Columbia Conjurors is an Assembly of the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.), the oldest and most prestigious magic organization in the world. The S.A.M. is dedicated to elevating the art of magic, encouraging harmony among magicians, opposing public exposures of magic, and preventing the theft of magical inventions. The S.A.M. offers the opportunity to unite and associate with leaders in the World of Magic - not only professionals, but with amateurs, manufacturers, magic dealers, book authors and magic collectors. If you are not a member, we invite you to join. The greatest benefit of membership is the ability to associate with fellow magic enthusiasts. Sharing our love of magic with others is one of the greatest joys you can experience.
The Columbia Conjurors generally meet on the second Monday of the month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. (for exceptions, please visit the schedule).
Most meetings (again, see schedule) are held in the basement of the Parish House (on top of the hill) at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, Maryland. It is located at:
Christ Episcopal Church
6800 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21045-4706
Normally we do not meet in July, and our August meeting is traditionally a "Tric-Nic" at a member's home.
We welcome visiting members of other assemblies, as well as interested guests, who may attend twice before becoming a member.
(By John Kelly. Originally published in The Washington Post, February 10, 2015)
Rabbits vs. doves. That was the first question Magic Michael had for Barry Taylor on Monday night during Barry’s lecture at the monthly meeting of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly 141.
Barry, who used to run Barry’s Magic Shop in Montgomery County, is wise in the ways of birds and bunnies. He owns one rabbit and four white doves, one of which he had produced from under a silk . ... Read more >
(By Lane Page. Originally published in Howard Magazine, May 23, 2013)
My lips are sealed.
If it’s a revelation about the illusions magicians create that you are expecting, just stop reading now. I have given my word to follow the magicians’ code of secrecy, sworn to the Columbia Conjurors Assembly #141 of the Society of American Magicians.
You’ll never hear it from me.
But after the Columbia Conjurors’ annual ... Read more >
Columbia Conjurors profiled in the Columbia Flier, June, 1993 (click for a larger view)