Coming November 14: Workshop and Lecture by Jon Armstrong

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th, for a magic workshop and lecture by Magic Castle Close-Up Magician of the Year Jon Armstrong.

About the Lecture
At the lecture, Jon will show you a mix of both close-up and stand-up, some with cards others with things like neckties and novelty rings, that are fun to learn and even more fun to do.

We know you are going to love watching Jon perform, not only because he is funny, but the magic you will learn is incredible. And in this lecture Jon covers a huge variety of strong magic including: Bottle productions, his ring and tie routine, Tiny Plunger and  tons of killer card magic. Including his famous Card Under Watch routine.

Plus a few items never seen in a lecture before!

TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
PRICE: $15 for members, $30 for non-members
No RSVP necessary... just show up!

About the Workshop
The workshop is called “The journey from Close up to Parlour” The two-hour workshop will be about taking close-up magic and making it play larger. It will cover card, coin, and rubber band magic and ways to make it play to groups of up to 100 people.

If you do great close-up but have wanted to do something that played for a larger group, at open mic night, a family gathering or show, this is the workshop for you.

TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
PRICE: $30 for members, $45 for non-members
RSVP Required: Send email to

About Jon Armstrong
Winner of numerous awards, including Close Up Magician of the Year, Jon Armstrong has brought his amazing skills and magical comedy to prestigious audiences in over 40 countries worldwide. 

Meeting Report: October 10, 2018 - Close-Up Magic Competition

The President of Ring 216 is happy to announce the winners from this year’s Close Up Magic competition:

Standard Division
First Place: Meriam Al-Sultan
Second Place: Mitch Kothe

People's Choice: Tetra Ken

Masters Division
First Place: Perry Yan
Second Place: Luke Adams
People's Choice: Luke Adams

We had a great turnout... close to 40 attendees, about half of whom were non-magicians.

Congratulations to the winners! And thank you to all the participants and guests!