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Issue Number: #1301
Date: Sunday 3rd July 2016
Editor: Alan Watson QSM
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. New Vanish Special Edition Number Two
3. The Copperfield Award
4. Allan Slaight Award Recipients
5. 2016 Milbourne Christopher Foundation Awards
6. History of Magic: Fred Kaps
7. The Magic Word Podcast: From I.B.M. Convention in San Antonio
8. Don't Forget Your Audience - #405 - Kyle Peron
9. Oscar Munoz Is On July Linking Ring Cover
10. S.Y.M. Race for Fitness in Indy
11. News from Germany
12. The Workshop Convention Returns
13. KIDabra Conference: The 25th Anniversary
14. Heroism and Patriot Award
15. 9/11 Memorial and Museum Receives S.A.M. Citation
16. Dale Harney & The Magic Palace
17. Steve Marshall - Japan.
18. FISM 2018 Open For Registration
19. e-zine Archives
20. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message

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2. New Vanish Special Edition Number Two
Message by Paul Romhany
Editor - Vanish Magic Magazine

A brand new special edition of Vanish Magic Magazine is out now - Chaplin's World - Opening Day by Ben Robinson

This is a world exclusive by Ben Robisnon who flew to Switzerland with his wife and for the grand opening of a project that took over 15 years to put together. This is an insight with photos and video of the opening day at Chaplin's World in which Ben walks us through this incredible interactive theme park where Charlie Chaplin comes to life. The Chaplin family have created one of the most amazing and original theme parks as a tribute to the legendary actor, director, musician and producer. This 22 page special edition is FREE as an interactive magazine online or get your hard copy edition by clicking on order hard copy from your computer.

Out now at www.vanishmagazine.com

3. The Copperfield Award
Message by Mark Weidhaas (US)

The Copperfield Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Magic

The most prestigious award ever presented by David Copperfield through The Society of American Magicians.

The Copperfield Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals who have made significant contributions to the art through performance, literature, production, ambassadorship or life's work.

The award is presented at The Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) Annual Banquet (part of their annual convention) and continues the rich tradition of Harry Houdini honoring magicians at this formal event. With one significant difference, Mr. Copperfield is not just honoring a magician, he is awarding them with a $10,000 prize.

Be a part of magic history and see the first Copperfield Award presented on July 16, 2016 at the S.A.M. Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

Convention Hotel rate extended till July 12. Register at www.magicsam.com

4. Allan Slaight Award Recipients
Message by Julie Eng (Canada)

On Saturday June 25, The Allan Slaight Awards, Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Pursuit of The Impossible, were given out in Toronto at a private reception at the home of Allan Slaight. A total of $50,000 in prizes were awarded across five categories.

Magicana is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's awards:

Ton Onosaka
Lifetime Achievement - $15,000
Darcy Oake
Sharing Wonder - $15,000
Richard Kaufman
Sharing Secrets - $10,000
Jorge Blass
International Rising Star - $5,000
Luc Langevin
Canadian Rising Star - $5,000

Each recipient was also given an iPad with their name engraved as part of the prize package.
The awards were established in 2015 to honour Allan Slaight, a media mogul and philanthropist with a life-long passion for magic. The awards were instituted by the Slaight Family Foundation and they are administered by Magicana.

On behalf of Magicana and the Slaight Family, we would like to congratulate the recipients and thank them for their enduring passion for magic and commitment to sharing wonder.
We invite all of our readers to think of those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of magic.

Nominations for the next set of awards, to be presented in 2017, will open early in the fall.

5. 2016 Milbourne Christopher Foundation Awards
Message by David Haversat (US)

June 25, 2016

New London, Connecticut

Illusionist Award
John Bundy and Morgan

Mentalist Award
Docc Hilford

Close-Up Award
Meir Yedid

Ambassador of Magic Award
Bradley M. Jacobs

Promising Young Magician
Melissa Russo

Literary Award
William Kalush

Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Little

6. History of Magic: Fred Kaps
Message by Laurice Chavez


An absolutely brilliant performer with outstanding technical mastery, Fred Kaps had a lot of feathers in his cap-among them three Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM) Grand Prix's, the most prestigious prize that a magician can win. How did he achieve such a success? Check out http://magictricksforkids.org/history-of-magic-fred-kaps/

Add This to Your Magic Arsenal: The Lucky Coin Trick


Lucky coins, anyone? Amaze your audience with this simple, effective magic trick where you produce double-headed coins effortlessly. Learn how to do it right here: http://magictricksforkids.org/lucky-coin-trick/

A Magic Tricks Book for Kids and Kids Entertainers: Abracadabra


A great magic tricks book doesn't contain tired routines but refreshing and effective ones. Father-and-daughter tandem Ken and Kristen Kelly made sure that their book, Abracadabra: Fun Magic Tricks for Kids, is packed with that sort of tricks. What's more, they made the book interactive-readers have access to videos that demonstrate how to make and perform the tricks.

