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Joint Meeting with SAM, Assembly 206 July 11th, 7:00 PM – “Christmas in July”

Annual White Rabbit Gift Exchange ATTENTION!  This meeting will be held at the SAM, Assembly 206  location:
Hilgers House
712 W. 16th St.
 Austin, Texas 78701 


White Rabbit Gift Exchange!
This is similar to a “White Elephant” gift exchange only your gift should be magic related. So find an effect or magic related item you are not using and wrap it up in Christmas wrapping!  Mary Cay Gold will keep this fun Ring 60 tradition going on July 11th.
Basic White Rabbit Rules
1. Each Player Must Bring One White Rabbit Gift
Everyone brings a gift to the meeting. There must be one gift for each player to take home.  Your gift could be a magic effect you no longer use or something you bought at an auction. It could also be a magic “related” item , like a ceramic or glass bowl with cards or a rabbit in hat statue. Your imagination is the key. Your item should be in the $10 value range
2. Gifts Must Be Wrapped
Part of the gift exchange party excitement comes from the fact that you get to guess which gift is better before you choose one to open.
3. Players Must Open And Steal Gifts Orderly
Mary Cay Gold will oversee the order to the whole process. As a common white rabbit rule, names or numbers are drawn to determine who goes first and who follows next.
4. Each Player Walks Away With Final Gift They Are Holding
When all gifts have been opened and all the stealing has finished, the gift that everyone ends up having is now theirs and they get to take it home. Sometimes, when the game is over, people like to offer each other to swap and that’s ok too but obviously optional.
Following the gift exchange there will also be Open Mic.
Please present your effect with a “Christmas Twist

The August Meeting will be held at Kent Cummins’
Fantastic Magic Center: 
1116 Brendon Lee Lane
Georgetown, TX 78626 Copyright © 2022 IBM Ring 60, All rights reserved.
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Meeting & Lecture:
Monday, June 6th, 7:00 PM

(NOTE: There will NOT be a board meeting prior to our meeting.)

(183 & Duval)
11654 Research Blvd
Austin, TX  78759
Come early and have dinner!

Our June meeting will feature a lecture entitled “Magic You’ve Never Seen Before: A collection of Fine Mysteries for the Parlor” by TAOM 2022 President, Bronson Chadwick from Midland. This is a free lecture  for Ring 60 members and their guests.

Bring an effect you are working on as OPEN MIC will follow Bronson’s lecture.

Saturday, May 7th

Catch up with everything while Socializing, Sipping & Swapping!(This will be the official, Ring 60, May Meeting) Please join us on Saturday, May 7th, 1:00-7:00 PM for our annual “Catch Up With Everything Event” at the lake home of Trixie Bond and Mark Axford 
Directions Here

Socializing, Sipping, Snacking & Swapping
Come and sit a spell. Enjoy picturesque lake views among your magical compeers and their families. Relax, session, or visit the swap meet. 

Enjoy music by 
Mark Wilson & Dee Ann Prince
SWAP MEET Bring your own tables and set up shop for the afternoon. Clean out some closet space and pass your treasures onto new and happy caretakers.    No cost to set up a table however each vendor is expected to donate at least one worthy item to the Raffle.

RAFFLE Feel free to bring a donation! Once again we will have a raffle of amazing magical items of all types for magicians of every level and interest. Like last year you put your tickets toward the prizes you want most, so your odds are better than ever!

3:30 PM
5:00 PM 

A culinary garden of delights – hot dogs, hamburgers, sides, and an award winning spread of desserts.

 Bring something delicious and you will be entered to win and amazing prize. A prize so amazing we don’t dare to tell you now – because it’s so amazing. 
(Not because we don’t know what it is yet.) 4:00-5:00 PM 
Bring your favorite stage or parlor trick to present in our impromptu variety show. Winners will be chosen by Jury. Win an amazing prize!$15.00 per person
Purchase tickets:

Trixie Bond & Mark Axford
217 Waters Edge
Burnet, Texas 78611 Directions Here

Lecture by David Garrard 3/7/2023

Monday, March 7th, 7:00PM
In-Person Meeting at I-HOP.
Featuring a Lecture by David Garrard.

We will meet at the I-HOP,
11654 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
(off 183 @ Duvall)

Board Meeting at 6:00 PM

General Meeting starts at 7:00 PM, you are welcome tp come earlier for dinner!  There will be very brief announcement followed by a lecture by
David Garrard.
This is a free lecture for all Ring 60 members.
Non-member fee $20.

