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01 Sep

"Mr. Bottle" is on the Cover of the September 2015 Linking Ring

Category: News   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Why is the cover subject of the September issue of The Linking Ring called “Mr. Bottle?” You’ll just have to read the profile of Wee Kien Meng of Singapore to find out. The issue also features continuing coverage of the I.B.M. Convention in Jacksonville in July. Seventeen pages are devoted to reviews and photos for the Big Three events, as well as the lectures.


There are also reviews of the Kapital Kidvention by John Cloninger, and the annual convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians (including a brief history of the FCM) by Dennis Schick, as well as articles about “The Magic of Winning Kids Over,” by Sammy Smith, and “Marketing Magic,” a new series from Kent Cummins about how to make money in magic.


Of course there are all the regular columns (Cutting Up Jackpots, Polishing the Rings, Experiments in Magic Theatre, The Therapy of Magic, and The London Eyes), and the always-popular Trick Section (The Card Corner, Simple Diversions, Expert at the Tech Table, and Situationally Yours). The One-Man Parade this month is from our cover subject, Kien, who brings us eleven effects, with terrific illustrations by Tony Dunn.


Ring Events brings reports of events by Ring 26 (New York City), Ring  317 in Suffolk County, New York, and Ring 392, a brand new Ring in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  There are twelve new books, DVDs and tricks reviewed in the Hocus in Focus section; and eight magicians are honored in the Broken Wand. 


And don’t forget the advertisers. Their support of the magazine helps hold down the costs to bring it to you. Please read all of them, go to their Web pages, and look around, and when you buy something from them, say you saw their ad in The Linking Ring.


There you have some of the highlights of a jam-packed one hundred and fifty-six pages of the September issue of The Linking Ring.  You can read it online right now while you wait for your printed copy to arrive in the mail. Thanks to Sammy Smith and his staff for another sterling issue. 





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