Interested? Learn all about the book right here: http://kidsentertainerhub.com/abracadabra-fun-magic-tricks-for-kids/

7. The Magic Word Podcast: From I.B.M. Convention in San Antonio
Message by Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

This week there will be no regular Thursday podcast from The Magic Word because I will be attending and posting daily updates from the 88th annual I.B.M. convention. The talent line-up looks absolutely amazing. Our Talent Chairman, Shawn Farquhar, called in a lot of favors which will make this a memorable event.

This year the I.B.M. will honor Johnny and Pam Thompson "The Great Tomsoni & Co." including a special tribute show on Saturday night. Shawn also plans to have a "Foolers Show" on Sunday night that will feature some of the winners who have fooled Penn & Teller on the "Penn & Teller Fool Us" television show. It will be hosted by Shawn (one of the acts who fooled P&T) and include performances by: Eric Jones, Steven Brundage, Wes Barker, Handsome Jack, Leon Etienne and Joshua Jay.

Many other top acts from around the world will be seen and heard including: Joseph Gabriel, Joel Ward, Brian Gillis, Jeff McBride, Michael Ammar, Paul Vigil, Richard Turner, and Eugene Burger, just to name a very few. And, among other outstanding acts, the final night show will feature Thommy Ten & Amélie van Tass, who have recently been seen on America's Got Talent (sic) but who also won First Place in Mentalism at the 2016 FISM in Italy.

I hope to get around to chatting with as many of these stars of magic and more in order to bring you up-to-the-minute daily podcasts from the convention showroom floor. And to feature some of these people in upcoming, longer and more in-depth interviews in future podcasts.

Whether or not you can physically attend this convention (and you CAN still register at the door), you can still follow along to see who is doing what on the Guidebook app for the convention. You can get a personalized schedule, maps of the rooms, restaurant guide, performers, dealers, and more for your smart phone and/or tablet at http://guidebook.com/guide/69879 And for more information on what's happening at the I.B.M. convention, please visit their website at: http://ibmconvention.com

So, be sure to tune in beginning with the first daily update on Sunday morning (depending upon your time zone) then each day thereafter for the following three more days with chats with the talent, dealers, organizers, registrants and others. Subscribe to The Magic Word Podcast so you don't miss any updates. You can get it through iTunes or your favorite podcatcher app or just visit: http://scott-wells-kdb1.squarespace.com/subscribe-to-the-magic-word/ for more information.

8. Don't Forget Your Audience - #405 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron (US)

This is an interesting topic to talk about and I hope one in which you will indulge me a little to keep on reading and allow me to explain myself in a bit more detail. Don't forget your audience? Seems like a silly question and probably looks silly when you're reading it now. How could anyone forget their audience? How could a magician forget the people he or she is performing right in front of? Seems rather silly doesn't it? But the point of the matter is, we all have at some point forgotten our audience and too many times I have seen it in the performances of other magic shows or acts I have watched. Allow me to dive in a little deeper.

Let us be totally honest for a second if we can. How many of you reading this article can truthfully say yes to the following? How many times have you given a performance and you realized that your mind was just not in the show? Sure you were doing the moves and saying the patter, but your mind was somewhere else? You might have been thinking of anything besides the show itself. Perhaps you were thinking about lunch, your bills or how the heck you were going to pack up and get to the next gig. Now how many of you were really honest just now and replied yes? Well I can honestly say I said yes because I have done it to.

This is just the start of a discussion I want to talk about in this article about not forgetting your audience. The above situation is just one instance where you can forget your audience is even there. We all have done it and may not even realize it is happening or how damaging it can really be.

