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SME History

Jay Marshall performing with "Lefty" Jay Marshall performing Amy Stevens, Martha and Joe Stevens Stevens Magic Dealer’s Table at World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas Erika Larsen & Buma Joe & Martha Stevens John Saline, Jay Marshall, Gene Rump, Paul Stone, Billy McComb, Roger Crabtree, Ron Wilson, Joe & Karrell Fox. Photo taken at WMS. […]


Personally Speaking – Apr09

Joe’s Personally Speaking – April 2009 32nd WMS Program honoring my friend John Gaughan. “One of the best Seminars in years!” The talent, acts, contests, teen programs and spirit of this year’s event were – fabulous! Over 600 in attendance and all who attended had a good time. Martha Stevens, Deana Murray, Siegfried and Cilene […]


Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 8

Rich Bloch, Bob Rossi, Susan Bloch and Joe Stevens – having a little “pre-pow-wow” before the events start. Then later in the Awards Show, Siegfried and Roy paid their respects to Joe and Martha when Roy went on a funny tirade about how Joe should take Martha on a long, long cruise and dig deep […]


Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 7

After several years, it was Jay Marshall idea to move this conclave to Las Vegas , and in doing so the Desert Magic Seminar was born. While already off to an impressive start in Wichita , when this idea hit Las Vegas it caused a cataclysmic” event. With the sponsorship of Siegfried and Roy at […]


Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 2

This is such an anticipated event because every year they mix the known with the unknown. This year, “Dinner with the Stars”. This event raised money for the Encore Foundation, which helps out magicians in un-ordinary circumstances. Even Siegfried showed up. And there’s been a Midnight Bowling Tournament for the last 3 years. There is […]


Personally Speaking – Mar07

Personally Speaking – March 2007 WMS 2007 Review One by Deana Murray Living in Kansas – we all cringe when someone asks, “Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?” But there is no doubt about who gets to be THE WIZARD FROM OZ or who decorates his dominion with the horses of different […]


Personally Speaking – Mar06 – Part 3

SHIN, Poron, Rocco, Nana, Chiaki and Magic Jamie Magic Jamie, Mark Stevens, Chiaki & SHIN! May we all congratulate Rich Bloch and Bob Rossi for organizing a wonderful event for all of us to enjoy, and a special salute to Bill & Becki Wells who coordinated all of it. They truly are the “dynamic duo”! […]


Personally Speaking – May05 – Part 2

Sponsored lectures, close up events and yes, started the now present ”World Magic Seminar” with Slydini and Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton! What a wonderful 27 years it has been working with these “Super Stars” and we’re so pleased that our good buddy Rich Bloch is continuing the Seminar in its highest standards! Starting […]


Personally Speaking – Mar05 – Part 2

Truly the most emotional and powerful highlight of the Seminar came at the awards show when Rich Bloch introduced Seigfried and Roy, and the curtains parted and there they stood – the sponsors’ of the World Magic Seminar standing center stage. Master of ceremonies – Rich Bloch. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. […]