A Preview of Our Coverage of The Amazing Meeting 2013

I’ve been sitting here trying to think of a clever or meaningful way to sum up my experiences at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas last week, and I simply can’t think of anything to do the experience justice. I certainly had an atypical experience compared to most — because I had a press pass for this blog, I had the pleasure of interviewing about a dozen speakers, each of whom was as nice and smart and interesting as could be.

We’ll be releasing the interviews one by one as Mikey finishes them up. We’re aiming to put out about two per week.

To kick it off, here is a trailer that he just finished cutting together to give you an idea of who you’ll be hearing from in the coming weeks:

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Liveblogging TAM2013: Magicians vs. Psychics Throwdown

Magicians vs. Psychics Panelists: Banachek, Mark Edward, Max Maven, James Randi and Jamy Ian Swiss Moderator: D.J. Grothe When I realized that the title of the talk was “Magicians vs. Psychics” instead of “Magicians vs Physics” (My brain is pretty tired) I was slightly disappointed, and then excited again. Interesting topic, interesting panel, should be [Read More…]

Liveblogging TAM2013: Sunday Morning Sessions

Last night’s keynote by James Randi was wonderful, the magic show was a blast, I lost spectacularly at poker to a guy who had a pamphlet that said “Texas Hold ‘Em For Beginners” sticking out of his breast pocket and proceeded to hang out at a bar with a magician. So, I guess what I’m [Read More…]

Liveblogging TAM2013: Saturday Morning Sessions

After Penn Jillette’s amazing doughnut and bacon party last night (Yes, I did eat two Krispy Kremes and about three pounds of bacon, thanks for asking) and some technical issues this morning, we’re back on track! As always, thanks to Michael Greiff for all of the great photos! You can follow him at Instagram at [Read More…]

Live Blogging TAM2013: Friday Afternoon Sessions

Skeptical Scope and Mission Panelists: Barbara Drescher, Daniel Loxton, Steven Novella and Jamy Ian Swiss Moderator: Sharon Hill The panel talked about the skeptical movement and community, and where skepticism is going. Is skepticism going to become an academic movement? It seems to be a complicated issue- it sparked a bit of debate. Apparently, the [Read More…]