Coming Sept. 11: Magic Lecture by Theron Schaub

Ring 216 members and friends: Join us on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. sharp for a magic lecture by the Bay Area's own Theron Schaub.


About Theron
Theron Schaub is recognized throughout investment circles as a skilled public speaker functioning as both a spokesperson and educator of investment topics at the client and advisor levels.

By incorporating the art of magic into his presentations as a tool for illustrating various investment topics, Theron fosters a compelling, engaging, and memorable presentation experience.

Asked for by name, advisors and clients alike rave about Theron’s skill in teaching investment topics in both an education and entertaining fashion.

Lecture Description
My goal with this lecture is to share how I incorporate concepts into presentations. You will learn both the tricks I use and the full presentation for each effect. The lecture will detail a presentation I developed for an investment company to help explain their investment philosophy to Financial Advisors. Everything that I will be covering has been performed hundreds of times in front of corporate professionals.

Additionally, we will have some time during the lecture to collectively brainstorm what you are working on. Come prepared with topics/presentations that you want to incorporate magic into.

No need to RSVP... just show up!

Cost: $15 for paid Ring 216 members / $30 for non-members

Location: Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center, 588 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Meeting Report: August 14, 2019 - Walkaround Competition

Ring 216 held its Walkaround Competition for an audience of laypeople and magicians on August 14, 2019. Among the delicacies: Grant Gomez performed a multi-phase three-(or is it two? or is it one?)-coin routine. Fred Lee squished a marble. David Martinez cheated with a marked red-hot card. Mitch Kothe told jokes with a series of effects. Sohum Mohda persuaded spectators to find matching cards. Dan Chan Instagrammed a selected card. Meriam Al-Sultan and Judy melded two signed cards together lengthwise. Tom Collett dematerialized coins in the spectator’s imagination. Susan Zeller went ninja on metal rings. Alan Leeds did something shocking with a tennis ball.

The scoring was very very close, but unfortunately there has to be a winner. First Place went to Grant Gomez. The People’s Choice award was a tie between Grant Gomez and David Martinez. Congratulations to all the participants!

July 10 meeting: Open performances with critique

For the meeting on July 10, 2019, we invite you to show us your stuff: You can perform a routine, sleight, or presentation and get valuable feedback from other members. This is the perfect way to get help and ideas from your fellow magicians in a low-stress environment. To make it as useful as possible, we're going to have a short presentation on how to give and receive feedback.

For whatever time remaining, we'll have casual time to catch up and re-connect with your friends, learn something new, and enjoy some fun magic.

We will also have a raffle for members, and we may have some surprises. Come join us!

Announcing the 2019 Auction and Flea Market!

Got magic stuff you want to get rid of? Is there anything you have your eye on? Bring your magical friends and join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, June 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. to shop the collections of your fellow magicians — and/or sell the stuff you don't use anymore.

Flea Market
Tables for the flea market are available now on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your table today using our easy online form. The costs are:
  • Full table: $15 for members, $20 for non-members
  • Half table: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
You can view a layout of the tables when you reserve, and you can make a request for a particular table (although requests are not guaranteed). The earlier you reserve, the more likely you will be to get your preferred location.

RESERVE NOW›

Auction
There will also be an auction of magical goods. If you're interested in the auction, just show up. Anybody can sell at auction. The club takes a 10% fee for auction sales, but no fee for table sales.

Make a Donation
If you have some unwanted stuff, consider donating it to the club. We'll auction it off that night, and the proceeds will go to Ring 216.

Evening Agenda
6:30 p.m.: Sellers may arrive to set up their tables for the flea market.
7:00 p.m.: The doors open to buyers.
8:15 p.m. (approximately): The auction begins.
9:30 p.m. (approximately): All sales end and it's time to pack up.

Want more details about the auction? Read our FAQ.




So bring your friends and your stuff — and your cash.

May 8: Workshop and Lecture with Kayla Drescher


Join us on Wednesday, May 8, for a workshop and lecture by rising magic star Kayla Drescher.

ABOUT THE LECTURE: "Tips for Tips and other Secrets of the Restaurant Entertainer"
Please note: the information in this lecture can be applied to all performing environments.

Kayla is best known for her bar magic experience. Her full bar show, which has been seen in restaurants and venues all over the country, is often featured at the Magic Castle’s WC Field’s Bar. She currently works as one of the principal entertainers at “Magic Bar,” a weekly magic show in Encino, California. This lecture is very hands-on, so be prepared to participate!

You will learn :

  • The routine that earned Kayla the title of “The Next Great Magician” from David Copperfield and NBC’s Today Show,
  • Ways to gain the most from your restaurant tips,
  • How to set up a bar for your full show,
  • Tips all restaurant magicians should know,
  • Making your magic as powerful as possible.

No RSVP necessary... just show up!

TIME: 7:30 –9:30 p.m.
PRICE: $15 for members, $30 for non-members
(Annual membership is $25 and you can sign up at the lecture.)

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: A Hands-On Personal Training Session
Bring a few of your favorite routines or ones you are working on. Get real time feedback from one of the Magic Castle’s University teachers. Learn about deepening your character or persona and strengthening your routine quality. Limited seats available.

TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
PRICE: $30 for members, $45 for non-members

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! You must sign up ahead of time by sending email to president@ring216.org. No exceptions!

BONUS: Shezam: A Live Recording
After the lecture, join Kayla and her co-host, Carisa Hendrix in a live recording of their podcast, Shezam! Shezam, the podcast that hopes to make itself obsolete, works to address issues effecting women within the magic community. This podcast isn’t just for women, though. Kayla and Carisa investigate performance theories from treating your audience with respect, costuming, props, and much more. Shazam has quickly become one of the largest podcasts in the magic and entertainment industries. Bring your questions and comments for this live recording!

ABOUT KAYLA DRESCHER
Kayla has been a touring member of the Champions of Magic Illusion Show. She’s performed for clients all over the nation and has won multiple awards, including the Society of American Magician’s Presidential Citation and Boston’s 2013, “Magician of the Year.” She’s also appeared on television numerous times, including NBC’s “The Today Show,” where she won David Copperfield’s “Search for the Next Great Magician.”

Learn more about Kayla at www.magicinheels.com