Pacific Coast Association of Magicians

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The Pacific Coast Association of Magicians (PCAM) was established in 1932 in the western United States. Today, the organization is tied to an annual convention that travels up and down the west "coast" (often moving inland) of the U.S. and Canada.

Lloyd E. Jones served as the first president. Caryl Fleming took over four years later in 1934.

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PCAM Publications

The Diebox which began in July of 1933 was published by Walter Adrian, out of Portland, Oregon, with Lloyd Jones was the associate editor. The first issue featured an announcement for the first PCAM convention on July 13-15, 1933, with the second issue running under the masthead "Endorsed by the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians". By 1934, the PCAM was advertising The Diebox as "The Official P.C.A.M. Magazine". Adrian quit after fifteen issues. It was quickly picked up by Gerald Kosky and William Taylor publishing it as the Pacific Coast Magic News, starting in January of 1935. It continued for seventeen issues, until August 1936. Next Genii, with it's first issue (Sep 1936), took over as the official magazine for the PCAM and continued to promote as such until at least the Genii 1938 October issue. Lloyd Jones would publish 31 quarterly issues of the New P.C.A.M. News from 1959 through 1967.[1]


Convention Locations & Serving Presidents

  • 1989 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1990 - Ventura, CA
  • 1991 - Concord, CA
  • 1992 - Asilomar, CA
  • 1993 - Burnaby, BC (near Vancouver) - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1994 - Ontario, CA
  • 1995 - Santa Rosa, CA - Kevin Cardona
  • 1996 - Reno, Nevada - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1997 - Calgary, AB - Dan Willis
  • 2003 - Coquitlam, BC (near Vancouver) - Shawn Farquhar
  • 2004 - Seattle, WA - Brian Cook
  • 2005 - Norwegian Star (cruise ship) from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, CA - Shawn Farquhar
  • 2006 - Victoria, BC - Tony Eng
  • 2007 - Calgary, AB - Donovan Deschner
  • 2008 - Monterey, CA - Kevin Cardona
  • 2009 - Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship Shawn Farquhar
  • 2010 - Radiance of the Seas Cruise Ship Shawn Farquhar
  • 2011 - Coquitlam, BC (near Vancouver) Shawn Farquhar
  • 2012 - Seattle, WA - Brian Cook
  • 2013 - Burbank, CA - Frank Padilla, Jr.

Pacific Rim Professional Magic Challenge

First contested in 1989 in Santa Barbara, Clifornia, it is a creation of Bill Adams which was originally titled the Pro 2000 contest to denote the value of the monetary prize. In 1994 the award was re-titled the "Pacific Rim Professional Magic Challenge by President Shawn Farquhar at the national assembly meeting in Ontario, California.

Pacific Rim Professional Magic Champions:

  • 1989 Mike Giles (Majestics) - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1990 Nicholas Knight - Ventura, CA
  • 1991 Not held this year
  • 1992 Shawn Farquhar - Asilomar, CA
  • 1993 Raphael & Elena - Vancouver, BC
  • 1994 Danny Cole - Ontario, CA
  • 1995 Sylvester the Jester - Santa Rosa, CA
  • 1996 Jason Byrne - Reno, Nevada
  • 1997 Damien James - Calgary, AB
  • 1998 Steffen Soule - Seattle, WA
  • 1999 Murray Sawchuk - Anaheim, CA
  • 2000 Matt Singleton - Portland, OR
  • 2001 Dave Womach - Palm Springs, CA
  • 2002 Jeff Mcleod - Page, Arizona
  • 2003 Paul Romhany - Burnaby, BC
  • 2004 Darcey Oake - Seattle, WA
  • 2005 Master Payne - Norwegian Star Cruise Ship
  • 2006 Shayne King - Victoria, BC
  • 2007 Yu Shu Yan - Calgary, AB
  • 2008 Chin-Chin - Monterey, CA
  • 2009 Trevor Watters and Lorena Paradon

"Grand Prix du Honneur" Award for Highest Achievement in the Magical Arts

The award has been presented just five times:


References

  1. Conjuring Credits' article on misc:pcam_publications
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