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FISM World Championship of Magic UPDATE

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

At the 27th FISM World Championship of Magic in South Korea, FISM International President Domenico Dante made a historic announcement about the upcoming 28th host city.


"Here is the vote. Spain 180 votes. Quebec City 232 votes."


Huge applause!




Historic Decision for Canadian Magicians


It was a proud day for Canadian magicians and an important day in the history of the art of magic that brought the FISM (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques) to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, in July 2022.


What makes this decision so significant?


Since its founding in 1948, the FISM World Championship of Magic has never appeared in North America or been hosted by any North American magician society.


That is... until 2022!


The multi-day magician's convention and competition are the most prestigious globally-- representing over 100,000 magicians in 106 countries.


The 2022 FISM in Quebec City, Canada, brought over 3000 magicians and 150+ contestants from over 50 countries.


Magicians recognize FISM awards as the highest honours in the magic industry.


Magic competitors compete in 8 categories—each one seeking the title of FISM Grand Prix Award Winner-- a prize not consistently awarded.


However, before magicians can compete at the FISM World Championship of Magic, they must first qualify in a regional contest organized by a FISM-recognized magician society.


Pandemic Impacts and Updates


Like all events, the pandemic impacted the FISM World Championship of Magic. Initially scheduled for 2021, the FISM World Championship of Magic was rescheduled for 2022. Many regional qualifying conventions worldwide, including the North American FISM Qualifying Championship, have also been moved one year.


Original FISM Dates Rescheduled


The FISM World Championship of Magic was rescheduled to July 25 -July 30, 2022, and the North American FISM Qualifying Championships were September 30 to October 3, 2021.


Both events were hosted in the same city by the same organizers, Renée-Claude Auclair and Pierre Hamon.


Renée-Claude and Pierre Hamon are no strangers to producing magic events. Together, they have grown Le Festival De Magie (Quebec Magic Festival) since 2011.


I chatted with Renée-Claude for our Magicians Talking Magic Podcast, and she shared essential updates for the FISM World Championships of Magic and the North American Qualifying Championship.


WATCH: FISM 2022 & North American Championship Update with Renée-Claude Auclair


Related Links


Photo Gallery of Quebec City, Canada



Magicians, have you ever competed before? Tell us in the comments.


For a look at the FISM World Championship of Magic, judging, the eight categories of competitions, and more, visit this Guide to the FISM World Championship of Magic.

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