23 July 2022

FISM in the news

From the July 21st article "Merlin à Québec" by Paul Fontaine in Le Deviour (translated by Google):

As of Monday, curious phenomena will agitate the city of Quebec. More than 2,500 magicians will appear in the Old Capital, ready to amaze young and old alike during the Quebec Magic Festival. Witchcraft activities will enchant the ExpoCité site and the Québec City Convention Centre, not to mention the shopping streets of Old Québec and Lower Town.

This carnival of illusion, which takes place from July 25 to 31, will host with great fanfare the World Championship of Magic of the International Federation of Magical Societies (FISM).

The “Olympics of Magic”

“It's really a historic first,” says Luc Langevin, spokesperson for the 11th edition  of the Festival. Met under the shadow of the forest giants of Square Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier, in Montreal, the illusionist well known to Quebecers struggles to contain his excitement.

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From the July 14th article "Elora is indeed a 'magical' community" by Keegan Kozolanka in Elora Fergus Today:

Caesar said she looked forward to seeing a few tricks as she knows some magicians will leave her stumped how they pulled the trick off, which is rare as she claims to know most of the tricks of the trade.

“I’m overjoyed to finally have FISM come to North America specifically,” Caesar said, giving credit to current CAM president Renee-Claude Auclair. “I’m very grateful to Renee-Claude for having the foresight and energy to this done.”

“It’s a historic moment for Canadian magicians specifically but also North American because the FISM World Championship of Magic has never come anywhere west of the United Kingdom,” Joyce said. 

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