July 9 theme: Packs small, plays big

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.

Suzanne, Tom Crone honored at Ring 19 banquet

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 Linking Ring. She fooled Penn & Teller on “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us.” Suzanne was honored with a lifetime membership …

Bill “Darnay” Von Stocken passes away

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.