Physically Distant, Socially Together

We are coming up to the one month mark of this bizarre phenomenon of Social Distancing and Self Isolation. There is certainly enough uncertainty, stress and frustration to go around.

In the recent weeks, we have seen many of our colleagues around the world turn to online content — videos and live streams on various platforms. The International Brotherhood of Magicians has been hosting almost nightly free lectures and interviews on their Facebook page. Vanishing Inc put on a 5+ hour free online convention with thousands from around the world tuning in.

While this energy and enthusiasm has livened up my newsfeed and a lot of the content has been positive and uplifting, I also get the nagging sense that really the world is just feeding us more TV channels. So rather than try to enter the fray with steaming programming and video releases, we would like to provide more opportunities for our members to reach out in person. We will collect a list of members who all of a sudden have a lot of free time on their hands who are open to chat in person (phone, video chat, etc) about magic or any other subjects that come to mind.

We have a preliminary list we are hoping to grow. So if you would like to be added to this list, please email us: ibmring17@gmail.com

And if you feel the need for more social connection during this time of physical isolation, feel free to give someone below a call. (Please keep calls to sensible times of the day.)


James Alan
416-995-1736
Talk to me about: Close up magic, cards coins, stand-up magic, Star Trek, Hitchhiker’s Guide


Cam Dix
416-237-1174
Talk to me about anything to do with coins


Lee Elliott
647-204-6878
Talk to me about: Close up magic, Agile Coaching, spending too much money on tricks and DVDs you never watch.


Gerry Frenette
705 436 2289
Talk to me about stage and close-up magic, psychology, prop building, art, and hockey.


Dick Joiner
905-822-9003
Talk to me about: Stage magic, comedy magic, touring


Charlie McBurney
647-773-2785
Cards & Gambling


David Peck
416 877 3570
Happy to talk about history, cards, coins, manipulation, great movies and why Vaudeville mattered. 


Robert Presswood
416-889-6398
Marketing and branding in kids magic


Bob Taylor
416-482-6680
Happy to talk about magic history and close-up magic.


Mark Wicken
416-565-6787
Happy to talk about cards, coins, mentalism, ‘good’ music or yoga