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by Mark Weidhaas
July 18th, 2016, 5:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Copperfield Award
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: The Copperfield Award

As it is not an SAM award, I don't want to misspeak, but I understand their are a team of judges. I will follow up, but it is 3:45 am and we just got back from the SAM Convention. It was amazing, but I need a week's sleep.
by Mark Weidhaas
July 17th, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Copperfield Award
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: The Copperfield Prize

Michael Carbonaro - First Ever Recipient of The Copperfield Prize David Copperfield announced Michael Carbonaro as the first recipient of the Copperfield Prize. The award recognizes an individual or group of individuals for their outstanding achievement in the art of magic. Michael Carbonaro has bee...
by Mark Weidhaas
July 6th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: SAM Convention 2016 - Indianapolis
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: SAM Convention 2016 - Indianapolis

I understand we already have over 50 convention registrants planning to participate in the "Race" in Indianapolis. Still time to preregister to assure you get the race t-shirt, but it needs to be done today. email: samregistrar@yahoo.com with shirt size. This race is a first for a conventi...
by Mark Weidhaas
June 30th, 2016, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Copperfield Award
Replies: 6
Views: 964

The Copperfield Award

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 t...
by Mark Weidhaas
June 30th, 2016, 9:12 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: SAM Convention 2016 - Indianapolis
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: SAM Convention 2016 - Indianapolis

S.Y.M. Race for Fitness in Indy: 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...
by Mark Weidhaas
April 28th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary to appear at SAM Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Franz Harary to appear at SAM Convention

Breaking News: Mega-Illusionist, Franz Harary has been added to the massive list of talent at The Society of American Magicians Convention in Indianapolis July 13-16, 2016. As announced this week in M-U-M, the Society’s monthly publication, Mr. Harary will be presenting a rare North American lecture...
by Mark Weidhaas
March 28th, 2016, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S.A.M. Stars of Tomorrow in Indianapolis
Replies: 0
Views: 804

S.A.M. Stars of Tomorrow in Indianapolis

Deadline is this week for Stars of Tomorrow: The S.A.M. is seeking to hire talented, young magicians ages 7 through 17 for the 2015 S.A.M. National Convention. Membership in the S.A.M. or S.Y.M. is not mandatory. The S.A.M. will hire 7 young magicians to appear in the “Stars of Tomorrow Stage Show,”...
by Mark Weidhaas
January 21st, 2016, 6:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S.A.M. Contest of Magic Experience in Indy
Replies: 0
Views: 288

S.A.M. Contest of Magic Experience in Indy

We've added much more than the word "experience" to the S.A.M. Contest of Magic. We're focused on making this the best experience for contestants and all those attending our convention. Contestants are important performers in our convention and will be treated as such. If selected to be a ...
by Mark Weidhaas
November 25th, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lecturer Showcase at S.A.M. Indy 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Lecturer Showcase at S.A.M. Indy 2016

CALLING ALL MAGIC LECTURERS! Do you have a lecture you would like to present to magic clubs in your area or all over the world? Whether you are a seasoned lecturer or need to get your foot in the door, you need to join us in Indy. The inaugural S.A.M. Magic Lecture Showcase is your opportunity to p...
by Mark Weidhaas
July 5th, 2015, 10:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indy Magic 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Indy Magic 2016

SAM 2015 Philadelphia is now history. Are you ready for 2016? Only $60 to reserve your registration.

https://www.facebook.com/SAMAnnualConfe ... 421939224/
by Mark Weidhaas
June 24th, 2015, 2:08 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

Long post, but here is the latest info you need to know: Only one more week until “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Magic!” The convention committee has been working very hard to bring to you a friendly, intimate and unforgettable experience. Here is the latest update to help make YOUR convention mo...
by Mark Weidhaas
May 26th, 2015, 10:33 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

Lots of magic to see, learn and inspire in Philadelphia at the SAM Convention, July 1-4. But, also so much for your family to experience, and so much of it is free. Join us for a magic vacation! Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Magic Bring your family with you and they will have as much fun as you! ...
by Mark Weidhaas
March 18th, 2015, 11:08 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

