The godless are gathering

The family and I are about to head out to the 34th Annual National Conference of American Atheists — maybe we’ll see you there.

If you can’t make it, or you just don’t like mobs of amoral atheists, you can join a few of us squid-lovin’ science-worshipping Pharynguloids on Saturday night (here’s the facebook invitation). People will be meeting at:

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2008
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: The Local
Street: Nicollet Mall and 10th Street
City/Town: Minneapolis, MN

I’m going to try to make it, violating the tradition that these PharynguFests lack me, but I can’t make any promises — I’ve got other meeting stuff scheduled, and I might be late. You don’t need me to drink beer and have fun, anyway!


  1. Jason Failes says

    I’ve always wanted to drink with you fine ladies and fellows, so just idly mapquested the drive: 15 hours from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Whew. I will, I think, be having a drink in your honor at that time, but in a local pub.

  2. SteadyEddy says

    15 minute drive for me :) After attending the conference, I’ll be there, beer in hand.

  3. says

    And for anyone in Toronto, the skeptics are meeting for dinner at The Willow at 193 Danforth, 19:00. That’s east of Broadview subway station and on the south side of the street.

    “Our reserved space is in the back room: walk right through to the rear. Dress is informal. Everyone interested in skepticism, science and rationality is welcome. There is no agenda – apart from the partaking of food, drink and good conversation among skeptics.”

    The web site is

  4. Tukla in Iowa says

    I can only assume there will be a homosexual orgy and a baby-meat buffet. It’s atheists, after all.

  5. Dread Polack says

    Hm… I’m supposed to play D&D after the conference. Which is more tempting? It’s a toughy :)

  6. Jimmy Groove says

    I would come, but when I think about the kind of things that theists tend to do when they don’t approve of something, I think it is better for my health if I avoid large gatherings of atheists, at least while unarmed.

  7. says

    Brownian – we don’t stop drinking at 11:00. We stop paying at 11:00. That’s when we tell the Christians they can pray for us only if they buy us more beer.

  8. says

    Hmmm…I wish I had known sooner. I have a client in the Twin Cities. Oh well I’ll raise a glass here in the Cascades (If I’m feeling really ambitious I’ll make the trek down into Portland).


  9. says

    What is it about atheists and Minnesota. No offence PZ, but Minnesota is a craphole 8 months of the year. The atheists need to meet in Florida during those 8 months. That way, I can go!

  10. Dany says

    Atheism with opened skirt gathering wood. The kids pretty much on their own in the sand. The space here. Thinking of Earth thinkjing of single species protecting themselves from the Christian Jack and his ego. Atheists privileged to see the union of sky & earth because they live at the edge of Verb.
    An End to Romans, Hippocrats & Christians¡
    I’m atheist at first, too.

  11. Robin says

    I guess I don’t have an excuse for not being there, since I can see the place it’s happening in from my bedroom window.

  12. Nathan says

    Hey #15, you watch what you’re saying about my hometown!

    I emailed the U of MN Twin Cities atheist club, so hopefully some of the college students will show up.

    As for me, I’ll be there with my lady friend, beers in both hands.

    I’m looking forward to discussing PZ getting kicked out of Expelled, haha!

  13. LA says

    Pity Minicon isn’t downtown this year, or I imagine quite a few folks attending it would show up (still could, of course, just not as easily).

  14. Rick Schauer says

    I’m still getting dug out from all the f#$king snow here in Minnesota…see you there, even if I have to strap on the snowshoes!