The Linking Ring

"The Linking Ring" is a monthly publication by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. All members of the IBM receive this periodical (either in hard-copy format or electronically). It was first published in 1923. Samuel Patrick Smith, a Eustis, Fla.-based magician, author and publisher, became executive editor of the magazine in 2007. He replaced Phil Willmarth, now International President of the I.B.M. and editor emeritus of the magazine.

List of Magicians featured on the cover of past issues

* Joe Berg [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 57
issue = 4
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= April 1977
]
* Bev Bergeron [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 76
issue = 7
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= July 1996
]
* Robert Chambers [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 57
issue = 11
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= November 1977
]
* Wilton "Wil Staar" Clements
* Nelson Hahne
* Justin Flom [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 87
issue = 5
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= May 2007
]
* Eugene Gloye [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 58
issue = 11
pages = 42,43; 55
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= November 1978
]

* Milt Kort [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 64
issue = 9
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= September 1984
]
* Mike Makman (aka Professor Putter) [ cite journal
title = Cover Page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 75
issue = 5
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= May 1999
]
* Max Maven (aka Phil Goldstein) [ cite journal
title = Cover Page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 80
issue = 2
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= February 2000
]
* Richard J. Weibel [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 74
issue = 9
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= September 1994
]
* Mac King (caricatured) [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 87
issue = 10
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= October 2007
]
* Cindy Spencer [ cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 78
issue = 9
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= September 1998
]
* Herb Zarrow [cite journal
title = Cover page
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 81
issue = 4
pages = 1
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= April 2001
] Special Note: Nelson Hahne did not actually appear on the cover of the December 2007 Linking Ring, but rather an illustration drawn using his style appears on the cover of that issue. The "Cover Story" within that issue, however, discusses the life and contributions of Mr. Hahne to the magic world.

Notable Issues/Contributors

* In the July 1996 edition, Fantasio contributed a One Man Parade. [ cite journal
title = Hocus Pocus Parade
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 76
issue = 7
pages = 78–87
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= July 1996
]

Monthly Features/Columns

* Hocus in Focus
* Our Side of the Pond
* The President's Page
* Hocus Pocus ParadeHocus Pocus Parade is the title of a regular column which appears in The Linking Ring, published by The International Brotherhood of Magicians. Although the table of contents usually lists the specific contributing magician's name (i.e. "Max Maven One Man Parade"). [ cite journal
title = Table of Contents
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 80
issue = 2
pages = 5
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= February 2000
] the column itself is still named Hocus Pocus Parade.
* Ring Reports
* Memoirs of a Magicians Ghost
* Marcom...from the table of my memory

Errata

* The table of contents for issue 5, volume 79 lists Hocus Pocus Parade as starting on page 105 yet it actually starts on page 87 of that issue. [ cite journal
title = Table of Contents
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 75
issue = 5
pages = 5
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= May 1999
] [ cite journal
title = Hocus Pocus Parade
journal = The Linking Ring
volume = 75
issue = 5
pages = 87–106
publisher = The International Brotherhood of Magicians
date= May 1999
]

External links

* [http://www.magician.org/Linking_Ring_Magazine.htm The Linking Ring]

References


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