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THE INTERNATIONAL

BROTHERHOOD

OF

MAGICIANS

91 ST ANNUAL CONVENTION

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

JULY 10–13, 2019


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GREETINGS

MICHAEL FINNEY

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

It is my honor to welcome you

– our members, registrants, and

guests – to the 2019 I.B.M. Annual

Convention. It has been one year in

the planning, and we are extremely

pleased with what we are about

to present to you for the next four

days. I look forward to saying hi to

you all, and for sure if you see me,

please say hello.

ALEX ZANDER

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT-ELECT

Welcome to some of the most fun you’ll have in a

desert! I am thrilled you could join us and experience

the international convention for yourself.

The I.B.M. Convention team has pulled out all

the stops this year for an unforgettable event. I

would like to thank Convention Chair Ken Scott and everyone

who has worked so hard to make it a huge success. Congratulations

and best wishes to those who are participating in the contests this

year. When you take the I.B.M. stage, the world of magic notices.

As the I.B.M. continues to modernize, so does our team. This year

I seek to strengthen our organization through expertise and experience

– not mine, yours. Whether we missed an opportunity or you

have a new one, let me know personally and come join the team.

As the I.B.M. looks to the future, our vision is 2020.

A Huge Thanks to Our Convention VIPs!

Philip Vanderbilt Brady • Jimmie and Daniel

Boone • Gary Hann • Theron Dewey Harden,

Jr. • Theron Dewy Harden II • Michael Hart

• Tammy and Greg Lax • Jeannie and Jim

Mangham • Michael Overly • Gerry Taylor

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CONTENTS

President’s Message. . . . . . . . . 4

President-Elect’s Greeting. . . . . . . 4

2019 Convention Committee. . . . . . 5

Performers and Lecturers . . . . . . . 6

Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . 14

Stage Magic Contests . . . . . . . . 16

Close-up Contests . . . . . . . . . 17

A Short History of the I.B.M. 18

Honorary and Life Members . . . . . 20

International Officers and Committees. . 22

Territorial Vice Presidents. . . . . . 24

Directory of Dealers 25

Order of Merlin . . . . . . . . . 26

Past I.B.M. Conventions . . . . . . . 29

Past International Presidents . . . . . 30

Ring Locations . . . . . . . . . . 32

YOUR 2019

CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Ken Scott

Chair

PHOTOS BY MICHAEL MESSING

Oscar Muñoz

Co-chair/Contest Co-chair

CONVENTION SUPPORT TEAM

Simone Marron

Billy Hsueh

Shawn Farquhar

Balloon Art Decorations:

Cesar Cortes and Antonia Gholson of

Showtime Balloon Decor

Tom Vorjohan

Co-chair

Bob Patterson

Registration

CONVENTION PROGRAM TEAM

Jessica Friend • Rachel Strnad

Sindie Richison • Terry Richison

Simone Marron • Laurel Smith •

Samuel Patrick Smith

Michael Finney

Talent Chair

Terry Richison

Talent

Melody Muñoz

Contest Co-chair

Ken Cook

Order of Merlin

Breakfast

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Lynn Miner

Treasurer

Alex Zander

Dealer Room


PERFORMERS

& LECTURERS

LES ARNOLD AND DAZZLE present a satirical look at

every stuffed-shirt magician you’ve ever seen and the assistant

you wished you hadn’t. Dazzle’s style is over the top, while

Les attempts to be the ultimate in understated elegance with

his pencil-thin mustache and floor-length cape. The magic is

solid but the characters are comically unstable, resulting in a

funhouse ride of laughs and gasps of astonishment.

Les Arnold and Dazzle

JON ARMSTRONG is best known for his world-class

magical talent and humor; managing to be actually funny,

not just magician funny. Jon began honing both skills when

he was hired as Disney World’s resident magician at age

twenty. He continued to perfect them as a recurring headliner

at Caesar’s Magical Empire. He has since performed in over

thirty countries, amazed Kathy Lee on the Today Show, been

dubbed the most original act by Penn and Teller, and fielded

protestations of love from Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. Jon

hopes you laugh out loud, are amazed by his skills, and most of

all, feel like you made a new friend.

Jon Armstrong

MATT BAKER specializes in close-up card magic but also

performs parlor magic and mentalism. Mike Powers says:

“Matt Baker has repeatedly fooled me badly. His plots are

clear-cut and appealing and his methods are diabolical.” He

has performed twice at the invitation-only FFFF Closeup

Convention in Batavia, New York, and has won multiple

awards for his magic, including Greater Atlanta Magician of

the Year. Last year, he recorded a Penguin Live Act and spent

four days studying with Juan Tamariz at his home in Spain.

Matt’s innovative routines have been featured in publications

such as Genii and The Linking Ring, and he recently published

his first book of original magic, The Buena Vista Shuffle Club.

Matt Baker

BANACHEK is described as the cream of the crop when

it comes to entertainers. His talents are so incredible that

he has fooled scientists into believing he possesses psychic

powers. Performers such as Penn & Teller, James Randi, and

David Blaine seek his performing expertise. The Association

for the Promotion of Campus Activities dubbed him Campus

Performer of the Year two years in a row, and he was named

the top Campus Novelty Act in 2000. He has also received

the coveted Psychic Entertainers Creativity award for his

contributions and inventions in the world of mentalism.

Banachek

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Stephen Bargatze

STEPHEN BARGATZE is a rare talent among entertainers. His

genuine personality endears him to any audience, and he quickly

develops a strong, positive relationship with the crowd. No longer

merely spectators, audiences find themselves caught up in the comedy

and amazement of Stephen’s zany performance. He sticks with

direct, simple effects that are easy for the audience to understand.

His personal story of overcoming an alcoholic home life as well as a

childhood accident that left him with a speech impediment touches

men and women on an emotional level. Stephen has performed for

numerous national and worldwide corporations such as Kroger, MCA

Records, Pepsi, Sprint, MADD, United Parcel Service, Vanderbilt

University, and the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans football

teams.

Robert Baxt

ROBERT BAXT has won both first place in the I.B.M. Stage

Contest (Lance Burton handed him the trophy and Robert claims it

still has his DNA on it), and a FISM trophy for Comedy. He makes

his home in Los Angeles. As an actor, he played the lawyer partner

to Jason Segel in the eighth season of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother.

He is most proud of the fact that he has never had a real job, only ever

making his living in show business.

Buster Balloon

BUSTER BALLOON is an award-winning balloon artist and

children’s entertainer who has taught at balloon, magic, and children’s

entertainers conferences all over the world, including MAGIC Live!,

Jeff McBride’s Magic & Mystery School, and the American Clown

Academy. His original balloon designs, routines, and magic effects

have also appeared in many industry publications. But his proudest

moment is still the time he ate an entire box of Cap’n Crunch by

himself in one sitting.

Bizarro

BIZZARO, the Optical Illusionist, strives to prove that “normal” is

just the setting on a dryer. He has performed from coast to coast

and appeared on FOX, NBC, America’s Got Talent, CW’s Masters of

Illusion, Travel Channel’s Extreme Conventions, and even Showtime

at the Apollo. He is a regular performer at the Magic Castle in

Hollywood, California. He also creates and sells original magic.

His creations have been featured on Ellen, The Late, Late Show,

The Carbonaro Effect, Justin Willman’s Magic for Humans, Unicorn

Wednesday, and Syfy’s Wizard Wars. He specializes in fabricating

magic for other entertainers, including David Copperfield and

Gallagher, and is a creative director and lecturer.

Les Bubb

LES BUBB, Britain’s noisiest mime, is a physical comedian who has

thrilled audiences live and on television all over the planet. Les has

been described as anything from a “high-speed clown” to a “puppet of

God!” But with the dynamics of a cartoon, kitsch of a Casio, timing

of a Rolex, and even while defying gravity, Les retains an undeniable

humanity (well, almost!). He starred in his own BBC children’s

television series Hubbub, and even though he’s the only non-magician

in Vaudeville 3000, he’s the only one with credits in the Harry Potter

movies!

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LANCE BURTON became the very first magician to be

awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Stage Magic

from the International Brotherhood of Magicians in 1980.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Lance Burton burst

onto the national stage on October 28, 1981, with his first

appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He

also appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight

Show with Jay Leno, The View, The World’s Greatest Magic, and

Hollywood Squares. In 1996 his first TV special, Lance Burton

Master Magician: The Legend Begins, aired on NBC. While

successful on television, his greatest accomplishments have

been in live performance with an astounding 15,000 shows in

his thirty-year career. Lance Burton Master Magician, which

opened at the Monte Carlo Hotel in 1996, ran fourteen years

with 5,000 performances for over five million fans. Lance

Burton recently made his debut as a feature film director

with Billy Topit Master Magician, which has won six awards,

including Best Family Film, at the Wild Rose Independent

Film Festival in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lance Burton

RUDY COBY is the “Coolest Magician on Planet Earth.”

He has performed his live show in over one hundred

countries, and has created and starred in television programs

around the world for major broadcasters, including the BBC

and Fox. He vanished from the world of magic for ten years

for mysterious reasons. (Rumor has it he entered a witness

protection program and became Marilyn Manson’s roommate

and creative collaborator.) But now he’s back in his laboratory

in Las Vegas and planning world domination. He is excited

to be here in Scottsdale for the (near) thirtieth anniversary of

Vaudeville 3000.

