Showing posts with label Alex Zander. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alex Zander. Show all posts

20 March 2020

A letter from Alex Zander, IBM International President

From the IBM Facebook page:
*** Letter from the International President ***
I am reaching out to all members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians with important news as we talk #coronavirus, #conventions, and how to #KeepCalmAndPerformMagic
As the worldwide organization of magicians, we have been closely following the coronavirus outbreak, and want to assure that your health and the health of our communities come first. 
The IBM Convention is still months away, not until July 8-11th, 2020, and planning is in full swing. We are continuing to work hard to provide another exceptional gathering of talent and an unforgettable opportunity to learn from the true greats. If the virus continues to present issues in the months ahead, we will surely keep you informed of any changes, as we monitor the medical response in the United States, and will do our part keeping communities safe by respecting official event restrictions. 
We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh, PA July 8-11, 2020 for the magic convention of the year. For details, visit
With regards to Ring meetings, we cannot offer specific guidance about whether you should or should not meet because our Rings are located in diverse countries, states, provinces, regions, and communities. Rather, we urge you to follow the recommendations of your local/state or federal medical authorities and governments. Obviously, everyone’s safety is paramount and we are confident that you will do what is best for all concerned. 
We are here to support you however we can and will help you through this challenging time. We have been hard at work and ramped up our release date to proudly announce three exciting new projects this month:
- I.B.M. JAM Live- a Two-Week Facebook Live streaming event with new performers daily, featuring lectures/talks/JustAboutMagic sessions with Q&A from world renowned stars, experts, and creative forces in the world of magic like Jessica Jane Peterson,Harrison Greenbaum, Shawn Farquhar, Ryan Pilling, David Kaye, and many MANY more with over 14 world-class acts - all rallying together to spread joy in the face of adversity. See the full talent list, watch the Facebook Live stream and comment on IBM - International Brotherhood of Magicians @ 8:00pm Central Time. EVERYDAY March 22-April 4 2020. Then rewatch in the members-only area at!
- Free Landing Pages for Rings- this incredible offer is ready to be seized by your Ring to reach magic lovers in your area through local search results. Includes magic keywords and your customized Ring meeting location, contact info, and URL by city!Take a look at the live example sites at,, and soon to in your city too! Just email for your free Ring landing page, or visit for one of the best offers in web design with an I.B.M.-exclusive.
- - Free videoconference Ring meetings around the world and across your phone, tablet, or computer. We now provide free access to Rings and magic communities internationally to meet across distance. This can include an I.B.M. Host to facilitate the entire hosting process (no need to learn videoconferencing software!), introduce new performance ideas, workshops, creativity challenges, and bring in special guests and international stars of magic from our worldwide JAM Live sessions right to your local group! Visit today and register your next ring at
We continue to work around the clock to provide world-class benefits to our members and magic community, all at no extra cost, and hope you can join us for these exciting new projects to keep our communities strong at the world’s premier magic organization.
- Alex Zander
International President,
International Brotherhood of Magicians

23 December 2019

Pittsburgh: Free IBM Jam

From Alex Zander:
‪Spend a full day of learning and jamming with magic masters. Open exclusively to I.B.M. members.

‪Jan. 12, 2020. ‬
‪10am-4pm, WyndhamGrand Pittsburgh‬
‪Details at‬

*Advertisers in The Linking Ring get a free Dealer Table!*

Shawn hosted a couple of free CAM JAMs in his time (Niagara Falls and Port Coquitlam) and they were great fun.  If you can attend the JAM in Pittsburgh, go!