Coming Sept. 13: Highlighting "The Real Magic of Silicon Valley"

Back in 2014 and 2015, Ring 216 published two books of magic developed by members of the club: The Real Magic of Silicon Valley Vol. 1 and Vol.2.

Yes, it's true! You can even learn more and order your own hardcover copies here and here!

At this month's meeting, we're going to pay tribute to those books by inviting contributors to perform their tricks... and even teach them! 

We'll provide e-book versions of the books for all attendees, and we may possibly have a limited number of hardcover versions for sale for $20 each.

We'll also have food and drink. You can bring something if you want to share, but otherwise we'll have pizza, water, and maybe wine or beer.

Date: Sept. 13, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
Location: Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center, 588 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA

ALSO WILL BE STREAMED ON ZOOM:Check your email for the Zoom link
See you then!

Coming July 12: Focus on Self-Working Magic

 This month's Ring 216 meeting will focus on magic everyone can appreciate: sleight-free magic, sometimes known as "self-working magic."

This is magic with cards, objects, words, and more that require no special moves or sleights... but instead rely on special counts, subterfuges, and subtleties.

Bring your favorite tricks to perform and teach (with permission). And come prepared to learn some new ideas that you can add to your repertoires with just a little practice.

Date: July 12, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center, 588 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA

See you then!

Coming June 14, 2023: Ring 216 Flea Market and Auction


Bring your magical friends and join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, June 14, beginning at 7:00 PM to shop the collections of your fellow magicians — and/or sell the stuff you don't use anymore.

Flea Market
A few tables are still available to reserve, so don't miss out! Reserve your table today using our easy online form.

As a thank you for helping make this flea market great, we’ve decided to WAIVE the fees for 2022 paid members. Non-members will receive the equivalent discount, so half-tables will be only $5 and full tables $10.

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 a table
Invite your friends
We want this event to be well attended, so please invite your friends in magic.

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 PM: Sellers may arrive to set up their tables for the flea market.
7:00 PM: The doors open to buyers.
8:15 PM: The auction begins.
9:30 PM (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.

RESCHEDULED for May 17: Zoom lecture by Joe Rindfleisch

This lecture is more like a workshop where Joe will teach several rubber band effects. This will be a hands-on event where people will leave knowing how to do several rubber band effects. The only thing that will be needed is a few rubber bands.

Joe is known as a pioneer in the field of rubber band magic. His new rubber band effects are visual foolers and have helped to revitalize the interest in rubber band magic. In addition, Joe has traveled the world teaching not only his incredible rubber band effects but also hundreds of published close-up effects using cards and coins. Joe received a standing ovation at the 2016 invitation only Fechters convention and after you see his performance and lecture, you will understand why. 

DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 
TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. PDT 
PRICE: Free for paid members, $15 for non-members (see below) 

This is a Zoom-only lecture, so join us on the day/time from your own device. Paid members will receive a Zoom link on the day of the lecture.

Coming March 8: Zoom lecture by Doug Conn

 Join us for a Zoom lecture by New Orleans-based street magician/Internet star Doug Conn.

DATE: March 8, 2023
TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. PST
PRICE: Free for paid members, $15 for non-members

Doug began his magic career at a young age performing in amusement parks and after segwaying to busking, found a home in New Orleans, where he's performed professionally for over 30 years.

Doug spends his free time in pursuit of the illusive miracle and these pursuits have produced a large body of original work, including a hardcover book "Tricks of My Trade" and several DVD/Instructional videos

During the pandemic, Conn turned his attention online where his efforts gathered over a million followers between TikTok and YouTube!

In this event, you’ll learn all the “Tricks of the Trade” that go into being a Conn Man! The lecture comprises three parts...

Conncrete: Doug performs his ‘Street Magic Show’ and offers advice for aspiring buskers. We’ll talk about getting a crowd, dealing with the elements, getting paid & more

Trick Tok: Learn what it takes to create viral videos which garner 100’s of millions of views!

Connjuring: We’ll cover a selection of Doug’s original sleight of hand: Cards, Coins, Cups & Balls and more!

Conn’s knowledge runs deep and he’s excited to share the info with kindred spirits! Bring a notebook and an inquisitive mind & let’s level up!

  • On Your Device: Doug will be lecturing on Zoom from his home in New Orleans. Paid members will receive a Zoom link on the day of the lecture.
  • With our Group: We will stream the lecture in person at Yu-Ai Kai for those paid members who would like to meet up. We will also provide pizza and drinks!
If you haven't already, please sign up for Ring 216 membership to enjoy this lecture and other upcoming Zoom lectures.*

Membership is $25 per year. It entitles you to the following benefits:
  • Members-only pricing on in-person lectures, workshops, and flea market tables
  • Free admission to any online-only Zoom lectures we host
  • Eligibility to perform in our annual competitions
  • Eligibility for raffles and other members-only events
  • Knowledge that you are supporting the local magic community

  • PayPal: Send $25 to
  • Cash: Bring cash to your next meeting and pay our treasurer
  • Check: Bring the check to your next meeting or contact for the mailing address
*We will be hosting a Zoom lecture from rubber band magician Joe Rindfleisch at our meeting in May!