Mahka Tendo
From waaaay back in the vaults!

There are forums, and there are forums...

I don't want this to sound like a criticism or a complaint - it's purely an observation - but here we are less than 60 days from the start of FISM, The World Championships of Magic, and have you visited the FISM online Forum?

Now if you went to the last FISM you know how helpful the Stockholm Forum was. If you posted a question you'd get a reply almost immediately from one of the moderators. Communication is the key and everyone went to FISM 2006 feeling very well informed.

Take a moment to visit the FISM 2009 Forum at so you know I'm not exaggerating.

You know I'm a HUGE fan of FISM, and I really want FISM China to succeed, but the state of the FISM Forum is not a good omen.

Add to that the fact that I have emailed several times over the last few weeks about the 'Invitation Letter' problem and still have had no reply.

In this age of instant communication, there really is no excuse for registrants feeling "out of the loop" as we head up to such a major event as FISM.

One of the promises FISM China made was that there would be many, many FISM staff ready to help registrants and answer their every question. It might be good to get a few of them working online now.