day Picnic with you?  Remember, admission, food, beverages, and activities are free for everyone!  The picnic traditionally takes place outdoors, complete with pony rides, bounce houses, music, clowns, and plenty of games for families and children.  As always, the picnic is held come rain or shine (indoors if necessary)!

Please CONTACT US soon if you’re available to help!  Your support will be greatly appreciated!

2019 Lecture Schedule

We’re currently organizing an official Guest Lecture schedule for RING 22 members and guests for 2019!  Lecture fees (collected at the door) are only $10.00 for members of any IBM Ring organization ($20.00 for non-members).  Save money now and become a RING 22 member to receive membership lecture discounts.  

Lectures are normally held at the HUNTER COMMUNITY CENTER, CLAWSON, MI, and start at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Important lecture dates and related information are listed below.  We’ve only just begun -- MORE lectures will soon be scheduled – SAVE THE DATES AND STAY TUNED!


OLMAC (Monday, April 22, 2019)

OLMAC  is famous worldwide for his amazing sleight of hand with cards, coins, and just about everything else.

He is a winner of the prestigious FISM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP XXIV CLOSE-UP COMPETITION 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 simply breathtaking.  OLMAC is the creator of many new extraordinary card techniques and he’ll be sharing many of his unbelievable routines with us.   

No wonder he has earned much praise by legends like David Copperfield – DON’T MISS THIS ONE! https://magicolmac.com/en/

 

DAN FLESHMAN (Thursday, May 2, 2019)

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 – YOU’RE SURE TO ENJOY AND LEARN PLENTY AT THIS LECTURE! https://www.danfleshman.com/index.php/lecture-info/

 

ALAIN NU (Tuesday, August 13, 2019)

Alain NuALAIN is the modern day "Man Who Knows." He has starred in his own four-part mini-series on TLC, The Mysterious World Of Alain Nu, and has authored two acclaimed books (Picture Your ESP and State Of Mind). Highlights of his career include headlining at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, premiering on the maiden voyage of the Norwegian Getaway Cruise Ship show, Illusionarium, and his annual show called The ESP in Espionage, at The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

Living in Washington, DC, Nu has performed for presidents (including both of Barrack Obama's inaugural balls), politicians, princes, princesses and other ambassadors/world leaders. Alain is a full-time working mentalist, speaker, and author who plans to share some of his most clever secrets with you during this 2 hour lecture. The effects taught will be mostly impromptu, utilizing easy-to-find items, which result in amazing displays of mind-reading, mental powers, and amazing synchronicities!

Nu has been one of mentalism's most secret innovators and creative contributors for several years. He has been featured in publications and journals such as Neal Scryer and Friends, Peter Turner's Isabella Star 2, Jeff McBride's Mystery School Book, John Bannon's Dear Mr. Fantasy, Lee Earl's SYZYGY, Magic Magazine, MUM, The Linking Ring (winner of Best Parade 1999), Stephen Hobbs'Labyrinth, Mary Tomich's The Alter Flame, Jack Kent Tillar's Blister Book, and many others… This is a very rare lecture opportunity  – ENJOY SOME AMAZING MAGIC AND MENTALISM AT ITS VERY BEST! https://www.themanwhoknows.tv/

 

JOHN CAREY (Monday, September 16, 2019)

John CareyJOHN has quickly become one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated magicians.  Over the past decade he has built up a stellar international reputation for his streamlined and practical approach to card and close up magic.

Having authored three critically acclaimed books, CRAFTED WITH CAREY, MINIMALISTICA, and CAREY FILES, John's work is in the repertoires of working magicians worldwide!  He is in constant demand lecturing both home and abroad.   

Later this year his new book, ME, MY CARDS, AND I, will be released.  THIS LECTURE WILL BE PACKED WITH PRACTICAL AND STUNNING MAGIC! https://carey-scene.com/jc-main

 

MIKE POWERS (Monday, October 7, 2019)

