Pacific Coast Association of Magicians

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The Pacific Coast Association of Magicians is an American association of illusionists. It was founded in 1933;[1] the first president was Lloyd E Jones.[citation needed] It has chapters in Japan, Hawaii, California, and western Canada, and holds an annual convention.[1] The third of these, in 1935, was held at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood, and was attended by Bess Houdini, widow of Harry Houdini.[2] In 2018 the convention was held in Bakersfield, California.[1][3]

From September 1936 to August 1937 the magazine Genii, published by William W. Larsen, was the official organ of the association.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Stefani Dias (9 August 2018). Magic the gathering: Convention brings conjurers to Bakersfield. The Bakersfield Californian. Archived 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ Hadley Meares (19 June 2015). Off the Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Knickerbocker Hotel's Haunted History. KCETLink Media Group. Accessed August 2018.
  3. ^ Tim Johns (11 August 2018). Bakersfield hosts magician convention for first time in 30 years. BakersfieldNow. Accessed August 2018.
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