About Ring 58
Proud host of The Winter Carnival of Magic
Ring 58 is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and serves the needs of magicians throughout the East Tennessee area. We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of each month:
September Ring Report
Wow! Jay Sankey knows how to pack a house! There were 31 people at our meeting; we moved our September meeting back a day so that we could enjoy the lecture of the touring creative Canadian…and what a great way to spend the last Friday of the month. As Jay kicked off the lecture of more than a dozen effects, he said it will be a lecture of “a bunch of tricks – most extremely simple.” And he had delightful presentations for all of them.
The variety of effects was stunning: a borrowed ring on and off of a straw, a transposition with a penny and quarter inside of a soda can, a crossword puzzle that magically completed less the one chosen word, a torn one-dollar bill transposition from inside a spectator’s closed fist, and just a couple card effects.
It was amazing to see all the creations he shared. But most impressive “trick” of the evening was that Jay’s following on the internet helped to bring in ELEVEN guests from as far away as Berea, Kentucky! The guests almost outnumbered the twelve members and another eight family members. Everyone had a great time, and we highly recommend Jay Sankey to any club or convention looking to add an incredibly entertaining and creative magician to their activities.