Magic is a community. I love that about our chosen art! It has often been said that as you travel, you can always find opportunities to make new magician friends. And I’ve found that to be true. In his workshops with young magicians Jeff McBride often says „take a look around the room, these are your lifetime friends.‟
During my year thus far as the Ring 129 President I’ve had a few occasions where I’ve been contacted by out-of-town magicians who have found the Ring online, and are looking for magical happenings during their time in KC. These are great moments for fellowship with our fellow magi.
I’ve been a magician for three-fourths of my life and in that time I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many great people and make so many great friends. Being a part of this community is important to me. I first joined a magic club when I was in high school: The Louisville Magic Club was a joint IBM Ring and SAM Assembly. For me, this was like hitting a jackpot. It was the first experience I had being surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals who had all this passion for magic. Soon thereafter I attended my first magic convention which was an even more awe-some experience. A convention, a club meeting or any live-magic event serves as a booster-shot of excitement and inspiration and continually reignites my passion for magic.
I think there are many fine ways to approach a community, and I think that Kansas City has many opportunities to find and develop your love of magic. This is the service that our Ring provides. This is the reason magic clubs are important. A club meeting provides a tangible opportunity for a magician at any level to ignite their spark, develop their passion and to simply discuss their love for our shared interest
All the best,
Ring 129 President