About The I.B.M.

Welcome to the website of the World's Largest Magical Organization

The International Brotherhood of Magicians is the world’s largest organization of magicians, with members in 88 countries. Founded in 1922 by Len Vintus and Gene Gordon, the I.B.M.’s membership today includes the top professional magicians and thousands of enthusiastic hobbyists from all walks of life. 

The I.B.M. offers incredible member benefits, including a 160-page monthly journal packed with information about the art of magic, local monthly meetings in hundreds of cities around the world, and an annual convention featuring the most diverse and talented performers imaginable.

There’s power in numbers, too. Being a member of the I.B.M. gives you access to outstanding group-rate insurance programs, including life insurance and health insurance, plus discounts at Avis Rent-A-Car.

Our members know about the powerful benefits of the I.B.M. Once magicians join, they stay! Discover the benefits for yourself by applying for membership today.

Apply to become a member of the I.B.M. today!


International Emblem 

The background of this emblem represents the world. The figure is Mercury, the messenger of the ancient gods and a magician. He carries a wand in his left hand. At the bottom, the letters I.B.M. are joined to indicate UNITY and COOPERATION. The oak leaf denotes strength, while the two acorns represent the Eastern and Western hemispheres. The hands are clasped to signify the FELLOWSHIP and BROTHERHOOD in MAGIC throughout the universe. 

Why Join the I.B.M.? Lance Burton, Criss Angel, and Jeff McBride know!

Why become a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians? Our 10,000 members probably have 10,000 different answers. Collectively, the answers cluster into three main categories.

  1. Magic Education: news about magic, including its history and performance tips.
  2. Peer Affiliation: linkages with people and products who share I.B.M. values.
  3. Travel and Insurance: group benefits that save you money.

Specific benefits include The Linking Ring—160 pages per month, packed with magic, history, presentation techniques, and news from around the world; the fabulous I.B.M. Annual Convention; video lessons on www.magician.org; online archives with every issue of The Linking Ring going back to 1922; funding for local Rings; and more. But don’t take our word for it: see what three world-famous magicians have to say about joining I.B.M.