Membership - Apply Today!

Membership - Apply Today!

We are currently accepting new memberships. Please note that you must already be a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians to join the local Ring 21.

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News - The Flashpaper!

News - The Flashpaper!

The Flashpaper is our monthly news letter put out by none other than its editor and chief Karl Johnson! Click below to read the latest issue and look through the archives.

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Calendar - Lectures and Events!

Calendar - Lectures and Events!

The IBM Ring 21 is all about getting together in person. Come checkout our calendar of events for general meetings, lectures and special events that maybe coming up!

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A Message From Our President:

Hello out there!

     I hope this newsletter finds you all in good health and spirits! I wanted to share some thoughts and decisions that your Board of Directors discussed at our first ever online board meeting. This was my, and a few others, first time using Zoom and it proved to be an interesting and useful tool. 

     One of the things is, we don’t know how long our meeting space at St. Elizabeth’s will be closed to visitors. So for now, our May 7th will be held online via the Zoom platform. Please watch your emails for the invite, which will be sent and hosted by our own Wendy Sobel. If you are not familiar with Zoom, not to worry. We’ll start with a “pre-meeting” at 6:30 for one hour to give everyone a chance to sign in and get comfortable using it. The regular meeting will begin at 7:30. In addition, Wendy has offered to spend time on Zoom any day before the meeting with anyone who wants to try it to get comfortable using the platform. 

     The “theme” for the meeting is ‘whatever you want”! If you’ve done videos before, or even if you haven’t like me, and can set up to do a trick or two, we’d love to see what you got! I know a lot of you have been working on new stuff in your down time so this would be a good time to try it out! Our format will be loose and will include time to talk about what you’ve all been up to.                                                         

     For June’s meeting: June is traditionally our annual picnic at the church. As of this writing, we don’t know if the church will be available for use. IF IT IS, since it would be our first time together in a while, we plan to hold a simple pizza party and magic show. IF NOT: We plan to host a lecture online with a very well known personality!

     As far as August and beyond is concerned, a lot will depend on how fast, or slow, life gets back to normal if ever! However, please rest assured that I and the other board members have your best interests at heart, and will continue to strive to make Ring 21 a place you can still call home.

    For now, if you can, please stay home, stay safe and practice!! See you May 7th!

Bob Thomas.

President, Ring 21

IBM Ring 21’s Beginnings:

From the beginning, Hollywood has been a Mecca for top-quality talent in all areas of show business — including magicians. When such notable names as Floyd G. Thayer, The Great Leon, William Larsen, Sr., Chester Morris and Caryl S. Fleming found their way to Tinseltown in search of fame and recognition, they gathered in local eateries and nightspots for fellowship, shop talk and general camaraderie. Finally, someone must have suggested forming a local ring similar to one back home, and so began Hollywood’s Ring #21 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in the spring of 1938.

Today we continue that same proud tradition of sharing our mutual love, enthusiasm, and affection for the ancient art of magic through performance, theme nights, seminars, workshops, lectures, swap meets and shared fellowship. Our namesake, the great Caryl Fleming was one of the area’s finest.

When in Los Angeles, please stop in to one of our regular monthly meetings and introduce yourself to some of your fellow prestidigitators.

Our open door policy will ensure that you will be most welcome!

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