SAM 248 New Meeting Place

THE OLIVE GARDEN At Scottsdale Rd. & Osborn Rd.
Our new SAM 248 location is:
(Be sure to order some food or drinks and tip the waitresses.)
Wednesday, November 1st, 6:30pm at the Olive Garden:
1. Gabe Lim – will be performing his award winning stage routine, that he took 1st prize with at the Arizona State SAM Stage Competition. 
2. Joe Montella, owner of Wacky Zack’s Magic Shop 
will be lecturing. Come see what’s new. 
SAM 248 members Free!  Non-members $20
Or pay your 2018 dues of $35 or $40 to include a spouse or child with your membership and get the lecture free!
The HOLIDAY BANQUET will be 6pm
Wednesday December 6that the 
Rodehouse Restaurant in the Best Western Motel
Ticket price for the banquet will be $25.00.
Contact Jeff Payton, 
for ticket payments, and reservations.
Call Jeff Payton, at 480-268-9516, or 480-799-6730.
Our entertainer will be 2 time awarded Best Magician at the Magic Castle,TOM OGDEN.
Jerry Ferguson
SAM 248 Treasurer
Questions call Jerry at

Larry’s Finds: Free Vanish Magic Magazine

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Just announced – you can now get VANISH MAGIC MAGAZINE sent directly to your inbox each month – so you never have to miss and edition.

HOW TO DO THIS: click on the latest magazine using your computer – on the left hand side o f the TOOL BAR click SUBSCRIPTION and that’s all there is to it.


Just another great new feature of VANISH.

Paul Romhany



Wacky Zack’s Event: Gospel Magic Lecture

Gospel Magic Lecture!

October 8th 2PM-330PM

Join us for some Visual Story Telling!

Michael Telekesy has over 30 years of experience in performing Gospel magic and will show you creative ways you can use everyday magic items as a teaching tool for children.

All of the effects will be easy to learn and visual in nature, but more importantly you will learn how to change perspective when buying magic and to enhance stories with a positive message.

Perfect for youth pastors or anyone that interacts with children in a place of worship.

Perfect for all denominations & faiths! All are welcome and can gain from this lecture.

Don’t Delay Limited Seating Available

Only $20

Magic Auction & Flea Market


Now is the time to start cleaning out your magic drawers and shelves and transform that unused or unwanted magic to cash to buy more magic or take your significant other out for a nice meal.

Our auction is coming up October 14th at the Denny’s in Tempe.

The auction will start at 1pm with tables available for $10.

If you are selling please come early (12pm) to bring your stuff in and grab a bite to eat.

If you want to sell items in the auction please list your items on an a spreadsheet and send it to Leigh Hotz at also when ordering food be sure to tell your wait person you are there for the auction.



Tuesday, October 17th


 E Mescal St. Scottsdale, AZ 85254   ( Pueblo Norte Senior Living )

Paul Draper Lecture Photos

Paul Draper Lecture

Leigh & Mamata’s Steampunk Costume Photos Test

Steampunk Costumes

Paul Draper on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 P.M

I.B.M. Ring #55 is having a lecture by Paul Draper on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. .

Where:   Pueblo Norte Senior Village      7090 East Mescal St    Scottsdale AZ, 85254

Time:   7:00 P.M.



Paul Draper Lecture: Mentalism Extraordinaire Magician Paul Draper has traveled the world in search of Magic and Mysteries for inspiration on his award-winning show, Mysteries of the Mind.  He is an anthropologist, magician, mentalist, and scholar. Considered an expert in mentalism, magic history, and various aspects of human consciousness, you may have seen his appearances on the History Channel, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, Travel Channel, and HGTV among others. Paul has lectured as both a magician and expert speaker at Yale, Apple Corporation Headquarters, The Magic Castle, and The Magic Circle in London.

 A respected Las Vegas entertainer, Paul has recently performed in “Applause” at Planet Hollywood and hundreds of shows at the Venetian.  For Mysteries of the Mind, Paul Draper was chosen as the 2014 Merlin Award winner for Best Corporate Performer by the International Magician’s Society. The Lecture With over 15 years as a premiere magician and celebrity mentalist, Paul Draper has a large number of routines in his arsenal he will discuss and lecture upon. 

Moreover, he will give insights and subtleties based on his illustrious career that only he can.  In his new lecture, some highlights include:    • Hammond ESP – Among the best and most versatile piece of strolling ESP Card Magic Paul uses, he utilizes this in every show: Close up, strolling, and Stage. • The Crazy Cube – Paul’s handling, featuring all new ideas for this classic prop of mentalism • Body Magic & Kinesthesiology – Ever been asked to do some impromptu mentalism? Topics include methods of how to magnetize yourself to the earth, and how to make the strongest man weak.  • A Better Book Test – Impromptu Hoy Book Test and how to perform it to maximum effect.  • And Much Much More including: Tips on “center tear” in real world situations. Dealing with the “So you’re a mentalist, what am I thinking?” question. “To Disclaim or Not to Disclaim.” Séances for Fun and Profit! Q&A.

Don’t forget IBM Ring 55 Auction ON OCTOBER 14, 2017,



825 S. 48th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

everyone is invited to bring their wares to the auction . The club retains 10% fee on the sale of your auction items .


Auction starts at 1 PM but if you are auctioning off any items, we like you to be there by 12:00 noon .Please send your list to Leigh Hotz at 2950 Blue Ridge Way Gilbert AZ 85298      480-221-5869

 so we can list your items in the computer. Please have a list of your items , with the name, if there is a reserve or a minimum bid. We prefer to have your list in an excel spread sheet if possible but a sheet with all the info on it will do. SEND IN YOUR LIST BY OCT 5TH


There will also be a table for selling your magic at a by now price with a table fee of $10.00 going to the club.

If you bought a table, you keep 100% of your sales from the table


Last years auction had many bargains for all. Don’t miss this years AUCTION>


Hope to see everyone there.

Playing Hooky?

While it may appear your webmaster was playing hooky the last few weeks of not updating the web site and media blast, the truth is he was busy with family and business matters that preventing him from catching up on emails and web maintenance. I will try my best to do what I can do for the club but time to do club stuff been getting harder more and more. Sorry for any delays.

Want a Magic Convention in Phoenix?

Hello fellow ring 55 members

Steve Schieszer and myself were wondering if there is any interest in IBM Ring #55 putting together a magic convention here in Phoenix. We would need the involvement of Ring 55 members like you to help with different aspects of the convention. This could become a yearly event and hopefully put some money in the treasury. I will be contacting the other clubs in and around the area, California and Nevada. I will check-out advertising in the I.B.M Linking Ring Magazine and also the S.A.M’s M.U.M. Magazine.

If enough of our local magicians are interested we will pursue it.

Just send this email back to me with your name and a yes or no.

Thanks -you for your prompt response,

Steve Schieszer & Bob Coluzzi