From August 12-14 in Omaha, Nebraska there will be quite a gathering of entertaining heretics. This year’s Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference has really turned it up to eleven. If you register by August 5th you’ll only play $35 ($20 if you’re a student), and you’ll get to see the Friendly Atheist – Hemant Mehta, Greta Christina, Jen McCreight, Mr. Deity, Sam Singleton, Fred Edwords…
…and moi. Not sure how I managed to nudge my way in amongst that kind of top notch group, but I’ll take it.
I think the atheist movement is moving towards more charismatic (though still rigorously academic) speakers who can entertain as well as inform. This lineup is full of such people. When Greta pauses during one of her talks, you can hear a pin drop because everybody is holding their breath (and I’m scheduled to follow her. Joy.). Sam Singleton is widely known as somebody who holds the crowd, laughing uproariously, in the palm of his hand. And, of course, we all know Mr. Deity is a riot.
Anyway, I would love to see a bunch of you there. One of my evenings is already spoken for, but maybe the lot of us can come up with some way to take over the town some other night before, during, or after the conference. Perhaps we can slide off to do karaoke? Leave a comment and yell at me if you intend to be there.