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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

11 Oct

Magic Stores Are Still Important

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

One of the most important -- if not THE most important reasons why many magicians became interested in, and got hooked on magic, is their visit to a brick-and-mortar magic store. Here is another testimonial about how such a visit led to a professional magic career. Read More

02 Oct

Merlin Monday Features Merlin Member Max Howard

Category: Blog   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Merlin Monday features actor and magician, Max Howard from Atlanta. Read about this wonderful and talented man who has been a member of the I.B.M. for over 25 consecutive years, which makes him a Merlin Member. Read More

02 Oct

TEEN TUESDAY Featured LBTS Magician - Matt Schick

Category: Blog   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Our first featured TEEN TUESDAY magician is former Lance Burton Teen Seminar participant - Matt Schick. He is Senior Producer of the Carbonaro Effect, and is featured in the October Linking Ring. Read More

01 Oct

Season Five of Masters of Illusion Ends Friday

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

It is hard to believe that there has been a Season Five of "Masters of Illusion." But it is even harder to believe that the current season is coming to an end on Friday, October 5. Here is a news release about these last two shows. Read More

20 Sep

Update on Magic in Las Vegas for October 2018

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Thanks to friend David Neubauer once again, here is a rundown on all the magic in and around Las Vegas, Nevada for October, 2018. Since Shim Lin just won America's Got Talent, he will star in his own show in Las Vegas, on November 2, 3 and 4, at the Paris Las Vegas. Read More

10 Sep

First Merlin Monday Spotlight is Lance Burton

Category: Merlin Mondays   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

The International Brotherhood of Magicians is proud to present Lance Burton as the first in its "Merlin Mondays" series, where a featured Merlin Member is spotlighted on the I.B.M. Website, as well as on I.B.M. social media. Read More

09 Sep

11 Magicians Remembered in September Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the September 2018 issue of The Linking Ring, eleven people are remembered in the Broken Wand. Among the eleven is David Linsell, who was the convention photographer for the I.B.M. Annual Convention held in Dallas, Texas, in 2011. Read More

06 Sep

Art of Magic Stamps Available at Post Office

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

On August 7th, 2018, the United States Post Office (USPS) issued a new five-stamp series on "The Art of Magic." It is not clear how many stamps were issued to each post office, but I had to go to three before I found them. The first two were out. One postal worker told me they were only given ten stamps. However, when the supply catches up with the demand, availability should be better. The five stamps are beautiful, (see art) and represent five classic magic effects: production, prediction, levitation, vanishing, and transformation. Read More

17 Aug

What's happening with magic in Las Vegas in August 2018?

Category: Events   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Once again David Neubauer brings us up-to-date on magic and magicians in Las Vegas - where they have the most concentrated magic in the entire world. But if you are there and want to go to one of these events, you might call ahead to make sure it is really happening. Read More