What is the Society of American Magicians?

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The Society of American Magicians (SAM) is the world’s largest organization of magicians. It was founded in 1902 by Dr. Horace Goldin and has since helped magicians from all over the world learn, grow, and become better performers. In this blog post, we will discuss what SAM is and how it helps magicians! Stay tuned!

Educational Opportunities

One of the main goals of SAM is to help magicians learn and grow as performers. Because of this, the society offers many resources online, including a magazine, video tutorials, and an extensive archive of past SAM members’ performances. The society also organizes an annual convention where magicians from all over the world can come together and share their knowledge in one place.

Also, SAM provides scholarships to young magicians. The scholarship program was created so that young magicians can learn from older masters of the craft while they are still in school. SAM has awarded over $200,000 worth of scholarships since 1999! SAM’s mission statement is: “To advance, elevate, and preserve magic as a performing art by providing education opportunities for its members.”

Exclusive Member Discounts

In addition to helping magicians learn new skills, SAM also provides discounts on magic products and conventions. SAM’s members receive a discount in their Online Store, which sells insignias and clothing. Additionally, the society offers exclusive membership rates for its annual convention that is held each year in Las Vegas (although due to COVID-19 restrictions is only available online).

SAM Famous Members

SAM has been in existence for over 100 years and is home to the most famous magicians from around the world. Famous SAM members include:

– David Copperfield (the youngest member to join)

– Lance Burton

– Harry Blackstone Jr.

– Harry Houdini


-Max Maven

-Joshua Jay

– The Great Tomsoni

-Mack King

-Mat Franco

In conclusion, the Society of American Magicians is an organization that helps magicians get better at their craft by providing them with educational opportunities and through networking with other magicians. It provides resources for magicians of all levels.

Interested in learning more about magic or becoming a member? Then be sure to visit their website at www.magicsam.com.

If you have any questions about magical societies like the SAM please contact us at the Institute of Magic. Also, check out our online magic shop for the latest tricks.

Thanks for reading! Stay magical!

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