CURRENT LECTURE SCHEDULE (2024)

All of the special GUEST LECTURES listed below are held at the SPIRIT OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 749 W. 14 Mi. RD., CLAWSON, MI 48017 unless otherwise noted.  Lecture fees are collected at the door or paid in advance via PAYPAL.  Save money now and become a RING 22 member to receive membership lecture discounts! 


RICK HOLCOMBE Members-Only Online Lecture (Sunday, February 25, 2024, 7 PM EST)

RING 22 is extremely excited to present our club's first lecture of the year - an exclusive ONLINE LECTURE (via ZOOM) featuring one of today's leading experts and creators of modern coin magic,  RICK HOLCOMBEAdmission is limited to our current CLUB MEMBERS ONLY and is free (compliments of RING 22).  Members will receive LINK CONTACT INFORMATION directly via email.  This lecture will NOT be recorded - enjoy a "ringside" seat in the comforts of your own home and DON'T MISS THIS ONE! 

 

 

NATE KRANZO In-Person Lecture (Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7 PM EDT)

Nathan has performed and lectured all over the United States, Europe and Asia for the last two decades. He has written SEVEN magic books and created hundreds of magic effects. Nathan has worked as a consultant for Penn and Teller, appeared on the SyFy show "Wizard Wars", as well as the FOX show "Houdini and Doyle".  RING 22 has enjoyed NATE's special brand of entertaining magic for decades and his latest magic will certainly appeal to everyone!    To learn more about NATE KRANZO, visit the NATE KRANZO WEBSITEThis lecture is FREE for RING 22 Members; a $10 donation is suggested for non-members and guests. 

ABOUT THE LECTURE 
NATE will share his latest and best kept secrets covering all aspects of magic (including mentalism) as well as provide invaluable performance tips you're sure to use!  This is a magic-packed lecture with something for everyone!

THE OPENER COIN ROUTINE
This is a multi phase coin routine that Nathan has been performing for over 25 years. Interactive coin magic at its best.

Moneyball
You pull a quarter out of your pocket and in an instant it visually changes into a Superball or bouncy ball. You can immediately give the ball away as a souvenir.

Schrödinger's Card
One of the most visual and fooling card transpositions you'll ever witness. Don't worry, no one is going to kill a cat. But a deck of cards will teleport in the most magical of ways.

Repetition
This is the trick that was nominated for trick of the year in 2022. This is a self working and extremely visual and streamlined version of the standard Six Card Repeat with a very cool ending. You'll love it!!!! 

Tip Trey
This is a fun visual Magic moment. A playing card, visually Suspends/levitates for several seconds and finally you reveal that this card that defies gravity is indeed their selected card.

Organic Copper Silver Brass
Nathan will teach his personal routine with this classic “copper silver brass” gimmick. He will also be offering a beautiful set of coins made by Ted Bogusta. This is a quarter sized CSB. 

Stand Up Triumph
A super visual triumph effect where the cards magically UN shuffle in a visual way. And the best part is it's all done in your hands.

The Stone Purse
A small leather coin purse is introduced, and the coins are extracted from the purse. After performing your favorite coin routine, you ask the spectator to place the coins back inside the purse. They try, but they fail. Only to realize that the purse has now become a solid ROCK!!!!

...And MUCH MORE!!!!!! 
 

ONDREJ PSENICKA In-Person Lecture (Sunday, June 9, 2024, 2 PM EDT!)

This is an extremely rare opportunity to see one of Europe's finest magicians perform and explain his amazing magic. Performing on the famed Penn & Teller FOOL US show multiple times, he's a proven topflight magician in the world of magic. Tickets at the door: $10 for IBM RING 22 members, $20 for non-members and guests!  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

MORE ONDREJ FACTS
Based in Czech Republic, Ondrej has built his career on the global stage and, by the age of 30, gained recognition as one of the best and most popular magicians working today. He has showcased his wide range of original magic all around the world, including The Chicago Magic Lounge and the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California (in addition to his Penn & Teller FOOL US TV appearances).  To date, he is the only Czech performer to have fooled Penn & Teller, and one of few who has fooled them no less than three times!  .

His fresh performance style was honed during six years of acting studies in Prague and Los Angeles during which time he discovered his biggest weakness: he had no patience for practicing sleight-of-hand techniques.  What did he do? He embraced it and turned it into his greatest strength. Not by getting good, but by getting smart. He started working on ways to perform jaw-dropping effects without any sleights, devoting eight years  to the development of his beautiful and best-selling Butterfly Playing Cards—a deck that enables magicians to perform effects not possible with any other cards.

And now, he wants to share its secrets with you!  EVERYONE IS WELCOME - DON'T MISS THIS RARE LECTURE EVENT!

 

MORE LECTURES ARE CURRENTLY BEING SCHEDULED - PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES!

