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Flying Sorcerers

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The Fellowship of the Flying Sorcerers was a small collection of conjurers from the United Kingdom organized by Goodliffe, the editor of Abra, around 1950. As he traveled to more than a dozen different countries to report magical conventions overseas, he took with him this these hand-picked magicians to baffle them. [1]

The first "Flying Sorcerers" party to visit the United States was in 1950 at the combined I.B.M. and S.A.M. Convention in Chicago.

Original members included Francis Haxton, Tom Harris, Geoffrey Buckingham, Paula Baird, Francis White, Max Andrews and John Ramsay.

In 1952 they attended the Abbott's Get Together.[2]

In 1965 Goodliffe and his Flying Sorcerers came to the United States for the conventions planned to visit Niagara Falls.[3]

The first Flying Sorcerers' Congress was held at St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands in 1968.


  • "The Flying Sorcerers" by Geoffrey Buckingham (1951)


  1. Everybody's Book of Magic By Will Dexter (1956)
  2. Tops October 1952, page 17.
  3. Genii 1965 March, page 385