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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

01 Dec

Misty Lee Booked for the 2019 Convention in Scottsdale

Category: Convention   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

Michael Finney is pleased to announce that Misty Lee will be making her first ever appearance performing at the I.B.M. Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. July 10-13, 2019. Don't miss this opportunity to see "The Voice of the Magic Castle". Go to and register now! Read More

29 Nov

BREAKING NEWS!! - Lance Burton Teen Seminar Scholarships

Category: Convention   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

For the first time ever, the Endowment & Development Fund have made two scholarships available to assist with travel for out-of-state teens wanting to attend the Lance Burton Teen Seminar at the 2019 convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More

27 Nov

7 People Honored in December 2018 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Seven people are included in the Broken Wand in the December 2018 issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Among them are Ricky Jay, a long-time visible magician, actor, and author, and Moi-Yo Miller, one of the best magic assistants of all time. Read More

15 Nov

Monthly Update on Magic in Las Vegas

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Once again, David Neubauer has compiled a list of magic going on in Las Vegas, the Magic Capital of the World. If you plan to go to any of these, be sure to call ahead since changes happen. Read More

25 Oct

From the Desk of the I.B.M. President - Michael Finney

Category: Convention   Posted by: SIMONE MARRON

I.B.M. President Michael Finney did an amazing job booking talent for the 2018 convention in Grand Rapids. Just wait until you see what he has planned for the 2019 convention in Scottsdale! Read More

21 Oct

Magicana Buys Rare Magic Archives

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Magicana -- the non-profit magic-based organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has announced that it has purchased the McIlhany Film Archive of historical magic film and videos. This is a real coup for Magicana. Read all about the purchase from the Magicana Web page ( Read More

15 Oct

Update on Magic in Las Vegas for November 2018

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

There is more magic and more magicians in Las Vegas, Nevada than anywhere else in the world. Add to that the inexpensive hotels (and airfare), and Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination for many people, including magicians. Before you go, look down this list of what's happening in Las Vegas related to magic, compliments of David Neubauer. Call before you go though. Things change. 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