Coming in October: Lecture by Garrett Thomas

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Where: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center

Garrett is known for being an innovator as well as one of the top card, coin, and ring manipulators. His original effects, extreme technical skills, and keen understanding of human psychology culminate in highly visual, entertaining, and often enlightening routines. Garrett has produced several instructional books and videos on the subjects of coin, card and ring manipulation, and creating magical moments. This month he brings his magic and knowledge to Ring 216 for a special lecture and workshop.

WORKSHOP: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
The workshop will consist of a blend of both finger ring magic and a focus on Garrett's imagination coins routine. (In order to work on the finger ring material during the workshop please bring your own ring -- ideally one easily removed from your own finger.) As a special for workshop attendees only Garrett will offer his imagination coins package for only $30 (regular retail price of $40).

Workshop cost: $30 for paid Ring 216 members, $45 for non-members.

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LECTURE: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
If you care about magic as an art, you must see Garrett Thomas -- he is like a motivational Speaker for Magicians. You will learn some of the effects that have made Garrett a favorite amongst top magicians, and learn many touches to be applied to your own routines. Click the flyer image above to view more information on lecture contents.

Lecture cost: $15 for paid Ring 216 members, $30 for non-members.

No need to RSVP for the lecture or workshop. Just show up!

We have winners!

Our 2016 Close-Up and Walk-Around Magic Competitions are complete, and we've crowned some winners so far.

Walk-Around Magic (August 2016)
Standard Division
Winner: Tom Collett
People's Choice: Tom Collett

Masters Division
Winner: Cal Tong
People's Choice: Cal Tong

Close-Up Magic (September 2016)
Standard Division
Winner: To be announced at October meeting
People's Choice: Danny Cheng

Masters Division
Winner: To be announced at October meeting
People's Choice: Perry Yan

Congrats to all our competitors! Please visit our Facebook group to see pictures from the event.

What's Next

In October, we will have a workshop and lecture from Garret Thomas. Stay tuned for more information about that.

In November, we have our open performance night and officer elections. If you would like to be considered for an officer's position, please contact Fred Rasmussen.

In December, we have our 2016 Stage Magic Competition. We will limit participation to a maximum of 14 competitors, so sign up early by sending email to

Coming in September: Close-up Magic Competition

Close-Up Competition

Our Annual Close Up Competition event is coming September 14th, and we hope you all can show up to enjoy some great magic and support your fellow Ring members who have signed up to compete.

We already have a few signups, so if you want to compete, please send an email to David Martinez (

All contestants should check the rules and information on competitions.

Bring your friends or family with you to enjoy an evening of great magic. The more people we have, the better the magic.

Family and friends (non-members) will be the judges for the People's Choice Award, assuming we have at least 10 laypeople present. Paid members in good standing will be the judges for the masters division. The standard division will be judged by master-level competitors and past winners.

The time and place are the same as usual: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center at 7:30 p.m. sharp. See you then!

Ring 216 Walk-Around Magic Competition Results

Congratulations and thank you to all the magicians performing in our Ring 216 Walk-Around Magic Competition for 2016. We had a great time with 12 magicians and many more audience members.

The Standard Division contestants were Tom Collett, Cheng Li Gung (Danny), Seymour Hoff, Rafael Delgadillo, Vikram Singh, and Ken King.

We announced the winners of the Standard Division... Tom won the first place award and also was named People's Choice by the non-magicians in attendance. Danny finished in second place. Congrats to you both!

Danny Cheng (2nd place) and Tom Collett (1st place) at the 2016 Walk-Around Magic Competition 

For the Masters Division, we will announce those winners prior to September's Close Up Competition. Our competitors were Calvin Tong, John Jones, Alan Leeds, Fred Mordecai Lee, Daniel Chan, and David Martinez.

The next competition is just a month away... Contact David Martinez at to sign up now!

Sign-up NOW for the Walk-Around Magic Competition in August

Sign-ups are now underway for Ring 216's annual Walk-Around Magic Competition. The competition will be held on our regular meeting night — Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center.

Whether you're a past winner, a brand-new entrant, or something in between, now's your chance to share your routines and show off your skills. If you've won a competition in the past few years, you'll take part in the Masters Competition. Everyone else will take part in the Standard Competition. (We need at least four contestants for the competition to be valid.)

Please review the competition rules at here.

Ready to sign up? Send an email to David Martinez at to reserve your spot in this fun Walk-Around Magic Competition!

If you're not ready to complete, that's OK too, we still look forward to seeing you in the audience on August 10th. Join us to watch the magic and bring please bring your friends and family, too!