Rudy Coby

DAVID DAVINCI is not a magician, not just an illusionist,

but a thrill-seeking, mind-bending master of prestidigitation

who creates an alternate world of fascination with gravitydefying

hair and tight pants (required). Prepare for mindboggling

illusions, seamlessly fused with exotic parrots that

materialize from thin air. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer, your jaw

will hit the floor as David DaVinci presents his interpretation

of the age-old art of magic and illusions.

SHAWN FARQUHAR has been entertaining audiences

around the globe for over two decades. His magic has been

seen on shows like the X-Files and Highlander, in movies

like Spooky House and The Fly II. He has appeared on Ellen,

and is a two-time fooler on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Shawn

offers a fast-paced, audience participation experience you

will not soon forget. The Canadian Association of Magicians

awarded Shawn the Magician of the Year in 2003 and 2010;

the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians awarded him

the Grand Prix D’Honneur; the International Brotherhood

David DaVinci

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Shawn Farquhar


of Magicians awarded him first place in both Stage and

Close-up, making him the only magician in history to win

both world championships; and the Olympics of Magic in

Beijing, China, awarded him the highest award in magic: the

Grand Prix World Champion of Magic in 2009. He served

as International President for the 2014–2015 term of office.

John Ferrentino

JOHN FERRENTINO has appeared on over fifty

television shows on HBO, VH1, Showtime, A&E, and the

Comedy Channel, and was a regular guest on Fox’s Comic

Strip Live for five years. He was the opening act for Crosby,

Stills, & Nash and has performed around the world on every

major cruise line. He is also a regular performer at the worldfamous

Magic Castle in Hollywood. John makes his home

in New York.

Michael Finney

MICHAEL FINNEY is a comedian, magician, philanthropist,

corporate spokesman, motivational speaker, and more.

With an authenticity that disarms audiences almost as soon

as he steps onstage, Michael can squeeze comedy out of what

most would consider nothing. Give him a deck of cards, a

pair of scissors, and some rope, and for the next hour you

will have the time of your life. Many years of performing in

comedy clubs have given Michael a sixth sense about what’s

appropriate for every venue. His confidence and sincerity

transform a simple mixture of character, context, humor, and

magic into something that not only entertains but inspires.

Michael is the 2018–2019 International President of the

I.B.M.

Mike Hammer

MIKE HAMMER worked his way to Las Vegas through

restaurant magic and college shows. He has had a headlining

show in Las Vegas for nine years and is known as the Don

Rickles of comedy magic. Mike is one of the funniest men

around today. Oh, and his magic is great, too. He will be

making his first ever magic convention appearance at the

I.B.M. Convention in Scottsdale. Hammer most recently

appeared on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, and has also appeared

on A&E TV, Bad Ink, and Barry’d Treasure starring Barry

Weiss. He was recognized by Esquire Magazine as a successful

business leader in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

DR. LAWRENCE HASS is a world-renowned magician,

public speaker, magic philosopher, and author. Though not

much interested in magic as a boy, he picked it up in 1994

after finishing his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University

of Illinois and realized how much magic had been overlooked

Dr. Lawrence Hass by the intelligentsia. Since then, he has found his calling as

a magic performer and educator, performing in theaters and

nightclubs as well as colleges. He regularly performs in Las Vegas and is the associate dean

of the McBride Magic and Mystery School. He has also written a number of books for

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magicians. His innovative approach to magic has been featured in

national publications such as the New York Times, and on networks

such as the Discovery Channel.

KEVIN JAMES’ style of performance is anything but

conventional. His unique comedy and magic has gained him a

reputation as a world-class visual artist. His fresh approach has

allowed him to headline in some of the world’s top showrooms

and theaters. He has performed in one hundred four countries. He

won the Creative Fellowship Award from the Magic Castle and

has performed at the White House. Kevin currently is one of the

stars of the hit touring show The Illusionists and a proud member

of Vaudeville 3000.

Kevin James

JESSICA JANE was born into magic. She grew up on the road in

her godparents’ magic show while her mother performed as their

assistant. When she turned fourteen, Jessica decided she wanted to

continue the magical life, but as a magician. Her father took her

to Las Vegas to attend Lance Burton’s Teen Seminar, and there

she learned about showmanship, scripting, movement, and even

the business side of magic. Since then she has performed in over

ten thousand shows. She recently appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool

Us, was featured on the cover of The Linking Ring, was named the

2017 Magical Entertainer of the Year, opened her own resident

show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, headlined on cruises going to

twenty-six countries, and performed two military tours for the

men and women serving in the armed forces overseas.

Jessica Jane

JOSHUA JAY has performed in over one hundred countries and

currently has his first residency in New York. He was awarded

the top prize at the World Magic Seminar and has fooled Penn

& Teller on their hit show, Fool Us. He holds a Guinness World

Record in card magic and has performed magic on numerous

television shows, most recently Good Morning America and The

Today Show. Joshua has written three books, MAGIC: The Complete

Course, The Amazing Book of Cards, and Big Magic for Little Hands.

He has designed illusions for stage and screen, including a recent

collaboration with HBO for Game of Thrones. He also consulted

with the United States Postal Service on the design of their

postage stamp series, Magic.

Joshua Jay

PAUL KOZAK is a legend in magic and has been living a life

of bliss in Hawaii performing in his own theater. He’s coming

to the mainland for a rare appearance, and you are in for a treat!

With Kozak, no two shows are ever the same. He customizes every

performance with magic, comedy, and showmanship. “Magic is a

blend of art, science, history, philosophy, and psychology,” he says.

Kozak brings all of these to the table, along with a razor-sharp wit

honed from years of improvisational experience in comedy clubs.

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Misty Lee

MISTY LEE has appeared on NBC’s First Look, DC Daily,

Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and The Dog Whisperer. She was

featured in the comics The Spirit and Madame Mirage, and was

the subject of Vice/Broadly’s mini-documentary A Day with

the Magician. Misty is a frequent performer at Hollywood’s

Magic Castle and became the first woman to hold the office

of residential Houdini Séance Medium in 2010. She is

also the only magician ever admitted into the Institute for

Analytic Interviewing. Under the training of “Truth Wizard”

J.J.Newbury, and alongside agents from the CIA, ATF, and

Scotland Yard, Misty mastered the art of cognitive interview

techniques, becoming a certified “Human Lie Detector.” She

currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Paul Dini,

(co-creator of DC Comics’s Harley Quinn) and their two

rescue dogs, Pixie and The Tank.

Jeff McBride

JEFF MCBRIDE is a three-time award winner at the

International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo and was

named Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical

Arts. For several years, McBride headlined at Caesars Magical

Empire in Las Vegas, where he was voted critics’ choice as

Best Magician in Las Vegas. He recently toured South

America with the world’s largest magic show, The Illusionists,

and his McBride’s Wonderground magic nightclub has just

completed its tenth year. McBride’s magic has been featured

on every major television network, with appearances on The

World Magic Awards and Masters of Illusion. He is the founder

and leader of the McBride Magic & Mystery School, based

in Las Vegas and widely known as the world’s leading source

for magical learning.

OSCAR MUÑOZ has been a full-time motivational speaker,

entertainer, and magician for more than thirty-eight years,

performing three hundred school shows a year throughout the

state of Texas. In 1999, he won the Gold Cups in the I.B.M.

Close-up Contest. Oscar served as International President for

2016–2017.

Oscar Muñoz

CHIP ROMERO’s career in magic spans three decades,

including more than one thousand weeks performing as a

cruise ship magician. His contribution to this year’s I.B.M.

Convention is the unique Doug Henning Exhibit. In this

one-time-only display, you will explore firsthand some of

the illusions, props, and paraphernalia that were central to

the Doug Henning legacy of wonder. The exhibit is part of

Romero’s private collection, which he started in 1989. A decade

later, he bought additional Henning items from William

Kennedy and Jim Steinmeyer. Romero’s collection includes

illusions, costumes, props, and handwritten notebooks. When

you walk into the exhibit room, you’ll see items from his three

magic shows: Spellbound, The Magic Show, and Merlin. You’ll

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also see things the general public has never seen before.

No photography will be permitted, with one exception:

Plan on having your picture taken next to Henning’s

handmade Zig Zag Illusion. The Doug Henning Exhibit

is funded by the I.B.M. Endowment and Development

Fund.

KEN SCOTT has over twenty years of experience

performing more than three hundred fifty shows a year.

He has entertained more than a million people with

his unique cutting-edge programs. Ken is a four-time

winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year

award. In addition, Ken was featured on CNN Headline

News, where he headlined their segment on A Day of

Magic, and on ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Video.

Ken performs yearly at the Magic Castle and has also

appeared five times at the White House.

Ken Scott

GREG WILSON began performing

professionally at the tender age of six

years old, with his parents, legendary

magicians, Mark Wilson and Nani

Darnell. He has been featured on

more than thirty television specials.

His live shows have toured throughout

China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia,

USA, and many parts of Europe.

Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre in

Hollywood hosted over one hundred

of Wilson’s Mysteries of Magic grand

illusion performances, setting new

records to capacity crowds. Greg

returned for over one hundred sixty

The Wilsons: Greg, Nani, and Mark.

performances of his Golden Age of Magic

spectacular, and became the only non-

Disney artist to be honored in the theater’s Hall of Fame. Greg proudly carries on his

family traditions through his dedication to the art of magic, and as the creator and curator

of AllakazamArchives.com.