When the above happens, do you ever stop to think about whether or not your audience could sense your lack of attention or desire to be there with them? Chances are we do not even think that far ahead. But rest assured that the answer to that question is yes indeed. Audiences can and do sense whether or not you are there with them or off thinking about something else. It transcends through your movement, what you say and how you present yourself.

So then why is the audience so important to me? Why should they be so important to you as a performer of magic? Well for starters what is a magician without an audience? The answer to that is a very lonely person. To a magician your audience should be everything. It is the audience that makes the magician. It is the audience that gives us the applause and acceptance that we are often after. It is the audience that really allows us to call ourselves magicians in the first place.

Because the audience is just so critically important to me, I must and should show every bit of respect to them from the moment I step on stage to long after I have left it. This means staying in the moment with them and learning to focus ones attention to the show at hand. If this means that you spend a little extra time before the show to breathe, focus and find yourself, then that is what one must do. Why? Because my audience deserves that much from me.

Every show I do I try to remind myself that somewhere in that audience there is a child or an adult seeing a live magician for the very first time. I want to make sure that person, and the rest of the audience, walks away with a memory that lasts inside of them for a very long time.

Forgetting your audience is just so easy to do and sometimes it even stems from how we learn magic and how we practice our art. As a magician we tend to fall in love with technique and the "moves" that make the magic happen in our craft. To us, the art of doing these moves fascinates us. We are so involved and so dedicated with the mechanics of how an effect works that we tend to stop realizing how the lay people see us in what we do.

When you become so involved in the mechanics and the moves you learn, one can fall into a very bad trap. What tends to happen is that we get stuck in falling in love with the "how" and forget the "why". Let me explain if I may.

How many card vanishes alone do you know? The answer too many of you is probably a lot. Probably you know so many and not only know them, but know what each one is called, where they originated from and possibly even variations on the move itself. Nothing wrong with this as there is appreciation for knowing our art and its history.

But do we think about this from the perspective of the audience? We love the moves we learn and this often times leads us down a path I like to call "falling in love with ourselves". What happens is that these moves and variations become transfixed in our mind. We know that what we are doing is 50 different card vanishes. We know each of them have a unique difference and s subtlety to them. But, does the audience care?

If the moves of our art form are supposed to be invisible to the audience, then those 50 moves of vanishing a card look like what? Maybe you guessed it. They look like all the same thing. Just because one knows 50 ways to vanish a card does not mean the audience wants or needs to see all 50 ways to vanish it. In their mind the card vanishes it appears and now he or she is doing it again. Why?

Why? Because the magician has fallen in love with the mechanics of what he or she is doing and forgotten one very important rule. That rule is the sheer fact that the magician possibly forgot that the audience wants to be entertained more than anything else. To entertain an audience means that we must stop thinking just about ourselves when we are on stage. We must start thinking about them and their needs and their wants.

It becomes much too easy to fall in love with something we have created or done that we feel is just amazing and technically wonderful. However, if that magic does not connect with the audience or entertain them, then we must be willing to take it out of the show or act no matter how much we may actually love doing it. It should never be just about us. If our audiences are that important to us, we cannot forget them.

We should look at our act or our show and really study it from the minds of the audience we perform for. Is the show entertaining? Am I performing for myself or am I really there in the moment to bring this audience a magical experience they will remember for a while? Is what I am doing on there for them or for me? If it is for me then maybe it is time to reevaluate what it is I am doing.

Not forgetting your audience even transcends past the show itself. It starts in the creation process or the process of coming up with those first creative ideas. So many of us dive inwards to create our magic and forget that maybe we should be looking outwards for creative ideas. Maybe when we create our magic we should be remembering our audience there to. Maybe we can ask ourselves what the audience wants to see and what would entertain them in the best way possible. Look outwards at life and find out what people are doing, seeing, enjoying and even watching. Maybe our magic and creative ideas can come directly from our audience itself?

And what happens when the show is all done and the curtains close? Do we forget our audiences and leave them there in that place? To me the answer is always no. I always feel that I need to let my audience know how much they mean to me. It is because they came to that show that allows me to perform the magic I enjoy so much. For me simply going out to greet them and shake their hand is a way of letting them know that I have not forgotten them…. not for a second.

As always, I encourage you the readers to let me know your thoughts. So if you have any thoughts on my articles or suggestions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me directly at magic4u02@aol.com. I would love to hear from you.

