June 2012 Meeting Theme

Tuesday, June 19th 7:00PM

Our next meeting will be at the Las Vistas Clubhouse location until we find a better and cheaper place to hold our normal meetings. Our meeting theme will be 

100% Impromptu Magic

Do not bring any gimicks or props including thumbtips. Just normal items a lay person may have in their pockets. We will also supply common objects found in places like restraunts and homes. Lets see how creative you can get.

 The Las Vistas Clubhouse,

(where we normally have our holiday party)

which is located at

11112 E. Gary Road in Scottsdale.

SAM Lecture : Frank Alfred

Frank Alfred

Wednesday, June 6th
6:30pm social hour

4514 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032

SAM 248 members Free!
Non-members $20

Local Dues $35 or $40 to
include a spouse or child.
Learn: The Art of Stage Magic,
And The Spirit Cabnet!

Frank Alfred (Frank Franali, Dr. Scandia) has been in the entertainment business all of his life. Frank was born into a circus family, and has been a booking agent, concert promoter, magician & hypnotist, writer and creator of magic. Frank Alfred’s ideas and tricks have appeared in the Genii magazine, Walshes Cane and Candle Book, and the Encyclopedia of Illusions. Frank also co-authored Hypnotism for Salesman, and he recently authored the Asrah levitation book.
Frank Alfred has worked as a promoter for the Lee Grable show and for Ormand Mcgill. He has toured with his own road show for 14 years throughout Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Canada, Utah, Washington, Nevada, Idaho and Colorado. He has appeared at many P.C.A.M conventions as a performer. Through his company Muse Productions he has promoted most of the top Country acts including other performers. Frank Alfred’s lecture is about the Art of Stage Magic, and the Spirit Cabnet.

Ring 55 Banquet

Tuesday May 15th 2012

At Golden Corral located at 7609 W Thomas Rd., Phoenix

Tickets only $12 per person including food and entertainment
Hospitality Hour 5:30-6:pm
Dinner 6:00pm
Installation of Officers
Installation of Ring 55 Hall of Fame Members
Tentively starring
John Fitzsimmons (Comedy Magic)
Gene Urban (Mind Blowing Magic)
Gary West (Western Magic Show)


IBM National Convention

Norfolk I.B.M. Convention Newsletter
Don’t delay registering for the I.B.M. Convention in Norfolk July 3 – 7!
Our room blocks with the special $99 convention rate will be released soon –
our block at the Sheraton is released as of June 3 and the block at the
Marriott as of June 18.  If rooms are still available after this date the
rates go to over $160 !!  Click here to reserve your room at the Marriott
> .  Click here to
reserve your room at the Sheraton
> .  Either way, don’t’ wait reserve your room and register

If you have any interest in competing and going for the Gold and the other
contest prizes being offered at the convention – once again DO NOT DELAY –
the deadline for entering the contests at Norfolk is May 30 !  In addition
to the Gold Medal and Gold Cups and the $5000 cash prize that goes with them
there is $5500 in other cash prizes available to both adult stage and
close-up winners.  Thanks to additional cash donations from the I.B.M.
Endowment and Development Fund there is $1,500 in prizes in the Youth stage
and close-up contests.  That’s a total of $17,000 that is up for the taking
at the I.B.M Convention this July!  There is also a special Karrell Fox
Comedy Award.  This is also YOUR opportunity to work with our contest
directors, Oscar and Melody Mũnoz, both of whom have extensive theatrical
For the USA youth contestants, there is the chance to win the fabulous
FANTASMA Youth Prize Package, which consist of round trip airfare for two to
either Las Vegas or New York City and hotel accommodations for two nights –
all the FANTASMA magic you can carry – lunch with a famous magician – magic
show tickets – and an opportunity to perform on stage or close-up – and
special meetings with celebrity magicians to discuss your act plus more
surprises.  If you for one second don’t think the FANTASMA prize package
isn’t the prize of a lifetime just read the article by last year’s Youth
Contest Winner, Reuben Moreland in the May issue of The Linking Ring
entitled “An Incredible Nine Days” in which he describes his trip to Las
Vegas as a result of winning the FANTASMA prize package.
This is the year to compete at the I.B.M. Convention!!  The Experience of a
Lifetime.  The deadline is May 30.  Go to http://www.magician.org/node/423
for information on entering the contests now.

Go for the GOLD in Norfolk !
I.B.M. Convention Committee

Devin Knight Lecture

To All SAM 248 Members & Friends: 
 Zachary and I were on our way to  Magicon convention in San Diego, a couple of weeks ago, when my blood pressure spiked severely high and I went into  a series of seizures of over a few hours or so.  I was in the hospital in San Diego for 5 days.  I have been home since 4/17, resting and trying to recoupe under heavy medications.  Unfortunatley, I will not be able to act as President anymore, and will have to step down due to the seizures.
Having that said, there will still be a meeting this coming Wednesday night featuring Devin Knight, social hour 6:30,  lecture 7:30.  Address is 4514 East Cactus Road
phoenix.  Cost is free for members, and $20 for for  non-members.  To join is is $35.    Hope to see you you there..


Thank you!
Pam Gibson
President  SAM 248

Magic Shop Online Facelift

Local magic shop owner Leigh Hotz has announced a new improved wizardmagic.com online magic shop site.


Great improvements include an easier to use navigation to find the products you want including a new search my manufacturer  option. Placing orders is faster than ever. Please visit the new site to see whats new.

Also Ring 55 members on the site get 15% off their online orders if they get the secret discount code from Leigh before they place their order. Free pickup at Wizard Magic Shop in Mesa, or Leigh can bring to the next Ring 55 event.

POOF! Our Meeting place has Disappeared!


We need a new meeting place!
The UAW hall has been sold and will no longer be available for our meetings. We will most likly have future meetings at the Roadhouse again until be find a better location. If you know of a venue we can use for our meetings that is central located to our members, low cost, and can put up with our antics, please contact any of your officers ASAP.