Ring 12 Officers

Gene Gordon – Karl Norman Ring 12 is honored to have several of the most talented magicians in the area serving as our officers. If you have any questions about Ring 12, or becoming more active in the magic community … Continue reading

Past Meetings

2009 Meetings January Shaun RobisonFebruary Members AuctionMarch Harrison CarollApril Jay SankeyMay Chris CapehartJune Rochester Lunch BunchSeptember MikeGalloOctober Paul GertnerNovember Jim PaceDecember Holiday Party 2010 MeetingsJanuary Karl Norman – Best Lecture of 2010. February Members Auction March Dan HarlanApril Devin KnightApril … Continue reading


Upcoming Events: Board Meeting Schedule 2023-2024: September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, June 11 … Continue reading

Pictures From Past Events

March Hare Ball Saturday, March 23, 2019 Headliner Michael Finney Regular Meeting September 10, 2018 Todd Nelson Lecturer with Ed Barszcz @ The Teaching Table. Ring 12 Picnic Summer 2018 @ Brian Blakes House. May 7th Extra Lecture With Dan Fleshman and … Continue reading

Links and Resources

The Ring 12 lending library is available to all members. Books can be checked out at our monthly meetings. Below are lists of the books available.

Library Books

A listing of all of the books available in our library.

Lecture Notes

A listing of all of the lecture notes available in our library.

DVD Library

A listing of the DVDs in our library.

We offer links to the following websites that might be useful in your pursuit of all things magical. Gene Gordon-Karl Norman Ring 12 does not endorse, nor are we responsible for any content on these sites.

 NEW: Download FREE vintage posters that you can print at home or take to a office supply store and have them print large sheet posters. Just click on the “Circus” button to see posters of Houdini, Thurston, Newmann, Kellar, Neff, Alexander  to name a few.


International Brotherhood of Magicians

The IBM website provides general information on the organization and is a useful resource for aspiring magicians, or those interesting in learning more. The dues for joining the IBM are now $75.00. www.magician.org/join-the-ibm/join

Society of American Magicians

SAM boasts membership over 30,000 globally and ideals including the elevation of the art of magic, harmony among magicians and opposition to the unnecessary public exposure of magical effects.

IBM Ring 2100

Magic is online, too! IBM members can keep in touch with other magicians around the world using the global electronic ring.

TV Magic Guide

An up-to-the-minute guide of magic and magicians on television. Updated daily.


Vanish Magazine

Simply log on to the latest free copy (October 2017) and click on Subscription – you can do this on your phone or computer. This is a brand-new feature we have just added and makes it so easy now for you to get your favourite magic magazine delivered directly to you.

To get the latest copy visit www.vanishmagazine.com and click on the latest edition.

Magic Tutorials
Magic tutorials sent to you twice a month. Free.


IBM Application
Download an application for the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The Dues are now $75.00 a link to the online application is: www.magician.org/join-the-ibm/join

Ring 12 Application
Download an application for Gene Gordon-Karl Norman Ring 12

King of Spades Award Application

Download an application for the King of Spades Award

Archives of Past October 1952 Hocus Pocus

Take a look at what the Hocus Pocus from October 1952

 The Magic Classroom

 http://magicclassroom.ning.com/ — A great free place to get info. Must be accepted, but it is no big thing.

The Magic Roadshow

 http://magicroadshow.com/ — An awesome sight. Delivered every month for free. Books, tricks, videos, reviews. Must be accepted, but no big deal.

 The Magic Portal

  http://themagicportal.us/ — Check this out and it is free!


 https://www.lybrary.com/ — Join it which is free. Then go to My Account Information. Under the Tools heading you will find TLPP (The Learned Pig Project) which has several dozen books, articles and more for free.

Where do we Meet

Where Do We Meet? Normally, Gene Gordon – Karl Norman IBM Ring 12 meets at 7 pm on the first Monday of every month from October to June, and the second Monday of the September at the following location: The … Continue reading

Presidents Message

November 2022 Sorry I missed the October meeting but my wife and I were on back-to-back cruises between Quebec City and New York City. I will most certainly be at the November meeting. Phil Pivick (aka: Wonderphil) will be presenting … Continue reading

Junior Ring

Woodrow Rathman Junior Ring 12 believes in cultivating the love of magic from a young age. The objective of the Junior Ring is to open up the world of magic to its members and to help them develop their own … Continue reading