9. Oscar Munoz Is On July Linking Ring Cover
Message by Dennis Schick (US)

It is a long-standing tradition for each new I.B.M. president to be on the cover of the July issue of The Linking Ring. That's because the new president assumes that role at the I.B.M. Annual Convention in July. That's July 2-5 this year. Here is your opportunity to learn all about Oscar and his family, as well as see a photo album of his life. Of course there is a plethora (I love that word) of other features and all the regular columns and photos and ads and Ring news you expect in the I.B.M.'s monthly magazine. Members can read it online or download it while they wait for their hard copy in the mail.

In addition to the cover story, other feature stories in the July 2016 issue include: a first-hand report from the unusual annual gathering of performing artists at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California; an article on the third season of the Masters of Illusion; and Steve Cohen's personal reporting on the 90th birthday party he gave for Harry Lorayne. New President Oscar Munoz devotes his first column to some of the things he hopes to accomplish during the next year; and Editor Sammy Smith tells of his youth experiences with crabbing and relates them to real-life relationships.

The Linking Ring is admired for its stellar stable of columnists. Here is what they bring to us this month: Veteran Bev Bergeron continues sharing magic history by talking about "Assistant to the Magician, Part One" in his column, Cutting Up Jackpots. In his column Experiments In Theatre, John Tudor tells us about "One Card Pete," a funny rhyming story about a card cheat who just can't win. In The Therapy Of Magic, Scott Hood brings us "Therapeutic Magic," relating the ten PALS (Principals of Adult Learning) he has used in his workshops over the years, and how they apply to therapy. Skip Way is still Polishing The Rings, and this month he brings us "Delightful Deviations," some tips on mentoring. In his Marketing Magic column, Kent Cummins talks about -- what else? -- "Modern Marketing Magic," a primer on social media. Don't skip this one; you need to know this stuff!

The always-popular Hocus Pocus Parade this month is by the folks at the Fred Kaps Ring 78, the first Parade by the Ring. Eight members contributed the sixteen effects. And the Hocus In Focus section delivers reviews of eleven new books, DVDs and tricks.

In July, Mike Powers turns over his The Card Corner column to Tom Kracker, whose contribution is called "Spread Crimp Control." Jean-Emmanuel Franzis gave his Numismagic column to Bill Wells, who edited "Winged Copper Silver." In The Expert At The Tech Table, Jeff Prace reveals his "Unplugged v.1" at the request of readers. Chris Benson discusses some tips regarding magic and comedy, and devoted his Situationally Yours column to "Chapstuck," a utility device you can make. Auto-Magic by Michael Breggar, brings "Self-fulfilling Prophesy."

This month the Broken Wand includes seven obituaries -- including two we heard about the week before publication. In addition, there are two In Memoriams, to long-time I.B.M. members Michael Woolf and Olive Fletcher.

There are ring reports from seventy-four rings this month, and other popular features such as the Pictures From the Past, and the Youth Trivia Contest. And don't forget all the interesting and informative advertisements. The ads help support the I.B.M. and its monthly magazine. Please visit their Websites, and tell them you saw their ad in The Linking Ring!

If you read this before the I.B.M. Convention the first weekend of July, please thank all those people you see in person who make The Linking Ring possible. It is a true Labor of Love for all of them, and we all benefit from their long hours and dedication.

10. S.Y.M. Race For Fitness In Indy
Message by Mark Weidhaas (US)

The Presto Indy Canal fun run will be held at the S.A.M. convention in Indianapolis, IN, USA at 7:30 am on Friday, July 15, 2016. The Society of Young Magicians (SYM) has joined the race for fitness this year by sponsoring this first-ever Family & Friends "Presto Fun Run & Walk" along the beautiful Indy Canal. Join Magicians Tina Lenert, Mike Caveney and others on Friday morning to walk or run our 1, 2, or 3 mile course. This is a Fun Run, not a competition. No times will be kept.

Free for convention youth ages 7 - 17. $20 for all others. Race bib, refreshments and the official race t-shirt are included. (Youth under 16 must be accompanied by a registered parent!)

You can support this event by attending the SAM Convention. But you can also support from afar - just $20 and you too will receive the race T-shirt. Let us know you want to participate by July 6th in order to get your shirt! Email samregister@yahoo.com. Register for the convention at www.magicsam.com

11. News from Germany
Message by Wittus Witt (Germany)

On July 16th 2016 Europe's longest running independent magic magazine "Magische Welt" (MW) will celebrate its 65th volume.