Past Lecture Schedule (2023)

All of the special GUEST LECTURES listed below are held at the TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 749 W. 14 Mi. RD., CLAWSON, MI 48017 unless otherwise noted.  Lecture fees are collected at the door or paid in advance via PAYPAL.  Save money now and become a RING 22 member to receive membership lecture discounts! 


CHRIS CARTER (Sunday, June 25, 2023, 2 PM EDT)

RING 22 is extremely excited to present our very first official magic lecture of the year, featuring well-known Mentalist and Magician CHRIS CARTERAdmission for ANY and ALL IBM or SAM members is only $10; $20 for non-members and guests (payable at the door or online via our club website PAYPAL link).  This is an event you don't want to miss!

ABOUT CHRIS CARTER, Mentalist and Magician

Christopher has long been one of the busiest professional mentalists working. He has performed on 4 continents, in 23 countries. He’s appeared at over 3500 college campuses, plus around 1500 performances on cruise ships, theaters, and corporate events. 

For many years he was the busiest college campus entertainer in the country. He’s been awarded Entertainer of the Year, Best Male Artist, and Performing Arts Entertainer of the year by Campus Activities Magazine. He’s also been named Corporate Entertainer of the Year by American Corporate Events Magazine.

In the magic world, he’s received the Dunninger award from the Psychic Entertainers Association, and The Milbourne Christopher Award in Mentalism.  His lecture for Penguin Magic is one of the highest rated lectures Penguin has produced, and he’s the author of a book on mentalism soon to be published by Hermetic Press.  He also originated the effect that inspired The Anniversary Waltz.  His mentalism is practical, direct, hard-hitting, and most of all, FUN!

LECTURE TOPICS

Christopher will teach stage mentalism routines that come from his working repertoire. These effects pack small, but play HUGE.

Included will be:

    • MIRACLE: a mental stage illusion with seven people onstage
    • The Tossed out Deck: this is the real work behind one of the classics of mentalism. This has been Christopher’s opening routine for thousands of performances, and will include strategies and subtleties that only come from decades of experience.
    • Telepathy in the Parlor: A variation on the Question and Answer routine that can be performed in any environment, from living rooms to large stages.
    • Digital Prediction: The simplest, most practical take on the “Mailed-ahead” prediction you will ever see.
    • Memories: A way to reveal people’s most secret memories without anything ever being written down.
    • Horse Fly: the ultimate version of Pegasus Page
    • Key-Know Revisited: A uniquely commercial version of Koran’s Medalion that can play in the largest auditorium.
    • Two Sleight of Hand Card Effects: Special effect that Christopher uses when doing walk-around magic on college campuses to help promote his evening show.
    • Crime Solver: A commercial, ten minute routine in which the Mentalist solves an imaginary crime created by an audience member. And the best part – it uses only borrowed objects!

 

FENIK MAGIC LECTURE (SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023, 2 PM EDT)

RING 22 will present another outstanding magic lecture featuring well-known magician and master sleight-of-hand artist from Mexico, FENIKAdmission for ANY and ALL IBM or SAM members is only $10; $20 for non-members and guests (payable at the door or online via our club website PAYPAL link).  Don't miss this rare opportunity!

ABOUT FENIK

Fenik has made his reputation as a magician's magician for more than two decades. He has been a student and friend of true legends of magic and is considered the most outstanding heir of one of the best schools of card magic in the world: the school of Larry Jennings.  He has created many amazing effects and recently published a very successful, highly praised 320 page book, THE CODE.  To see a sampling of Fenik's work, watch the video below:

 

GEORGE TAIT MAGIC LECTURE (SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023, 2 PM EDT)

 

RING 22 will present our final magic lecture of 2023, this time featuring well-known magician known internationally as well as close to home, GEORGE TAIT (aka PATRICK REDFORD).  Admission for RING 22 members is FREE;  only $10 for non-members and guests (payable at the door or online via our club website PAYPAL link).  You'll definitely want to see and learn from this lecture!

 

ABOUT GEORGE TAIT and the LECTURE

“Patrick Redford” is the pen name of performer George Tait. "Patrick" is known throughout the magic community for both his mentalism and magic.

His 2016 book Applesauce containing a slew of different impromptu impossible card effects has sold nearly 10,000 units world wide. His work on the Memorized deck took the world by storm winning the Tarbell Award for best book a few years later with the book releases of Temporarily Out of Order and Sleightly Out of Order with the third volume of the series due out at the end of this year. His memorized stack system "The Redford Stack'' forever changed how people think about stack systems and is now one of the top three most used memorized systems in the world. He has been seen on tour with Master of Illusion, worked behind the scenes on the Illusionists, and served as a consultant to many well known magicians around the world. His five book series on impromptu mentalism, produced in an iconic comic book format, has become known as the Shape Series and contains many classics of mentalism widely used today. Redford's non-contact mind reading techniques (released on the Prevaricator Project) and Amnesia plots (released in his book Glemme) have also become groundbreaking contributions for the mentalism community.

