The on-line presence of Ring 41 (Milwaukee, WI), of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The I.B.M. is the world's largest organization of the magical arts! Ring 41 was founded in 1945, and our goal is to advance the art of professional magic through instruction and to up-hold the terms of our Charter. Welcome aboard!
In November 2008 Ring 41 hosted a stage show and lecture by ledgendary magician and actor, John Calvert. John passed on Friday September 27th. at the grand old age of 102. Several of our members enjoyed some food, magic and stories late into the evening after John's lecture. Our condolences go out to Tammy. Thank you both for a wonderful evening. -DrS
On December 18th., 2011, Ring 41, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, released version 1 of their new mobile phone app for the Windows Phone OS. The app is in the English language only, but was release worldwide in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Already, the app has been downloaded by phone users in 12 different countries around the world.
The app's main feature is a direct RSS feed to the front page of our existing website at www.ibmring41.com . Our website is updated on a regular basis, so the app is always up-to-date on the current club news. The app also has contact information for our Officers so that any out of town magicians can easily get in touch with our group. We also include links to many of our members websites, making it easy to find a magician for your next gathering. Since we like to promote our art of magic, we have also included links to other local magicians websites, regardless of membership in our club.
The year is running by fast! It's October already and anytime soon, we'll have Colorama with all the leaves changing color. It's my wife's favorite time of year. Try to get out and enjoy thngs before it gets too cold for all of us.
Hey! Three's a charm, right? That's what we had with our September lecture. It was crazy, first Smarty Pants cancels on us, then Big Guy earns his keep by snaging Tomas from Chicago only to have him cancel as well. Well Big Guy did it again and at th last minute got us Jeff Bibick for a guest lecturer. A good lecture it was too. I had meet Jeff back in the late Seventies or early Eighties at Jack Larkin's magic shop and went to lunch with him. He was doing a lot of school assembly shows in Wisconsin in those days and practically lived in his van. He had some stories to tell. Well, I didn't recognise him at the lecture. Shame on me! Time does funny things to your memory. I always thought he was a young guy! just kidding. Anyway, If you missed the lecture, there's another great one coming up this month with Peter Eggink. You can chck out his website here: http://www.peter-eggink.com. Hope to see you all at the lecure.
Finally, let's welcome the three newest members of Ring 41, Jordan Verstegen from Appleton, Dan Feaster from Sun Prairie, and Wayne Peterson from Madison. The Ring is now at a very formidable 43 members.