Saturday, May 7th
ANNUAL PICNIC,
OFFICER INSTALLATION and AWARDS


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

 
1:00-3:30pm 
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
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS & PRESENTATION OF AWARDS including Magician of the Year.
5:00 PM 
DINNER & DESSERT CONTEST

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

BRING A SPECIAL DESSERT FOR THE ANNUAL CONTEST!
 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 
SHOW & ONE TRICK CONTEST
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.

Ron Cartlidge Broken Wand Ceremony

(report by Trixie Bond)

Thank you to Kent Cummins and Chris Walden for orchestrating and hosting Ron Cartlidge‘s Broken Wand Ceremony on Monday, January 24th. It was held at Kent’s Fantastic Magic Center in Georgetown. There were 10 people in in attendance, including both of Ron’s children, Jason and Jennifer and 2 of his granddaughters. Over 50 people from all over the world joined in live on Zoom. (See more about Ron and his obituary .)

An archive of the ceremony, as well as previously broadcast ceremonies, are available through Kent Cummins’ YouTube Channel.

Kent and Caroline Cummins created this beautiful bookmark in Ron’s honor:

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  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88654253667?pwd=bm91bTl4MzRCYm5zQ0k2dmsxVGZvQT09
Meeting ID: 886 5425 3667
Passcode: 944802

Ron Cartlidge, rest in peace

We are saddened to share that our friend and longtime member, Ron Cartlidge, has passed. We received this letter Letter from his children, Justin & Jennifer.

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our father, Ron Cartlidge, passed away this morning. His physical and mental health have been declining over the past months and his body and mind were exhausted. We feel some peace knowing that he and our mom are together & will be celebrating Christmas with one another in Heaven. We will send up dates via this email chain as service plans are determined. Thank you for your words of kindness and support over the past few years.  Please feel free to share with anyone who may want to know. With love,  Justin and Jennifer


Funeral details and obituary

Funeral services for Ron Cartlidge will be held this coming Monday, December 20th at 2pm at First Baptist Church of Austin, with a gravesite internment immediately following at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.  There are currently no limitations on how many can attend the service at FBC, but we are still in the process of confirming if a live stream will be available for those who are not able to attend in person.  If live streaming is not available, we are also looking into the possibility of having the service recorded so it can be uploaded to the Weed Corley Fish website for future viewing.
 
Addresses for the funeral and gravesite services are listed below:
 
Funeral Service at First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity, Austin, TX 78701
Gravesite Internment Service:  Austin Memorial Park Cemetery 2800 Hancock Drive,  Austin, TX 78731
 
Thank you to everyone for your continued thoughts and prayers.
-Jennifer & Jennifer Cartlidge
 ****************************************
Aubrey Ronald “Ron” Cartlidge born January 21, 1939, passed away on the morning of December 12th following a lengthy decline in his physical and mental health. Ron was an author, educator, teacher and coach all of his life. He was selected “Outstanding Teacher in Texas” in 1983 by the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. He served his community as a member of the Austin Parks and Recreation Board where he was named outstanding Board member. He was also a Past President of the Austin Jaycees, Texas JCI Senate, a Master Mason, Knights Templar, and the Mustang Owners Club of Austin, Texas. He and his wife, Sharon, were active members of the First Baptist Church where he stayed connected to a variety of friends in the community and met weekly with his Sunday School classmates and others including Moton Crockett, a descendant of Davey Crockett.
 
Ron was a member of the I.B.M., The Magic Circle in London, the Magic Collectors’ Association and a Life Member of the S.A.M. He was a stalwart supporter of I.B.M. Ring #60 in Austin, Texas, and Past President of S.A.M. Assembly #206 and friend to the broader worldwide community of magicians. Up until the end, he still planned to attend the January 2022 S.A.M. National Convention in Las Vegas. Though interested in magic from his youth, it wasn’t until 1993 that he returned in a big way with the local magicians. He was always interested in magic, particularly from the historical aspect. He attentively watched sales of magic paraphernalia and published spiral bound books with updates on how much certain items went for at auction. But perhaps his best known achievement to the general world of magicians was the 2002 publication of “Houdini’s Texas Tours 1916 & 1923” which recounted the time Houdini spent in Texas. This was a book that was seen being carried around the White House by another Texan, G.W. Bush, during his Presidential years. Ron later published another limited edition of the book, “Houdini and the Ku Klux Klan.” Ron was active with the Texas Collectors’ group, too, taking on the role of chairing the group after the passing of Claude Crowe. For 11 years, Ron served as the Chairman of the Austin World Famous Magic Auctions, too. Ron was often seen attending not only the T.A.O.M. conventions, but also many of the national events. He hosted an annual Christmas party at his home that became legendary and an annual popular event.
 
