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Join us for an evening of performances and opportunities to expand your collection as we host our Annual Magic Flea Market and Silent Auction. The theme for the night is PACKET TRICKS, so be sure to bring your favorites to share with everyone.

October 6, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 In-Person Meeting

October 20, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

September 15, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

September 1, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 In-Person Meeting 

FEATURING: HARRY MONTI & JOHN                                   APPERSON

SPECIAL GUEST: KEN SCOTT - Intl. I.B.M.                           2021 President

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 1st, 2021. We will be honoring John Apperson and Harry Monti at the Creve Couer Rec Plex, 11400 Olde Cabin Road. 7:00 pm start and open to ALL. A night of fun, history, stories, a few special guests and much more. We are expecting a large turnout so get there early!

NO July Ring 1 meeting/lecture ....

Enjoy the International Convention!!! 

August 18, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

August 4, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Meeting

Join I.B.M. Ring 1 on August 4th at 7pm (CT) for another virtual meeting on Zoom. Check your email for the link that has already been sent to members.

Steve Finkelstein is a longtime member of three International magic societies, I.B.M., S.A.M., and I.M.S. where he earned his Doctorate in Magic. His electrifying energy permeates every professional endeavor and everyday life. He is the co-founder of Experience On Demand, which is publicly recognized as the Best Consultation Firm in St. Louis. In 2017 he was selected as "100 St. Louisans You Should Know To Succeed In Business."

Steve always infuses magic in his business workshops while developing a culture of innovation, collaboration, and execution. His career has led to extensive Domestic and International travel where he successfully incorporates magic as a universal language. Steve feels that prestidigitation is the perfect facilitation tool for engaging workshop participants, and it is also amazingly effective in strategic thinking and creative problem-solving. He has performed at numerous trade shows, happy hours and special company events for his clients.

Steve, a winner of numerous closeup magic awards, is extremely active in I.B.M. Ring 1, having served as Board member, event organizer, lecturer, and founder of Magic 101 … a recurring 30-minute session specifically designed to help beginners and intermediates improve their practical skills and theory. He specializes in gambling magic, mentalism, math magic, dice stacking and cards. Steve has a passion for helping nonprofits in developing their strategic plans and often donates his time entertaining at their fundraisers. “Creative Living Magazine” said it best … “Giving back is something that comes naturally to Finkelstein!”

Be sure to join us as we proudly showcase our hometown star on June 2nd. Steve’s lecture titled “Bar Bets, Cons, Swindles & Scams” will certainly have something for everyone to enjoy … and possibly employ … in a wide variety of social events. For the best experience, have the following items available during the lecture: Cards
Coins - 2 quarters
Napkins
Straws
Corks
Drinking glasses
Water
Empty beer bottle
Paper and pencil
Paper clips
WARNING - keep your hands on your wallet throughout the night!!!

What In The WORLD Is Going ON???

Your US  and  International

Magic Convention Resource

March 3, 2021 @ 7pm

IBM MEETING and LECTURE

Featuring: DAVID JONATHAN

David Jonathan is a rising star in the magic industry who has built a reputation for consistently releasing strong, practical effects to the community.  He was recently nominated for Inventor of The Year at the Penguin Magic Awards, and his most popular release, SNAPS, has won multiple Trick of The Year awards for 2020.  For this 2 hour lecture, David has handpicked some of his favorite magic and mentalism creations to teach, including some unpublished gems.  He will also be sharing a course on how to create magic and tapping into your creativity.  Not only will you learn the ingenious methods behind the effects, but you will also hear about how they were structured to achieve the most impact. 


"David’s lecture elicited more positive comments from the members than any other lecturers we’ve had, in person or otherwise."

- Don Wiberg, President of Magic Masters of Chicago & Former IBM President 1984-85

 

"I've been attending lectures for over 40 years - I've seen almost everyone from Al Goshman to Herb Zarrow, and your lecture is one of the best I’ve seen!"

- Joe Berman, President of IBM Ring 280

 

"The best Zoom lecture I have seen."

