Meeting Report: Oct 13 2021 - Focus on Learning and Performing

The theme was “Focus on Learning and Performing” at the October 13, 2021 remote meeting of Ring 216 (over Zoom). John Morgan lectured on how to achieve a clear and resonant voice without straining your throat. He led everyone in a series of exercises, and soon everyone was sounding like a professional speaker. Then Tom Collett presented a talk full of tips on how to make a handkerchief disappear and streamers appear; everyone gave him two thumbs up!

There followed a sharing section on recent books and effects people enjoyed. Then came the open performance and workshop portion of the evening. New attendee Jonathan Chen made cards change size and instantly solved a Rubik’s Cube. Paprika tried out a new script she was working on for the linking rings. Rafael found two cards that a remote spectator had chosen from their own deck. Grant Gomez made three coins appear, teleport, and disappear. Vijay K predicted which card a spectator will name. David Martinez employed the help of an innocent toy in divining the word a spectator chose from any page in a book. Afterwards the audience provided helpful comments to the performers.

Coming Oct. 13: Focus on learning and performing


Join your friends in magic for our October Ring 216 meeting where we'll learn and perform together:
DATE: October 13, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m. PDT
HOW: Live online via Zoom
Zoom room opens at 7:15

Zoom link:
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This month's meeting is a time to relax with your magic friends, learn a few things, and share what you're working on. Here's the tentative agenda:
  • Welcome
  • Teaching Sessions (10 minutes each):
    • Dan Chan performs and teaches his variation of Dr. Daley's Last Trick
    • John Morgan teaches a vocal exercise to help us project our voices better
    • Tom Collett shares tips on how to handle a thumb tip
  • Sharing is caring (variable time):
    • You're invited to share an idea, tip, book, video, or anything else magic-related that you think the rest of the membership will benefit from
  • Open performances (5-8 minutes per person):
    • Perform a polished routine or just something you're working on in a supporting and friendly environment.
    • If you're new to the club, this is your chance to introduce yourself.
    • You can receive feedback if you're interested.
SPECIAL NOTE: This Zoom meeting free for everyone on this mailing list! You don't have to be a paid Ring 216 member to enjoy this experience.

This meeting will be recorded and made available for later viewing.