Oct 22 2012

FtB Party!

One of the best of the godless skeptic conventions is Skepticon (also one of the cheapest, at a registration price of $0), and it turns out that a huge number of FtB bloggers will be there: me, Aron, Jen, Stephanie, Brianne, Matt, Richard, traitorous ex-FtBer JT, etc. So Ed Brayton has announced that there will be an official FreethoughtBlogs party on Saturday, 10 November, in the Farmers Gastropub, a most excellent venue.

Everyone is invited, even JT (although he will be expected to grovel and beg admission). I should warn you, though, that Skepticon has a sensibility to it: it’s marvelously synthetic, bringing together hard-nosed skepticism, fiercely open atheism, and humanist optimism in one great celebratory mish-mash. Assholes don’t fit in very well, so if you’re one of those, you might have to miss our big party.


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  1. 1
    Taslima Nasreen

    Minus me, huh?

  2. 2

    Taslima, will you be at Skepticon?? Wonderful!

  3. 3

    Minus me, huh?

    Does that make it safe, dull, ridiculous, or(/and?) an orgy?

  4. 4
    PZ Myers

    We would love it if you would come to Skepticon, Taslima!

  5. 5
    Erülóra Maikalambe

    I’ll be there (again). :)

    Hopefully they have my drink this time.

  6. 6

    I highly recommend Skepticon. I was able to attend the 3rd and had an amazing time. I even poured out some of my scotch for PZ. I was amazed at how approachable everyone was. I would love to be able to go this year, alas it is not in the cards.

    It was especially cool for me because a great deal of my family have been very involved with the Assemblies of God church. My grandmother was even a professor at one of their local colleges (CBC). It felt redeeming.

  7. 7

    Man, I wish I could go, but I’m in class.

    Some day.

  8. 8

    I should be able to get to this, being all of 30 or so miles away.

    Hopefully I can arrange a ride. No public transportation comes out this way(not even cable TV does), and I’d like to be able to drink without waiting so long after that I have to drive tired.

  9. 9
    blogofmyself, writer of papers

    Oh wow, that sounds awesome! Hey, and it’s the weekend right after my birthday. And registration is free. Maybe I’ll go as a birthday present to myself.
    *looks up location*
    Springfield, Missouri? Damn, that’s a lot of gas money. And I’d have to pay for a place to stay, and food while I’m there…
    Drink one for me, everyone. I’ll get myself to one of these things someday. I hope all of you who can make it will report back to the rest of us.

  10. 10

    :) :) :) :) :)

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