A special event is organized at the Hamburg "Museum for Ethnologie". The event starts at 10am and will end at 6pm.

The program lists:

* Film: How it all began
* Flip from Holland: Magic and Art
* MW-Fun Game: Win prizes for about 2000 Euro
* Buffet
* Show: Magicians from Hamburg: Jan Logemann, Manuel Muerte, Christian Knudsen and Joerg Bormann
* Talk: Magic yesterday and tomorrow
* Lecture: Magic in Literature
* Talk Show: Otto Wessely (France)
* Finale: Otto Wessely Show

If you like to come the price is just 65 Euro (Richard Hatch will be there).

If you like to come one day before you may have the chance to join the incredible Lecture/Workshop with Flip (extra 35 Euro)

You are welcome to celebrate this unique event.


12. The Workshop Convention Returns
Message by David Sandy (US)

Yes, it's true after hosting six unbelievable workshop events from 1996 through 2002, we've decided to revive this incredibly-popular magic event! It's called the workshop revival... and you're invited to join us! The dates are October 5-8, 2016 and it will be held at the Radisson Hotel in St. Joseph, Missouri (just 25 minutes north of Kansas City International Airport).

This is a career-changing experience! Produced by David Sandy for IBM Ring 129, the workshop is known for its unique approach to learning strong commercial magic from some of today's hottest working pros... in an intimate, small-group environment. It's strictly limited to only 200 participants and has always sold out. You will learn, hands-on, from some of the greatest performers in the business! And this year's line-up of talent is no exception! Its four incredible days of learning and fun... Guaranteed!

Here's a partial listing of teachers and performers at this year's
Workshop: Shawn Farquhar, Asi Wind, Kyle Knight & Mistie, Oscar Munoz, Handsome Jack, Jade, Shoot Ogawa, David Kaplan, Rob Zabrecky, Simon Coronel, Gerry Katzman, Tim Hannig, and several special surprise guests!

As in the past, our focus is on learning strong commercial magic in an intimate setting. In addition to numerous learning events and hands-on sessions, you'll enjoy close-up shows, stand-up shows, a banquet and dinner show (yes, the meal is included!), some great impromptu performance moments and fellowship, plus an unbelievable stage show at the historic Missouri Theater, and some very special surprises!

Here's the exciting part … the cost is only $299, but you get a $30 discount if you're one of the first 125 registrations (making the registration cost only $269)!

Registration is strictly limited to only 200 participants in order to keep the event intimate! Don't miss out it's sure to fill up quickly. We also have a special hotel rate of $84/night.

For complete details, visit www.ring129workshop.com or call David Sandy at (816) 233-4177.

13. KIDabra Conference: The 25th Anniversary
Message by Mark Weidhaas (US)

KIDabra Conference: The 25th Anniversary August 9-12, 2016 The Music Road Resort in The Family Resort Town of Pigeon Forge, TN

The KIDshow World will gather from across the globe to celebrate the Stunning 25th Anniversary of KIDabra Conference! KIDabra is a place for performers who entertain at Birthdays, Schools, Preschools, Libraries, Churches, Fairs, Camps, Family Gatherings, or just about anywhere with young and family audiences. We study performance, network, explore our industry and resources, and have a blast doing it with a highly talented group of like minded people. Pros: Full and Part Time, plus aspiring performers all, come together for inspiration and the education of this unique gathering. It may be the perfect place for you too! You're invited to come be a part of something special!

KIDabra Late Night Thursday
Last August a Dynamic Father/ Daughter Duo (currently featured on the cover of The KIDabra Journal) swept in, and blew the roof off of KIDabra Conference with their creativity and easygoing style, and became the stuff of legend with jaw dropping ideas, and a standing ovation! They are prepared to do it again. This is one of those fun events that will make you smile with great, innovative, and useable stuff.

Drive, Fly, Walk, Swim, Run! Just Don't Miss Lightnings Second Strike this August as Creativity is Unleashed with Rob and Maggie Erdmann- Erdmann 2x!

Extra things to do at KIDabra Conference:
David Kaye presents An Optional MasterClass: KID show Intensive, Monday Evening August 7, and in small group with just a few spots left.