MARK WILSON achieved his success pioneering magic on television, creating and

producing magic shows for amusement parks, trade fairs and corporate meetings, movies,

theatrical productions and infomercials, and teaching magic to movie and television stars.

Mark Wilson has twice won Magician of the Year and the Masters Fellowship from the

Academy of Magical Arts Magic Castle; the prestigious David Devant Award from The

Magic Circle (London); was elected to the Society of American Magicians’ Hall of Fame;

and received countless additional honors.

NANI DARNELL WILSON has been produced, vanished, transposed, levitated, and

divided in hundreds of different illusions, performing in more illusions than any other

person. With her husband, Mark, she was honored at the 2010 I.B.M. Convention in San

Diego as the Special Guest of Honor in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to

magic.

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The Bert Easley/

Danny Dew IBM

Ring 55 would like

to congratulate

Michael Finney for

his successful year as

2018-19 International

IBM President, and

a big Thank You for

everything he has

done for Magic and

all of his help with

the local Rings.

WISHING EVERYONE

A GREAT CONVENTION!

Sindie Richison

Executive Secretary

International Brotherhood

of Magicians

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SCHEDULE

Monday, July 8, 2019

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Lance Burton Teen Seminar Quail F

7 p.m.– 10 p.m. Lance Burton Parent Teen Seminar – Parents meeting Quail E

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Lance Burton Teen Seminar Quail F

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Early Bird Registration Open Ballroom Lobby

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dealers load in Salt River 2&3

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Lecture – Stephen Bargatze Salt River 6&7

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

8 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Dealers’ last load in Salt River 2&3

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Stage Contestants’ meeting Salt River 4&5

9 a.m. – 12:00 noon Registration Open Ballroom Lobby

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lance Burton Teen Seminar Quail F

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Stage Contest Rehearsal Salt River 4&5

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lecture with Greg Wilson Salt River 6&7

11 a.m. I.B.M. Board Meeting Road Runner AB

1 p.m.–3 p.m. Stage Contest, Part 1 Salt River 4&5

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open Ballroom Lobby

2 p.m. – 7 p.m. I.B.M. Magic Shops Open Salt River 2&3

3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Lecture Shawn Farquhar Salt River 6&7

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. I.B.M. Magic Shops Party with Prizes Salt River 2&3

6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception and Meet and Greet Performers Salt River 4&5

8 p.m. Opening Show with Headliner Paul Kozak, plus Misty Lee Salt River 4&5

10:30 p.m. till ? Late Night Talk with Comedy Legend Paul Kozak and

Friends

Thursday July 11th 2019

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Salt River 4&5

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. I.B.M. TVP Informal Meeting Salt River 6

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Stage Contest Rehearsal Salt River 4&5

9 a.m. – NOON Registration Open Ballroom Lobby

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. I.B.M. Magic Shops Open Salt River 2&3

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lecture John Ferrentino Salt River 6&7

10 a.m. Spouse Event – Meet at Registration Ballroom Lobby

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lance Burton Teen Scene #1 Quail F

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stage Contest Rehearsal Salt River 4&5

11:15 a.m. Annual Business Meeting. (Order of Merlin

Inductees, please arrive 15 minutes early.)

Road Runner AB

1 p.m.– 3 p.m. Stage Contest, Part 2 Salt River 4&5


1 p.m.– 5 p.m. Registration Open Ballroom Lobby

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Doug Henning Exhibit Salt River 1

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening of Magic With M.C. Michael Finney,

Bizzaro, Mike Hammer

Salt River 4&5

10:30 p.m. till ? Magical Evening with Joshua Jay Salt River 4&5

Friday July 12th 2019

9 a.m.–10 a.m. Close–up Contestant Meeting Road Runner A&B

9 a.m. – NOON Registration Open Ballroom Lobby

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. I.B.M. Magic Shops Open Salt River 2&3

9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Lecture/show – Jon Armstrong Salt River 4&5

10 a.m. Spouse Event – Meet at Registration Ballroom Lobby

11 a.m.– 12 p.m. I.B.M. Board Meeting Road Runner AB

11 a.m.– 12 p.m. Lance Burton Teen Scene #2 Quail F

1 p.m.– 5 p.m. Registration Open Ballroom Lobby

1 p.m.–3 p.m. Close–up Contest Quail D,E,F

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lecture Bizzaro Salt River 4&5

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Doug Henning Exhibit Salt River 1

5 p.m. Cocktails Ballroom Lobby

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Grande Banquet Salt River 6&7

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Grande Banquet Show

Banachek and Shawn Farquhar

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Fantastic Gold Medal Show with M.C. Robert Baxt,

David DaVinci and Jessica Jane Peterson

Salt River 6&7

Salt River 4&5

10:15 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Late Night with Banachek Salt River 4&5

11:30 p.m. Invisible Lodge Meeting Ballroom Lobby

Saturday July 13th 2019

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2020 Pre-registration opens for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I.B.M. Convention July 8 – 11, 2020

Ballroom Lobby

8 a.m. Order of Merlin Breakfast Salt River 6&7

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. I.B.M. Magic Shops Open Salt River 2&3

9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. EDF Distinguished Lecture – Chip Romero Salt River 4&5

11 a.m.– 12 p.m. Lecture Robert Baxt Salt River 4&5

11 a.m.– 12 p.m. Lance Burton Teen Scene #3 Quail F

1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lecture Sessions – Pick Two that Fit You!

Matt Baker – Buster Balloon – David DaVinci

Road Runner A,B,C

3:30 P.M.– 5:30P.M. Doug Henning Exhibit Salt River 1

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. I.B.M. Contest Awards Salt River 4&5

8 p.m. –10 p.m. The Incredible Grand Finale Show! Salt River 4&5

10:15 p.m. Attempt to break several Guinness Book of Records! Join

the fun! Bring your linking rings.

Salt River 4&5

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THE CONTESTS

The International Brotherhood of Magicians conducts

annual contests in Close-up Magic and Stage Magic.

These high-profile events attract contestants from every

corner of the globe.

The I.B.M.’s “Gold Medal International Award of

Excellence in Stage Performance” and “Gold Cups

International Award of Excellence in Close-up

Performance” are the pinnacles of achievement in the

world of magic, and they are not conferred every year.

Since these awards first began in 1980, there have been

only seven recipients of The Gold Cups and only eight

recipients of The Gold Medal. Each of these honors is

accompanied by $5,000 in U.S. currency.

Since 2013, the Youth category awards in Stage

and Close-up have been supported by the I.B.M.

Endowment and Development Fund to encourage

participation by our Youth in magic. The most

outstanding Youth Member (age 7 through 17) in the

Stage performance category will receive a special prize

package from Fantasma Magic.

For complete information on award categories and

prizes, visit the Contest area at www.magician.org.

PHOTO BY MICHAEL MESSING

PAST RECIPIENTS IN YOUTH AND ADULT STAGE MAGIC

YEAR DIV. WINNER

1980 Jr William Cumming

Sr Ward Thomas

Gold Medal

Lance Burton

1981 Jr Not awarded

Sr Mr. Astor

(Antranik Arabadjican)

1982 Jr Levent Cimkentli

Sr Bobby Cordell

1983 Jr Ken Domash

Sr Kazuma Sakamoto

1984 Jr Ken Domash

Sr Nowlin Craver/

Robert Baxt

1985 Jr Steve Wyrick

Sr Jody Baran

Gold Medal Sr Howard Hale

1986 Jr Not awarded

Sr Yuji Yamamoto

1987 Jr Joe Hindman

Sr Scott Fillers

1988 Jr Nathan Burton

Sr Brett Daniels

Gold Medal Sr James Cielen

1989 Jr Nolan Haimes

Sr Christopher Broughton

1990 Jr Nathan Burton

Gold Medal Sr Fanny Tjin (Jade)

