Here is the latest on all the magic going on in Las Vegas -- just in time for all your summer vacation planning. It is compliments of friend David Neubauer. And since you are going all the way to Phoenix, Arizona for the I.B.M. Convention July 17-20, why not stop by Las Vegas before or after the convention? Many of you have not been that close to Las Vegas, ever. Here's your chance. Take a look at this June 2013 update.
Congratulations to Shawn Farquhar, Talent Chairman of the Eighty-fifth Annual Phoenix I.B.M. Convention, for putting together an outstanding lineup. You won’t want to miss being part of this magical event.
For those of you showing up early, there will be several activities Tuesday evening, July 16. Registration will open at 6:00 p.m. so that you can get your badge and join us for these events. At 7:00 p.m., Make Believe, the first screening of the I.B.M. Magic Film Festival, will be shown. Join the teen magicians and watch this award-winning magical film. Immediately after the film, join Lance Burton, Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger, and other stars from the film for a panel discussion. Tony Chris will also give an Early Bird lecture later that evening -- and that is just the beginning!
The Broken Wand for May 2013 honors nineteen magicians who died since a month ago, or whose deaths we learned about since mid-April. Some notifications come from our active Membership Committee who contact members about why they didn't renew their membership, and find out sometimes that a member died. We continue to ask all I.B.M. members to notify the I.B.M. Headquarters when they hear of a magician's death. We print the list now to give friends an opportunity to know earlier than when the hard copy arrives.
The May 2013 issue of The Linking Ring features Nimrod Harel of Israel, on the cover, and inside with a five-page spread (with five more photos). Associate Editor Jason Goldberg took advantage of his trip to Israel to seek out and interview one of Israel’s most popular performers. Read how he became a magician -- and a mentalist. And then read all the other great features, columns, and advertisements. Here's a page-by-page preview of May, while you await the digital and PDF versions here on the IBM Web Portal (on May 1), and your hard copy several days later.
May Day! May Day! It's almost time for Summer vacations, so you should start planning your trip to Las Vegas this Summer. It is timely that our friend David Neubauer has send his latest update on all the magic in the city with more magic and magicians than anywhere else in the world -- Las Vegas, Nevada! By the way, Las Vegas isn't all that far from where the IBM Convention in Phoenix, Arizona will meet the middle of July, so you may want to go there before or after the convention. Here's what you'll find: