A little background info here.
A guy opened a 2nd magic shop in Colon, MI called FAB Magic. FAB held a number of events during Abbott’s Magic Get-Together this year, including some magic contests. FYI, there is a lot of heated feelings going around about FAB Magic and there are many who have the opinion that FAB is there to steal Abbott’s thunder, but that is a completely different issue. I bring it up because the controversy is relevant to what recently happened to me.
Anyways, a rumor started circulating around the convention that the guy who won the close-up contest was promised some sort of a prize for taking 1st place, but was never paid said prize. I did not start this rumor, I just heard it.
I belong to The Magic Cafe Forums. On that board, I started this thread asking what was going on with that rumor. FAB magic’s response is also there, and for me, it cleared up what I had heard.
A few days later, I got the following in a personal message from FAB (Names and contact have been changed):
Granted, my posting in that thread may have been curt, but I feel I asked a fair question there, and FAB Magic answered it.
What I am wondering is if this guy really does have the legal right to sue me for asking about a rumor? After he cleared it up on that thread, I never gave it a 2nd thought, then WHAMMO, this theat comes in. So do you think this guy could really do anything?