Virtual Meeting 2/7/2022: Return to Zoom

Our February meeting, Monday, 2/7/2022, 7:00pm, will be virtual.

Theme: “Lessons Learned and a view to the Future”
President, Ken Dickensheets, would like you to join us with your favorite Zoom effect or a trick you are working on for Zoom or one you would like to try out on Zoom. We will share, enjoy, discuss and offer suggestions.  

The meeting will be on Zoom at
Meeting ID: 886 5425 3667
Passcode: 944802

December 2021 Ring 60 News


Monday, December 6, 2021, 7:00 P.M.
(Board Meeting – 6:00 PM)

(off 183 and Duval )
11654 Research Blvd Austin

Theme for the evening: Past Presidents Night. This means our past presidents will be performing for you.

The Fantastic Kent Cummins and The Amazing Adele will open with their circus-themed show.

Open mic opportunity will follow the program. Sign up at the meeting.

Prior to the performance we need to vote on our new slate of officers for 2022.
President:  Ken Dickensheets
Vice President:  Brad Henderson
Secretary: Tricia Heil-Davis
Treasurer:  Trixie Bond
Sargent at Arms:  Glen Watkins
Christmas Party
Members of SAM 206 invite Ring 60 members to their Annual Christmas Party at the Speakeasy at Doc’ Drive In Theatre in Buda.

Christmas Party

Members of SAM 206 invite Ring 60 members to their Annual Christmas Party at the Speakeasy at Doc’ Drive In Theatre in Buda.

When: Monday, December 13, 2021, 7:00 P.M.
1540 Satterwhite Rd, Buda, TX 78610
It is Christmas soon – and we want to celebrate
Registration details below

This Christmas celebration, with a 20’s Speakeasy theme, is set in a beautiful location and pulls out all the stops for an evening that will not be forgotten. Dress for the 20’s and come join the party! There will be food and drinks with a cash bar Our performer for the evening is the renown card cheat Doug Gorman We will also have our traditional one trick contest with prices for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place After the party all guests are welcome to watch the classic movie “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” on one of the big screens for free.
The Christmas party is free if you pay your 2022 membership fee to SAM 206 in conjunction with your registration to the party.
To Register
Please register for the Christmas party by paying your dues, ($20), to PayPal: and write “Christmas Party” on the payment if you plan to attend.
Black Bert

IBM Ring 60 Installation Banquet

When: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 4:00 P.M.
Heroes Night Out, 1150 S. Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Available on our website:
Price: $30 per person

Our Banquet Performers: Randi Rain is one of Magic’s best kept secrets. In addition to her one of a kind performances of classic magic with a devilish twist, she is known as one of the ‘go to’ builders of custom props for magicians looking for something more than a little different. Her work has been featured in everything from Hollywood movies, to tours of Japan, to amusement parks across the world. She can be seen on YouTube teaching how to create works of art from scratch, to refurbishing toy robots, to performing magic.

Nicole Cardoza is a new face on the magic scene. She just completed a residency at Austin’s art space and collective workspace,  The Cathedral, and this will mark her first performance for the magic community. Her work is grounded in the history of legendary Black magicians of the past including Henry Box Brown and the Armstrong Family. Here’s your chance to catch a rising star on the magic scene. 

Our headline performer is Michael Weber. Michael Weber has performed his own brand of original, award-winning magic (IBM, SAM, FISM) for over three decades. You have seen his work in Hollywood blockbusters including Forrest GumpOcean’s 13The Prestige and The Illusionist. While he often lectures for magicians, it is rare to see him perform some of his closely guarded miracles that have earned him his rightful status as a magical legend.  ….And don’t forget a special guest performer or two. Surprise await!

Michael Weber Lecture

When: Monday, January 17, 2022, 1:30 P.M.
Where: Heroes Night Out, 1150 S. Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Price: Free for paid IBM Ring 60 members, $30 non-members
Tickets for non-members:
Ask yourself – Is there a Drawing Duplication so perfect that all you need is any four pieces of cardboard, any four markers and a room full of spectators you want to destroy? No preshow, no glimpses, no nonsense. Get a sneak peek at a miracle. Is it possible to learn a memorized deck in two minutes or less? Can you instantly, easily and permanently know every card in order, the card at every number from 1 to 52 and the numerical and relative location of every card using any deck and only your brain? Yes, and Michael Weber will teach you. Can you learn the innermost wants, likes or fears of anyone using only a pencil and paper? Yes, and Michael Weber will show you how. When was the last time someone fooled you, inspired you, made you laugh, made you think and most of all made you proud to call yourself a magician? Michael Weber has performed his own brand of original, award-winning magic (IBM, SAM, FISM) for over three decades. You have seen his work in Hollywood blockbusters including Forrest GumpOcean’s 13The Prestige and The Illusionist. Now you can meet the man behind the miracles. Weber promises an amazing blend of original magic with cards, impromptu non-card magic and powerful mentalism. Join Michael Weber and press the reset button on the way you think about magic.

