Shawn Farquhar Lecture July 19th.

HI FELLOW MAGICIANS:

IBM RING 55 IS PROUD TO PRESENT A LECTURE BY SHAWN FARQUHAR ON JULY 19, 2017 AT 7 P.M. AT LOCATION OF THE I.B.M. meeting………PUEBLO NORTE SENIOR LIVING VILLAGE  7090 E. MESCAL ST. SCOTTSDALE,AZ  (NEAR SHEA & SCOTTSDALE RD)

 

Shawn Farquhar  is a Canadian magician and illusionist notable for his title as the “Grand Prix World Champion of Magic” from the International Federation of Magic Societies.[1]

His awards include being the only magician in history to win First Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) for both Stage and Sleight of Hand, twiceCanadian Association of Magicians Magician of the Year,[2] First Place at the Society of American Magicians annual magic convention competition, three Silver (2nd Place) awards, and a First (World Championship) in Card Magic and the Grand Prix World Championship for Close Up at FISM, the “Olympics of Magic”. In August 2009, he won his most prestigious prize at the FISM World Championship of Magic in Beijing.[3] On May 1, 2010, the Canadian Association of Magicians once again named him Canadian Magician of the Year, making him the only two-time recipient of their most prestigious award.

Originating from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Farquhar travels the world extensively performing and lecturing for magicians and consults for TV shows and motion pictures. He has appeared on the cover of the largest magic publications in Asia, Europe and North America. He has appeared on stages all over the world, including the Riveria, Las Vegas, Opera House, Blackpool and Orpheum, Vancouver.

He is a Past President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Canadian Association of Magicians and Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.

 

 

 

THIS WILL BE A GREAT LECTURE YOU WONT WANT TO MISS.

MEMBERS FREE………GUEST AND NON MEMBERS …..$20.00

 

 

Ring 55’s Installation & Banquet featuring Bizzaro.

Ring 55’s Bizzaro’s Installation & Banquet

May 2017

On May 16th 2017 Ring 55 Phoenix AZ held it’s annual installation banquet and show. Our new officers were installed.

David Goldberg – President

Leigh Hotz – Vice President & Webmaster

Bob Coluzzi – Treasurer

Mamata Hotz – Secretary

Bill Newhouse – Sgt At Arms

Ring 55 PHX Installation dinner had plenty of magic both before and after dinner. Our pre-dinner closeup entertainment was provided by local professional magician Robert Bengel who did great strolling magic at the tables before the dinner.After a delicious meal our officers were sworn in by Jay Gorham. Jay also announced the 2017 inductees into the Ring 55 Hall of Fame. They were Bob Blumle who was a past member and very instrumental to the growth of Ring 55 and a VERY surprised Leigh Hotz. The look on his face when he heard his name called was priceless. Over the years Leigh has contributed very much to the Ring serving as a past President and current Vice President & webmaster as a matter of fact Leigh has been webmaster for about 10 years. In addition to all of that Leigh works a full time job, runs a magic shop AND performs magic on a regular basis including getting on NBC America’s Got Talent in 2015. So yes he is very deserving of this award.

After the dinner and Installation Bizzaro from Las Vegas was our evening’s entertainment. If you’ve never seen Bizzaro before you are missing a lot. Bizzaro’s act is an eye-popping visual treat that is also VERY funny. It was a great evening.

The next day Bizzaro came back to give a lecture and it was agreed that this was one of if not the BEST lecture we’ve seen in a very long time. This was an honest to goodness lecture with actual hands on guidance in making one of the props for a card effect. Yes there were notes and some effects for sale but everything taught in the lecture was created using everyday objects. The effects taught were definitely on the zany side but the intelligent thinking behind them was brilliant. If your club has an opportunity to have Bizzaro lecture DO IT!

One of the most startling effects taught was the visual change of a six pack of Coke to a six pack of Sprite. Bizzaro’s magic is the kind of magic that not only made me feel like a kid again but if I wasn’t into magic already it sure would inspire me to learn.

Banquet Photos

Banquet 2017

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Installation Dinner & Show with BIZZARO

IBM Ring 55 Installation Dinner & Show

Featuring the zany magic of BIZZARO!

Tuesday, May 16th 2017
Pre-sale Reservations available online
$20 for Paid Ring 55 Members and Spouses each
$25 per person for all others.