Tuesday August the 9th we have the Brand New Optional ShowSkills, a day of incredible How To Workshops with Carisa Hendrix on Bubble Tech, Tim Harkleroad on Haunted House How To, Gene Cordova with Adding magic to Puppets, and Bruce Amato with Making Your Own Props. Check out the Workshops on the KIDabra schedule at www.kidabra.org

BTW, Do you have your KIDshow auction items ready for Tuesday Night and the 22nd Annual KIDshow Auction with the person who holds the record for the most on stage hours at KIDabra, Mr. Gary Shelton?

The Largest KIDabra Dealer's Room, ever, will be there with: Smokey Mountain Magic; Jam Stone Magic; Barry Mitchell; Jim Austin; Showtime Magic (Joe Lefler Tables); AmazeKids; SPS Magic; Axtell Expressions; RIZ; Magicbackdrops.com; Dave Hill; Wonder Imagery; Fairchild Magic; Bruce Amato; Leon McBride with MiPro Sound; Mingus Magic Feather Flowers; and Michael Messing Photograph, and The Guest Lecturer's Booth.

While in Pigeon Forge there are tons of live shows to see: Don't miss Terry Evanswood's Wonders of Magic performance Friday afternoon just for KIDabra! Plus make time to see Darren Romeo in Magic Beyond Belief, visit with Ventriloquist Stephen Knowles at The Comedy Barn, and see Vent, Comedian, Haunted House Expert Tim Harkleroad as lead " Cousin Timmy"in the Hatfield and McCoy's Dinner Show. Plus there's The Dixie Stampede, The Dolly Parton LumberjackShow, The Country Tonite Theatre, and more! Plus nearby Gatlinburg features the much loved Sweet Fanny Adam's Theatre (Terry Evanswoods favorite show!)

Travel to KIDabra: The 25th Anniversary
The major Interstates of I 40, I 81, and I 75 all converge minutes from Pigeon Forge, bringing folks in from all over the US.
Flying into the area Pigeon Forge is served by the McGee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, which is now also served by Uber.
(Incidentally if you are in central Florida, Las Vegas, or DC/Baltimore non stops have been added to the airport recently.) Atlanta and Nashville are each about 3 hours drive from Pigeon Forge.

KIDabra Conference, The 25th Anniversary Stars:
Christopher T. Magician, CA
Sean Taylor, Australia
Keith Fields, Michigan by way of England David Kaye, NY Carisa Hendrix, Calgary, Canada Terry Evanswood, TN
Jozo Bozo, Croatia
Autumn Morningstar, CO
Ken Scott, Atlanta
Max Howard, GA
Barry Mitchell, TN
Jim Kleefeld, OH
Danny Orleans, IL
Jim Austin, IL
Nathan J. Roberts, MO
Tim Harkeleroad, TN
Gene Cordova, TN
Chris Weed, AZ
Gary Shelton, NC
Tate Elliott, NC
Rob and Maggie Erdmann, IL
Bruce Amato, TN
John Bobik, PA
Skip Way, NC
Dave Hill, NC
Tim Gaines, LA
Mark and Tami Daniel, NC and still more to come!

We can't wait to see you for KIDabra 25: The Homecoming!
To Register and for full info www.kidabra.org and check out the very active Facebook Group KIDabra International Members and Friends

14. Heroism And Patriot Award
Message by George Schindler (US)

Dr. Steven R. Sabo presented with 'Heroism And Patriot Award"

A special presentation by the Society of American `Magicians was made on June 22, 2016 to Dr. Steven R Sabo , for his courageous lifesaving services during his tenure as Chief Flight Surgeon ,with over 136 combat Medevac and Airevac Blackhawk helicopter flights in Afghanistan which won him the Air Medal three times for combat missions. He also lead military missions in Kuwait, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Central America, Korea, NATO Europe, and other locations. He took his magic to all those areas. Dr. Sabo is presently honorably retired from the US Air Force.

As he will be unable to attend their upcoming convention later in July, the special "Heroism and Patriot" award medal was given to Dr. Sabo by Society of American Magicians President David Bowers at a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City, accompanied by the New York Port Authority Pipe and Drums Band.

