Welcome to the IBM Ring 280 website.

Ring 280 - the Mark Wilson Ring is the Santa Clarita, California chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.  The International Brotherhood of Magicians is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the art of magic, with members in 88 countries.  Local branches of the I.B.M., known as Rings, meet each month in hundreds of locations.

Santa Clarita’s Ring 280 was founded in 1998 by a group of local magicians, and was named the Mark Wilson Ring in honor of the legendary illusionist, who currently resides in Valencia. 

The Ring provides an opportunity for magicians of all skill levels to learn the rich history of the magical art, improve their skills as performers, and share their talents through community service.

Ring 280 Calendar


Next Ring Meeting

  • Until further notice all ring meeting wil be online using ZOOM
    Unless otherwise noted, we meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Until further notice all meetings will by via ZOOM.
    You will be notified by email of the login information. If you have a problem please contact a board member for assistance.
    Posted May 23, 2020, 12:28 PM by IBMRing280
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News and Events

  • Mark Wilson Broken Wand Ceremony
    IBM Ring 280, the Mark Wilson Ring will be holding a virtual broken wand ceremony for our friend and name sake James "Mark" Wilson on February 11 starting at 7:30 PM pst. 

    A broken wand ceremony is a ritual performed at the death of a magician, in which a wand — either the wand which the magician used in performances, or a ceremonial one — is broken, indicating that with the magician's death, the wand has lost its magic. It is a solemn ceremony and is done with reverence. Please let me know if you will be attending so we can provide a list to the widow. 

    The ceremony will be presided over by Past President Bob Love.

    The zoom address is

    Vanishing Inc. has prepared a Mark Wilson Tribute and has graciously allowed Ring 280 to distribute it.

    Please mute yourself during the ceremony.
    Posted Feb 10, 2021, 12:42 PM by Joe Berman
  • In Memory of Mark Wilson
    The members of Ring 280, The Mark Wilson Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, are saddened today, January 19th 2021. At 4:40 pm, our namesake, friend and mentor, Mr. James Mark Wilson passed on to his eternal reward. He passed quietly and without pain, surrounded by his Wife Nani and sons Mike and Greg. Mr. Wilson will be remembered as one of the most influential American magicians of the 20th Century. He has left behind a legacy few in the conjuring arts can equal, and in many respects, none will be able to. More than a mere namesake for our Ring, Mr. Wilson was a friend who freely shared his knowledge, as well as, a second father to many of us. We are all better conjurers because of him, and more importantly, better people. Rest in eternal peace Sir, we will always love you.
    Posted Jan 22, 2021, 5:34 PM by Brian Hoffman
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