This is a Skeptical Abyss news update. Breaking news.
The SA newsroom has just learned that Mr. X has pulled out of attending TAM2012. Our anonymous tipster has indicated that Mr. X feels that, due to the publicity he has received lately, he would not feel welcome at TAM and fears he would be harassed.
We are seeking comment from Mr. X.
Update. We received the following comment from Mr. X:
The recent events certainly influenced that decision. I just don’t want to risk it being an unpleasant affair or anything because of them. The other thing is TAM is expensive, but normally it’s worth it to me spending the money to go. This year the speaker lineup is not very impressive, so I hardly see much point in bothering to pay or to risk it.