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03 Jan

Ring 25's President Cadell is January Cover Story

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The cover story for the January 2018 issue of The Linking Ring is about the President of the I.B.M.'s largest Ring -- the British Ring. He is Richard Cadell and you’l enjoy reading about his magical life and career in Don Greenberg’s article, “On the other hand.” In like manner, the January HOCUS POCUS PARADE is from members of Ring 25, and compiled by Ian Adair. There are fifteen separate effects described, with several illustrated by Tony Dunn.. 

As usual, editor Sammy Smith kicks off the editorial content with his column. In the new year he brings us “The Year Everything Changed.” Across the page, International President Bob Patterson brings us the announcement of a new I.B.M. Ring, as well as encouragement to all of us to help our Rings and organization grow.


Other FEATURE ARTICLES in the January issue include: “The Magic Therapy Project,” about how a Linking Ring column inspired a research project; “Why do you do Magic?,” by Hannah Farquhar (Shawn’s daughter), a challenge to magicians to rethink what they do; “Cognitive Science Demystified,” an attempt to demystify cognitive science, by Dr. Lynn Miner; “Houdini: The British Tours,” by Derek Tait; and “Caveat Emptor -- Buyer beware,” by Dr. Steven Schlanger; 


COLUMNS in February are: Bev Bergeron’s CUTTING UP JACKPOTS, “Entertaining Young Children;”  MARKETING MAGIC, by Kent Cummins, “The top 12 ways to achieve organizational goals using entertainment (Part 3);” POLISHING THE RINGS, by Skip Way, “Investing in social media;” THE THERAPY OF MAGIC, by Scott Hood, about a personal performing experience; MAGIC WORDS MATTER, by Dr. Lynn Miner, “Doctoring sick sentences;” CONNECTING WITH KIDS, by Carlos Adriano; THE CARD CORNER, by Mike Powers, who brings us “Long distance collectors,” by Al Stratyner and Mike Powers; SIMPLE DIVERSIONS, by Andrew Woo, “Initial this polymer,”  Michael Breggar’s AUTO-MAGIC, “Awards season.” (movie prediction); and RING RESOURCES by Dr. Lynn Miner. 


There are RING EVENTS from Ring 55 (Phoenix, Arizona); Ring 198 (Lexington, Kentucky); Ring 202 (Malta); Ring 257 (Las Vegas, Nevada); Ring 258 (Leesburg, Florida); and Ring 392 (Blowing Rock, North Carolina).


HOCUS IN FOCUS brings reviews of nine new magic products -- books, tricks, and DVDs. Eight magicians are honored with obituaries in this month’s BROKEN WAND. And there are RING REPORTS from sixty-nine Rings.     


And then there are the ADVERTISERS, who help pay the production costs of The Linking Ring. Please STOP at every one, and even click on the Websites of each one. If you buy or contact them, please say you saw their ad in The Linking Ring. Here are the advertisements in the January issue, from front to back:


I.B.M. Convention, July 4-7, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Linking Ring, advertising rates and specifications

Year-round health insurance,

44th Annual Winter Carnival of Magic, March 8-10, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

NECON 37 March 10, 2018 Liability insurance

Murphy’s Magic Supplies  LaRock’s Fun & Magic Outlet D. Robbins E Co., Inc.  Mogar Knives  Now that’s funny! Card magic  Online magician’s directory

Feel the power. Steve Dobson’s “Works” Custom tables

Bradbury Books & Beyond.

Magic & Costumes.

Maxello Magic.

Iowa Magic Shop.

Daytona Magic.

The Linking Ring  Tresor.







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