1991 Jr Not awarded

Sr Tony Chapek

1992 Jr Not awarded

Sr Juliana Chen

1993 Jr Tamara Tsitalashvilli

Gold Medal Sr Greg Frewin

1994 Jr Jason Ace

Sr Vladimar and

Natasha Perevodchikov

1995 Jr Ashley Springer

Sr Eric Buss

1996 Jr Justin Willman

Sr Jonathon (David) Bass

1997 Jr Dallas Fueston

Sr Cuiffo and Hughes

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YEAR DIV. WINNER

1998 Jr Ashley Springer

Sr Shawn Farquhar

and Felicity

1999 Jr Joel Ward

Gold Medal Sr George Saterial

2000 Jr Kristoffer and

Heather Olson

Sr Jay Mattioli

2001 Jr Jessica Reed

Sr Richard Forget

2002 Jr Michael Barron

Gold Medal Sr Keiko Muto

2003 Jr Matthew Stanley

Sr Mirko Callaci

2004 Y Dakota Rose

Sr Sh Xiong Wu

2005 Y Farrah Siegel

Gold Medal Sr Arthur Trace

2006 Y Eli Portala

Sr Koyko Maebeya

2007 Y Sterling Dietz

Sr Shen Juan

2009 Y David Mlakar

A Richard Forget

2010 Jr Yang Yang

Sr Jason Andrews

2011 Y Reuben Moreland

A WonKuen Ha

2012 Y Sebastian Zarza Guarano

A Jean Paul Ohlaberry

2013 Y Eli Portala

A Ming Ya Liu

2014 Y Not Awarded

A Hun Lee

Stage

2015 Y Daniel Hernandez

A Chris Randall

2016 Y Not awarded

A Jordan K

2017 Y Not awarded

A Omar Ferret

2018 A Red Star Seong

Gold Medal A Zhou-Zhou & Yuanyuan


PAST RECIPIENTS IN YOUTH AND ADULT CLOSE-UP MAGIC

YEAR DIV. WINNER

YEAR DIV. WINNER

1980 Jr Elliot Blatt

1998 Jr Matthew Jarman/

Sr Paul Kozak

Todd Gaines

1981 Jr Elliot Blatt

Sr John George

Gold Cups Sr David Williamson

1999 Jr Danny Hill

1982 Jr Devin Lushbaugh

Gold Cups Sr Oscar Munoz

Sr Johnny Ace Palmer 2000 Jr Winston Helling

1983 Jr No entrants

Sr Stephen Bargatze

Gold Cups Sr Johnny Ace Palmer

2001 Jr Winston Helling

1984 Jr Bobby Lilly

Sr Shawn Farquhar

2002 Jr Danny Hill

Sr Chuck King

Sr Brian Ochab

1985 Jr Ricky Kalmont

2003 Sr Patrick Przysiecki

Sr Dorian Jones

Gold Cups Jr Chase Curtis

1986 Jr not awarded

2004 Y Nathan Gibson

Sr Charles Greene/

Sr Rick Merrill

Joe Givan

2005 Y Aaron Rabkin

1987 Jr Steve Cohen

Sr Ivan Amodei

Gold Cups Sr Joe Given

2006 Y Leo Michaels

1988 Jr Mark Sisher

Sr John B. Born

Sr Scott Tokar

2007 Y Ben Proudfoot

1989 Jr Leah Feldman

Sr David Minkin

Sr Dorian Grey

2009 Y Micah Johnson

1990 Jr Jeffrey Booker

Sr Yoo Hyun Min

Sr Mark Sisher

2010 Y John Accardo

1991 Jr Lee Asher

Sr Ben Jackson

Gold Cups Sr Giovanni Livera

2011 Y Reuben Moreland

1992 Jr Lee Asher

A Shin Lim

Sr Claude Cloutier

2012 A Michael Dardant

1993 Jr Cory Brager

2013 Y Drake Stanton

Sr Steve Fearson

A Alberto Lorenzo

1994 Jr Ali Shelly

2014 Y Not Awarded

Gold Cups Sr Steve Bedwell

A Michael Dardant

1995 Jr Thomas Mier

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Sr Jon Allen

2015 Y Jolie Dreiling

1996 Jr Dan Rodrique

A Shin Lim

Sr Marc DeSousa

2016 Y Not awarded

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1997 Jr Todd Gaines

A Jim Vines

Sr Brad Caimes

2017 Y Not awarded

A Ari Slomka

2018 A Erik Tait

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A SHORT HISTORY

OF THE

I.B.M.

BY PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT JACK WHITE

Len Vintus Gene Gordon Don Rogers Warner Dornfield W.W. Durbin

The International Brotherhood

of Magicians had very

humble beginnings. It started

as a letter writing exchange between

three young men who shared a common

interest, a love for the art of

magic. M.J.G. McMullen of Canada,

and Gordon Avery of Buffalo, New

York began writing to each other

about magic in 1922. A few months

later a third young man joined in the

correspondence campaign. His name

was Ernest Schieldge.

If those names sound unfamiliar

to you it is because they all changed

their names and became known in

order as Len Vintus, Gene Gordon,

and Don Rogers.

That trio became the nucleus of the

fledgling I.B.M. Len Vintus took the

Presidency and he became I.B.M.

Member No. 1; Gene Gordon was

Publicity Director with I.B.M. No.

2. Don Rogers became Editor of The

Linking Ring, the Brotherhood’s of-

ficial journal, and he became I.B.M.

Member No. 3. Werner Dornfield,

better known to magicians as

“Dorny,” became involved and was

given I.B.M. Membership No. 4,

though he claimed to be the first official

member since the others were

all officers!

Membership grew rapidly. There

was a clamoring for the formation of

more local groups they called “Rings.”

Gene Gordon established the first

Ring in Rochester, New York. Additional

Rings sprang up as members

sought to meet and exchange ideas

and interests in magic.

The objectives of the I.B.M. are

simple. To organize individuals interested

in the practice and promotion

of the Art of Magic; to facilitate

the exchange of magical ideas; and

to promote harmony among those

interested in magic. The first fully

elected President was the legendary

W.W. Durbin, who won the election

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during the first I.B.M. Convention

that was held in Durbin’s backyard in

Kenton, Ohio, in 1926.

During that same Convention

the International Brotherhood of

Magicians was incorporated and

a Constitution and By-Laws were

created. Since that time, regular

elections are held each year and a

business meeting is called to report

on the state of the organization.

Now ninety-seven years after its

birth, the I.B.M. continues to forge

ahead in bringing magicians together

from around the world in the interest

of advancing the ethics of magic, and

to oppose exposures, to encourage literature,

to promote professionalism

in magic, and to promote humane

treatment of live animals and birds

used in our Art.

Today, there are over 300 I.B.M

Rings worldwide, boasting nearly

9,000 members. Those who have

served the I.B.M. for twenty-five

years are given the “Order of Merlin”

award, and there are additional

levels of recognition for thirty-five,

fifty, and sixty years of continuous

membership. Some of our members

have served for sixty and seventy

years and continue to remain active.

Dr. John Booth held the record

as our longest-standing member,

having been a member for over

eighty-one years! Through the years,

those members whose dedication to

magic has led them to the highest

office have made contributions of

time and talent that are immeasurable.

All have felt honored and have

continued to serve in various capacities.

As we move forward, the I.B.M.

faces new technology and changes

in attitudes but while we may have

our ups and downs, the object and

goals remain the same.

It is still the grandest magic

organization in the world.

Early issues of The Linking Ring. More copies of this journal have been

printed and distributed than any other magic magazine in history.

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HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS

Dr. Richard Mossey

Harold Twaddle

Dr. William Spooner

Donald Wiberg

LIFE MEMBERS OF THE

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS

Paul Amerson

Charles Arkin

William Baber

Banachek

J. J. Barbour

Lewis Bass

Shmuel Ben Zvi

David Bennett, Jr.

Andre Bohy

Paul Bolton

Jimmie Boone, Sr.

Philip Brady

Royal Brin, Jr.

Paul Burdick

Choi Byeong Rak

Joan Caesar

Mary Ann Campbell

William Chaloner

Jacob Chan

Aleta Chrisman

TJ Clancy

Richard Codd

Brent Coggins

Ronald Cohen

Michael Commini

David Copperfield

Anthony Cortest

Michael Crownhart

Alfred D’Alfonso, Jr.

Richard Del Vecchio

Thomas Delong

Dr. Richard Diskin

Michael Dobias

Michael Dokken

Michael Douglas

Ivor Duncan

David Duong

Paul Earle

William Earley

Jeremy Eden

D. R. Farquhar

David Fee

Adrian Fernandez

Ronald Furlong

John Glassman

Charles Gott

Jason Grech

Donald Hanratty, Jr.

Richard Hewitt

Yijia Hong

Choy Yoon Hoong

Tetsuyoshi Hoshino

Hsi Huei Hsiao

Lt. Colonel Ronald Hudspeth

Michael Hudspeth

John Huebler

Maria Ibañez

William Irwin

Steven Johnson

Robert Jones

John Jones

John Karosas

John Kiefer

Kenneth Klosterman

Lornell Knaus

Traci Kratish

Maria Lafay

John Laskowski

Rex Liu

Mark Logsdon

Oscar Love, Jr.

Christopher Mack

Lahsen Mahi

Jaac Mandrake

Kenneth Marlin

Simone Marron

Travis Marron

William Martin

Philippe Maurer

John McClenahan

Tiziano Medici

Roger Miller

Edward Morris

Kenneth Mutzabaugh

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Dr. William Wells

R. J. O’Brien

Kevin O’Donnell

Kazumi Otake

Henry Parker

James Poage

Lawrence S. Reichlin

James Remenicky

John W. Riccon

Robert Rockman

Fred Rosenbaum

William Rugh

David Sandy

Rolando Santos

Bernhard Schmitz

Thomas Seiler

Frank Harmer Seltzer

Ron Seward, Jr.

Jessie Shinn

John Signa

Keith W. Smith

Jeffrey Sobel

Robert S. Somerdin

Daniel Sperry

Michael Stelzer, Ph.D.

