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The International Brotherhood of Magicians

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

22 Mar

What's Happening in Las Vegas Magic in April?

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

With more magic shows, magicians, and events happening regularly in Las Vegas, Nevada than anywhere else in the world, it is natural that anyone interested in magic at all must keep an eye on that city. Thus, David Neubauer continues to spend time every month putting together a long list of magic happenings in Sin City. Here is his latest update for your information. Remember, always CALL each venue before just showing up, to make sure nothing has changed since this information was gathered. Read More

19 Mar

18 Deaths Reported in March 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the March 2017 issue of The Linking Ring there are eighteen obituaries in the Broken Wand. Included is the shocking and tragic close-to-publication death of Daryl Easton, known worldwide by the single name, Daryl. Read More

18 Mar

"You Are the Magic" by Kyle Peron

Category: Blog   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