• The Linking Ring
The Linking Ring, the I.B.M. monthly journal, is mailed to all regular members and consists of an average 164, 6" x 9" pages on glossy pages with many color ads, features, and photos. There are columns on storytelling presentations, the business of magic, card magic (backed up by on-line video performances and additional explanations plus members suggestions and questions), two columns of close-up magic, and a monthly "Hocus Pocus Parade" of tricks averaging around twenty pages. Magic history and history in the making appear in every issue. There is no more complete or better publication in magic, and as a member you can also read the current editions online as soon as each issue is printed (Read More)
• The Linking Ring Online
All members receiving our journal are also able to read it online, available on the day on the first day of each month. You have your choice of an Online Digital Edition (optimized for tablets and smartphones) or a downloadable PDF version. This gives you a timely heads-up on ads, tricks to perform for others before they see them, plus access to any area of special interest. This is especially important for non-US members who receive their journals later due to the distances involved (Read More)
• New! Free download of Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic!
Through the generosity of the I.B.M. Endowment and Development Fund and Roberto Giobbi, one of the world’s leading teachers of card magic, all I.B.M. members may download this special edition eBook. Using a powerful combination of detailed text, photographs, and video, this 155-page manual is an excellent resource for learning card magic. Follow this book step by step, and you will be able to give an impressive and baffling demonstration of card magic. Even advanced card workers will benefit from Giobbi’s thorough methods of teaching magic. Sign In and Download Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic.
• Reduced rate for The Linking Ring Collection (1922-2007)
Now, for a modest additional fee, the entire collection of our journal from 1922 to 2007, is available online and readily searchable with Adobe Acrobat. This is a fantastic reservoir of magic from the top magicians of their day. Many magical gems are recorded here and available to baffle those who have forgotten or never seen them. And, of course, all the history, advice, detailed biographies of magicians from around the world are available (Read More)
• Fellowship and support of 250 Local Clubs (Rings) in 88 countries
Local I.B.M. magic clubs, we call them "Rings," may be found across the United States, and in hundreds of countries. You can find out where they are on the Portal and may be able to join a Ring you find in your area. We do give them the ability to accept or reject international members, however, but this is rare for most Rings are welcoming and th eir monthly (or more often) meetings are a great place to make friends who share your interest in Magic and offer programs and lectures to help you improve yours.
• World-class Annual International Magic Convention
The I.B.M. Annual Convention is universally agreed to be the best magic convention anywhere -- from performers and lecturers, to dealers, stage shows, and contests. This convention is open to anyone interested in Magic. Of course, members pay a lower registration fee, but except for official meetings and the Order of Merlin Breakfast, all events and the always fabulous dealers' room are open to all people registered, regardless of membership. (Read More)
• Electronic links via website, e-mail programs, and electronic online Ring 2100
Have you ever wanted your own web site but found it too expensive or beyond your Internet skills. Well, we have made it so easy anyone can do it who can follow clear instructions and dozens of examples can be found on our Portal. Check this out. (Read More)
• Free Web Page for Individual Members
One of the significant perks of your I.B.M. membership that many people may have overlooked is the free "build your own" Member Website package that you can place on the World Wide Web. This is a chance for you to have a website of your very own -- and at no cost! You can use it however you see fit. Set up a site to extol your virtuosity as a magician. Showcase your local I.B.M. ring and with very little work you can do both. Our Portal Wizards have made it so easy to do you will be amazed. You can take a look at some of the example sites that people have created by clicking the Member Pages link on the left hand side of any page on the I.B.M. site.This article will tell you exactly how to do it. (Read More...)
• Programs designed especially for our Youth Members, convention forums and web pages (Read More)
• Quality I.B.M. Apparel and Merchandise
Visit our Logo Shop for items to be worn and used with pride. Show your pride in membership and let others know you are a magician with I.B.M. regalia. Clothing, accessories such as briefcases, desk sets, key rings, pens and pencils, plaques and awards, etc. (Read More)
• Distinctive Credit Card that benefits the Magical Arts
(U.S. Members only)
Check out the Portal for ads on the I.B.M. credit cards, and earn points toward the purchase of magic from their catalog of gifts, including regalia and general magic books and apparatus.
• Affordable performers' Liability Insurance
(U.S. and Canadian Members Only)
We are able to offer Performer's Liability Insurance to members and Rings through a blanket I.B.M. policy running from August 15 of this year to August 15 the following year. Coverage is an excellent $1,000,000 (that's one million) per occurrence and $2,000.000 per event aggregate from a national insurance broker and an A.M. Best "A" rated carrier. Premiums are based on the member's annual gross receipts.