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20 Jul

2017-18 I.B.M. Officers and Board Announced

Category: Blog   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

At the I.B.M./S.A.M. Combined Convention July 12-15, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky, the officers and board for 2017-2018 were announced. Included were Bob Patterson as International President and Michael Finney as President-elect. Read More

15 Jul

Day 5 IBM/SAM Convention closes on a high note

Category:   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

After five days of nearly twenty-four-hour, wall-to-wall magic, the 2017 Combined Convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, came to an end sometime after midnight Saturday, July 15 in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Whether this was “The best magic convention ever,” remains to be seen. It will take several days of reflection to compare it with previous conventions. But the immediate widespread opinion was that this was, indeed, “one of the best magic conventions anytime, anywhere.” Read More

15 Jul

IBM/SAM 2017 Convention contest winners named

Category:   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Most of the winners from the Stage and Close-up Contests at the IBM/SAM Combined Convention have been identified. Winners were announced at a special ceremony Saturday evening, one of the concluding events of the five-day convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Only missing is the complete list of people chosen to represent North America at FISM. These will be posted as soon as the list is released. Read More


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