The Amaz!ng Meeting 2003

Electric Monk


These pages tell the story of my trip to The Amaz!ng Meeting 2003 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and of the activities surrounding the meeting itself. This event was hosted by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). If you have not found this site through the link in the JREF Forum, you can familiarize yourself with the work of the JREF, and The Amaz!ng Meeting the by visiting their website.

Each of the links below connect to portions of the narrative, with several full-sized pictures. I have broken things up into several pages to avoid having an individual page too large, but still include the pictures on the pages. If you would like to see the pictures without the narrative, there is a link at the bottom of this page which has all of the pictures as thumbnails with links to the full-sized pictures.

I would like to thank SkepticScott for rides from the hotel to the JREF, the Kennedy Space Center, and the Buehler Planetarium, for the equally important rides back, and for being an all-around nice guy. For their hard work in making the Amaz!ng Meeting a tremendous success and for their gracious presence thereat I also thank Randi, Linda Shallenberger, Hal Bidlack, Andrew Harter, Girl 6, Phil Plait, Michael Shermer, Jerry Andrus, and all of the other speakers and volunteers!

Photos With Narrative:

1. Journey to JREF and the Wednesday Discussion Group

2. Kennedy Space Center

a. Getting There

b. Rocket Garden

c. Early Spaceflight

d. Launch Complex 39

e. VAB and Landing Facility

f. Apollo/Saturn V Center

g. Shuttle Explorer

h. Astronaut Memorial Part 1

i. Astronaut Memorial Part 2 and Return to JREF

3. Thursday Night Internet Webcast

4. Friday - The Amaz!ng Meeting Begins

5. Buehler Planetarium and Observatory

6. Saturday - The Main Events

7. Columbia

8. The Meeting Resumes

9. Homeopathy and Men in Tights

10. Randi Entertains and Teaches

11. Randi's Rope Tricks and After-Hours Video Festival

12. Sunday - Reaching Out

13. Mystery Guest

14. Papers, Please - Part 1

15. Papers, Please - Part 2

16. The Journey Home

Photos And Captions Only - No Narrative