Last month, Ning & I were proud to be able to put Singapore on the world map with “The Impossible Record“. The world record act was covered by numerous regional media outlets and was the topic of discussion by countless magic news sites, forums and blogs across the world.
This month, we are thrilled to put Singapore on the world magic map in another way! 🙂
We have just joined an exclusive group of magicians worldwide to receive the coveted Merlin Award – the most prestigious award in magic from the International Magicians Society, the largest magic organization in the world.
It is an honour to be the first Singapore illusionists to receive a Merlin Award and will each receive an award for “Most Original Illusionist 2009” and “Most Original Female Illusionist 2009” respectively.
It is especially rewarding to receive the award in the field of illusions; something we have worked extremely hard at and personally consider the most challenging field of magic.
Our equal partnership on stage is very fresh in the magic world, especially in Asia but our originality is also exemplified in our original mega illusions and performance style.
Ning’s ‘Magic Babe’ character is especially unique in magic. While there are sexy female magicians and tough female magicians, there has never been a female illusionist like Ning who is BOTH sexy and a tough cookie. Think a Charlie’s Angel or Lara Croft of magic! That’s ‘Magic Babe’ !
Unlike a competition award that one wins by performing better than a specific group of magicians on a particular day, the coveted Merlin Award is only presented to magicians who excel in their field based on a proven track record over a period of time.
Past Merlin Award winners include well-known magicians such as David Copperfield, Criss Angel, Siegfried & Roy and Penn & Teller.
We will be having an exclusive show cum awards presentation in early-Oct 2009 where the actual Merlin Award statues will be presented to us in person by Mr Tony Hassini, World President Chairman/ CEO of the International Magicians Society.
We are going to make sure our Facebook fans will be the first to stand a chance to win invites to this exclusive event. So, join us at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/J-C-Sum-and-Magic-Babe-Ning/24282059109
BTW, Ning has an awesome new revamped blog! Have you see it? If not bookmark it here.