15. 9/11 Memorial And Museum Receives S.A.M. Citation
Message by George Schindler (US)

9/11 Memorial And Museum Receives Society Of American Magicians Citation

JUNE 22, 2016 - New York City

Society of American Magicians President David Bowers present a special citation to the 9/11 Memorials Museum in New York City for their effort in preserving the life and legacy of John Eichler, an SAM compeer, who was lost in Tower One on September 11, 2001. John was also a recipient of The Society of American Magicians Heroism and Patriot Award, which was donated and will be on display in the Museum. In a short ceremony at the museum the Director of Collections Ms. Amy Weinstein accepted the honor.

After the presentation, attending S A,M members. President David W. Bowers and wife Judy Bowers, National Secretary Marlene Clark, RVPs Steve Spence and Tom Gentile, Life member Chairman, Dan Sclare, Ethics committee Sara Crasson, compeers David Steele, Dana Ring and Steve Wronker were taken on a tour guided By Lt. Bill Gleason, Chairman of the Heroism and Patriot Award committee.

16. Dale Harney & The Magic Palace
Message by James Alan

Magicana is pleased to announce a new, online exhibition featuring Dale Harney and The Magic Palace.

Over thirty-five years ago, Dale Harney created a magic sensation in Canada with The Magic Palace. Produced in Calgary with magicians from Canada, the United States and Europe, the series brought magic directly into viewers' homes each week. The whole series was almost lost to history because the original video reels were recorded over - a common practice of the time. The series was almost forgotten.


Luckily, individual episodes were recorded by magic enthusiasts and preserved in their collections. We have gathered footage from dozens of episodes, and thanks to the technology of today and to the philanthropy of the Slaight Family Foundation, they have been digitized and indexed. You can now enjoy over twenty-five hours of magic presented by over sixty different performers. And, as with all of our online exhibitions, the content is available for all to enjoy for free.

For those who remember watching The Magic Palace, welcome back. To those who are watching for the first time, as Dale used to say, "You're in for a real treat!"
View the new online exhibition at www.magicana.com/magicpalace

17. Steve Marshall - Japan
Message by Steve Marshall (Japan)

I thought your readers might be interested in seeing an interview that I did with a popular personality here in Japan known as Kamasami Kong.

In it we talked about my magic, and show biz, career, and I was even able to do a little interactive magic at the end.

Here's the link:


Also, I have begun to regularly update my YouTube channel with "Party Tricks," stunts and tricks that people can use to entertain their friends at parties.

Here's the link to that:

18. FISM 2018 Open For Registration
Message by Joan Caesar (Canada)

FISM in South Korea

The 2018 FISM website is now open to take reservations. It will be continually updated with information about the convention. Now is the time to book your reservation in order to take advantage of the lowest fee and to be given the best seat possible for the Gala Shows:

I look forward to seeing you there.

19. E-zine Archives
Back issues of the Magic New Zealand e-zine go to:
www.magicnewzealand.com click on the red button center right "Archives"

When you enter the archive the e-zines are in issue order in folders for each year and are Coded, e.g. 001 Nov06 1999.txt first three numbers (001) denote issue number, then the date (Nov06) and the last figures the year (1999)

20. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice
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Notwithstanding the foregoing, this publication may be freely redistributed, but not sold, to other magicians if copied in its entirety, including the copyright notice below and the above disclaimer.

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Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

Our subscriber list is not made available to any other companies or individuals. We value every subscriber and respect your privacy. You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from the Magic New Zealand® E-zine at www.magicnewzealand.com Magic New Zealand® E-zine is published each Sunday. The opinions expressed therein are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of Magic New Zealand®. Neither Magic New Zealand® nor Alan Watson QSMvouch for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, message, statement, or other information reported via Magic New Zealand® E-zine. Subscribers to this publication and authors who contribute to it by doing so agree they will not hold Magic New Zealand® or Alan Watson QSM, jointly or individually liable or responsible in any way for the opinions expressed therein.
Magic New Zealand® reserves the right to alter, correct or disregard any articles submitted. Readers are encouraged to submit timely articles or news items which may be of interest to subscribers. By submitting articles to this e-zine, the authors grant Magic New Zealand® the right to publish such articles and such authors confirm their copyright of the material submitted. All works published by Magic New Zealand® are protected by international copyright legislation and articles must not be published for profit by anyone other than the individual authors without the written permission of Magic New Zealand®. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this publication may be freely redistributed, but not sold, to other magicians if copied in its entirety, including the copyright notice below and the above disclaimer.

Copyright © 2016 Alan Watson QSM.

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