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!

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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.

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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