This site is curated by Gordon Meyer. Gordon is a Chicago-based writer, sociologist, and magician.

Updates, additions, and feedback are welcome.

Email to: map "at"


Numerous magicians and historians have contributed to this site. Especially the following: Eugene Burger, William Pack, Gabe Fajuri, Don Wiberg, Chuck Romano, Neil Tobin, David Parr, Marshall Brodien, Robert Charles, Jack Gould, David Solomon, Jeanette Andrews, Frances Mai-Ling, and Johnny Thompson. Thanks to all who have and will contribute; and my apologies for still getting things wrong despite your generous efforts.

For an overview of magic in Chicago, see "The Sad Death of the Magic Shop" at Eugene Burger's website, and Discovering the Magic City by William Pack.

A note about copyright: This is an academic, decidedly non-profit labor of love. If you're a copyright holder and feel the use of your material in this context exceeds fair use, please send an email to the address above. If you utilize the information on this site for your own projects, please provide attribution to: Map of Chicago Magic. Gordon Meyer.


Built with macOS, Tinderbox, Bootstrap, BBEdit, Transmit, Acorn, and an inexplicable desire to document the city's significant contributions to the culture of conjuring.

Established July 29, 2008.
A Chicago Magic Studio production.