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- Dustin Stinett
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Having been wrapped up in a home project (and will remain so) for several weeks, I have not been watching the Forum much, so I must say that I was surprised to see that there was no mention of the passing of Obie O'Brien here. Say what you will about him (and I can say plenty), but he did keep the FFFF going for decades, and that's quite a legacy. RIP Obie.
Obie was a great friend. I will miss him dearly. He was very helpful to me. He did so much for the world of magic. FFFF will always be my favorite convention ever. I met many of my magic friends there. Obie, I will never forget you. RIP, my friend!
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This is very sad news. My sincere sympathies to Obie's family and friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but the name "Obie O'Brien" has been a fixture and a legend in the magic community as far back as I can remember. I hope he is continuing to do what he loves and is "working the room" in the great magical beyond.
One thing I loved about Obie was that damn whistle, something he had imported from his sports career into FFFF. When he blew it, everyone came to attention as if General Patton had just yelled, "AHHHH--TENNN--SHUN!"