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My Con Schedule 2011

 

The Orator - Magnus Zeller

I'm going to have a busy summer!

Secular Coalition for America's Summit in Washington DC from May 19-21.  I haven't been to DC since I was 13,  so this is exciting, and I've been invited as Future Leader and will get to talk strategy, which is also cool.  Still need to figure out travel plans, it's a bit far to drive, probably.

The Amaz!ng Meeting 9 in Las Vegas from July 14-17.  I've submitted a paper proposal that I was told was "pertinent and interesting", so fingers crossed there.  I still need a room.  And hopefully a roommate.  And a plane ticket.

Dragon*Con in Atlanta from September 2-5.  Travel and lodging are pretty easy, since I know people in Atlanta and it's not too much of a drive.  I need to get a ticket, but I'll be speaking!  So that's exciting!

If only traveling and registration wasn't so expensive… I'm going to be out probably $1500 between these three.  And that's assuming I can resist the myriad temptations to buy awesome crap at Dragon*Con.  Which I failed at the last time I spoke there, about my short film, and ended up dropping a couple hundred on a really awesome corset…  But then, when I went to Comic Con I didn't spend any money except to go to the San Diego Zoo (which was awesome).

Hey, I'm teaching myself to sew, maybe I should make a costume.  People are more likely to take you seriously in costume, right?

Comments

  1. DataJack says

    I look forward to seeing you at TAM9, it should be terrific (as always) and I hope to hear your talk, too.

    We are still deciding if we are going to Dragon*Con. We are doing SkepchiCon and NECSS this summer, as well, and I don’t know how I will get all that time off of work.

    Still, it’s going to be a great skeptical summer :)

  2. Tom Keane says

    DC is only going to be about a 10 hour drive from Columbia. It’s definitely do-able in a day. I drove from Athens to DC and back for the Rally to Restore Sanity. Plus, its a pretty drive.

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