Live-Blogging Ladies’ Comic Book Club Panel At #SwanCon

Ladies' Comic Book Club

The Ladies' Comic book club started when friends began when a visit by one of three originators to Melbourne to a pre-existing club, which led to the creation of the one in Perth. Violet couldn't be here today, but she is the one responsible for most of the photo graphics, the events and everything. Billie is also an artist too, which is useful for an illustrator's perspective.It's been two months open, but the club has been running since December, where they thought of the image and the … [Read more...]

#ReclaimAustralia’s Twitter Account Goes Wild, Hilarity Ensues

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It's not easy being Jeremy.Someone hands you the keys to the social media account of Reclaim Australia (ReclaimAus) on Twitter, on the morning of the Big National Rally!That's the same Big National Rally that the Atheist Foundation of Australia has responded to with A Cold Day In Hell for Reclaim Australia:  This is a protest coordinated by Christian groups. The “Rise Up Australia Party” is the political arm of the “Catch the Fire Ministries” known for their extreme and offe … [Read more...]

Round-Up Of Press On Robin Ince’s Forthcoming Australian Tour

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It's taken a lot of work (it's not as easy as saying "hey look! science-y stuff! Put in your paper, pls?", in case you wondered) - but personally I'm really happy with how press has done on the forthcoming tour! Check out the links and the quotes: The Australian newspaper, Arts section, today: One message of the Happiness Through Science show is that we should value the incredible benefits that science has brought our lives. He finds it curious that he spends much time arguing this point — on th … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Melbourne Review (AKA From Up The Gods Without God)

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Yo all,Great gig. I was holding onto bannisters for much of it and even now my head is a little spinny due to the meds I was on (do not mix food poisoning and travel ever again - I've just extended my hotel stay here due to the thought of '...I can't pack and move, I'll be lucky to walk down the street and see a quiet movie for the rest of the day'), but it went damned well.Before the show - Embiggen Books get-together. People, you must go there. It is fantastic. And for a get-together … [Read more...]

Because, Ultimately, Everything Wrong Is Due To Atheists From Divorced Families

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This is a big reason why atheism is never boring (let alone the fact that people can't even DECIDE on what "atheism" means and just how much it overlaps with skepticism, or what atheists should be doing, and why and how, and so on and so forth) - it's not boring because of what other people will say about it."He was taught to believe in nothing and ended up a fanatical believer in something very bad. His life is a warning of the inevitable trajectory of the West's cultural nihilism." - Mi … [Read more...]

ATHEIST / SKEPTIC EVENTS – Perth, Melbourne, Bookclubs, Podcasts, Oh My…

Yes, you are absolutely right, Digital Cuttlefish - I don't do much for any atheist / skeptical cause. Not much at all. Gosh, it's amazing how little effort I put in for atheism and skepticism. I don't even have time to blog about it. So shush. :pEnough of that, false modesty can be damned - as I'm now operating on very little sleep and with even more nightmares about "NO! THE LISTING IS FOR SEYMOR CENTRE ON THE 25TH APRIL, NOT STOREY HALL ON THE 18TH!!" than usual. And I'm hosting another li … [Read more...]

Australia And Friday 13th – A Skeptical Viewpoint

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As someone who considers themselves skeptically-minded (and yet still occasionally indulges in superstitious behaviour, as detailed in my TEDxPerth talk), it's understandable why Friday 13th still strikes a note of discord in the average Australian, despite a franchise of twelve movies. Hopefully they'll never make a thirteenth... not because I'm superstitious, but because the movies kind of suck.Essentially, people like patterns. We like patterns because we like to have a sense of control … [Read more...]

Bondi Hipsters – Soul Mates “Cavemen Arguing About Religion”

The people behind this have a regular series on ABC1, called Soul Mates - a few of their videos are on YouTube. This one amused me: … [Read more...]

Robin Ince Australia Tour Video

And now here's the one for Robin Ince!Thanks to Trent Burton of http://www.trunkman.co.uk and Alan Melikdjanian of http://www.amelik.com in the filming and production of this video - and Robin Ince, of course!More details and links to tickets at http://atheistfoundation.org.au/robinince8pm Thursday 9 April | Perth | Astor Theatre 8pm Saturday 11 April | Adelaide | Dunstan Playhouse 8pm Tuesday 14 April | Canberra | ANU Arts Centre 8pm Saturday 18 April | Melbourne | Storey … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Australia Tour Video

All about the videos recently - here's a new one for the forthcoming AFA Unholy Trinity tour: … [Read more...]

Kinda Thinky – Now You Can Watch Online!

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All hail online content! When you can't make an event, it is such a great thing to be able to catch up in your own time - and that's what the Kinda Thinky show has done with their first season of live shows!You can support the podcast that got the interview with the Kinda Thinky gang over at my Patreon account.Here's the details of the interview, featured on Tokenskeptic.org:In this episode, I'm talking to Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant of Kinda Thinky.It's a live show from … [Read more...]


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