About our entertainer…

In a world full of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist strives to prove that “normal” is just the setting on a dryer. Bizzaro has performed from coast to coast and appeared on FOX, NBC, America’s got Talent, and the Travel Channel’s Extreme Conventions. He is a regular performer at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. From lighting himself on fire to getting attacked by snack chips, a Bizzaro show is as different as it sounds. Using various types of music as a frame, he creates a unique picture with visual comedy and off the wall illusions that combine a neo-vaudeville style with silent movie antics. He also creates original magic that is sold across the world. His creations have even been seen on TV shows such as Ellen, The Late, Late Show and Wizard Wars on Syfy. He specializes in fabricating magic for other entertainers (including David Copperfield and Gallagher) and is a creative director and lecturer.

7090 E Mescal St. Scottsdale, AZ 85254   ( Pueblo Norte Senior Living )
( near Scottsdale Rd and Shea Blvd)
As you enter the complex, turn right until you see the sign below and enter the parking lot of the right entrance.

SPECIAL EVENT Wednesday May 17th

BIZARRO LECTURE

FREE to Paid Ring 55 Members

$20 All Others.

Location: Denny’s
More details soon…

April 18th Ring 55 Meeting

Hello Ring 55 Members,

Just a quick reminder about next week’s meeting:

Dues are due $35 Please pay if you haven’t already done so.

Election of Officers – We have secretary and maybe a couple of other spots open please let me know if you are interested.

Fooled U Competition – We are going do our own version of Fool Us with Larry Wilfong & Craig Brooks as our judges. I want to get an idea of how many will be competing. Please respond. Don’t need to know what you’ll be doing just a head count of how many.

May 16th is our Installation Banquet
We have booked Bizarro from Las Vegas for our entertainment. The following night May 17th Bizarro will lecture. Paid Ring Members are free non members are $20.

WE NEED TO GET AN IDEA OF HOW MANY WILL BE ATTENDING BOTH BANQUET AND LECTURE. Please RSVP to me goldberg.david235@gmail.com or Frank Pastula. fjrpastula@cox.net
Thank you

David Goldberg
President Ring 55 Phx

Some Special Events coming to Ring 55

Mark your calendars there are some special events coming to Ring 55.

Shawn McMasters will be lecturing at Ring 55 on Tuesday March 7th @ 7PM at El Pueblo Norte in Scottsdale. Shawn will be lecturing about working restaurants. Shawn Is a VERY funny performer. He has worked corporate to the Castle, TV to Movies. Check his website:
http://www.shawnmcmaster.com
for more info.

Ring 55 Members are free non members are $20 at the door.

In May will be our Ring 55 Installation Banquet and will feature Bizarro from Las Vegas. The banquet will be May 16th with a lecture on the 17th. Check out Bizarro’s website for more info on him

www.bizzaro.ninja

Reminder January Ring 55 Meeting

Hello Ring 55 Members,

Just another reminder…………..

Our meeting will be on January 17th at El Pueblo Norte. Social hour is 6 to 7pm with the meeting starting at 7pm.

This will be a busy evening! Bring your sponge balls, coins, cards and ???

I’ll be doing “My Life in Magic” this will be the most exciting 60 seconds of the evening!

Then Frank Pastula will do the first Magic Reviewed session. This is something new for Ring 55. Each month a member will present and review a new effect. Then the effect will be raffled off.

To finish off the evening we’ll have 4 Corners teach in.
Bob Coluzzi will teach some coin effects.
Frank Pastula will teach Sponge Balls
David Goldberg will teach a card effect.
Jay Gorham To be announced.

Bring a friend and have some fun.

Balls, Coins, Cards & ?????

Hello Ring 55 Members,

Our meeting will be on January 17th at El Pueblo Norte. Social hour is 6 to 7pm with the meeting starting at 7pm.

This will be a busy evening! Bring your sponge balls, coins, cards and ???

I’ll be doing “My Life in Magic” this will be the most exciting 60 seconds of the evening!

Then Frank Pastula will do the first Magic Reviewed session. This is something new for Ring 55. Each month a member will present and review a new effect. Then the effect will be raffled off.

To finish off the evening we’ll have 4 Corners teach in.
Bob Coluzzi will teach some coin effects.
Frank Pastula will teach Sponge Balls
David Goldberg will teach a card effect.
Jay Gorham To be announced.

Bring a friend and have some fun.

Magic Banquet Photos

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