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The International Brotherhood of Magicians

27 Jun

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

Category: Blog   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

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. Read this post for the answers, and also to find out why Criss Angel, Lance Burton and Jeff McBride think YOU should become a member too! Read More

05 Apr

Dennis Anyone? On Writing Obituaries

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Dr. C. Dennis Schick has been editor of the Broken Wand in The Linking Ring for a dozen years, and here he recalls some of the harder obituaries he has had to write. It is rather routine to write obituaries for people you don’t know. But it is something else to hear that a famous magician has died or someone you know or have met, and then to have to write an obituary for them. Read More

27 Mar

Brodien, Thompson in April Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Marshall Brodien and Johnny Thompson are two of the celebrity magicians whose obituaries are included in the Broken Wand in the April issue of The Linking Ring. Interestingly, both were 84. An In Memoriam to Johnny Thompson is also in the April issue, with tributes and personal stories from a dozen other magicians. There will be an In Memoriam for Marshall Brodiem in the May issue. (If you have a Marshall Brodien story to be considered, e-mail it to Dennis Schick at crylds@att.net before April 15. Read More

21 Mar

Doc Eason still going strong; on the mend

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Every magician either knows Doc Eason, or knows who he is. He is recognized as one of the best -- if not THE best -- bar magicians in the world. After four decades he is still going strong. Freelance writer Steve Alldredge caught up with Doc in his home, and brings us this update in the local newspaper, the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal. Read More

16 Mar

Update on magic in Las Vegas for April 2019

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Every month David Neubauer summarizes all the magic in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a handy guide for anyone who is going to that Magic Capital of the World. But we remind you to call a specific venue before showing up since things change. Notice that this month's Las Vegas Magic is dedicated to world-famous magician Johnny Thompson, who died recently. Read More

28 Feb

11 People Honored n March Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Eleven people are honored with obituaries in the Broken Wand in the March issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. This brings to thirty-two the number of obituaries that have been published so far in 2019. Read More

19 Feb

Magic in Las Vegas Update for March

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

David Neubauer is back with his monthly update on magic and magicians in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Magic Capital of the World. There are more magicians and magic shows in Las Vegas than any other place in the world. Before you go, be sure and call a venue to make sure there have not been any changes. Read More

19 Feb

Shin Lim wins AGT, AGAIN!

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Magician Shin Lim won America's Got Talent last year. He came back this year to compete in the first-ever America's Got Talent: The Champions, AND WON AGAIN! Read More

07 Feb

The Illusionists Now Owned by Cirque de Soleil

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In a news release Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has purchased the company which produces "The Illusionists," the touring magic show, and other productions. Read More

29 Jan

10 Magicians Honored in February Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The February issue of The Linking Ring will honor ten magicians who have died, They are included in the February Broken Wand. Read More