Welcome to the official website of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) Gene Gordon—Karl Norman Ring 12.



Bobby J’s Italian American Grille

204 Como Park Boulevard

Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Two hours of Open Bar, Basket Raffle,50/50 Split


 Minestrone Soup, Chef Salad, Italian Roasted Chicken, Hand Breaded Boneless Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Penne Pasta with Red Sauce, Mixed Vegetable Medley, Strawberry Gelato, Bread, Butter,Coffee, Tea, Milk

 Induction of New Members

 Award Presentations

 Evening Show

Headliner: Losander with his amazing levitations.

Cost: $38.00 USD per person (children & adults)

Please make checks/money orders payable to

Gene Gordon-Karl Norman I.B.M. Ring 12

For Reservations Please Contact:

Bill Darnell, Ring 12 Treasurer

34 Ferndale Avenue

Kenmore, NY 14217 USA

Phone: 716-876-8313




Reservation Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017, space is limited to 120

 Next Meeting is March 6, 2017

Workshop: coins, ropes, cards, you name it.

Check the Events page for INFO on the auction.

Don’t forget the Screening room has moved to the Boulevard Mall. Entrance is off the Alberta Dr. Parking lot.

April 30 MAWNY, Batavia NY

Click here to see the flyer and info on registering for MAWNY

Check out the videos in the right column of the home page. Also on the Video tab at the top of the page.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

February Babies 
February 11        Jimmy Cieslinski

February 16       Todd (JR) Nelson
February 21        Richard Hewitt
February 21        Anthony Weiland
February 23        Marty Hoelcle
March BabiesMarch 10   Dan Sova
March 12   Greg Janus
March 12   Stacy (Werner) Lehman
March 19   Jim Bauer
March 21   Brian Blake
March 22   David Barrett
March 28   Larry Kohorst
March 29   Gary Para
Happy Birthday
Member Profile
 Hello, ring 12 members. For those of you who do not know me my name is Michael Harmon. I started learning magic at 9 years old with the help of a professional magician David Dejac who used to come to my house every Saturday to give me private lessons. Close-up with coins has become one of my favorites to both learn and perform. I have performed for a few friends birthday parties basically for the practice. That lasted for a few years and I guess you can say that life got in the way. I have always loved magic throughout my life however, I got away from learning and practicing it for about 35 years.Then about a little over a year ago, a friend told me he had a client that does magic that I definitely had to check out. That is how I met Tony Wieland and for the first time was introduced to our local ring. When I was younger I spent a lot of time at Howards Hocus Pocus Magic shop on Hertel Ave. in Buffalo I certainly spent a lot of paper route money there. I also visited The Three Jokers a few times when I was quite a bit older and could drive.As a new member, I can tell you it’s very hard to meet and learn a little something about our members that most only see once a month at a lecture. So we are starting a new column in our monthly newsletter to allow you to introduce yourself. I am asking you to please consider taking a few minutes and write a paragraph or two about yourself to be published in one of our monthly newsletters.

Please send your email to: HocusPocus@ring12.org

Magically yours,

Mike Harmon

If anyone has any announcements to make contact Ed Barszcz.