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Are there a lot of magician's associations in the U.S.? I'd love an informal poll (a.k.a. - a reply to this topic) Smile on which ones folks here belong to, and what advantages there are in joining.
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The two major magic organizations are the International Brotherhood of Magicians ( and the Society of American Magicians (

I belong to both of them.

The advantages of belonging to a large magic group like one of the above include the monthly magazine, monthly club meetings, annual conventions, and many other more specfic benefits; you can find out more on the website of each.

If you are only going to join one, I would make it the one with the most active (and closest) local club.
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We have a small organization in Portland called the Portland Society of Magicians. They meet once a month and the membership is very high quality.

Also, there is the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.

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I belong to SAM well actually the SYM sub organization of SAM. However I turned 17 last month so I guess once my membership is up I will be joining SAM as a senior member.
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Do you have to be or should you be a (pro) magician to join IBM? There is one in my city, but I'm afraid to get involved because I never plan on performing professionally.
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You certainly don't have to be a pro, or ever plan on being one, to join the IBM.
Of the 15,000 members world-wide, the majority -- the huge majority -- are hobbyists.
There are gifted amateurs, ungifted pros, collectors, historians, writers, dealers, and simply people with a love of, or interest in, magic.
Don't hesitate to approach someone in your local club; go to a meeting or two and see if you like it and the people.
If the answer is "yes", then join the IBM and the local group. (All IBM local Rings require that their members first have national membership.)
You'll need two sponsors but that will be no problem; the national office will supply one and you can almost certainly find one in your local club. If not, let me know and maybe I can help.
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I belong to the FCM (Fellowship of Christain Magicians) and Escape Masters the first and only escape society world wide.
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zeroG, Peter Marucci hits the nail on the head (as always). try a meeting, you won't be sorry.


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I belong to the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
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