November 1, 2021 – Texas Lecture Night

Monday, November 1st, 7:00 PM

11654 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

November will be the Annual National Lecture  Night of Texas

Several of our members have agreed to present lectures on their various areas of expertise. Notes will be available for $1.00
Bring some cash and share the magic.

There will be a BOARD MEETING prior to the general meeting.
6:00 PM

Sunday, January 16, 2022
4:00 PM
Installation Banquet

Michael Weber
Randi Rain

and a surprise CELEBRITY Performer!
more information & reservations coming soon 

Ron Cartlidge is recovering from another trip to the hospital for his foot and a bout with COVID. He is back at Brookdale Rehab Westlake Hills and doing much better. Recently, Kent Cummins had a nice visit with him and presented him with the posters from the 2021 TAOM Convention.  Ron was in good spirits, and talked about planning to go to the SAM convention in Las Vegas.
If you have the time, Ron would appreciate a visit or phone call from us. 

Peter the Adequate and Kent also had a nice meeting with
Will Mannis. Kent reported that he is also doing well, was alert, and very much himself.

Kent Cummins our soon to be appointed, “Good and Welfare Ambassador,” also reported he had a long telephone talk with Opie Houston, who is doing better and is willing to have visitors if fully vaccinated.

(see the trailer)
a feature documentary

By Jon Ornoy
A cinematic exploration of the long history between magicians and playing cards and the murder mystery hidden in their art.

I’m a Canadian filmmaker who is currently in development on a feature-length documentary on the long history between playing cards and magic called Lost in the Shuffle in collaboration with two-time world champion magician Shawn Farquhar. 

As a lifelong fan of magic I was thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet Shawn a couple of years ago and when, over a beer, he started to lay out the elements of his Court Card Conspiracy story to me, this movie immediately began to form in my mind. As a fourth-generation magician he’d been working with cards his entire life without ever really looking at them and considering their design. That all changed on a visit to Chateau D’Amboise in France where he realized that he recognized symbols on the castle walls from the King of Hearts; this epiphany has led to a theory that the card actually represents Charles VIII of France who died at Amboise in 1498. But where history holds that Charles died from hitting his head on a doorframe, Shawn believes that he actually died at the hand of his wife Anne and that this cold case murder story has been encoded in the cards we still use today.

We’re in the process of assembling a crowdfunding campaign that will launch on October 19th and I’m reaching out today because I thought the story might be of interest to your IBM Ring and hoped that you’d be inclined to share our efforts. I’ve attached a short summary here and you can head to our website here to see the trailer as well.

THE SENIOR TOUR, close-up mini convention
APRIL 1-3, 2022

December 6, 7:00 PM
“Past Presidents Night”…past presidents perform 
Election of 2022 officers

Card Night, 10/4/2021

In Person Meeting


Monday, October 4th, 7:00PM

I-HOP, – 183 & Duval
11654 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
(Board meeting-6:00 PM)

Mini Lecture:
“My Favorite Card Effect (s)”
Carlos Santillan

Carlos Santillan is one of Ring 60’s underground card guys. When asked to lecture on his favorite card effect, it was like asking which daughter is his favorite. He quickly realized picking a favorite was not that easy. He has too many different favs… so we are in for a real treat.
Carlos will show us the 
Favorite Packet trick
Favorite Color Change
Favorite trick to perform
Favorite trick to see performed
Favorite trick to teach.
 Everyone is encouraged to bring their own DECK OF CARDS TO PERFORM OR SHARE YOUR FAVORITE TOO. 

NOVEMBER 1, 2021

We would like to thank:
Kent Cummins for hosting the FANTASTIC
“Halloween in August” meeting!

Kuddos to Bertil Fredstrom for putting on a wonderful 2021 TAOM Convention. Great memories and a good time was had by all.

…and a huge hug to Tricia Heil-Davis, Ring 60’s Secretary-Treasurer for submitting our Ring Reports to IBM. We are now included in the LINKING RING REPORTS! Woo-hoo!