So that’s another no-show.
I know that DJ also didn’t appear at CSICON 2011, even though he was scheduled to present there.
DC in Detroit did a long, detailed post covering the whole conference, and she reports that he did not appear.
12pm-1.30pm: Houdini Seance
CFI has been doing a Houdini seance every Halloween for… well, I don’t know how long, but I’ve heard several of them on Point of Inquiry. Because of circumstances, two of the people scheduled to be involved in the seance, DJ Grothe and James Randi, were not in attendance. Therefore, someone got the great idea to just give Joe Nickell the mic and see what happened. Talk about people who enjoy storytelling!
Ray Hyman also performed a few “tricks” for us, and Massimo Polidoro gave a sort of book report on Houdini specifically.
After all that, Houdini had the audacity to not appear.
Joe Nickell wasn’t originally scheduled for that session, and Grothe was.
And I still know of other, similar items that are not public knowledge yet.
(It’s not very cool, this business of not turning up. It’s bait and switch. People decide to go to things based on who is going to be there. Emergencies obviously can’t be helped, but repeatedly not turning up – that’s not cool.)