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International Magicians Society's 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner Party

May 19, 2022, Las Vegas, at The Orleans Casino Ballroom

Shin Lim receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Magician of The Year at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award banquet dinner party in Las Vegas.  This is his second consecutive year as Magician of The Year.

Banachek receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Mentalist of The Year at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award banquet dinner party in Las Vegas.  This is his second consecutive year as Mentalist of The Year.

 

Cyril Takayama receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Most Original Magician of The Decade at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award banquet dinner party in Las Vegas.

 

Mike Michaels receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Illusion Designer and Builder of The Decade at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award banquet dinner party in Las Vegas.

John Caluwaert receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Restaurant Magician of The Decade at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award banquet dinner party in Las Vegas.

Milt Larsen receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Magic Show Producer of The Century.  This photo was taken the day after the Las Vegas party.  Tony Hassini flew to Los Angeles to present the Gold Merlin Award to Milt Larsen at the Magic Castle.

 

Mac King receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Comedy Magician of The Decade.

 

Hans Klok receives the special edition 24-karat gold Merlin Award for Fastest Illusionist of The Decade.

Distinguished guests at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner in Las Vegas on May 19, 2022.

 

Distinguished guests at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner in Las Vegas on May 19, 2022.

 

Distinguished guests at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner in Las Vegas on May 19, 2022.

 

Distinguished guests at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner in Las Vegas on May 19, 2022.

 

Distinguished guests at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner in Las Vegas on May 19, 2022.

 

Distinguished guests at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner in Las Vegas on May 19, 2022.

 

Distinguished guests at the IMS 54th Anniversary Merlin Award Banquet Dinner in Las Vegas on May 19, 2022.

 

Bill Smith, the greatest illusion-builder of all time.

Colin Cloud and Chloe Crawford, Las Vegas headliners.

Franz Harary and Cyril Takayama, world renowned magicians.

 

Group shot of VIPS.

 

Special Edition VIP Gold Merlin Awards.

 

Memory Lane

from Previous  Parties

The 4 Queens of Magic

from left to right:

Cathy Edwards, President of the International Magicians Society

Irene Larsen, President of Hollywood's Magic Castle

Jane Goodsell, President of the Society of American Magicians

Gay Blackstone, President of Blackstone Industries

 David Copperfield with Tony Hassini

Criss Angel with Tony Hassini

Tony Hassini with Siegfried & Roy

at The Mirage Casino

after presenting the Merlin Awards

to the Magicians of The Century

see the video below:

Haruo Shimada, Japan's greatest magician

The Great Tomsoni

and his wife Pam

Steve Zadrick

Mega Magic Show Producer

David Mendoza

One of the World's Greatest Illusion Designers and Builders

Gary Ouellet

Magic Show Producer for NBC Network

He produced all of the "World's Greatest Magic" TV specials

Andre Kole

David Copperfield's Illusion Designer

Joannie Spina

David Copperfield's Choreographer and Lead Assistant

Stan Allen

The Owner of Magic Magazine and Magic Live!

Gay Blackstone

President of the Blackstone Dynasty

Don Wayne

David Copperfield's Magic Consultant

Jay Marshall
Dean of the Society of American Magicians

Max Maven

The Greatest Mentalist of our time

Lu Chen

China's Greatest Magician

The Legendary Kirby VanBurch

Prince of Magic

From left to right:

David Mendoza, Gary Ouellet, Steve Zadrick, Tony Hassini, Andre Kole, and Kirby VanBurch

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