I will be in a live hangout with PZ in a few hours, at noon CDT. I’m just going to leave these links here:
I almost forgot to mention, my other blog The Asexual Agenda, is currently looking for contributors. We’re a group blog targeted at asexual-spectrum readers.
If that interests you even a little, please consider applying! There are details here, and the deadline is next Monday, June 5th. We don’t get that many applicants, so your chances are fairly decent.
Mandisa Thomas, president of Black Nonbelievers, is giving a talk this Sunday! If you live near Berkeley, California, please consider attending. Details below:
Fear of a Black Atheist: How Religion Has Crippled the Black Community
Sunday, January 29th, 6 pm
2040 VLSB at UC Berkeley.
If any readers attend, you can also say hi to me. I’m the tall Asian guy. If you live near Sacramento, she is giving the same talk on Thursday.
There is currently a legal defense fundraiser against Richard Carrier. I talked about Richard Carrier earlier, and how he’s using a lawsuit to silence several people and organizations. At that time, I mentioned a defense fund for Skepticon, but apparently those funds will only offset Skepticon’s costs. This new fundraiser is for the other defendants, including the FreeThought Blogs network. I donated.
FTB has added five new bloggers:
I’m really excited about the new group of people.
I believe the next round of new bloggers will be reviewed in mid-March, but don’t hold me to that.
I’m going on a blogging break until 2017. But I’ll still be around if you wanna chat in the comments.
Also, if you want to see more of what I’ve been writing lately, I have an ongoing series on The Asexual Agenda about tropes in ace webcomics.
I said back in October I would plug all the new bloggers on FTB, and then I forgot about it. And now I have remembered.
Note that FTB accepts applications for new bloggers, and reviews them quarterly. If you are interested in applying, the next review is on January 17. Please see this page for details on how to apply.
I had postponed posting these links because I wanted to give the new bloggers a chance to settle in, but one of the new bloggers (not linked) apparently never settled in. Sigh…
I volunteer for the Ace Community Census, an annual community survey. The survey is open anyone over the age of 13, both asexual and non-asexual people. The purpose of this survey is to measure various demographics of the asexual community in order to create an annually updated database of quantitative information which can be used for future asexual research.
The 2016 Ace Community Census is run by the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) Survey Team. If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, you can contact the AVEN survey team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also ask me directly, for a more informal response.
For answers to common questions about the survey, please see the FAQ here.
You may share this, but I’m going to specifically ask that PZ Myers not share it.