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Lance Burton Teen Seminar Set for Jacksonville Convention

IBM Jacksonville Convention LogoEugene Burger and Larry Hass will be facilitating the Lance Burton Teen Seminar at the 87th Annual I.B.M. Convention in Jacksonville, FL on July 13-15, 2015. The McBride Magic and Mystery School has been facilitating Lance Burton’s young magician’s events since its inception in 2003.

Along with Eugene and Larry we are expecting participation from I.B.M. International President, Shawn Farquhar and Oscar Munoz.  This event is being sponsored by the I.B.M. Endowment and Development Fund and is open to all magicians ages 13-19 that are registered for the I.B.M. Convention at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Stay tuned for future announcements about the event!

If you haven’t registered yet – don’t wait any longer – register today!! Registration fees increase on March 1, 2015!!!

To register go to http://www.magician.org/convention/upcoming-convention.

IBM Announces Credit Card for Magicians

magicians credit card

This just in from the IBM Press Office:

The International Brotherhood of Magicians credit card has its own Visa rewards cards with double the points for brand-name magic equipment and events.

The Brotherhood’s Visa Credit Card offers new account holders 0% introductory APR on balance transfers (3% balance transfer fee applies) for the first 6 billing cycles.

the International Brotherhood of Magicians Rewards Visa Card was created just to help support the Endowment and Development Fund.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • 0% introductory rate on balance transfers for six months
  • No annual fee
  • You earn one point for every dollar spent on everyday shopping and double points on select I.B.M. purchases like Regalia and Membership Fees
  • World Class rewards program
  • Visa Worldwide acceptance

IBM / SAM Convention Is Nigh

IBM SAM FISMThis just in from headquarters:

The Combined Convention is fast approaching. Have you reserved your hotel room? If not, don’t procrastinate. The special room rate of $115/night (single or double) plus applicable taxes will expire on June 9th! After that date, if rooms are available, you will be charged the normal room rates.

Convention registration rates increase to $595.00 on June 15th. Register now to avoid the extra charge!

Thank you to those who have registered to compete in the IBM/SAM 2014 Combined Convention Contest of Magic. The Contests are now completely filled and applications are no longer being accepted. We look forward to seeing all competitors at the Contestant Briefing Session on Monday, June 30 at 6:00 PM. Check your registration package for room assignment.

The Lance Burton Young Magicians Seminar is SOLD OUT.

If you haven’t registered yet – why wait any longer. Register today and be a part of the most talked about magic convention of the year. See you in St. Louis – where IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MAGIC!


McBride & Burger Present Lance Burton Young Magicians Seminar

Inside Magic Image of Lance Burton, Master MagicianThis just in: Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger will be facilitating the Lance Burton Young Magicians Seminar at the 2014 Combined Convention in St. Louis, MO on June 29-30.

Jeff and Eugene have been facilitating Lance Burton’s young magician’s events since its inception in 2003.  Along with Jeff and Eugene we are expecting participation from Kenrick “Ice” McDonald, David Oliver, Dr. Larry Hass, Kayla Drescher, Bryce Kuhlman and other surprise guests.

If you haven’t registered yet – don’t wait any longer – register today! To register go to http://ibmsam.com/registration/ TODAY!  See you in St. Louis, where it is All About the Magic.

Ad Opportunity for Magic Melange in Missouri

FISM, IBM & SAM Together for 2014For those interested in  getting maximum ad coverage in the vital magic market, the International Brotherhood of Magicians is offering a super special deal.

You can spread the word through an advertisement in the 2014 Combined Convention Souvenir Program.  It is called that because the convention will be a melange of the IBM, Society of American Magicians and the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques together in St. Louis this summer, 2014.

If you are interested, contact Becki Wells at publicity@ibmsam.com to request the Ad Rate and Specification Sheet.

The souvenir program is an opportunity for you to advertise your magic business, show, convention or service, promote your Ring or Assembly, drive traffic to your dealer booth, and send greetings of praise or congratulations. Your ad or message will reach 1,400 people!

Previous convention programs, like the 2008 Combined Convention Program from Louisville, are now collector items and this year’s program will be no different. Be a part of magic history and place your ad now!

To register for the convention go to http://ibmsam.com/registration/ TODAY!  See you in St. Louis, where it is All About the Magic.

IBM Announces Sorcerer’s Safari Partnership for Youth Camp Scholarships

Inside Magic Image of International Brotherhood of Magicians and Magic Camp LogoThe International Brotherhood of Magicians (“IBM”) Endowment and Development Fund provided funds for two scholarships to the Sorcerer’s Safari Magic Camp.
Two lucky teens, one male and one female, attending the IBM Lance Burton Teen Seminar will be selected to receive these awesome scholarships.
The McBride Magic & Mystery School will also select one Teen Magician to receive the McBride Magic & Mystery School Faculty Award.
Founded in 1991, the McBride Magic & Mystery School’s goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and inspiring place for magic enthusiast (both amateur and professional) to work on their magic. They work with students of all skill levels and interests.
At McBride Magic & Mystery School the unparalleled faculty are there to answer your questions, help you become a better magician and, most importantly, to have fun.
One lucky teen magician will receive the opportunity of a lifetime!
For additional information on the McBride Magic & Mystery School, go to their website: http://www.magicalwisdom.com/
The Sorcerer’s Safari Magic Camp will run from August 27th through September 1st at the beautiful Camp White Pine in Ontario, Canada. Continue reading “IBM Announces Sorcerer’s Safari Partnership for Youth Camp Scholarships”

Bruce Kalver, SAM Featured

Bruce Kalver Animates Straw DollColorado newspaper The Greeley Tribune gave great press to Society of American Magicians President Bruce Kalver in this morning’s edition.

Mr. Kalver was photographed as he used his powers to animate a small strawman.

The SAM President was in town to present his lecture for The Town/Gown Wizards (Assembly No. 292) and The Mile High Magicians Society (Ring No. 131 / Assembly No. 37).

Mr. Kalver’s comments to the reporter reflected his excitement for our craft.

“My grandfather, who lived with us, was an assistant to Houdini and builder of his props, so I was the luckiest kid in the world, ’cause I grew up with a grandpa who was really a magician,”Kalver said.

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