IBM Ring #129 | 2018 Stage Magician of the Year Tickets Our annual Stage Magician of the Year Contest will have some major changes this year! First, we will be meeting in a new location, MTH Theatre 2, Crown Center. We will also have a new food venue as well so mark the date on your calendars: Saturday, January 26th, 2019. Click Here to Buy Your Tickets Now:
Exclusive Michael Finney Lecture!– Sunday, January 27th, 1:00 PM, Hampton Inn – Merriam (7400 W Frontage Rd, Merriam, KS 66203) A special opportunity to see Michael Finney lecture. He’ll be teaching magic, sharing personal stories and anecdotes, and teaching you the steps necessary to get paid to do what you love. Attend the SMOTY Show the night before to see Michael perform and your admission to the Lecture is FREE! Otherwise, admission is $10.00
2019 Planet Comicon – Mark your calendars! Ring 129 will once again be participating in Planet Comicon. This year’s dates have been set for the weekend of March 29-31. If you would like to participate or help at the Ring 129 booth, contact Kelly Rusk. This is a Ring 129 event which is open to all members. Just take a look at the pictures from last year!
A Message From the President Things Left Undone Part 2 – The future is bright for Ring 129. As we begin a new year, our Ring is seeing a series of new things. I hope to see you in January to experience what’s new: A New meeting space. A Newly imagined SMOTY Show with Michael Finney and a New Location An exclusive Michael Finney lecture At the December Ring meeting we introduced you to the new Golden Wand Award for
December Ring Meeting Report 2018 by Stu Lewis Our December meeting was a busy one, fueled primarily by a rush to qualify for the final spots in our stage magician of the year contest next month. Since we had several open spots, we decided to have up to five winners in our quarterly contest instead of the usual three. First, however, came the close-up contest. We happened to have a number of unexpected guests, railroad workers who were staying at the
Final Chapter…… On January 25th, Laird Wilcox, the writer of our monthly column, “The Card Corner” passed away at his home in Kansas City. Laird was actually known by his family as Anthony or “Tony”. You see, Laird was the fourth of five “Laird” Wilcox’s! In an interview with Laird’s father, now living in Olathe, Kansas, I was able to piece together some interesting facts about Laird. Though we mostly knew him through his involvement with the local I.B.M