Coming to an Alabama Near You

I’ve got my domo hat and I’m ready to get back on the road.  Where to this weekend?  Tuscaloosa to speak on the campus of the University of Alabama.  Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library Room 205 from 1:00 – 6:00pm I’ll be sharing the stage and answering questions with two of my heroes: high school phenom activists Duncan Henderson and Jessica Ahlquist.

I’m going to be giving a hybrid version of my talk Dear Christian with added focus on rebutting the moral argument.  I will also probably throw in some bitching about everything going on in Rhode Island for purely cathartic reasons.

The event is being put on by the Regional AAA (Alabama Atheists and Agnostics) / SECAA (Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance) Regional nontheist meetup.  Those guys in Alabama really know how to handle a diva like me.  My speaker page with the SSA (which seriously needs revision since it has a link to my old blog…I should probably do that) has my honorarium listed:

JT Eberhard charges an honorarium of one ziplock bag filled with red skittles – only red skittles!

I’m told they’ve prepared it.  I should start charging more.  Maybe a bag of blue peanut butter M&Ms?  Anyway, if you’re in the area, swing by and say hello and meet Duncan and Jessica.  They are a big part of the future of atheist activism.  I’d , better get my skittles now before they graduate, start getting more speaking gigs, and nobody wants me anymore.

While I’m in the airports today (and on my plane if it has wifi) I’ll probably be polishing up my Dominion game.  Look for JT Eberhard if you want to play with me.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • raymoscow

    I used to go to Tuscaloosa frequently on business.

    The best thing I can say about the place is that the food is pretty good. Enjoy!

  • Clifton Moore

    Bah, wish I had known about this earlier. I’m in the Huntsville area, a couple hours north of Tuscaloosa closer to the Tennessee state line, and I would definitely have made the drive down for this.

  • Michaelyn

    Blue m&ms are the best m&ms.

    • The Amazing Rando

      Green is vastly superior to blue. Green is the only M&M that has a sweet after taste. Green is also the only M&M that actually has some taste besides chocolate as it melts in your mouth. It’s also one of the few colors that doesn’t end up on your hands if you hold a handful of them. Sorry, green is better.

  • CompulsoryAccount7746

    I’m going to be giving a hybrid version of my talk Dear Christian

    Regarding “We do not choose our beliefs,” you may want to qualify that considering the people described in AronRa’s Long Boring Speech.
    (Part 1, 2, 3)

    Incidentally I can help if you have trouble making out any words (like Kirlian photography), I downloaded the videos and transcribed subtitles for use in VLC. I never knew how to contact Aron to possibly include them on youtube, and they’re too long to post here, but I can write what he says at a given moment.

    I’ll probably be polishing up my Dominion game.

    Ooh! A card game I haven’t heard of, thanks!

  • MathMike

    I need to work up a talk or two and join you. You can have all the red, I’ll have all the yellow & green!

  • Michael

    Roll Tide! Tuscaloosa is a wonderful town. wish i was there every day.

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM.

    Green skittles aren’t good enough for JT. Or is it that he’s not good enough for green skittles?