Lecture by Luis Carreon & Geoff Williams at Tori’s Station

Friday, October 20th -Lecture by Luis Carreon

K.T. Magic once again will host our October lecturer, Luis Carreon! Please join us at 7 pm. for an evening filled with magic and mystery.  Admission is free for Ring #71 members.  Guest fee is $15.


Luis at Magic, Inc. Please note that our regular meeting date has changed so we could welcome Luis to Cincinnati*

Save the dates-Friday November 10th and Saturday, November 11th! Continuing tradition, I.B.M. Ring #71 and SAM Assembly #11 are teaming up to bring you the best Fall Holiday lecture and banquet!  This year’s banquet will be held at Tori’s Station in Fairfield on Saturday, November 11th.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Our entertainer will be Geoff Williams!  Geoff will also be doing a lecture on Friday, November 10th, 7 PM. at KT Magic.  Geoff’s lecture is free to both IBM and SAM members…guest fee is $15. This year’s banquet menu is as follows: Secret Recipe Marinated Flank Steak served from the Carver Station Chicken stuffed with Gouda cheese, roasted red peppers and spinach Sauteed Fresh Green Beans with Herbs Loaded Mashed Potatoes with sour cream and cheddar cheese (bacon on the side) Pear and Glazed Walnuts on a bed of field greens with honey Dijon dressing Three Cheese Mac and Cheese Cake If you would like a Gluten-Free, Vegetarian or Vegan dinner, please let us know when making the reservation!! Price for the Banquet is $30 per person.  Reservations and payment must be received by October 31st.  Reservations can be made by calling Betty Winzig at 513-351-3016 and sending your check to either: Mark Weichman 6791 Marvin Ave. Cincinnati., OH 45224-1141 or Bill Pryor 3025 Brookwood Circle Edgewood, KY 41017 Payments and reservations will also be taken at the next IBM and SAM meetings. See you there! It’s going to be so much fun!

Geoff Williams

A three-time “Magician of the Year” through the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Geoff is a full-time professional entertainer who has won over two dozen comedy and magic awards over his 29-year career. He’s performed and lectured in over 18 countries and throughout most of the U.S., wrote “Top Ten Lists” for “The Late Show with David Letterman” and is a performing member of the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Geoff is known for cutting-edge sleight of hand illusions mixed with an offbeat, zany sense of humor. His stage show is filled with unforgettable illusions and stunts – from shooting a signed card out of the air with a dart gun to swallowing an inflated balloon WHOLE. He’ll even make his head VISUALLY EXPAND and SHRINK right before your eyes (with NO COVERING whatsoever)! His magic shows are high energy, family-friendly and suitable for all ages (no off-color material). With lots of audience interaction, this act plays very big without having to rely on bulky, “suspicious-looking box” tricks. Geoff also specializes in close-up, strolling illusions (some which happen right in the spectator’s hands! ). Geoff is one of the elite members of the ultra-exclusive 4F Convention, a “by invitation ONLY” gathering of some of the planet’s best and most-respected magicians.  Geoff is a Past President of International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring #19 (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) and Society of American Magicians Assembly #136 (Tucson, AZ). Geoff Williams video Directions to Tori’s Station, Fairfield, OH 45014

Magical Happenings… Magic Auction-October 14th and 15th, 2017 The Annual Fall Magic Auction is once again happening at the Preble County Auction House In Eaton, OH.  Preview is Friday, October 13th from noon to 5pm.  The Auction starts at 10 am. on both Saturday, October 14th and Sunday October 15th.  Check out their link to see what’s for sale! For more information: Preble County Auction Website


Count Marco’s Haunted House-October 29, 30 and 31

The Unconventional Convention-November 3-4th, 2017


Lecture by David Garrard

Friday, September 15th-Lecture by David Garrard

David Garrard is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but he has been living in Louisville since 1975. David has been speaking and entertaining with magic for almost 50 years. David’s unique mix of magic and music has made him popular with audiences throughout the United States. When not traveling with his magic, David casts a spell on the boys and girls at St. Matthews Baptist Church, where he is in his 39th year as Minister to Children. David and his wife, Stephanie, have two grown children, Claire and Tyler. David is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Order of Merlin), the Society of American Magicians and The Louisville Magic Club. The lecture is free for Ring #71 members and $15 for guests. Once again, this event will be held at KT Magic. David Garrard on Penn and Teller Fool Us *Please note that our regular meeting date has changed so we could welcome David to Cincinnati*

Save the Date! Combined IBM/SAM picnic June 12th

The combined picnic for IBM Ring 71 and SAM Assembly 11 will be held on Sunday, June 12th 2016, once again at Princeton Crossing. The entire event will be in the air-conditioned clubhouse. The picnic starts at 2 PM, and the catered lunch will begin at 3 PM. We will be serving hot dogs, metts, hamburgers, Italian sausage, cheeseburgers, black bean veggie burgers, grilled vegetable skewers with tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, red onions, zucchini, red and yellow peppers, fresh pasta salad, cucumber salad, hot baked beans, sauteed green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and hot sauerkraut for topping. The clubs will provide the drinks, and we ask that all attendees please bring a dessert to share.

A great lunch, great entertainment and great fellowship for the great price of just $15! Reservations being accepted soon… stay tuned for more information!

November 2015 Zig Zag published

The Zig Zag newsletter for November 2015 has been published. In this issue: President’s Message, October Meeting Recap, and Oscar Munoz.

Holiday Banquet – November 14 2015

Our annual Holiday Banquet, held jointly with SAM Assembly 11, will be presented on Saturday, November 14, at 6:30 PM at Raffel’s Catering. Entertainment will be provided by Oscar Muñoz. Check out the poster below for additional details.

To reserve your seat, call Betty Winzig at 513-531-6548 by October 30.

Holiday Banquet 2015

October Zig Zag

The October Zig Zag has been published, covering the September meeting, new members, the Holiday Banquet, and various other activities.

Rick Lax: How I Fooled Penn and Teller


Rick does not perform in front of live audiences, but on Monday he appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us with a memory trick. He wowed Penn & Teller and the audience by glancing at a packet of 21 cards, mixing them up, then separating the reds and the blacks without looking at the cards. Teller grabbed some of Rick’s cards to see if they’d been marked or stripped or otherwise doctored but he came to the conclusion that they are ordinary cards. Penn & Teller were fooled and Rick won the challenge.