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that so frequently punctuated his conver- sations so I think he liked the idea too. As the oldest contributor to Vanish Magazine I very often seem to receive the task of writing memorials and obituaries as magicians leave us. I am frequently amazed at how many years I have known these figures and participants in the magic scene. In my own mind I started to think of an idea that might be fresher and more meaningful in its approach to remembering Eugene. I did come up with one idea that seemed like a brain- 54 VANISH Magazine www.VanishMagazine.com storm. I decided to use the MAGIC LIVE convention to collect some personal memories about Eugene. My idea was to use the convention and Vanish to create a multi-voiced “Live Tribute.” I wanted to have everyone who wished to participate hand write a single sen- tence on an index card and then build them into the graphics on the article. My idea was to make it a really per- sonal memorial for a particular group of magicians at a specific location and time. It didn’t work out that way though. I arrived at the Orleans Hotel