Celebrating 75 Years of FISM: A Journey of Magic and Unity

Today, September 5th, 2023, marks a momentous occasion as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of FISM, the Federation of International Magic Associations. It is with great pride and joy that we reflect upon the remarkable journey of our Federation, a journey that has been filled with dedication, growth, and a deep commitment to the art of magic.

On September 5th, 1948, FISM was founded, and since that historic day, we have come a long way. Together with the global magic community, we have achieved incredible milestones. From organizing 28 World Championships of Magic to establishing 6 Continental Divisions, from growing our family to include 112 member societies to involving thousands of magicians worldwide – FISM has left an indelible mark on the world of magic.


For this special occasion, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the official FISM blog, a place of sharing information, news, and curiosities about the world of magic. This blog will serve as a hub for all magic enthusiasts, providing a platform to stay updated on the latest developments in the magical realm, hear from renowned magicians, and delve into the history and artistry of magic. We invite you to explore this blog and join us on this magical journey.


In addition to our blog, FISM is also actively present on various social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and TikTok. These platforms allow us to connect with our global audience, share magical moments, and engage with the vibrant magic community from around the world. We encourage you to follow us on these platforms to stay connected and be part of our magical community.


Today, as we celebrate this significant anniversary, we also pay homage to FISM's rich history and resolutely reaffirm our commitment to one of its enduring objectives: "to enhance the cooperation between Member Societies and encourage the exchange of reciprocal aid and services."


Throughout these 75 years, FISM has been a beacon of unity and collaboration in the magic world. It has been a place where magicians from every corner of the globe have come together to share their passion, their art, and their secrets. It's a place where cultures have intertwined, friendships have blossomed, and the art of magic has thrived.

In the spirit of unity and collaboration, let us join hands once again to continue nurturing and advancing the art of magic worldwide.


As FISM's International President, I extend my gratitude to all the member associations, magicians, and enthusiasts who have been part of this incredible journey. Together, we have made magic a universal language that transcends borders and brings joy to people around the world.


As we look ahead to the future, we learn from the past and we work for the present, and we believe that Magic knows no frontiers


FISM's 75th anniversary is a testament to this truth. It is a celebration of the magic that unites us all and the endless possibilities that lie ahead.


Happy 75th anniversary, FISM! May the magic continue to flourish and inspire generations to come.


About the Author:

Andrea Baioni - FISM International President - was born in Ravenna, Italy, in 1963. He has been a member of Club Magico Italiano since 1977 and has served as a Board Member since 2000. Additionally in 2008, he has been the founder and Managing Director of CMI College, the Italian Team of Magic.

He has authored articles for Magia Moderna magazine and contributed effects and essays on magic to various publications, including Apocalypse, Qui Magia, and many more.

Andrea's extensive library boasts over 4000 magic books. Moreover, Andrea has showcased his talents as a magician, comedian, and MC in numerous shows, galas and conventions throughout Europe.

Andrea has held the position of FISM Official Judge since 2009, and he assumed the role of FISM Europe President in 2021 and FISM International President in 2022.

In addition to his involvement in the magic community, he has been the CEO of ab studio (an ICT Company) since 1997.