About The GPMN

The Greater Pittsburgh Magic Network (GPMN) is an independent website, founded in 1996 by magician Nicholas Carifo and operated today by magician Rich Howard, with the key purpose of organizing information for Pittsburgh's magical arts community and helping to promote all magic events throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

In addition, the magic organizations in the Pittsburgh Area have chosen to affiliate themselves with the GPMN Website by organizing an official alliance between three separate local magic clubs:

The Mystic Magicians of Beaver Valley
SAM Assembly #157

The International Brotherhood of Magicians
IBM Tampa Ring #13

The Society of American Magicians
SAM Assembly #018

This "magic club alliance", also referred to as the GPMN, was established to combine the efforts and resources of each organization to tri-sponsor magic events in the Pittsburgh Area and to combine the overlapping membership rosters of these organizations to host social events such as banquets, parties, and picnics in centrally-located venues.

Each of these three organizations continue to operate as separate entities with meetings held once a month in various locations.  Also, within a short distance of the GPMN area you can find these great magic clubs:

The International Brotherhood of Magicians
IBM Ring #158 - Greensburg, PA

The International Brotherhood of Magicians
IBM Ring #2 - Youngstown, OH

The Magic Venturers Group
Affiliated with The Boy Scouts of America

Although membership in any of these organizations is not necessarily required to attend many of the area's magic events, all magic enthusiasts are invited to apply for membership in each of these clubs. Information can be found in the MAGIC CLUBS section of this website.

This is the official GPMN website, but the site is not owned or operated by the magic club alliance or any one of the organizations and the content does not necessarily reflect the views of the officers or members of any of the participating organizations.

Please bookmark this site and view it frequently to keep current on the magic events, lectures, and activities planned throughout the Greater Pittsburgh and Tri-State Area.  If you know of any happenings please e-mail:

Rich Howard, GPMN Administrator


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