A committal service for Aubrey will be held Monday, December 20, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78731. Following the committal service will be a funeral service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, who passed from Alzheimer’s in 2020. Ron is survived by his children, Justin and Jennifer.

 

December 2021 Ring 60 News

Meeting

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.
Nominees:
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.
Where:
1540 Satterwhite Rd, Buda, TX 78610
Why:
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: sam206austin@gmail.com and write “Christmas Party” on the payment if you plan to attend.
Welcome!
Black Bert


IBM Ring 60 Installation Banquet

When: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 4:00 P.M.
Where:
Heroes Night Out, 1150 S. Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Tickets:
Available on our website: https://ibmring60.org/join-us-for-the-annual-ring-60-banquet/
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:  https://ibmring60.org/michael-weber-lecture/
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.

Michael Weber Lecture

IMPORTANT NEWS 

BANQUET & LECTURE TO BE RESCHEDULED!
Monday January 17 – LECTURE TO BE RESCHEDULED!

Due to the recent OMICRON  outbreak and its effects upon the Austin community, some of our performers, and many of you, the board has decided to postpone the banquet originally scheduled for Sunday, January 16th and the Weber lecture on Monday, January 17th.

GOOD NEWS 
MICHAEL WEBER WILL STILL HEADLINE FOR OUR NEXT DATE

and…we will have an announcement very soon regarding a special virtual consolation event offered by Michael Weber. Keep your Sunday evening open. Details to follow soon.

REFUNDS?

We will contact all those that have paid and see if you would like a refund or to apply your payment to the new date.

WHAT IS THE NEW DATE?
Since this decision was just made we have not had the opportunity to secure a new date.  We will keep you informed as things develop.

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

If you know who Michael Weber is, you know this is a special opportunity to benefit from some deep thinking from one of the most prolific performers of our time. If you don’t know who Michael Weber is, you definitely need to come and find out.

Michael Weber

We are thrilled to host a lecture by Michael Weber, who has performed for two U.S. Presidents. His style and originality have made him the personal performer of choice for celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Arnold Schwartzeneger, Sharon Stone, Frank Sinatra, Steven Spielberg and Johnny Carson for their own private events. He has established traditions with Ray Bradbury and Michael Milkin by performing at their respective Halloween and New Year’s celebrations for several years.

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.

Come be inspired and educated! You don’t get a chance like this often. Cost is Free for IBM Ring 60 members and $30 for non-members.

You can pay your membership dues online (or set it on autopilot with a subscription).

Reserve your spot for the lecture now! Nonmembers, please purchase using the button below. Members, fill in this registration form. There are only 99 seats, so don’t hesitate. You must preregister. There will be no walk-ups for this event.

Join us for the Annual Ring 60 Banquet

IMPORTANT NEWS 

BANQUET & LECTURE TO BE RESCHEDULED!
Sunday, January 16 BANQUET TO BE RESCHEDULED!

Due to the recent OMICRON  outbreak and its effects upon the Austin community, some of our performers, and many of you, the board has decided to postpone the banquet originally scheduled for Sunday, January 16th and the Weber lecture on Monday, January 17th.

GOOD NEWS 
MICHAEL WEBER WILL STILL HEADLINE FOR OUR NEXT DATE

and…we will have an announcement very soon regarding a special virtual consolation event offered by Michael Weber. Keep your Sunday evening open. Details to follow soon.

REFUNDS?

We will contact all those that have paid and see if you would like a refund or to apply your payment to the new date.

WHAT IS THE NEW DATE?
Since this decision was just made we have not had the opportunity to secure a new date.  We will keep you informed as things develop.

It’s time, again, for the Annual Ring 60 Banquet. Many are busy with obligations during December, so our celebration will be on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 4:00 pm at Heroes Night Out, 1150 S Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613.

When: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 4:00 P.M.
Where:
Heroes Night Out, 1150 S. Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Price: $30 per person. Seating is limited to 99 people.

The Caterer for our meal will be “From Plate to Palate.”
Menu:  
Spaghetti, Meatballs, Red Sauce, Green Garden Salad with 2 dressing options, and Garlic Bread.  Ice Tea, Coffee

WE REQUEST YOU BRING A DESSERT FOR OUR TRADITIONAL DESSERT CONTEST. PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED.

Prior to the meal, there will be a strolling magic contest by our members.  Bring your one best strolling magic trick and compete table to table for the BEST ONE TRICK. Our guests will vote on their favorite performer. It could be YOU! Please email Brad Henderson if you would like to compete: themindshow@gmail.com


Bring cash, there will be a MAGIC RAFFLE.

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!

Tickets are $30 per person. Seating is limited to 99 people. Reserve your spots now!

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

featuring
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.

Kickstarter
(see the trailer)
LOST IN THE SHUFFLE
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