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

  • Michael Ammar lecture April 8 at 7:00 PM PST

    Tell your friends and post on social media.

    Ring 280, the Mark Wilson Ring, is proud to present s session by the one and only Michael Ammar.

    Where: Everywhere (Zoom)

    Members: Free to members of Ring 280, just $30 to join.

    Non-members: $10 paid via PayPal to mlwray@aol.com as a friend, Please provide your name and email address.

    Those of you who have seen Michael Ammar lecture before know that his lectures are always packed with entertaining and powerful magic.  This is a session with Michael Ammar he will be showing and discussing unique affects in this session that he has not shown before.

    This is a unique opportunity to session with one of the greats.

    Not only will you see new magic in this session, but Michael will be prepared to answer any questions you might have about anything involving the world of magic, so come prepared to interact with the living legend that is Michael Ammar!  


    Posted Mar 10, 2021, 9:20 PM by IBMRing280
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News and Events

  • Theme for March meeting Adult Show and Tell

    Meeting March 11 at 7:30 PM pst, preceded by our board meeting at 7:00 PM pst.

     With the current club year coming to an end we will be holding elections for next years officers.

    If you want to help run or know of someone that you want to help run the club now is the time to step forward. At our March meeting we will be asking for Nominations.

    The theme for this meeting will be "what have you been up to!" magical or otherwise. Have you bought any magic? Have you learned a new affect? Have you relearned something old? That’s right, its adult show and tell.


    Posted Mar 10, 2021, 9:27 PM by IBMRing280
  • 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
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