Local magic legend Suzanne and long-time IBM member Tom Crone were honored at Ring 19’s annual banquet. Suzanne is a favorite at Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle and was awarded Close Up Magician of the Year for 2010 by The Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle). She’s been on the cover of Genii, Mum and the …
Bill Von Stocken who performed as “Darnay” and was a Twin Cities SAM, IBM (Merlin) and FCM member, died Tuesday, April 24, four days after being moved to hospice care. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. April 30 at Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville.
In addition to being a long-time magician, Mike Wilke is an active cartoonist. His magic cartoons can be seen in The Linking Ring, the official magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. We’re grateful for the opportunity to share some of his magic cartoons here, from his book Watermelon Bones: The Final Load. Copies of the …
It’s not too soon to mark your calendar for Ring 19’s annual picnic, coming Aug. 25, 2018.
The holy grail for many magicians is an act that “packs small, plays big.” Join us July 9 as we explore magical effects with an impact greatly exceeding the size of the props.
Noah Sonie and Michael Madden took top honors in IBM Ring 19’s annual “Presidential Challenge,” held Dec. 11.
The Ring19 election was held Dec. 11, 2017. Michael Callahan was elected vice president, and will automatically become president next year. Noah Sonie advanced to president, while Tom Crone moved to the position of immediate past president.
Mike Wilke’s fascination with magic and drawing goes back to his childhood. His magic-themed cartoons appear monthly in The Linking Ring magazine.
Need a little more magic in your life? Check out this calendar for live magic performances and attend other magic events in the Twin Cities. (And feel free to submit your own events — see the link at the bottom of the calendar page.)
Noah Sonie took first place honors in both close-up and parlor magic categories at the Ring 19 2016 contest. Other magicians honored included Dennis Anfang, Dan Koopmans, Tom Crone and David Gamut.