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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

02 Aug

Installation of 2019-2020 I.B.M. Officers

Category: Blog   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

On July 11, 2019, the new Officers were installed for the 2019-2020 year. Mr. Alex Zander became the youngest nominated International President to hold that office. The I.B.M. looks forward to a year of innovation and 20/20 foresight. Read More

24 Jul

TV Magic Show Goes LIVE at Lake Tahoe

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The popular television show "Masters of Illusion" is playing LIVE at a Lake Tahoe resort. This is a chance to not only SEE four world-class magicians give expanded performances, but also to meet and talk with the magicians after the show. Read More

21 Jul

IBM Contest Winners Named

Category: Convention   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

At the Annual Convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 10-13, 2019, Stage and Close-up contests were held. Here are the winners. Read More

14 Jul

DAY 4: Magic! Magic! Magic! Saturday at Convention

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

On Day Four of the I.B.M. convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, was more of the same — magic, magic and more magic Read More

13 Jul

DAY 3: Magic filled the Arizona air on Friday

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

On Day Three of the I.B.M. convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, it is not surprising that there was magic from dawn to dusk — and beyond — at the Talking Stick Resort. Read More

12 Jul

DAY 2: Thursday packed with magic

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The second day of the 2019 annual convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) in Arizona, was packed with magic. Read More

11 Jul

DAY 1: I.B.M. 2019 Convention officially begins

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The 2019 version of the annual convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) officially began Wednesday, July 10, at the Talking Stick Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More

10 Jul

2019 I.B.M Convention begins in Arizona

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The annual convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians began Monday evening, July 8, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona, the home area of International President Michael Finney. 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