- Scott Hood, Vice President of IBM Ring 12

January 20, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

February 17, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

April 7, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 MEETING & LECTURE

Featuring: CRAIG PETTY

March 17, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

April 21, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

Known in his magic circles as one of the greatest sleight of hand artists in the UK, and kicked out of the Magic Circle for breaking the code, Craig isn’t what you’d call an ‘average entertainer’.

Now a successful businessman, it’s purely coincidental that Craig’s biggest area of expertise is coin manipulation. The art of manipulating coins in fast and skilful flourishes has taken Craig years to perfect and shows the dedication that he and other magicians have in crafting their art.

Craig’s skills haven’t gone unnoticed. In 2009 he was described by Magic Week (one of the top magicians’ journals) as the greatest living coin manipulator in Europe! Magic Scene also awarded him the distinction of being "The Performer to Watch in 2009".

Craig is currently the co-host of the Wizard Product Review, the largest magic review show in the World.

Having created over 30 instructional DVDs on the art of magic, Craig’s tuition has been a huge hit worldwide.

May 19, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

May 5, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 MEETING & LECTURE

Featuring: JIM KRENZ

Jim has been interested in magic since his fifth year. Fifteen of those years were spent working for Jay and Francis Marshall at Magic Inc. He regularly performed close-up at Schulien’s Restaurant in Chicago. In 1993, he won the Most Valuable Participant award at the prestigous FFF convention.

He has created over three dozen original effects and techniques, and has lectured about them in nine countries. Jim has studied with Ed Marlo, Jim Ryan, Tony Andruzzi, Don Alan, Eugene Burger, Slydini, Tommy Wonder and Juan Tamariz.

His lecture contains his original ideas, theories, routines and improvements in close-up magic. Focusing on close-up magic, Jim will teach his hands-off cards across (wherein themagician legitimately never touches the cards), his torn and restored card (called Rip-
per, described by Juan Tamariz as his favorite torn and restored card), his invisible triumph (this fools everyone!) and his version of wild card, which features his impossible
card case load (called Imp-Load)—which is performed under the direct observation of
the audience.

Here is a quote from R. Paul Wilson about Jim’s Imp-Load: “I've been fooled badly
by this. My friends have been fooled badly by this. Signed card cleanly goes into the
deck, vanishes and appears inside the box that's in full view on the table. Highly recom-mended.”

Interspersed throughout the lecture are Jim’s theories on creating and performingmagic. Topics include participants preferred, making magic matter, the practice of prac-
tice and crafting creativity.

Also featured are his coins across (using his “one-behind principle”), his oil and wa-
ter (called NeoMix), Coincidencia (a coincidence routine with genuinely shuffled cards)
and his handling of John Cornelius' Pen Through Anything, which elevates the routine
to the status of a miracle.

June 2, 2021 @ 7pm

IBM MEETING and LECTURE

Featuring: STEVE FINKELSTEIN

BAR BETS, CONS, SWINDLES, and SCAMS

 

June 16, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

July 8, 9 & 10th

IBM 2021 VIRTUAL CONVENTION

July 21, 2021 @ 7 pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

The International Brotherhood of Magicians is excited to offer a premium online convention on July 8-10, 2021 on the Zoom platform. With innovative broadcasting technology, and international talent, we look forward to providing an experience for our Members unlike any other.  I.B.M. Current Members including Life Members and Youth Members under 18 – visit https://www.magician.org/convention/online-2021-member to register (includes one year extension to your membership with digital Linking Ring. Note that Youth registration does not include membership extension. Please contact the office if you wish to upgrade to the paper copy.)

2022

January 6, 2021 @ 7pm

IBM RING 1 MEETING and LECTURE

Featuring: JASON DEAN

 

Jason Dean hails from Kansas City. After traveling and entertaining for 10 plus years exclusively for national and international touring rock bands, he has decided to share some of his inspired tricks and techniques with the magic fraternity. These routines are the tricks he developed on the road to entertain his audiences. As with all good tricks most were inspired by classic plots and approaches in magic. These are Jason's workhorse routines that are sure to get the reactions you desire out of your audience. Along the way Jason will share some of his rock star stories about traveling, performing and meeting people! 