The Heart and Soul of Magic is the Saturday night Gala Show at the S.A.M. Convention, July 4, 2015 in Philadelphia. It will feature the magical talents of Eric Anderson, Mondre, Puck, Jamahl Keyes and Ran’d Shine. It will begin at 7:30, allowing plenty of time to see the 10:30 fireworks show at “th...
by Mark Weidhaas
February 12th, 2015, 3:06 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

SIX GREAT SHOWS SET FOR 2015 S.A.M. CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA Join us for all the excitement of the Society of American Magicians’ 2015 Convention, July 1-4 in Philadelphia. Amazing stage shows announce: Miguel Puga (FISM World Champion) and his Concerto for Piano and Pasteboards, an unusual concer...
by Mark Weidhaas
January 22nd, 2015, 1:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S.A.M. Stars of Tomorrow Show
Replies: 0
Views: 431

S.A.M. Stars of Tomorrow Show

“STARS OF TOMORROW” The S.A.M. is seeking to hire talented, young magicians ages 7 through 17 for the 2015 S.A.M. National Convention. Membership in the S.A.M. or S.Y.M. is not mandatory. The S.A.M. will hire 7 young magicians to appear in the “Stars of Tomorrow Stage Show,” and 6 young magicians to...
by Mark Weidhaas
January 15th, 2015, 1:23 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

S.A.M. SELECT SESSIONS IN PHILADELPHIA – Marketing for Entertainers LIVE! "Select Sessions" at the 2015 S.A.M. Convention are intimate, smaller group sessions of hands-on learning with audience discussion and interaction. SELECT is a play on words, as this is a special, superior discussion...
by Mark Weidhaas
December 24th, 2014, 2:51 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

Late Night Underground Sessions with Mike Kaminskas, Kainoa Harbottle, Eric Jones and Dan Hauss At the S.A.M. national convention this summer, attendees will be presented with a unique opportunity: the chance to session each night with four talented, up-and-coming, young close-up magicians. The ses...
by Mark Weidhaas
December 12th, 2014, 10:28 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

Intimacy at the SAM Convention Theater The Harry Houdini Theater at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown will afford all a visual intimate experience. SAM Show Producer Mike Miller, says “Due to the costs, we simply cannot use an outside theater for our Gala Shows. So we will create an intimate theate...
by Mark Weidhaas
December 4th, 2014, 3:16 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

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....
by Mark Weidhaas
November 26th, 2014, 4:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic History at S.A.M. 2015 Convention in Philadelphia
Replies: 0
Views: 930

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. Although W. Golden Mortimer was their first President, it was Harry Houdini, the organization’s 11th President, serving from 1917 to 1926, who was instrumental in taking the orga...
by Mark Weidhaas
November 7th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

Looking for a place to eat while you are in Philadelphia? This from local Marc DeSouza: "Many great food options so close to the convention hotel. Right across the street is the amazing Reading Terminal with so many quick lunch places that are more than just fast food (http://readingterminalmar...
by Mark Weidhaas
October 30th, 2014, 4:04 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

RAY GOULET TO BE GUEST OF HONOR AT 2015 S.A.M. CONVENTION Raymond Goulet, owner of The Magic Art Studio and Mini Museum of Magic in Watertown, Massachusetts, to be the Society of American Magicians 2015 Convention Guest of Honor. Tucked away in a storefront in Watertown, Massachusetts are some of m...
by Mark Weidhaas
October 30th, 2014, 4:02 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

2015 SAM Philadelphia Convention

SAM Convention is Vacation Destination for Magicians and their Families The 2015 Society of American Magicians (SAM) convention in Philadelphia July 1-4 will be exciting for magicians and their families. Magicians will see fresh new talent perform in the three evening gala shows, including “The tra...
by Mark Weidhaas
July 9th, 2014, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Impressions of IBM/SAM 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6958

Re: Impressions of IBM/SAM 2014

The National Council of the Society of American Magicians hereby adopted the following resolution condemning Cyber Bullying: The Society of American Magicians opposes and condemns Cyber Bullying in any and all forms including but not limited to all forms of hate speech, the use of words which attack...
by Mark Weidhaas
July 9th, 2014, 12:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helping Joanie Spina
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: Helping Joanie Spina

Thank you MJLauck for this reminder. IBM and SAM members supported Joanie last week. It was heart-warming to see $100 bills in the collection buckets.
by Mark Weidhaas
June 23rd, 2014, 12:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone going to IBM/SAM?
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone going to IBM/SAM?

