Monthly Performance Themes 2018
I Learned It from The Linking Ring: Any year, any issue, but it needs to have been in The Linking Ring. Don't forget you have access to the linking Ring archive through Magician.org. So discover the Goldmine!
DIY Magic: Magic using a prop, gaff or gimmick made with your own two hands.
Street Magic: Channel your inner David Blaine, Gazzo, Kozmo, Dynamo, (you get the idea) for a little indoor street magic.
I Learned It from Henry Hay’s Amateur Magician’s Handbook: A book packed with fantastic magic, mentalism and advice. A great excuse to spend time with a classic.
Mental Mysteries: Time to bust out your office supplies for a night of mentalism miracles, mysteries and mind-blowing marvels
Sponges: Any size, shape or color, just make sure it’s magic with a sponge.
I Learned It from Tarbell (1 – 8): Come on, you have 8 volumes to work with here. Find something new to you and have fun!
Back to School: Magic focused on, or based on, school experiences or topics.
Halloween: Since the Auction is always in October, we’ll start early. From scary to bizarre, tricks that go bump in the night.
October Annual Auction
I Learned it from Bill Tarr’s Now You See It, Now You Don’t (1 or 2): Another classic with lots of great tricks to choose from.
Color Changing… Doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it deals with something changing colors.
Monthly Performance Themes 2017
New Year, New Tricks: Perform something you got for the holidays or have never performed before
Mike Dunagan - Theme Winner
Your True Love Trick: Perform your all-time favorite, go-to, can’t miss, “I love this trick” routine
Merritt Ambrose - Theme Winner
Great Escapes: Channel your inner Houdini (it’s his birthday month) as you entertain with your best rope, chain, handcuff, straight jacket, etc. escape routine
Joe M. Turner - Theme Winner
Magic Mayhem: In celebration of April Fool’s Day, perform your favorite sucker trick
Ari Slomka - Theme Winner
I Can ACAAN: Show us your favorite version, variation or reinterpretation of this classic of card magic
West Evans - Theme Winner
Mental Miracles: From predications to prophecies to paranormal, it’s all fair game as we enjoy a night of mentalism and mysteries
Richard Rubin - Theme Winner
Paddle Puzzlers: The paddle move is one of the oldest sleights in magic (some say dating back to the 1580s), now it’s time to amaze us with your favorite paddle performance
Isenberg - Theme Winner
Tricks You Can Bet On: Gambling routines, bar bets, scams and cons – if it’s a trick that involves winners and losers, it’s fair game tonight
Steve Langston - Theme Winner
Junk Drawer Diving: What better way to get ready for next month’s auction than to dig through your junk magic drawer and learn something that you own but never perform…then pack the rest up for auction!
Howie Marmer - Theme Winner
Gimmicks and Gaffs: It’s no-sleight night at Ring 9. Perform a routine that requires or is achieved by using a gimmick or gaff of some kind
Joe Morrison - Theme Winner
Holiday Magic: You choose the holiday, we’ll enjoy the magic. We don’t care what celebration you use, but your performance must have a “holiday” connection
Ken Scott - Theme Winner