Magic Organizations

(I.B.M. / S.A.M.)

This information is provided for those who have already begun the journey down the “royal road” to the magical arts. If you have a keen interest in the art of magic, the performance of magic, collecting magic memorabilia — and you would like to find others of like interest, check out the two largest magic organizations in the world. Both are open to all sincerely interested in magic, from amateur to professional, part-time to full-time performers, hobbyists, collectors and manufacturers.

In other words, you don’t have to be David Copperfield to belong to these organizations. (But David does belong to them!) Learn more about each one right here on the Dan Garrett web site, or click on the respective organization logo to go directly to it’s own home page. Happy magic!

The Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.)

   The Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) is the oldest magic society in the world. (It was formed in 1902 in New York City.)

Famous past presidents of
the S.A.M. include:

 DAN GARRETT was National President
from 1994-1995.

Through its monthly publications (including M-U-M Magazine, which goes out to members only), annual conventions, and with over 250 ‘Assemblies’ throughout the world, the S.A.M. provides the necessary forum for the advancement of magic through discussions, lectures, research, performances, and the exchange of magic secrets within the magic community.

Dan Garrett was featured twice on the cover of M-U-M Magazine, first in 1985, and also in 1995.

If you have a serious interest in the Art of Magic then you, too, can follow the footsteps of Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton and David Copperfield by joining the most prestigious magic organization in the world — the Society of American Magicians.

The Atlanta Society of Magicians is Dan Garrett’s local S.A.M. Assembly. It if officially named Assembly #30, the Homer R. Hulse/Walter S. Bell Assembly. They hold meetings once a month, with all S.A.M. members welcome, and non-member guests are invited to attend by members..

For more information on the Society of American Magicians, click on the S.A.M. red logo above, or on this link to visit the S.A.M. web page.

S.A.M. National home page

The International Brotherhood of Magicians

 The International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) has more than 300 local chapters (called ‘Rings’), and more than 12,000 members in more than 73 countries. Its official magazine is The Linking Ring, which contains the latest news, articles and creative magic effects, and advertisements for the latest cutting-edge magic for sale. The magazine is available to members only, and is automatically included in membership dues.

Dan Garrett was Territorial Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, coordinating all the Rings in the state of Georgia, USA, from 1983-2002. In 1977 Dan was President of Ring 9, the Georgia Magic Club (in Atlanta), and was editor and publisher of their nationally-recognized newsletter The Equinox from 1981-1987. Be sure to visit the IBM Ring 9 web site.

Dan Garrett has been featured on the cover of The Linking Ring (November 1988) and has had several of his magical creations published in the prestigious publication. In 1979 Dan was awarded the Linking Ring Trophy for “Best Mental Effect of the Year” (published in the October 1979 issue). Visit the home page of the International Brotherhood of Magicians by clicking on the link below.

IBM International HQ web site

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