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Tag Archive: dragon*con

Sep 05 2012

Sometimes the bad guys win

It was very refreshing for me to spend the weekend at the skeptic conference at Dragon*Con this weekend.  When you spend most of your time working in this movement online, it can lose a lot of its appeal.  In real life, most of the people I know who care about atheism and skepticism are really …

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Aug 30 2012

Dragon*Con! Friend me on the App!

I am packing for Dragon*Con as we speak and trying to finish (read: create) my speech for Saturday morning (10 AM, come see me).  Of course, I am up against the parade, so I might be speaking to an empty room. Regardless, I have the D*C app and if you do too, we should be …

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Jul 30 2012

Video Dragon*Con 2011: Do Be a Dick

This is the talk I gave at Dragon*Con last year, which was itself an expansion on the talk I gave at TAM9.  It’s about how to use emotions to your advantage when trying to promote a cause.  I talk about Prop 8, the importance of social justice in getting people to like atheists, and how …

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Oct 02 2011

Conferences

I had some success doing things at the SCA, I spoke at TAM, and I spoke at Dragon*Con, but I’m not sure how one turns a couple of successful speaking gigs into regularly being invited to speak at conferences. Thoughts?

Sep 06 2011

Do Be a Dick (sometimes): Emotions and Skeptics

We need to be thinking about how to use emotion, we need to recognize that we’re using it whether we intend to or not, and we need to recognize that there are different tactics and, most importantly, room for people who have different tactics.

Sep 03 2011

Going Back to School & Dragon*Con: I’m Speaking Monday at 1PM

And you can watch!  Here. I’ve had a craaaaazy couple of weeks here. The bizarre tale. I’ve been thinking about going back to school for a while – I browsed through different PhDs online for film or creative writing and I looked at law school, but the first two seemed impractical and as I didn’t …

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