I truly believe Ring 129 is one of the most exciting Rings around; We are active, we are growing, we are thriving. And Ring 129 has an exciting next several months! Elsewhere in the newsletter you’ll find a listing of all of our events, but I wanted to single out a few noteworthy events – and tell you why I’m so excited.
In just a few nights time we host our Close-Up Magician of the Year Competition. Over the course of the last year our ring peers have competed in preliminary competitions for this honor. I’m sure those of you competing have been working diligently to create a strong act. Make sure to make plans to be there yourself and to bring your friends for what I’m sure will be an entertaining evening. Guests are welcomed and encouraged! These contestants have worked very hard to get here, and we want them to perform for large, enthusiastic and energetic crowds.
October 14 is a pretty cool day for our club, and a fun new activity! Many Ring members are volunteering their time for a mini-magic festival at East Hills Shopping Center in St. Joseph. Not only will our club be performing for the spectators, but the mall is donating a sizable amount to help offset expenses from The Workshop. Additionally, it allows us the opportunity to promote The Workshop’s public show to those gathered. I am so excited about this event, and I hope to see you there.
The Workshop is November 8-11 in St. Joseph. What Ring 129 is able to present by hosting The Workshop is, in my opinion, unprecedented in all of magic. Sure, there are a handful of local magic clubs around the country that host their own conventions. But there aren’t any magic clubs in the country who host a convention like ours. The Workshop has a talent line-up that is second to none. And, the unique format of The Workshop creates experiences that you simply won’t have at any other convention. As it is in our own backyard, I sincerely hope that you take advantage of this Ring function.
In December we’ll have one more quarterly competition night and in January we’ll join
together for our annual banquet and the Stage Magician of the Year Competition. Go ahead and get it on your calendars now; it will be January 20 at the Roeland Park Community Center.
Let’s blast into the last quarter of 2017 with gusto! I’m so happy to be a part of Ring 129 and the Kansas City Magic Community.
All the best,
Ring 129 President