Sad News from Maria Ibanez: Tom Mullica Passes

Tom Mullica

Very sad news from Maria Ibanez about one of the greats in our business.

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the loss of a magic legend.  Tom Mullica passed away on February 18, 2016 after having been disconnected from life support.  He had gone in for a hernia operation, blood clots formed and brought with them several strokes and shut down of his kidneys.  The decision was made to disconnect the artificial life support and Tom passed away shortly after 7:00 p.m. Las Vegas time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve Mullica, his partner of many years and with the family and countless friends around the world who today are mourning his loss.  May he rest in peace.

IBM 2011 Closes on High Note

Inside Magic Image of IBM Convention LogoAnd now the 2011 IBM Convention is complete.

It ended with a wonderful show entitled “Legends of Magic & Comedy.” The show began with Jeff McBride. He was in top form and served as the perfect entreaty to the special night. His energy unique ability to take advantage of any unplanned surprise ensured a wonderful start.

The lovely Frances Willard introduced son-in-law Michael Ammar and his beautiful wife, Hannah as they performed their rendition of The Spirit Cabinet. Hannah has learned well from her mother — the effect was perfect.

Max Maven introduced the concept of “suspension” by correctly reading the minds of the sell-out house and segued into clips of Walter “Zaney” Blaney performing his Ladder Suspension over the years and in many venues. But this evening Walter did not perform his world-famous illusion. That honor was bestowed on Becky Blaney and Walter’s granddaughter. They did an outstanding job and Walter’s pride clearly showed.

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