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Jul 11 2009

TAM7 – Part 6

Quick updates… Adam Savage spent a little time telling us some rather compelling stories about his early personal failures. We watched a great panel, hosted by DJ Grothe, featuring Penn, Teller, Ray Hyman and Jamy Ian Swiss. They discussed some ethical issues involved in the conjuring arts and the impact of psychic entertainers. After lunch, …

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Jul 11 2009

TAM7 – Part 5

It’s Saturday morning in Las Vegas…do you know where your host is? I’m sitting in the ballroom, listening to Michael Shermer make a case for Libertarianism. He’s not done and I’m certainly not going to get into it now, but it’ll likely be part of the on-air review. I developed a bit of a sore …

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Jul 10 2009

TAM7 – Part 4

I’m going to continue blogging about the events, but I’m afraid you won’t be getting more detailed discussions about each event at this blog. I’m listening to the talks, taking some notes, meeting lots of people and, in order to enjoy myself, I’ll be giving a somewhat detailed account of the events at TAM on …

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Jul 10 2009

TAM7 – Part 3

We had a great time at the reception last night. I did get to meet James Randi and this long-awaited thrill was more than I’d anticipated as he recognized my name — something I wasn’t expecting. A few years ago, I wrote an essay for a website and not only did Randi read it, he …

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Jul 09 2009

TAM7 – Part 2

About 10 minutes into Joe Nickell’s workshop, we began to hear a disembodied voice. It was, though, immediately obvious to everyone that a technical malfunction had occurred and we were simply hearing the audio from the workshop in the next room (it helped that what we first heard was the voice of DJ Grothe thanking …

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Jul 09 2009

TAM7 – Part 1

I arrived around 7pm on Wednesday night but Beth was forced, by weather, to take a later flight, so I headed over to the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa and got us registered. I had a couple of hours to kill and I found myself at the Del Mar lounge in the hotel with …

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Jul 02 2009

TAM7 on the horizon

The Amaz!ng Meeting 7 starts in one week and I will, finally, be in attendance! My flight is scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas next Wednesday evening and while I haven’t tried to get myself invited to all the best parties, I’ve managed to book the key events and make preparations to try to make …

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May 28 2009

TAM7: Matt yes, Martin no

This year, it will be Matt Dillahunty representing Austin at the Amaz!ng Meeting 7 in Las Vegas in July. As someone who’s been doing the belt-tightening thing during the economic slump, I’m sad to be missing it this year. Unless AXP fans rally and throw cash at me to get there. (Though that’s not a …

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