About Magic Societies
Although magicians tend to perform as individuals, they also like to gather and share their love for giving pleasure to others using magic. In addition to the many books, audio-visual materials and magazines that explain and discuss magic tricks and methods, magicians like to gather together to share their tricks and methods. Sydney has two magic societies that have been each respectively, meeting now for over thirty years.
The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) is a worldwide organisation with its head office located in the USA. The IBM has branch "Rings" in many countries and cities around the world.
The IBM holds an annual convention in the USA. Every year, the convention is held round about July in a different city each year.
The Sydney Ring of the IBM is called Ring 102 and is named after the great international magician Maurice Rooklyn who made his home in Sydney. For many years, Ring 102 met at Maurice's home.
The activities of IBM Ring 102 are designed to foster fellowship and support of magicians. The members represent a range of skills, magical interests and ages. The membership of Ring 102 is made up from professional, semi-professional and amateur magicians. Each month a topic is chosen for the meeting and the presentations are made by either fellow members or other experts.
Being part of an international brotherhood of magicians, Ring 102 regularly receives visitors from other Rings.
In Australia, there are Rings that meet in Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne.
IBM Ring 102 meets at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month at St Martins Anglican Church, Youth Centre Hall 9B Arnold Street, Killara
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"The Club With The Friendly Spirit"
The Geniis Magical Society Inc. was formed as a club for the friendly enjoyment of magic. In 2003 we turned 40 years old! We have members who are beginners, skilled amateurs, and professional magicians. We hold regular meetings, conduct auctions of magical apparatus and books, and organise lectures.
Membership of the Geniis is open to any person with a genuine interest in magic as a performing art. There is no age restriction, though we recommend that younger members should be accompanied by an adult.
Prospective members are welcome to visit the club up to three times before being expected to apply for membership. Geniis has a reputation for friendliness and relaxed fun. Although we don't function as a "school of magic", if you demonstrate your interest and involvement with magic, you will quickly find many members who will be happy to share your interest and lend assistance as you learn. We extend a sincere welcome to you, and hope that you will soon be a member of our exciting society.
WHERE WE MEET:
The Merrylands Community Centre, 17 Miller Street, Merrylands.
Behind RSL Club.
Second and Fourth Mondays of each month, from around 8:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m
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