Archive for the 'awards' Category

Reve. Dr. Kenneth P. Ladd Honored By FCM

Posted by Michael on August 10th, 2021

The Village Reporter, which serves northwest Ohio, has a short feature on Rev. Dr. Kenneth P. Ladd who was recently awarded a lifetime membership by the Fellowship of Christian Magicians to recognize 50 years of advancing the organziation’s ideals.

2021 Allan Slaight Awards

Posted by Michael on July 6th, 2021

Billy Kidd shared this video featuring her recognition at the Allan Slaight Awards as the 2021 International Rising Star. You can see video presentations on all of this year’s winners on

2021 Allan Slaight Awards:

Canadian Rising Star: Jonah Babins
International Rising Star: Billy Kidd
Sharing Secrets: David Sandy and Lance Rich
Sharing Wonder: Helder Guimarães
Lifetime Achievement: John Gaughan

Jonathan Usher At New Zealand’s Magicana

Posted by Michael on June 14th, 2021

Jonathan Usher shared his performance at New Zealand’s Magicana convention on June 6. What Jonathan fails to mention in his YouTube post, but what you can read on the New Zealand Herald website or on Star News website is he won the Magician Challenge Trophy for best act in the evening show and awards for best comedy and best overall performance! Congratulations Jonathan!

Lance Burton On Mac King At UNLV

Posted by Michael on May 7th, 2021

Don’t know how this slipped by me but it is about two weeks old. Lance Burton introducing Mac King at Mac’s induction into the UNLV Hall of Fame.

Listen up y’all: Spring is here, places are opening back up and it is Friday. Be safe but have a great weekend!

Magic Brothers Awarded Merlin

Posted by Michael on April 22nd, 2021

Watch France’s Magic Brothers officially receive their Merlin Award for Best Illusionist 2021 via this video presentation with Tony Hassini.

A Look At The Magic Castle And The Larsens

Posted by Michael on August 28th, 2020

At last weekend’s Academy of Magical Arts Awards, the Devant Award (which is presented by the Magic Circle) was given to the Larsen Family, which arguably is America’s first family of magic. Although the family has been responsible for more than simply the Magic Castle, it is probably the most recognized. This Genii Online piece goes into some of its history and founding.

The AMA Magician Of The Year: Derren Brown

Posted by Michael on August 28th, 2020

This year’s Academy of Magical Arts Awards declared Derren Brown, who recently celebrated 20 years of television specials, the Magician of the Year. We can only hope that we will be seeing more of Derren’s TV work in the US over the next year!