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Dec 23 2013

The Adorably Stupid Icebreaker Game from the Godless Perverts Holiday Fun Time! Plus Next Social Club January 7; Next Story Hour February 1

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The Godless Perverts have posted a recap of our Holiday Fun Time festivities — including a complete reprint of our adorably stupid icebreaker game. Which means we’re definitely going to have to write a new one for next year.

The icebreaker game was a sort of human scavenger hunt. We passed out sheets with 25 characteristics: find someone who has not read The God Delusion; find someone who has kissed someone who is not on the gender binary, and liked it; someone who has a science- or atheism-themed tattoo, and so on. As a bribe/encouragement, whoever filled the most items on their paper got first pick from the big basket o’porn that Greta brought as prizes. We stole the idea from an icebreaker event they did at a Secular Student Alliance conference a few years ago: it was kind of ridiculously fun, and I’m really glad we did it. Enjoy!

BTW, the next Godless Perverts Social Club is happening on Tuesday, January 7. This is the casual, hanging-out social arm of the Godless Perverts empire. Community is one of the reasons we started Godless Perverts. There are few enough places to land when you decide that you’re an atheist; far fewer if you’re also LGBT, queer, kinky, poly, trans, or are just interested in sexuality. And the sex-positive/ alt-sex/ whatever- you- want- to- call- it community isn’t always the most welcoming place for non-believers. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at Wicked Grounds, San Francisco’s renowned BDSM-themed coffee house, for an evening of conversation and socializing. All orientations, genders, and kinks (or lack thereof) are welcome.

Wicked Grounds is at 289 8th Street in San Francisco, near the Civic Center BART station. There’s no admission, but we ask that you buy food and drink at the counter, or make a donation to the venue. Wicked Grounds has yummy food and drink options ranging from full dinners to coffee and tea, with lots of snacks and baked goods and other light nosh in between, and some of the best milkshakes in the city.

And save the date for February! On Saturday, February 1, 2014, the Godless Perverts Story Hour returns to San Francisco — livestreamed as part of the Freethought Blogs Con online conference! This reading/ performance event will feature Juba Kalamka, Dana Fredsti, Virgie Tovar, Simon Sheppard, Kate Sirls, and hosts David Fitzgerald and me me me! The format’s going to be a little different from our usual story hours — we just have a two-hour time slot for the online conference, so we’ll have seven performers in a row… followed by a Q&A with all seven, taking questions from both the online and the live audiences. It’ll be at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St. in San Francisco (near Civic Center BART). Festivities start at 7:00 pm ***SHARP*** (again, this is being livestreamed as part of the online conference, so none of this “we’ll wait for stragglers to come in and actually start at 7:10″ nonsense, if you’re not there by 7:00, you’ll miss the start of the show). $10-20 sliding scale donation; no-one turned away for lack of funds; benefit for the Center for Sex and Culture.

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