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The International Brotherhood of Magicians

07 Aug

August Linking Ring Features Jacksonville Convention

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

      It took extra efforts by The Linking Ring staff, but the August issue features twenty-two pages of coverage of the I.B.M.’s 87th Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, July 15-18, 2015. In addition, the cover shows eight contestants in a colorful montage, and there are seventy-five photos enhancing the coverage. Included in the convention reporting are lists of all the contest winners, and the announcement of The Linking Ring Awards. 

Speaking of extra effort, the untimely death on July 27 of Lee Grabel, considered by many as the last of the Grand Masters of Magic, happened just as the August issue was about to go to press. We “stopped the presses,” in the tradition of important, late-breaking news, and were able to include an In Memoriam to him. His obituary will be in the Broken Wand in the September issue.


Also in the August issue are articles on how Ring 60 in Austin, Texas uses magic to help veterans and their families heal, how Englishman Ian Adair creates a new magic effect every day, a One-man Parade from Adair, and all the regular columns, departments and trick sections; one hundred and sixty-four pages in all.


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