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The S.A.M. 2015 Philadelphia Convention is a Wise Investment

A very wise man from Philadelphia said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” You can be wise too. Go to Philadelphia for the Society of American Magicians 2015 convention, July 1-4. Save 2,500 pennies if you register before January 1, 2015. It only makes “cents,” do it today! The S.A.M. is 2015’s intimate and [...]

Magic History at S.A.M. 2015 Convention in Philadelphia

The Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) was founded in 1902 in the back room of Martinkas Magic Shop in New York City, and W. Golden Mortimer was their first President. Harry Houdini was the organization’s 11th President, serving from 1917 to 1926, and he was instrumental in taking the organization to a National level, helping [...]

Ray Goulet to be Honored in Philadelphia

Raymond Goulet, owner of The Magic Art Studio and Mini Museum of Magic in Watertown, Massachusetts, will be The Society of American Magicians 2015 Convention Guest of Honor. The convention will take place in Philadelphia, July 1-4, 2015 When the annual Society of American Magicians Convention comes to Philadelphia, July 1-4   2015 at the Marriott [...]

Convention Contest Winners Announced

The results of the three contests held at the St. Louis convention are listed below.  We thank all the artists that participated in the contests.  Congratulations to the winners! North American Champion – Stage: Trevor & Lorena Watters (Canada) North American Champion – Close-Up: Shin Lim (Canada) People’s Choice – Stage: Hun Lee (South Korea) People’s Choice [...]

Packed Schedule for St Louis

We hope you have time to eat and sleep! Here is the final convention schedule for St Louis. IBM/SAM 2014 COMBINED CONVENTION SCHEDULE SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Lance Burton Youth Seminar MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Lance Burton Youth Seminar 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration [...]

New S.A.M. Conference Head Named

Parker Colorado— March 19, 2014 — At the Spring National Council Meeting, The Society of American Magicians announced that PNP John Apperson has stepped down as Convention Chairman. John has literally turned the S.A.M. National Conventions around. It is no secret that the Annual Conference had been losing money before he took over. Under his [...]

Magicians Invade Arlington VA

The annual Society of American Magicians Conference comes to Arlington, July 3-4-5-6 at the Marriott Hotel Crystal Gateway. The convention expects to bring 1000 Magicians and their families from around the world to Arlington for contests, workshops and meetings. Magicians will have a dealer trade show, lectures and gala shows. “Al’s Magic Shop” in Washington [...]

Convention Magic Shows Open to the Public

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS OPENS MAGIC SHOWS TO THE PUBLIC AT THE MARRIOTT HOTEL CRYSTAL GATEWAY 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway – Arlington, VA. All show tickets $ 25.00 at the door or phone 719-338-8169 Wednesday July 3- 8:00 PM – “VARIETY IN THE CAPITAL” A magic and variety show featuring the top magical variety artists [...]

Panel Discussion Added to Convention Events

INSPIRATION, IMITATION AND INFRINGEMENT is the title of the special panel set for 4 PM .July 4 at the Society of American Magicians annual convention in Washington, This is an extra added feature moderated by Genii columnist Sara Crasson with panelists Bob Sheets and Dirk Losander. The discussion will cover valuable aspects of copying, ethics, [...]

Sightseeing at the S.A.M. Convention

Blue Line or Yellow Line?   Both of these DC Metrorail trains come directly into  Crystal City  in Arlington just down the ramp from  the  Marriott Crystal Gateway  Hotel where  you will be staying when you come to The Society of American Magicians Convention  this July.  (3-4-5-6). Leave the car at the hotel and get to [...]