Coming July 8th: Naathan Phan Lecture and more

We're excited to announce another in our series of free lectures, this time with the wonderful Naathan Phan!

Naathan Phan is a multi-talented, award-winning entertainer who has headlined stages across the globe, appeared in films such as Superbad, has been regularly featured on national television networks including NBC, Syfy, the CW, and Comedy Central since the age of 23, and is a regular performer at the exclusive, world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

For Ring 216, Naathan will deliver an evening of instruction and discussion on his unique approach to creating and presenting magic which emphasizes character and theatricality.

Naathan will dive into his approach to comedy, some of psychology behind character building and will teach some easy effects that every magician can add to their toolbox, some of which have been featured on TV shows like Masters of Illusion.

This lecture will be aired live via the Zoom platform on the date and time listed below.
DATE: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. PDT
PRICE: Free for all Ring 216 members, guests, and friends

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.

Check your email for the link to view the lecture.
BEFORE THE LECTURE: Discussion of Zoom magic
The Ring meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a pre-lecture discussion of performing magic on Zoom. David Martinez and John Mosch will lead this discussion by sharing what they've learned from performing live shows for hundreds of audience members on Zoom and Facebook Live. David and John will discuss the technology they use and how they've marketed their show. And as a group, we can all share ideas about the best kinds of magic that work on Zoom.

DATE: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
TIME: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. PDT
PRICE: Free for all Ring 216 members, guests, and friends
COMING IN AUGUST: Zoom Magic Competition
In normal times, we would be planning the Walk-Around Magic Competition in August. But these are not normal times. So the Ring officers have decided to experiment with a Zoom Magic Competition, and we're taking signups now!

DATE: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
TIME: 7:30 p.m. PDT

Here are the basic rules:
  • Perform an act up to 6 minutes long broadcast from your location on Zoom
  • The act must be live, not pre-recorded
  • You may call on audience helpers over Zoom to help, but no stooges allowed
  • You can also use an assistant at your location
  • Voting will be done online... details TBD
  • No adult-oriented material or danger acts
  • Only paid up members of Ring 216 are eligible to perform, but you can pay for your membership now
  • We'll invite non-magicians to enjoy the show and possibly vote for a people's choice... details TBD
Interested? Sign up now by sending email to