Society of World Deaf Magicians
The first World Deaf Magicians Festival took place in Leipzig, East Germany in 1986 founded by the deaf mime, Horst Bormann of Leipzig.
The World Deaf Magicians Committee was formed in Leipzig in 1990 in order to promote bringing more deaf magicians from other countries for friendship, international competitions, and exchanging ideas in the future.
Simon Carmel of Henrietta, New York, brought three American deaf magicians with him compete at the 3rd World Festival for the first time in Leipzig in 1990.
This committee changed to an official organization called "The Society of World Deaf Magicians" in 1992.