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18 Mar

"You Are the Magic" by Kyle Peron

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

From Dennis Schick: The end of last year I read in Alan Watson's "Magic New Zealand" electronic newsletter, the regular column by Kyle Peron. He is a magician who has been performing magic with his wife, Kelly, in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area for nearly three decades. I liked what he said and asked him permission to reprint it for you. He graciously gave his permission, and I promptly lost it among a ton of e-mails. I just found it today, and am sharing it with you. Read More

15 Mar

49th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show - Sunday, April 2

Category: News   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

The 49th Annual Awards Show of the Academy of Magical Arts will take place at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on April 2nd. Tickets are available through Tickemtmaster by searching "Academy of Magical Arts". Please note that the ticket includes an after-party at the Magic Castle. Read More

09 Mar

What's Going On in Magic in Las Vegas?

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

There are more magicians and magic shows in Las Vegas, Nevada than in any other place in the world. So it makes sense for people interested in magic to keep up with what is happening in Las Vegas. That's what David Neubauer does for the rest of us every month. Here is his latest update. Read More

02 Mar

March Linking Ring Features Alain Iannone

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The March 2017 issue of the I.B.M.'s monthly magazine The Linking Ring features Italian magician Alain Iannone on the cover, once again emphasizing "International" in the I.B.M. name. The six-page profile inside gives lots of information and photos to get to know Alain, and to appreciate his contributions to magic. Also in this issue are several fascinating feature stories, the usual terrific columns, and a ton of advertisements by our wonderful sponsors. Read More

30 Jan

Update on Magic in Las Vegas for February, 2017

Category: News   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Here's your monthly update on all the magic and magicians in Las Vegas, Nevada, the greatest contraction of magic in the world. Be sure to call each venue before going to make sure nothing has changed. Thanks to David Neubauer for providing this monthly update. Read More

18 Jan

Wife of Longtime Linking Ring Columnist Died 1/12/17

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Violet Twaddle, the wife of Harold Twaddle, the longtime Chairman of the I.B.M. Sick and Convalescent column in The Linking Ring, died January 12, 2017, the day before her 82nd birthday. We print her obituary here because the Twaddles were longtime attendees at I.B.M. Conventions and made many friends who would like to know of her death. Read More

16 Jan

Ringling Brothers Circus to close in May

Category: News   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In a shocking announcement to circus fans everywhere, it was announced January 14, 2017 that the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus would stop performing at the end of May. The word came from both an announcement from Kenneth Feld, the Chairman and CEO of the producing company, and in a news release from the company. Both are produced below. Read More

14 Jan

Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp closes

Category: News   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In a post by Canada's Magic on Friday, January 13th, 2017, it announced that on the Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp's Webpage the day before, it had said that after two decades, the camp was officially closing. Following the announcement came many sad responses. Read More

13 Jan

Convention Rate Extended Until January 31st

Category: Convention   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Not registered yet for the I.B.M./S.A.M. Combined Convention? We have just extended the $395 early registration rate until January 31st. At that time, it will increase by $100. Save yourself some money and register NOW!! Read More

03 Jan

British Ring Featured in January Linking Ring

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

It has been a tradition for many years for the largest ring in the International Brotherhood of Magicians -- Ring 25, The British Ring -- to be featured in the January issue. On the cover is the current president -- Clive Moore -- and members of Ring 25 wrote this month's Parade (the section which includes explanations of a number of magic effects. Of course the issue includes other features, as well as its regular columnists. Read More