FTBCon 2 round up

For those of you who weren’t able to watch the live panels this weekend, here are all those in which ACA members participated.

Beth Presswood and Martin Wagner joined in the “Artistic Secularism” panel, with Amy Davis Roth, Ryan Consell, Ashley Hamer, and Lauren Lane.

Jen Peeples and Russell Glasser did a parenting panel with Dale McGowan and Elyse Anders.

Russell and his son Ben, a three year veteran of Camp Quest, briefly dropped in on the Camp Quest panel with David Diskin, before it was cut short by technical difficulties.

Russell was in a “Counter-Apologetics” panel, with Justin Schieber of Reasonable Doubts, and Dan Linford.

A few other panels you might enjoy checking out:

There are plenty more, so please check out the full schedule for many other great videos.

FTBCon 2 is almost here!

Last summer, we did an online virtual conference, featuring many excellent and well known atheist speakers giving YouTube lectures and presentations about topics you care about. Next week, we’re doing it again. From Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2, you’ll be hearing from these speakers:

  • PZ Myers
  • Stephanie Zvan
  • Brianne Bilyeu
  • Greta Christina
  • Lilandra Ra
  • Miri Mogilevsky
  • Richard Carrier
  • Jason Thibeault
  • Russell Glasser
  • Erin Bilyeu
  • Jodi Thibeault
  • Niki M
  • HJ Hornbeck
  • Chris Pederson
  • Benny S
  • Lux Pickel
  • Robert M. Price
  • Michael Davis
  • Charles Stross
  • Tomas Rawlings
  • Toren Atkinson
  • Rebecca Hensler
  • Andy Cheadle-Ford
  • Patty Guzikowski
  • Sarah Morehead
  • Teresa McBain
  • Kim Veal
  • Raina Rhoades
  • Noa Jones
  • Georgina Capetillo
  • Ken White
  • MA Melby
  • Chelsea DuFresne
  • Lauren Lane
  • Paul Fidalgo
  • Scott Lohman
  • Vyckie Garrison
  • Ania Bula
  • Jamila Bey
  • Heina Dadabhoy
  • Jen Peeples
  • Dale McGowan
  • Courtney Caldwell
  • Dan Linford
  • Justin Schieber
  • Kim Rippere
  • Edward Bartow
  • Curtis Penfold
  • Heather McNamara
  • Ian Cromwell
  • Autumn Nicole Bradley
  • Yau Man Chan
  • Michael Nam
  • Marissa Torres Langseth
  • Cindy Cooper
  • Shanon Nebo
  • Amy Davis Roth
  • Elyse Anders
  • Simon Keegans
  • Ryan Craig
  • Red Tani
  • Dan Fincke
  • Julia Galef
  • Jess Whittlestone

Go to FTBCon.org for full details. You can also check out the current schedule at Lanyrd.com. As far as ACA involvement goes…

  • Russell Glasser and Jen Peeples will be joined by Dale McGowan once again for a panel on Godless Parenting, along with Elyse Anders of Skepchick, Saturday at 11 AM.
  • Russell will also be doing a “Counter-Apologetics” panel with Justin Schieber and Dan Linford, of the “Reasonable Doubts” podcast, Sunday at 3:30 PM.

Open thread on FtBCon panel: God is Love? Relationships in a Godless World

Beth Presswood will be on the upcoming live broadcast in 25 minutes, 4 PM Central. She is joined by  Anti-Intellect, Jamila Bey, James Croft, Ania Bula and Miri Mogilevsky.

Panel page is here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cavadhvhrkg3vu01m1toris9j2c

Chat room continues to be here:

http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?server=irc.synirc.net&channel=%23pharyngula

Open thread on FtBCon panel: Evangelical Atheism

In a few hours I’ll be joined by radio veteran Jamila Bey and “Quiverfull” survivor Vyckie Garrison, to discuss being an “out” atheist an winning arguments with various types of people. Hope you’ll tune in.

I’ll also post open threads on this blog later today about Beth Presswood’s panel, “God is Love?” and the video game panels today and tomorrow that will be attended by me and Lynnea, respectively. See you there!

Here’s a quick outline of my section of the talk (subject to being abridged if there’s a lot of back-and forth conversation):

  1. Introductions
  2. Why should atheists evangelize?
  3. Does it even work?
  4. On “Playing to win”
  5. Approaching people you know, or: On being a dick
  6. Identifying your audience
  7. Sources of information

Vyckie Garrison will take on the REALLY hard stuff: how to talk to fundamentalists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oPtfKmyOZU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUkNBr7xIGu3v5JdxMX0sv4A

FTBCon schedule posted

It’s just three days away. Check here to see all the panels and speakers that you can “attend” for free!

For those looking to focus on people associated with The Atheist Experience and the ACA, here’s a quick summary:

  • Saturday 12:00pm: “Evangelical Atheism”, with Russell Glasser, Jamila Bey, and Vyckie Garrison
  • Saturday 10:00pm: “Video Games, Religion, and Morality”, with Tauriq Moosa, Avicenna, Ashley F. Miller, Brianne Bilyeu, Russell Glasser and Jason Thibeault
  • Saturday 4:00pm: “God is Love? Relationships in a Godless World” with Beth Presswood, “Anti-Intellect,” Jamila Bey, James Croft, Ania Bula and Miri Mogilevsky
  • Sunday 12:00pm: “Female Protagonists in Video Games” with Lynnea Glasser, Rebecca Watson, Ashley F. Miller, Brianne Bilyeu, Avicenna and Jason Thibeault

Please check out the Facebook page and website for more info!