Magic Dungeon Academy
Magic Dungeon Academy, named because the initials were intended to poke fun at the Magic Dealers Association, was an obscure but prolific magic group that was a division of IBM Ring 21 in Los Angeles, California during the 1960s and 70s.
They met at Howard Adams home in Westchester (suburban Los Angeles).
Reported in the January 1965 Linking Ring: "Pat Kass gave the purpose of the Academy as being a profitable, non-social organization, devoted to the retardation of magic, having no officers, no dues, and a non-membership fee of $75."
Jules Lenier in the Talisman reported "Recently, I attended a meeting of the M.D.A. As I listened to the conversation and watched the magic, I was struck by the youth of the members, and then I took a second look. Not all those present were as young as I thought they were... it was their attitude. They have all managed to retain their enthusiasm for magic. ... It was one of the most enjoyable meetings I have ever attended."
Books written by members
- ↑ Magic Dungeon Mentalism by Robert Wagner; Howard Adams (1972)