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FISM is the place to be...

Looking at the bright side of FISM, many who were there will remember Topas' fantastic FISM anthem "Our FISM".

By special arrangement with the maestro himself, we are holding a music video competition! (You can either have a prize, or acclaim from your peers, not both).

Here is the music file, with Topas' full permission. Download Fism v1 mp3  

So sit down at Movie Maker or iMovie, gather your FISM photos or videos, create your own visual tribute to FISM 2009 and email me the link at tim@magicunlimited.com and I'll put it up here for all to enjoy.

Here is a clip I put together to start the ball rolling, enjoy!

Written & performed by Topas

All of us began with hardships,
Some had girlfriends, we had card tricks.
We thought pom-poms were just great,
While our friends were getting laid...

One thing is indeed quite tragic
Many people do hate magic
But in here we feel alright
Watching coin routines all night
Here we love magic’s tradition
And we hate the mask magician
From day one my faith was strong
It is here where I belong

(Chorus 1)
FISM is the place to be
Geeks and Pros are running free
It is where magicians mingle
And the Linking Rings will jingle

There are many acts to see
Cards are palmed extensively
It’s where fooling feels so nice
Cheating is like paradise
So for strange men such as we
FISM is the place to be.

FISM is the world convention
Look at magic’s true dimension
Spanish come, and Portuguese,
This time even more Chinese.

The most famous magic guys
Never won a FISM prize
Outside this convention hall,
Few of us are known at all.
But we're known internally,
So for guys like you and me

(Chorus 2)
FISM is the place to be
Geeks and Pros are running free
All the dealers sell the same
Never mind from where they came

Only here on every card your contact number,
Only here a magic sticker on your bumper,
Only here no one uses cards to play,
And no one thinks that scarves are gay.

Only here himber wallets don’t need leather
Only here snowstorms don’t rely on weather
Only here a zombie is a trick
Not on death, but on a stick
On a stick......

(Chorus 3)
FISM is the place to be
Geeks and pros are running free
When we need we’re dressing formal
Only here we’re feeling normal
So much cre - a - tivity
Came from this fraternity
FISM’s best for acts to start
And to celebrate the art
So I’m sure we all agree……..
FISM is the place……to be
To be!
To be!
To be!