Jill Sybalsky

Gary Taylor

Gerald Taylor

Craig Thighe

Joe M. Turner

Brian Verkuylen

Perry Vincent

Reiner Walter

John H. Walton

Alan Watson

Kien Meng Wee

Scott Wells

Raymond Wiggins

Triston Wilkinson

Charles Williams III

David Wirth

Helen Wismer

Edward Yah

Dr. Yukishige Yanagawa

Choe Yo Han

Mark Zajicek


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INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

INTERNATIONAL

OFFICERS

International President

Michael Finney

International President Elect

Alex Zander

International Vice President

Don Greenberg

International Secretary

Simone Marron

International Treasurer

Charles Arkin

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Term Expires 2019

Steve Bargatze

Billy Hsueh

Term Expires 2020

Terry Richison

Lynn Miner

Term Expires 2021

Ken Scott

Tom Vorjohan

LINKING RING

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Samuel Patrick Smith

ADVERTISING MANAGER

Rachel Strnad

WEBMASTER

Simone Marron

Email: simone@marrons.us

BROKEN WAND EDITOR

Dennis Schick

PRODUCTION AND ART

SERVICES

Tony Dunn

RING REPORT EDITOR

Dr. Steven Schlanger

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

MANAGER

Sindie Richison

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Sylvia Eufinger

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Alexa Richison

CERTIFIED PUBLIC

ACCOUNTANT

Dave Steiner

LEGAL ADVISOR

William Evans

AUDIT COMMITTEE

William Evans

Michael F. Stratman

Terry Richison

BALLOT & ELECTIONS

Ken Cook

Scott Hood

Jim Cox

BENEVOLENT SHOW

Don Greenberg

Marshall Cyrlin, MD

Randy Vander Wal

Dal Sanders

CHAPLAIN

Rev. Christopher Cory

CONVENTION

COMMITTEE

Ken Scott

Oscar Muñoz

Tom Vorjohan

Bob Patterson

Lynn Miner

Melody Muñoz

Michael Finney

Lori Finney

Terry Richison

Alex Zander

CONVENTION SUPPORT

TEAM

Simone Marron

Mike Segal

Scott Hood

Pam Santos

Billy Hsueh

COORDINATOR OF

RINGS

Don Greenberg

DATA ADVISORY

Charles Arkin

Terry Richison

DEALER COMMITTEE

Obie O’Brien

Christian Schenk

Alex Zander

EDITORIAL ADVISORY

(Special Committee)

Donald E. Wiberg

Rolando Santos

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ENDOWMENT &

DEVELOPMENT FUND TRUSTEES

Lynn Miner

Rolando Santos

William Evans

ETHICS COMMITTEE

Rolando Santos

Michael Gold

Billy Hsueh

FISM COMMITTEE

(Special Committee)

Shawn Farquhar

Obie O’Brien

Michael Dardant

FLEMING MEMORIAL

COMMITTEE

Harold Twaddle

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

William Evans

Rich Bloch

John R. Browne III

I.B.M. AWARDS

COMMITTEE

Oscar Muñoz

Melody Muñoz

Samuel Patrick Smith

Scott Hood

I.B.M. GLOBAL AMBASSADOR

(Special Appointment)

Shawn Farquhar

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

(Special Committee)

Charles Arkin

Bob Blattel

Richard La Jeunesse

LONG RANGE PLANNING

COMMITTEE

Rolando Santos

Samuel Patrick Smith

Vanni Pulé

Terry Richison

Michael Finney

Alex Zander

MAGIC COLLECTION ADVISOR

Dr. William E. Spooner

MANAGEMENT TEAM

(Special Committee)

Rolando Santos

Simone Marron

Donald E. Wiberg

Charles Arkin

Lynn Miner

Samuel Patrick Smith

Sindie Richison

Oscar Muñoz


MEMBERSHIP

COMMITTEE

Terry Richison

Maria Ibanez

John Pye

Bob Patterson

Alex Zander

NOMINATING

COMMITTEE

(Special Committee)

Simone Marron

Fred Casto

Don Greenberg

ORDER OF MERLIN

COMMITTEE

Ken Cook

Maria Ibanez

PROTOCOL ADVISOR

Pam Santos

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Paul Lelekis

Samuel Patrick Smith

David Corsaro

Simone Marron

SERGEANT AT ARMS

Jim Cox

SICK & CONVALESCENT

Harold Twaddle

Dr. Jerry Argetsinger

Kevin M. Carney

Jim Short

TVP NOMINATIONS/RING

COUNSELOR

Ron Hudspeth

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Mike Segal

Gregory Bracco

Dan Cipolla

Alex Zander

Jason Verners

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TERRITORIAL VICE PRESIDENTS

ARGENTINA

Carlos Mauro Joe M. Turner

GA

AUSTRALIA/NSW/

Kelvin Chun

HI

QUEENSLAND

Peter Rodgers Kipp Sherry

ID

AUSTRALIA/VICTORIA/

Jim Cox

IL

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graham Etherington Daniel Brock III

IN

AUSTRIA

Robert Busina Robert Beardsley

IA

BANGLADESH

Safir ullah Sikder, MD. Melton Francis

KS

BELGIUM – BRUSSELS/WALLONIA Marc Janssen Mike Woodward

KY

CANADA/ALBERTA/

Kevin Carney

LA

SASKATCHEWAN

Kent Wong

Alan Drew III

ME

CANADA/ATLANTIC

OPEN

Karen James

MD

CANADA/

Debbie O’Carroll

MA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Murray Hatfield John Luka

MI

CANADA/MANITOBA

J. Carey Lauder Will Earley

MN

CANADA/ONTARIO

Joan Caesar

OPEN

MS

CANADA/QUEBEC

Mitchell Vatch Doug Clark

MO

CHINA/HONG KONG

Albert Wing Chuen Tam Andrew Norstrum

MT

CHINA/MACAU

OPEN

Robert Kentner

NE

FRANCE

Slawomir T. Pietrasz John McClenahan

NV

GERMANY

Thomas Schoenig OPEN

NH

HUNGARY

Dr. Gabor G. Szabo John Kostyal

NJ

INDIA

Salil Kumar Kundu David Dunlap

NM

INDONESIA

Andre Ludya Liap Michael Ihrig

NY

IRELAND

Sean Brannigan Bill White

NYC/LI

ISRAEL

Lior Manor

Roger Way

NC

ITALY

Antonio Binarelli Jim Klayder

OH (N)

JAPAN

Yumi Nakajima Ron Frank

OH (S)

SOUTH KOREA

Gregory Bracco Steve Lancaster

OK

MALTA

Alfred Mifsud OPEN

OR

NETHERLANDS

Hendrik Oud S. Patrick Toman PA (NE)

NEW ZEALAND/NORTH Tony Wilson

Mark Zajicek

PA (SW)

NEW ZEALAND/SOUTH Greg Britt

OPEN

RI

NORWAY

Trond Lien

Richard Soos

SC

PHILIPPINES

Ferdinand C. Flores Tom Gibson

TN

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE John Teo

Will Baffle

TX (N)

SRI LANKA

Yasas Gunaratne Scott Wells

TX (S)

SWEDEN

Bertil Fredstrom Ron Seward, Jr.

UT

SWITZERLAND

OPEN

VT

THAILAND

OPEN

Mark Fuller

VA

TURKEY

Olzen Tuncer James Earnshaw

WA

UNITED KINGDOM

John Pye

Chester W. Gault

WV

Lynn Miner

WI

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

OPEN

WY

Bruce Walstad

AL

OPEN

AZ

Larry Bean

AR

Richard T. Myer, Jr

CA (N)

Bob Weiss

CA (C)

Jeff Marcus

CA (S)

OPEN

CO

Gale Alexander

CT

Dwight E. Redman, Sr. DC

Scott Humston

FL (N)

Jeff Silver

FL (S)

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BREAK A WORLD RECORD!

Join Monty Witt and hundreds of magicians in the attempt to break the current

Guinness World Record for “Most Chinese Linking Rings Linked Together,”

which is 534 rings. We will also attempt to set a new record for “The most

magicians performing a coin roll at the same time,” “The longest coin spin

duration, and “The longest line of playing cards.” The record-breaking event

will take place Saturday, July 13, at 10:15 p.m. in Salt River 4 & 5.

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THE 2019 ORDER OF MERLIN INDUCTEES AND AWARDEES

The following lists contain only new inductees and those advancing to a new tier.

25 consecutive years of I.B.M. membership (Order of Merlin Inductees)

George K. Adcock

Jeffrey Apotheker

Dr. William Allen Barwick Jr.