MIKE has enjoyed an incredible career -- a retired college Professor of Physics, a guitar player with the group “PT and the Cruisers”, and an extraordinary magician who performs regularly across the continent.  He is often the featured lecturer at numerous conventions and has created many remarkable effects (his popular “Diminishing Returns” was featured on a recent airing of the Masters of Illusion television series).  He has authored several outstanding books on magic (his POWER PLAYS was awarded “Magic Book of the Year” in 2006).  He was the “Guest of Honor” at the coveted 4F Convention this past year and currently writes a monthly column for IBM’s LINKING RING magazine (“The Card Corner”).  His latest book release, TESSERACT, has already garnered high praise and is sure to become an invaluable staple of close-up magic.  At this lecture he’ll be performing and explaining a plethora of new and exciting magical effects.  EVERYONE WILL WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS LECTURE!  http://www.mallofmagic.com

Thoughts On Magic – The Ideas of Mentalist Alain Nu

Many of you may already be familiar with the incredible magic and mentalism created and performed by the renowned mentalist Alain Nu, and fortunately for RING 22 members, friends, and guests, he'll be giving an exclusive lecture for us this August (Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 7:30 PM, at the Hunter Community Center in Clawson, MI)! His accomplishments in the world of magic are quite impressive, performing internationally as well as for famous celebrities such as former Presidents Obama and Bush (just to mention a few).  Although he'll certainly cover and present loads of great material at our scheduled lecture, you might enjoy a brief preview of Alain Nu's thoughts regarding the Art of Magic in the following video clips!

Be sure to visit our Lectures link for more information about Alain Nu and our exclusive RING 22 events! 

July 16th Club Meeting

IF YOU’RE NOT HOT ENOUGH YET,  WAIT TILL YOU SEE OUR JULY MEETING! This one is “made to order” just for YOU!  Some call it a monthly meeting, we call it a monthly adventure!  PUT THE BARBECUE ON HOLD AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS - DON’T MISS IT!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 (7:15 – 10 PM)
Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Ct; Clawson, Michigan 48017

 

AGENDA

SPOTLIGHTDan Sperling
Dan (“Dapper Dan") is a part-time professional magician with an amazing bag of tricks.  At this meeting he'll perform a few of his “favorites”. You’ll definitely enjoy it!

IT’S YOUR TURN: “Surprise Us!”
Here’s an opportunity to perform ANYTHING “out of YOUR ordinary”!  Whatever your magic focus happens to be - mentalism, coins, cards, rings, sponge bunnies, or whatever -  how about “taking the road less traveled” and share it with us? You can’t pass up an invitation like this!  

MYSTERY WORKSHOP:  Johnny NewYork
That’s right - our own “prez” will share and explain what many consider to be the FINEST Harry Lorayne effect you’ll ever encounter, and best of all, it’s EXTREMELY EASY to do!  We won’t reveal the specifics just yet - but here’s a hint: you won’t need coins for this effect!

OPEN FORUM TOPIC:  “Performing for Magicians - What’s the Big Deal?”
We all love performing for our friends and lay audiences, but usually “cringe” at the mere thought of performing for fellow magicians.   WHY??? Share your thoughts and learn from the insights of others - we want to hear from YOU! 

FRESH OUT OF THE BOX
The latest and greatest magical gems are “just around the corner”, and the professionals at WUNDERGROUND MAGIC will demonstrate a few of them!  The truth is in Clawson, Michigan!

BUSTING LOOSE
We’ll be sure to make room for plenty of informal “fun” time to share magic with everyone -- this is always a favorite part of our meetings!

RING AFTER DARK
Meetings never end at 10 PM, and the gang always heads over to the nearby Clawson eatery, BLACK LOTUS, for more magic and mayhem.  It’s the talk of the town - please join us!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
It’s time to ask for help - YOUR HELP!  We need magicians to volunteer and perform for Temple Israel’s Annual Labor Day Picnic (Sept. 2, 2019, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, in West Bloomfield).  Not only does Temple Israel make a generous financial contribution to RING 22, YOU will have loads of fun performing your favorite magic for large and friendly crowds of all ages.  PLEASE contact us soon if you’re available to help!  Your support is appreciated!

SEE YOU AT OUR JULY MEETING - GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

June 18th Club Meeting

IF YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL, WAIT ‘TILL YOU EXPERIENCE OUR JUNE MEETING! This one will “blow the doors off” and is designed especially for YOU - professional magicians, hobbyists, dare-devils, and the curious-minded. It’s more than a monthly meeting, it’s a monthly convention that you can’t afford to miss!  CHECK OUT WHAT WE’VE PLANNED - MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (7:15 – 10 PM)
Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Ct; Clawson, Michigan 48017
 

 

AGENDA

SPOTLIGHT:  Chris Bogucki
Chris ("The Big Icky") is a man of many talents and has carved his own path in the pursuit of Magic.  At this meeting he'll perform a few of his favorite effects with a fresh new look and unique style of presentation.  You’ve gotta see this!

