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28 Jun

Season Four Masters of Illusion Begins 6/30/27

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Any time a network television series survives for four seasons, it is time to celebrate (at least for those involved in the show). But when a MAGIC television series survives for four seasons, it is time to roll out the red carpet, toot the horns, and celebrate big time! The Masters of Illusion deserves all those ways to celebrate, and more. On Friday, June 29, 2017, season four opens with two back-to-back episodes, at 8:00 pm Eastern, and 7:30 pm Central on the CW Network. Here is the official news release with all the details, including a list of all the magicians who will appear one or more times during the season. Some of the episodes will be repeated, but set your recorders anyway. Read More

04 Jun

Criss Angel Takes Over June Linking Ring

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Not only is world-famous magician Criss Angel on the cover of the June 2017 issue of The Linking Ring, he also is featured in a sixteen-page profile inside -- including thirty-three photos. The issue also includes features about Joseph Lightner (Lightner the Wizard); secrets for booking more shows, and three mentalism tricks at least one thousand years old, in addition to all the usual columns and other features. Read More

27 May

11 Magicians Honored in June 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Eleven magicians are honored in the Broken Wand in the June 2017 issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.). Read More

18 May

What's Happening With Magic in Las Vegas in June 2017?

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

All magicians recognize there is more magic and more magicians in Las Vegas, Nevada than any other location in the world. It is a Magic Paradise. So when you visit Vegas this Summer, be sure to design your route to include Las Vegas. David Neubauer has composed this list again for your use. Read More

11 May

Statement from International President Oscar Munoz

Category: Blog   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Recently a post from Jade Tjin blew up on Facebook. Oscar Munoz, International President of the I.B.M. has made this statement in response to this series of events. Read More

29 Apr

14 Magicians Honored in May 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the May 2017 issue of The Linking Ring, fourteen magicians are honored in the Broken Wand. These are magicians whose deaths we have learned about and for whom we had confirming information since the last issue. This brings to sixty-eight the number of obituaries in the five Broken Wands so far in 2017. Read More

28 Apr

May 2017 Linking Ring is Kent Cummins issue

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The May 2017 issue of The Linking Ring can rightfully be called "The Kent Cummins issue". Not only is he on the cover, there are five more Kent Cummins elements inside, including the cover story and the One-man Parade. In addition, there are features, on the Great Heaney, on NOT fooling Penn & Teller, and one on Magic Words Matter (about scripting). Of course there are all the regular columns, too. Check out this preview while you await your hard copy in the mail. Of course you can go to the I.B.M. Website (www.magician.org) and see the issue electronically, and download a PDF. Read More

23 Apr

Update on Magic in Las Vegas for May 2017

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

David Neubauer once again gives us all the news about the magic and magicians in Las Vegas, Nevada, the largest concentration of magicians in the world. Use his update when you are going to spend some time in Las Vegas. But be sure to call or contact each venue to make sure they are still on schedule and for any last-minute changes.. Thanks David for this monthly service. Read More

05 Apr

Sebastian KonoPIX on Cover of April Linking Ring

Category: Blog   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Sebastian KonoPIX, the photographer to the Magicians who creates works of art with each of his pieces, is on the cover of the April 2017 issue of the Linking Ring. Here is a short video on his cover and article, and a listing of where you will be able to find him at magic conventions this year. Read More

27 Mar

April Broken Wand Honors Sixteen People

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the April issue of The Linking Ring, the I.B.M.'s monthly magazine, sixteen people are honored with obituaries in the Broken Wand. These are people for whom we have gathered information since we completed the Broken Wand for the March issue. Read More