 

“Jason's magic can raise even the most jaded eyebrows.” -Max Maven 

“When I think of Jason's magic, it reminds me of a good tequila… smooth when it goes down but in the end you will get messed up!” -Nathan Kranzo 

"I've travelled with Jason quite a bit, and have seen, close-up, what his magic can do to people. He gives the gift of love and magic to his audience - and that's a very powerful thing. Don't miss it - You'll be glad you came.” -Aaron Fisher 

February 3, 2021 @ 7pm

IBM MEETING and LECTURE

Featuring: ERIK TAIT

 

Erik Tait has won awards for both standup comedy and magic throughout North America, appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and was the 2018 International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Cups Close Up Competition Champion. He graduated with honors from the prestigious Humber College Comedy Writing and Performance program, which means Erik can academically prove why he is hilarious. Beyond that, Erik is the only magician in the world with a degree in funny. He has put academic theory into practice on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, including The Magic Castle, Second City Toronto, and the Hollywood Improv. His client list has some of the most recognizable brands in the country including Honda, Macy’s, and Bark Box.

October 21, 2020 @ 7pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

Contact Steve Finkelstein for details

Rescheduled for 2022

Annual MIDWEST MAGIC JUBILEE

 

December 16, 2020 @ 7pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

December 2, 2020 @ 7pm

IBM MEETING and LECTURE

Featuring: DAN HARLAN

World famous for creating original magic and successfully performing Every Trick in the entire Tarbell Course in Magic, Dan Harlan travels the globe performing and teaching incredible magic. One of the most innovative modern magicians, Harlan’s cutting-edge miracles are coveted by discerning connoisseurs of fine magic done well. Performing, writing, teaching, consulting, creating and lecturing, Harlan does it all.
Over the years, Dan Harlan has created some of the most highly-prized effects in magic including Hover-Card, All-Seeing Eye, Stash, Vortex, SpeakEasy, The Awakening, Card-Toon, Crazy-8, Color-Mixer, Hold It Buster, Missing Think, My Word!, Red Rover, Royal Oil, Switchblade, and the list goes on!
Recently, Harlan completed a five-year project in which he built, performed, and explained Every Trick from the venerable Tarbell Course in Magic! It’s the largest, most comprehensive, magic instructional project ever attempted… and successfully completed.
Harlan’s lecture brings your magic back to life with simple, yet powerful techniques. You will learn how to use your creativity to make better magic, structure your routines for stronger performances, and script your presentations to form emotional connections. These vital principles will be illustrated and explained through Harlan’s original creations.

 

November 18, 2020 @ 7pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

October 7, 2020 @ 7pm

Featuring: JEFF MCBRIDE LECTURE

 

Jeff McBride is a recipient of the Magician of the Year award from Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle.

He has performed on every major television network, most recently on Masters of Illusion and the World Magic Awards on FOOL US where he FOOLED Penn and Teller!

He is one of the most innovative sleight of hand artists on the stage today.  He is the founder & creator of McBride’s Magic & Mystery School, & according to the Guinness Book of World Records, has the “fastest hands in the world.”

November 4, 2020 @ 7pm

IBM MEETING and LECTURE

Featuring: STEVE ZUEHLKE

 

September 17, 2020 @ 7pm

IBM RING 1 Board Meeting Online

Rescheduled for 2022

PRESIDENT'S BANQUET

Rescheduled for 2022

ANNUAL CLOSE-UP MAGIC COMPETITION

2020 Calendar of Events 2021

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 Evening 

ONLINE LECURE

Featuring: BRUCE KALVER

 

Bruce has been working professionally for over 40 years. He started his career when he was only 6 years old.  His magic education started at the age of four when his grandfather, Samuel Woolf, who was himself a magician and an assistant to Houdini, began to teach him the art. 

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