Quick Unconventional #AtheistCon Update For Today

I had someone comment about the Fringe events – they are listed here on the official site and I mentioned a whole bunch of them here as well.

Early morning update! Sent from the Convention itself about today:

Earlybird registration will open at 2:00pm tomorrow for anyone keen to beat the queues. Drinks and canapés will kick off at 6:15pm.

‘Check-in’ on Facebook via the official Facebook page on your smartphone or tablet device.

Limited tickets still available and can be purchased at the Information Desk (cash only).

Tune into ABC News Breakfast at 7:40am tomorrow for an interview with Eugenie Scott - WHICH MEANS IN EXACTLY TEN MINUTES FROM MY POSTING THIS! Now I have to run upstairs and turn on the radio while eating cornflakes.

Catch Dan Barker & Annie Laurie Gaylor on The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine at 11:00am on 774 ABC Radio Melbourne.
And finally, check out our cover story in the Melbourne City Weekly! Well done to Jason Ball, Shelley Segal and Leslie Cannold!

Oh, and Richard Dawkins is on http://tenbreakfast.com.au this morning too.

Right. Cornflakes time. Later today, the FreeThought University Alliance get-together ["Please note the event is at the Melbourne EXHIBITION Centre (next to Melbourne Convention Centre). Suite 1, Level 5. Registration from 11:30am, Lunch from 12:00noon."] and you might see me about with Lawrence Leung.

I’ll get to say hi to Chris Stedman in person! I’ll be wearing the Jewel Box Nebula, with my dress. No, that’s not me in the picture – tights aren’t pants.

Then it’s the opening night… catch you from the stage!

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • http://sciencenotes.wordpress.com/ Markita Lynda—it’s Spring after the Winter that wasn’t

    Party hearty, take lots of notes, get out and see the sights: you can blog later.

  • FossilFishy

    I suspect you might be referring to me here Kylie. I hope you didn’t take my comment as any kind of criticism of you or any of the other organisers of the GAC. It was intended to be more a “Welp, I’m an idiot.” sort of thing.

    You see, I live near Myrtleford, just a short train/bus ride to Melbourne. When the GAC was announced after squeeing I looked at the price structure for it, realised that I wasn’t going to be able to afford it, and deliberately avoided looking any further.

    I’m also going to use the excuse that over the last week or so when the advertising has been ramping up I’ve been arguing online with someone who has a great deal more philosophical knowledge than I do about whether numbers are purely conceptual. It’s been taking up all of my very limited brain power and even more of my limited internet time. So, uh, I didn’t notice all the fringe events because, er, I was thinking too hard, or something…uhm…yes, well, let’s just move along shall we? [Please see the above statement starting with "Welp".]

    As mitigation for the aforementioned idiocy I’d like to make an offer: If anyone is heading into the wilds of rural Victoria after the conference and they would like a free place to stay my wife, 4 year old daughter and I would be willing to put them up. We’re in a big, old farm house with lots of bedrooms. Contact me at coelecanth28 at the almighty goshgollygee mail dot you know what.