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Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby MaxNY » August 8th, 2011, 10:26 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/1 ... 99695.html

I heard a rumor that a Magician's convention was at the famous Philly Hotel a week before the Legionnaires were there...and that this disease was almost called "The Magician's Disease" Any truth to that?

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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby Max Maven » August 8th, 2011, 10:28 pm

It was the 1976 SAM national convention. Same hotel, but no one got sick -- hence, I don't think there was ever a push to name the mystery illness after magicians.

I know of one magic dealer who was contacted by the FBI, wanting to know more about this strange chemically treated "flash paper" material. (Apparently, this FBI agent had never worked bunco...)

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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby Dave Klaiber » August 9th, 2011, 8:46 am

I was at that convention along with my wife. We were checking out Sunday morning while some of the Legionnaires were checking in. In the first few weeks following the convention several magicians I heard were contacted by phone and asked if they had gotten sick or knew of anyone that had. I only knew of one that had some symptoms after but apparently it was not the Legionnaires disease.

While it was an excellent convention I'm sure most of the attendees were very worried after hearing about the disease. Fortunately for us, to my knowledge no magicians or family members were affected. It appears from later reports that the disease actually started after the Legionnaires began their convention and the magicians had left. A few days sooner and the name might have been The Magicians Disease....

Two interesting articles on the Legionnaires Disease and the downfall of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel:
http://www.philadelphia-reflections.com/blog/618.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/01/health/01docs.html

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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 9th, 2011, 11:57 am

I hope you all have a good time at MAGIC Live. :)
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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby DGNYC » May 27th, 2012, 3:06 pm

Was there...They were selling skywriting fluid which smokes on contact with air...someone (not I) poured some down the vent shaft...

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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby Don Hendrix » May 27th, 2012, 11:01 pm

The only "diseases" that I encountered at IMX were lack of sleep and Daortiz paralyzing stupefaction syndrome. Dr. Green was no help with either.

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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 27th, 2012, 11:11 pm

Yeah, Dani DaOrtiz kicked my butt around the block with his lecture. Damn he's good.
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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby Pete Biro » May 28th, 2012, 2:03 am

Good? Good? He's freakin' AMAZING... nobody I know is even close.
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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby mrgoat » May 28th, 2012, 5:13 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Yeah, Dani DaOrtiz kicked my butt around the block with his lecture. Damn he's good.


Hehe I know that feeling. At The Session, I was the spectator sat next to him on the table throughout. People were commenting afterwards about my "Oh jesus not again" reactions.

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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby Steve Bryant » May 28th, 2012, 9:02 am

And he is soooo funny, especially when imitating Lennart Green.

Here are a couple, but there are more:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIye-fQmuyE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwen5qD3BSA

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Re: Legionnaires disease hits Vegas

Postby erdnasephile » May 28th, 2012, 12:43 pm

^^This

ROFL! :D


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