BANGALORE, JANUARY 10: The first Ring meeting of Ring 177 was held at The Magic Space on January 8, which was attended by the current members and also three prospective members. The session was kickstarted with a open discussion on the benefits of having a local ring, and the expectations from the same. Many interesting and viable options came to the fore and were taken on record to implement and increase the involvement of local magicians and members.
The highlight of the session was a lecture by Nakul Shenoy, who shared some of his favourite effects with a mental twist. Most of these effects were in the genre of impromptu effects, and could be performed at a moment’s notice.
Sanjay Subramanyam shared his perspective on card magic with a difference. We also had the acclaimed artist Umesh Shebe present a guest session on the essentials of business card design at the inaugural meet-up — a session that will soon be repeated as a workshop for the IBM members at a future meeting.
The efforts of Nakul, Sanjay and the other members had a quick payoff, with all the three invited prospects deciding to join the IBM.
It has also been decided that the Ring 177 will regularly meet on the second Sunday of the month. An idea of an additional get-together on a week-day evening is also under consideration, per the request of some members.
Our next monthly meeting will fall on February 9, and conflicts with the Vazakunnam annual magic convention and competition in Ernakulam, Kerala. We are currently working with IBM Ring 261 to hold a combined meeting of our members at this event, as most of the members from both our rings will be attending the convention.
A separate date will be announced for the local meeting at Bangalore for February by the board of directors.