FISM have just reached an agreement to stage the first ever FISM North American Magic Championships in 2011. You can read the full announcement here.
This means that, with the exception of Africa, FISM Continental Championships will be staged all over the world in 2011 leading up the the FISM World Championship in 2012.
- The FISM European Championships - Feb 18-20 - Blackpool, UK.
- The FISM Latin American Championships - Mar 8-13 - Guatemala, South America.
- The FISM Oceania Championships - July 9-10 - Melbourne, Australia.
- The FISM North American Championships - July 13-16 - Pittsburgh, USA.
- The FISM Asia Championships - TBA - Japan.
This is a major step forward in FISM International President Eric Eswin's vision of transforming FISM into a truly global event and, hopefully, will ensure an extremely high standard of competition at the FISM World Championships of Magic in 2012.