Beware of Fake Organizations

We have received a number of inquiries from various quarters and we would like to explain this matter. If you come across any such statements, please be aware that they are false and should not be relied upon in any way.

 

There are no FISM-related organizations that have a specific country name after the word “FISM” as a notational device. It is only the Continental name (Asia, Europe, North America, etc.), not the country name.
Since Japan belongs to ASIA, the only FISM club in Japan is the one that belongs to FISM ASIA. Of course, there is never a president of FISM for every country in which it exists. In other words, there can be no such thing as “FISM Japan President” or “President of FISM Japan“.

Even if there is only one FISM club in a particular country, we do not give permission to mention the name of the country at all.

We regret that there have been instances in the past where misleading information has been misrepresented. We have tried to explain to you to avoid any misunderstandings in this case in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

At the same time, we have explained the usage of FISM ASIA and FISM ACM in the past (there is no such event called “FISM ASIA”). We hope you will find them useful as well.

FISM ACM2020 schedule change

Announced : 2020/06/21

FISM ASIA and ACM organizers decided that it would be difficult to hold FISM ACM 2020 (original date: November 26-29, 2020) due to the worldwide spread of new virus (SARS-CoV-2) and its infectious diseases (COVID-19).The venue has not yet been decided. We will announce it once it is confirmed.

The new dates
Nov. 4 to Nov. 7, 2021

  • Once FISM ASIA has approved the contestants submitted by each club, these contestants will go on to compete in the ACM even though the dates of the event have been moved forward.
  • If you have already registered and paid for the event, your registration is still valid.
  • Some parts of the website may contain the date before the change. The only information that can be announced at this time is the information here. It supports sequential correction.

AEB Slots applied Contest (Hong Kong / Oct. 2019)

Gold Wizard Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Hong Kong from 11 to 13 October, 2019, will be the first international magic contest event to carry out the AEB Slots Scheme. The contest will form part of the Asia Magic Expo 2019.

If any of your members wishes to enter Gold Wizard Championships, please contact Kenneth Chan of Magicians’ Association of Hong Kong at kenneth.chan@otlgroup.com.cn . Alternatively you might also visit the website of Asia Magic Expo 2019  ( www.asiamagicexpo2019.hk ).

According to the basic principle of FISM rules, a magician in Asia who wishes to participate in the FISM World Championships of Magic (“WCM”) must firstly participate in FISM Asian Championships of Magic (“ACM”) under the recommendation of a FISM member society in Asia. However, there are special situations where magicians might be unable to enter and/or attend an ACM. One such example is when a magician does not belong to any FISM member society, and therefore cannot enter ACM.

FISM ASIA Executive Board (“AEB”) established a new type of contest slots (“AEB Slots”) for ACM. A contest slot is the qualification to enter ACM. The introduction of AEB Slots Scheme has received support from FISM. The function of the scheme is to find talented magicians and assist them to elevate their talents from Asia to FISM WCM.

Only an AEB approved magic contest will be authorized to carry out the AEB Slots Scheme. Such contest does not have to be organized by a FISM member society, but it must take place within Asia. Magicians of any nationalities would be eligible to enter the contest. Magicians from any magic society would be eligible to enter the contest. The proceedings of the contest must be supervised by AEB. After being satisfied that the contest’s standard is in line with FISM WCM level, AEB would grant the approved number of AEB Slots to the winning contestant(s), according to the FISM Asia Rules.

This scheme provides the selected magicians the right to be qualified for ACM (not a right to enter WCM).

 

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