Good news, everyone! Our application has been approved, and that means that FtB will be sponsoring a party room at Convergence on 2-5 July. We’re going to do the typical things one does at a nerd party: we’re planning on a table for games, we’ll have healthy fresh fruit and unhealthy quantities of liquor available, and inspired by those clever people at Skepchick who did this last year, we’re going to have some afternoon salons in which we discuss deep sciencey things.
We’ve already got one salon semi-arranged: Jeremy Messersmith and I are going to have a conversation about biology and music with attendees. You can suggest other subjects you’d like to talk about, we’re still in the planning stages. There will be a swarm of FtB bloggers there, doing menial work and providing enlightened conversation, so we’ve got a fairly deep pool of talent to draw on. Miri has already expressed an interest, and Ashley gives good conversation so I might lean on her a bit, but your ideas are also welcome.