Coming in June: Ring 216 Online Auction

Got magic stuff you want to get rid of? Is there anything you have your eye on? Invite your magical friends and join us for our first-ever online auction!

 DATE: Wednesday, June 9. 2021

TIME: 7:30 p.m. PDT

HOW: Live online via Zoom

COST: No cost

All members and non-members are invited!

How to buy stuff

Just show up for the Zoom call! You can bid on as many items as you want. You will arrange payment and shipping information with the seller directly. We'll share a Google spreadsheet where sellers will list their payment/shipping information.

How to sell your stuff

Anybody on this email list is invited to sign up for a slot to sell their stuff. For time purposes, we're going to limit the seller list to no more than 20 people. We will prioritize paid members of Ring 216, but otherwise it is first come, first served.

Here are more details:

-Sellers will be invited to share pictures of their items in our Facebook group.

-Sellers get a limited amount of time to offer their items during the auction. The amount of time will be based on the number of sellers.

-Sellers will update the Google spreadsheet with their payment information (PayPal, Venmo, etc.) and shipping costs to make it easier for buyers.

-The Ring will record the session to act as a backup in case there is any question about buyers and sellers.

-Sellers and buyers will arrange their own payment, shipping, and pickup details.

-The Ring will do what we can to help, but buyers and sellers are responsible for their own transactions.

-The Ring will not take a percentage of any sales. The profits are yours to keep!

To sign up or ask questions, contact David at

Meeting Report: May 12 2021 - Suzanne Lecture

The energetic Suzanne was the welcome lecturer at the May 12, 2021 meeting of Ring 216. Presenting over Zoom, she was generous sharing her deep experience in restaurant magic. As she demonstrated her main opening set for table work, young club member Satvik ably assisted her as audience volunteer and afterwards was not shy in asking questions about her performance. Among the magic she explained was her working card routine, in which she focused on details of maximizing misdirection and entertainment, and a clever presentation for the transformation of dollars into hundred-dollar bills. And she related her nerve-wracking (and trophy-winning) experience on “Fool Us”.  


Many members were interested in the practical side of the business. In response to their non-stop questions, Suzanne described how she got her first restaurant gigs, and how she learned over time that as a house magician she was not just the entertainment but had an important role as a liaison between the restaurant staff and the diners. She gave advice on how to approach a table and what to do if the people aren’t welcoming, including, “Never take it personally.”


And what does she do if a spectator blurts out that they’ve caught her in a move? This took a long time for her to learn. She was very upset at this for years. Now she has a number of ways for handling it gracefully. Most of all: “If you’re a nice person, and not a jerk to them, you can make a lot of mistakes, and you’ll be fine.”


This is Suzanne, and if you enjoyed her magic, please tell the hostess on the way out!

Coming May 12: Lecture by Suzanne

Another exciting lecture coming up in May as Ring 216 welcomes the legendary Suzanne!

DATE: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m. PDT
HOW: Live online via Zoom
COST: Free for paid 2021 members of Ring 216; $15 for non-members
Zoom link will be sent to members and other paid attendees on the day of the event.

Audiences all over the country have been falling in love with Suzanne since 1985. She resides in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and can be seen locally there at Birch's on the Lake, Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge and Rockwood's.

Her engaging style makes the audience an essential participant in her performance. Other respected professional magicians have called her "flawless" and "amazing". She is a favorite at Hollywood's famous Magic Castle and was awarded Close Up Magician of the Year for 2010 by The Academy of Magical Arts. Her specialty is close-up magic for corporate and private events.

For Ring 216, Suzanne will lecture about restaurant magic and strolling magic.