William Robert Battle

Lorraine Bauer

Eric Marc Bedard

John L. Berson

Betty Berson

Bobby Block

Michael E. Bowman

John M. Brannigan

Joan Eileen Browne

Chris Robert Bruce

Jon A. Bucher

Devlon D. Buckner

Adam N. Burden

Ken Caplan

Jim Hon-Keung Chan

Michael R. Cheney

Roy E. Chilson

Yona B. Chock

Brad Neil Clark

Michael J. Claxton

Daniel L. Cole

Greg Conner

Clive Court

Peter M. Cove

David M. Cremin

Laurie Caldwell Curry

Thomas L. Dahl

Fr. Mark Eugene Davis

Richard H. Dettelbach

Roland N. Dickerson

Jerome C. Dumaine

Donald H. Dunn

Darleen C. Eads

John C. Edsall

Amanda Eve Farrell

Steve Mark Finkelstein

William H. Finken

Larry D. Finley

Salvatore Franchino

Randy J. Fritzemeier

Thomas L. Gamble

David P. Gast

John Joseph Glassman

Howard A. Glosser

Sebastian A. Goldstein

Larry B. Grossman

Jeremy David Haak

Timothy William Hall

Kenneth W. Harbour

The Great Hardini

Victoria Elizabeth Hartman

Warren Hills

Mark Charles Hogan

Jim G. Hooten

James Burnham Humphreys

Roger Norman Johnson

Jack Julius

Bo Karlen

Wayne A. King

Fred Kochman

Shank S. Kothare

Gary F. Kriss

Peter K. La Conte

Suzanne N. Lee

Richard Arthur Lenski

Michael John Lester

Karl Juris Liepnieks

Darren L. Lim

George N. Lott

Ronald R. Louie

Dennis E. Main

Robert G. Malinchock

Robert J. Maloney

Mark D. Malvin

Salvatore Manfredo

Jeff L. Martin

Robert Hugh McLaughlin

Galen M. Metz

Christopher J. Meyer

Hergen Meyer

Joseph G. Morrison

Dale Robert Mulhern

Geno Munari

Michael F. Netzer

George Lin Noble

William J. O’Keefe

Thomas P. Okey

Richard W. Olivier

Eduard Opperdoes

Trois N. Pendleton

Marco Perez

John W. Petersen

Danny Lee Pierce

Michael D. Pitts

George F. Poppe IV

Henry O. Porter Md

Cynthia Poteet Williams

Joseph Pothe

Mary Lorene Beulah

Pusateri

Johnny A. Reason

Steven Edward Ritchie

Brad Roach

Gary A. Roberts

Larry Elliott Rohr

Michael Robert Root

Darryl Rose

Paul M. Rosen

Ronald D. Rowe

Brian J. Schwenger

Thomas J. Shimeld

John W. Shryock

James Lee Smith

David A. Smith

Edwin B. Smoot

Kenneth Spanola

Michael L. Spector

Andrew Peter Stone

Nazir G. Sunderji

Trevor J. Tennant

Geoffrey Duncan

Thompson

Robert John Tomkow

Ronald Edward Trippel

Paul Pierre Van Malderen

John K. Villarreal

Robert K. Vinson

John H. Walton

David J. Weaner

Gavin Martin Welch

Dr. William C. Wester II

Scott Arthur White

Emory C. Williams

Hun Wei Woo

Wilbur Lee Woodside Jr.

Daniel M. Young

Robert Jay Zoerman Jr.

George S. Zuk

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35 consecutive years of I.B.M. membership (Order of Merlin Shield Awardees)

Jay Nathan Altemus

David Lawrence Alvord

Rusty F. Ammerman

Glen Bruce Bailey

Kenneth E. Barham

Richard Ernest Barry

David Edward Berent

Rajaram Bhat

Elson M. Bihm

Thomas Blacke

Kent S. Blackmore

Robert John Boulton

William Joseph Bowers

Mark Edward Bruley

Virginia L. Buchanan

Edward Burke

Walter Chase

Robert M. Clarkson

David Lawrence Clauss

Alice Minster Coday

Robert R. Connors

Gene Craft

Jack K. Daniels

Clive Brandon Dawson

Jack Diamond

Johan Duker

Jeff G. Dworkin

Gerald E. Edmundson

Earl G. Faust

Milt Fitzwater

Gerry Joseph Frenette

Detlef Frobenius

Alan Stanley Gardiner

J. Hunter Gaul III

Bruce H. Gilmour

Alexander Steven Glatt

Charles Everett Gott

R. Martin Hahne

Theron D. Harden Jr.

Steven Gilbert Harris MD

William Lewis Herrick

Bruce Horovitz

Vincenzo Janna

Jan B. A. Janson

Samuel J. Jasper

Denis Joiret

Martin Kaplan

Dr. Joseph M. Kaufert

Paul Thomas Kavicky

David Edward Kelly

Uwe Kramer

Magician Shyamal Kumar

George D. La Bove

George Lawrence

Scott S. Lee

Steven Arthur Lelewer

Laurence “Chuck” Levy

Giovanni N. Livera Jr.

John Martz Luzik

Russell L. Magarity

Maxwell Theodore Mandel

Frank McClain

Lamont Roger McConnell

James D. Meehan

David C. Meyer

John Walter Mills II

Timothy H. Moore

Arthur E. Moses

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Allan David Nackan

Robert (Lee) L. Newton Jr.

Guadalupe M. Nielsen

Roberto Noceti

David Wayne Olson

John V. Palfreyman

Steven Lee Parlette

Geoffrey G. Pearce

Angelo D. Perseghin

Stephen Dale Peterson

Joseph (Devlin) Devlin Pipitone

John D. Polinko

Frank Ramirez Jr.

Scott Adam Rawlings

Michael Alan Raymer

Charles Walter Rearick

Daniel Rodriguez III

Philip Rosenthal

John Alan Rush

Werner Schleinzer

Eric I. Spiegel

Louis E. Teichholz MD

Michael J. Terletzky

Bryan Dean Toder

Mark Christopher Trombley

Theophile C. Vandebroek

Thomas Albert Wainwright

Frank Wasserman

Terence M. C. Wenham

Gloria Jean Wilkinson

Edward J. Winkens

Bill Wolfe

David L. Wolfenbarger

Alan Kwok Lun Wong

50 consecutive years of I.B.M. membership (Order of Merlin Excalibur Awardees)

Yoichi Akamatsu

Timothy V. Angeloni

Gerald S. Argetsinger

David F. Ashton

Don E. Blair

Bernard S. Botwinik

Jerald M. Burgess MD

Jerry L. Christensen

Dr. John B. Dorsey

Phil J. Flad

Brian C. Francis

Ronald S Frank

William M. Gallaher

Leslie J. Gilbertson

Blaine M. Goad

James C. Hagy

Michael A Hart

Robert J. Hickman

George E. Hills

Jep Hostetler

William C. Jarvis

Samuel P. Kamin

Richard C. Kenfield MD

George E. Kimery

Charles E. Kleiman

Heikki J. Kulju

Richard T. La Jeunesse

John H. Lambes

Oscar M. Love Jr.

Robert A. Lynn

Robert S. Macey

Marvin L. Miller

Wayne P. Miskelly

Masao Nakata

Matthew H. Pernick

Lewis H. Potter II

Robert M. Puhalla

Vanni Pulè

Joseph E. Rabhan

George Schindler

60 consecutive years of I.B.M. membership (Order of Merlin Excelsior Awardees)

Dan James Alessini

Melvin L. Babcock Jr.

Hermann C. Carr

Richard Allen Curren

George E. Fidel

Bruce K. Jordan

Frederick C. Lotze

Harold A. McFeely Jr.

Joseph F. McIntyre

James J. Mullen

Lawrence William Parker

William N. Patton

William H. Shaner

Zen-Ichiro Shiozawa

Steven R. Smith

John A. Sorrell

Herbert G. Staats

Sadamitsu Tanaka

Willy R. Tangen

Daniel P. Thompson

Jon F. Von Gillern

Michael E. Wheeler

Fred L. Williams Jr.

Helen S. Wismer

Thomas A Wrobel

Peter J. Rodda

Robert E. Smith

John Robert Wiseman

Albert L. Wycoff Jr.

William H. Wysong


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PAST INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

