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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

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

01 Aug

Criss Angel to Open New "Mindfreak" Show at Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas

Category: News   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Criss Angel announced some months ago that his final show at the Luxor would be October 28th of this year. Until July 31st, he kept the world in suspense about where his new show would be. It has now been announced that the soft opening of the new "Mindfreak" show will be at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on December 19th, 2018 Read More

23 Jul

Get your Early Bird Registration for Scottsdale, NOW!!

Category: Convention   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Early Bird Prices will not last long for the 2019 I.B.M. Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. The events will all take place at the beautiful Talking Stick Resort. This is going to be a great covention! Read More

22 Jul

August Broken Wand Honors 11 Magicians

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The August issue of The Linking Ring pays tribute to eleven magicians with obituaries. Several of them are shockers to the magic community, namely Brian Gillis, June Horowitz, and Leeman Parker. Read More

19 Jul

Guide to Magic in Las Vegas, August 2018

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Where is there more magic than anywhere else in the world? Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, of course. And each month David Neubauer brings the rest of us an up-to-date list of all the magic he can find in Sin City. Here is his report for August 2018. But be sure to call ahead before going to a specific venue. Sometimes changes happen. Read More

15 Jul

USPS to Issue Five Magic Stamps on 8/7/18

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

On August 7, the United States Postal Service will issue five new magic-themed stamps. The stamp subjects are a rabbit in a hat (representing production), a fortune teller with a crystal ball (prediction), a woman floating in the air with a hoop around her (levitation), an empty bird cage (vanishing), and a bird emerging from a flower (transformation). Read More

09 Jul

2019 I.B.M. Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona

Category: Convention   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

The 2019 I.B.M. Convention will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona July 10-13, 2019. This is a beautiful casino resort with the showroom on property and lots of eating outlets contained within. The fabulous Scottsdale dining and shopping area is only five minutes away. Register here now! Read More

08 Jul

DAY 5 -- IBM Convention

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

DAY 5 of the I.B.M. Annual Convention -- Saturday, July 7 -- was a terrific last day of the I.B.M. Annual Convention. As with all other days during the week, there was wall-to-wall magic, from sunrise to well past sunset. As someone said years ago, “Sleep is something you can catch up when you get back home.” Read More

07 Jul

DAY 4 -- IBM Convention

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

DAY 4 of the I.B.M. Annual Convention -- Friday, July 6 -- was a well-oiled day of magic. The convention Committee -- along with a team of helpers, including members of the local Ring 211 -- have devoted hundreds of hours to make the convention run smoothly and on time. This is another one of those famous I.B.M. conventions, which generally are said to be the best in the business of magic conventions Read More