I'll be there. Need to renew my Genii subscription.
by Mark Weidhaas
February 1st, 2013, 6:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Combined IBM/SAM Convention in 2014 Registration Information
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Combined IBM/SAM Convention in 2014 Registration Information

Registration is now open for the next 28 days. www.ibmsam.com

See you in St Louis '14
Anne Weidhaas, registrar
by Mark Weidhaas
January 31st, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 17450

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

There has been an interpreter at every S.A.M. National Convention I've attended with no complaints from attendants.

Mark Weidhaas
S.A.M. Convention Registrar
by Mark Weidhaas
January 19th, 2013, 1:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S.A.M. 2013 Convention in Washington DC
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: S.A.M. 2013 Convention in Washington DC

They revised the link. Please try this one instead:

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by Mark Weidhaas
January 17th, 2013, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S.A.M. 2013 Convention in Washington DC
Replies: 2
Views: 469

S.A.M. 2013 Convention in Washington DC

Updated ad for the convention with almost all the talent can be viewed here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://magicsam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Washington-March-Ad.png">http://magicsam.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... rch-Ad.png</a><!-- m --> The Head Genii will be part of the convention ...
by Mark Weidhaas
August 28th, 2012, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 36
Views: 6228

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

I've seen Eric's show several times, and he never disappoints. If you are anywhere near Chicago, you need to take your friends and see this show.
by Mark Weidhaas
July 31st, 2012, 8:10 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

Dustin - I must have given you a prepared packet. All you missed was your name label on the cool Copperfield envelope. I am looking forward to all the goodies RK will be giving us.

MaxNY - I recall a year when MagicLive had audio issues on their first day.

Mark
by Mark Weidhaas
July 31st, 2012, 7:20 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

Here are some of my observations / comments: 1. Naruda: I'm glad you liked the hotel. Many were concerned that Downtown would not be a good location. I found it to be just right with the added bonuc of Fremont Street. Dustin: The hotel map the hotel provided was very colorful, but not easy to read. ...
by Mark Weidhaas
July 19th, 2012, 3:00 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

Steve is offering to pick people up on Sunday too, but it is filling up fast. Go to his Facebook page: "Steve Daly" or "SAM Annual Conference"
by Mark Weidhaas
July 18th, 2012, 11:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 155
Views: 31789

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six

Woody is an S.A.M. Member and qualified at the SAM-NACM in Pittsburgh.
by Mark Weidhaas
July 18th, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

His offer is for those getting in on Saturday (must have a show on Sunday). Richard - if the cab line is long, go to the front and look for a magician to share the ride. :)
by Mark Weidhaas
July 17th, 2012, 11:19 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

If you arrive on Saturday, Steve Daly has offered to pick up any conventioneer. He lives nearby, and is just a nice guy. More info on the SAM FaceBook page.
by Mark Weidhaas
July 17th, 2012, 3:34 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

Thanks for the info. I'll pass it along to our members on our facebook page, SAM Annual Conference.
by Mark Weidhaas
July 14th, 2012, 3:48 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

Don't leave the convention without saying goodbye: After the final show at the Smith Center on Thursday night, July 26, everyone is invited to a farewell party. The party will be thrown just outside the Golden Nugget at the Fremont Street Experience (FSE). The FSE is 4 blocks long and offers free ni...
by Mark Weidhaas
July 13th, 2012, 1:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Four
Replies: 43
Views: 10937

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Four

Yann Frisch will be performing in less than 2 weeks as part of the "French Connection" Close-Up show at the S.A.M. Convention in Las Vegas. Will this be his first engagement after winning the Grand Prix? Can't make the entire convention? Get a one day pass for only $125 for Thursday, July ...

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