# Year Location

1. 1926 – Kenton, OH

2. 1927 – Kenton, OH

3. 1928 – Lima, OH

4. 1929 – Lima, OH

5. 1930 – Ft. Wayne, IN

6. 1931 – Columbus,

OH

7. 1932 – Kenton, OH

8. 1933 – Beaver Falls,

PA

9. 1934 – Batavia, NY

10. 1935 – Lima, OH

11. 1936 – Batavia, NY

12. 1937 – High Point,

NC

13. 1938 – Cincinnati,

OH

14. 1939 – Battle Creek,

MI

15. 1940 – Cincinnati,

OH

16. 1941 – Davenport,

IA

17. 1942 – Fort Worth,

TX

No Conventions held

during World War II

18. 1946 – St. Louis, MO

19. 1947 – Pittsburgh,

PA

20. 1948 – New Orleans,

LA

21. 1949 – Chicago, IL

22. 1950 – Chicago, IL

(I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

23. 1951 – New York,

NY

24. 1952 – St. Louis, MO

25. 1953 – Philadelphia,

PA

26. 1954 – Louisville, KY

27. 1955 – Pittsburgh,

PA (I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

28. 1956 – Miami, FL

29. 1957 – Houston, TX

30. 1958 – Buffalo, NY

31. 1959 – Chicago, IL

(I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

32. 1960 – Boston, MA

(I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

33. 1961 – Atlantic City,

NJ

34. 1962 – Cleveland,

OH (I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

35. 1963 – Knoxville, TX

36. 1964 – New York,

NY (I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

37. 1965 – Des Moines,

IA

38. 1966 – Indianapolis,

IN

39. 1967 – Miami, FL

40. 1968 – Chattanooga,

TN

41. 1969 – Cincinnati,

OH

42. 1970 – Milwaukee,

WI (I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

43. 1971 – New Orleans,

LA

44. 1972 – Buffalo, NY

45. 1973 – Miami Beach,

FL

46. 1974 – Dayton, OH

47. 1975 – Little Rock,

AR

48. 1976 – Evansville, IN

49. 1977 – Washington,

DC

50. 1978 – San Diego,

CA

51. 1979 – Houston, TX

52. 1980 – Evansville, IN

53. 1981 – Pittsburgh,

PA

54. 1982 – New Orleans,

LA

55. 1983 – Honolulu, HI

56. 1984 – Norfolk, VA

57. 1985 – Kansas City,

MO

58. 1986 – Long Beach,

CA

59. 1987 – Nashville, TN

60. 1988 – Boston, MA

61. 1989 – San Diego,

CA

62. 1990 – St. Louis, MO

63. 1991 – Baltimore,

MD

64. 1992 – Salt Lake

City, UT

65. 1993 – Quebec City,

Canada

66. 1994 – Orlando, FL

67. 1995 – Oakland, CA

68. 1996 – Norfolk, VA

69. 1997 – Minneapolis,

MN

70. 1998 – Los Angeles,

CA

71. 1999 – Little Rock,

AK

72. 2000 – Buffalo, NY

73. 2001 – Orlando, FL

74. 2002 – San Diego,

CA

75. 2003 – Kansas City,

MO

76. 2004 – Cleveland,

OH

77. 2005 – Reno, NV

78. 2006 – Miami, FL

79. 2007 – Reno, NV

80. 2008 – Louisville, KY

(I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

81. 2009 – Nashville, TN

82. 2010 – San Diego,

CA

83. 2011 – Dallas, TX

84. 2012 – Norfolk, VA

85. 2013 – Phoenix, AZ

86. 2014 – St. Louis, MO

(I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

87. 2015 – Jacksonville,

FL

88. 2016 – San Antonio,

TX

89. 2017 – Louisville, KY

(I.B.M.-S.A.M.)

90. 2018 – Grand

Rapids, MI

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PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS

1. Len Vintus

1922-1926*

2. W.W. Durbin

1926-1937*

3. John Davidson

1937-1938*

4. T. J. Crawford

1938-1939*

5. John Snyder, Jr.

1939-1941*

6. Robert Anderson

1941-1942*

7. Eugene Berstein

1942-1946*

8. John Braun

1946-1947*

9. Renerick Clark

1947-1948*

10. H. Adrian Smith

1948-1949*

11. William R. Walsh

1949-1950*

12. Walter Coleman

1950-1951*

13. James B. Lake

1951-1952*

14. Arthur D. Reichenbach

1952-1953*

15. Forrest P. Hendricks

1953-1954*

16. C. James McLemore

1954-1955*

17. Charles A. Rosskam

1955-1956*

18. Chauncey Sheridan

1956-1957*

19. L. A. Waterman

1957-1958*

20. Verne W. Uker

1958-1959*

21. Reeder C. Hutchinson

1959-1960*

22. Harris Solomon

1960-1961*

23. C. L. Schmitt

1961-1962*

24. Irving M. Lewis

1962-1963*

25. Arnold Drennen

1963-1964*

26. Thornton Poole

1964-1965*

27. Dr. Richard Mossey

1965-1966

28. Howard P. Bamman

1966-1967*

29. Sydney S. Bergson

1967-1968*

30. J. Ronald Haines

1968-1969*

31. Royal Brin, Jr.

1969-1970

32. William G. Strickland

1970-1971*

33. Austin C. Gorham

1971-1972*

34. Robert B. Hurt

1972-1973*

35. Earle J. Christenberry, Jr.

1973-1974*

36. Charles Lantz

1974-1975*

37. William Preston

1975-1976*

38. Walter F. Williams Jr.

1976-1977*

39. Jeffery Atkins

1977-1978*

40. Bill Pitts

1978-1979

41. Ray Mangel

1979-1980*

42. Bruce Posgate

1980-1981*

43. Roger Crabtree

1981-1982*

44. John Makar

1982-1983*

45. William A. Wells

1983-1984

46. Donald E. Wiberg

1984-1985

47. William Spooner

1985-1986

48. Karrell Fox

1986-1987*

49. June Horowitz

1987-1988*

50. Edward A. Morris

1988-1989

51. Anthony Shelley

1989-1990*

52. Michael Ellis

1990-1991*

53. Michael J. Gorman

1991-1992

54. James L. Nagel

1992-1993*

55. R. J. Obie O’Brien

1993-1994

56. Jep Hostetler

1994-1995

57. Kenneth Klosterman

1995-1996

58. Bev Bergeron

1996-1997

59. Abb Dickson

1997-1998*

60. John R. Browne III

1998-1999

61. Jerry Schnepp

1999-2000*

62. Jack Greenberg

2000-2001

63. Dr. Robert Escher

2001-2002*

64. Mike Stratman

2002-2003

65. David Sandy

2003-2004

66. Tony Wilson

2004-2005

67. Roger Miller

2005-2006

68. Fred Casto

2006-2007

69. Phil Willmarth

2007-2008*

70. Joan Caesar

2008-2009

71. Jack White

2009-2010

72. Rolando Santos

2010-2011

73. Vanni Pulé

2011-2012

74. John Pye

2012-2013

75. Bill Evans

2013-2014

76. Shawn Farquhar

2014-2015

77. Joe M. Turner

2015-2016

78. Oscar Muñoz

2016-2017

79. Bob Patterson

2017-2018

*Deceased

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RING LOCATIONS

R I N G

L O C A T I O N S

Ring numbers are in parentheses after each location.

Check Ring Reports for meeting times and locations.

U.S.A.

TENNESSEE • Bristol (355) • Chattanooga (112)

Knoxville (58) • Memphis (16)

Murfreesboro (252) • Nashville (37)

ALABAMA

TEXAS • Austin

• Birmingham

(60) • Corpus

(35)

Christi

• Florence

(157)

(330)

Huntsville

Dallas (174)

(194)

• El


Paso

Montgomery

(354) • Fort

(256)

Worth (15)

ARIZONA Harlingen • Lakeside (269) • Houston (300) • Phoenix (39) • Longview (55) (286)

Prescott Midland/Odessa (356) • Tucson (255) •(172)

San Antonio (18)

Tyler (266) • Wichita Falls (187)

ARKANSAS • Fort Smith (75) • Little Rock (29)

UTAH Searcy • Salt (308) Lake City (193)

CALIFORNIA VERMONT • Manchester • Burbank/Glendale Center (245) (326)

Carlsbad Montpelier (292) (126) • Hollywood (21)

VIRGINIA

Long Beach

• Norfolk

(96) • Orange

(103) • Richmond

County (313)

(180)

Palm

Roanoke

Desert

(222)

(291)

• Staunton

• Sacramento

(320)

(192)

San Bernardino (254) • San Diego (76)

WASHINGTON San Francisco (38) • Lynnwood • San Jose (339) (216) • Seattle (52)

Santa Spokane Clarita (225)(280) • Tacoma • Simi (70) Valley (276)

South West Riverside (359)

WISCONSIN • Madison (31) • Milwaukee (41)

COLORADO Appleton/Green • Denver Bay (131) (398)• Fort Collins (250)

CONNECTICUTT • Hartford (278)

WORLDWIDE

New Haven (59) • Stamford (97)

DISTRICT ARGENTINA OF • COLUMBIA Buenos Aires •(182)

Washington (50)

FLORIDA AUSTRALIA • Clearwater • Adelaide (42) (148) • Daytona • Canberra Beach (273) (251)

Ft. Sydney Lauderdale (102) • Victoria (150) • Ft. (84) Myers (303)

Ft. Walton Beach (284) • Jacksonville (130)

AUSTRIA Key West • (329) Vienna • Leesburg (240) (258)

BANGLADESH Melbourne (188) • Dhaka • Miami (279/295) (45) (390) • Orlando (170)

Pensacola (287) • Pompano Beach (337)

BELGIUM Sarasota (81) • Antwerp • Tampa (298) (175) • Brussels (86)

West Ghent Palm (282) Beach (117)

GEORGIA• CANADA Atlanta (9) • Augusta (184)

ALBERTA Macon (275) • Calgary • Warner (66) Robins • Edmonton (289) (28)

BRITISH COLUMBIA • Vancouver (92)

HAWAII Victoria(183) • Honolulu * Abbotsford (185) (387)

IDAHO MANITOBA • Blackfoot • Winnipeg (306) • (40) Boise (364)

NOVA SCOTIA • Halifax (316)

ILLINOIS ONTARIO • Champaign • Hamilton (49) (236)• • Kitchener Chicago (43) (235)

Peoria London (48) (265) • Springfield • Fonthill (239) (294)

North Bay (365) • Ottawa (151)

INDIANA • Elkhart/Mishawaka (342)

Peterborough (302) • Thunder Bay (304)

Evansville (56) • Ft. Wayne (221)

Toronto (17) (99) • Windsor (116)

Indianapolis (10) • Lafayette (219)

QUEBEC • Montreal (62)

Muncie (310) • Nashville (336) • Boise (364)

SASKATCHEWAN • Regina (309)

IOWA • Cedar Rapids (327) • Davenport (11)

CHINA • China (311) • Macao (357)

Des Moines (167) • Dubuque (93) • Sioux City (24)

Hong Kong (277)

KANSAS • Wichita (47)

CUBA • Havana (399)

KENTUCKY • Lexington (198) • Louisville (64)

LOUISIANA FRANCE • Nantes • Baton (343) Rouge • Nice (178) (350) • Lafayette • Paris (358) (214)

Lake Strasbourg Charles (268) (388) • New Orleans (27)

