Broken Wand

Memorial LISTINGS For Deceased MemberS of The I.B.M.

 

18 Jan

12 magicians honored in February Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the Broken Wand in the February issue of The Linking Ring, the I.B.M.'s monthly magazine, twelve people are honored in obituaries. Read More

22 Dec

Eight Magicians Honored in January 2018 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Eight people who have died are honored in the Broken Wand in the January 2018 issue of The Linking Ring. All of these people died in 2017 or earlier. Three died over a year ago but the I.B.M. Headquarters Office only found out about them recently. Please notify us when you learn of a magician's death. Do not assume we already know about it. One of the deaths -- Bud West -- was not an I.B.M. member, but worked as an illusion maker for Abbott's for over fifty years, and deserves to be known and thanked. Read More

28 Nov

13 People Honored in December Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

There are thirteen people honored in the Broken Wand in the December issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.). This brings the total for the year 2017 to 153. Read More

25 Oct

15 Magicians Receive Tributes in November Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the November 2017 issue of The Linking Ring, fifteen magicians are honored with obituaries in the Broken Wand. This brings the total for the year to one hundred and forty, an average of 12.7 per month. While this might seem like a lot, it is only a tiny fraction of the total I.B.M. membership, and as always, is many fewer than the number of new members who sign up each month. As you read through these obituaries, think about all the laughter and wonder these magicians have brought to the world. Read More

22 Sep

15 Magicians Honored in October Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the October issue of The Linking Ring, fifteen magicians are honored in obituaries in the Broken Wand. Read More

10 Sep

Ten Magicians Honored in September Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The Broken Wand in the September issue of The Linking Ring includes obituaries for ten magicians. This brings the total to 108 for the first nine months of 2017. Included is an obituary for Eugene Burger, one of the best-known magicians in the world.The September issue also includes extensive tributes to both Burger and to Celeste Evans. Read More

04 Sep

When a Magician Dies - Tell the I.B.M.

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Seldom does a month go by that the I.B.M. does not learn of a magician's death which took place three, six, or nine months earlier, or even longer. The I.B.M. often only learns of these deaths when a dues renewal invoice is returned with only the word "deceased" written on it. Surely other magicians knew about it, and some even went to the funeral,but failed to notify the I.B.M. Headquarters office,the Broken Wand editor or The Linking Ring editor. Read More

24 Jul

13 People Honored in August 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The Broken Wand in the August 2017 issue of The Linking Ring pays tribute to thirteen people. The thirteen represent a more diverse group than has been included in the Broken Wand in a long time. Among them are two women (Helen Grabel and Edna Scott), and five from outside the United States (Singapore, New Zealand, England, Canada and Scotland). Read More

30 Jun

7 Magicians Honored in July 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Seven magicians are honored in the July 2017 Broken Wand in The Linking Ring. This brings the total of people who have had obituaries in the Broken Wand to eighty-six so far this year. Read More

27 May

11 Magicians Honored in June 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Eleven magicians are honored in the Broken Wand in the June 2017 issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.). Read More