2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

The Dr. Richard Mossey has a full schedule of activities for the year. We convene at 7:00 pm for our regular meeting at the Tripoli Shrine Center (3000 W. Wisconsin, Milwaukee). All are welcome to attend. When outside lecturers are present, fees are $5 for any Wisconsin IBM Ring member and $20 for non-members. For further information, contact Scott Lane, Vice President,  at scottlanemagic@gmail.com.

Dr. Richard Mossey Honor Ring 41

September 26, 2018:  Guest Lecturer, Jimmy C.

Jimmy C is a born entertainer, an award-winning close-up magician, and 4F executive. He is based in Rochester, New York but entertains worldwide. This is not a dealer lecture, and you will learn, learn, learn close-up magic.  You’ll also laugh and experience great magical entertainment, thoughtful insights, and non-commercial, useable magic. Do check out his YouTube effects at http://www.jimmycmagic.com/

October 24, 2018:  Guest Lecturer, Michael Finney

Michael Ammar says “Give Him a Deck of cards, a Pair of Scissors plus some Rope & for the Next Hour Your Audience WILL have the Time of Their Lives!” Michael Finney gets my vote for the best comedy magician around. Michael will show us how to get more funny for our money. We are especially honored to have Michael, as the I.B.M. President (2018-2019) join us.

November 28, 2018: Guest Skype Lecturer, Rolando Santos

Want the inside skinny on doing magic on TV? Rolando has the insights. Rolando knows magic; he was President of I.B.M (2010-2011). He is a frequent reviewer of magic products. He is a trustee of the I.B.M. Endowment and Development Board. He also knows television.  He established CNN in Chile and recently retired from that worldwide TV organization. Among other things, Rolando requests that four Ring 41 members each present two minutes of magic that they would do on TV and he will critique each one. What a unique experience for us. Ready to volunteer?

December – No Meeting

The holidays are such a busy time with family celebrations, parties, and gigs.  Rather than squeeze another one in, we prefer you enjoy the holiday season with your already-too-full schedule.   We’ll resume again in January and start the New Year right!

January – NOTE: This meeting is CANCELLED due to weather conditions.

February 27, 2019: Guest Lecture, Glen Gerard

Rare Lecture by One of Milwaukee’s most talked about Master Magician, Illusionist and Comedian

Come to the Dr Richard Mossey IBM Ring 41 February 27, 2019 ring meeting to witness one of Milwaukee’s most talented magicians. 

Glen will “tip his mitt” on some of his most cherished closeup and parlor effects.This is your chance to see what a true working professional performs for the public. Glen has decades of experience that he is willing to show Ring 41 members and guests.

Glen Gerard will not only perform “top notch” magic, but he will explain and teach his secrets. Routines he does not usually share with the magic community. Secrets he has honed over years of experience.

This is going to be truly a rare and remarkable lecture, taught by someone who has successfully performed for decades all of the country.

Glen stated ”I usually don’t show the stuff that makes me money, but it is time to share what I have learned.” 

This is the stuff that can make an amateur into a high demand working professional

March 27, 2019: Guest Lecture, Monty Witt

So much of what we do in magic involves misdirection, a multidimensional principle not-well-understood. Monty will share the types, timing, and techniques involved in mastering misdirection. You will learn (1) When to use misdirection, (2) Why misdirection works, (3) About all the different types of misdirection, (4) How to use misdirection for stage performances, and (5) How to use misdirection for close-up performances.

April 24, 2019: “Magic at the Round Table”

This is what The Magic Lounge Website, https://www.chicagomagiclounge.com/rt-about/, states about the famous Magic Round Table in Chicago.

“The Chicago Magic Round Table was originally established in 1929 as an informal gathering of professional and amateur magicians, meeting daily for lunch at De Lazon’s restaurant. Luminaries like Jay and Frances Marshall, Dr. Harlan Tarbell, Harry Blackstone Sr., and Werner Dornfield, held court in the spirit of camaraderie and a shared love of the art of magic. Word quickly spread, and the Round Table came to be a headquarters for magicians. “

Want to be part of the Milwaukee, Dr Richard Mossey IBM Ring 41, Magic Round Table? Well here is your chance!

Plan to show us something new you want to add to your repertoire this year. It’s “Open Mic” at the round table, so show us what is on the top of your mind! This will be a fun packed evening! We will be serving pizza and refreshment. This event is FREE to all members and guests!

Sunday, May 5, 2019: Dr. Richard Mossey Annual Auction

The tradition continues. Fire Ridge Golf Club, Grafton. Entrance fee of $5 includes paddles. Seller check-in at 11:00 am; auction begins at noon.  Food and Beverages are available. Cash or check only. You don’t have to be a member of Ring 41 to be involved. You must be at the event to bid. No outside or Internet bidding is allowed. Contact: Robert Rath rrath1@yahoo.com for Auction/Sellers Information.

May 29, 2019: The Marvin Roth Lecture

Come to the Dr Richard Mossey IBM Ring 41 meeting May 29, 2019, to witness one of the country’s most talented magicians. Marvin Roth is a magician who relishes the opportunity to engage his audience with the most astounding and unusual magical feats.  If you don’t believe it can happen, it will.  His presentations are memorable, fun and uncannily deceptive. In his upcoming lecture, you will experience a series of unusual effects using a variety of new gimmicks and props.  

Moreover, this presentation will:

  • Assist you in creating your own props and gimmicks for both close-up and stand-up environments.
  • Allow you to alter your props to fit your specific style of magic
  • Help you take a favorite trick and convert it to a magical experience

This program will be supported with a PowerPoint visual to assure that every detail is clearly explained and easily understood.  Be prepared for a fun and educational evening!

June 26, 2019: The Annual Close-Up Contest

We’ve scheduled this towards the end of the season, so you’ll have plenty of time to get ready for it.  It’s close-up contest time. Put together an eight to ten-minute close-up act.  You’ll be judged on appearance, presentation, originality, audience reaction, and technique/skill. Complete contest rules are on our website. Will you get the top prize? Monty Witt did last year and went on to compete in the I.B.M. 2018 Convention competition.

Meeting Information

Ring 41 meetings begin at 7:00 pm at the Tripoli Shrine Temple, 3000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. Meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of the month, although note that there is no meeting in  December and the April Auction is held on different a different date Visitors are always welcome.

Dr. Richard Mossey Ring 41 Officers: 2018-2019

President, Scott Lane;  Vice President, OPEN; Secretary, Thomas Williams, Treasurer; Tal Kuhnz, Sargent-At-Arms; Bob Steckel, 

Website: http://ibmring41.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/317316374973059/