During this lecture, Patrick will feature some of his favorite real world working mentalism, amazing card effects, and sensational coin work. Whether you're a professional or casual practitioner, a stage performer or a close-up worker, you'll walk away from this lecture with material you will use!

Past Lecture Schedule (2022)

RING 22 is currently organizing a new and exciting line-up of special GUEST LECTURES featuring topflight magicians and magic!  Lecture fees are collected at the door or paid in advance via PAYPAL.  Save money now and become a RING 22 member to receive membership lecture discounts! 

Lectures are normally held at the TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 749 W. 14 Mi. RD., CLAWSON, MI 48017, and start at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted.


MICHAEL AMMAR (Sunday, September 11, 2022, 2 PM EDT)

This is an EXCLUSIVE and EXTREMELY RARE LECTURE presented by the internationally-known magician and legend, MICHAEL AMMAR.  He's performed/lectured at major magic conventions and has been a frequent performer on numerous TV shows (the Tonight Show, David Letterman, etc.).  He always thrills audiences with his amazing magic and he has not been in the greater Detroit area for at least a decade.  This is a "once in a lifetime" event (admission at the door:  $10 for ANY and ALL IBM RING or SAM members; $20 for non-members and guests).  You don't want to miss this one! Check out just ONE of his outstanding magic routines below!

 

BERNARDO SADLECEK (Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT)

Please join us for this rare and amazing lecture presented by the world-renowned Brazilian magician BEERNARDO SADLECEK.  He's lectured at major magic conventions and always thrills audiences with his amazing magic (admission at the door:  $10 for ANY and ALL IBM RING or SAM members; $20 for non-members and guests).  This is a lecture you don't want to miss!  Check out just ONE of his outstanding magic routines below!

 

ANTONY GERARD (Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 7:30 PM)

RING 22 is excited to begin this year's series of guest lectures featuring the amazing magic of nationally-known master magician ANTONY GERARD, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 7:30 PM (Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 749 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI).  He’ll be sharing all kinds of magic, and he is especially known for his work on the famous CLASSIC PASS.  This is something you will NOT want to miss.  Our cost will be FREE for ANY and ALL current IBM or SAM club members (this includes our friends from nearby clubs); $10 general admission for guests and non-members (payable at the door).  This will only be available as an in-person event, and we hope EVERYONE will attend - how can YOU pass this up???

 

 

Past Lecture Schedule (2020)

RING 22 is currently organizing a new and exciting line-up of special GUEST LECTURES featuring topflight magicians and magic!  Lecture fees (collected at the door or paid in advance via PAYPAL) are only $10.00 for members of any IBM Ring or SAM 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 TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 749 W. 14 Mi. RD., CLAWSON, MI 48017, and start at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

Previous lecture dates for 2020 and related summary information are listed below.


GLENN MORPHEW (Monday, March 9, 2020)

RING 22 is  thrilled to be hosting GLENN  MORPHEW, the Chicago-based magician and creator of some amazingly strong magic, as our first guest lecturer of the year!  Known for his incredible sleight of hand with cards, coins, and just about everything else, GLENN has been featured on Penn and Teller's hit TV series "FOOL US", and he's starred as a "headline" performer/lecturer at some of the most exclusive magic conventions throughout the USA.  His unique approach to all types of magic has earned him a reputation as a "magician's magician"  - join us for his lecture and you'll instantly see why, as well as enjoy his stunning effects, ranging from self-working routines to masterful sleight-of-hand effects, but ALWAYS very entertaining! 

See GLENN in action on his exclusive YouTube Channel!   YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!

 

MEIR YEDID (Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 7:30 PM)

Note:  This is a FREE ONLINE LECTURE!

This FREE ONLINE lecture will last around an hour. The premise and theme revolves around the wallet/purse that MEIR always carries with him and the lecture is appropriately titled  “My Bag Of Trix".   MEIR will demonstrate and explain the props and tricks as well as how to use them in seemingly impromptu situations. He'll also unveil one of his favorite card effects that can be customize for any occasion.

There'll be something for EVERYONE at this lecture.  For advanced card magicians MEIR will explain a new, unpublished sleight and explain its 40-year evolution!   As if that isn't enough, ALL attendees will gain access to some exclusive and free material!   THIS IS A LECTURE YOU CAN'T REFUSE!  
 

 

Past Lecture Schedule (2019)

RING 22 is currently organizing a new and exciting line-up of special GUEST LECTURES featuring topflight magicians and magic!  Lecture fees (collected at the door or paid in advance via PAYPAL) are only $10.00 for members of any IBM Ring or SAM 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 TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 749 W. 14 Mi. RD., CLAWSON, MI 48017, and start at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted.


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