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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.

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

  • 2018 Bakersfield, CA Christopher, Lopez
  • 2017 Chilliwack, BC Mike Norden
  • 2016 Simi Valley, CA Raul Fernandez
  • 2015 Chilliwack, BC Gord Boyes
  • 2014 Coquitlam, BC Mike Norden
  • 2013 Burbank, BC Frank Padilla, Jr.
  • 2012 Seattle, Washington Brian Cook
  • 2010 Mariner of the Sea Cruise Ship Shawn Farquhar
  • 2009 Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship Shawn Farquhar
  • 2008 Monterey, California Kevin Cardona
  • 2007 Calgary, Alberta Donovan Deschner
  • 2005 Norwegian Star Cruise Ship Shawn Farquhar
  • 2004 Seattle, Washington Brian Cook
  • 2003 Coquitlam, BC Shawn Farquhar
  • 2002 Page, Arizona Bill Adams
  • 2001 Palm Springs, California Mike Bailardo
  • 2000 Portland, Oregon John Finlay
  • 1999 Anaheim, California John Fedko
  • 1998 Seattle, Washington Jeff Evans
  • 1997 Calgary, Alberta Dan Willis
  • 1996 Reno, Nevada Kevin Cardona
  • 1995 Santa Rosa, California Shawn Farquhar
  • 1994 Ontario, California Kevin Cardona
  • 1993 Burnaby, BC Shawn Farquhar
  • 1992 Asilomar, California
  • 1991 Concord, California
  • 1990 Ventura, California
  • 1989 Delayed to January 1990
  • 1988 Santa Barbara, California
  • 1987 Palo Alto, California
  • 1986 Bakersfield, California
  • 1985 Salinas, California
  • 1984 Fresno, California
  • 1983 Santa Barbara Dwight Vance
  • 1982 Palo Alto, California
  • 1981 Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Portland, Oregon
  • 1979 San Francisco, California
  • 1978 Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Seattle, Washington
  • 1976 Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976 Asilomar, California
  • 1975 Research Pending
  • 1974 Research Pending
  • 1973 Research Pending
  • 1972 Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 Research Pending
  • 1970 Research Pending
  • 1969 San Jose, California
  • 1968 Research Pending
  • 1967 Research Pending
  • 1966 San Rosa, California
  • 1965 Research Pending
  • 1964 Research Pending
  • 1963 Research Pending
  • 1962 Research Pending
  • 1961 Research Pending
  • 1960 Oakland, California
  • 1959 Gearhart, Oregon
  • 1958 Disneyland, California
  • 1957 Reno, Nevada
  • 1956 Seattle, Washington
  • 1955 Santa Barbara, California
  • 1954 Research Pending
  • 1953 Spokane, Washington
  • 1952 Research Pending
  • 1951 San Jose, California
  • 1950 Portland, Oregon
  • 1949 Hollywood, California
  • 1948 Research Pending
  • 1947 Reno, Nevada
  • 1946 Seattle, Washington
  • 1945 Hollywood, California
  • 1944 Research Pending
  • 1943 Research Pending
  • 1942 Research Pending
  • 1941 Research Pending
  • 1940 Research Pending
  • 1939 Research Pending
  • 1938 San Jose, California Joe Garafolo
  • 1937 Portland, Oregon
  • 1936 Reno, Nevada
  • 1935 Research Pending
  • 1934 Research Pending
  • 1933 Seattle, Washington

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:

  • 1988 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 six times:


References

  1. Conjuring Credits' article on misc:pcam_publications
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