Wednesday, 20 August, 2008

Directory: Last date extended to 30th Sept.

Thiruvananthapuram: Entries for getting enrolled in the Magic India national directory of magicians will be accepted till 30th Sept. The decision is because several magicians have found one month so insufficient for them to furnish the forms properly.

Since the announcement a month ago, the idea of publishing a directory of magicians has been well received by the magician fraternity. An average of five to 10 entry forms are being received per day at the Academy. With this pace, there is every chance that the directory becomes the biggest ever collection of data on the native magicians.

Editorial board of the book is ferreting out ways to publish the names of magicians in a more user friendly manner so that those who refer the book would find it easy to identify magicians. Indexing will be in such a way that it won’t be difficult for anyone to find out a magician by his professional name or original name.

Making it comprehensive
The Academy has also decided to include names and addresses of all magicians, who are already in its mailing lists. Hence, unless a letter sent from the Academy is returned, the address will find its way into the Magic India directory, too.
The Academy has requested the magician fraternity to find out wandering street magicians in their localities. Executive Director of the Academy and Chief Editor of the proposed book, Gopinath Muthukad has informed that to promote street magicians was also among the chief priorities of the Magic India directory.

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