Apostacon early registration now available.

Not joking or embellishing: Apostacon is the type of conference I (and I’m pretty sure every other organizer) always dreamed of running.  It’s taking place at a hotel with massive indoor water park, including a four-story water slide.  Tickets to said water park will be included in the cost of a hotel room, which the organizers have arranged for attendees at a reduced rate.  There will be a costume ball.  There is a pirate-themed restaurant on site! Info on all that shiz is right here.

Seriously, for all my irreverent organizing back in the day, how did I never think of any of this?

And holy crap, there will also be great speakers.  They will have Seth Andrews (the Thinking Atheist, and all around awesome guy), Jamila Bey, Matt Dillahunty, Dan Barker, Amanda Knief, Teresa MacBain, Dale McGowan, Aron Ra, David Silverman, Katherine Stewart, and more!  They’ve even invited me there to be a lukewarm-up act for the superstars.  They’ll also have Chris Stedman, but no event is perfect.  How does the song go?  “One of these things is not like the others…”

The event is being put on by the Omaha Coalition of Reason and will take place September 20-22 in Omaha, and they have a variety of different ticket packages.  With early-bird pricing, tickets go as low as $30 for students up to $150 for all the bells and whistles.  Wish a line up like this and a venue this fun, I’d say that’s a bargain.  Check it out.  :)

And if you have some spare bucks and want to go above and beyond to help them put on this event, you should consider becoming a sponsor for it.  :)

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.

  • http://skepticfreethought.com/tokenchristian Jaime Wise

    I found myself wishing they had one of these in my area, then that lead to a question: In your opinion, and considering that a large part of the target audience is people who left religion (and most likely were wounded by it) would it be insensitive/inappropriate for someone who is religious to attend?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Not at all. I’d say you’d be encouraged. :)

      • http://skepticfreethought.com/tokenchristian/ Jaime Wise

        Yay! Now I just have to figure out how to be in two places at once…

  • b00ger

    I just recently moved to Omaha. This is fucking awesome, as I was not able to attend Skepticon last year due to the whole new job with no vacation built up yet. It is as if some higher power has put me on this path.

  • neatospiderplant

    That sounds like so much fun!

  • iknklast

    It’s already on my calendar! I have really enjoyed having the Midwest Freethought Conference in Omaha the last three years; makes me feel there is hope for my part of the world. (And, when they come so close to home, my husband, who doesn’t like to travel, will come with me).

  • Matt Dillahunty

    Shhhh… I’m going to do an updated, revised version of the magic/mentalism show/lecture that I did at North Texas.

  • RenDP

    Just got my tickets/room reservation, yay! Now if I only knew if I’m flying out of Indianapolis or Seattle, LOL.