Skepticon 5 open thread.

Ok, I’m in Springfield, MO for Skepticon 5!  :)  This means rehearsing my talk for Friday night and running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  Sadly, I’ll be pretty scarce the next couple of days.  :(

So here’s an open thread to talk amongst yourselves about whatever you wish.  If you’re planning on making it to Skepticon 5 this weekend, now would be a good place to squee til your heart’s content.  :)

Will any of you be making it into town tonight?

FAITH: Jesus is not the answer to this question.
PERSONAL: Cancer sucks.
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.

  • BradC

    I’ll be making an early morning drive from St. Louis tomorrow, hopefully in time to catch your 10am workshop session.
    Or maybe I’ll attend Stephanie’s “Ethical Rationality” session instead, hmmm…

  • Jake

    My wife is in charge of the volunteers and I’m running the merch table. We’ll be there in the morning. Stop by and say hello!

  • OmniZ

    I’m here now and trying to figure out what to do with myself…

    • JT Eberhard

      Where are you at? I’m about to go get a haircut if you want to keep me company. :P

  • neatospiderplant

    Hubby and I are on our way! Crossed the state line to Indiana a couple minutes ago. We’re only going as far as effingham IL tonight. We’ll aim to get back on the road by 4am to make it to SK5 by 10, but we’ll see how that goes.

  • Bill

    Another early-morning driver from St. Louis here.

    One thing I regret is that I missed Skepticon 1 because I didn’t know about it. I’ve been to all the others.

  • OmniZ

    JT: oh shit, that would have been awesome. I’m at the McDonalds a few blocks away from the University Plaza. Am I too late?

    • JT Eberhard

      The one over on Glenstone?
      Sure, just swing by the hotel. Room 412. I’ll hang out.

  • Wren

    My husband and I just got in. We’re staying at the Double Tree right off I44.

  • OmniZ

    Holy fucking nerf gun war!!! That was epic.

  • commodorewolf


  • neatospiderplant

    Congratulations. Can we have an engagement party for you guys sometime this weekend?

  • commodorewolf

    We should do it at the ftb party regardless.

  • Wren

    Congrats JT and Michaelyn!