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The International Brotherhood of Magicians

24 Apr

11 People Honored in May Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

There are eleven obituaries in the May 2018 issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. One is for Past International President James Nagel, and another is for actor Harry Anderson. Read More

04 Apr

14 People Honored in April Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Fourteen people are honored in obituaries in the Broken Wand in the April issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.). Read More

02 Apr

April Linking Ring Cover Salutes American Museum of Magic

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The cover story of the April issue of The Linking Ring, is a salute to the 40th Anniversary of the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan. Rick Heath's fifteen-page article includes twenty-eight illustrations. This is a terrific article and it makes you want to make a special trip to visit the museum. Read More

27 Mar

Help the Endowment & Development Fund With Your Amazon Purchases

Category: Blog   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

What if your Amazon purchases could help fund the Endowment & Development Fund, and could cost you nothing? There is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to the E.D.F. Find out how to sign up. Read More

22 Mar

March Linking Ring features Atlanta Magician Kyle Jarrard

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The cover story of the March 2018 issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly publication of the world's largest magic membership organization -- the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the I.B.M. -- is on Kyle Jarrard, from Atlanta, Georgia. Once featured in The Linking Ring as a "Rising Star", (2005), this is an update about how he has developed into an in-demand professional edutainer. As a bonus, he shares seven tips for magicians he has learned from his short but successful career. Of course there are other features and columns to fill out another terrific issue -- the best magic magazine anywhere. Read More

21 Mar

April Update of Magic in Las Vegas

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

There are more magicians and more magic in Las Vegas, Nevada than anywhere else in the world. So how do magicians (and others) keep up with it all? We are fortunate to have access to David Neubauer's monthly update (LAS VEGAS MAGIC). Here is his update as of March 20, 2018. Thank David for all his efforts, but still call each venue before you go since changes do happen. Read More

20 Mar

Magician Who Disappeared to Be Honored March 22nd

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

World-famous Magician, Lance Burton, cordially invites the general public to a commemorative ceremony on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, for Thomas Tobin. A news release (which follows) explains that Tobin was a Master Magician, who disappeared, and -- to most magicians -- was forgotten. Finally he will receive an honored place in magic history. Read More

07 Mar

Conjuring Arts Professor Sought by University

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

A Canadian university -- Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- has announced that it is looking for someone to head up its Study of the Conjuring Arts. The specific name of the director of the program is the Allan Slaight Chair, and the program is funded in part by a gift from the Allan Slaight Foundation. Read More

25 Feb

10 Magicians Honored in March Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the Broken Wand in the March issue of The Linking Ring, ten magicians are honored for their many years of bringing smiles and laughter to thousands of people.This brings the total to thirty for the year 2018. Read More

22 Feb

Dennis Anyone? New ABC Show Features Magic

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

On Sunday, March 11, a new television show on ABC will feature a magician who helps solve crimes using MAGIC. For magicians, this sounds like it will give magic a boost. For laymen, it sounds promising as an entertainment vehicle. Read More