Coming May 27: Lecture by Ryan Kane

On May 27, fire up your computers, grab a beverage, and enjoy a fun and entertaining lecture from Bay Area magic legend Ryan Kane.

Ryan Kane is one of the premiere magical entertainers in the Bay Area. His engaging magic and endless wit have thrilled audiences at his regular show at the EXIT Theatre, trade shows, and events for Fortune 500 companies. And you'll get to enjoy Ryan's experience and knowledge in his exclusive and rare magic lecture.

This lecture will be aired live via the Zoom platform on the date and time listed below.

ABOUT THE LECTURE
Ryan has just published his first book, "Out of Stock: A Magician's Guide to Writing Your Own Lines." This is a book for the performing magician or variety artist who is ready to get serious and move beyond using the standard lines. Ryan provides a step-by-step process to replace the stock and stolen jokes in your show with fresh original content. It is the same process that he used to transform his act from a clone into something he could be proud of.

In this online, interactive lecture, Ryan will lead a discussion about how to remove old, outdated stock lines from your routines, and he'll guide us through the process of rewriting a joke together.

Buy his book now at Amazon: ebook $9.99, paperback $15.99.

LECTURE DETAILS
DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
TIME: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. PDT
PRICE: Free for all Ring 216 members, guests, and friends.

HOW TO WATCH
We're using the Zoom platform to run this online meeting. You can participate using the Zoom app (for iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows) or any web browser. There is a limit of 100 guests for the event, so arrive early.

You must be on the Ring 216 mailing list to view the Zoom event. Please email president@ring216.org to get the link.

Meeting on May 13, 2020: Free online lecture by Robert Ramirez

Dear Ring 216 members and friends,

On May 13, fire up your computers, grab a beverage, and enjoy a professional lecture from a rising start in magic, Robert Ramirez.

Robert has performed in all five showrooms at the Magic Castle in a single year. He has  performed at Magic Live, Genii, and Blackpool magic convention. He's also an accomplished actor having starred in the national tour of the Tony-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS.

This professional lecture will be aired live via the Zoom platform on the date and time listed below. Ring 216 is offering this paid lecture as a free gift to all members, friends, and guests during this challenging time.

ABOUT THE LECTURE
This lecture will cover strong magic routines with props that can be made at home using simple things as glue, tape, rubber bands, balloons, paper bags, cards, and magnets. Physically creating a magic trick you're going to perform is one of the most fulfilling things you can do. It helps a part of creativity that can only be unlocked by doing. We will also discuss looking through old magic books and updating them for current times.

DETAILS
TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
PRICE: Free for all Ring 216 members, guests, and friends

HOW TO WATCH
We're using the platform provided by the IBM organization, Zoom, to run this online video meeting. You can participate using the Zoom app (for iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows) or any web browser.

Check your email for the link to join the meeting. Or request the link at president@ring216.org.

That link also contains video instructions if you've never used Zoom. Be sure to check that page prior to the meeting to get your device set up and ready to go.

BEFORE THE LECTURE
Beginning at 7pm, I will open up the Zoom meeting for people who want to join early. This is a great time to catch up and see how everyone is doing.

Online meeting for April 8th

Dear members and friends of Ring 216,

We're excited to get together with you this Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. for a special online-only meeting.

Here's the agenda
  • Welcome and check-in: Round-robin discussion of how everybody's doing
  • "Sharing is caring": Share an idea, book, trick review, or other magic-related information with the group
  • Discuss ideas for performing online via video
  • Perform a routine for the group and get feedback
How to participate
We're using the platform provided by the IBM organization, Zoom, to run this online video meeting. You can participate using the Zoom app (for iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows) or any web browser. 

Watch a video with instructions ›

When to participate
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Check your email for the link, or send me a request.
This is going to be an experiment, but it'll be fun!

Questions? Send email to president@ring216.org

See you then!

David Martinez
President, Ring 216

Update on March 11th meeting

Dear members and friends of Ring 216,

I wanted to give you a quick update on the status of this month's Ring 216 meeting on Wednesday, March 11th. As of now, we have the room at the Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center and it will be open to us for our meeting.

However, since we don't have any idea how many people will be able to make it, we're going to scrap any kind of formal agenda. Instead, feel free to share a routine or move you're working on, talk magic, and just hang out with your friends in magic for an hour or so.

Of course, if you're sick or you've been exposed to the virus, please use good judgment about whether to attend.

Stay safe and healthy!
David Martinez
President, Ring 216

Coming March 11th: Raffle, Open Performances, More


Join us on Wednesday, March 11th, for our next Ring 216 meeting featuring small group performances and plenty of time to share and catch up.

We hope you're free to spend an evening with your family in magic. We had planned for a lecture by Nick Lewin, but unfortunately, Nick had to cancel due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances.

So this month, we're going have a regular meeting with some stuff:
  • Raffle. If you're a member, you'll get a free ticket for the raffle, and if you win, you can choose from several tricks, books, and/or DVDs donated by the officers. You can even bring an item to donate.
  • "Sharing is caring." We invite you to share something useful: a product review, an interesting tip or piece of advice, a special move… whatever you think people will benefit from.
  • Open performances with feedback. You'll have the chance to perform a trick or routine and get feedback if you want. We'll prioritize time for members who need to fulfill their requirement to perform at least once per year. This is the perfect way to get help and ideas from your fellow magicians in a low-stress environment.
For whatever time remaining, we'll have casual time to catch up and share ideas and thoughts. This is a great opportunity to re-connect with your friends, learn something new, and enjoy some fun magic.