This time next week, I will be done with my last panel of the day and ready to collapse. Instead, I expect I’ll be going to a party. And then another party for my old roommate’s solo CD launch. (Go, Scott!) It’s a good thing I have a week of vacation to prepare for this.
Want to find me at CONvergence? Here are the places I’m committed to being.
Friday, July 2
9:30 a.m. Science and the Internet
Exploring the sources for scientific information online. Where can you find real scientific information and where will you find bad research, bad data and bad findings?
Greg Laden, PZ Myers, G. David Nordley, Stephanie Zvan
2:00 p.m. Reading, Vista Suite (22nd floor)
3:30 p.m. Bulls**t Detection Kit: Why Pseudo-Science Doesn’t Deliver
Exploring pseudo science and why it is highly improbable. It is called pseudo science for a reason.
Ted Meissner (mod), David Walbridge, Greg Laden, Steve Thoms, Bug Girl, Stephanie Zvan, Lois Schadewald
8:30 p.m. Physics or Fantasy?
Perpetual motion machines, cold fusion, free energy and other fake science stories. Where do they come from and what does physics really allow?
Jennifer Ouellette, Pamela Gay, Stephanie Zvan, Lois Schadewald
After that, expect to find me at the Skepchick party, then at Scott Keever’s CD release party, assuming I haven’t spontaneously converted to a puddle of goo from spending that much time on stage in one day. Yes, that’s just one day.
Saturday, July 3
12:30 p.m. Science and the Media
Ways in which scientific findings are reported and distorted by the media.
Bridget Landry, Rachel Maccabee, Stephanie Zvan, Greg Laden
There are, of course, more parties that evening.
Sunday, July 4
12:30 p.m. Smart vs. Intelligent
You don’t have to be a genius to think critically.
Ted Meissner (mod), Maria Walters, Stephanie Zvan, Amy Davis Roth, Debbie Goddard, Pamela Gay
Also on Sunday, another old roommate, Anna Waltz, is reading at 11:00 a.m., and another member of my writers group, Dana Baird, is reading at 3:30 p.m., both in the Vista Suite.
Throughout the weekend, there’s plenty of other great programming too, with more Skepchickcon, a bunch of Doctor Who programming, and this year’s theme: villains. Put together the rest of your schedule here.