IT’S YOUR TURN: “Those Wonderful Effects You Never Get to Do”
Sure you know plenty of magic effects, but there’s always a few that you never seem to get ‘round to performing and sharing.  Dust-off those great but neglected effects and start practicing!  How can anyone pass up an invitation like this?  

FIRST-RUN FEATURE (new)!
Our meeting will include a unique presentation of an effect never seen at RING 22, performed by a SURPRISE VISITOR.  Don’t worry – a complete explanation of the effect will be provided.  You’ll definitely enjoy this!

MYSTERY WORKSHOP:  Arthur Ottney
You may be familiar with magic's "CLASSIC" effects, but just wait until Arthur shares his expertise and explains a completely new twist for a well-known theme.  This one's a game changer and you'll soon see why!

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION:  “Marketing Your Magic Today”
You know your magic, but do you know how to market it?  We’re a club filled with experienced table-hoppers, stand-up artists, stage performers, and street buskers, and we live in a new world requiring different ways to promote your magic.  Share your thoughts and learn from the insights of others!

FRESH OUT OF THE BOX
The latest and greatest magical gems are “just around the corner”, and the professionals at WUNDERGROUND MAGIC will demonstrate a few of them!  The truth is in Clawson, Michigan!

BUSTING LOOSE
We’ll be sure to make room for plenty of informal “fun” time to share magic with everyone -- this is always a favorite part of our meetings!

RING AFTER DARK
Meetings never end at 10 PM, and the gang always heads over to the nearby Clawson eatery, BLACK LOTUS, for more magic and mayhem.  It’s the talk of the town - please join us!

SEE YOU AT OUR JUNE MEETING - GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

May 21st Club Meeting

YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET!  Our next meeting promises to be an EPIC event for professional magicians, hobbyists, and curiosity-seekers -- no one ever leaves disappointed or empty handed!  It’s more than a monthly meeting, it’s a monthly convention designed especially with YOU in mind!  CHECK OUT WHAT WE’VE PLANNED FOR YOU - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (7:15 – 10 PM)
Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Ct; Clawson, Michigan 48017

 

AGENDA

SPOTLIGHT:  Bob Whitford
Bob is well-versed in all types of close-up magic and he’ll open our meeting performing some very clever and truly spontaneous “anywhere - anytime” effects while providing some great tips regarding “impromptu magic” along the way -- you’ll definitely enjoy and learn from this one!

IT’S YOUR TURN: “CLASSIC Magic”
Everyone loves those “CLASSIC” magic effects -- time-tested routines using coins, silks, cups, cards, ropes, rings, sponge bunnies, or whatever -- tricks that “never fail” to amaze audiences young and old.  Here’s YOUR chance to share and perform whatever “CLASSIC” effect you’re working on, and best of all, you’ll have fun gaining invaluable performing experience. How can anyone pass up an opportunity like this?  

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION:  “Your Best Advice...”
We’ve all learned from the “legends” of magic.  What quote or “words of wisdom” have helped YOU the most in your magical journey?  Share your thoughts and enjoy the insights of others!

MYSTERY WORKSHOP:  Mark Kandel
Mark is a very knowledgeable magician and mentalist with plenty of tricks “under his hat”.  At this meeting he’ll unlock the secret techniques used in the ever popular world of paranormal phenomena.   Don’t worry -- he’ll provide everything you need for this mind-bending experience!

FRESH OUT OF THE BOX
The latest and greatest magical gems are “just around the corner”, and the professionals at WUNDERGROUND MAGIC will demonstrate a few of them!  The truth is in Clawson, Michigan!

BUSTING LOOSE
We’ll be sure to make room for plenty of informal “fun” time to share magic with everyone -- this is always a favorite part of our meetings!

RING AFTER DARK
Meetings never end at 10 PM, and the gang always heads over to the nearby Clawson eatery, BLACK LOTUS, for more magic and mayhem.  It’s the talk of the town - please join us!

SEE YOU AT OUR MAY MEETING - GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!