Welcome to IBM Ring #129!

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We meet the first Thursday of the month.  Our meeting’s location is at the Holiday Inn, 8787 Reeder St., Overland Park, KS (located on the outer road on the east side of Highway 69). – 7 pm  CLICK HERE to see map of location).  We are on the 8th Floor.  Meetings begin at 7:00 pm.  If you are a magician and plan to be in the Kansas City area, please feel free to stop by for a visit!

Our next meeting will be May 1st, 2014!!!  This month we have scheduled a wonderful lecture from one of our best talents – Jason Dean!  Be sure not to miss this month’s meeting!   See everyone in May!

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SAVE THE DATE – ANNUAL RING AUCTION APRIL 19TH AT ROELAND PARK CC

April 19th – Annual Ring Auction at Roeland Park Community Center – Doors open at 4 pm; Auction starts at 5 pm. $2 entry fee per person – everyone pays! Sellers premium charged on items sold and proceeds go to Ring 129.  Hot dogs, pizza and beverages available.

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SPECIAL NOTE: Starting in 2014, we will be changing our Monthly Magic Contests to a NEW Quarterly Contest, our next contest night will be in June.  We will still have a part of each meeting on those off months called “Sharing The Magic” where you can come and perform a stage or close-up trick or illusion, review a DVD or book, talk about something magical of interest to you….. the list is endless.

 

In January we held our Annual STAGE MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR BANQUET AND SHOW.

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This year, David Sandy was voted our Stage Magician of the Year. First Runner Up was Steve Steiner, and Second runner Up was Victor Le’Yon. It was a great culmination to an exciting year of Magic.

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As we do about this time every year, members of Ring 129 and our guests gathered for our annual banquet featuring the Claude Enslow competition to determine our stage magician of the year. Master of ceremonies Lance Rich kept things moving along with a number of entertainment bits, including a song praising stage magic (to the tune of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”)

David Sandy, who is well known in IBM circles as a past international president, took first place with a routine that featured the levitation of a spectator. Steve Steiner, who has won the competition an number of times, was the runner-up with a routine involving the production of an assistant from a nest of boxes and a dancing box, in which an box enclosing his assistant danced and leapt off the floor with no visible means of support. Victor Le’yon, the youngest competitor, followed his impressive showing in our close-up contest by taking third place with a silent act in which he cut and restored a rope that was suspended between two chairs.

Five other members, all winners of our monthly contests, also competed. Chuck Replogle paid homage to the late Claude Enslow, for whom the competition is named, by performing the Enslow rope routine. Rod Sipe based his routine on a sideshow motif, doing a strait-jacket escape while locked inside a giant crate, from which he emerged eating a pizza. Phil King’s routine involved a nest of boxes, a milk-pitcher sequence, and production of flowers from silks. Roger Miller, who, along with David is a past IBM international president, did a prediction based on a murder mystery. Alan Goodheart’s routine involved various effects involving soap bubbles.

All in all, it was a great evening of good food, good fellowship and some very entertaining magical performances.

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Check out our lectures in the Calendar section! 

If you have a need to contact the Webmaster, Alan Goodheart for any reason, you can reach him at magicaljewel@hotmail.com

Ring 129 is proud to be a recipient of the “Ring Quality Recognition Award,” twice, from the International Brotherhood of Magicians!  Out of more than 300 IBM Rings, we’ve been chosen as one of the finest in the entire world!

If you have questions about IBM Ring 129 or the International Brotherhood of Magicians, or would like more information about our organization, please contact one of our officers by clicking here.

If you have any Magic news that you wish to tell us about then send it to our President at  steves7@microdsl.net