GERMANY Shreveport •(267)

Kornwestheim (285) • Nuremberg (348)

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GREECE MAINE • Bangor • Athens (362) (338)

GUATEMALA MARYLAND •• Baltimore Guatemala (179) City • (107) Hagerstown (94)

HUNGARY MASSACHUSETTS • Budapest • Boston (281) (122)

ICELAND Cape Cod • Reykjavik (307) (371)

INDIA MICHIGAN • Mumbai • Ann (67) Arbor • Calicut (210) (261) • Battle Creek (89)

Detroit (22) • Flint (36) • Grand Rapids (211)

INDONESIA Kalamazoo •(333) Surabaya • Lansing City (321) (54) • Saginow (212)

IRELAND MINNESOTA • Cork • Minneapolis (363) • Dublin (19)(85)

ISRAEL MISSISSIPPI • Pardess-Hana • Jackson (98) (264)

ITALY MISSOURI • Bari •(377) Branson • Bologna (325) •(347) Columbia • Cuneo (8)(346)

Milan Joplin (223) (305) Napoli • Kansas (108) City • Padova (129) • St. (314) Louis • (1)

Rome Springfield (204) •(132)

Trieste (353)

JAPAN MONTANA • Nagayo • Billings (380)(153)

• Osaka (201) • Tokyo (374)

LATVIA NEBRASKA • Riga • Lincoln (376) (259)

MALAYSIA NEVADA • Las • Malaysia Vegas (257) (373)

MALTA NEW HAMPSHIRE • Valletta (202) • Manchester (166)

MEXICO NEW JERSEY • Mexico • Collingswood(165)

(382) • Mexico City (164)

NETHERLANDS Long Branch (123) • Utrecht • Lyndhurst (78) (113)

Newark (106) • New Brunswick (200)

NEW ZEALAND • Auckland (160)

NEW MEXICO • Albuquerque (90)

PHILIPPINES • Makati (328) • Quezon City (322)

NEW YORK • Albany (186) • Binghamton (79)

PORTUGAL Buffalo (12) • Portugal • Ithaca (140) (312)• New York (26)

Rochester (4) • Suffolk (317) • Plainview (244)

SERBIA • Belgrade (396)

Syracuse (74) • Utica (101)

SINGAPORE • Singapore (115)

NORTH CAROLINA • Blowing Rock (392)

SOUTH Canton KOREA (344) • Charlotte • Seoul (366) (296) (372) • Fayetteville (341)

Greensboro (340) • Raleigh (199)

SWITZERLAND

Wilmington (248)

• Romandie

• Goldsboro

Suisse

(375)

(207)

TAIWAN

OHIO • Akron

• Taipei

(161)

(360)

• Canton (243) • Cincinnati (71)

THAILAND Cleveland •(23) Ramkhanheng • Columbus (369) (7) • Dayton (5)

Galion (189) • Lima (205) • Marietta (197)

TURKEY Middletown • Istanbul (324)(367) • Toledo (368) (68) • Izmar • Youngstown (379) (2)

U.A.E. OKLAHOMA • Dubal (345) • Oklahoma City (46) • Tulsa (65)

UNITED OREGON KINGDOM • Albany (238) • British • Eugene (25) (319)

THE PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSE •• Global Allentown Electronic (32) • Erie Ring (149) (2100)

VIETNAM Harrisburg • Ho (20) Chi • Greensburg Minh City (378) (158)

Philadelphia (6) • Pittsburgh (13)

ZIMBABWE Pocono Mountains • (203) (332) • Reading (57)

For Scranton corrections (30) and • State updates, College e-mail (352)

Dr. RHODE Steven ISLAND Schlanger, • Providence (44)

Ring SOUTH Reports CAROLINA Editor •

(ringreports@magician.org).

Charleston (234) • Columbia (105) • Greenville (63)

Hilton Head Island (349) • Myrtle Beach (334)

Spartanburg (227) • Summerville (370)


R I N G

RING LOCATIONS

L O C A T I O N S

Ring numbers are in parentheses after each location.

Check Ring Reports for meeting times and locations.

TENNESSEE • Bristol (355) • Chattanooga (112)

Knoxville (58) • Memphis (16)

Murfreesboro (252) • Nashville (37)

TEXAS • Austin (60) • Corpus Christi (157)

Dallas (174) • El Paso (354) • Fort Worth (15)

Harlingen (269) • Houston (39) • Longview (286)

Midland/Odessa (255) • San Antonio (18)

Tyler (266) • Wichita Falls (187)

UTAH • Salt Lake City (193)

VERMONT • Manchester Center (245)

Montpelier (126)

VIRGINIA • Norfolk (103) • Richmond (180)

Roanoke (222) • Staunton (320)

WASHINGTON • Lynnwood (339) • Seattle (52)

Spokane (225) • Tacoma (70)

WISCONSIN • Madison (31) • Milwaukee (41)

Appleton/Green Bay (398)

WORLDWIDE

ARGENTINA • Buenos Aires (182)

AUSTRALIA • Adelaide (148) • Canberra (273)

Sydney (102) • Victoria (84)

AUSTRIA • Vienna (240)

BANGLADESH • Dhaka (279/295)

BELGIUM • Antwerp (298) • Brussels (86)

Ghent (282)

CANADA

ALBERTA • Calgary (66) • Edmonton (28)

BRITISH COLUMBIA • Vancouver (92)

Victoria(183) * Abbotsford (387)

MANITOBA • Winnipeg (40)

NOVA SCOTIA • Halifax (316)

ONTARIO • Hamilton (49) • Kitchener (235)

London (265) • Fonthill (294)

North Bay (365) • Ottawa (151)

Peterborough (302) • Thunder Bay (304)

Toronto (17) (99) • Windsor (116)

QUEBEC • Montreal (62)

SASKATCHEWAN • Regina (309)

CHINA • China (311) • Macao (357)

Hong Kong (277)

CUBA • Havana (399)

FRANCE • Nantes (343) • Nice (350) • Paris (358)

Strasbourg (388)

GERMANY • Kornwestheim (285) • Nuremberg (348)

GREECE • Athens (338)

GUATEMALA • Guatemala City (107)

HUNGARY • Budapest (281)

ICELAND • Reykjavik (371)

INDIA • Mumbai (67) • Calicut (261)

INDONESIA • Surabaya City (321)

IRELAND • Cork (363) • Dublin (85)

ISRAEL • Pardess-Hana (264)

ITALY • Bari (377) • Bologna (347) • Cuneo (346)

Milan (223) Napoli (108) • Padova (314) •

Rome (204) • Trieste (353)

JAPAN • Nagayo (380) • Osaka (201) • Tokyo (374)

LATVIA • Riga (376)

MALAYSIA • Malaysia (373)

MALTA • Valletta (202)

MEXICO • Mexico (382) • Mexico City (164)

NETHERLANDS • Utrecht (78)

NEW ZEALAND • Auckland (160)

PHILIPPINES • Makati (328) • Quezon City (322)

PORTUGAL • Portugal (312)

SERBIA • Belgrade (396)

SINGAPORE • Singapore (115)

SOUTH KOREA • Seoul (366) (372)

SWITZERLAND • Romandie Suisse (207)

TAIWAN • Taipei (360)

THAILAND • Ramkhanheng (369)

TURKEY • Istanbul (367) (368) • Izmar (379)

U.A.E. • Dubal (345)

UNITED KINGDOM • British (25)

THE UNIVERSE • Global Electronic Ring (2100)

VIETNAM • Ho Chi Minh City (378)

ZIMBABWE • (203)

For corrections and updates, e-mail

Dr. Steven Schlanger,

Ring Reports Editor

(ringreports@magician.org).

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SMILE!

Our official photographer, Michael

Messing, will be capturing the magical

moments of this convention. Check out

upcoming issues

of The Linking Ring

and see if you’re included

in any of the

photos. Plus, you’ll

see his stunning

images of the convention

shows and

other highlights.

Check out Michael’s

other work at

www.michaelmessingphotography.com.

Pick Any Two That Fit You!

These three presenters will repeat their

lecture two times between 1:00 p.m. and

3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Pick two

out of the three to attend.

Buster Balloon shares some of his favorite

audience tested, real world performance

material for kid-show and family

audiences. Matt Baker delivers devious

and entertaining magic brimming with

original plots and methods. Matt will focus

on powerful yet easy-to-do mentalism

with cards. David DaVinci teaches how

to work on ships, get the gig, and build

your career. David dives into the details

behind making educated decisions and

how to thrive in the process.

To my magical friends in all

clubs, Thank you.

Many of you know that in September 2018, as I was

walking down the streets of Austin with both hands

in my pockets, I tripped and greeted the concrete

with my face. Four days later, I was paralyzed from

the waist down and in my left arm. I had suffered a

major stroke.

While in the hospital, Susan and Nick Lewin and

Peter the Adequate came to visit. When I was sent

home, Kent Cummins and rest of the magic club

came to my house for a magic meeting.

Two brain surgeries later, I have full use of everything

and am even training for my next 26.2-mile marathon.

We can NEVER take for granted the love, support,

and friendship of our brothers and sisters in this

magical community. The phone calls, texts, and love

they sent contributed to me still being a part of this

world.

I can never thank you enough. I love you all!

Cy Albertson

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