As more and more people get vaccinated we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel . Las Vegas appears to be opening slowly with a few shows now up and running including David Copperfield , and within a month … Criss Angel . Many smaller magic conventions are on the cards for 2021 , however , the BIG ONE for 2022 will be FISM . The Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques is the world ' s largest and most prestigious convention for our fraternity . This is the first time it will be held in North America and Quebec-Canada . The organizing committee is pulling out all the stops to bring a truly memorable experience to all those who attend . Keep reading VANISH for regular updates and be sure to visit the FISM website .
Another huge thank you to Connie Boyd and Sébastien Bazou for another wonderful contribution to VANISH . Anytime they present me with a story I always say , “ YES !” This month we take a trip to France and find out about the father and daughter duo Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier . They are incredibly talented magicians in their own right . As we come out of very troubled times I feel it is important to present positive people who are making a difference to the future of magic . Both of these accomplished artists have , and continue to provide an enthusiastic encouraging change for our world .
I recently witnessed Jeff McBride ’ s virtual show , it was one of the best I ’ ve seen . Jeff and his team did an amazing job . Nick Lewin talks about the show in his article this month . I believe the virtual magic world will continue to grow long after people are back to performing face to face . The world has become acquainted with Zoom and other platforms that those with an eye on the future will continue to work and develop . I ’ m sure others have discovered this as well , and maybe I should keep it a secret , but , my favorite use is to connect with potential clients and have them experience a trick or two while trying to book a gig . It ' s a whole new level of marketing that you can ' t beat .
As we start to move forward please be patient with others and be kind . VANISH always has its eye on the future and I feel it ' s important we remain hopeful that our work will return .